General Clerical Test – Revised

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Note: This test review was published by BPS on 8th May 2008

Description of the Test

The GCT-R is a substantially revised version of the first GCT published in 1944. The GCT-R is an integrated set of ten tests designed to assess clerical abilities. The ten tests fall into three broad categories: clerical ability, numerical ability, and verbal ability. Despite there being ten separate tests, separately timed, scores are in the form of overall test score, which allows the three category scores to be extracted. The ten parts of the test are: · clerical ability – checking (4 min., 19 items); and filing (3 min., 61 items). · numerical ability – calculation (7 min., 20 items); error location (7 min., 20 items); · estimation (5 min., 25 items); and problem solving (8 min., 16 items). · verbal ability – spelling (3 min., 29 items); vocabulary (3 min., 40 items); language use (4 min., 20 items); and comprehension (5 min., 15 items). The clerical ability sub-test assesses speed and accuracy in applying simple operations requiring attention to detail and spotting similarities and differences in sequences of numbers, letters or words. It includes two scales which measure checking and filing. The numerical ability sub-test assesses the application of numerical ability to computation, problem solving, estimation and reasoning. Finally, the verbal ability sub-test assesses general ability to succeed in tasks which depend on linguistic comprehension and skills and competencies associated with language development. All ten tests are presented in one test booklet which is not reusable.

Authors: The Psychological Corporation Ltd.

Test Publisher: Pearson Assessment