Vertafore Assessment Test - Accurate Preparation and Study Guide
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What is the Vertafore Assessment Test

Vertafore, and other Vista subsidiaries, use the Vista Partners Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) which measures your problem-solving, skill-learning, and critical thinking abilities. The CCAT consists of 50 numerical, verbal, abstract and logic questions and has a 15-minute limit - only 18 seconds per question

The difficulty of the questions in the CCAT varies, however the main challenge is the time-limit which makes even straightforward questions potentially tricky. This is why learning to manage you time efficiently through accurate practice is crucial.

To learn everything about the CCAT assessment, visit our comprehensive prep guide.

Another important part of the Vertafore hiring process is the personality test. These take many forms, but essentially they all aim to measure your compatibility to the organization and the position, how you respond to pressure, your interpersonal skills, and other professional and personal traits. It is important to remember that in personality tests there are right and wrong answers, and preparation can help you understand the logic behind the test. 

Vertafore Assessment Test Practice Questions


Vertafore Assessment Test Question 1

Shelley has 7 dresses, 8 pairs of shoes and 7 necklaces. If she wears one combination of clothes per day, how many days can she go without wearing the same outfit?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) - 392

This is a classic combinations question. In order to solve the problem, you must figure the correct number of choices of clothing Shelley has in each category.
According to the question, there are 3 categories:
Dresses = a choice between 7 options.
Shoes = a choice between 8 options.
Necklaces = a choice between 7 options.

The number of days Shelley can go without wearing the same outfit equals to the overall number of combinations of clothing, which equals the multiplication of the number of options within each category: 7 * 7 * 8 = 392


Vertafore Assessment Test Question 2

What would be the next group of letters in the following series?

adee … fijj … knoo … pstt ?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) – uxyy

First, one can notice that in each of the four-letter groups, the third letter repeats itself, so the third and fourth letters are identical. All four-letter groups present a pattern according to which two consecutive letters are missing between the first and third letter in the group. Additionally, the first letter of the following group is consecutive to the last letter of the previous group:
abcdee … fghijj … klmnoo … pqrstt
The letters strike through in red are the ones missing in each group, and the bold letters show the consecutive letters between the following groups.
Therefore, the next group of letters will be uvwxyy – uxyy.


Visit our main CCAT Page for more useful information, and try out our CCAT Practice Assessment page and CCAT Study Guide PDF for sample questions with full answers and solving tips.  

Vertafore Hiring Process

After you submit your application, résumé, and cover letter to Vertafore online, you will take their CCAT Assessment and personality tests. The Vertafore hiring process is possible to pass once you have a grasp over its process and the types of questions that will be asked. While the exact nature of the hiring process may vary depending on the position you are vying for, the cognitive & personality assessment run across multiple positions.

Most Vertafore Hiring Processes have four steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out the online application form.
  • Step 2: A company representative will contact you and ask you to take a cognitive & personality assessment exam.
  • Step 3: Upon passing the test you will be invited for a phone call with an HR representative. You will be asked and can ask basic questions about the position and your past.
  • Step 4: The last stage in the interview is an in-person interview in the company office. Depending on the position you are vying for this could include several interviews.


Vertafore Assessment Test Practice

Practice with our Vertafore PrepPack™ and prove to your employers that you have the skills needed to make a meaningful contribution to their business. 


Vertafore Interview Process

  • Technical Position: If the position is technical in nature you will be asked “whiteboard” questions. For instance, the interviewer might show you a code and ask you to find an issue or ask you how you would test a particular software or system.
  • Non-Technical Position: These questions are rather straightforward, but you will have to come prepared. You might be asked for instance why you chose Vertafore or why you left your last position.

Preparing your answers in advance for the aforementioned and similar Vertafore interview questions will help you sound confident and professional during the actual interview. It is also advised to visit Vertafore’s website and read about its mission and goals before you speak with its representatives.

About Vertafore, Inc.

A part of Vista Group International, Vertafore is headquartered in Denver, CO., and provides technology for the insurance industry. Most of the insurance agencies, carriers, and insurance agents in the US and Canada use Vertafore’s products. Vertafore does not discriminate against small companies and serves single-office insurance shops as readily as it does such large carriers as Safeco. Ranked the fifth largest cloud computing company behind Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, Vertafore has revenue of $500 million a year.


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