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The PLI (PI Cognitive Assessment) Preparation Pack Includes:

  • 7 full length PI Cognitive Assessment timed simulation tests
  • 6 months access

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The Predictive Learning Indicator Test, also known as the Predictive Index (PI) Cognitive Assessment, is a popular and challenging test. Companies use the PLI Test to assess many skills that they seek when hiring employees.  

The test is used to: 

  • find qualified candidates beyond the basic information on their resumes, such as degrees, diplomas, or certificates
  • discover applicants who have the capacity to learn new concepts and information
  • see if candidates can adapt to changing situations and roles expected on the job
  • predict whether candidates have strong cognitive abilities, such as reasoning skills and knowledge acquisition

The most difficult part of the test is the time constraint. You have 12 minutes to answer 50 questions, giving you 14 seconds to read and answer each question. This limit makes it hard to complete and answer each question correctly.  

By studying PLI Test supplemental materials and taking practice tests, you can successfully prepare for taking this test. 

Types of PLI Test Questions 

Each question on the PLI Test belongs to one of 3 subcategories: Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Non-verbal Reasoning. You will need to become familiar with each in order to score high marks. 

Numerical Reasoning 
The numerical reasoning subcategory tests how you use numerical data to solve problems. To correctly solve these questions, you will need to know how to do the following: 

  • the 4 basic operations of math
  • fractions, percentages, and decimals
  • basic calculations for averages, and
  • probabilities and ratios

There are 3 ways in which these numerical skills are tested. Let’s review each part more closely. 

1. Math problems 

This section assesses your math aptitude skills by asking you to problem-solve using various mathematical skills. The questions involve value estimations where you decide which number in the series has the highest or lowest values. 

2. Word Problems 

Language and mathematics are used to solve these problems. This test style contains text questions that require calculation skills to answer. Ranging from basic operations to statistics, your ability to comprehend and apply math equations is tested. 

3. Number Series  

You are given a series of numbers that have a sequential order to them. Your job is to find the connection that leads each number into the next one and determine which number is next or missing.  

To quickly solve these types of questions, you will need to efficiently look at the relationship between each given number to solve the arithmetic relationship. You will then need to apply that arithmetic equation to the sequence to solve for the missing number. 

Verbal Reasoning 

The verbal reasoning section of the PLI Test assesses your reasoning skills and how well you use language to form logical conclusions. These questions involve the use of vocabulary to create analogies and antonym/synonym that test your verbal aptitude. 

Let’s review the three types of verbal reasoning questions: 

1. Analogies 

True to its name, you will need to find and apply the relationships between two given words to another set of words in the answer key. The format is: if WORD A is to WORD B, then WORD C is to WORD D. 

2. Formal Logic 

You are given 2-3 assumptions followed by a conclusion. Your job is to determine if the conclusion is valid. Your answer choices are either “Correct,” “Incorrect,” or “Cannot be determined based on the information available.” 

3. Antonyms/synonyms 

This section is straightforward. You have to find the word that has the direct opposite meaning from the given word.  


Given word: Superfluous  

Answer: Essential 

Non-Verbal Reasoning 

Also known as inductive reasoning or abstract reasoning, this section tests your ability to use images, symbols, and rules to draw conclusions. This category assesses how you visualize, make spatial judgments, and solve problems.   

Here are the 3 types of non-verbal reasoning questions: 

1. Series Completion 

Also known as inductive reasoning, you are given a series of shapes in which you must figure out how they logically go together. Then, you must apply that logic to solve which shape comes next.   

2. Shape Analogy 

Similar to the verbal analogy, you are given two images that are related in some way and must decipher the relationship and apply that rule to another image to find its counterpart in the answers. 

3. Finding the Odd One Out 

A pair of shapes are given to you. They share a commonality that you must discover. After identifying the commonality, you are given 4 more shapes in which you must select the one that doesn’t have that feature. 

How to Pass Your PLI Test 

To prepare for and pass your exam, study in advance to figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Our comprehensive test-taking material and practice tests provide you with all of the resources you need to succeed. 

Maximizing Your PLI Test Score

The PLI (Predictive Index Learning Indicator) test is a type of cognitive assessment used by employers to evaluate a candidate’s cognitive abilities and potential for success in a particular job or role. If you are preparing to take the PLI test, here are some tips for maximizing your score:

  1. Understand the format: The PLI test is typically a multiple-choice test that measures cognitive abilities such as verbal and numerical reasoning, problem-solving, and learning ability. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the format of the test and the types of questions that may be asked.
  2. Practice with sample tests: Practice tests can also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and focus your study efforts accordingly.
  3. Manage your time: The PLI test is timed, so it’s important to manage your time effectively. Try to answer each question as efficiently as possible without sacrificing accuracy.
  4. Read the instructions carefully: Make sure to read the instructions for each section of the test carefully to ensure that you understand what is being asked.
  5. Stay calm and focused: The PLI test can be challenging, but it’s important to stay calm and focused throughout the test. Try to maintain a positive attitude and approach each question with a clear and focused mindset.
  6. Review your answers: Once you have completed the test, take the time to review your answers and make sure that you have answered each question to the best of your ability.