TThe CCAT Test is an aptitude test taken during the recruiting process and measures various skills:
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After you take the exam you will be given your raw score – the number of questions answered correctly on the test.
This result is also be given as a percentile as compared to the others who took the exam.
Furthermore, your score will additionally be divided according to the different topics covered in the exam, again: math and logic, verbal ability, and spatial reasoning, so that employers can see your strong points and weak points.
Prior to this, however, employers will have already set a score range that is applicable for each available position and therefore will decide if you are an appropriate candidate based on your results with those being unable to meet the minimum score either as a whole or on a specific section of the test.
In light of this, you should always make sure to give focus or study a lot on the section/s that are more likely to be more valuable over the others for the role that you are aiming for like verbal questions for customer service/writing positions while math and logic for positions that need to perform calculations regularly while on the job.
1 Plan your time – No matter how optimistic you can be, you, as well as most of the other candidates, may not be able to answer all 50 of the questions. Focus on the questions that you know and understand, and don’t waste your time on questions that you are sure you don’t know.
2 Focus on the subjects that you know – With three sub-categories, it’s safe to say that one or two will be easier for you. Focus on these! If you’re a math whiz, don’t get stuck on the verbal questions, if verbal is your forte then don’t linger too much on the math questions. Make sure to answer as many questions as possible in the sections that you are more comfortable.
3 Guess – This may be an odd tip for test-taking but there is truly no harm in answering a question wrong on the CCAT, even if that mistake was just due to a guess or an educated guess. If you find yourself stuck on a certain question or question type, remember, there are 50 other questions that may be easier for you to answer, which in turn can guarantee you more points than lingering on a tough question. If you’re not sure of the answer, guess and move on.
Criteria – Test Administrator
Criteria was founded in 2006 and creates and provides assessments for potential employees in over 18 countries throughout the world. The CCAT is one of the various aptitude tests that Criteria offers.
In addition to various pre-employment tests, Criteria’s main product is HireSelect, a software program that aids in the hiring process using many of its assessments.
Last Thoughts Before the Exam
The CCAT is a popular pre-employment aptitude test used today by numerous companies to screen potential employees early on in the hiring process to save on time and resources by making sure that those who don’t meet the minimum score are weeded out immediately.
Its results are often accurate and tell more than other factors like your interview performance or how good your education is.
This is because none of these can show how the applicant or candidate can perform while under pressure given how many questions they have to answer in such a short period of time. As a result, it is important to be prepared for the exam, to take practice tests in advance and study the question types and formats. Good luck!