The Mettl Test for Critical Thinking (MTCT) is designed to test the critical thinking ability of a candidate. Critical thinking is defined as the ability of an individual to achieve the desired outcome by thinking rationally and critically. It requires a candidate to collect the necessary information required from relevant and diverse sources, render accurate judgement based on the evidence, identify the assumptions made and draw conclusions to reach a decision.
The MTCT measures the critical thinking ability of the test takers across various critical roles at all job levels, individual contributor to mid and senior management roles across industries. This test is suitable to be used in both recruitment and development settings. Critical Thinking is an extremely important competency in a world full of ambiguity and change. Good critical thinking skills helps in interpreting complex information which then facilitates decision making. MTCT assesses candidates on three areas - Recognition of Assumptions, Evaluation of Arguments, and Drawing Conclusions. The candidates are given different situations and statements to assess them on the above-mentioned skills.
The MTCT consists of a situation outlining the premise of the question, followed by four statements on either assumptions, arguments or conclusions. A candidate must identify which of the statements following the premise are assumptions made, which of the arguments are strong or weak and which conclusions are valid.
The test is developed as per the guidelines prescribed by Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing developed jointly by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999), EFPA test review model, Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (EEOC, 1978), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2003).
Use this test for:
- Recruitment: Identify the right hires for your organization by using this test.
- Learning and Development: Understand the current proficiency level of an employee; train and develop employees effectively.
- Identification of High Potential: Have a healthy pipeline of future leaders.
- Succession Planning: Fast-track high potential to retain them.