AMEX Logical Reasoning Test

American Express looks for employees with a high logical ability. Applicants have to pass a logical test before being offered a position.

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American Express use the following tests in their selection process:

  • Numerical reasoning test
  • Verbal reasoning test
  • Logical reasoning test
  • Situational judgement test
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About The American Express logical Reasoning Tests

American Express (AMEX) is an American multinational global services company.

Logical reasoning tests are a fair and objective way for AMEX to assess a wide range of applicants, each having different experiences and different qualifications. By analysing the results of a standardised logical reasoning test, AMEX are able to quickly see which candidates are suitable for the role and which are not. This sort of information about candidates’ skills is difficult to glean from interviews and qualifications alone, so they use professional psychometric tests.

AMEX Application Process Stages

Here is the typical process for your application to AMEX.

Stage 1

Online Application

The first step is to submit an online application through the AMEX careers website to be considered.

Stage 2

Psychometric Tests

Eligible applications will be invited to take online pychometric tests designed to assess if a career with AMEX is right for you.

Stage 3

Video Interview

Following this, you will be asked to send in a 25-minute video answering specific interview questions from AMEX recruiters.

Stage 4

Assesment Center

Successful applicants will then be invited to an Assesment Centre where they will participate in interviews, group discussions and will present to multiple individuals on the AMEX to demonstrate communication, analytical and team skills.

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AMEX Logical Reasoning Test Questions

American Express usually uses SHL tests to test their applicants. However, this differ depending on the location and job role. Therefore, we would advise you to inquire about the test publisher and the tests that will be used


Like most logical tests, the one used by AMEX look at your ability to interpret abstract data, such as patterns created from shapes and shades, and answer questions which require identification and extrapolation of these patterns. The logical test will be assessing your speed and accuracy. The answers are multiple choice and you should try to work quickly within the time limit, but also accurately. Negative marking is unlikely to be used but do not guess answers, as this will show up in your accuracy score. Sometimes you will find that you can make a best guess estimate by deducing that some of the answer options are incorrect. This approach to logical tests will come with practice, and you will become familiar with the type of logical tests used by companies such as AMEX.

Companies are using logical reasoning test more and more in their application process that candidates must go through. Logical reasoning tests are favoured to assess a candidate's general level of abstract intelligence or reasoning ability. A person's score in a logical reasoning test is a good indicator of their ability to work well with new concepts and to spot patterns. This can be important in any sector or position.

So as a graduate or senior candidate applying for a job at AMEX you might feel like the logical reasoning test is an unnecessary hoop to jump through. But you should bear in mind that AMEX are asking you to complete the logical test as much for your own benefit as theirs; if you are not suitable for the role, a psychometric test will usually identify this. Research has shown that psychometric tests, such as those used by AMEX, are a better predictor of job performance than traditional selection metrics such as level of degree achieved.

The logical operations required in standardised logical tests are of a level which most applicants can achieve. The difficult aspect comes with identifying the patterns, especially when there are multiple differences in each example of the pattern, quickly and accurately within the time limit. Here is a list of the most common operations you can expect in your logical test:

  • Changes in size of shape
  • Reflection
  • Transformation
  • Division
  • Greyscale shading or other ways of making shapes more distinct
  • Rotation

Most questions in most logical reasoning tests follow a standard format displaying a pattern of images, the question and answer options on screen. These can be arranged differently, but each test will stick to the same layout throughout. The images may contain shapes, such as squares, triangles, and circles, or more symbols, such as arrows, currency signs, and other special characters. The question text may contain extra information which adds to what's given in the sequence of images, this might also be necessary to answer the question correctly. You might have to guess which answer option is the next in the sequence, or which options represents a missing step in the sequence. Lastly, the answer options are almost always multiple choice. Multiple choice answers can vary, however. You may have 4 options to pick from, 5, maybe 10, or more. The more answer options to pick from, the slimmer the chances are that you can obtain the correct answer by guessing.

Answered questions

The same difficulty as real tests. Generally real employer selection tests don't differ that much in terms of difficulty which is why they compare your score against norm groups. Our practice tests are pitched roughly at graduate level, but this means they are actually suitable for preparing for all levels of job: entry; apprentice; graduate; senior; director.

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How many times can I take the tests?

Unlimited. You can take our practice tests as many times as you like; there is no limit. But to be honest, after taking the same test a few times you start to remember the answers, so that’s why we have lots of tests.

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