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Differential Aptitude Tests Next Generation


The latest edition of Differential Aptitude Tests™, DAT™ Next Generation, combines modern Computerized Adaptive Testing technology (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 enhancements from the previous version.

Other languages:

UK English and French now available; US English, Dutch, and Spanish coming 2019

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Initially launched in 1947 to support career guidance and vocational counselling in students, DAT now measures an individual’s level of general and specific mental abilities that are required for success in many job roles and training courses.

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  • More reliable scores.
  • Improved user experience.
  • Items presented at ability level of test taker.
  • One test suitable for a wide range of ability levels.


Each DAT Next Generation 15-item subtest measures: 

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

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