Cognitive Aptitude

General Aptitude Mobile Evaluation (GAME)


  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new information
score report for GAME

About the General Aptitude Mobile Assessment (GAME)

GAME is, as the name suggests, a short game-based assessment designed to measure cognitive aptitude by evaluating critical thinking, problem solving ability, attention to detail, and the ability to learn new information. This fast-paced assessment uses three short mini-games that candidates can complete on any device in 5-6 minutes.  

Mobile-First, Game-Based, and Scientifically Validated

Aptitude assessments don’t have to be boring to be scientifically proven. GAME measures cognitive aptitude quickly, accurately and (dare we say it) enjoyably.

GAME sample

Evaluate Critical Contributors to On-the-Job Performance

GAME assesses cognitive ability, the single most powerful predictor of performance on the job. This interactive assessment evaluates many of the critical factors that contribute to on-the-job performance, including critical thinking, problem solving ability, attention to detail, and the ability to learn and apply new information.

Presented as 3 short mini-games consisting of 40 questions each, GAME is ideal for assessing cognitive ability early in the recruitment process, and well-suited to roles such as retail sales, trainees and apprentices, contact centre, and graduate intakes. It’s appropriate for any role requiring:

  • Accurate and efficient task performance

  • Effective decision-making

  • Problem-solving and reasoning skills

  • Intelligent responses to new or complex circumstances.

  • Positive candidate experience.

Because GAME is a mobile assessment that can be taken on any current-or recent-generation smartphone, tablet, or computer, candidates can complete GAME at their convenience – anywhere, anytime. This flexibility, combined with the interactive nature of the assessment and its brevity, has positive impacts on completion rates and candidate enjoyment of the test.

Adding GAME into your recruitment process makes it easy and affordable to test applicants up front in the hiring process while creating a brand-positive experience for your candidates. It allows you to gather predictive insights on your talent pool while cultivating a positive, innovative image for your employer brand. That's a win-win.

Scientifically Validated

GAME has been extensively validated with data collected from in excess of 200,000 test-takers, confirming that this test is highly predictive of job performance for a wide variety of roles. Results from GAME are also highly correlated with other more traditional cognitive ability assessments such as the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test, which has been administered more than 5 million times.

The validation process for GAME included confirmation reliability (consistency), construct validity and score standardisation to determine normative data.

Straightforward, Useful Score Reports

Each individual who completes GAME is given a percentile ranking, which indicates their relative performance compared to others who have taken the test. For example, a percentile ranking of 65 means that an individual scored better than 65% of the group on which the test was normed.

Percentile scores are provided for each mini-game, as well as an overall summary score. Role-based comparisons are provided for a range of popular roles, helping you compare the candidate’s percentile score with the typical range for each role.

As with all our assessments, results are instant, and you can view your candidates’ score reports as soon as they complete the assessment.