Cognitive Assessments

Our range of cognitive assessments measure different types of cognitive abilities. When integrated with Hogan’s suite of personality assessments, these measures provide a powerful and in-depth overview of an individual’s potential and capacity for long-term growth, enabling organisations to make insightful talent management decisions.

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Judgment is an innovative assessment which measures both cognitive ability and the personality characteristics that drive decision-making.

The Hogan Judgment test goes beyond “right” and “wrong” decisions. It measures the decision-making processes of leaders, their biases and the reactions to feedback regarding their decisions, supporting decision-making self-awareness.

Quick Facts

Driven by personality, cognitive verbal, and cognitive numerical assessments

20-minute completion time

Nondiscriminatory, equitable, and inclusive


The Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory describes reasoning style — the ability to evaluate sets of data, make decisions, solve problems, and avoid repeating past mistakes. By assessing reasoning style, you can understand a candidate’s approach to problem-solving and capacity for new information, and identify areas for development.

The Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory evaluates two kinds of problem-solving: qualitative and quantitative.

Qualitative Reasoning

This involves working with data visualisation, logic, and verbal information to solve problems
Quantitative Reasoning

This involves working with mathematical and spatial information to evaluate and solve problems

Quick facts

A 24-item measure of business reasoning

30 minutes completion time

Norms based on samples of working adults from around the globe

Designed to predict occupational success

Useful for candidate screening and career or leadership development

Online administration

Items developed to minimize reading requirements and adverse impact

Based on evolutionary psychology

Nondiscriminatory, equitable, and inclusive


Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM-III) is a cognitive test which measures the ability to make meaning out of confusion, formulate new concepts, and solve problems and tasks when faced with novel, complex information in unfamiliar situations.

This highly trusted cognitive test can be used across candidate pools where multiple languages are spoken, thus removing language bias while efficiently screening applicants’ general cognitive ability levels in unsupervised settings.

Quick Facts

40-minute completion time

Tests advanced observation and clear thinking skills

Analyses ability to solve new and complex problems

Predicts ability to grasp new concepts quickly

Item-banked questions ensure no two test-takers receive the same set of questions

Suitable for use across industries and job levels

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