Get Down to Basics

Ramsay offers a number of reliable tests to gauge your job candidates’ basic skills

Are you looking for a test covering multiple basic skills or a test covering a single skill?

These tests are all considered Apprentice-level tests, which assume no previous training. They provide a quick evaluation of literacy and/or other basic skills required in manufacturing and processing jobs, such as arithmetic, inspection, measurement, process monitoring, and problem solving.

To assess reading comprehension (at a 10th grade level), arithmetic, inspection, measurement, process monitoring, and problem solving, consider our most general basic skills test:

Combined Basic Skills (A4)

RR200-A

Combined Basic Skills - Form A4

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, and Process Monitoring and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

OL200-A

Combined Basic Skills - Form A4 (Online)

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, and Process Monitoring and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

If you are in a chemicals industry, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Chemical Operator)

RR201

Combined Basic Skills (Chemical Operator) - Form BWC-R2

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, and Process Monitoring and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

OL201

Combined Basic Skills (Chemical Operator) - Form BWC-R2 (Online)

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, and Process Monitoring and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

If you are in a food industry, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Food Industry)

RR204-A

Combined Basic Skills (Food Industry) - Form FI

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, and Process Monitoring and Troubleshooting Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
42 items, Multiple-choice

OL204-A

Combined Basic Skills (Food Industry) - Form FI (Online)

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, and Process Monitoring and Troubleshooting Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
42 items, Multiple-choice

If you need a lower reading level (8th grade instead of 10th) and want a team skills component, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Team Skills)

RR206

Combined Basic Skills (Team Skills) - Form SCV-8R2

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, Process Monitoring and Troubleshooting Skills, and Team Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
60 items, Multiple-choice

OL206

Combined Basic Skills (Team Skills) - Form SCV-8R2 (Online)

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, Process Monitoring and Troubleshooting, and Team Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
60 items, Multiple-choice

If your position is specifically electrical or mechanical, consider:

Combined Basic Skills (Electrical)

Combined Basic Skills (Mechanical)

RR203

Combined Basic Skills (Electrical) - Form CBS-E

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection and Measurement, Troubleshooting and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

OL203

Combined Basic Skills (Electrical) - Form CBS-E (Online)

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Inspection & Measurement, Troubleshooting and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

RR205

Combined Basic Skills (Mechanical) - Form CBS-M

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Pre-print Reading and Measurement, Troubleshooting and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

OL205

Combined Basic Skills (Mechanical) - Form CBS-M (Online)

Assesses:
Reading, Arithmetic, Pre-print Reading and Measurement, Troubleshooting and Problem Solving Skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
52 items, Multiple-choice

For other specialized combination tests, please click here.

Reading:

To assess general reading comprehension, consider:

Reading (AR-C) (Five passages and associated questions with reading levels ranging from 9th to 12th grade)

RR8-A

Reading - Form AR-C

Assesses:
Ability to read and answer questions about what is read
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
40 items, Multiple-choice

OL8-A

Reading - Form AR-C (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to read and answer questions about what is read
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
40 items, Multiple-choice

For a list of reading tests targeted to specific industries, click here.

Arithmetic/Measurement:

For a simple test including only operations with whole numbers, consider:

Arithmetic (2-I)

RR49

Arithmetic 2 - Form I

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
24 items, Multiple-choice

OL49

Arithmetic 2 - Form I (Online)

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
24 items, Multiple-choice

For operations with both whole numbers and fractions or operations with whole numbers and decimals, consider:

Arithmetic (A)

RR5

Arithmetic - Form A

Assesses:
Arithmetic skills
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
24 items, Fill in the blank

Office Arithmetic

RR10-A

Office Arithmetic - Form CA

Assesses:
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers & decimals and percentages, simple formulas, reading tables and charts
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
40 items, Multiple-choice

Arithmetic (CO-AR)

RR6-A

Arithmetic - Form CO-AR

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
24 items, Multiple-choice

OL6-A

Arithmetic - Form CO-AR (Online)

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
24 items, Multiple-choice

For operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, as well as simple formulas, tables, and possibly percentages, consider:

Arithmetic (MCY)

RR36

Arithmetic - Form MCY

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
40 items, Multiple-choice

OL36

Arithmetic - Form MCY (Online)

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
40 items, Multiple-choice

Arithmetic (Electrical Learner Series)

RR172

Electrical Learner Series - Arithmetic - Form CEB

Assesses:
Arithmetic skills
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
31 items, Multiple-choice

OL172

Electrical Learner Series - Arithmetic - Form CEB (Online)

Assesses:
Arithmetic skills
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
31 items, Multiple-choice

Arithmetic (Mechanical Learner Series)

RR182

Mechanical Learner Series - Arithmetic - Form A3

Assesses:
Arithmetic skills
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
32 items, Multiple-choice

OL182

Mechanical Learner Series - Arithmetic - Form A3 (Online)

Assesses:
Arithmetic skills
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
32 items, Multiple-choice

Arithmetic (Electronics & Instrumentation)

RR25

Arithmetic (Electronics & Instrumentation) - Form IHER-R

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
39 items, Multiple-choice

OL25

Arithmetic (Electronics & Instrumentation) - Form IHER-R (Online)

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
39 items, Multiple-choice

Mathematics (PCA-R)

RR71

Mathematics - Form PCA-R

Assesses:
Mathematics
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Format:
32 items, Multiple-choice

OL71

Mathematics - Form PCA-R (Online)

Assesses:
Mathematics
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Format:
32 items, Multiple-choice

For a test to assess only measurement skills, consider:

Measurement (AR-C)

RR4-A

Measurement - Form AR-C

Assesses:
Ability to measure with a rule
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

OL4-A

Measurement - Form AR-C (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to measure with a rule
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

Measurement (Mechanical Learner Series)

RR183

Mechanical Learner Series - Measurement - Form CMB

Assesses:
Ability to measure using a rule
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

OL183

Mechanical Learner Series - Measurement - Form CMB (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to measure using a rule
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

Precision Measurement

RR93

Precision Measurement - Form A3

Assesses:
Ability to measure using precision measurement instruments
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
60 items, Multiple-choice

OL93

Precision Measurement - Form A3 (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to measure using precision measurement instruments
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
60 items, Multiple-choice

For a test to assess both basic arithmetic (operations with whole numbers) and measurement skills, consider:

Arithmetic and Measurement

RR92

Arithmetic and Measurement - Form UK1-C

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic and measuring skills
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
28 items, Multiple-choice

OL92

Arithmetic and Measurement - Form UK1-C (Online)

Assesses:
Basic arithmetic and measuring skills
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
28 items, Multiple-choice

For more advanced mathematics, consider:

Algebra

RR41

Algebra - Form AR

Assesses:
Knowledge of algebra
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

Geometry and Algebra

RR134

Geometry & Algebra - Form GMD-OR

Assesses:
Knowledge of geometry and algebra
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

OL134

Geometry & Algebra - Form GMD-OR (Online)

Assesses:
Knowledge of geometry and algebra
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

CNC Mathematics (Trigonometry)

RR99

CNC Mathematics (Trigonometry) - Form CNC

Assesses:
Knowledge of trigonometry
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
35 items, Multiple-choice

Print Reading:

Pre-Print Reading

RR135

Pre-Print Reading - Form TTA-OR

Assesses:
Ability to read and answer questions about what is read
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
17 items, Multiple-choice

Electrical Print Reading (Electrical Learner Series)

RR173

Electrical Learner Series - Electrical Print Reading - Form CEB

Assesses:
Ability to read electrical prints
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
25 items, Multiple-choice

OL173

Electrical Learner Series - Electrical Print Reading - Form CEB (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to read electrical prints
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
25 items, Multiple-choice

Reading Electrical Drawings and Schematics

RR24

Reading Electrical Drawings & Schematics - Form A

Assesses:
Ability to read electrical prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
38 items, Multiple-choice

Reading Prints and Drawings (Mechanical Learner Series)

RR184

Mechanical Learner Series - Reading Prints & Drawings - Form CMB

Assesses:
Ability to read prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
21 items, Multiple-choice

OL184

Mechanical Learner Series - Reading Prints & Drawings - Form CMB (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to read prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
21 items, Multiple-choice

PrinTest (Fraction)

RR11F-A

PrinTest (Fraction) - Form FA1

Assesses:
Ability to read prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
33 items, Multiple-choice

OL11F-A

PrinTest (Fraction) - Form FA1 (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to read prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
33 items, Multiple-choice

PrinTest (Decimal)

RR11D-A

PrinTest (Decimal) - Form BR-C

Assesses:
Ability to read prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
33 items, Multiple-choice

OL11D-A

PrinTest (Decimal) - Form BR-C (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to read prints and drawings
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
33 items, Multiple-choice

Hydraulics and Pneumatics Print Reading

RR147

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Print Reading - Form RHP

Assesses:
Hydraulic and pneumatic print reading
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
35 items, Multiple-choice

OL147

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Print Reading - Form RHP (Online)

Assesses:
Hydraulic and pneumatic print reading
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
35 items, Multiple-choice

Other single skills:

Inspection

RR158

Inspection - Form A2

Assesses:
Ability to inspect
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

OL158

Inspection - Form A2 (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to inspect
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

Inspection and Measurement

RR37-A

Inspection and Measurement - Form A

Assesses:
Ability to measure and inspect
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

OL37-A

Inspection and Measurement - Form A (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to measure and inspect
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

Checking Accuracy

RR91

Checking Accuracy - Form A2

Assesses:
Ability to check accurately
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

OL91

Checking Accuracy - Form A2 (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to check accurately
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

Assembly

RR228

Assembly - Form A

Assesses:
Assembly
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

OL228

Assembly - Form A (Online)

Assesses:
Assembly
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
20 items, Multiple-choice

Process Flow

RR90

Process Flow Test - Form A3

Assesses:
Ability to read flow chart and gauges
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

OL90

Process Flow Test - Form A3 (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to read flow chart and gauges
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
30 items, Multiple-choice

Speed of Marking

RR64

Speed of Marking

Assesses:
Eye-hand coordination
Skill Level:
Entry
Format:
100 items, Fill-in blanks

Troubleshooting and Problem Solving (Electrical Learner Series)

RR174

Electrical Learner Series - Troubleshooting and Problem Solving - Form A4

Assesses:
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
31 items, Multiple-choice

OL174

Electrical Learner Series - Troubleshooting and Problem Solving - Form A4 (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
31 items, Multiple-choice

Troubleshooting and Problem Solving (Mechanical Learner Series)

RR185

Mechanical Learner Series - Troubleshooting and Problem Solving - Form CMO

Assesses:
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
27 items, Multiple-choice

OL185

Mechanical Learner Series - Troubleshooting and Problem Solving - Form CMO (Online)

Assesses:
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
Skill Level:
Apprentice
Format:
27 items, Multiple-choice

Writing

RR139

Writing Test - Form W

Assesses:
Reading passages and writing responses
Skill Level:
Entry level
Format:
3 items, Written