General Intelligence Test – (GIT-320)


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 high 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 1/2 hours to write, including time for administrative purposes. The pass mark is 80/150.

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

The Personnel Psychology Centre's 48-hour scoring service sends results to the test centre which in turn informs the candidates of their scores.

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.

Candidate Information

Sample Test Questions

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