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INSBAT Intelligence Structure Battery

M. Arendasy, L. F. Hornke, M. Sommer, M. Wagner-Menghin, G. Gittler, J. Häusler, B. Bognar & M. Wenzl


Measures the level and structure of the intelligence in accordance with the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model, on the basis of six ability factors (fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, quantitative thinking, short-term memory, visual processing and long-term memory). This modular test provides both a quick global overview of intelligence level and a nuanced and detailed assessment. It is used in decision-oriented psychological assessment, enabling specific issues to be clarified accurately and economically. It is used in manufacturing & safety assessments and academic testing.


Depending on the subtest, the respondent’s answers are given either in multiple-choice format or as automated free responses. The six ability factors are assessed by the following subtests:

  • Fluid intelligence:
    • Numerical inductive reasoning: Identifying the rules on which a number sequence is based and using them to continue the sequence.
    • Figural inductive reasoning: The ninth field of a 3x3 matrix of symbols must be filled with one of eight possible symbols in accordance with the underlying rules.
    • Verbal deductive reasoning: Two statements must be logically combined and a conclusion drawn from them.
  • Crystallized intelligence:
    • General knowledge: The respondent completes definitions in a cloze text.
    • Verbal fluency: An unordered series of letters must be turned into a meaningful noun.
    • Word meaning: A synonym for a given word must be selected. The test uses a multiple-choice format.
  • Short-term memory:
    • Visual short-term memory: Orientation points are marked on a street map. The respondent must memorize the points and reproduce them.
    • Verbal short-term memory: The respondent memorizes the names and the order of bus stops and recognizes them.
  • Long-term memory:
    • Long-term memory: This subtest consists of a memorizing phase, an intermediate phase and a test phase; it involves remembering information about fictitious people.
  • Visual processing:
    • Spatial perception: A test cube is shown. The respondent states whether one of six comparison cubes represents the given test cube from a different perspective.
  • Quantitative thinking:
    • Computational estimation: A calculation is shown. The respondent states which of four answers is closest to the correct answer.
    • Arithmetical competence: The respondent must perform a computational task in his/her head.
    • Arithmetical flexibility: A given equation must be solved by inserting the correct arithmetical operations.
    • Algebraic reasoning: The respondent solves text calculation tasks.

Test forms

S2: Variable form II – modular
S3: Global form - test battery with fixed test sequence


The following main variables are scored:

  • General intelligence: Global assessment of intellectual capacity.
  • Fluid intelligence: Measure of the ability to identify relationships between stimuli, understand implications and draw valid logical conclusions using a variety of item material.
  • Crystallized intelligence: Measure of the breadth and depth of acquired cultural knowledge, verbal fluency and word comprehension.
  • Quantitative thinking: The ability to understand and apply mathematical skills and concepts for problem-solving purposes.
  • Short-term memory: Measure of the ability to retain visual and verbal information in the short term and to reproduce it accurately.
  • Long-term memory: Measure of the ability to retain information in the longer term, integrate it into one’s own knowledge base and recall it accurately.
  • Visual processing: Measure of the ability to picture objects in three-dimensional space and if necessary rotate them in one's mind.

Scoring elements

Working time
Confidence interval
Profile analysis
Test protocol
Item analysis protocol
Progress chart
Special diagrammatic representation of results
Personalized Word report

Test type

Objective Personality Tests

Test information

language-free item material
parallel test form
conforms to the Rasch-model
additional device required
high level of test security
wide norm spectrum
test form available for online presentation - open mode
links to CogniPlus


Chinese (traditional)


between 3 and max. 40 minutes per subtest
For S2 (fixed sequence of subtests) the time required is approx. 2 hours and 52 minutes.


Norms for ages 12+.


Special features

Modular administration possible (S1). Predominantly adaptive test presentation.