Pymetrics Tests

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What Is A Pymetrics Test?

Pymetric tests are created by the company Pymetrics and consist of a range of 12 games that assess cognitive, behavioral, and social attributes by using AI. By using games, assessments are less stressful and more enjoyable, letting the candidates relax and perform better. Each game assesses a range of different skills such as memory, impulsivity, and risk-taking.

The games have simple instructions and are often easy to follow. The difficult part is understanding which behaviors are required for the individual game. In all of the games, there will be different decision-making opportunities.

The Structure Of Pymetrics Tests

The pymetrics test contains the 12 different games played one after another.

The games analyze 91 different traits, but all of them fit into one of the nine following categories: attention, decision-making, effort, emotion, fairness, focus, generosity, learning, or risk tolerance.

Each game lasts for 2-3 minutes, making the duration of the assessment around 25 minutes. It is possible to take breaks between the games which will extend the length of the assessment, however, this is optional.

Easy or Hard Game

The Easy or Hard game assesses effort, decision-making, and motivation. You are given an option between performing an easy or a difficult task. If you choose the easy task and complete it you will receive a small financial reward, however, if you choose the harder option you will receive a larger financial reward.

If you get either task wrong, you will not receive any money. This means choosing the harder task may result in significantly more effort, with no reward.


The keypress game assesses how you follow instructions as well as your impulsivity. In this game, you will need to press one key on your keyboard as many times as possible within a time limit. The start will flash up on the screen instructing you to start pressing the chosen button, when the stop is shown you must stop. This may be difficult as there is a chance of pressing the button after the stop is shown, however, there is a small countdown on the screen for guidance.

Money Exchange 1

The first money exchange game assesses risk-taking and trust. In this game, you start with $10 and you are assigned to work with a partner. You then have the option to transfer some of your money to your partner. Afterward, they will transfer you an amount of money. After both transactions, you decide how fair your partner has been.

Money Exchange 2

The first money exchange game assesses altruism. It is very similar to the first money exchange game, with slightly different rules. In the same way as the first one, you are assigned a partner. Both of you start with $5 but one of you will receive an additional $5. Once again, you have the opportunity to transfer some of your money to your partner, then rate the fairness. Unlike the first game, you then play a second round where you have $10 and your partner only has $5 and repeat the initial game.

Cards Game

The cards game assesses risk tolerance, learning, and pattern recognition. You start by drawing cards out of four decks and depending on the card you draw you either win or lose money. The game aims to win as much money as possible. Throughout these games, patterns appear and you must spot them, helping your decisions to become more logical instead of random.

Arrows Game

The arrows game assesses learning, attention, and adaptivity. In this game, you will see a set of flashing arrows. Each time they flash the color will change and depending on the color you have to respond in a specific way. If the arrows are blue or black, you name the direction of the central arrow. If the arrows are red you name the directions of the arrows on the side. This is one of the longer games lasting for 3 minutes and within that time there will be 135 rounds. Focus is a key part of this game.

Facial Expressions

The facial expressions game assesses emotional intelligence. In this game, you will have a picture of a face alongside a short description of a situation. By reading the situation and looking at the face, you must decide how the person is feeling. This is a different format from the rest of the games and requires a lot of additional attention. The facial expressions may not line up with the situation as obviously as you’d expect, so it is important to read the situation carefully.

Balloons Game

The balloon game assesses risk-taking, impulsivity, pattern recognition, and decision-making. You have to pump balloons up for money. Each time you add one pump to the balloon you earn additional money, however, if the balloon explodes, you lose the money. The balloons come in a variety of colors which is often the base of the patterns. It is essential to identify the patterns as quickly as possible and make educated guesses from the patterns you notice.

Towers Game

The towers game assesses planning ability. It is a similar version of the Hanoi tower game, where you can move one block at a time to rearrange the towers. You are given a picture of what the tower should look like at the end and have 2 minutes to create it in the least amount of moves. Two factors are recorded in this game, the number of moves you make as well as how long before making your first move. Take your time to build a strategy.

Digits Game

The digits game assesses memory. Digits appear on the screen for a short amount of time for you to remember. After you have been shown them all you must recall them in the order they were shown. In each round, the amount of numbers increases by 1. Even though the digits will only be on the screen for a short amount of time, you have a higher chance of remembering them if you say them out loud.

Stop 1

The stop 1 game assesses attention. Red and green circles will flash quickly on the screen and when you see a red circle you must press the space button. This game requires a lot of attention and speed as the circles will change quickly. There will be sequences throughout the game to identify, making it easier to predict when the red circle will appear.

Lengths Game

The length game assesses learning, attention to detail, and motivation. In this game, you will see one of two pictures. You will either see a face with a short mouth or a long mouth. Other than this difference, the pictures will be identical. This is a difficult game as the length of the mouth is very similar, making it difficult to identify unless looking at the two pictures side by side. You must react accordingly depending on which picture is presented, pressing a different letter on your keyboard for each one.

Tips To Pass The Pymetrics Tests

1: Look for recurring patterns

A lot of the games are built around patterns. If you can identify the patterns early you have a higher chance of doing well. Focus on colors, shapes, and sequences. Once you have identified recurring patterns this will help you understand when different items may appear and when you have to respond accordingly.

2: Stay calm

The games are designed to be a more enjoyable form of assessment, reducing stress levels. Even though this is true, the majority of the games are quick-paced and require fast responses. This can often increase stress which would impact your results. Take deep breaths before and during each game.

3: Stay focused

Each game only lasts a few minutes, often with multiple things happening. Remove any distractions from around you and focus on the screen. It is also important you have a strong internet connection for the game as this could impact your assessment.

4: Practice

Use the online practice games to prepare for the real thing. Each game assesses a variety of skills that may not be something you’re familiar with. Preparing by completing examples of the game will ensure you have the best chance.

5: Understand the games

Each of the 12 games focuses on different skills and understanding what they are looking for offers you the best chance to succeed. It is also important to understand the role you are applying for and how each game fits into those requirements.

Sample Pymetrics Tests question Test your knowledge!

Score: /5

Logical Deduction: If Box A arrives before Box B, and Box B arrives before Box C, which box arrives last?

  • Box A
  • Box B
  • Box C
  • The order cannot be determined.

Inference: Consider the following statement: 'All flowers need water. Roses are flowers.' What conclusion can be drawn from the statements above?

  • Roses do not need water.
  • Only roses need water.
  • Roses need water.
  • All flowers are roses.

After reading the following paragraph, which of the main points is NOT supported by the text? 'The corporate restructuring included several key changes: a shift towards more flexible work arrangements, a restructuring of the management hierarchy, and a renewed focus on customer service. However, no significant changes to the product line were announced.'

  • The restructuring introduced more flexible work arrangements.
  • The company restructured its management hierarchy.
  • The focus on customer service was intensified.
  • There were substantial changes to the product line.

Analysis: Given a series of project completion dates and milestones, if the project must move through each milestone sequentially and takes a decreasing amount of time to reach each subsequent milestone, what can be inferred about the project's progression over its lifecycle?

  • The project will take more time to complete each milestone as it progresses.
  • The time to completion for each milestone cannot be determined.
  • The project will take less time to complete each milestone as it progresses.
  • There is no relationship between the milestones and the time to completion.

Consider a pattern where the total number of elements in each box increases by three with each subsequent box. If the first box contains three elements, how many elements will the fifth box contain?

  • 12
  • 15
  • 18
  • 21

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Pymetrics Tests Tips

Get Comfortable with Game-Based Assessments

Pymetrics assessments offer a fresh way to showcase your natural talents through game-like tests. To excel, familiarize yourself with game-based assessments and how they're structured. Regular practice will boost your confidence and help you understand how to navigate through these unconventional challenges effectively.

Understand the Skills Assessed

Each Pymetrics game is designed to measure specific traits like memory or risk-taking. Spend time identifying what skills each game might be assessing. This awareness will allow you to focus on demonstrating these skills while you play.

Stay True to Yourself

Rather than attempting to 'game' the system, it's important to respond honestly during assessments. Pymetrics tests are crafted to identify genuine behaviors and preferences. Showcasing your true self will provide a more accurate match for job suitability.

Focus on the Decisions You Make

Since Pymetrics games often involve making choices, concentrate on the decision-making process within each game. Think critically about the consequences of your actions within the game environment, and make informed decisions to demonstrate problem-solving and strategic thinking capabilities.

Stay Relaxed and Enjoy the Process

The unique, less stressful environment of Pymetrics assessments is meant to help candidates perform at their best. Keep a calm mindset and try to enjoy the experience. A relaxed approach can contribute to a more successful performance on game-based assessments.

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Pymetrics Tests FAQs

Which employers use Pymetrics tests?

Pymetrics tests are used by 10% of employers. Many of the biggest companies in the world use the Pymetrics test, including Mcdonalds, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, and Mastercard.

How are Pymetrics tests scored?

Pymetrics tests are not scored numerically, instead, they have a high-level existing employee play the games to set a benchmark. The candidates which score closest to this benchmark will progress to the next round. This is because depending on the job, different outcomes may be desirable for each game.

What is the difference between Pymetrics games and aptitude tests?

Pymetrics games and aptitude tests are both forms of assessment that are used in the hiring process, however, aptitude tests focus on the results and outcomes whilst Pymetrics games look at behaviors and individual abilities.

Which Is Harder: Talent Q or Pymetrics Tests?

Talent Q is known to have difficult tests and is designed to cover a candidate’s abilities. They are also adaptive tests which mean depending on how well a candidate is doing, the following questions will vary in difficulty. Both tests can be difficult, depending on an individual’s strengths and weaknesses.


What our customers say about our Pymetrics Tests

  • India

    April 25, 2023

    Good practice test

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  • India

    May 10, 2023

    Good interview preparation

    A good tool for preparing yourself with unknown situations that could arise and how to tackle them.

  • United Kingdom

    November 03, 2023


    I liked the variables in the different scenarios. There are really no right or wrong answers, just different personalities

  • Germany

    November 03, 2023

    Compex but helpful

    The situations explained in the test are quite complex and take time to read, understand and react. Nevertheless they are good examples what you could be confronted with

  • India

    November 03, 2023


    Some of the questions are tricky but the answers totally depends on the person ability to deal with situation and how they respond as a character.

  • India

    November 03, 2023

    How to deal with a situation effectively

    I liked how it addressed very common issues one might face but don't give much thought unless faced with.

  • United States of America

    November 03, 2023

    Fair assessment

    I liked how it tested my ability to sole workplace problems. At some points, the prompts were wordy.

  • Japan

    November 03, 2023

    Realistic situation

    It provides you realistic situations that you may counter, and give out reasonable options to deal with the situation for you to choose whichever most resonated with you

  • Zimbabwe

    April 01, 2024

    Well structured.

    The answers to the questions were well picked out, with no single one feeling or looking like the suggested answer. This makes the test accurate and really reveal the thinking of the person taking the test.

  • Norway

    June 12, 2024

    Great test

    I find the test well structured and prepared. The options given seem to give a full spectrum of real situational outcomes allowing one to make a call on how to act.