Critical Reasoning 

  • Computer Adaptive Testing
  • Predict job performance
  • Instant online results
  • Benchmark against others

Critical thinking is the ability to apply clear and reasoned thinking to solving problems. Critical thinking is a major facet of general cognitive ability, the strongest overall predictor of job performance. As a result, critical thinking tests are powerful predictors of performance at work, especially in combination with other aptitude tests.

The C-ARA measures critical thinking, the ability to apply clear and reasoned thinking to solving problems. The C-ARA presents candidates with logical premises, requiring candidates to evaluate the soundness of specific conclusions deduced from those logical premises.

The Critical Adaptive Reasoning Assessment (C-ARA) is the latest development in aptitude testing technology. The C-ARA uses computer adaptive testing to increase accuracy, reduce administration time and improve candidate experience. The C-ARA’s adaptive testing technology tailors question difficulties to the candidate’s performance, honing in on the candidates level of ability. Candidates are never bored by easy questions, or stressed out by overly difficult questions. Instead, every candidate’s test is challenging and engaging, but not overwhelming.

The C-ARA consists of 16 questions and takes around 10 minutes to complete, with a maximum time limit of 40 seconds per question.

The C-ARA’s adaptive testing protocol enables its use at every level of recruitment. Because the C-ARA’s question bank contains hundreds of questions of varying difficulty, candidates at every ability level can be tested, from entry level staff to senior managers.

Critical Adaptive Reasoning Assessment (C-ARA) Quick Facts

  • Assess critical thinking ability.
  • Adaptive question banks guard against cheating.
  • Objective measurement free of gender or culture bias.
  • Reduces the chance of bad hires.
  • Instant results emailed to you.
  • Predict future job performance.

Time Limit: 11 mins
Questions: 16
Format: Adaptive Online Test
Levels: All Job Levels