The BrainGame module consists of three sub tests. Each measuring a unique part of general mental ability.
Cognitive Spatial Ability:
The cognitive spatial ability test or ‘Path Finding’ involves candidates having to tell which one of five simple figures can be detected in the more complex pattern. The applicant has 40 seconds of time to answer a single Path Finding-item.
Path finding measures the efficiency of the operation of the visuo-spatial and executive components of working memory.
The numerical reasoning test or ‘Crack the Code’ uses series of numbers that represent numerical sequences that have a logic based on arithmetic. The applicant sees an initial sequence from which a rule needs to be deducted. The candidate will then have to select the next number that follows the logical rule and choose an answer from five options. The applicant has 40 seconds of time to answer a single Crack the Code-item.
Numerical reasoning measures inductive reasoning, the efficiency of working memory and the ability to detect relations, discover periodicity, complete pattern descriptions and extrapolate numerical information.
The logical reasoning test or ‘Puzzle’ is a logical reasoning task. Each item depicts an abstract pattern in a matrix. Candidates have to identify the missing segment that would correctly complete the matrix. The applicant has 40 seconds to answer a single Puzzle-item. As the test progresses, the rules become more complex and finding the solution more difficult.
The Puzzle game measures the ability to reason logically and the ability to perceive new relationships and patterns quickly.