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GATB - General Aptitude Test Battery

This test is no longer available in english, please refer to CFIT






Observation time

Measure cognitive skills

Offered online at a cost of $ 30 per administration including the report

HR Director, Guidance Counselor, Occupational Psychologist

Personnel Selection, Career Guidance, Recruitment

French (See CFIT for French and English version)

30 mins

This version of the BGTA available online on our test platform is the most recent and meets aux normes de 2018, in force since 1st 2018 March 2019. These new standards are only available in the electronic version and have been updated from a sample of 9,852 people. The distribution by age group is representative of the Quebec and Canadian populations. 


Used by thousands of companies and consultants since 1964, the BGTA is a renowned skills assessment tool  taught in multiple Canadian universities. Elle  allows an individual's aptitudes to be assessed in multiple contexts: personnel selection in the context of recruitment or promotion, assessment of aptitudes following a work accident, assessment in a context of career reorientation, assessment for admission to a vocational education program.

The Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence Test (CFIT) is the logical continuation of the BGTA. Developed in the early 2010s by experts from linguistics, mathematics, logic and psychology, CFIT is the result of five years of research.

Dozens of studies over the past few decades show that the best predictor of work performance remains the individual's cognitive skills.

Measuring a job candidate's cognitive abilities is one way to ensure that they have the skills required for the job. The BGTA allows you to obtain a valid and reliable measure of his cognitive abilities and the g-factor.

It is also used in the context of selection by human resources advisers (CRHA), guidance counselors (co) and occupational psychologists.

The g-factor is the measure of general ability to learn:

spatial ability (part 3), verbal ability (part 4) and

math problem solving (part 6). 

G (general intelligence factor) 
V (synonym antonym: verbalization) 
N (numerical calculation: numeration - arithmetic reasoning) 
S (volume development: spatialization)
Q (verification: perception of writings)
P (identical tools: shape perception) 
K (tracing bars: visual-motor coordination) 
M (moving and rolling test: manual dexterity) 
F (assembly, disassembly: finger dexterity)  

2012 Standards

Standardization was established from a proportional systematic sample of almost 9,620 people, both men and women. The distribution by age group is representative of the Quebec and Canadian populations. 

Skill G: General ability to learn 
General ability to learn. Ability to understand directives and to grasp the fundamental principles. Ability to reason and make decisions. Closely related to work performance and academic success. 

Skill V: Verbal Skill (G*) 
Ability to understand the meaning of words and use them wisely. Ability to understand language, to grasp the relationship between words and the meaning of sentences. 

Ability N: Numerical Ability (G*) 
Ability to quickly make exact calculations. Ability to solve mathematical problems that require logical reasoning. 

S ability: Spatial ability (G*) 
Ability to imagine geometric shapes and to represent volumes from drawings. Ability to grasp the functional relationship of objects in space. 

P Skill: Shape Perception 
Ability to identify relevant details in objects, illustrations or graphic representations. Ability to make visual comparisons and to notice slight differences in shapes or hues in illustrations, and thickness or length of lines in drawings. 

Q Skill: Perception of scriptures 
Ability to identify relevant details in texts and tables. Ability to see differences in scripts, to proofread text and figures, and to avoid typing or reading errors in calculations. Measures the speed of perception needed in many industrial jobs, even if the job does not involve verbal or numerical content. 

G*: Constituent abilities of factor g 

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