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CCAT Tests

CCAT Tests

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CCAT test practice

The CCAT is a test that is used as a pre-employment aptitude assessment, usually in roles that need critical thinking and problem solving. It is a respected test that does not require any previous knowledge, yet is seen as a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Tips on how to prepare for and pass CCATs

1) Know your strengths

The questions on the CCAT are a mix of subjects throughout. You’ll be better at some subjects than others – you might have better aptitude for language so perform better in the verbal section, or you may be quick at arithmetic so find the math and logic questions easier.

Whichever is your strength, play to it. There are no penalties for a wrong answer, so when time is not on your side (as is the challenge in the CCAT) it is preferable to get an answer down – even if it is a guess. Getting through the questions that you are less sure on so that you can answer the ones that you find easier is a good strategy.

2) Practice

You can improve your performance on the CCAT by practicing sample questions. This will help you become familiar with the layout and wording of the assessment, and will give you a good indication of where your weaknesses lie.

Although you might want to play to your strengths as in the tip above, working on your weaker areas can only improve your overall score.

3) Prepare

Any online (or in-person) assessment needs preparation. For the CCAT, usually delivered online, you need to get yourself into the ‘test mentality’.

Get a good night’s sleep, eat well and stay hydrated. Choose an area to take the test where you won’t be disturbed, and make sure that you have a reliable internet connection to minimise distractions.

You have not got much time in this test, so any wasted moments can seriously impact your performance.

4) Read the instructions

At the beginning of the test you will have a set of instructions, telling you how to complete the test properly. This part of the test is not timed, so take the time to make sure that you fully understand how to answer, how to move on to the next question, and any other information that is provided.

Reading the instructions with care will also help to reduce your initial anxiety as you begin the test.

5) Manage your time

Fifteen minutes is not a lot of time to answer 50 questions; according to Criteria Corp, less than 1% of test-takers manage to answer all of them.

With such a short time frame, you cannot afford to hesitate – so if you cannot quickly come up with an answer, make a guess and then move on. Less than 18 seconds per question means that the faster you are, the better you will perform.

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How are CCAT tests scored?

CCATs are scored as one point for each correct answer. This is presented to the recruiter in two ways: as a raw score (x out of 50) and as a percentile (for example, 55%). The percentile shows your relative performance compared to other test-takers; so if you score 55%, you have performed better than 55% of people who have taken the test.

What is a good CCAT score?

The definition of a ‘good’ CCAT score is a difficult one, considering the statistics around completion. In most cases, the recruiter will have a defined percentile that needs to be reached and that will differ between roles.

How many questions are answered on average in the CCAT?

According to Criteria Corp, the average number of answered questions is 24. This demonstrates just how much time pressure is added to the assessment, and shows that success can come even if you don’t answer all the questions – although you can help yourself by answering as many as possible.

How can I practice CCAT tests?

There are many practice assessments online that give great preparation for questions on verbal reasoning and spatial awareness as well as math and logic, but the best way to prepare is with a specific CCAT prep pack or practice test.

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What our customers say about our CCAT tests

  • Australia

    June 08, 2023

    Very helpful

    The format was good. Perhaps I was looking something for CCAT format, which this test has long form questions, unlike CCAT verbal or logical reasoning questions are usually short forms.

  • United States of America

    March 20, 2023

    reading comprehension +

    not only do you need to comprehend the readings, you need to be able to extrapolate some of the info to reach the correct answer.

  • United Kingdom

    March 07, 2023

    Quick reading skills

    Quite lengthy pieces of text needed to be scanned through in order to answer the questions. It requires speed but also great attention to detail to pass the test.

  • United States of America

    January 12, 2023


    This was a bit different from other CCAT practice tests I've taken, so I appreciate the new questions

  • United States of America

    January 03, 2023

    More to the level of testing I expeceted.

    Most of the online testing sites have fairly difficult testing. This test was more of what I was looking for.

  • United Kingdom

    December 06, 2022


    Good information within the tests, lots to read, and having to read a couple of times benefits a far better test process

  • United States of America

    November 23, 2022

    Good prep

    I liked how it got my brain thinking in different ways than I am used to and made me pay attention to details.

  • Kenya

    September 17, 2022

    Being careful when reading the excerpt

    The excerpts were interesting and the questions are set in a way that you have to think thoroughly before you decide on the choice you are going to select.

  • Zambia

    August 16, 2022

    My first test

    The test was just ok though challenging it required leading speed and absorbing the content at the same time

  • United States of America

    June 16, 2022


    I was asked questions based on the information given and had to answer in a limited time frame.