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Available languages:
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Polish

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Test type:


Cognitive ability

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Administration time:

9 minutes

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Difficulty level:


Intermediate

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Number of questions:


12 questions per test, 97 in the test bank

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Scoring benchmarks

Benchmarks are available for various education levels (ranging from some high school education to Master’s degree or higher), business functions (from administrative to software development), and seniority levels (junior to senior).

Psychometric properties of the Problem Solving test

The metrics reported below are based on a sample size (N) of at least 1,000 candidates unless indicated otherwise.

Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha coefficient = .72

Face validity: Candidates rated this test as accurately measuring their skills (average score of 3.88 out of 5.00).

Criterion-related validity: Candidates with higher scores on this test received higher average ratings from the hiring team during the selection process (r = .30).

For an in-depth look at interpreting test results, please take a look at our Science series articles:

How to interpret test fact sheets (part 1): Reliability

How to interpret test fact sheets (part 2): Validity

For an explanation of the various terms, please refer to our Science glossary.

Use these tests with the Problem Solving test

We believe that multi-measure testing is essential in a holistic hiring process because it examines the candidate as a whole, including technical skills, soft skills, and personality. Below are some tests we recommend using alongside the Problem Solving test.

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Motivation

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15 min

Big 5 (OCEAN)

This Big 5 (OCEAN) personality test follows the Five-Factor Model, an empirical-based theory in psychology that evaluates five overarching dimensions of personality: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability.
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