These tests measure the overall intellectual activity or intelligence quotient (I.Q.) of the applicants. We can know about the capability of a person in dealing with new problems. Applicant’s word fluency, memory, reasoning are also determined with these tests.
Intelligence tests, generally, consist of a long list of questions, problem solving questions, reasoning, multiple-choice questions which are to be answered in a given time. The score of persons is judged against pre-decided scales. These tests are very useful for selecting persons for jobs requiring executive responsibilities.