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.
English, German and Italian
What are the benefits of the IST-Screening test?
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:
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.
Online tests on HTS 5
Most of our online tests are available through the HTS 5 platform – click here for an overview. To access tests on HTS 5, you can choose between two options:
To get set up with an HTS 5 account, contact us by email, by phone on +44 (0)1865 797920 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 5 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 user manual for the HTS 5 platform, as well as tutorials explaining the process. 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