The multitasking module consists of two sub test that challenge candidates on different parts of multitasking ability:
Visual Task Switching: The test consists of a series of cards and it is up to the candidate to determine whether the symbol on each card is the same, partially the same, or different from the previous card. The characteristics that a symbol can differ on, are on color or shape. The candidate has 60 seconds of time to get as many symbols correct as possible.
The test measures the effectiveness of the ‘executive control’ part of cognition using the visual working memory and rule activation.
Alphanumerical Task Switching: The alphanumerical task switching test challenges the flexibility of switching between two sets of rules. The test consists of the presenting a card with a letter and a number depicted on it. The card shows up either at the top or bottom of the screen and depending on the location of the card, another rule applies.
This test measures the effectiveness of the 'executive control' cognitive stages of ‘goal shifting’ and ‘rule activation’.