General Aptitude Mobile Evaluation (GAME)

Updated 6 months ago by Amy Tranter

The GAME is a mobile-first game-based assessment of cognitive aptitude, which evaluates candidates on many of the critical factors that contribute to on-the-job performance: critical thinking, problem solving ability, attention to detail, and the ability to learn and apply new information. Cognitive aptitude has proven to be one of the best predictors of job performance across a wide variety of jobs, based on findings from more than 22,000 studies including over 5 million participants (Ones, 2004). Individuals high in cognitive aptitude are more likely to be quick learners and high performers than individuals low in cognitive aptitude. As a measurement of cognitive aptitude, the GAME can therefore be used in the employee selection process as an accurate and reliable predictor of future performance among job candidates. 


The GAME consists of three short and engaging games, which candidates can complete in approximately 6 minutes. Each of these games requires candidates to respond to stimuli in real time by clicking the correct object or pressing the correct key at the correct time.  There are 40 different items (i.e., individual problems to solve) within each game. The test is also dynamic, such that each item encountered by an individual candidate is pulled from a larger item pool, with difficulty levels predetermined for all items. This allows for all candidates to receive the same number and overall difficulty of items while encountering a relatively unique selection and ordering of items. 


The three games included in the GAME target three respective measures of cognitive aptitude: Attention to Detail, Verbal Ability, and Numerical Reasoning. Each candidate receives a score on each of these individual measures. Additionally, these measures are combined into an overall Percentile Score. This score reflects how a candidate performed across the entire test, relative to others who have taken the test. For example, a percentile score of 45 means that a candidate scored better than 45% of the group on which the test was normed. Finally, suggested raw score ranges are provided based on normative data relative to a selection of commonly assessed occupations

General Aptitude Mobile Evaluation training

Watch our consulting psych led General Aptitude Mobile Evaluation (GAME) assessment training video to learn everything from what GAME predicts and measures to understanding your report to what the candidate experiences when completing the assessment.


About the GAME

Information brief for GAME

GAME Sample Score Report

GAME Sample Score Report (with Score Range)

Guide for interpreting score report

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