Revelian is an Australian test publisher that was founded in 1999. Formerly known as Onetest, Revelian is the most popular and widely used psychometric test publisher in Australia.
More than 200,000 people take a Revelian test worldwide every single year, and employers choose Revelian because they offer data-driven insights into the suitability of candidates based on scientific, psychological research and knowledge of workplace needs.
What Is A Revelian Assessment?
There are fourteen different types of Revelian tests available, and each one is designed to assess different aspects of personality, skills and aptitudes in applicants, ensuring that the right people are taken further into the assessment process and eventually employed.
Revelian Psychometric Tests
The assessment you will take will depend on the role you have applied for - and you may face more than one.
You will be invited to complete the tests that you need via email; you need a reliable internet connection and some time where you will not be disturbed.
Revelian Cognitive Ability Test (RCAT)
The Revelian Cognitive Ability Test (RCAT) is probably the most popular test being used by organisations at the moment, because it can assess several different competencies in one.
You will face 51 questions that need to be answered in 20 minutes, and they will be a combination of verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and abstract reasoning.
The answers will either be multiple choice or 'fill in the blank', and because of the tight time limit, you will be expected to work quickly and accurately to complete the assessment in time.
Verbal Reasoning Test (RVRT)
A verbal reasoning assessment is designed to assess your natural ability to analyse written information to come to a logical, reasoned conclusion.
The questions will be based on a passage of text, which you will need to quickly and accurately read and understand in order to to find the answers. The RVRT is testing how you can solve problems using words, and find the key points in the information.
You will have just ten minutes available in this test to answer up to 35 questions - it is not expected that you will complete all of them, but speed and accuracy are important.
Numerical Reasoning Test (RNRT)
The numerical reasoning assessment is another time pressure test. You will have just 12 minutes to answer up to 25 questions.
The numerical reasoning assessment is not strictly a maths test, but it does assess the way you work with data that is presented in tables, graphs and charts.
The questions will require some basic sums to find the answers, and most will be multiple choice. Percentages, fractions, and basic functions are all needed to solve the problems, so this is more a test of your inherent ability to deal with numerical information and use it to make a decision.
Abstract Reasoning Test
Abstract reasoning is an assessment of your ability to find the relationships and patterns that govern a sequence of images or shapes. Logic assessments, especially using unfamiliar information as in the Revelian tests, is a good indication of problem-solving ability and critical thinking.
This test is presented with questions in the form of sequences, and each will contain a number of shapes. These shapes will change to create a pattern, and there will be a missing image that you will need to find. The answers are multiple-choice.
In just ten minutes, you will be expected to answer up to 32 questions, so you need to be able to quickly and accurately spot the patterns and use this information to make a logical decision.
Revelian Personality Test
There are several different tests that could be considered a Revelian personality test, but the most in-depth and arguably most effective is the 16 Personality Factors (16PF).
This assessment is untimed, but usually takes about 30 minutes. There are 170 statements in the questionnaire, and they are multiple-choice. A set of four statements are presented on each page of the assessment, and you need to use a five-point scale to rate these statements according to how much you think they describe you.
There are no right or wrong answers in the 16PF questionnaire, it is a way for the organisation to predict your behaviour in a work environment using specific, everyday scenarios.
With 24 questions to be answered, this untimed test usually takes just ten minutes, and is a way to assess the way you work with others and approach challenges based on the statements that are most or least like you in your current role.
Emotional Intelligence (MSCEIT)
The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test has been developed to assess your emotional intelligence, and how you can recognise, understand and use emotions in the workplace. This untimed assessment usually lasts about 40 minutes, and consists of 171 questions based on faces, scenarios and pictures.
There are a number of skills tests that are published by Revelian, and these can be timed or untimed. The point of these assessments is to measure your skills at the time of taking the test, to ensure you have the necessary knowledge to be successful in the role.
Values Inventory (RVI)
The Revelian Values Inventory is a simple and quick assessment, with 20 questions in a test that is untimed. The aim of this assessment is to see how your work values align with the values of the organisation, to assess cultural fit which is linked to commitment and loyalty.
Work Preferences Profile
Another untimed test, is the Work Preferences Profile Test. It has 84-questions and is a way for the organization to understand which work tasks you find more satisfying to see how that matches the requirements of the job.
Work Reliability Scale
This assessment is used to test an applicant on their attitudes towards work-related issues using a response scale that is different throughout the test. There are 54 statements, and this test is untimed although usually takes about ten minutes.
Work Safety Assessment
For roles where safety is a priority, the Work Safety Assessment is a simple to administer an assessment that focuses on your attitudes to safety at work, is untimed and can be answered on any device. This test is either 49 questions (short) or 77 questions (long).
Gamified assessments are often used in tech recruitment, and Cognify consists of six mini-games that are designed to offer thousands of data points for a full picture of the candidate's cognitive ability, focusing on problem-solving, verbal knowledge and numerical reasoning.
Another gamified assessment, Emotify focuses on emotional intelligence by assessing whether you can match emotions to faces and situations in two short assessments.
Tips To Pass Revelian Tests
Familiarise Yourself With The Assessment
As the assessments are all different, understanding what you need to do to complete the test will make you feel more confident. Be familiar with the layout, the structure, and the time limit (if appropriate).
Although most Revelian assessments are aimed at testing your competencies - which means you do not necessarily need to revise - practicing tests can make a real difference to your final score.
Find Revelian practice tests online and take them so you can get comfortable with the question styles, recognise the format, and understand how best to answer them.
Identify Areas Of Weakness [And Practice]
It is perfectly natural for there to be areas of the assessment you will find more difficult - and if this is the case, then you have some idea of where you should be focusing your practice to make sure that you can answer more questions correctly and not spend too much time on parts of the test that you find difficult.
One of the most important factors in a Revelian assessment is that it is timed - and a lot shorter than other tests.
This means that you are not always guaranteed to be able to answer all the questions in the allotted time - but if you time yourself when you practice you will be more aware of how quickly you should be answering the questions - giving you more chance to achieve a higher score.
Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
What Is A Good Revelian Score?
Revelian assessments are scored based on speed and accuracy. The score you need to pass will depend on the requirements of the organisation that you have applied for.
Revelian test reports are created based on your percentile score, which is a representation of how well you have performed compared to a group of other test takers - this control group could be professionals in the same role, or just the cohort of applicants that you are testing alongside.
If your percentile score is 45%, this means that you have performed better than 45% of the people in the control group that you are being compared to.
Are Revelian Tests Timed?
Some Revelian tests are timed, and the time limits tend to be much shorter than similar assessments from other publishers.
Others are not timed, like the personality and behavioural tests.
You can expect a Revelian test to take you between 10 and 40 minutes.
What Companies Use Revelian?
Revelian is mostly used in pre-employment assessment for businesses in Australia, but there are several large companies in the UK, Europe and the US that rely on the insights from Revelian assessments to find the right applicants.
Revelian tests are used by companies like Optus, Virgin Australia and BlackDot, as well as multinational companies like PwC and KPMG.
How Long Will My Assessment Take?
You will be sent a link to the assessment you are required to take, and you usually have seven days to complete the test.
Each assessment will differ in the amount of time that it will take, so make sure you know how long you have got, and find somewhere quiet where you will not be disturbed and where you get a strong internet connection for at least 40 minutes.