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Differential Aptitudes Test (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.



Shorter test: 15 items - untimed


Suitable for a wide range of ability levels.​

Accreditation Requirement

British Psychological Society (BPS) Level A accreditation or by GFB providing feedback on the report at an additional cost​.

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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 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.



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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