Adaptability Test

Measure adaptability/mental alertness for technical, clerical, administrative positions.


Special Announcement

We regret to announce that as of February 2019 the publisher of this product has temporarily  discontinued it.  Until further notice it is no longer available for purchase.  Our hope is that it may be reinstated at some point in the future and/or be re-offered in an online format.  However, we do not know when, or if, that will occur.  We apologize for the inconvenience that this creates for current users.  We will be glad to help you select an alternate product in the meantime – if a suitable substitute exists.  Please contact us for recommendations.


The Adaptability Test helps distinguish between individuals who adapt easily to new situations and those who perform better on routine or repetitive jobs.

This test is designed to help identify applicants who can learn new tasks quickly, adapt to new situations easily and follow instructions quickly and accurately.

Normative Data. Percentile norms are listed for the following job classifications:

• general office
• office machine and data processing
• secretaries and stenographers
• skilled and unskilled

Validation Studies. Validation studies have been conducted in various companies for the following jobs and the scores on the adaptability test were found to be related to job performance:

• clerk, accounting
• clerk, adjustment
• clerk, collector (credit)
• finisher trainee
• inspector (quality control)
• order processor (clerical)
• secretary
• supervisor, first-line
• supervisor, industrial
• teletype trainee

Thirty- five questions of increasing difficulty yield a single score. There are two forms, A and B, for the Adaptability Test. They are comparable and can be used to retest individuals.

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