Distribution of Cognitive Ability

What is the PI Cognitive Assessment™?

The PI Cognitive Assessment consists of 50 multiple-choice questions from three cognitive ability categories (verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning) and nine subcategories. Essentially, it assesses the rate at which a person can learn—rapid knowledge acquisition. If change is a constant in your organization, pay special attention to cognitive ability.

is it different from The Behavioral Assessment?

The PI Cognitive Assessment gives us unique information about job candidates that the Behavior Assessment and other typical hiring tools can’t provide. We can measure the likelihood someone will be capable of learning the job, independently figuring things out, and demonstrating necessary problem-solving skills.

How can I start using the assessment?

The Cognitive Assessment is built into the Predictive Index platform and provides a seamless user and candidate experience and can be benchmarked against your own target score. It must be used with a Cognitive job target benchmark and should not be used as a stand-alone data point. The Predictive Index automatically allows access to the account owner. Each account owner must manually grant access with any additional users. Find out how to grant access to additional users here.


Cognitive assessment sample questions

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