A simple, predictive numerical reasoning assessment

Quickly identify numerical reasoning skills for high-volume roles using a fair, accurate and automatically-scored test.

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Find genuine analytical and commercial skills

Narrow your candidate pool in the most efficient and predictive way possible. The Numerical Skills Test was designed to assess candidates' numerical abilities and reasoning skills in a fair, ethical testing environment.

The fair & efficient way to assess maths skills

Make bias-free, data-driven shortlisting decisions using assessments backed by behavioural science. All of our numerical reasoning questions were specifically crafted to test practical skills required in the workplace.


Questions designed by employment psychologists and psychometric testing experts

Our test environment embeds behavioural design principles to reduce bias

As soon as a candidate completes the test, Applied calculates the scores for you

Candidates get to see what the job entails and receive detailed feedback

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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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Take the legwork out of high-volume roles

Candidates are given 30mins to answer 20 multiple-choice questions (which can be extended for reasonable adjustments). You’ll see scores on your candidate hub as soon as candidates complete the test and candidates will see their total test score via a personalised feedback link.

Streamline your recruitment process, without compromising on quality

Need to quickly narrow your talent pool? Test for numerical reasoning skills using a proven, predictive and anonymous assessment process. Measurably improve quality and diversity of hire whilst cutting countless hours of CV sifting.

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Make decisions using data, not gut instinct

Turn your decision-making process into a science...

Applied’s Numerical Skills Test will give you all the data you need to prove your application process is equitable and impartial. See exactly how candidates scored quickly and anonymously.

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What skills does the numerical reasoning test assess?

Our numerical test questions will assess:

  • Numerical computation: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, fractions, and decimals.
  • Numerical estimation: quickly and accurately making estimates of the answers to straightforward numerical questions.
  • Numerical reasoning ability: working out how to get an answer rather than simply being told what calculations to apply.
  • Data interpretation: looking at pie charts, line graphs, scatter plots, and tables to interpret answers to questions.

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