PI Cognitive Assessment Test Prep - 100% Free!

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Everything You Need:

Sample Questions

Timed quizzes with all 9 question types of the PI cognitive assessment

Scores explained

Understand what your score would look like

Tips

Best practices on the way to get our desired score

Practice tests

A list of free tests on the internet that could really help you.

PI Cognitive assessment quick facts

The Predictive Index cognitive assessment is an ability test which measures your capacity to learn, adapt, and acquire new skills in the workplace.

  • 50 questions, to be answered in 12 minutes
  • Cognition factors: numerical, verbal, abstract
  • Question types: 3 for each cognition factor, 9 in total
  • Formerly known as the PLI test or the PILI test
  • Average score is 20 correct answers out of 50

PI cognitive assessment scores

  • Your score is based on the number of correct answers you got (raw score).
  • A raw score is converted into a percentile score, which tells the employer how well you did in comparison to other candidates.
  • The average raw score is around 20 out of 50.
  • There’s no negative scoring – guess the questions you can’t solve!

Read my friendly guide on PI Cognitive Assessment Scores.

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pI cognitive assessment sample questions & 3 Quizzes

Numerical Reasoning

 Three question types are included in this cognition area of the PI cognitive assessment. Take my quick and interactive timed quiz, made with original sample questions to see how well you do:

 

PI Numerical quiz - assess yourself

Word problem, number series, lowest value. Compare your score to the entire population

1 / 3

15 cups cost $720. How much would 3 cups cost?

2 / 3

Complete the following sequence:

1 | 3 | 12 | 60 | ?

3 / 3

Which number has the lowest value?

Your score is:

Average statistical: 56%

For example, what’s the next number in the series:

49, 45, 42, 40, ?

The answer is 39, as the series descends like this: -4,-3,-2,-1

For example, which of the following has the lowest value?

0.15, 1/5, 15/10, 10/15

The answer is 0.15

For example,: 

In the past two years,Nina’s salary grew by 25% each year. Two years ago, her salary was $80,000 per year. What will be Nina’s annual salary this year? 
$115K | $120K | $125K | $130K

The answer is (80*1.25)*1.25  

Step 1: [(80*1)+(80*0.25)=100

Step 2: [(100*1.25)=125

You can practice and improve on all three numerical reasoning question types. However, for some of you (including myself at the time) it may require a serious review of school-level math. 

Verbal Reasoning

The three verbal reasoning questions on the PI cognitive assessment require high level of vocabulary and fast reading skills for the analysis question type. The assessment is available in 70+ languages so you must take it in your mother tongue! Here are three original practice questions:

PI verbal quiz - assess yourself

Antonym, analogy, analysis. Compare your score to the entire population

1 / 3

Not all conference participants are doctors.

All conference participants who are doctors are experts.

Some doctors who participate at the conference are not certified.

Conclusion: Some certified people at the conference are experts.

2 / 3

Persist is to endure as reject is to

3 / 3

Which of the following words is the opposite of injure?

Your score is:

Average statistical: 49%

Really simple, only requires strong vocabulary. You better take the test in a language you feel most comfortable with.

Here’s a really good list of analogy types and solving strategies: 

https://www.kaptest.com/study/ssat/the-ssat-analogies/

This one’s a bit harder. It involves reading assumptions and connecting them in logical bridges. Only practice can get you to master this question type.

 

Abstract Reasoning

This section is “fun” as there’s no reading required, and you simply need to work out the pattern. 

PI Abstract quiz - assess yourself

Shape series, analogy, odd one out. Compare your score to the entire population

1 / 3

Complete the missing frame

 

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2 / 3

Which option does NOT share the common features of the two images below?

 

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3 / 3

Complete the shape analogy

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Your score is:

Average statistical: 31%

Free, 50-question, 12-minute practice tests

I was able to find a nice amount of tests that include 50 questions and need to be solved in 12 minutes. They’re a great way to practice freely, although I wouldn’t count on them alone.  

PI cognitive assessment Tips for success

  1. Don’t step into this step without preparation! 
  2. Don’t feel ashamed of preparing. Employers prefer that you prepare and do your best.
  3. Get used to the 12-minute time limit by practicing with as many tests as possible. 
  4. Take the test in optimal conditions: food, sleep, caffeine, isolated environment.
  5. Take the test in your mother tongue.
  6. There’s a second testing round, don’t cheat and prepare again for round 2.
  7. Don’t spend more than 25 seconds per question. 
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Believe in Yourself - You can improve!

  • In addition to all the technical stuff and training, there’s a lot of psychology here.
  • If you get into the right mindset, you will improve your score through the process of preparing. But for that you must keep your head up and not give up! 
  • Join the discussion below and feel free to ask questions and post comments

Sincerely, lara

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3 Comments

  1. Hi there,
    Lara here, just inviting everyone to post (relevant!) questions and information regarding the PI cognitive assessment. 🙂

  2. Which number has the lowest value?
    Why is the right answer 2/5+0.35?
    2/5+0.35=0.4+0.35=0.75
    1/3+0.4=0.33(3)+0.4=0.73(3)
    0.73(3)<0.75
    Isn't it?

    1. Hi Ola,

      The answer is indeed 1/3+0.4. There was a bug in the question, but it’s now fixed. Thanks!

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