PI Cognitive Assessment: Sample Questions, Practice Tests and Guide

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What is the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment Test?

The PI Cognitive Assessment (known as the Predictive Index Learning Indicator) is a cognitive ability assessment test. The Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment test measures your general intelligence under pressure, so you will need to think critically and quickly.

The PI Cognitive Assessment consists of three main areas:

Numerical ReasoningVerbal ReasoningAbstract Reasoning
Word ProblemsAnalogiesSpatial Awareness
Lowest ValuesAntonymsInductive Reasoning
Number SeriesFormal LogicNon-Verbal Analogies

 

If you’ve been asked to take a Predictive Index test, you need to be well-acquainted with these areas. Prepterminal’s Rapid Predictive Index Prep Course covers every section of the test with detailed guides and full-length practice tests so you can take on the real thing fully equipped to achieve a very good test result.

Predictive Index Assessment: Course Content

*Note: Prepterminal’s Comprehensive PI course covers both Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment(PICA, PLI) and Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment(PIBA) tests.

Why Is the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment Test So Tricky?

We all know that feeling of being pressed for time. It’s often uncomfortable and can cause us to make silly mistakes. In the PI Cognitive Assessment, time is a big factor. You are only given 12 minutes to complete a 50 multiple choice question test, which means that you will need to finish 4-5 questions per minute. This is why the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment test is much more difficult than it may first appear.

Follow Prepterminal’s successful strategy to pass the test with flying colors.

Step #1 – Complete our PI diagnostic tests to assess your initial testing level

In this step, you will get the chance to discover where your strengths and weaknesses lie and practice questions you are having trouble with. Our PI diagnostic tests will act as a benchmark. It will give you an idea of where you began so you can monitor and track your progress and see just how much you improve once you complete our 3-step success strategy process.

Step #2 – Receive PI actionable strategies and sneaky problem-solving methodologies

Once you have discovered the question types that are more challenging for you, we’ll personalize your practice so you can focus on developing your weak areas. In this step, you will learn actionable strategies developed to help you solve all PI question types.

Step #3 – Get sample practice tests with detailed answer explanations that mimic the real PI test

The final step includes applying all the strategies you’ve learned by completing actual PI sample tests. Once you complete a sample test, you’ll have the chance to look over detailed explanations of all your test answers (including the questions you got right). Your score report will show you how much progress you have made. You can continue refining your answers and improving your score until your score is ace. Once you know you can achieve a top score on the PI Cognitive Assessment, you can take the real test with poise and confidence.

What is a Good Predictive Index Score

At this point, you may be wondering….How is my PI test score calculated?

Time for a little math…
Once the PI test is completed, a score is given based on the number of items answered correctly, with no penalty for incorrect answers. The average raw score on the PI Cognitive Assessment ranges from 17-23, but it is assumed that the population average on the PI Cognitive Assessment test is 20 correct answers. Once the raw score is taken, a scale score is calculated between 100-450, with the average score being 250, which is equivalent to a raw score of ~20/50.

Not crazy about math…
Basically, what you need to know is that the average raw score is 20 out of 50. This seems pretty low, right? That’s largely because of the test’s harsh time limit. With only 12 minutes to answer 50 problems, you won’t have more than 15 seconds to spend on any individual question. You won’t have a second to spare. That’s why it is so important that you make sure you practice ahead of time and take sample tests.

Predictive Index has produced a table of scores you should aim for based on the role you want.

PI Cognitive Assessment Test Format and Free Practice Tests

The PI contains three general categories: Numerical reasoning, Verbal comprehension, and Abstract thinking.

PrepTerminal’s PI Cognitive Assessment preparation course explores each question type in-depth, examining the composition of each question to equip you with the fundamental understanding required to overcome the challenging requirements of this test.

On the PI Cognitive Assessment, questions are asked on the following nine subjects:

PI Cognitive Assessment Number Series

You will be given a sequence of numbers and will need to find a connection between the numbers to decide which number comes next. These questions give your prospective employer an idea of how you logically reason with numbers.

The complexity of these questions can vary, ranging from simple arithmetic to more complicated interleaved sequences. When approaching these questions, it is recommended to start by checking for a simple relationship between the given numbers. If you can’t see a simple relationship, you will need to examine the question further to see if there is a complex connection.

PI Cognitive Assessment Number Series Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Math Problems

You will be given a series of numbers or fractions and will be required to decide which represents the lowest number in the series. These questions give your prospective employer an understanding of your numerical aptitude.

PI Cognitive Assessment Math Problems Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Word Problems

You will be required to solve mathematical problems based on short texts. These questions give your prospective employer information about your general reading comprehension skills, ability to visualize information, and numerical aptitude.

PI Cognitive Assessment Word Problems Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Analogies

You will be given two pairs of words. The first pair is shown, and only the first word of the second pair is shown. You will be required to impose the relation between the first pair upon the first word of the second pair to discern what the second word is. These questions give your prospective employer information about your fluency in the English language as well as your ability to think methodically and recognize relationships between ideas.

PI Cognitive Assessment Analogies Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Formal Logic

You will be presented with 2 of 3 assumptions and a conclusion and will be required to determine whether the conclusion is correct based on the assumptions. You will need to choose from three answers: ‘Correct,’ ‘Incorrect,’ and ‘Cannot be determined based on the information available. These questions give your prospective employer information about your deductive and logical reasoning skills.

PI Cognitive Assessment Formal Logic Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Antonyms

You will be given the word and will need to choose the correct antonym of the word (i.e., the opposite). These questions give your prospective employer information about your fluency in the English language.

PI Cognitive Assessment Antonyms Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Spatial Awareness

You will be presented with two figures which have something in common. Four figures are presented as possible answers, and you are required to determine which figure does not have the same feature in common.

PI Cognitive Assessment Spatial Awareness Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Non-Verbal Analogies

You will be presented with an image that undergoes a certain change. A second image is then provided, which is supposed to undergo the same change, and your task is to determine which of the four given images is the correct appearance of the second image after the change.

PI Cognitive Assessment Non-Verbal Analogies Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

PI Cognitive Assessment Inductive Reasoning

You will be presented with a series of figures and will need to identify a pattern and select the missing figure.

PI Cognitive Assessment Inductive Reasoning Practice Test

No Time Limit 2 Questions

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Created by: Michael LernerBSc, Psychometric Tutor, Prepterminal Test Expert
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