Progressive Maths Test


This test assesses a candidate's Maths knowledge, it is not a numerical reasoning assessment. This is an academic test, aligned to an 18+ educational level of mathematics.


The 20 questions in this paper are divided into three different levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. The questions increase in difficulty throughout the three different levels.

  • Foundation Level consists of 5 questions, worth 1 mark each
  • Intermediate level consists of 10 questions, worth 2 marks each
  • Advanced level consists of 5 questions, worth 5 marks each

This test assesses your ability to apply mathematical knowledge, formulae and calculations. People who perform well on this test tend to be comfortable working with data.

User Requirements

The Symbiotics Maths test is completed online, so candidates only need access to a computer with internet access. This is an academic test, with a unique practice version available for our ecommerce customers to allow familiarisation with the ADAPT system and identify subject areas that might benefit from additional revision. In an assessment centre these tests are randomly generated from our question banks, allowing for an almost unlimited number of test variants. This helps to reduce the risk of cheating or sharing answers across candidates.

Are you looking to brush up on your maths skills? Candidates are able to purchase licences for individual usage here to allow verification of the test, or for practice prior to an assessment centre. You will receive a licence code to allow you access to the system, which will enable you to undertake one thirty-minute 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.

Each purchase provides you with five license codes, which will enable you to take the same test 5 times. You have 5 attempts at the same question paper. This will allow you to identify any potentially weak areas you may have and focus your efforts on these areas during the repeated assessments, refining your ability each time.

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 If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at, 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

The test takes 30 minutes to complete and automatically finishes after this time regardless of whether the candidate has answered all of the questions.

This test can be taken at home prior to a candidate attending site, or as part of a recruitment screening process, as well as being incorporated as part of a full assessment centre.


The results of this test are provided as a score, which fits within a colour banding for easy identification of level. This will include some revision guidance notes to allow you to focus on any areas of weakness.

Download a sample report to see what to expect.

Our Psychologists say

This test should not be confused with a Numerical Reasoning test, which looks at an underlying cognitive capability to work with numbers.

This Maths test is aligned to the capability required for examination in Mathematics at age 18+. It is designed for roles where pure mathematical capability is required, such as in aviation or navigation.