Number of items: 30 program segments to write
Administration Time: 75 minutes
Tests are scored within 24hrs of receipt of completed booklets. Results are then tabulated and communicated by fax, email or post. Diagnostic score reports are available on request, subject to an additional charge.
The B-APT is available in Braille and enlarged versions for the visually impaired. The B-APT is also available in the major foreign languages. For more detailed information, including summaries of statistical studies, ask for the B-APT Information Booklet.
Use: Organisations use the B-APT primarily to identify high aptitude candidates for programmer training. The examinee need have no prior experience in programming, and those with some experience gain no advantage over the inexperienced. The tutorial, which uses a hypothetical language, equates the potential of the inexperienced with the experienced.
Description: The B-APT is designed so that talented candidates with no programming background can understand the test's programming language and use it to solve the problems. It is a work sample test in which the candidate writes coded instructions to a
computer in a logical sequence to carry out program specifications. The candidates must apply the rules of coding, looping, incrementing and branching as they write short programs in the test booklet. They must also be able to demonstrate
adaptive flexibility by applying the language rules to progressively more complex problem requirements.