Logic Assessment Test

Find out whether your candidates have strong-enough reasoning aptitude for the job.

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An employee’s ability to work through problems by applying sound reasoning and critical thinking is profoundly important to a business. Good decision-making leads to success, after all. That’s why hiring managers should strongly consider giving job candidates a logic test prior to selecting applicants for the interview process.

What is a pre-employment logic assessment test?

A pre-employment logical reasoning test is an assessment given to job candidates to determine their ability to identify patterns, think critically, and recognize relationships. When used as part of the hiring process, this test can save time by helping you gauge applicants’ abilities and problem-solving aptitude before you select anyone for interviews.

The benefits of logical reasoning tests

By requiring a logic test for interviewing purposes, you can ensure that everyone you bring in has the cognitive abilities needed for a particular role at your company. You can also create custom aptitude and skills tests that include questions tailored to the job you’re hiring for.

Occupational roles that might benefit from a logical reasoning test include:

  • PR specialists
  • Security professionals
  • Executive assistants
  • Healthcare/caregiving professionals
  • Investigators
  • Computer programmers
  • Financial analysts
  • And more
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What does the Hire Success® pre-employment logic assessment test include?

The Hire Success® Logic Aptitude Test consists of 14 questions focused on assessing job candidates’ ability to reason and make comparisons, as well as their sense of logic. The majority of questions on this test are at the middle school or high school level.

Topics covered in our logic test:

Recognizing similarities and differences

Understanding word and number patterns

Seeing relationships between words or concepts

Making logical conclusions based on given facts

Number of questions


Test type

Aptitude test

Time limit

Not timed

You will receive up to 3 separate reports:

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1. Logic Aptitude Summary Report

The Hire Success® Summary Report for our logic assessment test is broken down into sections.

  • High-level summary - Get information specific to the test taker, such as overall score, weighted score, and number of questions correct.
  • Summary of statistics by cohort - Incorporating campaign, position, location, and account, this section shows you how the applicant compares to other cohorts.
  • Distribution of people - A graph shows you the distribution of people within the applicant’s campaign.
  • Scores by category - Examine summary scores by category.
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2. Logic Aptitude Detail Report

The Detail Report shows a breakdown of how a test taker answered each question on the test:

  • Section 1 — incorrectly answered questions
  • Section 2 — correctly answered questions

Grouping the candidate's test answers in this way not only provides you with an easy way to gauge where the candidate made mistakes but also helps you get an idea of the candidate’s areas of strength or weakness. You may want to follow up on some concepts in an interview if the candidate is selected for the next step in the hiring process.

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3. Candidate Audit Report

If you activate the cheating mitigation feature for the logic test, you’ll receive a Hire Success® Audit Report showing you a timeline that reveals:

  1. When the test taker selects answers within a question.
  2. When the test taker moves to the next question.
  3. If or when the test taker leaves/returns to the test.

The report also shows whether the test was automatically submitted because the candidate left the testing window for too long (possibly to look up an answer) or ran out of time.

This feature doesn’t just help you find out whether applicants know the test answers — it uncovers how well they know them. With the Audit Report, you’ll have added confidence in your hiring decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I receive each job candidate’s test results?

Each time a candidate’s test is submitted, you’ll receive two reports (or three, if you activate cheating mitigation). An email notification will be sent to you immediately upon submission, and results will be available for review in your Hire Success® online account instantly. You can view results in your account securely from any internet-connected device, and print or share results if needed.

Can I customize the pre-employment logic assessment test?

Yes! With our Custom Test Builder, you can use questions from our pre-designed logic test in combination with any questions you want to add, creating an exam tailored specifically to the job you’re hiring for. You can also include questions in other areas, such as grammar or math.

Learn about the Hire Success® Custom Test Builder

How much does the logic test cost?

Hire Success® offers much more than just a pre-employment test — we offer a complete system to help improve your entire recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process. Our pricing model depends on a few factors specific to your company, industry, team size, and overall hiring needs, so the best way to get accurate pricing information is to contact us for a tailored quote.

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