For Spatial Reasoning Test

How well can a person mentally visualize, manipulate, and understand spatial relationships between 2D and 3D objects?

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30 min

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OfficeManagementSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths)ArchitectureGraphic Design Roles

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Talent AcquisitionLearning and DevelopmentCoaching

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78% hiring better

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17551 times


Spatial thinking, or reasoning, involves the location and movement of objects and ourselves, either mentally or physically, in space.[] [] It’s a category of reasoning skills that refers to people’s capacity to think about objects in three or two dimensions and draw conclusions about those objects from limited information.

The current test is designed to assess a candidate's ability to mentally visualize and manipulate 2D and 3D objects, spot patterns and relationships between shapes, and visualize movements and changes in those shapes in space. It includes questions that require them to determine which answer option is a rotation of a given 2D or 3D image, a top or front perspective of the object, understand the relationships between the objects and their features, and their position in space.

The test is timed and in a multiple-choice format.

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Why Measure Spatial Reasoning?

Spatial reasoning tests can help potential employers assess which applicants are more likely to display the ability to mentally represent and operate on visual stimuli, to picture spatially arrayed elements from different perspectives, and understand spatial relations. Potential employers can use these tests to screen candidates who may be a good fit for roles that require them to manipulate, create, and design objects; and read maps, graphs, and other forms of visual data.

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