Cognitive Ability Assessments2018-03-26T19:37:10+00:00

TMA Cognitive Ability Assessments

Measure the cognitive ability level of candidates quickly and objectively.

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TMA Cognitive Ability Assessments

Cognitive abilities are an important indicator of future job performance. Online cognitive ability assessments by TMA Method provide a good perspective of the intellectual level of the candidate. The results of the assessment are compared with standard groups on secondary and higher level.

Spatial Perception

The assessment “Spatial Perception” consists of 15 questions. In this assessment, a series of logical sequences is presented.
The candidate has to determine whether a figure logically belongs to the series.

Numerical Perception

The assessment “Numerical Perception” consists of 26 series of numbers that are arranged according to a numerical order. The candidate should determine that pattern by using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Sometimes two or more calculations can be used in the series at the same time. The series must be continued with one number. The candidate must select an answer to every question.
This assessment appeals to both the ‘fluid’ and ‘crystallized’ intelligence. The assessment has a predictive value for activities for which numerical understanding, abstract thinking and analytical skills are important.

Linguistic Perception

The assessment “Linguistic Perception” consists of 20 questions. In this assessment, the candidate will see a combination of two words that relate to each other according to a certain logical pattern.
This is what we call language analogies. Under language analogies, we mean the ability of the candidate to really understand his language. Recognizing analogies under time pressure is an indicator for a high logical language understanding. Knowledge plays an important role in this assessment, but since the difficulty of the given words is kept at a relatively simple level, even the candidates with a smaller vocabulary are able to see the logical sequence and to find the right answer. This assessment has a predictive value particularly for activities where abstract thinking and analytical problem solving are important.

Technical Perception

The assessment “Technical Perception” consists of 15 questions and measures to what extent the candidate is able to solve technical or physical problems under time pressure. This assessment is specifically designed for technical functions.

Calculating ability

The assessment ‘Calculating ability’ consists of 39 math problems with five alternative answers. The problems include addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Speed is of great importance in this assessment. The math problems begin relatively easy and increase in difficulty. First of all, the assessment measures mathematical relations, on the one hand, and the ability to deal with numbers, on the other hand. This assessment is especially important for functions that involve working with numbers. The emphasis is then placed on accuracy.


The assessment ‘Control’ consists of 100 pairs of random combinations of letters and numbers (LSDDPASD – LSDPPASD). The candidate must indicate whether the combinations before and after the dash are the same. Candidates have 4 minutes to conduct the assessment. Apart from the speed measuring, the assessment also measures accuracy, and especially the precision of work under time pressure.

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Manon Jansen, MSc
Manon Jansen, MScBusiness Developer / Psychologist at TMA