Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)

DAT is a gold-standard suite of assessments measuring cognitive abilities in a number of different areas. This latest edition, DAT? Next Generation combines cutting-edge Computerised Adaptive Testing technology or CAT to offer five new DAT tests in a number of languages. Compared with traditional fixed-form tests CAT presents a modern method of delivering item-banked tests to job applicants or students with many benefits over the previous version.

What does the next generation Differential Aptitude Test measure?

Each DAT Next Generation sub-test contains only 15 items & measures the following:

  • Verbal Analogies. Measures verbal reasoning by the relationships between pairs of words.
  • Numerical Calculations. Measures addition, subtraction, division, percentages, algebra and, multiplication.
  • Numerical Sequences. Measures problem solving abilities with numbers. Abstract Reasoning. Looks at ability to see sequences in shapes and patterns.
  • Space Relations. The ability to visualise 2D shapes in 3D.
  • Reporting

    The Profile Report contains an overall percentile score (against the chosen norm group) is presented. In addition the T-score, STANINE score, and STEN score are reported in the Additional Technical Information section of the candidate?s Profile Report.

    To access a sample profile report click here.

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At a glance

Measure an individual?s level of general and a number specific mental abilities that are required for success in many job roles and training courses.

Target group
Suitable for a wide range of ability levels; Talent identification, apprenticeships, career guidance, higher education

Appox. 12 minutes, untimed
15 items
Can be completed remotely


Delivery options
Fully outsourced to be managed by Getfeedback or, providing that the user meets the accreditation requirements, can be managed in-house

Customisable options
Can be branded to meet your requirements

Accreditation requirement
BPS Level A accreditation or by Getfeedback providing feedback on the report at an additional cost

Recognition as a high quality tool
Conforms to British Psychological Society (BPS) guidelines

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