Everything You Need to Know

The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) measures your critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to learn and apply new information to given situations. The test is an accurate predictor of overall job performance. With a set of 50 questions and a 15 minute time limit, you will be evaluated on logic, math, and verbal and spatial reasoning. The cognitive assessment provided by the CCAT Test is proven to be accurate and scientifically valid.

Don’t spend too much time on any particular question. Remember that you have only 15 minutes to complete the test.

The test is taken online and it reports your performance with respect to other candidates who took this test. The CCAT Test delivers insightful reports to employers, enabling them to make the best possible decisions. The scores achieved on this test consist of raw scores, percentile ranking, and sub-scores – all of which determine the test taker’s individual as well as relative cognitive abilities.


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Test Features

  1. Measures your cognitive aptitude: The CCAT Test measures your ability to think critically, solve problems, digest and apply new information, and learn new skills, all of which determine your ability to perform a new job.
  2. Predicts your success for all kinds of jobs: The CCAT practice test is a great tool to accurately predict your overall job success. It is most widely used to predict the performance of middle and upper-level positions (such as managers, sales executives, executive assistants, software developers, analysts, etc.), which require enhanced cognitive abilities.
  3. Gives you a highly predictive insight: CCAT reports are highly accurate in predicting your future success on the job. According to Criteria: it is two times as powerful (a predictor) as an interview, three times as powerful as your resume, and four times as powerful as your educational background.
  4. A detailed report is instantly provided: After completing the CCAT Test, you will instantly receive an intuitive and comprehensive report.

Technical Facts

The CCAT Test comprises of 50 questions divided into three main sections:

  • logic and math
  • verbal reasoning
  • spatial reasoning

You have 15 minutes to answer as many of the questions as possible. Most test takers get only 24 answers correctly.  No calculators are allowed.

Results Scale and Interpretations

The results of the CCAT Practice Test are comprehensive and give powerful and detailed insight into your cognitive abilities in relation to a job’s specifications. You get your report immediately after you complete the test. The results and interpretations of the test can be explained using four categories:

1. Raw Score

Once you take the CCAT Test, you will be provided with a raw score. A raw score indicates the number of questions answered correctly. For instance, if your raw score is 30, it means that you have correctly answered 30 out of 50 questions.

2. Percentile Ranking

The raw score is converted into a relative performance metric called ‘percentile ranking.’ This indicates your score in comparison to others who have taken the test. For instance, if your percentile ranking is 44, it means that you scored better than 44% of test takers.

3. Sub-Scores

You also receive separate scores for each of the three sections: (1) logic and math, (2) verbal ability, and (3) spatial reasoning. You might score 25 in logic and math, 50 in verbal ability, and 75 in spatial reasoning. In this instance:

  • 25 = the measure of your logical and analytical thinking, and your ability to reason using numbers.
  • 50 = the measure of your reasoning and comprehension ability with words, thinking constructively and paying close attention to details.
  • 75 = the score of your ability to visualize, solve problems, and make a spatial judgment.

4. Score Range

Every job position demands a particular range of scores. If you are able to secure a score within that range, you are earmarked as a competent candidate for the position.

CCAT Score Report
CCAT Score Report, source: Criteria

Administration

The CCAT is an online test that is taken in front of a computer. It is an unproctored exam as individuals can take it at home. Test takers should be advised, however, that employers do have the right to require individuals to take the test in the office. This is to ensure the candidate has taken the test and not someone else in their place.

 


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Test Provider

Established in 2006, Criteria provides a variety of online pre-employment assessment services helping organizations select the best candidates for various positions. The service is available in 18 countries around the globe. The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is the aptitude assessment service of Criteria’s top product – HireSelect, a software consisting of a number of assessment services, including personality and skill tests.

Disclaimer – All the information and prep materials on iPrep are genuine and were created for tutoring purposes. iPrep is not affiliated with Criteria, which is the owner of the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test.

About this Course

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Welcome to iPrep’s Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) Course. This course will help you boost your skills and with it your confidence towards your upcoming CCAT test. The course will provide you with the following tools and benefits:

  • You will become familiar with the test’s various types of questions.
  • You will be given 4 full-length CCAT-style simulation tests. These simulations include similar questions to those you will encounter in the real test with the same level of difficulty. They also have the same time limit as the real test. Experiencing the test’s time pressure will ensure it will not come as a surprise on test day.
  • You will be provided with a great variety of helpful tips for the different types of questions. Some of the tips are in the introductory sections while most are in the detailed explanations that follow each question.

By the end of this course, you will be more knowledgeable and comfortable with the CCAT exam – Knowledge and familiarity with the test are the two most significant factors that can help you maximize your score and improve your chances of success.

The course is comprised of both practice and learning sessions. But first, you will go through an introductory sample test to get a feel for the challenge ahead. In it, you will solve questions with a time limit. Once done, you will have the option to review your answers and question explanations.

Following the introductory test experience, we will guide you through learning lessons with essential information about your upcoming CCAT test. These lessons will help you understand the underlying technics that are essential for succeeding in the test.

The course is then concluded by its core component – simulating full-length tests that accurately follow the structure and concepts of the CCAT Test. Once done, you will be able to get full question explanations and even see how well you performed in comparison with other people who have taken the test.

 


Skills You Will Learn

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Curriculum

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Warming Up – 15-Question Speed Test
  3. Question Types Introduction
  4. Time Management Tips
  5. Full-Length CCAT-Style Simulations
  6. Course Conclusion

 


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  1. Simran K***
      April 16, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Highly Recommended course to improve your time management skills and also the tips and shortcuts on how to solve the questions are of great help.

  2. Javier G*******
      April 14, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Good tips, I liked the curricula. I just wish it would be a little longer. A couple of extra mock exams would go a long way.

  3. Ana E****
      April 13, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Excellent excellent process to learn and understand exactly where you went wrong and learn how to improve on me. I highly recommended it.

  4. Christopher C*****
      April 5, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Passed the exam, then a second verification, and landed the job offer.
    First test I failed miserably, by the end well over 80% in all categories.

  5. gareth h***
      April 5, 2019 at 12:59 AM

    Good to get to practice these things are so many years. There is a definite style to the questions that practice helps with and just getting back into time-pressured testing.

  6. Omayra M******
      April 3, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    This course is helping me so much. The tips are helping me to find easier ways to select the best answer. Thanks!

  7. Beata G****
      April 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM

    Great training tool. But this test, overall, is very hard. Good luck to all of us.

  8. Yoav H****
      March 31, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    the supplied practice tests helped anticipate real test in advance

  9. Elisabeth F*****
      March 28, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    iPrep saved my day. Applied for job and HR advised I needed to take some tests. One of them was a Cognitive Assessment Test. Cobwebs on the material resulted in 20% test scores. iPrep cleared the cobwebs and helped me pass the first CCAT. I’ve been asked back for my 3rd interview and to take another CCAT while they observe to ‘make sure its me’ taking the test. Its all good as I’ve gone back over the iPrep tests to warm up. Would love to see a 5th practice test!!!

  10. Marco G*******
      March 25, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    It allowed me to practice the recommended strategies and made me become aware of implicit strategies

  11. Edwin C******
      March 10, 2019 at 10:12 PM

    Great study resource to understand the structure of the test before taking the actual test.

  12. Phillip C********
      March 6, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    iPrep gives a comprehensive and concise preparation program for the CCAT – because of this course I feel confident and calm going into the test!

  13. Michael O******
      February 25, 2019 at 1:59 AM

    Exactly what I needed to get that promotion at work

  14. Ivan H*****
      February 22, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Love this prep course. Helped me tons to prepare for my interview.

  15. Caroline M******
      February 20, 2019 at 3:54 AM

    A very helpful tool in preparing for the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test!

  16. Prabhakar K********
      February 10, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    The CCAT Simulation practice test and the course info is very good.

  17. Devin W*****
      January 31, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    My score skyrocketed with this course– as did my confidence. I went from below average to as high as the top 10% on some of the simulations. I went from feeling like a dunce to realizing I over complicate things. I am very happy I spent the money.

  18. John B********
      January 28, 2019 at 2:44 AM

    It’s worth it to do the prep simply for the tips and practice on logic and pattern questions. You owe it to yourself to be ready for this difficult test.

  19. Ron S*****
      January 23, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Excellent! I recently completed the real CCAT and am certain that I did significantly better on it than I would have had I not completed the iPrep CCAT course. Additionally, my score was sufficient for me to proceed to the next step in the interviewing process at the company that asked me to take this test. Reading through the solutions to the 4 sample tests in the course took a long time but was very helpful for improving both my speed and accuracy.

  20. liane l******
      January 23, 2019 at 3:35 AM

    Big fun working the problems.

  21. Mitchell K******
      January 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    excellent prep test. I learned much

  22. Sorin J****
      January 20, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    All questions are explained, you can identify the patterns, practice makes you better.

  23. Eric D****
      January 18, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    After researching a handful of different prep sites, it was clear that iPREP gives you the best bang for your buck. The CCAT practice exams and structure of the course is perfect for preparing to take CCAT during your interview process!

  24. Robert M*********
      January 18, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    This prep course is well worth the money. I had no idea what a CCAT was. Practice and repetition definitely helps as the “20 seconds per question” can be stressful. After taking the 5 tests and doing the review of each, I was well prepared. My scored increased 25 or points from first practice to last. The actual CCAT I took for the company had simpler questions in general and I think I answered 42ish questions of the 50 which is the most out of all the review tests. I think I did well. I have progressed to the final stages of the interview process so mission accomplished there. Bottom line, the practice here will give you confidence for the real test which is key to being able to speed through the questions and not have to read directions for each question (you will know what type of question after you practice which saves a lot of time).

  25. Keith J*****
      January 18, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    This course is worth my time and money because I tend to take tests very slowly to insure I get the correct answer. This course did two things for me: 1) it gave me strategies to approach the problems logically, and 2) it provided lots of practice so that I could speed up my mind and recognize when to move on as opposed to wasting too much time on a problem. I’m sure it will increase my score on the real thing.

  26. BARR G****
      January 12, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Great tips, Thank you for your help.

  27. Robert B***
      January 10, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    This is a test that requires skill and practice not just smarts. iPrep has done a great job to break it down and offer tips to accelerate test taking and the likelihood of a better score than from not preparing.

  28. Carole F*******
      January 8, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    The sections are each well written and provides great advice. Each section is broken down to provide essential information and is so on point so that it is easy to learn.

  29. Robert Y****
      January 5, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    This review has been invaluable and truly gave me confidence in myself to ace the exam.

  30. Robert M*********
      January 5, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Excellent explanations for the answers to the questions. My scores continued to go up. Over doubled my initial scores on the first tests and the various free samples I found across different internet sites. This course is well worth the money as practice and understanding why you got something wrong or tips to help you speed up are the key to doing well.

  31. Monishia M*******
      January 5, 2019 at 2:58 AM

    This is just what I needed and with the price, it’s a must!

  32. Holly T*****
      January 4, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    The practice tests are preparing me for the actual test and see improvement

  33. Margaret C******
      January 4, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    After taking a prep test and getting THREE out of 15, I knew I had to find more practice materials. I was so relieved to find an easy, fast, and cheap way to up my score so I can get that job interview!

  34. Arun K*******
      January 1, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Wonderful questions to help you prepare for CCAT. This has definitely boosted my confidence to take the test.

  35. Jordan S****
      December 30, 2018 at 12:40 AM

    I feel much more prepared for a challenging test!

  36. Simon B******
      December 28, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    I really appreciate the work gone into these prep tests .. you can really improve after a few times of practice where you are given hints on what to focus.

  37. Philipp K**********
      December 23, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    really helpful!

  38. Julia B******
      December 17, 2018 at 9:54 PM

    Best price for great prep tool!

  39. Kathleen S*********
      December 13, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    I just took the CCAT test for a job I am applying to. I’m so happy I found this course and the price was so reasonable. First of all, the questions presented in the course are 100% representative of the questions asked in the actual test. There were no surprises. I would even say that the practice tests in the course were a little more difficult than the actual test, which is what you want. You want to be practicing at a higher level than what you are tested at. I went through the course in sequence. When I got to the tests, I took each one timed then reviewed the answers. Once I got to the point where I stopped answering the questions because time ran out, I repeated the entire test in practice mode. I started out at 48% and when I finished the practice tests, I was at 52%. On the practice tests, I consistently ran out of time in the low 30 questions. In the actual test, I was able to answer more than 40 questions. I don’t know what score I got on the actual test, but it was enough to advance to the next stage of the interview process, so SUCCESS!!! I highly recommend this course if you are faced with taking the CCAT. Unless you are a genius or do brain teasers for fun, do not go in cold! You need to practice and this course is an inexpensive means to that end! Bravo!

  40. idaly m****
      December 8, 2018 at 6:41 AM

    love it thank you

  41. Daniel R*****
      November 28, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    I like the approach and learning style here. The simulation is very realistic and the follow up scoring and question explanations go beyond just telling you the right answer. Rather they shift into giving strategies for approaching that type of problem, shortcuts to use, and different ways to think about the questions given the type of test. Very helpful!

  42. Telma T***
      November 28, 2018 at 12:42 AM

    Thanks for providing a medium to practice before taking the real test.

  43. Jiwa C******
      November 27, 2018 at 9:16 PM

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  44. Marie W*****
      November 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    I found this really useful preparation. Good comprehensive tests. Many are harder than you may face. You should be more than ready to score well after going 5 rounds here!

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      November 24, 2018 at 9:28 PM

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  49. Gaurav S*****
      November 18, 2018 at 4:02 AM

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  50. Bin Y***
      November 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    This course is very helpful. The actual CCAT test was a little easier than the mock test, with all types of questions covered in this course. I managed to get to Question 43, minus wrong answers, probably got mid-30 questions right.

  51. Denise Nicole C******
      November 15, 2018 at 11:21 PM

    I was definitely apprehensive about an upcoming employment pre-assessment UNTIL finding iPrep! Having the 4 fully timed simulations allowed me to see where my starting percentage was, the answer explanations helped me determine which strategy to use and I determined how to used my time wisely.

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      November 2, 2018 at 4:36 AM

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  55. Florence L*
      October 31, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    I like CCAT course, which is very similar to the real assessment I did from an employer.
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  56. Ron E**
      October 27, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    Great Training

  57. Stu
      October 20, 2018 at 12:52 AM

    This course is great!!
    My results skyrocketed between a pre-course test and the actual employment test. The solving techniques that this course goes through along with just becoming familiar with the types of questions on the test are a huge help.
    I even had 11 seconds left when I finished the real test.

    1.   October 21, 2018 at 10:48 AM

      Great to hear that Stu! Best of luck!

  58. Robert G*******
      October 18, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Brief but very helpful – my score increased four percent from the short test to the long based on the techniques alone. Practice will boost it much more. Thank you!

  59. Diana H****
      October 18, 2018 at 1:56 AM

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  60. tara r******
      October 17, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    I am so glad that I located the iPREP CCAT website and practice curriculum. I had no idea what I was in for! The curriculum allows a person to go through several timed practice question test and it was extremely helpful to prep for the “real deal”. Especially helpful were the tips and tricks to break down the math questions in a quicker manner.

    1.   October 17, 2018 at 4:38 PM

      Hey Tara, we’re super glad it was helpful. Good luck, with the test!

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    Great Sample Test Questions and Explanations

Get to know what the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) will be like by practicing with these sample questions: