The Industrial Proficiency tests were developed by Opra Consulting in New Zealand as a selection battery for entry-level workers in industry. This battery is currently being prepared for classification.
The subtests include following instructions, checking (of numbers, letters, symbols and instrument read-outs), calculations and symbolic reasoning.
Clients who wish to cooperate with Psytech South Africa are invited to contact us in view of a collaborative research agreement. We must state clearly that we are at this stage mainly interested in collaborating with organisations who are in a position to cooperate in predictive validity studies, where criterion data can be made available.
The Abstract Reasoning Test is currently being prepared for classification by the HPCSA.
It is a fairly challenging non-verbal reasoning test, with items of a matrix-completion type format. It is suitable for respondents who have at least a grade 12 level of education. It is intended to complement the Critical Reasoning Test Battery.
We are currently looking for further research opportunities relating to the bias and fairness of this test, as well as predictive validity studies.
The Technical Test Battery is suitable for selection testing of technicians and potential trainees. It includes subtests of Mechanical Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Visual Acuity. Together with the General Reasoning Test Battery, it gives a comprehensive assessment of the abilities relevant to technical training and work.
The Critical Reasoning Test Battery assesses numerical and verbal critical reasoning, which is a combination of comprehension and critical thinking. Test items take the form of scenarios with either verbal or numerical content. For the verbal test, respondents must judge the truth of deductions made from the paragraph contents, and for the numerical tests, they need to answer multiple choice questions based on the scenario and supplied figures. The scenarios are all relevant to the business world, which makes this test particularly suitable for occupational selection. The difficulty level is suitable for graduates and persons with some experience in a managerial role.
These norm tables result from our norms renewal program. We recommend that GeneSys users implement these norms as soon as possible, and use them in preference to the older, smaller norm groups.
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These documents contain information about the internal consistency reliability studies done on the Critical Reasoning Test Battery in South Africa.
The Graduate Reasoning Test Battery is intended for selection of persons for specialised positions that are particularly intellectually demanding and demand high level training and education. As with the General Reasoning Test Battery, it assesses Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning, but at a considerably higher level of difficulty.
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Please note that support for GeneSys for Windows has been discontinued and no further norms updates will be provided for this platform. Clients are advised to convert to GeneSysonline.
The General Reasoning Test Battery assesses three domains of ability that are relevant to work and study: Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. Of these, Abstract reasoning is the least affected by education and cultural background.
This battery is recommended for persons with an educational level of grade 9 and upwards. It can be used for selection, guidance or development.
The tests are brief, and the time taken for administration (not counting instructions) is less than half an hour for the whole battery. Instructions need to be given with care though, and if the test is properly administered with due attention to examples and instructions, it should take between 45 minutes and an hour to administer the whole battery with all three subtests. The tests can be administered using pencil and paper, online or on-screen using an off-line computer via the GeneSys integrated assessment software.
When administering the GRT2 as well as the OIP, the option of generating a career report becomes available. This costs 4 credits.
Career Report (GeneSys online ONLY)
This report provides career-relevant information and is intended as a guide for the professional to utilise in writing their own integrated report. Additionally, it has summarised the information contained in the standard report of the GRT2 and the extended report of the OIP. The General Mental Ability Profile of the GRT2 is not included in the career report, however the career report does provide a career exploration guide.
Unzip this file to a file with a gsn extension which can be imported into GeneSys for Windows to make these norms available to your reporting system.