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Hire best-fit top talent using science-backed numerical recruitment tests. View plans


Our Pre-employment Numerical Reasoning Tests:

  • Measure arithmetic ability: ratios, percentages, fractions, decimals, currency, tables, and graphs
  • Measure reasoning skills: interpretation of relevant data from charts, graphs, tables
  • Measure speed versus accuracy
  • Ability tests with a long history of research and validation; reliability of alpha > .70
  • Designed, developed and scientifically validated by former SHL and IBM Kenexa Chartered Psychologists, Scientists and Psychometricians
  • Benchmarked scores based on large control groups for standardized and valid comparisons
  • Inclusive, fair, without bias
  • Include adjustments for disabilities
  • Include anti-cheating measures
  • User-friendly interface and easy to navigate
  • Fully compliant with current industry practices


Our Numerical Reasoning Tests for selection offer:

1Fast and Cost-effective Hiring Process

  • Automated numerical assessments streamline your recruitment process
    • save time by adding tests and inviting thousands of candidates in minutes
    • immediately access candidate results in one click
    • quickly and efficiently set threshold criteria to select best-fit candidates with the required numerical skills
    • reduce your workload with an easy-to-navigate software automating administrative tasks and decreasing time-to-hire
  • Less than £1 per candidate with our most popular package for the use of ALL tests

2High-Quality Hires

  • Our scientifically-proven numerical reasoning tests predict candidates’ performance against numerical problems in the workplace
  • Assess candidates’ numerical skills directly against the role in your industry
  • Candidates scoring higher in our numerical hiring tests have better reasoning abilities
  • Our thoroughly-researched numerical tests help selecting high-performers who stay longer

3Reduction of conscious and unconscious bias

  • Set flexible cut-offs to give all candidates an equal opportunity
  • Data-driven: select candidates based on objective numerical skills, not biases such as:
    • gender
    • ethnicity
    • race
    • sexual orientation
    • background
    • education
  • Our scientifically-tested assessments ensure compliance of your company’s recruitment process and are legally defensible
  • Ensure a more diverse and inclusive workforce

Numerical Tests Use Cases

Most suitable for:

  • Early-stage screening and initial evaluation, routine selection, and pre-interview shortlisting
  • High-volume recruitment and testing
  • Proactive hiring: creation of talent pools of pre-screened candidates

Target audience:

  • Early Careers (Graduates, Interns, Apprentices)
  • Professionals (Specialists, Managers)


  • Relevant for all sectors
  • In particular: Finance, Banking, Consulting, Sales, Engineering, IT, Marketing, Civil Service


  • Relevant for most roles, especially those involving handling of numerical data
  • Example roles: Financial Analyst, Mechanical Engineer, Consultant, Accountant, Data Analyst, Sales Analyst, Law Enforcement

Tips when using
Pre-Hire Numerical Tests

Get the most out of our Numerical Reasoning Tests for hiring:

  • At later stages of recruitment, accompany numerical tests with other candidate selection tools, such as:
  • Research shows using multiple assessment methods increases the validity of results significantly
  • This ensures fully-informed, objective hiring decisions

Shortlist best-fit candidates in 3 simple steps:

First Feature


Set up your assessment campaign in 4 fast and seamless steps.
First Feature

2 Assess candidates

Invite candidates to take tests on our accessible, easy-to-use platform.
First Feature

3 Select Candidates

Filter rank-ordered candidates fast to select your top talent.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I customize Assess Candidates numerical reasoning pre-employment tests for the role and my organization?

We gladly offer the option to customize our numerical reasoning assessments on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to discuss further details and for us to understand the specific roles and numerical focus areas.

How should I combine Assess Candidates pre-employment numerical assessments with other hiring tools?

Assess Candidates offers end-to-end assessments you may combine together depending on the recruited role. Our portal provides various pre-employment tests as well as game-based assessments and video interviews to paint well-rounded pictures of candidates. There is no limit to the number of different tests you can use in your campaign.

How do Assess Candidates ensure objectivity of pre-employment numerical reasoning tests?

It is our priority to design tests free of bias. We use science and experience to create pre-employment numerical tests that objectively assess candidates' numerical aptitude. All our tests also include functionalities for candidates who need extra time, have visual disabilities, and/or suffer from color blindness.

How effective are Assess Candidates pre-employment numerical tests in hiring?

Assess Candidates pre-hire numerical reasoning tests are ability tests with decades of research history and scientific validation, demonstrating their effectiveness. Our tests have undergone industry-standard design procedures and rigorous scientific reviews by former SHL and IBM Kenexa chartered psychometricians to ensure they accurately predict candidates’ numerical skills and their numerical performance in the workplace.

Where in my recruitment process should I use numerical reasoning tests?

Numerical reasoning tests are typically used during the early stages of the recruitment process in order to sift or screen candidates before the interview or assessment center stage. Numerical tests quickly and efficiently help you evaluate whether candidates have the necessary numerical skills for your role and help you shortlist only the most qualified to invite to the next stage of recruitment. They are particularly beneficial for graduate scheme recruitment to screen high volumes of applicants.

How difficult are Assess Candidates pre-hire numerical reasoning tests?

Numerical reasoning tests require mathematical skills at the level of a high-school graduate. The tests are timed, therefore the main difficulty for candidates is to balance time spent correctly resolving the math problem, and solving as many problems as possible within the time limit. The numerical questions focus on data interpretation (provided in various formats: tables, charts, text) and application of mathematical knowledge and logic to solve a problem.

How much do Assess Candidates numerical reasoning pre-employment tests cost?

All six standard numerical reasoning assessments are included in all Assess Candidates plans. Costs of bespoke tests are based on initial assessment of the scope of work and requirements. Please get in touch with our team to discuss pricing.

What do pre-employment numerical reasoning tests measure?

Pre-employment numerical tests measure candidates' numerical aptitude, including arithmetic skills and ability to accurately identify and interpret relevant numerical information. Candidates who score highly tend to solve numerical problems well in the workplace. They also perform better and stay longer.

What support does Assess Candidates offer in candidate assessment?

The Assess Candidates Support team is always here to help our clients. We offer technical support included in all our plans and a dedicated Client Relationship Manager for our ‘Unlimited Use 12-months’ and ‘Corporate’ plans.

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