Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Leadership Test Prep (2023)


What Is the CRA Korn Ferry Leadership Test

The Korn Ferry Test, also known as The Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential (KFALP) is an unsupervised internet test you can take from any place you like.

The KFALP is designed to identify candidates with the highest potential for success. This test highlights cognitive and learning abilities as the most significant predictors of leadership performance.

The KFALP Test includes 2 sections- part 1 aims to assess whether you've got the personality traits that fit leadership positions, while part 2 aims to assess your cognitive and learning skills.

Part 1 - Leadership Personality Questions

The Leadership Personality Questions aim to assess whether you've got the personality traits that fit leadership positions.

The factors being evaluated in these questions are self-awareness, leadership traits, inherent interest in taking the lead, problem-solving skills, and the propensity to avoid project derailment. For more detailed information about the Korn Ferry four dimensions model and Korn Ferry leadership models and traits, you can check our dedicated page. 

Part 1 is not time-limited, although according to official information, it takes around 45 minutes for most of the candidates. 

Here's a sample question so you can see what it is all about (You won't be able to drag and drop here, it's just a sample to let you see how it will be presented on your test):

Click and drag your number one statement to the top of the column on the RIGHT. Continue ranking until your last choice is placed at the bottom. Move to the following questions only when all six items are in the correct order.

How Should You Answer That Question?

Leadership questions are highly nuanced and depend on the particular position you apply to, as well as your responses to other questions. Therefore, there is no meaning to your answer to any particular question; the only thing that counts is your profile. On the CRA Korn Ferry Preparation Pack, you will learn how to approach the leadership test as a whole, and maximize your performance.

Part 2 - Cognitive Aptitude Questions

The Cognitive Aptitude Questions in the Korn Ferry CRA Test aim to assess your abilities in 3 different aspects- numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, and logical reasoning. 

Part 2 includes 23 questions and has a 40 minutes time limit. The trickiest part about this section is that it is progressively become more difficult - if you choose the right answer, the next question will be more difficult; if you choose the wrong answer, the next question will remain at the same difficulty. 

Here's a sample question so you can see what it is all about:

Choose the image that completes the pattern (1= most left, 5= most right) .

Logical Reasoning Information, Examples & Practice
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 2 (second from the left). Each square contains three shapes. The black circle is the only shape that constantly appears. It “travels” along the column, up and down, one step at a time. The other shapes appear in two consecutive squares and then do not appear in the next square. The shape that remains in the frame (in regard to the last step from the left) maintains its relative position to the other shape (not the circle).

About the Canada Revenue Agency Other Tests

As the Korn Ferry Test is the most common pre-employment test the CRA provides, The other pre-hire tests you'll face during your application process may depend on the position you are applying for. 

  • Accounting Levels 1 and 2 - The level 1 test includes basic principles, practices, and techniques. Those seeking level 2 positions will have to be much more familiar with GAAP and Books of Accounts (the classification of economic activities.)
  • Auditing Levels 1 and 2 - This is an interview process that includes multiple-choice tests on principles and techniques in auditing. Level 2 demands more knowledge and practice dealing with risk assessment, understanding of manuals, and accepted audit standards.
  • Tax Center Clerical - The ability to work in quickly and accurately in a methodological manner is crucial to the success of anyone in a clerical role. This test will focus on basic math, application of information, language and grammar, error checking, coding, personality profiling, and more.
  • Management and Recruitment - The situational Judgment Test (SJT) will slightly differ between management positions and recruitment specialists, as it will emphasize conflict management, work ethics, and client services, but both versions will include the following subjects.
    • Numerical Section: Questions might include, using a bus schedule to calculate the time travel between two points.
    • Logical Section: Questions may come in the form of incomplete pictures, whereby you will be tasked with filling in the missing piece via multiple choice.
    • Cognitive Section: In this segment questions may focus on finding similar meanings embedded within paragraphs.
    • Personality Traits: These questions will delve into your personality to better understand how you will perform. For instance, are you a risk taker or a conservative personality; or perhaps you convince people to believe in your truth?
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The Rest of the CRA Hiring Process

The first step in the process is setting up your profile, which has its own time clock of 14 minutes. Once you have created your online profile, you can choose which job you would like to apply for.

After taking the test, you will be invited to an interview, where you will be asked a lot of questions regarding how you plan and implement the project; interaction with supervisors and colleagues; about your other qualifications and how it impacts your future career plans; and more. In the event you are going for an entry position, be prepared to discuss any relevant background you may have.



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