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General Information about Criteria TestsCriteria is one of the leading providers of pre–employment testing services. Their tests are designed to assess your knowledge, skills, learning abilities, and personality traits. Over 1500 companies in 18 different countries currently use Criteria’s tests in their screening process. Most famously, NASA has used their tests to determine whether or not an astronaut was fit to operate a space shuttle.
Criteria’s tests are split into three fields:
Each test measures different skills and qualities, and varies in length and time limit. The specific test you take depends on the industry and position you are applying for. Quite often, an aptitude or basic skills test is given alongside a personality test to assess your cognitive abilities as well as your work temperament.
- Basic Skills
Criteria Aptitude Tests Cognitive aptitude tests assess your ability to solve problems, think critically, pay attention to details, and to learn and apply new information.
- Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) – The CCAT is a rapidly-paced test, only 15 minutes long with 50 questions. It contains three different question types: math and logic, verbal ability, and spatial reasoning. Start preparing for the CCAT.
- MiniCog Rapid Assessment Battery (MRAB) – The MRAB is a series of nine short tests that measure your ability to process information, reason logically, and remember details.
- Criteria Attention Skills Test (CAST) – The CAST is a short 9 – 12 minute, test that measures your ability to concentrate only on the task given to you. This test is often given to truck drivers, security guards, gaming dealers, and air traffic controllers.
- Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) – The WTMA is a 30 minute test designed to asses your ability to install, operate, maintain, and repair equipment and machinery. Learn more about the WTMA.
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Criteria Basic Skills TestsThe Criteria basic skills tests measures skills for entry-level positions or for positions that require basic computer skills. Criteria also provides tests for typing, data entry, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel to determine how well you work with basic computer programs. Two of the Criteria basic skills tests are:
- Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) – The CBST is a 20 minute exam with 40 questions. These questions test your math, grammar, spelling, and language skills. It is generally used to screen for entry level positions and is meant to assess your overall “trainability.” Prepare for the CBST today!
- Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Test (CLIK) – The CLIK is a 10 minute test where you are given two tasks, with 3 minutes to complete each one. These tasks are then followed by ten multiple choice questions. The test is designed to determine whether or not you possess the basic computer literacy required for many positions.
Criteria Personality TestsA personality test is an assessment used to unveil aspects of your character and personality. These tests are intended to help employers better understand your personality in order to choose the most suitable candidate(s) for the position. Criteria offers five different types of personality tests:
- Sales Achievement Predictor (SalesAP) – measures character traits that are crucial for sales related positions, such as: reluctance to ask for a sale, inhibition, and motivation to follow through.
- Customer Service Aptitude Profile (CSAP) – is in adaptation of the SalesAP used to measure character traits necessary for customer service positions. It assesses your patience, assertiveness, diplomacy, and cooperativeness.
- Employee Personality Profile (EPP) – measures the following twelve personality traits that are important in many working environments: Achievement, Assertiveness, Competitiveness, Conscientiousness, Cooperativeness, Extroversion, Managerial, Motivation, Openness, Patience, Self-Confidence, and Stability.
- Workplace Productivity Profile (WPP) – is mainly used in screening for entry level positions to predict whether or not you are trustworthy and a reliable worker. It measures your: Achievement, Assertiveness, Competitiveness, Conscientiousness, Cooperativeness, Extroversion, Managerial, Motivation, Openness, Patience, Self-Confidence, and Stability.
- Criteria Personality Inventory (CPI) – The CPI is a personality test based on the Big Five Model, which measures your level of: openness, extroversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Research has shown that these attributes are often linked to job performance.
Learn more about the Criteria Personality Test.
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