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Abstract Reasoning Test (ART)


Abstract reasoningThe 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.


Administration time: 30 minutes





Support documents for the ART


Factsheet128.91 KB

Example report 39.68 KB

Technical manual117.5 KB

Norm groups for the ART


pdfN1 ART SA Aggregate Population 2017

pdfN2 ART SA Afrikaans 2017

pdfN3 ART SA English 2017

pdfN4 ART SA Indigenous 2017

pdfN5 ART SA isiZulu 2017

pdfN6 ART SA Sepedi 2017

pdfN7 ART SA Sesotho 2017

pdfN8 ART SA Setswana 2017

Reliabilities for the ART


pdfR1 ART SA Aggregate Population 2017

pdfR2 ART Afrikaans 2017

pdfR3 ART English 2017

pdfR4 ART SA Indigenous Language 2017

pdfR5 ART SA isiZulu 2017

pdfR6 ART SA Sepedi 2017

pdfR7 ART SA Sesotho 2017

pdfR8 ART SA Setswana 2017