Fault Diagnosis Test


This test explores a candidate's attention to detail and ability to identify faults.


This test forms part of our General Assessment suite for recruitment and internal HR and promotion processes.

It is also suitable for individuals who wish to understand their capability in checking detail, to assist with their personal development or to determine whether they are suited for a particular career.

User Requirements

Do you need to practice a test that identifies your attention to detail? Are you looking for insight into your detail-checking ability to assist in personal or professional development? Purchase licences for individual usage here. You will receive a code to allow you access to the system, which will enable you to undertake the assessment.

Buying multiple tests - do you need a corporate account? Speak to our sales team for bulk discounts on test purchases in preparation for a recruitment process or assessment centre. Once purchased, you will receive Licence codes to enable you to distribute the assessments to your candidates as required.

Licence codes are for single use only and the assessment must be completed within 3 months.

What happens next

Once you have completed the secure online payment through Worldpay, you will be sent a Welcome email containing licence codes for the purchased tests.

The assessment is accessed by redeeming the licence code on our ADAPT platform.

If you / your participants have previously registered an account on our ADAPT platform and have a username and password, this licence code can be redeemed against existing accounts by logging in at https://adapt2.symbioticsltd.co.uk. If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at https://adapt2.symbioticsltd.co.uk/register, and enter the licence code during this process.

The test can then be taken through the ADAPT platform. Once the test is completed, a report containing the results and how to interpret them will become available as a PDF download.

For assistance during this process, please see support details provided in the welcome email.

Taking the test

This is a test of cognitive capacity, with randomly generated questions from our banks to reduce the risk of cheating or sharing answers across candidates. The test takes 45 minutes to complete and automatically finishes after this time regardless of whether the candidate has answered all of the questions.


The results of this test are provided as a normed score, shown within a colour banding for easy identification of level.

Download a sample report to see what to expect.

Our Psychologists say

The ability to detect errors and identify the underlying cause, to enable correction of faults, is essential in a number of roles where accuracy and quality of output is important. Typically used in administrative or clerical roles, these traits are also key in IT roles.