RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices Test (APM-III)

Assess overall general ability with this test and the aptitude to learn new concepts quickly and solve new and complex problems without drawing on prior knowledge

What is RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices?

RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices is a gold-standard, highly trusted cognitive assessment that helps organisations measure an individual’s level of general (cognitive) ability by specifically assessing non-verbal abstract reasoning skills that are required for success in many job roles or training courses through the use of abstract reasoning tests.

What does RAVEN’S Progressive Matrices test measure?

The RAVEN’S matrices specifically assesses the following abilities:

  • Lateral thinking
  • Learning new concepts quickly
  • Solving new and complex problems without drawing on prior knowledge

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here >> 

Measuring Lateral Thinking with the RAVEN’S Test

There is no one clear test to measure a candidate’s ability to think laterally. However, measuring a candidate’s thinking via abstract reasoning testing is used as one of many ways to measure lateral thinking. These tests measure a candidate’s speed and accuracy in which they can interpret information and identify relationships between shapes and patterns.

Measuring abstract reasoning in this manner provides a non-bias way of assessing reasoning and thinking. This reasoning test allows recruiters to better understand how prospective candidates can identify patterns and solve problems relative to their business industry.

What is this Abstract Reasoning Test used for?

Compared with other assessments, RAVEN’S advanced progressive matrices is one of the most proven predictors of performance in roles requiring these abilities. It uses a non-verbal approach (diagrammatic) and therefore reduces potential linguistic bias, thus making it perfect for recruiting across geographies.

RAVEN’S advanced matrices offers information about someone’s capacity for analysing and solving problems, cognitive thinking, abstract reasoning, and the ability to learn. It is widely used within graduate recruitment, plus for roles across multiple sectors.

APM-III allows assessors to easily administer the online tests to any number of test takers for unsupervised remote completion.

What is the format of RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices?

  • Item-bank renders screen-sharing of items pointless as no two candidates will receive the same set of items. This stops over-exposure of items, thus protecting the integrity of the test
  • Test (instructions) and reports in more than 12 languages
  • Online for unsupervised and/or supervised completion
  • Easy to administer. Online test link can be sent to any number of test-takers with one click.

Example of RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices Test

The RAVEN’S Matrices Test presents candidates with a completely non-verbal abstract reasoning test. The matrices are presented by three-by-three geometric designs. Each image has a piece missing from the diagram. The candidate is tasked with choosing the correct diagram from a set of eight diagrams to complete the pattern within the matrix.

New Norms for UK English Raven’s APM

There are now five new norms available for the Raven’s™ Advanced Progressive Matrices-III (UK English), these include:

  1. Accountants
  2. Consultants
  3. Engineers
  4. Irish Working Adults
  5. UK Working Adults.

About TalentLens 

TalentLens is part of Pearson PLC, the world’s learning company and global market leader in assessments. We are an international talent assessment business. Using psychometric tests to help organisations select and develop top performers and high potential.

Our Team. Your Service

Supported by over 70 years of research, our psychometric tests are used by hundreds of companies around the world for their employee recruitment and development projects. As experts from the business world, our primary objective is to provide you with ongoing assistance to review your practices, understand and define your needs, and support you in choosing and using our assessment solutions.

We can support you with:

  • Choosing your inter-or in-company training and the administrative procedures required.
  • The development and implementation of customised services to meet your HR needs.
  • Administering tests from our dedicated online test platform, see the results of candidates, and make well-supported hiring decisions.

Contact TalentLens for further support >>

Read our latest Insights >>

Get In Touch Today For More Information

Looking for the solution? We are here to help.