Cognitive Ability


Harver helps companies evaluate applicants on key competencies important for the job. Harver’s Cognitive Ability tests assesses your ability to learn, apply new knowledge, and solve problems, which can also be referred to as general intelligence and is found to relate to job performance. You might go through one or multiple of the subtests and together they evaluate a person’s crystallized intelligence (learned knowledge), fluid intelligence (ability to apply knowledge to novel situations), and speed and accuracy to allow a holistic understanding of a person’s cognitive abilities. 

Each assessment you go through have been found to help measure key aspects important to the job. It’s important to note that your assessment results will be reviewed in combination with multiple sources of information submitted in your application, and serve as only one data point to help companies better understand your potential fit for the job.

The results from the cognitive ability tests are shown on a norm referenced scale from 0-100% where 50% is the average score and most people score between 30-70%. That said, you will receive a score between 0-100% depending on how many questions you got correct.

If you have any questions about your test results or application process you can reach out to the point of contact at the company you are applying to.

Below you can find each cognitive ability test and what it measures: 

Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning assessment works as a predictor of success in jobs with complex problem-solving and decision-making characteristics. It measures the ability to recognize patterns, make visual comparisons, detect abnormalities and observe relevant details in figures.

Verbal Reasoning

Harver’s Verbal Reasoning test has predictive value for activities involving verbal insight, abstract thinking and analytical problem-solving. This assessment measures the ability to discover connections or relationships between a number of verbal concepts.

Perceptual Speed and Accuracy

The Perceptual Speed and Accuracy test acts as a predictor of success in jobs that require the ordering, sorting and verifying of information in any way. This measures how well candidates can work efficiently on relatively unknown tasks under pressure.

Numerical Reasoning

By evaluating the ability to discover and recognize systems in numerical sequences, the Numerical Reasoning assessment predicts performance for jobs that require numerical insight, abstract thinking and analytical problem-solving.

Spatial Ability

Spatial Ability assessment measures how well a candidate is able to visualize and manipulate shapes. This helps predict performance for jobs that require good spatial orientation. Spatial ability is also linked to strategic thinking because it reveals how individual parts make a whole and therefore enables seeing the bigger picture.

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