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Ability Test - General Reasoning

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“The online tests provided by Accountests are a valuable tool for assessing the skills of accounting and bookkeeping candidates. The ordering process is simple, the tests work well, the reports are timely and informative, and the support is great as well. Accountests is now an entrenched part of our Finance department recruiting process.”

Louise Ratcliffe, Finance Manager, Vensa Health, Auckland, NZ

Ability Test - General Reasoning


General Cognitive Reasoning Test Suite (GCAT + Checking Test)

General Reasoning Tests assess your candidates core abilities to carry out everyday tasks in accounting and bookkeeping roles.  Aimed at people who have completed secondary school education, the GCAT+ Checking tests consist of:

  • Verbal Reasoning to test capability to effectively use everyday business English
  • Numerical Abilities in making sense of everyday office basic arithmetic and numbers
  • Abstract Reasoning to test how quickly they can learn and comprehend concepts outside of previous experience
  • Clerical Checking Test to test attention to detail and accuracy when performing repetitive administrative tasks

Sample Candidate Test Report - Click Here

Test Features 

  • Suitable for Assistant Accountants, Bookkeepers & Admin/Support Staff
  • Includes Numerical, Verbal, Abstract & Checking tests
  • Typically takes 45 minutes to complete
  • Australasian norm groups
  • Reports sent to you within 4 business hours of questionnaire completion
  • Phone feedback available to ensure you get the most from every assessment

Get The Test Bundle

Buy this test in a Test Bundle with one of our accounting and bookkeeping skills tests - a cheaper and efficient way to access the full gambit of testing and assessment.  See one of the skills tests pages for the bundle options.

This test is an ideal companion to the Double Entry Accounting Test, Graduate / Trainee Test or the Bookkeeper Test.

Delivery Of Test Links & Candidate Reports

We need to generate the links for this test.  We will do this and have the links to you within 4 New Zealand business hours (9am to 5pm).  We'll forward the completed candidate report to you within the same timeframe.  No links for the test will arrive in the automatic confirmation emails you receive directly after purchase.


Not sure which test is right for your candidate? Find out with our Which Test Table here

What our clients are saying

Here's what some of Accountests clients tell us

"The abilities being shown by the recruited candidate correlates with the outcome of their test, and they are progressing and delivering to expectations"

BDO New Zealand


"The Accountest was an extremely useful tool which assisted in our recruitment decision. The person we engaged is at the standard we expected and is in-line with the skill rating in the test results"

Karen Abery

Practice Manager, Ingham Mora, Tauranga

"We now use these tests to assess all potential accounting staff as part of our recruitment process."

Dianne Wilson

Business Manager, McIntyre Dick, Invercargill

"The candidates that do well in the test certainly seem to be our better performers."

Arran Findlayson

CEO, The Back Office Co, Auckland

"We have found that Accountests gives us the opportunity to understand our candidates accounting ability, which no other product has done until now. It also gives us the opportunity to base further questions for the candidate around what we can see their ability is and enable us to make an informed decision."

Sharlene Bryant

Director, Baker Tilly, Hawkes Bay

"The tool was great and formed a good part of the pre-employment process for us."

Danielle Dwyer

HR Manager, Flavorite Marketing, Melbourne Australia

"The Public Sector Test was pivotal in validating our hiring decision.  The reporting was clear and we were able to pick out the criteria of greatest interest to us"

Adele Henderson

Director of Corporate Services, Napier City Council