General Competency Test: Level 2 (GCT2-314)

Use

This test assesses the ability to use reasoning skills to solve problems at the level required for officer level positions.

It can be used to help managers in making selection decisions for appointment or for placement in training programs, identifying training and development needs, and counselling for career transitions.

As of January 2, 2023, this test can also be used as an alternative to a university education requirement. When used for this purpose, the pass mark is 58 out of 90.

If you already have a score of 58 (or above) on this test, you don’t need to re-take it to meet the alternative to a university education requirement in your job application.

If you took the GIT-310 as an alternative to a university education requirement and passed, you don’t need to take the GCT2-314 for this purpose. You can use your score on the GIT-310 as an alternative to a university education requirement.

This test can be administered through the PSC's Online Testing Facility platform.

Description

The General Competency Test: Level 2 (GCT2-314) consists of 90 multiple-choice questions, with no sub-tests. There are five types of questions:

  • Vocabulary
  • Figural Relations
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Numerical Problems
  • Analytical Reasoning

The GCT2-314 takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to write, including time for administrative purposes.

When the test is used for screening purposes, the minimum pass mark is 51/90. Managers can use a higher cut-off score depending on the level of ability required for the position.

The test is scored within 48 hours by the Personnel Psychology Centre; the human resources advisor responsible for the process will send you the results.

Retest period

There is a 180-day waiting period before you can rewrite the test. You may not retake it until the retest period has elapsed. If you rewrite the test before the retest period has elapsed, your result will not be valid and a new retest period will be imposed from the most recent test date. If you rewrite the test after the retest period has elapsed, your new score becomes the score that is retained in the Public Service Commission’s result system.

Candidate information

Sample test questions

GCT2 practice test

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