About the Test
General Cognitive Ability:
It refers to a set of potentials and cognitive skills that individuals have, which enable them to interpret the relationships between objects and actions; and assess different situations.
The Importance of Measuring Cognitive Ability:
Scientists believe that these abilities represent the means through which individuals learn, acquire knowledge, and utilize it in problem solving, controlling the environment in which they live, and
adjusting to the conditions of that environment.
Purpose of the Test:
Studies have shown that this type of tests can predict the extent to which an employee can succeed in performing tasks regardless of the job they are doing as it measures cognitive processes and general abilities. Therefore, this test will be used along with other standards and tools by the Ministry of Civil Service in job competitions in KSA, excluding jobs in Health and
Test items have been written based on the Cattell–Horn–Carroll theory CHC. The test consists of four main abilities:
Verbal Fluency and Comprehension Ability:
The ability to understand word meaning and relationships in a sentence or a written text.
The ability to process quantitative information.
Inductive Reasoning Ability:
The ability to think logically by applying inductive reasoning rules to abstract or concrete data or information and make inferences.
Visual adaptation by using pictures and figures and the ability to imagine two-dimension drawings as three-dimensional.