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.


This test comprises randomly generated questions which become progressively more difficult throughout the test. The 20 questions in this paper are divided into three different levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

  • 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 randomly generated questions from our banks to reduce the risk of cheating or sharing answers across candidates. This allows for an almost unlimited number of test variants, ensuring that the results are a true representation of ability as opposed to learned answers from a standard test.

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.

Are you looking to brush up on your maths skills? Candidates are able to purchase an individual license 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.

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.

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.