Cognitive Functioning: Business Comprehension Test

Nature of Questionnaire: A questionnaire querying the respondent’s comprehension capability across five key cognitive processes. In this way the respondent’s level of comprehension can be compared with the level of complexity inherent to the position.

Dimensions:

The five cognitive processes assessed are:

  • Abstract reasoning
  • Assimilated understanding
  • Contextual reasoning
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Numeric reasoning

Deliverable: A report indicating performance in each of the five cognitive processes in the form of a bar chart, with descriptions interpreting high and low scores.

Question type: The BCT consists of 50 questions. The respondent needs to read the question, mentally process the information and then choose the one correct answer of five given answers.

Duration: 40 minutes

Application: Very useful where the best of a group of applicants for a position needs to be selected or to ascertain whether a person will be able to deal with the complexity of a given position.

Research: Research conducted in our client companies indicated that the BCT as a cognitive test has a predictive validity (correlation of scores with performance and position level) as high and in some cases higher than the CPP, CPA and CNT.