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Logical Thinking

Cognitive Abilities

Logical reasoning tests measure the ability or aptitude to reason logically. Logical thinking is a valid predictor for general effectiveness in the workplace: e.g., to process facts and to implement reasonable solutions.

Logical thinking is a component of cognitive ability

💡 Cognitive ability is defined as a general mental capability to perform tasks associated with perception, learning, memory, understanding, awareness, reasoning, judgment, intuition, and language. Cognitive ability is also often referred to as intelligence or general mental ability.

👉 Across organizations, cultures, and centuries, individual differences in cognitive ability and personality traits have played a critical role in all behavior, especially in organizations, from the manufacturing line to the boardroom.

How do we measure logical thinking?

This test is about deriving a conclusion from premises by deduction.

The candidate will choose the right answer from conditional syllogisms. A conditional or linear syllogism involves a quantitative comparison in which each term displays either more of less of a particular attribute or quality, and the reasoner must draw conclusions based on the quantification.

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💡 Interpretation of logical thinking assessments

➕ People with high scores on logical thinking can easily comprehend complex ideas, think abstractly, learn quickly, and learn from experience.

➖ People with low scores on logical thinking might experience difficulties with analyzing a situation consistently and coming up with a sensible conclusion.

For what kind of jobs should I use the logical thinking assessment?

Any role that involves the ability or aptitude to reason logically. This may include but not limited to job roles like software engineer, economist, business analyst, criminologist, and cyber security analyst.

When to use the logical thinking assessment?

The logical thinking assessment can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.

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