Spatial reasoning assessments


Spatial reasoning, or spatial visualization, is the ability to mentally manipulate two and three-dimensional objects. Spatial reasoning tests determine a person’s capacity to visualize images and twist and turn them to a specific shape, and to draw conclusions about the objects from limited information.

A person’s spatial aptitude is not influenced by their education, culture, or language, so spatial aptitude tests are one of the most commonly used assessments to gauge a person’s cognitive ability.

Tasks that require spatial visualization are:

  • Reading and navigating maps
  • Packing
  • Playing the video game “Tetris”
  • Solving geometry problems
  • Building with Legos or Magformers
  • Constructing puzzles

What impact do spatial reasoning skills have in the workplace?

One’s ability to assess abstract problems and determine solutions is impacted by their spatial reasoning skills. Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth notes that “spatial ability is important for success in many fields of study. Mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, economic forecasting, meteorology, and architecture all involve the use of spatial skills.” 

Evaluating whether a job candidate possesses the necessary spatial aptitude to be successful in their job field is essential to selecting the right person for the job. The Berke Assessment helps employers get to know candidates and understand their problem-solving abilities.

Positions that require spatial visualization 

Air traffic controllers, visual designers, architects, taxi drivers, and personal organizing specialists all have one thing in common - they possess well-developed spatial reasoning skills, skills that are essential for performing the duties necessary for success in their fields.

Different jobs require different levels of spatial reasoning. Berke will help you determine what is required for each job at your company. Our hiring profiles define the skills and traits that influence success, so you can identify the candidates who are most likely to succeed.

Related skills.

Because spatial reasoning is a function of a person’s ability to process information and make connections between related fields, spatial visualization aptitude is closely related to:

Berke spatial visualization test.

Berke’s pre-employment assessment rates candidates on their spatial visualization aptitude alongside other traits and skills important to the job for which they are applying. Job Fit Reports make it crystal clear whether the candidate is a high, medium or low fit for the job. Berke identifies the most qualified talent so that you can make confident hiring decisions that drive results for your business.

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