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Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) - Paper version for occupational use

J C Raven

Assess non-verbal reasoning in the general population

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Age range: 6 to 80 years

Qualification level: B

Year: 1998

Administration time: 20-45 minutes

Administration type: Individual or group

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is a leading global non-verbal measure of mental ability, helping to identify individuals with advanced observation and clear thinking skills who can handle the complexity and ambiguity of the modern workplace.

The SPM was designed to assess non-verbal reasoning in the general population and is used widely in clinical, educational, occupational, and research settings.

The SPM score indicates a candidate’s potential for success in professional, management and high-level technical positions that require:

  • Clear thinking
  • Problem identification
  • Holistic situation assessment
  • Monitoring of tentative solutions for consistency with all available information