Cognitive skills on Mercer | Mettl

Cognitive skills on Mercer | Mettl

What are cognitive skills?  

Cognitive skills are a set of mental abilities related to the way our brain deals with information about the world around us — including past experiences, what we perceive with our senses, thoughts, and reasoning.  
Although the word 'cognition' refers to the action or process of acquiring knowledge, cognitive functions can also be carried out by resorting to previously obtained knowledge. Examples of cognitive skills include short-term and long-term memory, language production and processing, problem-solving abilities, and making predictions based on pattern recognition. Most cognitive skills rely on memory except a few other skills such as attention, emotional regulation, and perception.  
Below is a list of various cognitive competencies tested and practiced on Mercer | Mett through Pre-Built Tests and the links to access and explore the Pre-Built Tests along with all that they offer:   

  1. Abstract reasoning test- This captures a candidate's aptitude to understand abstract logical concepts and the ability to develop innovative ideas and translate them into real-world solutions. Abstract reasoning, or abstract thinking, is the ability to understand and reason unfamiliar concepts in the absence of physical data, concrete phenomena, or specific instances. Abstract reasoning involves problem-solving, logical, and strategic thinking. 
  1. Verbal reasoning test- This is used to assess the ability of a candidate to draw conclusions using verbal information. This test assesses a candidate’s ability to make deductions from text. The format is typically a written passage followed by a statement, and you must decide whether the statement is true, false, or that you cannot say. They evaluate the understanding of language and the level of verbal comprehension and logic.   
  1. Numerical reasoning test- This tool is used to assess the numerical abilities of candidates, providing an understanding of the basic mathematical skills of a candidate. It helps in evaluating the candidates’ ability to perceive and process numbers and related symbols to perform basic arithmetic operations.  
  1. Logical reasoning test- Logical reasoning is defined as the ability of a candidate to analyze the given information by breaking it down into simple components and by structuring the information in a logical order to arrive at a solution. This test measures the reasoning abilities of candidates and their ability to analyze information from different perspectives and draw conclusions. 
  1. Critical thinking test: This test helps measure the problem-solving and decision-making skills of a candidate. Critical thinking is important for making judgments about sources of information and forming arguments. It emphasizes a rational, objective, and self-aware approach that can help to identify credible sources and strengthen conclusions. 

  1. General Mental ability test- This test captures overall intellectual ability rather than specialized knowledge or skills relevant to a particular job. General mental ability refers to a candidate's ability to understand verbal information, perceive and process numbers and information in tabular/ graphical format, think laterally, and make logical connections between words and concepts to deduce crucial data. 
  Various Competencies covered under this test: 

  1. Abstract reasoning 

         This section includes abstract reasoning questions to assess a candidate's ability to understand complex concepts, identify patterns, and think logically.

  1. Numeric reasoning 

          This section covers diverse topics, including averages and mixtures, ratios and percentages, profit and loss, numbers and permutation and combination, age problems, time and work, and tables and graphs. 

  1. Verbal reasoning 

         Questions in this section extend across the following topics: Para jumbles and Reading comprehension. 

These Pre-Built Tests cover the majority of Cognitive competencies and have been standardized post-research and analysis conducted by our teams. Apart from these tests, our team also supports the assessment of various other competencies such as Attention to Detail, Visual Reasoning, Writing Skills, Typing Skills, etc. You can reach out to our team for such custom requirements. 

  1. Visual Reasoning, Writing Skills, Typing Skills, etc. You can reach out to our team for such custom requirements.