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Effective and economical, the IST-Screening test is particularly suitable for use with large numbers of applicants early in the selection process. Designed specifically for use in the early stages of selection, the test consists of three sections which quickly and effectively screen for aptitude in three distinct areas- verbal (Analogies), numerical (Number Sequences), and non-verbal (Matrices). The overall score assesses logical reasoning ability and provides a sound basis for deciding which applicants should progress to the next stage of the process. Now with new UK working population norms, IST-Screening is also available in German and Italian, and a newly developed French adaptation will be published later this year.

Language Versions

English, German and Italian

Product Description

What are the benefits of the IST-Screening test?

  • IST-Screening allows unsuitable applicants to be screened out early in the selection process, reducing recruitment overheads without compromising quality.
  • IST-Screening saves time and money, effectively evaluating verbal, numerical and non-verbal aptitude in less than 30 minutes.
  • Unlike similar tests, IST-Screening gives a total score across all three areas of aptitude, allowing an overall assessment of applicants.
  • Online administration is quick and easy via Hogrefe Testsystem 5 (HTS 5), while online scoring guarantees accuracy and removes the need for manual scoring.

How does the IST-Screening test work?

IST-Screening comprises three subtests designed to assess aptitude in three distinct dimensions - verbal (Analogies), numerical (Number Sequences) and non-verbal (Matrices). The test taker is given a combined total score (logical reasoning) across all three areas:

  • Analogies are an indicator of verbal intelligence. This subtest assesses abilities in the handling of linguistic material in the context of logical reasoning. It involves both mastery of vocabulary and the ability to identify relationships between concepts.
  • Number Sequences are an indicator of numerical intelligence. This subtest assesses arithmetical skill and the ability to identify logical relationships between numbers.
  • Matrices are an indicator of non-verbal intelligence. This subtest assesses the handling of figural and pictorial material. It involves, among other things, the ability to identify logical relationships between figures.

These three different elements involve both inductive and deductive reasoning, resulting in a total score for all three tests which indicates the test taker's logical reasoning capacity. As the total score comprises verbal, numerical and figural components in equal proportions, the assessment gives a broader picture of general aptitude than would be obtained by focusing on just one or two elements.

View and download the IST-Screening flyer here.

Qualification level required:
Test User Occupational: Ability, or equivalent. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance.

Convinced that ability testing is right for your organisation or consultancy – but not sure where to start? Read our mini guide to ability tests here.

Online tests on HTS

Most of our online tests are available through the HTS platform – click here for an overview. To access tests on HTS, you can choose between two options:

  • Test with Hogrefe Administration Service (fixed price: cost of test + £40 admin fee + VAT) whereby Hogrefe manage the test administration process (set up link, download reports)
  • Self-administration (tiered prices) – whereby you have your own HTS account and manage the test administration process, allowing you access to discounted pricing based on the quantity of reports purchased.

To get set up with an HTS account, contact us by email or you can purchase the tests directly on our website. We will then set up your account.

Account set up procedure

Once we have received your order, we set up the online HTS account for you, add your test licenses and send you your login details by email. This may take up to one working day.

Test administration process

Once you have received your account login details, you will be able to set up your questionnaires and send them via email to your test takers. Once they complete their test, the report is automatically formulated on the portal, and ready to be downloaded as a pdf.

With your login details, you will receive a guide to the HTS platform, as well as tutorials explaining how to use the system. Your Hogrefe customer support team is also available to assist you with the process and with any queries you might have.


Less than 30 minutes


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