ID-Analysis – HRID | Analytical Ability Test for High-Level Analysts


The ID-Analysis (Ana) is a tool that assesses cognitive ability, specifically the capacity to perform an analysis and provide written recommendations. Special attention is also given to spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation.

Characteristics of HRID’s analytical ability test

Available languages

English | French

Required time

2 hours and 30 minutes


1 Question | Development

Target audience

Senior professional positions such as analysts, who are required to have a very high level of analytical ability.

Standard Report

Assesses the following competencies:

  • Analytical ability;
  • Decision-making/Judgement;
  • Written communication.

Provides an overall result for each item measured as well as detailed results for each one.

Key points

  • Quickly identify your candidates' ability to engage in analytical writing at a high difficulty level, make recommendations, and assess the impact of their recommendations.
  • Obtain results within three business days.
  • Receive a simple and detailed report.

Why should businesses use an analytical ability test?

Our ID-Analysis test is designed to test employees’ analytical reasoning skills at a prominent level. Many full-time employees in senior professional positions, particularly analysts, require a high-level of critical thinking, logical reasoning, and analytical writing that can be difficult to gauge with just an interview.

The elevated expectations for potential employees in these jobs necessitate a rigorous selection process to ensure peak performance in the organization. The long-form answers required by the test help us to accurately relay key information about an employee’s analytical skills and aptitude in the final report.

Why choose HRID's analytical ability test?

While some analytical tests also measure non-verbal reasoning through numeric questions, our test is uniquely focused on analytical writing and reading comprehension skills.

Our analytical reasoning test goes beyond the competition by not relying on simple correct answers to multiple-choice questions – instead, we focus on the types of questions that allow for long form answers, as well as simulations that engage the participants’ inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, and reading/writing comprehension skills.

By asking the participant to write a full report within a time constraint, our test simulates a real work environment and the expectations that come along with it.

Additionally, through HRID the ID-Analysis can be combined with other tests from our site, allowing for a great degree of customization and modularity, and is also available in both English and French.

What does our analytical ability test measure?

The ID-Analysis (Ana) is a critical thinking skills aptitude test that measures a candidate’s ability to review a series of documents covering a complicated issue to analyze them and provide recommendations.

It also aims to measure the candidate’s analytical writing skills by asking them to draft a document detailing their findings and opinions clearly and logically, within 2 hours and 30 minutes. In addition, special attention is given to the ability to follow spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation rules.

What does the final report include?

The results of our analytical ability test are compiled into a simple, easy-to-read report that divides the findings into three sections:

Analytical ability

  1. Whether the subject can recognize the key elements of a document, verify the facts, and point out any missing information


  1. How well the subject gathers and analyzes all relevant information before making decisions.
  2. Makes decisions that consider the context and the related issues.

Written Communication

  1. Can the subject develop their text based on a structured plan.
  2. Can they make decisions that consider the context and the related issues..