Ability Tests

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Definition: Ability Tests

An ability test is a test to check an individual’s ability to perform a certain kind of job. It usually tests the individual for certain skills or whether he is capable of acquiring those skills in the course of the job or through training.

Ability tests are also called aptitude tests and are generally standardized. These tests can be used to test variety of skills – mental aptitude, problem solving, knowledge of a particular subject, reasoning ability, general intelligence and so on.

These are conducted by the Human Resource function of a company to find the suitability of a candidate for a given job role. These can be quantitative, psychological, verbal or may take other forms as well.

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