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Professional Ability Test for HR and Recruitment

The Bridge Ability Suite is a professional ability test that consists of three parts: a Verbal test, a Numerical test, and an Abstract test (logical reasoning). This ability test is available at the Vocational, Bachelor, and University level.

The Bridge Ability Test is often used in work settings (recruitment and HR). It can be used to assess if an employee can move on to a position at a higher level. Or it can be used to determine the IQ or cognitive ability of an (external) applicant. This ability test provides an accurate prediction of a person's fit for a new job or training. You can use this test to identify high performers.

Parts of the professional ability test

The professional ability test consists of three parts: verbal abilities, numerical abilities, and logical (abstract) thinking. Each test has 25 questions (18 minutes per test). The test reports are directly available.

How to order a professional ability test 

  • Only available for businesses and organizations.
  • You can order the professional ability test for your candidates at our orderpage.
  • Select 'cognitive ability test', then select the correct level (Vocational, Bachelor or University)
  • We will create and email the acces codes your candidate within the hour.
  • Your candidate completes the test.
  • Companies and organizations can pay with an invoice afterwards.
  • Planning on using tests and online assessments in high volume? Opt for a more cost-efficient corporate account on The Bridge Assessment Platform.
  • Prices starting from € 45 per candidate.

Verbal ability test

Do you want to know how well candidates understand and analyze complex texts? This test measures the ability to draw correct conclusions from written information. In addition, this ability test provides insight into the following areas: word comprehension, text comprehension, and understanding arguments. Number of questions: 25, time available: 17 minutes.

Numerical ability test

Are you looking for a reliable online test that measures numerical skills? In this online intelligence test, candidates must perform calculations, as well as compare data and tables, among other things. Number of questions: 25, time available: 17 minutes.

Abstract ability test

Do you want to know whether candidates are suitable for financial, technical, or scientific positions? Within thirty minutes, you can effortlessly measure their ability to think strategically, analyze processes, and understand and process numbers. Number of questions: 25, time available: 17 minutes.

  • Can be ordered as a separate test (per candidate) or via your own account on the Bridge Assessment Platform;
  • The professional ability test consists of three parts: verbal ability, numerical ability, and logical thinking;
  • The online ability tests are taken separately or in combination;
  • Available at the Vocational, Bachelor, and University levels;
  • Available in 20 languages, including Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish;
  • Online, reliable, and scientifically-based;


With a professional ability test you can determine whether your candidate or employee is at an MBO, HBO, or WO level. For example, you can better estimate whether it makes sense to invest in training for an employee, or you can measure during selection or recruitment whether a candidate has the desired level for the position.

  • Time: 3 times 18 minutes;
  • Only available for companies and organizations;
  • Measure mental ability, including problem solving ability;
  • Measures numerical aptitude (arithmetic), verbal aptitude (linguistic insight), and logical thinking;
  • Provides insight into how quickly an employee can adapt.

Based on scientific research

The professional ability test was developed by TestGroup’s Research & Development team, in collaboration with universities in the Netherlands and abroad. TestGroup specializes in predicting work behavior with personality questionnaires and intelligence tests. We advise organizations worldwide on the application of online assessments, and we also publish scientific articles about online assessments together with universities. Through this link, you can view one of our studies. Do you have questions about the use of online assessments? Feel free to contact TestGroup Amsterdam by number 020-2621630.

Sample reports: The Bridge Ability Suite

There are three reports available for The Bridge Ability Suite: The Bridge Abstract report, The Bridge Numeric report and The Bridge Verbal report.

The Bridge Abstract report

The Bridge Numerical report

The Bridge Verbal report

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  • You can order a test or online assessment for your candidate or employee below.
  • We will email the login details to you within just 30 minutes.
  • After completion, the assessment report will be directly available.
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  • High volume use? Get you own account on our online assessment platform.


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