ACER Select Series

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Appropriate For New Applicants
Existing Employees
Comprehensiveness Basic
Administration Time - 30 min
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Scoring Options Internet icon
Language English
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The ACER Select Series are a quick and easily administered tests of verbal or numerical reasoning, suitable for recruitment for a variety of occupations from sales and clerical to junior management and graduate selection. The General Select is intended for candidates who are applying for technical, clerical, and administrative positions.

Determine if job candidates can think clearly, analyze information, solve problems and make rational decisions

The Test of Abstract Reasoning (TAR) is typically used as a measure of general ability for selection into occupations which involve a moderate to high level of demand on reasoning ability and for other purposes where the ability to think clearly, analyze information, solve problems and make rational decisions are important.

The TAR measures the extent to which a person can discover principles and rules, and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns rather than numbers and words. The TAR is nearly language free and so may avoid problems associated with the use of verbal reasoning tests in some contexts where candidates’ written English skills are not well developed.

Examples of selection criteria linked to measures of abstract reasoning are:

• Planning and coordinating
• Creating innovative solutions to problems
• Making decisions in a rational manner
• Learning new material quickly
• Collecting and analyzing information

TEST OF ABSTRACT REASONING PROFILE – SHORT FORM
(45 QUESTIONS) 1 PAGE

The Test of Abstract Reasoning Profile Report – short form provides a picture of
a candidates ability to discover principles and rules and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns. It shows a candidates ability to think clearly and solve problems. The short form shows the raw scores from 45 questions and the candidates percentile rank.

TEST OF ABSTRACT REASONING PROFILE – LONG FORM
(60 QUESTIONS) 1 PAGE

The Test of Abstract Reasoning Profile Report – long form provides a picture of a candidates ability to discover principles and rules and apply them to solve problems using abstract visual patterns. It shows a candidates ability to think clearly and solve problems. The long form shows the raw scores from 60 questions and the candidates percentile rank.

ONLINE REPORTS
• General Verbal
• Professional Verbal
• General Numerical
• Professional Numerical

ACER General Select is intended for candidates who are applying for technical, clerical, and administrative positions.

ACER Professional Select is appropriate for candidates applying for positions where the work requires a high level of reasoning ability, or where these qualities will become more important as staff are promoted, eg. graduate recruitment, managerial, or leadership roles.

Quickly and easily administer tests of verbal or numerical reasoning. Suitable for recruitment for a variety of occupations from sales and clerical to junior management and graduate selection.

General Select Verbal
34 questions, 15 minutes to complete

General Select Numerical
4 questions, 20 minutes to complete

The Professional Select is appropriate for candidates applying for positions where the work requires a high level of reasoning ability, or where these qualities will become more important as staff are promoted, eg. graduate recruitment, managerial, or leadership roles.

Professional Select Verbal
29 questions, 15 minutes to complete

Professional Select Numerical
29 questions, 20 minutes to complete

Report
1 page
The report provides the candidate’s total score, percentile score, and stanine.



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