What does Alva's logic test measure?

Understand what logical ability means and how we measure it

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Written by Morgan Pihl
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Alva’s logic test assesses your logical ability, i.e., your ability to process complex information and draw accurate conclusions from it. This is an important part of general mental ability (GMA). A vast amount of research has shown that logical ability predicts job performance in a large variety of roles and industries. In fact, logic tests have been shown to be the single assessment tool that can best predict future job performance. Your logical ability influences your capacity to solve problems, interpret information, learn new things, and make decisions. The more complex the job position, the more impact logical ability will have.

Alva’s logic test is a non-verbal, matrix reasoning test; a format that is widely used in both research and practice. This format is very useful, since it minimizes the role of previous knowledge and experience. If you think of a test with mathematical problems, for example, that test would give an advantage to those test takers that have had a lot of training in maths. A matrix reasoning test, on the other hand, requires you to identify patterns and relationships in a material that is rather unknown. Your ability to do so indicates to what extent you are capable of solving basically any task containing complex or incomplete information.

The fact that the test is non-verbal also makes it less sensitive to differing levels of language proficiency compared to other test formats.

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