PPM-R is a battery of seven aptitude and ability tests designed to meet the demands of occupational test users seeking high levels of reliability, validity and flexibility. Each of the tests can be administered independently or as a battery for selection or development at work - especially where meaningful distinctions between different abilities need to be ascertained in order to provide a detailed picture of the aptitudes and abilities of the candidate. Download the PPM-R flyer here.
Directors, managers, supervisors, professionals and graduates.
The seven independent tests available within the PPM-R suite are separated into two categories: Power and Performance.
The Power tests look to measure an individual's aptitude or potential, and include Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual Reasoning. The Performance tests look to measure a person's ability, or what they are currently able to do, and include Verbal Comprehension, Numerical Computation, Spatial Ability and Mechanical Understanding.
Each of the tests look to assess a specific psychological construct, as outlined below:
• Verbal Reasoning - measures the test taker's capability to read, interpret and draw logical conclusions from written information
• Numerical Reasoning - measures the test taker's capability to interpret numerical information by identifying the relationship between pairs of numbers
• Perceptual Reasoning - measures the test taker's capability to solve problems presented in the form of diagrams
• Verbal Comprehension - measures the test taker's ability to comprehend written information
• Numerical Computation - measures the test taker's ability to use basic numerical principles, specifically addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• Spatial Ability - measures the test taker's ability to manipulate two-dimensional shapes within their “mind's eye”
• Mechanical Understanding - measures the test taker's understanding of how mechanical things work
The PPM-R tests can be used individually to measure a specific ability or aptitude, or grouped into smaller test suites that match the ability and aptitude requirements of specific roles. An example of a smaller test suite would be the combination of Numerical Computation, Spatial Ability and Mechanical Understanding tests to assess individuals for engineering or technical roles.
Qualification level required:
Test User Occupational: Ability, or equivalent. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance.
Accessing tests on HTS 5
Online tests are available through the HTS 5 platform - click here for an overview. To access tests on HTS 5, users can choose between two options:
To get set up with an HTS 5 account, contact us by phone on +44 (0)1865 797920 or email. Alternatively, you can purchase the tests on our website, and we will set up your HTS 5 account, add your licenses and email you the login details to your account together with a complete user guide.