The behavioural science-backed cognitive ability test

Mapped is an ethical, predictive way to test numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills

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Find genuine analytical and commercial skills

No filler. No irrelevant questions - Mapped was designed by people doing real analytical jobs in top consulting and finance firms. We worked with investment bankers, strategy consultants and behavioural scientists to build assessments that hone in on the critical skills needed for demanding analytical and commercial roles.

Predictive cognitive ability testing for high-volume roles

Mapped is not an easy test... it was built to identify the very best talent, compared to your typical cognitive ability test which tends to see most candidates achieve the top scores.

Numerical reasoning

Percentages, calculus and orders of magnitude etc

Data Interpreting

Understanding the story of graphs and tables

Analytical thinking

Using available information to creatively solve problems

Attention to detail

Can candidates spot that extra zero or wrong calculation?

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Applied is the essential platform for fairer hiring

Applied is the end-to-end platform for predictive, anonymous hiring. Reduce bias, automate your process and use science-backed, predictive assessments to test directly for the skills needed for the job.

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Fair, anonymous process

Predictive, skills-based assessments

Manual tasks automated

Numerical and cognitive tests

The ethical, diversity-driven means of cognitive testing

Our testing environment uses ground-breaking behavioural science to create a unique and level playing field. Why limit yourself to a small pool of candidates from specific universities or STEM backgrounds when you can test directly for the skills needed for the job?  Open up your roles to a more diverse set of candidates and spot hidden talent.

Measure cognitive skills quickly and objectively

The Mapped cognitive assessment will show you scores on your candidate list, so you can easily decide who to shortlist using bias-free data. Candidates will see their total test score on the personalised feedback link that you share with them.

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No bad hires. No time wasted on bad interviews.

Mapped was designed to hone in on relevant, practical skills so you only need to spend time reviewing candidates who have the analytical skills needed for the job. Candidates genuinely enjoy our testing process with varied and engaging questions. No tricks or excessively heavy charts.

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Want to see how our analytics suite actually works? You can test our how the feature works at your own pace  via our hands-on, unguided tour...

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What our customers say about us

"With Applied in place, our hiring can be more strategic and focused... we can plan how and where we’re searching for talent across many different communities, job forums, regions or universities, so that our recruitment is diverse and ensures we get the best people for the roles available."

Charlotte Hillenbrand

Executive Director of Digital & Innovation
Comic Relief

“The reporting and data Applied offers provides such useful insights for us to reflect on, I’ve never seen another recruitment tool or provider offer so much that allows us to continuously improve our hiring process. We managed to reduced time spent reviewing applications by 50% and increase applications by 30%.”

Tania Flasck


“Senior candidates love the chance to get a deep understanding for what a potential new role involves and to see a demonstrable commitment to inclusion and not just another empty statement about diversity.”

Nick Crocker

Blackbird Ventures

About Applied

Born out of the UK Government’s Behavioural Insights Team, Applied is the all-in-one platform for fairer, more predictive hiring. Built on 100+ years of behavioural science, our platform is designed to reduce bias and accurately forecast job performance at every step of the process.

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Mapped is ideal for high-volume roles - make fast and fair shortlisting decisions with all the data you'll need to prove your process is accurate and ethical.goals that you can track and quantify?