Psychometric Tests South Africa

Psychometric Testing Experts South Africa

InterACT provides high quality psychometric tests and assessments in South Africa, giving you quick and effective solutions to manage your organisation and your people better.

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Hire and Manage Your People with Confidence

Our psychometric tests give you deeper insights into your people’s behaviours, motivators, skills and abilities, enabling you to improve employee engagement, productivity and retention.

Predict Employee Performance

Go beyond the resume and avoid biased hiring decisions. Psychometric tests give you data-driven insights into the individual and their suitability for the job.

Retain Your Best Employees

Understand how to best manage each individual, how to motivate and engage them, and support them for better long-term retention in the job.

Shortlist Applicants Faster

Manage any number of applicants quickly and efficiently. Our instantly generated reports allow you to shortlist the best candidates within minutes.

Reduced Hiring Costs

Save valuable time and potentially thousands on recruiting and rehiring staff who don’t work out months later. Hire the right employee the first time.

Explore our Range of 40+ Tests and Assessments

InterACT’s psychometric tests have been validated through extensive scientific research, giving you reliable results and reports that deepen your understanding of your employees. We have over 30 years experience applying these tools in a variety of industries and businesses across South Africa.


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Behaviour & Culture

Assess the behaviour, values and emotional intelligence of a person.

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Personality Tests

Assess the key personality traits that make someone a good fit for specific job.

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Cognitive & Aptitude

Measure learning abilities, problem solving aptitude and verbal reasoning.

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Situational Judgement

Identify how employees will behave when confronted with specific work situations.

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Office Skills

Evaluate computer related knowledge levels before you hire.

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Industry Specific

Measure knowledge of general mechanical concepts within specific industries.

Development and Science Behind Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric testing has been developed and used by employers and businesses for over 60 years.


Our psychometric assessments are based on 30+ years of scientific research by leading psychometricians and psychologists. Psychometric assessments are considered valid and reliable when they have been scientifically proven to measure what they are intended to measure, and provide consistent results.


Our assessments also have built in validity checks, that identify any issues that might affect the accuracy of the results.

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Contact Our Team

Get a free quote from our team in South Africa on our psychometric tests, personalised to your own or your organisation’s needs. A free sample report is also included.

What are Psychometric Tests or Assessments?

Psychometric tests are scientific tools that allow you to measure aspects of a person’s personality and cognitive abilities. They are most commonly used by businesses for recruitment, selection and training of employees.

There are two main types of psychometric tests:

Cognitive and Aptitude tests: These measure logical and verbal reasoning, problem solving, skills and aptitudes.

Personality tests: This measure workplace preferences, behaviour, values, attitudes, communication styles, motivators, personality strengths and limitations.

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Common Applications - When to Use Psychometric Tests

Psychometric tests and assessments are used by businesses in South Africa for a wide range of applications in the selection of personnel, employee on-boarding, individual and team training and development, conflict management and succession planning. 

Applying Personality Tests

Personality assessments such as DISC, Values, TEIQue and The Big 5 (OCEAN) help you to:

Go beyond the CV and gain a deeper understanding of each candidate.

Customise your hiring process to the specific job requirements.

Develop, coach and train each employee in the right way to improve productivity and engagement.

Select people who are are the right fit for the job from a larger talent pool.

Find people who enhance your company culture.

Adapt management styles to get the best out of each individual.

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Applying Cognitive Ability and Aptitude Tests

Cognitive and Aptitude psychometric assessments like the Elite Cognitive, Elite Skills and Workplace Aptitude assessments help you to:

Improve the success of new hires by measuring cognitive competencies relevant to the specific job requirements such as literacy, numeracy, communication, problem solving and time management.

Predict individual performance before hiring.

Identify people with the mental horsepower to quickly learn new skills.

Manage people’s limitations and build on key strengths.

Behaviour and Culture Assessments

Assess the key behavioural traits that make someone a good job fit. We offer assessments in 3 areas:
  • DISC assessments measuring individual behaviour, communication styles, strengths and limitations in the workplace.
  • TEIQue assessments measuring people’s emotional intelligence, the capacity to understand and control their own emotions, and recognise and manage those of others.
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Personality Assessments

Our extensive range of employee personality assessments and profiling tools help you to get the perfect fit between the individual and the job.
We offer pre-built and customisable tests measuring a variety of key personality traits such as:
  • Adaptability
  • Character
  • Innovation
  • Positive Attitude
  • OCEAN (Big 5)
  • Integrity

Cognitive & Aptitude Tests

Match the right people with the right jobs using workplace cognitive and aptitude assessments, proven to be four times more effective than a regular job interview.
Our range of cognitive assessments measure:
  • Basic skills
  • Logical & verbal reasoning
  • Graphics-based problem solving
  • Workplace aptitude
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Learning ability
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Situational Judgement Tests

Situational Judgement tests help you to measure a person’s job-specific problem solving skills and their ability to use judgement in the workplace.
Our assessments are designed to work with a variety of job roles and work contexts such as:
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Supervisor
  • Teams

Industry Specifc Assessments

Measure skill sets that are highly relevant to your business’s specific industry. Industry specific assessments are available for:
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Management & supervision
  • Retail
  • Staffing
  • Transportation
  • Sales & Service
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Get Started Today

Contact one of our experienced team members in South Africa to learn more about how our psychometric tests and assessments can most benefit you or your business.

Case Studies and Psychometrics Blog

Learn more from our blog articles on psychometric testing, which offer solutions to a variety of common HR problems.

Psychometric Tests FAQ

What are the main types of psychometric tests in South Africa?

There are two main types of psychometric tests or assessments: Personality and Cognitive or Ability.


Personality assessments measure the behavioural preferences of people at work and how they deal with tasks and others people. Ability tests measure problem solving and reasoning skills.

Are psychometric tests reliable?

All our psychometric assessments have been robustly tested and are based on extensive scientific research.


While no psychometric test is 100% accurate, our tools have a high reliability score. This helps you to make objective people decisions supported by accurate information.

How are psychometric tests used by employers in South Africa?

Psychometric tests are commonly used by employers and businesses to make better, more informed hiring decisions and predict potential performance.


They are also used post-recruitment to improve engagement, manage conflict, increase performance and up-skill people.

How long do psychometric tests take to complete?

Our psychometric tests can be very quickly completed online, normally taking between 5-15 minutes to complete.


Most of our tests do not have a time limit, with the exception of some aptitude tests.

What will the test results and reports tell me?

Once an assessment is completed, a report is instantly generated.


Reports give you insights into the behaviours, abilities, motivators and communication styles of a person. They also offer suggestions for interviewing, managing and motivating the individual.

How are assessments administered in South Africa?

All our psychometric tests can be easily administered and completed on our online platform.


We customise this to suit your needs, giving you the option to personally manage your own account, or to have us manage and send out assessments for you.

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Hire and Motivate People with Confidence

Psychometric tests are strong predictors of performance, saving you time and money in finding the right fit for a job.

When you understand your people and align them with the right job, you can more easily motivate and engage them, while improving employee productivity.

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