Everything You Need to Know

The Matrigma test (aka Hogan Matrigma) developed by Assessio International, is a classic assessment that measures your cognitive ability, much like an IQ test. What makes Matrigma a powerful tool to determine or predict your job performance is its unusual non-verbal format. This is why it is essential to familiarize yourself with the test format and practice as much as you can before taking the actual test. Doing so will help you gain an advantage over other candidates. Nowadays, when most candidates do prepare to some extent for their tests, not taking a single Matrigma practice test will position you at a disadvantage in comparison to other candidates.


Matrigma – an international, nonverbal ability test

The Matrigma Test or Hogan Matrigma was published by the Swedish Assessio International in 2010. The test that features nonverbal format, matrix-type items, is available in over 30 countries around the world including Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Canada, the U.S., Italy, and more. The test is identical no matter the geography.

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Classic vs. Adaptive Matrigma Test

As technology advances, Assessio published a new sophisticated version of their Classic Matrigma test – the Adaptive Matrigma. The old test has a rigid structure – 35 questions with a 40-minute time limit. While the nature of the questions remains the same in the classic and adaptive tests, some aspects are significantly different. The Adaptive Matrigma lasts a maximum of 12 minutes and each question must be answered within a max of 60 seconds. If you answer correctly, you will face a question of higher difficulty. If you do not answer correctly, you will get a question of lower or similar difficulty. The total number of questions is unlimited, yet most people will not answer more than 20-25 questions. The Adaptive Matrigma concludes whenever the system gains enough information to determine your overall score.

How would you know if you are about to take the Classic or Adaptive version? Well, you might get an invitation to take the test from your employer, which will also state the full name of the test. As of today, most employers still prefer using the classic version for their hiring process.

Matrigma Test Format Essentials

Classic Matrigma Test Adaptive Matrigma Test
Type of questions Non-verbal; 3X3 matrix of geometric shapes and symbols related by some rule of logic. You must reveal the logic according to the eight visible elements and choose the correct missing element from the six answer choices. Same as the Classic Matrigma Test.
Time limit 40 minutes 12 minutes overall, 60-second maximum per question.
Number of questions 35 Unlimited, usually 15-20 questions.
Level of difficulty Rising level of difficulty with some randomly easier/harder items mixed in Difficulty changes according to your performance. Harder questions for better performers, easier questions for lower performers.

By measuring cognitive abilities, including problem-solving, logical ability, and the ability to draw logical conclusions with a set of 35 questions within a time limit of 40 minutes (for the classic version), this test produces an incredibly accurate and reliable result instantly upon the completion. Therefore, the generated results are known to be reliable and accurate. This result is compared to the norm group, or the people who also took the same test. Also known as Hogan Matrigma, the Matrigma Test has the flexibility to be administered with or without supervision. It is especially flexible because of its randomized questions and responses alternatives; two people will not get the same test. Plus, its non-verbal format makes it capable to be easily incorporated across different languages. Although it was first developed and published by Assessio in Sweden, it is now available in multiple countries and languages. Matrigma is largely used by a wide spectrum of industries around the world for recruiting employees.

Test Features

  • Gives reliable results: The Matrigma Test is a reliable tool that accurately measures a person’s cognitive ability based on several years of research. The results given are valid as well as accurate enough for hiring managers to rely upon.
  • Strongly predicts your cognitive abilities: Since the Matrigma Test measures your capability to perform jobs that require high cognitive abilities, it uses ‘the matrix problem which is known to be one of the most powerful tools for measuring cognitive abilities.
  • Supports both proctored as well as un-proctored testing: This assessment also features questions and answer alternatives that are random in nature and hence supports proctored as well as un-proctored testing.

Technical Facts

The Classic Matrigma Assessment comprises of 35 items which you are supposed to complete within the duration of 40 minutes. Each question presents a 3×3 matrix of symbols and you need to select the missing symbol out of the six alternatives provided. Several studies have been conducted on the Hogan Matrigma, and it has been proven to be extremely reliable without showing any sign of learning effects. In addition, the randomization of test questions allows supporting both proctored and un-proctored testing. You can now find the Matrigma Assessment in more than 30 countries around the world and in more than 20 languages.

Results Scale and Interpretations

The Matrigma Test is a non-verbal test that measures your General Mental Ability or GMA in comparison to others. It measures your fundamental cognitive abilities like problem-solving skills, logical ability, and flair for spotting logical connections. The result of Matrigma Assessment is always expressed by comparing it against the norm group or the total number of people who have taken the test.

For instance, after taking the test, your result will fall under one of the three levels of Matrigma scale:

  1. Low
  2. Average
  3. High

As can be seen in the image below, the low, average and high intervals comprise 16%, 68%, and 16% respectively of the norm group who achieved a similar result. For instance, if you get a high score, your result is higher than or as high as 16% of the members of the norm group.

Matrigma Test results
Matrigma Test results, source: Matrigma

Low Score

A low score lies in between 0 and 3. If one achieves a low score, it means that he or she has difficulty in solving problems requiring logical ability. In general, he or she is a slow and below-average performer in all kinds of jobs but will do better in jobs that demand lesser logical ability.

Average Score

An average score lies in between 4 and 6 and it indicates an individual’s average logical deductive ability. If you score is within the average zone, it indicates that you are a normal performer in most kind of jobs. You are able to fulfill logical demands at work at a normal level which is neither low nor high.

High Score

A high score lies in between 7 and 10. If you received a high score, then you are someone who solves logical issues easily. You have no difficulty in getting familiar with and performing all kinds of jobs with excellence. With a high problem-solving ability, you are an efficient and above-average performer.

Things to Keep In Mind

Your GMA score is one of the major characteristics determining your work performance. Your Matrigma Test result is all about how many problems you were able to solve within the given time. There might be various factors that might affect an individual’s true Matrigma assessment test report such as environmental disturbances during the test, his or her psychological condition/motivation towards solving the problems, his or her preparedness for the test, etc. If you are affected by one or more of these factors while taking the inductive reasoning test, you might score higher or lower than your “cognitive peer group.”

Therefore, if you are to take the test at home, make sure to create a space that is free from all disturbances. Sleeping and eating well will also help you take the test at your peak. But above all, practicing in advance is the best way of gaining an advantage.


Matrigma Assessment is administered online and therefore, you can access and take at any time. It is suitable for both individuals and large groups. Matrigma test is a convenient inductive reasoning test available online in more than 20 languages.

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Test Provider

Matrigma Test or Hogan Matrigma was published by Assessio International in 2010. Assessio is a consulting organization as well as a major psychometric test publisher located in Sweden. They have been developing such tests since 1954. The test is distributed by Hogan Assessment Systems which is known for selecting, developing, and leading various research-based personality assessment tools. The Matrigma test was developed by Assessio for the purpose of assisting in the selection of the best candidates for organizations. It can be used as a stand-alone tool at the beginning of the recruitment process or during the final round. It is especially popular and reliable because of its randomized questions and responses as well as its non-verbal format which enables it to be incorporated in multiple languages.

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

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This course will help you upgrade your Matrigma matrix-solving skills in less than two hours! Through this course, you will quickly review the essentials of matrix-solving strategies and understand what to expect on the Matrigma, a matrix-based test.

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

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

The course is then concluded with four full-length simulations that accurately follow the structure and concepts of the Matrigma Test. Once you submit each of the tests, you will be able to get a test summary and even see how well you performed in comparison to other people who have taken the test.


Skills You Will Learn




  1. Course Introduction
  2. Inductive & Abstract Reasoning Warm-up
  3. The Basic Structure of The Matrix
  4. Matrix Problems Warm-UP
  5. Deciphering the Logic → Solving the Matrix
  6. Time Management Essentials
  7. Matrigma-Style Simulations – Test Yourself
  8. Course Conclusion



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Tamir Rubin has been working in the field of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences for over ten years. His experience includes the development of tens of assessment test preparations in subjects such as Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Ability, Critical Thinking, Deductive Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and more.

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The following free sample questions demonstrate some of the most common rules of logic existing in the Matrigma Test. In each question, you need to determine which of the six options should replace the question mark to complete the matrix.