Graduate Reasoning Tests

Psytech International Ltd

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Test Name:Graduate Reasoning Tests
Author of Original Test: Psytech International Limited
Local test distributor / publisher:Psytech International Ltd
Date of Current Review:November 2004
Date of Publication of Current Review / Edition:18 Jan 2008
Type of Test:Verbal Ability
Numerical Ability
Non-verbal Ability
Main Area of Use:Work and Occupational
Constructs Measured:Verbal Reasoning
Numerical Reasoning
Abstract Reasoning
Administration Mode:Supervised Group administration
Computerised locally-installed application - supervised/proctored
Response Mode:Paper and pencil
General Description of Test:

The Graduate Reasoning Test (GRT1) is designed to assess three types of reasoning ability: verbal, numerical, and abstract in a graduate level population. The verbal section of the test takes 8 minutes plus administrative time and consists of 30 analogies, synonyms, antonyms and other similar short items; the numerical section has 25 items which are a mixture of numerical series, short word problems, ratios and odd one out. It takes 10 minutes. The abstract section also has 25 items in 10 minutes. It contains similar item types to the numerical, series, odd-one-out and analogies. All items have 6 possible responses.

All three subtests are presented in a re-usable test question booklets and a single answer sheets is used for recording responses. It is computer scored via the Genesys system - software that produces the computer-generated narrative reports and contains the published norms and may include in-house norms. Computer based test administration is also available.  Responses must be hand entered from the answer sheet. The tests are designed for occupational use for the assessment of graduates and people of similar intellectual ability. They can be used for selection and in other assessment contexts.

The GRT1 manual also describes two other tests: GRT2, for use with graduate populations, and the Critical Reasoning Test Battery.


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