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Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Practice Test

The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is a general pre-employment aptitude test that measures problem-solving abilities, learning skills, and critical thinking. The CCAT practice test consists of 50 questions in logic, math, verbal ability, and spatial reasoning, and has a 15-minute time limit. One test that can help you practice, for example, is the Spatial Reasoning.

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Who Uses Criteria CCAT?

Criteria CCAT is used by many companies to assess applicants' cognitive abilities. Below is the table of some of the companies requiring this test.

Vista Equity Partners Marketo TIBCO Misys Infoblox
Active Network Ping Identity  Cvent Telarix Mitratech
MediaOcean Superion Market Track Tsys Aderant 
Granicus PowerSchool Vertafore Relias Learning Xactly

CCAT Sample Questions

Question 1

Select the next number in the pattern:

2, 6, 10, 30, 34, ?

A. 37
B. 42
C. 60
D. 64
E. 102



The correct answer is E.

This series alternately multiplies by 3 then adds 4 to get to the next number. Therefore, the next number in the series will be 34 X 3=102
2,     6,       10,     30,      34,      102
    *3     +4        *3      +4        *3

Question 2  

The pictures in the box go together in a certain way. Something belongs in the empty space. Choose the picture that should go in the empty space.




The correct answer is C.

In the above matrix (from left to right):

  • Across the rows: The black stars rotate clockwise around the smiley face. The horizontal line in each box alternates between resting above or below the smiley face.
  • Down the columns: The black stars increase by one and the horizontal lines continue to alternate. The correct answer will follow the above patterns.

That is answer choice C.

Criteria Test Tips

Here are some helpful tips that may help your during your Criteria Test.

  • Do not spend too much time on any one question, skipping difficult questions is allowed.
  • If you find yourself stuck, guess. Guessing does not take off points and it’s certainly better than leaving a question unanswered.
  • Pay attention to the answer choices. Sometimes ruling out unreasonable answers can prove to be an efficient problem solving strategy.

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