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The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test – CCAT

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 exam is 15 minutes long and consists of 50 questions covering 3 subjects:

  • Spatial (Abstract) Reasoning
  • Math and Logic
  • Verbal




Criteria’s CCAT Test

Similar to JobTestPrep’s Practice Tests

No. of Questions

50 questions

Time Limit

15 minutes



Verbal – antonyms, sentence completion…

Math and logic – word problems, number series, seating arrangements…

Spatial – odd one out, next in series…

Question order


Question Frequency


44% math and logic

34% verbal

22% abstract


Question Difficulty

Increases as the test progresses

Test Environment

Proctored, timed only

Unproctored. Timed + Step-by-Step practice modes.

Did you purchase our CCAT PrepPack™ and it was not similar to the actual CCAT? We give you a 100% money-back guarantee!

Why Is It So Important to Practice with CCAT-Tailored Material?

The CCAT is a cognitive ability test – a test intended to measure your learning and problem-solving abilities. Scientific research has shown that practicing cognitive ability tests (and cognitive tasks in general) is effective only when simulating the actual task at hand.

This means that practicing with generic practice material covering required skills for the CCAT will have very little effect (if any) on your success.

On the other hand, practicing the actual cognitive tasks of the CCAT, with the same test format and time limit, will have a major effect on your success.

What is a Good Score on the CCAT?

The answer to this question greatly depends on the position you apply to.

The CCAT contains 50 questions, yet you are not expected to answer all of them. Actually, the average CCAT test -taker gets about 24 questions right, and less than 10% of people answer more than 35 questions correctly. Answering 42 questions correctly will put you on the top scale for ANY job the CCAT tests for.

What’s important is that you should focus your effort on the score that YOU need.

To help you with that, we’ve made the table below. This table is based on the actual standards set by Criteria, the developer and provider of the CCAT:

Job Title

Pass Range

Sales Representative


Sales Manager


Senior Manager / VP


Software Engineer


Project Manager


Product Manager





How to Pass the CCAT - 6 Tips We’ve Learned

At JobTestPrep, we study each test from every possible angle. We analyze it and draw conclusions from it.

We call it test characterization, and it’s our first and most essential step when we develop our tests.

Only then, after we have made a complete image of the actual exam, do our test developers write the practice questions. Want to know how to ace the CCAT? Here’s what our team of CCAT experts had to say:

  1. If you get stuck, guess. The CCAT is a speed test, so don't waste precious time. Guessing does not take off points and it’s certainly better than leaving a question unanswered.
  2. Pay attention to the answer choices. The CCAT is a multiple-choice test. Sometimes ruling out unreasonable answers can prove to be an effective problem-solving strategy.
  3. Time management is crucial. With 50 questions and 15 minutes, your ability to manage time is the most important success factor on the CCAT. Although very few people actually finish the test in time, you must pace your work in a manner that will maximize your correct answers. You should also be constantly aware throughout the test of how much time is left. Practicing real test simulations is the only way to effectively achieve this.
  4. Practice in the same manner as you would take the actual test. Using a calculator or any other external device during the CCAT is forbidden. However, some scratch paper and a pen or a pencil are allowed. Re-mastering middle school’s pen-and-paper basic calculations is essential for success.
  5. Don’t leave any questions for later. Remember, on the actual CCAT, you are not permitted to go back to previous questions.
  6. Work super-fast in the beginning and slow down later. The questions on the CCAT increase in difficulty throughout the test. The first questions should not take long to solve.

CCAT Topics and Sample Questions

Let’s go over a sample question for each of the 3 topics of the CCAT.

CCAT Sample Question – Verbal

IMPERIOUS is the opposite of...

  1. arrogant
  2. moody
  3. subservient
  4. quiet
  5. stormy

How tailored verbal questions help you ace the CCAT

  • Cover ONLY CCAT topics – antonyms, sentence completion, word analogies.
  • Exact question formatting as on the CCAT, down to the nitty-gritty details (Check out the official CCAT website).
  • 5 answer options – as on the actual CCAT.
  • Verbal question frequency as on the CCAT (34%)

JobTestPrep's CCAT PrepPack™ contains over 100 CCAT-style verbal practice questions.


CCAT Sample Question – Math and Logic

Three numbers have an average of 15. The first two numbers are 13 and 17. What is the third number?

  1. 16
  2. 20
  3. 15
  4. 13
  5. 0

How tailored math and logic questions help you ace the CCAT

  • Cover ONLY CCAT topics – word problems, number series, tables & graphs.
  • A similar difficulty level of calculation – no more, no less!
  • Wording carefully designed to resemble CCAT questions – saves you precious reading time!
  • 5 answer options – as on the CCAT.
  • Math & logic question frequency as on the CCAT (44%).

JobTestPrep's CCAT PrepPack™ contains over 120 math & logic CCAT-style practice questions.


CCAT Sample Question – Spatial Reasoning

Choose the figure that does not share a common feature with the other four:

ccat spatial reasoning sample question

How tailored spatial reasoning questions help you ace the CCAT

  • Cover ONLY CCAT topics – next in series, odd one out, matrices.
  • Use of similar shape patterns underlying CCAT spatial reasoning questions – when you see them on the actual CCAT, you’ll spot them a lot faster!
  • 5 answer options – as on the CCAT.
  • Spatial reasoning question frequency as on the actual CCAT (22%)

JobTestPrep's CCAT PrepPack™ contains over 60 spatial reasoning CCAT-style practice questions.


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