What is it?

The McQuaig Mental Agility Test®* (MMAT) measures an individual’s speed of thought, general mental agility and several key components of ‘intelligence’ against job requirements. This is a critical factor in job performance.

Mental agility indicates the ability of an individual to think, learn and quickly absorb new information, systems and processes. It assesses vocabulary, verbal reasoning skills and the ability to perform simple mathematical functions.

A high score on the MMAT does not mean that a person will be effective in a specific job. Nor does a low score indicate that a person will be ineffective. Scores must be assessed relative to the needs of a specific role.

(* Previously known as The McQuaig Occupational Test) 

Why use it?

The McQuaig Mental Agility Test® allows you to recruit candidates with the level of ability in speed of thought required for your role.

The MMAT is available in different languages, online and on paper.

Who uses it?

MMAT V3.4 (aka The Green Form) – Online Only

Applicable to most groups, the MMAT is a series of 50 questions with a 15‐minute time limit to complete. Recruiters can use this tool to objectively assess and compare the mental agility of their candidates, thus removing unconscious bias from this part of the recruitment process. 

It is important to gauge the score that the role requires. High performers in this test are of exceptional high ability. E.g. top executives, research and professionals, some engineering and technical salespersons. People with this ability rating will be bored when employed for ongoing routine tasks. The MMAT can be used as a standalone tool or in conjunction with the McQuaig Word Survey® to provide a complete picture of your candidate that goes beyond their CV or application form.