General Intelligence Test – (GIT-320)

Replacement of this test

As of January 2, 2023, the General Competency Test: Level 1 (GCT1-207) will replace this test as an alternative to a secondary school education requirement.

If you’ve taken the GIT-320 as an alternative to a secondary school diploma and passed, you don’t need to take the GCT1-207 for this purpose.

Read more about the General Competency Test: Level 1 (GCT1-207)


The purpose of the General Intelligence Test (320) is to assess an individual's general cognitive ability – the ability to use reasoning to solve problems at the level normally required to complete secondary school. It can serve as an alternative to a secondary school education requirement.

The test can be used to assist managers in making selection decisions for appointment and for placement into training programs, identifying training and development needs, and counseling for career transitions. Qualification standards outline the minimum requirements necessary to perform the work in a given occupational group, including alternatives to education. More information is available in the questions and answers on qualification standards.


The General Intelligence Test (320) has six sub-tests, with a total of 150 multiple-choice questions. The sub-tests contain questions on:

  1. Information - 25 questions
  2. Similarities - 20 questions
  3. Arithmetic - 15 questions
  4. Vocabulary - 25 questions
  5. Memory - 25 questions
  6. Block Design - 40 questions

The test takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to write, including time for administrative purposes. The pass mark is 80/150.

This test is used only for establishing an alternative to secondary school diploma.

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.

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