TalentLens (Pearson)

About TalentLens

TalentLens is a psychometric test and assessment publisher that offers a wide array of ability tests, personality tests and a range of other talent measurement and selection and development tools. TalentLens is a subsidiary of Pearson Education. TalentLens has officers throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia with their Headquarters in the UK. Clients of TalentLens include British Airways, BP, University of Cambridge, HSBC, G4S, Thales and WilliamHill.

TalentLens Aptitude Tests

TalentLens offers various assessment and psychometric tests, which can be used for candidate selection, development and engagement. The most popular TalentLens Aptitude tests used by recruiters are:

Ravens Progressive Matrices

This test assesses skills that are essential for professionals and managers. The Ravens Progressive Matrices measures non-verbal abilities, such as problem solving, abstract reasoning and ability to learn. It is used for selection, high-potential identification, high-level technical and global staffing purposes. There are two versions of this test:

Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM)

The SPM test is designed for entry-level and mid-level job positions, contains 28 questions and lasts up to 47 minutes.

Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM)

The APM test is designed for senior management, contains 23 questions and lasts up to 42 minutes.

Candidates undertaking the the Progressive Matrices test are required to analyse patterns in a series of diagrams. They need to select the correct diagram to fit that pattern in a missing space on the grid.

Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal (RANRA)

The Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal, or RANRA in short, measures mathematical and statistical reasoning abilities. The RANRA test is designed to test higher level numerical skills, involving the ability to deduce, interpret and evaluate information. The test consists of 32 items and lasts up to 30 minutes. It can be used as a stand-alone tool but is also used alongside the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (W-GCTA) and Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices.

The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (W-GCTA)

The W-GCTA test assesses a candidate's skills of comprehension, analysis and evaluation. The test measures the ability to look a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives whilst separating facts from opinions and assumptions. The test consists of 40 items and lasts up to 30 minutes. 

Often, on many of the TalentLens tests, the overall score is not the only measured factor; speed, accuracy and caution are alongside the number of correct scored answers. 

TalentLens Personality Tests


The TalentLens Orpheus is a work-based measure of personality, designed to provide insight into a candidate's personality, assessing traits that will contribute to an individual's performance at work. The test assesses how candidates may integrate in teams, how they deal with stress and demand and the candidate-organizational fit. The Orpheus test is based on the Big 5 personality test model, and measures five dimensions, being fellowship, authority, conformity, emotion and detail. Remember, personality tests are multiple-choice, not time-limited and there are no right or wrong answers.  


The SOSIE personality test is designed to identify a candidate's values system by measuring their values and personality traits. It measures eight traits which map on the Big Five factors (OCEAN), six interpersonal values (important when individuals interact) and six personal values, that are more internally focused. This test is important for employing organizations due to the fact that traits and values are linked to job satisfaction and the 'fit' to a job role or organizational culture offers insight in to someone's motivation, job-satisfaction, organizational commitment and ultimately performance. 

Situational Judgement Test

The Situational Judgement Test is an online work simulation designed to assess candidates against a broad range of behaviors or skills that are required for effective performance on a specific job role. The test is suitable for graduate, junior managerial, administrative, customer service and sales roles. Candidates are placed in realistic work scenarios where they are required to deal with different situations that are likely to be faced in a particular job role. The test measures how effective a candidate's decision making and judgement skills are when faced with the sort of situations they will routinely experience on the job. The IRIS Situation Judgement Test lasts up to 30 - 40 minutes. 

Preparing for a TalentLens Test 

Assessment-Training.com offers various verbal, logical, inductive and numerical tests that allow you to practice and prepare yourself before undertaking a TalentLens test. By practicing these tests you will familiarize yourself with the different formats and maximize your chances of acing your assessment.

Please note that Assessment-Training.com's practice packs are generic packs aimed at helping candidates for the actual assessment aptitude tests. Assessment-Training.com and its products are not affiliated to the discussed test publisher.