What is ACE?

The cognitive ability test ACE helps companies select the right person based on potential. It evaluates the competence for logical analytical reasoning and predicts performance and future success


ACE is a valuable test in a rapidly changing labour market that to an increasingly extent calls for employees that have the potential to acquire and apply new knowledge and apply logical reasoning as the company evolves. With ACE you can:

  • screen in candidates based on potential 
  • reduce bias 
  • improve quality of hire 
  • reduce risk of wrong hires based on performance issues


ACE is a cognitive ability test that measures on three cognitive domains:

  • numeric
  • spatial
  • verbal

ACE is a power test based on Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) technology. This means that ACE measures a person's maximum cognitive potential by automatically adjusting the level of difficulty of its questions to the test takers ability level. 

It offers adjustable complexity, precision level and assessment time. A confirmation test makes it possible to confirm a test result. And it is available in a nonverbal version for respondents with dyslexia. 

Application areas

ACE is suitable for use with individuals where the ability to aquire new knowledge and/or handling complexity is essential. ACE is primarily used for:

  • Screening and recruitment
  • Selection 
  • Talent management

It can be used on employees or managers at all levels in the organisation. 

Languages and norms

ACE is available in Danish, English, French, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. 

There are national as well as international norms available. 


ACE meets the highest international standards for professional tests. Extensive documentation has been performed.

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