Memory and Attention Test (MAT)

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Please contact Team Focus to discuss how you might access or use it teamfocus@teamfocus.co.uk or call 01628 637338.

Test Details and Sample Reports

The MAT is a popular measure in technical, procedural or information intensive recruitment scenarios.
Discover how short-term memory influences accuracy of working.

The Memory & Attention Test (MAT) simulates one of the most important aspects of the workplace: the need to quickly memorise and retain information in order to apply rules or procedures in a timely and accurate manner. It is a multi-faceted test that generates a rich profile of performance as individuals respond to increasingly complex instructions and screens of information. The facets measured are:

Speed of working – the time taken to complete the test;
Memory – the number of times the test-taker needs to check the relevant instructions;
Accuracy – the number of questions (screens) completed correctly;
Baseline response – a control for fluency with the computer mouse and speed of responding.

Use to :

Measure memory and attention

Use for :

School-leavers to senior managers

Suitable for :


Duration :

Timed 17 minutes (plus untimed examples)

Number of items :

50

Reliability :

0.88-0.93, depending on the facet

Norms :

General population

Costs :

£8.00 + VAT (online administration, administrator & feedback reports)

Training required

Delivery online

Paper delivery


User Guide

Example Candidate Reports

Sample Admin Report