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Maximize Your PI Cognitive Assessment Score Potential

Are you facing a PI Cognitive Assessment, AKA the Predictive Index Learning Indicator as part of your job application process? Have you made sure to take my free introduction course to cognitive ability tests?

Then now it’s time to maximize your score potential with a quick and structured video-based prep course dedicated specifically for the PI cognitive assessment. You get lessons, mock tests to simulate the real thing, detailed reports to assess your strengths and weaknesses, and test-taking strategies.

Nice to Meet You

Gideon, Founder at 12 Minutes

Former Director and VP at test prep companies, ex-teacher and private tutor.
Knows pre-employment cognitive ability tests inside out. Passionate about helping you succeed.

Exclusive Coaching Session Offer:

When you buy my course, you can choose to add a one-on-one, 30-minute Skype session with me!

In this session, we will go over some of your tests to analyze your strengths and weaknesses and to equip you with winning tips that will maximize your score potential. 

In addition, I’ll help you cope with the stress and answer any other questions you have regarding the PI Cognitive Assessment and the PI Behavioral Assessment.

Read the reviews by customers who’ve taken this opportunity, by clicking on the Reviews tab.

Drill Down Into Each PI Cognitive Assessment Section

Three lessons in this course are dedicated to the main cognitive ability subsections of the test:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning

These three lessons include lectures per question type and are packed with summary quizzes and solving strategies that will help you understand the different question styles that show up on the test.

 

Take a Free Sample Test in Lesson 7

Lesson 7, which is free of charge, includes a PI Cognitive Assessment sample test  (30 questions, 8 minutes) that will help you spot your weaknesses before taking the 4 full-length mock tests. This mini assessment comes with a detailed score report and with explanations per question.

 

Take 4 Simulation Practice Tests

My prep course provides 5 full-length mock tests that follow the format and content of the PI cognitive assessment, also known as the PILI test (formerly known as the PLI test). Each test includes 50 questions and lasts 12 minutes.

Upon submission, you will receive a detailed score report that will analyze your performance per each topic and question type, allowing you to better understand your weak spots that require further improvement. In addition, the test benchmarks you against all other candidates who took the test before, which gives you an excellent prediction of where you stand in comparison to the general population of employed workers. And most importantly, you get answers and explanations per each question. 

Learn How to Ace the PI Cognitive Assessment

There are video lessons which accompany each full-length test and provide you with the most important tips on how to maximize your score potential on the real assessment. In addition, during our Skype coaching session we’ll analyze your specific test-taking patterns to find ways to improve your performance.

Preparing for PI Cognitive Assessment is a Must!

Do you know that by preparing for the PI Cognitive Assessment you are getting closer to your maximum score potential? This is acknowledged by the test publishers. Please refer to this official Predictive Index FAQ file (page 6/8), which specifically says (quote):

 

it is actually ideal when an assessment taker is trained or familiar with the PI Learning Indicator item types, as it gives the company the best possible insight into the candidate’s true potential 

What can we learn from this? That by preparing for the PI Cognitive Assessment you are making sure to perform at your best, which is exactly what your employer is looking for! 

In addition, there are thousands of employers who’re using the Predictive Index in their hiring process, and thousands of other employers who use a similar version of a cognitive ability test (e.g. Wonderlic). If you’re planning a multi-application job hunt journey, then preparing for this assessment could help you with other applications and save precious time. 

Maximize Your Potential with My Prep Course

Know each of the 9 question types
Simulate real test conditions with 4 full-lenth mock tests
Find your strengths & plan your test session accordingly
Get effective test-taking strategies

This course can maximize your score potential. Click on the Curriculum tab to take a few free, sample lessons, or simply click on Take this Course to unlock access to all course content.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes it is! The Predictive Index Learning Indicator (PILI) and PI Cognitive Assessment are synonymous names of a pre-employment selection tool that is owned by the Predictive Index company.

Yes it is! The Professional Learning Indicator (PLI) and PI Cognitive Assessment are synonymous names of a pre-employment selection tool that is owned by the Predictive Index company. It is simply sold and distributed under two names.

You will gain immediate online access to my prep course, here via the website. The access will be valid for 60 days.

You will be able to complete each test 10 times, for as long as the account is active.

Yes, that’s correct. Only $29 US dollars for this exclusive PI Cognitive Assessment practice course.

Disclaimer: 12minprep is not affiliated nor belongs to the PI company which are the owners of the PI Cognitive Assessment. This website solely provides information on how to prepare for cognitive ability tests. 

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About Instructor

Gideon

Founder at 12minprep.com. Former Director and VP at test prep companies, ex-teacher, and private tutor. I know pre-employment cognitive ability tests inside out and I am passionate about helping you succeed.

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  1. (5/5)

    This course taught me a TON of tricks and helpful hints to increase my score. Even if you don’t have time to go through all of the lessons, the course is still worth the money for the tips provided before each of the 5 practice tests.

    This was so helpful, thank you!

  2. (5/5)

    I had 24 hours to take my exam and I had never heard of the test before. The 12 minutes limit seemed very scary, but this course helped me prepare and ace it. A little bit pricey considering my scenario but it was worth it. Thank you Gideon, Keep dishing value

  3. (5/5)

    The course did an amazing job preparing me for the real test. I saw my practice scores increase, and it was great to have a guide that would help me maximize my performance.

  4. (5/5)

    Absolutely fantastic review course. Was much harder than the actual test so prepared me wonderfully for the real thing. The time management strategies were also very helpful. I got to the end of the course with ease.

  5. (5/5)

    Really worth purchasing it! It helped me a lot for the preparation to the real test never having heard of it!

  6. (5/5)

    Thank you so much for providing the material and exercises to prepare for the PI CA. Excellent course. Would recommend to anyone wanting to prepare and gain confidence. Well done!

  7. (5/5)

    Excellent course! Absolute must especially if you haven’t done anything similar in recent time. Great content, tons of tips and preparation links. Make sure to complete the course and take all mock tests. It certainly helps. Overall great experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to do well on the test…

  8. (5/5)

    I felt much more prepared after taking this course. Many test-taking strategies are provided as well as how to manage your time. I would recommend this course to anyone taking the predictive index cognitive assessment!

  9. (5/5)

    The course content was perfect, plenty to learn, not too much, and it was great to prep with slightly harder questions, to be ready for the real thing.

  10. (5/5)

    Found this course very useful for all type of test, passed PI and had to take SHL next so knowledge received during this course helped with another one that I passed as well. Thank you Gideon for training and advice on how to do well on these tests

  11. (5/5)

    I took the PI CA assessment course and I can confidently recommend the course based on the content and recommendations/tips offered in the course. The mock tests in the course are immensely helpful and I would advise anyone taking the course to go through all the tests as it will help you realize your maximum potential. For instance, I was able to attempt about 40 questions in the first mock test and I scored 24(48%); attempted all 50 questions in the second, third and fourth test and correctly answered 28, 32 and 33 questions respectively.

    In the actual test, I attempted 46 questions and answered 30 correctly and this placed me in the 88 percentile.

    I believe the course was instrumental in conditioning my mind and helping me to get close to my maximum potential in the actual test.

  12. Great course! The materials really make you think and prepare you well for the test (which feels easy after going through the lessons and practice tests).

  13. The course helped me a lot! As it turns out, I only had to take the Behavioral portion of the test, but I’m glad I studied for the cognitive portion too because I was given a different test which had some math that was way out of my league. Had I not studied using this course, I would have failed miserable. This was well worth the $$!

  14. I have not taken a test like the Cognitive PI in years. I took a practice test that I found online and really panicked! I was very unprepared. So when I found the 12Min Prep course I dived right in. I found it extremely helpful and paid attention to all the recommendations provided. Recommend immersing yourself into the course and once finished, take the actual test right away. Don’t drag it out. Learn the info and then go! Good luck.

  15. I had the PI surprise test as a part of my interview process.. Got 12 right! Needless to say I am pleased to get it up to a solid 28 second time. It is all about time management. Best tip was don’t kill all your time on word problems.. they make up maybe a 5th of the questions but take a solid minute to solve. The other questions can usually be done in 14- 18 seconds. I didn’t have time to do all the tests, which would certainly upped my score more. My recommendation is pay for the course now…do all the work over a few weeks one or two nights a week. Then take the test focusing on not getting hung up on word problems(can burn 2 minutes in a heartbeat!) Also ,use the “text” function in practice if you get hung up..he will respond.

  16. (5/5)

    Great course. I did my best with the time I had, and this course definitely helped me prepare. I completed the course in under 48 hours.

  17. (5/5)

    If you are serious about passing the cognitive test, skip the free course and dive straight into the paid version. $29 vs getting a job…need I say anymore. I had only 2 days to complete the course prior to the test and everything in the free test is covered in the paid version, then built upon. Fantastic course and I highly recommend to my friends.

  18. (5/5)

    I can’t recommend this course enough. With only going over this course a one day before I had to take my test. I’m happy to say that I got the promotion.

  19. (5/5)

    I don’t know what I would have done without this course. I took this assessment once without preparation and totally bombed it. My confidence was shattered and when I was asked to take it again as a condition of receiving a final offer I panicked until I found this course. It takes you through everything and boosted my confidence and abilities significantly. I never could have done it on my own. Worth every cent–thanks so much Gideon!

  20. (5/5)

    This course is worth the money. It helped me realize my true potential. My raw score on free practice test was like 17-19 of 30. I scored the max 450 on the real test. I was able to answer all 50 questions (without skipping any questions) using the what I learned from the course. Highly recommended.

  21. (5/5)

    I cannot thank Gideon enough for this course. I had no idea how difficult this exam was when i was first asked to take it.

    I did the research and landed in this page , i had 4 days to work through the course topics and the last day i tried all the mock tests before taking the actual tests.

    The mock tests were more difficult than the actual test , so when i took the actual test i felt it was easier and managed to do more questions. It also helped me to manage my time well with practice !

    I got a whooping 86%! And just few days before i had no clue about this exam, i am absolutely thankful this course for giving a nice introduction and strong practice tests !

    Very highly recommend it !
    Thank you Gideon!

  22. (5/5)

    Due to my last employers worldwide restructuring, I was let go after 25 years. I basically only worked for two companies my entire life, so I never had to hit the job market. When applying for a job recently I was asked to complete a PI Cognitive test. I had never had to do one before and had no idea what the test was about. Once I found out what it was, I knew I had to prepare. This course helped me beyond expectations. I do not know yet whether I will get the job or not, but getting prepared was definitely worthwhile.

  23. (5/5)

    Outstanding course! Gideon does an excellent job getting you in the correct mind set with excellent study materials and guidelines that help you understand were you need more work. I have now found that many jobs are requiring this as a first step to measure candidates. Take the time to go through the material and brush up on skills that may have a little rust on them. No worries it will clean off with practice.

  24. (5/5)

    I doubled my initial PI score by taking this course! Worth every penny!
    john

  25. Very helpful and reasonably priced and willing to give you a one free one on one counselling.

  26. Excellent material that is really helpful. Accurate guidelines and right into the point tips that guarantee success. Thank you and Good Luck to Everyone!

  27. I think I did much better on the assessment than I would have done if I hadn’t prepared with this course. Excellent! Thank you.

  28. Great course. Quick and helpful – worth every penny. It was my experience that the prep course was more rigorous than the actual assessment, so I felt very well prepped.

  29. This is an extremely effective course and I will HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. I applied to a very competitive position in a high-profile company. It was my second time applying to the company so I already took the test once and my first score was 27/50. I only had half a day to prepare for the second test due to a few circumstances, so I decided to purchase this course to brush up and do some practice tests before I sat for the real test. Gideon’s strategies worked wonders! My second test score was 35/50 and I landed at the 95 percentile. As a result, I got the job!! It couldn’t have been more worth it. Thank you, Gideon!

  30. I had a co-worker that applied for a job that required this assessment and she did no preparation and ended up being weeded out after a poor performance. A week later, I was asked to take it by a prospective employer and decided to invest in this course. I was very glad I did as the actual test seemed like a breeze after completing all the modules in this course. I completed all 50 questions with an honest attempt at the answer. I was not provided my actual score, but I know I had the top score of all applicants and ended up getting the job. I highly recommend this course.

  31. This really did help me. I enrolled on a Sunday and took the test on a Wednesday morning so I was truly cramming. I found the actual test administered to me was easier that the 12MInPrep test runs. The tips on how to take the test made me think differently about how I approached the test. The clock timing tip aided me. I was able to focus on my strengths and not get caught up in questions I wanted to conquer, were too time consuming or not my strength. It makes me think how I can better apply this approach to my life and job.

  32. Generally don’t leave reviews, but felt that in this case its worth the exception. I got the prep course with 2 days before the PI exam. First practice exam I took I got a raw 22 score. by the time I was finished with Gideon’s course I was consistently scoring 32-35. When I took the “real” exam, I made it to all 50 questions and felt confident on my strategy for resolving all of them (more so! it was so much easier then Gideon’s prep). Cannot oversell how useful this prep course was! Thank you Gideon for your awesome course!

  33. Good Morning, Gideon, I purchased this yesterday morning and spent the entire day taking the course and the practice exams. It made a significant difference. My scores improved as i took each practice exam but your strategies significantly helped. I took the assessment today and felt confident doing it. This program is worth it!

  34. I have done the PI Cognitive Assessment many times by now.

    It was the 1st time that I have actually decided to properly train for it. I think the 12 min prep is an ideal way of practising for the test and allow you to be more relaxed when the clock starts ticking.

    Personally, I can say this was my best test ever and I am going to tell you why: I have scored 31 correct answers in only 6 minutes!!!

    What happened is that when I reached out to Page 10 instead of going back to correct some of the answers I clicked “Finish Quiz” by mistake and puff gone … with 6 minutes still to go. I got very stressed and thought I had completely lost but I have actually scored above the 90% percentile … Imagine what I have done with +6 minutes more??? 🙂

    … and I got the job 🙂
    Signed, sealed, delivered!
    Thanks Gideon.

  35. This course was very helpful. Well structured, included all type of questions. Agree with review above, the real test was easier, but recommend to take all tests in the course (even several times if you would have time). I had only 2 days left to my real test, however I firstly went through the course- highly recommend to get understand the explanation of answers, then try tests. I am not English native speaker, so my real test was done in my mother language. The section of verbal reasoning I did not practice in English, but the rest as numerical and abstract reasoning I did. To summarize highly recommend to take this course. Also read the tips about the strategy – how to prepared yourself for test. Very helpful. Big thanks also to Gedeon who was supporting me on chat even on Sunday. Good luck everyone.

    1. Outstanding course. I had only 2 days to prep and was able to complete all the lessons and the demo tests, as instructed, prior to my test. While I do not know my results (yet) I was invited for a followup interview based on the results. I’m confident my score was dramatically improved by this review. The cost was well worth the material. Very grateful. I highly recommend.

  36. Thanks to Gideon I nailed the Cognitive test and I got hired for the job I really wanted. The well explained answers, tips and test-practicing were very helpfull to feel confident on how to approach the real test. Highly recommended course!

  37. The material and the content is great for preparing you to the real thing. I could manage to pass with flying colors after a quite short time of studies. Great VFM and happy to have invested money on. Thank you.

  38. I have used this course along side another prep course and found that this one was the easiest and fastest one to study use.
    Great customer service. Gideon was kind and gracious in solving a misunderstanding that ended up being my miscalculation and seemed genuinely interested in helping.

    End result is that I have 2 second interviews set up for a position that I have been after a very long time.

  39. Very useful content to prepare for your actual assessment. Please ensure to practice the mock tests for improving both speed and score. The mock tests have a higher difficulty level that adds value to you in the real test in relation to both ability to do the test as well as feel confident. You end up enjoying the assessment.

    Highly recommend for any person ate too predictive index cognitive assessment. Well worth the CAD 40.00

  40. This course was amazing. I was barely able to score above average on my first practice exams. When it came time for the actual test, I made it to question 50 (!), and scored in the 99th percentile – remarkable!

  41. This was a great course, highly recommended. I have no doubt that Gideon’s course helped me achieve an above-average score on the PI Cognitive test. His course was easy to follow, with very helpful tips and shortcuts for how to arrive at the correct answer. He also helps you strategize around how to take the test in order to maximize your score (hint: it’s not by giving every question the same time/attention!). Thank you thank you thank you Gideon for this course. Well worth the money and then some.

  42. This course was without a doubt worth the $29 spent. I had spent a day attempting to prepare for the PI Cognitive Assessment prior to stumbling across this course. That day served to dust off some cobwebs in my own head, but served VERY little to prepare for the actual test. Upon enrolling, I had only one day left to prepare and I am CONFIDENT Gideon’s instruction and advice made all the difference for me. (…Heed his tips!!).

    The course content very accurately reflects the types of questions included in the actual assessment. The strategies he presents, the drills, and the timed practice tests absolutely made the difference for me. I went from not even coming close to finishing the practice tests and scoring quite low in my early trial runs, to consistently completing the practice assessments and scoring quite high. While my final score was not communicated to me by the company I was interviewing with, I was told that I passed the actual assessment “with flying colors”. I could not be more pleased.

    I tend to be skeptical of some of these sites and courses. The price for this course is modest yet the content is valuable. (Thank you, Gideon, for keeping your price reasonable.) If you are in doubt or on the fence…do not hesitate. Take the course. You’ll be glad you did. …Good luck, everyone, on your assessments!

    1. The course was well worth the money and I increased my score dramatically by taking the course and the practice tests. The first practice test I took I barely got through half the questions with the time constraints and my score was much lower than I expected because of it. By taking the lessons and learning the tips I learned how to get through the entire test in the time allotted (note even with practice there isn’t any time to spare) and that is the secret to the test. Preperation is everything in taking this test.

  43. Great course. Good use of time and good value for the money. I found the actual test to be much easier than the mock questions – Train Hard, Fight Easy. The time management tips alone were worth it, but there were great explanations & tips across all sections.

  44. Practice, practice, practice. This course emphasizes practice and it truly makes a difference! Thank you for helping me pass!

  45. The 12minprep.com is the best prep course that one can sign up for, even when you have just a couple of days to appear for your actual Predictive Cognitive Test. The prep course is structured very well with ample drills and mock tests and very informative and analytical explanations. I really sharpened many of the numerical areas and loved all the strategies explained for test-taking. The video lengths were very encouraging, just the right length, it was so motivating to view the videos at intervals to reinforce the learning and pointers for avoiding pitfalls and getting stuck. I would love to keep working at this to keep my mind sharp and build on the skills.

    The actual test was so much easier and I have a good feeling I did fine. I commend Gideon for putting this course together, so well. Absolutely loved it and a very Good Value proposition too :)!!! Highly recommend this program.

    1. Really focused course that landed me an interview for the role I wanted. Felt confident after studying and applying the methodology suggested when I took the test. Great content and plenty of example work.

    2. Totally agree on all fronts – real test was easier, practice tests very helpful, presentation was measured and focused on key points. Tips also very helpful – especially relating to time (don’t waste too much on one question) and focusing on what you do best. Highly recommend it.

  46. Very useful course, totally worth the money. The material highlights specifically the expectations for each type of questions in the videos, then you train on direct application drills before multiple mock tests. For reference, I am an engineering student with a foreign mother tongue, scored 24 at my first mock test, 41 at my last and 47/50 (!) on the actual test requested by the company I have interviewed with.

  47. It had been a LONG time since I was taking a test. 🙂

    Gideon’s course is the real deal. I took the CCAT without preparation on an earlier job application and did everything wrong .. took it late at night, no prep, and no strategy. Fast forward to a new job which I really wanted that also required the CCAT.

    I found Gideon’s course and was hooked after taking the free exam. He breaks down each question type, shows you the problem solving method, and most importantly helps you figure out your strategy on which parts of the test to focus on and which ones to skip. It turns out I am horrible at the Visual Analogy (which picture come next). If I don’t see it in the first 5 seconds I probably won’t see it at all. On the other hand I turned out to be excellent at looking for identical items, number sequences, word fill-in, and basic math problems. The course helped me identify my strengths, which parts to ignore quickly, and how to pace myself through 50 questions.

    While the company did not share my final score, the HR manager said I did “very well”.

    Definitely invest in this course if you are serious about a job. $29 for actual help on moving forward in your career is the best investment you will ever make. Thank you Gideon!

  48. This was a good course for a reasonable price. The content layout was well-organized compared to others offering similar courses and was closely aligned to the layout of the actual test. Again, this is important, when under time pressure. I did another course and it’s layout was different creating a momentary panic that was a distraction. Also, the explanations were better than other sites
    I highly recommend these folks…. but remember. PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

  49. I had 2 days to get this done as part of an interview and I am so glad I spent the $30 on this course. I wouldn’t have done that well if I had just taken this without any prep but with this course and a day of studying I aced the quiz and got a 99th percentile. My prospective employers were very impressed.

  50. Took the 12minprep PI cognitive assessment course in 4 days
    On day three the result of the first full length test was a poor 28% correct answers
    On day four the test results moved up to 54% and 60% and it was time to take the real test in my native language
    Test result: 78% correct (39/50) and after the following interview I was offered the job
    The 12minprep PI cognitive assessment course was worth every $

  51. This course was great. By the time I took the actual test I was very prepared. CCAT questions were less difficult than the test prep on this site. I was skeptical but after all of the quizzes and practice tests there was NO question on the test I wasn’t prepared for. I don’t know my score but I think I know I did well. I also reached the end of the exam which i didn’t expect. Thanks for all of the prep help.

  52. The course was structured well and the tips were invaluable as were the explanations for every question. This course was well worth the money. Well Done!!!

  53. The course was structured very well. It was quick and did not drag or feel boring. The instructor was very helpful and the mock tests and practice quiz improved my score a lot! I would highly recommend. Worth every $.

  54. A very apt and good course to prepare for PI at a reasonable cost. The mock tests are nicely and carefully formulated with the required level of difficulty. It helped me clear the actual exam with a score of 35.
    Thank you Gideon!

    I certainly recommend this course to those preparing for cognitive test. Good luck!

  55. Gideon,
    I don’t even know where to begin to saying thank you. I got an AMAZING job I even did a case study for and went through 3 interviews so far. I would’ve failed this test so horribly if it weren’t for you. Now I am Global Product Catergory Manager for a global leader.

    What helped were not just the content of what to do and how to solve it but most of all the mock exams to know that time is the worst enemy here. Plus that your exams were harder than the actual one was.

    I passed with flying colors and am as happy as I can be. I couldn’t have spend my money wiser.

    Gideon – you are a blessing! And your calm nature, also after the mock exams, always helped me to not give up hope but continue focussing on the problems.

    Thank you and everyone else – good luck with the test! With this prep you basically cannot fail 🙂

  56. A good solid walkthrough of the test design and its various elements. I am a member of Mensa and quite used to different cognitive tests, but the time limit on this test is unique and very scary. Without question most valuable for me with this course was the practice tests and getting a feel for how much time you can spend and still manage to see all questions.

    In theory 15 seconds per question, but how long is that when you do the test, in reality? Turns out it is a very short time indeed. So, strategies for what questions to skip, and getting an intuitive feeling for when to “Nahh.. I’ll skip this one”, or to “Ok, I’ll do this one”. Invaluable training with the practice tests.

    Scored between 27 and 33 on the practice tests, and a solid 36 on the real one after training and when using my native language.

  57. Absolutely fantastic preparation course! Definitely worth the money. Its very important to train these tests before because you really improve your score a lot. I, for example, improved my score by 8 points! You will get a great feeling for the types of questions, what you are good at, what you are not good at and should thus skip. Really – do it!

  58. Great value and excellent course to help a person prepare for these types of tests. Assists in a major way in preparing you to approach the test strategically to maximize your chances of scoring higher than you otherwise would. Kudos to Gideon and his team.

  59. I bought this course after taking the free lessons from Gideon. It was a life saver! I got the offer immediately . Only had 24 hours to prepare for the test but trust me when this course really helped! Don’t think, just go for it

  60. Hands down the best value and regardless of the price probably the best option out there. Exactly what I needed with only 1 day to take the test. This was well laid out, easy to understand and provides the opportunity to get the needed practice in. Like Gideon says watch your time and be sure to answer all the questions and learn what questions you are best off on guessing at.

  61. Highly recommended.

    Money well spent.
    Material is well prepared: the extra links in the courses’s pdf are very helpful too(for example the assumptions/conclusions aristotle rules helped me in a great deal)

    Tips and tricks to maxmize the score/speed are really good. Instructions are clear.

    I have finished all 3 mock tests round 1, and plan to do 2nd round for at least 1-2 of the tests before reading the answers, as I still have problems of skipping questions, but each mock test is getting better in skipping, and the score is getting better too.

    Will do my real test on in 2 days, so plan to get the #4 test on the day before, just to sharpen it up a bit more.

    I wish you all do well in the test.

    1. the actual test was simpler, and I got to answer all 50 questions first time :), still had 1 minute left in the end. but I did not have time to find the one skipped and answer in proper way.
      overall I am quite happy, the course definitely helped.

  62. I have done several behavioral assessments in the past but never a cognitive test. I had 48 hours to get some pro=ep on what to expect. This 12minprep course was exactly what I needed. It over prepared me and for good reason. I believe that if I hadn’t taken this course, and just went into the test blindly, hoping that I can just pass, I would have failed! This not only prepared me for the exact way the test would be presented, but more importantly, the tips on which questions to answer and what to skip were invaluable in the real test environment. I did well above the average and I am moving on in the hiring process! Lastly, Gideon was very easy to listen to and his explanations were thorough. I highly recommend this for a fast prep course! Money well spent!

  63. Great course even if you only have 1-2 days before your test. Recommend to go through on the lessons first and only do the tests afterwards. The difficulty of the tests also reflects reality (or maybe a bit above what they ask on the actual test).

    I also recommend it if you are not a native English speaker and plan to do the test in your mother tongue. It helped me a lot to practice the timing and the questions overall (learn what to skip, what to answer, how to go through on all 50 questions in 12 min) and I scored even more on the real test because I did it in my native language as Gideon suggested. Thank you for this great course!

  64. Great course. Thanks Gideon for a fast support when needed, with detailed attentions for any of my Q or requests.
    The real test was easier than the quizes, but overall the practice served me well.
    I suggest to add graphic explanations to the matrices, shapes series and so on. This way, going through the answers is easier and faster to some of us. Thanks 🙂

  65. Excellent course providing insight and necessary practice! Highly recommended! Thank you!

  66. I was one of those individuals who had talked to a recruiter about a position that I dearly desired, and was then surprised with the “oh, by the way, please take this cognitive and behavioral test before we can proceed”. Like many others who have been in this situation, it was a mad scramble on my part to figure out what exactly these tests were all about. Thankfully, I stumbled across this site, and learned a great deal along the way. While the topics in the tests themselves are not terribly difficult, the tactics surrounding them ARE.

    I do not know what my final score was, nor do I know if I will get the next interview as it is still early in the process, but I feel like I would not have even stood a chance going blindly into those tests without the guidance I received here. Thank you Gideon for creating this course and providing the insight that I needed to make it through those tests!

  67. Definitely worth the investment. Excellent advice on overall strategies, ways to solve different types of questions and lots of practice questions. Thanks for a great course.

  68. Amazing, I passed the crossover CCAT and PICA excellent and went to the next stage of tests. It helps that your course is a bit difficult than theirs because their test was just easy for me. Thanks!!!! Totally worth the money

  69. This course has been extremely helpful and I know that I have really maximised my scoring potential. It has helped me to be able to quickly identify common processes, operations, refresh/reactivate my knowledge of some important aspects. Most importantly, it has helped me to be aware of my weaknesses and strengths, which in turn are absolutely crucial for time management during the test. To summarise: due to this course I was able to answer questions much faster and more correct, quickly decide which questions to skip and I completed my PI test just within the 12 minutes. I have not received my score yet but I just know I did well. I’m not even nervous about the result. Thank you Gideon!

  70. Very much worth the time and money. I never would have been prepared to take a test that requires 14 sec per an answer without an adequate preparation tool. This prep course delivered.

  71. This type of test indeed, needs preparation. Great simple, and concise course. Absolutely worth it.
    What could make it a bit more complex, in my opinion, is to build an analysis based on the attempted score, to hghlight the areas of strengths that are consistently show (as taking the quizes after each other, giving different scores). And also, some tests were heavier on word vocabulary while others heavier on word assumptions, which are also giving different results – I would like to know perhaps how the different sections within the real PI tests weigh (i.e. each 9 categories equally, or some are weighing more, in terms of the number of questions?)
    Other than this, this is a great course. I also like the calm and articulated manner Gideon speaks, it is easy to follow and digest, as he is also bullet pointed and straight to the point.

  72. Took this prep course only days before having to take the exam as part of a required hiring process. Well worth the spend and will undoubtedly make a difference for you.

  73. This course was great! It’s honestly worth much more than it costs. Think about the potential impact of getting a new job because you performed so well. Money very well spent. I had never taken an exam like this before. I only scored 15 points the first time I took the practice exam. After the course I took the real test for a job application and scored 38 points! I guarantee that after taking this course, the real exam will be VERY familiar to you. You may be nervous at first, but after the first few questions you will see that you were very well prepared because of this course and your confidence will suddenly skyrocket. Very highly recommended!

  74. This course was excellent! I only had 2 days to prepare for the PI Cognitive Assessment, and this course was a lifesaver. When I took the small practice test included in the course, I didn’t come close to finishing. The strategies and full practice tests made all the difference, and I scored 34/50 on the actual test — 94th percentile! This course is definitely worth the money!

  75. Do not hesitate to take this class if you have to complete The Predictive Index® Cognitive Assessment. At a minimum, you need to be familiar with question types and brush up on how to approach each type of question in 15 seconds or less. This course will get you there! And be sure to do the coaching session with Gideon. He really helped me come up with a strategy for the 12 minute test.

    Best things I learned in this course:

    * How to get to all the questions. I learned to watch my time and make sure I looked at all 50 questions to maximize my potential.
    * How to avoid time traps. Too many words? Too many complex operations? Guess and move on.
    * How to guess and move on. Look… driven people hate to give up. You gotta learn when to fold ’em.
    * Maths. I’m a Creative with a calculator and spreadsheets at my fingertips. Memorized fractions take up valuable brain space I could be using for other genius ideas. But a few hours of review helped me identify the lowest number in a series with confidence.
    * Shapes analogies and series – I really caught on to how those puzzles work and how to solve them quickly.

    And honestly – if you have to get past this test for the next step in your career… a small investment in yourself is totally worth it.

  76. Helped me understand what was needed to reach a high score on the real test, and prepared me for handling the time stress.

  77. Worth every penny…Do not hesitate and waste time, chose this course!
    I had only 3 days to prepare for the PI and i needed all the help i could get… i looked at several online courses and chose 12 minprep as it was the most comprehensive option. I do not regret it. Gideon was very responsive during my weekend prep time. Not only was I happy with my results but my prospective employer told me that I “nailed it”, that my results were outstanding….

  78. This is a great test prep! I bought a much more expensive one first, which wasn’t nearly as good. This test prep is concise and matches the actual exam really well. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their score.

  79. I partially forgot the rule of not getting hooked in to 1 questions and didn’t skip as much as I should have when I did the test. However paying the $29 for the course (explanations, practice versions different topics and then 3 tests) was completely worth it. I am not please that I forgot my target however I know I would have done worse had I not practiced using this course.
    In the grand scheme it is beneficial doing the course. As it is an investment to the interview.
    Happy I paid for the course.

  80. By my final practice test I scored a 36 (having guessed on probably 8-10 of them) which I think is 96th percentile. I just took the actual test and I only outright guessed on one problem, and I think I finished with maybe 45 seconds to spare and even went back to that problem to see if I could get it. I would be upset if it’s not a 41+ score (unfortunately it wasn’t disclosed upon completion).

    The course tests here are a lot harder which really really helped train me for the real thing. There’s some typos here and there on the course and when reviewing answers (especially in comparative figures or antonyms) I could find some logic holes which really frustrated me if I had gotten it wrong, but at the end of the day this was a great spend in order to be in the most optimal position to take the test. 5/5

  81. Very good course, I had less than 72 hours to prepare for this test and I found the course incredibly helpful. Hopefully I nailed it!!

  82. I have been an anxious test taker my entire life. Now that I am 40 and have been at the same job for 10 years, I was terrified to miss an opportunity just because I wasn’t prepared for a cognitive ability test, knowing that I was qualified for the position. Very thankful for Gideon, he even personally called me when I had a question. I just took my test this morning and I can guarantee that if I am not offered the position, it is because of something else entirely. Thank you so much Gideon! Excellent job!

  83. good course, a bit harder than the actual test, but gives you that confidence to breeze through the test. listen to all his videos to have a good score

  84. My first attempt at the practice test resulted in 13/50. My last mock test before taking the real one from this course was 26/50. +13 points! I spent about 5 hours total studying. I passed the cognitive with the company I interviewed with, but no results to share they keep it a secret. This course is great for getting familiar with the test and understanding the strategy involved with passing it. Having access to the mock tests are extremely valuable. Couldn’t imagine taking it without this to prepare first. 13/50 is not very competitive.

  85. Love it and Thanks so much to Gideon. The whole set of training is very useful and highly recommended to take it. It is very valuable for money and intensity and comprehensive materials is provided. Most importance is build up confident level to deal with the test. Mock test difficulty level is harder than the real test. I am surprise I have much time left over to deal with my focus question. It is very very much difference when I choose mother tongue language, I can deal with all verbal reasoning question with confidence. Tips and strategy also very importance. Clear my mind to deal with all questions with very limited time. Starting to like it and like to do such quizzes too. Thanks so much. MUST take this course.

  86. This was a great course! Like many people I received an email from a prospective employer with a link to take the PI Cognitive Assessment. Having never heard of it I promptly panicked! Thank heaven a Google search brought me to this course. It helped me refresh long-unused skills and gave me new tips and tricks. I definitely recommend buying the additional coaching calls – well worth it. Gideon was fantastic,and after the coaching calls he was always just one email away if I needed help. He was candid about my strengths and weaknesses and help me with effective strategies for approaching this test. He was encouraging and definitely gave a whole new meaning to that old adage “keep calm and carry on”. Fantastic course and instructor!

  87. Recommended to all fresh graduates out there! I passed the test with less than 5 days of preparation

  88. RECOMMENDED! FYI I passed the test with less than 5 days of preparation😭 Thank you

  89. I had seven days until the actual test (online) and thus enough time I thought. I did an online free version and scored 14 points (check the “PI Cognitive Assessment Interview Tips” to see what that score means)! When I purchased Gideon’s material, I had four days left until the actual test and thus still enough time I reckoned (I admit, I procrastinated). I started seriously practising only fewer than 24 hours (~18hrs) prior to the actual test. I simply followed the tutorials (especially in case you have fewer than 24 hours left until the actual test), believed in Gideon’s words, and focused on my strengths. The mock tests are in English, my test would be in German (my mother tongue) – see what Gideon says about practicing in a second language and taking the test in your mother tongue, it holds absolutely true. Unfortunately, I haven’t become Einstein over night and yet I answered 34 questions and scored 29 points (check the “PI Cognitive Assessment Interview Tips” what that score means)! The hiring managers said that score is above average compared to what other applicants scored on average (unfortunately the decision to hire does not only depend on that test). In sum, the test is not about intelligence, it’s about tactics and strategy as well as becoming convenient with how the test proceeds – thus no rocket science at all. Just be quick, make sure to read through all 50 questions to increase your score, and follow Gideon’ s advice!

    Things I did differently to what Gideons says:
    I did not do educated guesses as they still take time. That is, the time to read the question (at least in case of word problems which I skipped altogether in favour of all other questions related to verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning) and the time to make a choice. That is valuable time you preferably want to spend on your true strengths. Even when preparing only fewer than 24 hours prior to the actual test, you will understand the scheme of the questions. I skipped all word problems and focused on the other components of the test as I didn’t have to read the questions related to them because I knew them by seeing the pictures, e.g. when it comes to order between fractions and decimals, the test would always ask for the lowest and not the biggest value, thus it was enough for me to see fractions and decimals to know what to do. Admittedly, that is not intelligence, it’s simply a way of saving time and scoring high.

    Things I would recommend to change in the mock tests:
    Though Gideon says in one of the tutorials that the time clock in the actual test doesn’t show seconds (which is true) there is one tiny little difference I would change: In the mock tests provided here the time clock follows when you scroll up and down. It didn’t do that when I took the test (in Germany in German in August 2020). That meant I always had to scroll up to see the time I had left. This again takes time, admittedly not much but I would still embed this fact in the mock tests provided here for practising reasons.

    Taken together, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this course as without it I wouldn’t have scored 29 points! And sorry for any spelling mistakes I might have made in this review!;)
    Stay healthy

  90. I just had 24 hours to prepare with no idea about the PI test before. Thanks to this course I aced 33 points (93 percentile). It helps us to identify our strong and weak points and helps build a strategy to approach the different question types. The mock tests in this course were totally helpful and repeating them helped me to gain confidence to finish the test within the time limit. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone and it is worth the money.

  91. Gideon, thanks a lot the course was perfect for my preparation. I had a lot of fun taking it too! A bit of brain exercise didn’t hurt 😀
    Perfectly put together , the right tips to help us succeed. I improved a lot and the real test was much easier so no doubt I did well. They don’t share the results but was told I am going to the next step in the interviewing process.

  92. I knew nothing of the Predictive Index Cognitive or Behavioral Assessments until I had a second interview scheduled for a position I was pursuing with a potential new employer. I had that feeling in my gut that I should research the company (predictive index) before jumping right into the assessments. 12 minute prep gave me the confidence and strategies to successfully get to the next level of the interview process. I don’t feel that would have been the case without the training and preparation.

  93. I am so glad that I took this course. Going through this honed my skills on HOW to take the test and to focus on the most important skills while moving past the ones that are not my strength. Easily got to 50 on the real test with a little time to spare. You are correct, the real test was much easier than the mock tests in your course- great preparation and thanks so much. I wish I knew the score on the real test though, it did not come through after completing it.

  94. I only had 48 hours to prepare for the PI Cognitive assessment and went for $29 prep course. In the beginning I scored in the 40th percentile but after doing the course and focus on the 4 tests at the end, with main focus on completing all 50 questions each time I saw great improvement. I just got my test results from the Company were I was being interviewed for job and the score was in 80th percentile .

    I am quite happy with this, given my age, I am 61.

    BWT, I did get the job as well 😉

    Thanks Gideon, this was definitely worth it.

  95. Very helpful! Well worth the few bucks to help prepare. I ended up passing my pre-employment test the first time thanks to the content offered here and being able to run through the 4 practice tests. The real test I took was very similar to this and actually a little easier so this prepared me well for it.

  96. This is a GREAT course. I was a bit intimated by a high-stakes timed cognitive pre-employment test. I spent three days going through the course and then took the real test. On the practice tests, I was scoring about 19 to 30 out of 50 and struggling to get to question #38. On the real test, I answered 49 questions and I scored in the 94th percentile. There is no way I could have achieved a score like that had I not taken the course!

  97. I am SO glad I found this course. Gideon, you are a test prep savant. I was able to go from 19 (first sample test with ZERO experience) to getting a 30 on my real exam (88th percentile!)

    My recruiter was really impressed and I wouldn’t have been able to make such an improvement without this exam. Highly recommended!

  98. This is an excellent preparatory course and definitely worth the small fee ($29.99). I started with the gratis introductory course on the weekend and then purchased the more extensive course and completed the entire course and 3 tests all on Monday. I saved the bonus test for the Tuesday morning (day of the test) to get me warmed up for the writing of the actual test online. It is almost identical to the tests in the prep course except that the answers you click on appear on the side to confirm your choice. Gideon’s advice about prioritizing your questions based on your strengths is crucial. In retrospect, the actual test did seem slightly easier, but the time flew by so quickly that I did not know how many questions I actually answered! I just got my results from the HR person and I answered 44/50 questions with a score of 26 which put me in the 74 percentile! I was amazed because the highest score on the practice tests was only a 19. THANK YOU, I am so grateful for this course… I could not have received this result without this preparation. HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED!

    1. I am so glad I found this course. I had never taken a cognitive aptitude test as part of the interview process for a perspective job so I had no idea what to expect. I found the free practice test, took it, and quickly realized I have not done fractions, percentages, algebra, etc. since college. I spent 3 days going through the modules, quizzes and practice exams. The real test was easier than the course test which was awesome. I heard back from the recruiter within 3 hours asking for an interview. One step closer to my dream job!! Thank you, Gideon!

  99. I do not normally leave reviews for a lot of services/products that I use in my day to day life because I found it a hassle. However, 12minprep made such a huge positive impact that I felt like I must leave a review.

    The questions in the real test are indeed easier, and do not be disheartened if you cant seem to do well on the tests in this course. I did the actual PI test just now, and I got to question 49 out of 50 (I saw that the timer has 30 seconds left for 2 questions and I got a bit carried away with the calculation, before I realized, the test ended right after I click on the answer for qn 49). That is how tight the timing is for taking PI test, and without practicing multiple times on this website, I wouldnt have learnt and got used to moving quickly through the questions. At some point while doing the assessments on this website, I have decided to stop calculating the math questions, because i figured out that instead of spending 20-30 seconds to get to the exact answer, I would rather have a quick guesstimate, pick an option within 10 seconds and move on such that I get to see 2-3 more questions within the same time spent. Some of the questions in the PI test are really easy, and its a matter picking the answer in 2-3 seconds. These are the questions you cannot miss. If you are fixated with answering a particular question and end up spending 30 seconds on it, one question might seem fine, but if you do that repeatedly for several questions, you will almost certainly not get to the 50th question, and the worst thing you want is to leave 10 to 20 questions on the table of which perhaps 5 of them are just straight forward number series or word analogies that could have been easily solved.

    I am really glad I found 12minprep and from the bottom of my heart, thank you Gideon!

  100. I really appreciate the course as it helped me a lot. I score less than 10 in my first attempt but in real test it is 26/40. I still not able to finish all Q but To reach 40 already break my record. I was told by HR I am already average high compare to others. I don think I am smarter but I am sure prepared in advance help a lot.

    I am quiet hesitant to take my own language as the practice test and I hardly read article or books in my own language . Even I do still speak a lot my own language at home. But I still listen to your advise and I think indeed it help me to process fast !

    I went to see a few website before sign up your lession. For the prices you quote and also the tips I gain. It is definitely worth the money!

    Thanks for the great job! I really appreciate a lot.

  101. Great practice tests to get ready for the real one. I also used Job Flare both we’re good to get my mind and strategy together.

  102. This course was very helpful for reviewing the rigors of this exam. Especially when one has not taken this course in quite some time.

  103. JUST BUY THIS ONE!!

    I spent two hours looking at the different PI test training sites.I should have just bought this one and used those two hours to prepare. I only had 1.5 days to take the test and this course was perfect for it. some of the other course have more stuff but its too much – this is sharp, concise and helpful.

    I blitzed the areas i was weak and it made me realise that I should not even try the shape common features – i just guessed those.

    I havent got my result yet but I did all 50 questions and they were much easier than the practice ones. Train hard fight easy indeed!

    Thanks for putting this content together. Would highly recommend.
    The mock tests are great and 4 is plenty to get practi e

  104. Really helped me to get into the right mindset. Hopefully one step closer to my dream job. Felt like I aced that test thanks to this prep!

  105. I had a weekend to prepare for a test. In my first full-length mock test I only got 18 answers correct. After taking this course over the weekend (spending around 4-5 hours) I took the real test and got 30 correct answers. I highly recommend taking this course before a test!

  106. I am so glad that I took this course – it was worth each penny and best value for money!
    At my first attempt with a free mock test I got 13 correct answers which I knew wasn’t a great result. After taking the course and then the real test with my potential employer, I got 29 correct answers out of 40 questions answered. I think it is a good result in 12 min. English is not my first language therefore I followed Gideon’s advice and took the test in my own language. It definitely helped me personally with the vocabulary type questions and the word analogies. Also, the real test was a little bit easier – exactly as Gideon was saying. So I urge everyone to follow all of his recommendations and tips. He was totally right about maximising your potential. Obviously, it’s not about learning maths, etc. in a week or so. It’s about how to apply the basic maths and use it quickly enough to solve the problems.
    I want to thank Gideon for his work, time and effort in putting this test together! Very well done! Please keep it up!
    And to whoever is reading this – if you are hesitating (like I was initially), then don’t. The price of the course is affordable to most of us (in my opinion). You are not going to lose a lot. In fact, you are only going to gain.
    Good luck!

  107. I invested in the course a couple of days before my job assessment. Excellent presentation and content meant I gave me very best and completed all 50 with time to spare. Gideon presents in a very clear and concise way and had a major impact on my test performance. An essential and a critical investment to maximise your score. Many thanks.

  108. I was given a 48 hours notice before taking the test. This course really was what I need : it gave me the tools, strategies and feeling of being well prepared that were required to ace the test.
    After doing quite well on the mock tests (26 right answers) I killed it on the real one (39 right answers).
    Excellent value!

  109. This course gave me great confidence in the PLI test. It made me challenge myself within areas I didn’t think I could solve without a calculator. Furthermore, Gideons videos are pleasant, precise and right to the point – so no time is wasted 🙂
    I haven’t got the test results yet, but I am pretty sure that the results are much better than they would have been without this course.

  110. Great prep course! I took the course prior to taking the real test as part of a recruitment process for a job that I had applied for, and it really helped me to be fully prepared for the test. Knowing and understanding the different types of questions in the test, and learning about strategies for solving each question helped me to maximize my score potential. I was able to get 44 out of 50 correct answers on the real test, so I really think the preparation course helped me to get a great result. In the full tests on this course, I only got around 30 correct answers, but I took the real test in my native language, so it was a lot easier. However, being able to prepare each question type and practicing the different strategies saved me a lot of time on the real test.

    Therefore, I can highly recommend taking this course prior to the real test! Good luck everyone.

  111. I need to express sincere gratidute to Gideon for this amazing sourse of preparation materials. It’s amazing! First of all, I would say that Introductory Course available to everybody for free is already sufficient support and help in preparation for the real assessment. It contains a lot of useful links and additional resourses for those who have time and desire to go deeper in mastering each type of task indivisually. But in case you’re limited with time than taking up full Preparation Course will give you even more tips, more sample questions, 3 real like mock tests to get used to the format of 50 questions in 12 minutes – all this eventually will give you more confidence when it comes to the real test. And the price for the course from my point of view is scarcely fare reward for the amount of work done by Gideon. Second, I completely agree with what Gideon said about passing the real test in native language. Indeed on my real test which I deed in Russian I got 10 points more than on my best result from the mock tests while passing this course. And last, I was suprisingly pleased to see in my real test several questions which were very similar to questions from official PI Cognitive Test sample questions. One question (form analogues) was even exactly the same. Two word problems were same formulated with only the numbers different. Same patterns were used for few numbers sequences tasks. I mean it all helped! This test can be trained the better the more time you have at your disposal for this training. And the more the test results mean for you the more efforts you should better put into it. We might all have a huge advantage. Make use of it! And many many many thanks to Gideon! And best wishes and good luck for everybody!!!

  112. Thank you Gideon, you are amazing. I had to take the PI Cognitive test on short notice. Having left school more than 2 decades back, taking an assessment like this for a senior role is an alien and scary experience. This course gave the best level of confidence and tactics I could hope for in 24 hours. Money well spent. Your generosity and sincerity with the free materials is altruistic!

  113. I would highly recommend this course! I bought the full course on Sunday morning and took the actual test on Sunday evening. My score increased from around the 60th percentile on the first mock test to the 90th percentile on the real test. It’s all about the technique and discipline, which Gideon explains very well. Do all the sample questions and mock tests, because the real test is very similar. I didn’t get a chance to engage Gideon on the 1:1 tutoring, but I am sure that would have been a bonus. If you are deliberating on whether to spend the time and money, I would recommend that you take the free course to assess the value which would probably lead you to doing the full course. Doing anything less will place you at a disadvantage against your peers and competition.
    Thanks for the education and insights on a Sunday afternoon!

  114. I was given 3 days to complete the PI Cognitive Assessment… and didn’t start preparing until the last 24 hrs (too busy at work!). This course helped a lot. It allowed me to understand the questions, do some proactive (although I had to rush it) and do the example tests. I did assist in making me familiar with the questions, with the time pressure and work out a strategy. $29 were well spent.

  115. Like many others i only had 2 days, and even if i don’t know how much i had, I’m going to the interview next week so i assumes i passed.

    The 13sec prep is a good preparation fir the cognitive assessment test. The questions are similar to the real test and it let you prepare to be in known territory.

    Quality/price is excellent as itbcost twice less than otjets tests on the web.

  116. I only had one day before I had to complete the PLI for real. I was a bit lost an knew that I would struggle to complete all the questions in such a short time. the advice on this course calmed me down a bit and then being able to practice (I manage 6 times), under the same conditions was magic. I found that I could answer all the questions in the practice and improve my score each time. Just too the real test and feel reasonably confident of a good score, however bit miffed that I only answered 49 before the time ran out! I would fully recommend this to anyone taking a PLI

  117. I took the assessment. Thanks to the prep course, I felt confident and prepared. I didn’t have much time to prep for the actual assessment so I had to move through the material faster than I’d like. The tips before taking the mock tests was very, very helpful. Money well spent.

  118. This is an amazing course. Gideon is sincere, available, and helpful, while the course does everything in its power to make sure the candidates are well prepared. 10/10 would recommend

  119. Terrific course and well worth the price. I was skeptical at first but I cannot imagine getting through these actual 12 minutes without the perspective and practice this simple course provides. Although I had very little prep time available before taking the real assessment, investing here gave me focus and calm familiarity, allowing me to get to Q50 strategically. Also, Gideon is very accessible and responsive, and a great teacher. Go for it!

  120. 5-STARS ALL THE WAY IT COULD EASILY BE 6 OR 7 STARS! I SIMPLY CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE HIGHLY ENOUGH! I agree with every word that has already been written above – particularly pertinent for me and similar experience is the review by TICOTHEPS above and by many others. My experience was that I was terrible to begin with, particularly my weakness was timing! I simply could not get my brain around skipping questions to focus on the ones I found easier — but you SIMPLY have to do that. I still didn’t quite master than in the real test only answering 32 out of 50 which might still seem terribly low to some of you, but rest assured my accuracy was very high thanks to Gideon and the course, and all his EXTRA help. I simply couldn’t have done this without him, suffice to say I got an interview and my score hit the 80th percentile. Probably the best value for money I’ve EVER spent on the internet, as the difference between not passing it (very easy to do without clear focus and clear guidance) and passing it (with the help of THIS course and Gideon’s amazingly kind and focussed approach) is actually worth a huge amount more. I feel very privileged to have gone through this and feel ready now if this kind of assessment crops up again in the future (which it will!) Thank you Gideon for an incredible course.

  121. This course from Gideon is a must for anyone taking a PI Cognitive Assessment. I have been asked to complete a test twice in 2019 by 2 different companies (based on Maersk testing) and without this course, I would not have been able to maximise my results. Go through it thoroughly, listen and absorb all of the videos. I hate these 12 minutes timed tests and they create a negative mindset for me, however, this course puts you in the “right place” to take the test. I have seen the real actual reports/results and they are very accurate in representing where I am. Without this course, I would not have scored so highly and then not shown the employers the real me. Thank you Gideon.

    1. As with many others leaving reviews, I had 1 day to prepare for the real test and my improvement over the 3 mock tests was dramatic from below to above average. The final real result had me scoring “better than 88% of the global population of adults…..”

  122. The course is incredibly valuable and the mock tests were essential in allowing you to develop a strategy to score well on the real test. The best resource on the web to pass the PI test and great value for money. Thank you Gideon

  123. Very well structured and very good questions as well the mock tests. The added difficulty helps during the real test. Good to refresh. Was not fully sure if I wanted to take the paid package but then it was totally worth it. Thank you Gideon.

  124. An absolute must! This is the best preparatory coaching I have come across. Very high quality study material, mock tests and specially Gideon’s one on one consultation is something that makes it a class apart. Gideon is a very good coach and quickly gets to know students’ potential. He spoke about my strong areas and how can I make most of it in the tests. He guided me through my weak areas. I really appreciate how sincerely he wants his students to succeed and does all he can for us to improve our score! Thank you very much Gideon. Really appreciate your help and coaching!

  125. I highly recommend this program. Gideon’s coaching is the part that puts this program in a class of its own. I scored much higher than I could have on my own. I started at an 18 and Gideon said that I could get a 30! I did not believe him but he was right, I got a 32 the real test. This moved me forward in the application process and gave me confidence in the interview process. Plus I only had 2 days’ notice about the need to take the PI Cognitive test. I enjoyed the process and was very pleased with the results. I looked at other programs but this is by far the best.

  126. I had one day to prepare and purchased three test prep practice courses. 12minprep was the closest to the real test. I had not taken a test anything similar to this in 30+ years—as Gideon tells you, you need a strategy and need practice on the time constraints. I don’t know how I did, but I’m sure better than if I had not taken this course. If you have a while to prepare, use that time to do so.

  127. I highly recommend this course for folks who plan to take the PI Cognitive test. Gideon’s course material and practice exams are very helpful and definitely will have a positive impact on your score. The overall practice tests are somewhat more difficult that the actual test which is a good way to prepare for the test.

  128. The material and the mock exam tests provided very useful insights and tools in preparing for the real PI cognitive assessment, with a good head start and ample time for preparation , one should be able to do well.

    Another plus ,Gideon is very helpful and goes out of he’s way to offer support . I had initial issues logging into the course and on reaching out he walked me through and offered tips on how best to tackle the revision given the limited time I had.

    I would recommend this course anytime , it was money well spent – Kudos Gideon and keep up the good job.

  129. This course is incredibly beneficial and a very powerful tool. The material and approach are solid. You will not be disappointed, and your confidence level will grow with each unit. Gideon was very responsive to any requests and his feedback during a quick one on one was straightforward and informative. The amount of 5-star ratings paint an accurate picture of what you will receive with this course. Best of luck!

  130. This course is hands down, most helpful course for a PI Cognitive Assessment. What makes it unique to others, is its approach to method. All the way, from the start, the course focuses on explaining the methods required to approach each part with very practical strategies on how to progress with them. What is unique as well compared to other courses is that the focus of the “theory” part is tailored to the goal- taking the test and succeeding, a strategy which is not always as obvious and easy to follow in other courses. Would recommend based on time available to tailor the course. If you have a lot of time, go through it all, if not, this course will also explain which parts to focus on and which mock tests to do to progress within the available time. Last, but not least, combined with the guidance and feedback on one to one that Gideon offers, this course really empowers your knowledge on how to approach and succeed with the test!! Would recommend it any time!

  131. This course was very helpful for practicing for the actual PI Cognitive Assessment. It gives great strategies for enhancing your score and helps to improve the areas of the assessment that you have trouble with. I would definitely recommend it.

  132. Gideon offers fantastic combination of practice (tests that he prepared, or links to other sites with tests) and explanation of the test theory and test approach. This, linked with his personal one to one feedback and guidance, gives you a full knowledge how / what you need to do in order to be successful with your tests. My final test results were impressive, even for me :).
    Thank you Gideon!

  133. This course was so helpful and I would recommend to anyone taking the assessment. Don’t forget to use Gideon’s offer to skype with him. It was very valuable and his positive influence was helpful! If you want to improve your score, take this course!

  134. Took the PLI course to train for a test related to a job application. It really improved my test score and I got the job. Can really recommend 12MinPrep .. it is definitely worth the money and Gideon gave me good tips on how to improve my score.

  135. The course for PLI test is really good to sharpen your aptitude skills in less amount of time. The mock tests are apt , the course content is optimum and the advices given by Mr. Gideon are invaluable. I gladly recommend people to join this course and reap the benefits.

    Best regards

  136. Bought the package more or less 72 hours ahead of the test. Very glad I did. It does help tremendously in several aspects:
    1. understanding how the PI-LI assessment works
    2. knowing your weak areas
    3. developing a strategy to enhance/optimize your score
    Ended up with 36/50 at my last attempt. I’d love to match that at the real test. Whatever the result, it definitely was useful. At that price, it’s a bargain and Gideon also provides very good insights.

    All in all, 5 stars

  137. In the beginning, I was sort of unsure, whether this course will help me with my journey, but then suddenly I got an aha-moment analogy, very simple but profound: if I do physical workout to perform well with my body, I should do the same thing with my mind if I want to reach my cognitive-goals on my journey.
    In the beginning, I started scoring low and my confidence was killing me, but I changed that dramatically. It was very cool to see my progress.

    I was very lucky that I found 12MINPREP, (thinking that there are so many sites out there).
    Thank you very much, Gideon, for your wonderful and inspiring material.

  138. Some links are not working anymore, The lessons are links to other pages, so there is no real structure. The videos are a minute long, and seriously some pages from the links ask you to create an account and they spam your email.

    1. Dear Sir/Madam,

      I am sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the course. Firstly, be aware that I’ve refunded your purchase in full as part of my 100% satisfaction guarantee.

      Secondly, it would be great if you told me which links you came across that didn’t work. I just went over the entire course’s lesson and couldn’t locate such broken links.
      Thirdly, as for the lessons, yes indeed, the lessons are short in the beginning and they get slightly longer as you start taking the full-length practice tests. This is done for two reasons – save time, get you with hands-on practice with the topic-drills included in each lesson. This is the most important way to improve, especially as statistically speaking 95% of the candidates who take the PI cognitive assessment and/or take this course, start preparing only 72-96 hours before the deadline.

      Lastly, I indeed provide a PDF version of each lesson which opens a new tab. This was requested by certain customers who asked for a printed version of the lesson. Take into account that I also provide a free introductory course on the website with lengthier videos, for those who have more time to practice. I now understand I should stress out its existence in the beginning of this course.
      I hope to hear back from you.

      Sincerely,
      Gideon

  139. This is an excellent preparation tool, which helped me to score high in the real test and secure the job. The most useful part for me was the fact that the mock tests are slightly harder, which I think makes it easier to answer the questions in the real test. It also allows you to learn how to manage time effectively and answer as many questions as possible. I highly recommend this site, don’t waste your time and look no further! If I ever have to do this again, I would be a returning customer.

  140. There are many other test prep sites out there, some much more expensive than this one. So i was a little skeptical about signing up, but in the end decided that jump in. Don’t know about how good the other ones are, but i can testify that this one really helped. My initial scores were abysmal, to say the least. Completely lost all confidence that i will ever be able to pass it with more than 22. Talking with Gideon helped tremendously. Analyzing my initial scores he identified my strengths and weaknesses and together we designed a plan, mostly about which categories i should focus one and what (extra) resources to use to study. And i studied! i can’t say for sure if my scores in Gideon’s tests increased because of what i learned or because i already knew the answers (i took them 3 times), but i can tell you that in the real test i scored 33. I could have probably done better, had i listened to Gideon and not dwell on any question more than 10-20 seconds (i believe i lost about 2 full minutes on just 2 questions). so even though i completed only 40 questions, i still scored 33. That is incredible. And the coaching session is real. he is very patient and encouraging, and i did not feel time-pressured at any moment. This test prep place was a life saver for me. Highly recommended..

  141. I scored 41/50 on the actual PI cognitive test. This is in the 99th percentile of the world and I really owe it to this course for helping me maximize my score potential. I spent one sunday evening answering the sample exams 6x, studying to perfect the numerical and verbal parts (completely ignored the abstract part which i felt would take too long for me to learn). I started w/ a score of 27. By the end of 6 practice tests, i scored 38. And of course in the actual test I scored 41. Thanks so much to 12minprep! Totally worth it. The materials are both efficient and effective.

  142. Excellent practice. I took the final PLI and ofcourse, don’t know my score. However, it’s important to point out that the official test does not have a count down timer… so you come to know the time elapsed only when you move to the next page..that was disconcerting as I was not prepared with a separate timer. Overall, I found Gideon’s course very useful and valuable in helping me prepare for the PLI. Thanks Gideon for calling me on Skype and giving me the last minute encouragement to calm my nerves! I hope I have done well!

  143. I have no words to say other than recommending this course. This really helped me in securing the job. I had 20 min support call with Gideon, I must say that without his advise I would not have cleared. It is really valuable. I only focused his full course and test practise / advise and got 26. This is truly valuable and I really thankful to Gideon for his great effort in providing this service.

  144. I will gladly recommend this package for anyone that wants to take a PI Test. The drills totally paid off and Gideon during the Skype session really took his time to explains and educate me more on the PI test. His advice was really worth it and I appreciate his effort! I passed my test?

  145. Can’t recommend this package enough – the tips were really simple but very useful and practical and Gideon took his time over the Skype session to really advice and calm me down as well. It really makes a difference!! I passed the test and my feedback was that I did really well!

  146. The material and mentorship are more than worth it. I had 5 days to prepare for the Cognitive Assessment. I bought Gideon’s material online on a Thursday, contacted Gideon on a Friday, had 1:1 skype sessions with him over the weekend, in the meantime I deep dived into the lessons and mock tests during Friday to Monday and on Tuesday I was able to get a remarkable official test. And at the end I got the job! I felt guided and mentored all the time. This small but very significant detail impacted in my knowledge, confidence and speed. Thank you Gideon. No words are enough!

  147. 5 stars ✨ I couldn’t have done it without this prep. Thank you so much!
    Do it!

  148. It was absolutely worth it. Bought the course, took Gideons lectures and tested myself with the Full-length Mock Tests. They were challenging but I improved a lot. At the end I took the PLI exam according to my current application, got a high score and an offer. Thank you very much, Gideion, for your wonderful and inspiring material.

  149. Thanks Gideon, This course helped me get a 90 percentile score on the PLI. The tips on Skype were great. I can’t recommend this course enough for preparing to take the PLI. It’s worth it everyone!

  150. This helped me so much to prepare for the exam, I just wish I had more time as practice really does make perfect. I had only a weekend worth of notice and I also had lots of social plans so I was nervous but this prep is invaluable in helping you realise which questions to focus on and which to give an educated guess and hope for the best! Thank you Gideon!

  151. Hi All,

    I had one day to prepare for the assessment. I enrolled in this course in the morning, went quickly through the material, and then focussed on completing all of the practice tests. I scored 27 on my first test and then got into the mid 30s for the subsequent ones.

    Bottom line for me was to skip questions I am weaker at and then go back to them later. I did the actual assessment at the end of the day and i got a score of 40. The actual assessment is easier than the sample tests. One thing that surprised me was that at the end of the test I was expecting to be able to review my answers and make changes but once you click submit it is over. I still had about 2 minutest left to review but it was over!

    In any event, I recommend this course to practice the stress of answering 50 questions in 12 minutes. I didn’t find it necessary to have a personal coaching session.

    Good luck!

    Pat

  152. Great test prep material as the tests are considerably more difficult than the real thing so you can breeze through the actual test with confidence. Also, the chat with Gideon was helpful. He was really flexible and responsive to short turnarounds too. Highly recommend.

  153. Really helpful strategies, amazing results in short time, very supportive and responsive. Much appreciated. Would definitely recommend

  154. This course is a good guide to help in preparation of PI assessment. I took this course which also contained detailed guidance about how to approach these tests and I could do significantly better each time. I would recommend it to other people who are looking forward to take cognitive tests from PI as a part of their interview process.

  155. Website is full of glitches. Unable to review tests after taking them, eliminating the value of this.. would not recommend. Save money / time and use something else.

    1. Dear Justin,
      Very sorry to hear you’re disappointed (you’re my first bad review!). You signed up at 3:45am and wrote this review 90 minutes later. Whatever happened during those 90 minutes, I am sure it has a fix. I contacted you just a few hours after you left this review and offered my help, but you didn’t reply.

      In any case, I’ve refunded your purchase fully. You’re welcome to contact me and I’m sure you’ll be able to access all materials with no problem at all.

      Sincerely,

      Gideon

  156. Really worth it! I got my PI test Friday, practiced Saturday and at night I wrote Gideon about 20 min consultation and he answered right away and was flexible to speak 20 min Sunday morning where we discussed my strength and weekness and how my strategy should be. I practiced with the new strategy on the mock tests and did the real test Sunday afternoon. The real test felt easier and I got amazing results.

  157. Gideon’s course is an incredible value for $29. I had less than 48 hours to prepare for my PI assessment, and this course was laser-focused on how to do better on test through practice and score-maximizing techniques. To use a baseball analogy, this course was akin to being on deck with a heavy donut on your bat…then kicking off the donut when you got to the plate…and swinging away with amazing confidence and accuracy! That may sound cheesy, but it was completely the case with me. It was money VERY well spent. Thank you, Gideon!

  158. I found the real test was very close to mock tests. The catch is to discuss your performance with Gideon on face to face Skype session. It will let you know your strengths and weakness, which question you have to answer and in which question you have to make an educated guess. This course is a must for all who are going to appear in the online tests.

  159. Can’t say enough about the benefit of this program. Took a previous score in the low 20’s to a 41 and 99th percentile after taking the course. The course and practice tests were great, the 1-on-1 video conference with Gideon took it to the next level. He did a great job in helping me understand where I was falling short and where I was doing well. The strategy session completely changed the way I took the test and was a game changer in helping me reach my potential on the test. Thanks Gideon for offering such a great course, providing great advice and for your encouragement. Anyone taking this test needs to take this course!

  160. I found out about Gideon’s course a few hours before I had to take the test. It was well worth the $29. It helped me identify my weaknesses and strengths. With enough time and practice, you can ace the actual test using the material he provides.

  161. This is really what you need to prepare for the real online PI test. It was designed carefully and in abundant details so that you will be equipped with sufficient tools, knowledge and capacity to deal with the real test. Gideon also provided me with very good tactics to maximize my score. Thanks to it, I successfully conquered the real test and was invited to the HR interview round. My advice: you really don’t have to think twice to take the course!

  162. I found the content and Mock tests are very useful and helped to approach the PIL test in a pragmatic way. thank you very much Gideon .

  163. I was in a panic when I was only given 48 hours to take the PI Cognitive Assessment test for a job I applied for. I was not prepared at all! I found Gideon’s course online. For only $29 I went for it. I did a practice test and failed miserably!!! So I signed up for Gideon’s course. I had to cram for 24 hours straight as I approached my deadline. After taking the sample test, I had a consultation with Gideon. He looked at my scores. He saw my strengths and weaknesses. He coached me on how to proceed since I was out of time. Taking his advice, I took the sample tests 1 and 2. I did well! Really well! I waited until the morning to take the third one and right before I had to take the REAL thing. I came just below average on the third test. However, it was really hard. I went for it! I don’t know how I did yet. However, I was able to answer all 50 questions with time to go back and work on those areas I was weak in. I was able to answer three additional questions that I only guessed on. I fixed them because I had time to work out the problems on paper. It was totally worth the $29. Even if I don’t get picked for an interview. It was still worth it. If I get an interview, the course is priceless! Thanks, Gideon.

  164. This course is a must for anybody who wants to get qualified for their prospective employer’s intial rounds.These tests really helped me to strategise and get the desired cut offs.I hardly had 2 days time to give my real exam but this course turned as a life saver .I too felt that the test is designed tougher as compared to the real test which i appeared.Thanks to Gideon and his team for providing something so useful.Really enjoyed the preparation process.Money worth spending

  165. $29.00??? That’s it?!?! This course was SO GOOD, that I had to purchase it TWICE to show Gideon how VALUABLE this course really was in my performance on the REAL test! As an individual that believed “there’s no way I can study for a standardized test to improve my score,” I was surprised to find that I could not have been MORE wrong! On the first mock exam, I moved so slow that I only completed a TOTAL of 38/50 questions in the 12 minutes and only received a raw score of 22. This was extremely nerve-racking because my recruited told me that his company wouldn’t even consider me as a candidate unless I could score 24 points or higher. However, by the end of the course, I had utilized all of Gideon’s tips/tricks/strategies to comfortably complete all 50 questions in the short 12 minute time frame, while ALSO scoring 30 points! That’s 6 points HIGHER than the threshold score (24) that the recruiter gave me! My favorite part of Gideon’s tests is that he designed them to be MORE difficult than the actual test! I can confirm this because I took the real test yesterday and scored 33 points! His course has been life-changing for me and my family. Because of this course, I will now have the opportunity to switch careers and possibly double or even triple my annual salary! Thank you again to Gideon and the team at 12minprep.com! #GODsend #ThankYouJesus

  166. I messaged Gideon on a Sunday as I had to take the test that same day. Called me straight back.

  167. I took the premium course for 29$. This preparation helped me that much, that I was one of the best candidates who ever took the PI test at this big international company. I would take it again and highly recommend it.

  168. This is an excellent course / practice tool for anyone attempting the PLI – I did for Maersk – and has bang on the similar style, so this will prepare you perfectly for the upcoming assessment. In fact tests 2 & 3 are designed to be difficult than the actual PLI (as I found) so they make the assessment pretty easy. I recommend this course to everyone whether due to appear a related test or even if looking for general brain exercise. It was a true value for money!!! Thank you Gideon.

  169. Gideon has created a mind-blowing tool. My first attempt, I crashed and burned miserably. By my last attempt, I was scoring with over the high 66%. This was entirely due to Gideon’s expert tools, advice and technical tools within his software. Gideon is not only brilliant but also a natural mentor and has a keen ability to crystalize learning in such a brilliant, yet remarkably simple concepts. This course is worth every penny and Gideon is a genius!!
    100% Satisfaction Guarateed. At this point, I’m 300% satisfied. Thank you Gideon!! 08-24-2018

    1. This course was very helpful. Without this course I would have done very poorly. It showed me my strengths and weaknesses and where I needed to focus my effort. Make sure you get the 20 minute consultation from Gideon he was very helpful in creating an individualized strategy for taking the exam. Thank you Gideon you have created an excellent tool and course.

    2. Very good test. It really gives you an inside into how the tests will be structured. If anyone thinks these test are difficult, dont worry you will be fine in the real test. I scored 19 points in my first real test 12 minutes – 50 questions, and received a score in the real test on 31 points.
      I highly recommend taking the test several times, and make sure to read the complete explanation of every questions. Good luck everyone.

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  1. (5/5)

    This course taught me a TON of tricks and helpful hints to increase my score. Even if you don’t have time to go through all of the lessons, the course is still worth the money for the tips provided before each of the 5 practice tests.

    This was so helpful, thank you!

  2. (5/5)

    I had 24 hours to take my exam and I had never heard of the test before. The 12 minutes limit seemed very scary, but this course helped me prepare and ace it. A little bit pricey considering my scenario but it was worth it. Thank you Gideon, Keep dishing value

  3. (5/5)

    The course did an amazing job preparing me for the real test. I saw my practice scores increase, and it was great to have a guide that would help me maximize my performance.

  4. (5/5)

    Absolutely fantastic review course. Was much harder than the actual test so prepared me wonderfully for the real thing. The time management strategies were also very helpful. I got to the end of the course with ease.

  5. (5/5)

    Really worth purchasing it! It helped me a lot for the preparation to the real test never having heard of it!

  6. (5/5)

    Thank you so much for providing the material and exercises to prepare for the PI CA. Excellent course. Would recommend to anyone wanting to prepare and gain confidence. Well done!

  7. (5/5)

    Excellent course! Absolute must especially if you haven’t done anything similar in recent time. Great content, tons of tips and preparation links. Make sure to complete the course and take all mock tests. It certainly helps. Overall great experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to do well on the test…

  8. (5/5)

    I felt much more prepared after taking this course. Many test-taking strategies are provided as well as how to manage your time. I would recommend this course to anyone taking the predictive index cognitive assessment!

  9. (5/5)

    The course content was perfect, plenty to learn, not too much, and it was great to prep with slightly harder questions, to be ready for the real thing.

  10. (5/5)

    Found this course very useful for all type of test, passed PI and had to take SHL next so knowledge received during this course helped with another one that I passed as well. Thank you Gideon for training and advice on how to do well on these tests

  11. (5/5)

    I took the PI CA assessment course and I can confidently recommend the course based on the content and recommendations/tips offered in the course. The mock tests in the course are immensely helpful and I would advise anyone taking the course to go through all the tests as it will help you realize your maximum potential. For instance, I was able to attempt about 40 questions in the first mock test and I scored 24(48%); attempted all 50 questions in the second, third and fourth test and correctly answered 28, 32 and 33 questions respectively.

    In the actual test, I attempted 46 questions and answered 30 correctly and this placed me in the 88 percentile.

    I believe the course was instrumental in conditioning my mind and helping me to get close to my maximum potential in the actual test.

  12. Great course! The materials really make you think and prepare you well for the test (which feels easy after going through the lessons and practice tests).

  13. The course helped me a lot! As it turns out, I only had to take the Behavioral portion of the test, but I’m glad I studied for the cognitive portion too because I was given a different test which had some math that was way out of my league. Had I not studied using this course, I would have failed miserable. This was well worth the $$!

  14. I have not taken a test like the Cognitive PI in years. I took a practice test that I found online and really panicked! I was very unprepared. So when I found the 12Min Prep course I dived right in. I found it extremely helpful and paid attention to all the recommendations provided. Recommend immersing yourself into the course and once finished, take the actual test right away. Don’t drag it out. Learn the info and then go! Good luck.

  15. I had the PI surprise test as a part of my interview process.. Got 12 right! Needless to say I am pleased to get it up to a solid 28 second time. It is all about time management. Best tip was don’t kill all your time on word problems.. they make up maybe a 5th of the questions but take a solid minute to solve. The other questions can usually be done in 14- 18 seconds. I didn’t have time to do all the tests, which would certainly upped my score more. My recommendation is pay for the course now…do all the work over a few weeks one or two nights a week. Then take the test focusing on not getting hung up on word problems(can burn 2 minutes in a heartbeat!) Also ,use the “text” function in practice if you get hung up..he will respond.

  16. (5/5)

    Great course. I did my best with the time I had, and this course definitely helped me prepare. I completed the course in under 48 hours.

  17. (5/5)

    If you are serious about passing the cognitive test, skip the free course and dive straight into the paid version. $29 vs getting a job…need I say anymore. I had only 2 days to complete the course prior to the test and everything in the free test is covered in the paid version, then built upon. Fantastic course and I highly recommend to my friends.

  18. (5/5)

    I can’t recommend this course enough. With only going over this course a one day before I had to take my test. I’m happy to say that I got the promotion.

  19. (5/5)

    I don’t know what I would have done without this course. I took this assessment once without preparation and totally bombed it. My confidence was shattered and when I was asked to take it again as a condition of receiving a final offer I panicked until I found this course. It takes you through everything and boosted my confidence and abilities significantly. I never could have done it on my own. Worth every cent–thanks so much Gideon!

  20. (5/5)

    This course is worth the money. It helped me realize my true potential. My raw score on free practice test was like 17-19 of 30. I scored the max 450 on the real test. I was able to answer all 50 questions (without skipping any questions) using the what I learned from the course. Highly recommended.

  21. (5/5)

    I cannot thank Gideon enough for this course. I had no idea how difficult this exam was when i was first asked to take it.

    I did the research and landed in this page , i had 4 days to work through the course topics and the last day i tried all the mock tests before taking the actual tests.

    The mock tests were more difficult than the actual test , so when i took the actual test i felt it was easier and managed to do more questions. It also helped me to manage my time well with practice !

    I got a whooping 86%! And just few days before i had no clue about this exam, i am absolutely thankful this course for giving a nice introduction and strong practice tests !

    Very highly recommend it !
    Thank you Gideon!

  22. (5/5)

    Due to my last employers worldwide restructuring, I was let go after 25 years. I basically only worked for two companies my entire life, so I never had to hit the job market. When applying for a job recently I was asked to complete a PI Cognitive test. I had never had to do one before and had no idea what the test was about. Once I found out what it was, I knew I had to prepare. This course helped me beyond expectations. I do not know yet whether I will get the job or not, but getting prepared was definitely worthwhile.

  23. (5/5)

    Outstanding course! Gideon does an excellent job getting you in the correct mind set with excellent study materials and guidelines that help you understand were you need more work. I have now found that many jobs are requiring this as a first step to measure candidates. Take the time to go through the material and brush up on skills that may have a little rust on them. No worries it will clean off with practice.

  24. (5/5)

    I doubled my initial PI score by taking this course! Worth every penny!
    john

  25. Very helpful and reasonably priced and willing to give you a one free one on one counselling.

  26. Excellent material that is really helpful. Accurate guidelines and right into the point tips that guarantee success. Thank you and Good Luck to Everyone!

  27. I think I did much better on the assessment than I would have done if I hadn’t prepared with this course. Excellent! Thank you.

  28. Great course. Quick and helpful – worth every penny. It was my experience that the prep course was more rigorous than the actual assessment, so I felt very well prepped.

  29. This is an extremely effective course and I will HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. I applied to a very competitive position in a high-profile company. It was my second time applying to the company so I already took the test once and my first score was 27/50. I only had half a day to prepare for the second test due to a few circumstances, so I decided to purchase this course to brush up and do some practice tests before I sat for the real test. Gideon’s strategies worked wonders! My second test score was 35/50 and I landed at the 95 percentile. As a result, I got the job!! It couldn’t have been more worth it. Thank you, Gideon!

  30. I had a co-worker that applied for a job that required this assessment and she did no preparation and ended up being weeded out after a poor performance. A week later, I was asked to take it by a prospective employer and decided to invest in this course. I was very glad I did as the actual test seemed like a breeze after completing all the modules in this course. I completed all 50 questions with an honest attempt at the answer. I was not provided my actual score, but I know I had the top score of all applicants and ended up getting the job. I highly recommend this course.

  31. This really did help me. I enrolled on a Sunday and took the test on a Wednesday morning so I was truly cramming. I found the actual test administered to me was easier that the 12MInPrep test runs. The tips on how to take the test made me think differently about how I approached the test. The clock timing tip aided me. I was able to focus on my strengths and not get caught up in questions I wanted to conquer, were too time consuming or not my strength. It makes me think how I can better apply this approach to my life and job.

  32. Generally don’t leave reviews, but felt that in this case its worth the exception. I got the prep course with 2 days before the PI exam. First practice exam I took I got a raw 22 score. by the time I was finished with Gideon’s course I was consistently scoring 32-35. When I took the “real” exam, I made it to all 50 questions and felt confident on my strategy for resolving all of them (more so! it was so much easier then Gideon’s prep). Cannot oversell how useful this prep course was! Thank you Gideon for your awesome course!

  33. Good Morning, Gideon, I purchased this yesterday morning and spent the entire day taking the course and the practice exams. It made a significant difference. My scores improved as i took each practice exam but your strategies significantly helped. I took the assessment today and felt confident doing it. This program is worth it!

  34. I have done the PI Cognitive Assessment many times by now.

    It was the 1st time that I have actually decided to properly train for it. I think the 12 min prep is an ideal way of practising for the test and allow you to be more relaxed when the clock starts ticking.

    Personally, I can say this was my best test ever and I am going to tell you why: I have scored 31 correct answers in only 6 minutes!!!

    What happened is that when I reached out to Page 10 instead of going back to correct some of the answers I clicked “Finish Quiz” by mistake and puff gone … with 6 minutes still to go. I got very stressed and thought I had completely lost but I have actually scored above the 90% percentile … Imagine what I have done with +6 minutes more??? 🙂

    … and I got the job 🙂
    Signed, sealed, delivered!
    Thanks Gideon.

  35. This course was very helpful. Well structured, included all type of questions. Agree with review above, the real test was easier, but recommend to take all tests in the course (even several times if you would have time). I had only 2 days left to my real test, however I firstly went through the course- highly recommend to get understand the explanation of answers, then try tests. I am not English native speaker, so my real test was done in my mother language. The section of verbal reasoning I did not practice in English, but the rest as numerical and abstract reasoning I did. To summarize highly recommend to take this course. Also read the tips about the strategy – how to prepared yourself for test. Very helpful. Big thanks also to Gedeon who was supporting me on chat even on Sunday. Good luck everyone.

    1. Outstanding course. I had only 2 days to prep and was able to complete all the lessons and the demo tests, as instructed, prior to my test. While I do not know my results (yet) I was invited for a followup interview based on the results. I’m confident my score was dramatically improved by this review. The cost was well worth the material. Very grateful. I highly recommend.

  36. Thanks to Gideon I nailed the Cognitive test and I got hired for the job I really wanted. The well explained answers, tips and test-practicing were very helpfull to feel confident on how to approach the real test. Highly recommended course!

  37. The material and the content is great for preparing you to the real thing. I could manage to pass with flying colors after a quite short time of studies. Great VFM and happy to have invested money on. Thank you.

  38. I have used this course along side another prep course and found that this one was the easiest and fastest one to study use.
    Great customer service. Gideon was kind and gracious in solving a misunderstanding that ended up being my miscalculation and seemed genuinely interested in helping.

    End result is that I have 2 second interviews set up for a position that I have been after a very long time.

  39. Very useful content to prepare for your actual assessment. Please ensure to practice the mock tests for improving both speed and score. The mock tests have a higher difficulty level that adds value to you in the real test in relation to both ability to do the test as well as feel confident. You end up enjoying the assessment.

    Highly recommend for any person ate too predictive index cognitive assessment. Well worth the CAD 40.00

  40. This course was amazing. I was barely able to score above average on my first practice exams. When it came time for the actual test, I made it to question 50 (!), and scored in the 99th percentile – remarkable!

  41. This was a great course, highly recommended. I have no doubt that Gideon’s course helped me achieve an above-average score on the PI Cognitive test. His course was easy to follow, with very helpful tips and shortcuts for how to arrive at the correct answer. He also helps you strategize around how to take the test in order to maximize your score (hint: it’s not by giving every question the same time/attention!). Thank you thank you thank you Gideon for this course. Well worth the money and then some.

  42. This course was without a doubt worth the $29 spent. I had spent a day attempting to prepare for the PI Cognitive Assessment prior to stumbling across this course. That day served to dust off some cobwebs in my own head, but served VERY little to prepare for the actual test. Upon enrolling, I had only one day left to prepare and I am CONFIDENT Gideon’s instruction and advice made all the difference for me. (…Heed his tips!!).

    The course content very accurately reflects the types of questions included in the actual assessment. The strategies he presents, the drills, and the timed practice tests absolutely made the difference for me. I went from not even coming close to finishing the practice tests and scoring quite low in my early trial runs, to consistently completing the practice assessments and scoring quite high. While my final score was not communicated to me by the company I was interviewing with, I was told that I passed the actual assessment “with flying colors”. I could not be more pleased.

    I tend to be skeptical of some of these sites and courses. The price for this course is modest yet the content is valuable. (Thank you, Gideon, for keeping your price reasonable.) If you are in doubt or on the fence…do not hesitate. Take the course. You’ll be glad you did. …Good luck, everyone, on your assessments!

    1. The course was well worth the money and I increased my score dramatically by taking the course and the practice tests. The first practice test I took I barely got through half the questions with the time constraints and my score was much lower than I expected because of it. By taking the lessons and learning the tips I learned how to get through the entire test in the time allotted (note even with practice there isn’t any time to spare) and that is the secret to the test. Preperation is everything in taking this test.

  43. Great course. Good use of time and good value for the money. I found the actual test to be much easier than the mock questions – Train Hard, Fight Easy. The time management tips alone were worth it, but there were great explanations & tips across all sections.

  44. Practice, practice, practice. This course emphasizes practice and it truly makes a difference! Thank you for helping me pass!

  45. The 12minprep.com is the best prep course that one can sign up for, even when you have just a couple of days to appear for your actual Predictive Cognitive Test. The prep course is structured very well with ample drills and mock tests and very informative and analytical explanations. I really sharpened many of the numerical areas and loved all the strategies explained for test-taking. The video lengths were very encouraging, just the right length, it was so motivating to view the videos at intervals to reinforce the learning and pointers for avoiding pitfalls and getting stuck. I would love to keep working at this to keep my mind sharp and build on the skills.

    The actual test was so much easier and I have a good feeling I did fine. I commend Gideon for putting this course together, so well. Absolutely loved it and a very Good Value proposition too :)!!! Highly recommend this program.

    1. Really focused course that landed me an interview for the role I wanted. Felt confident after studying and applying the methodology suggested when I took the test. Great content and plenty of example work.

    2. Totally agree on all fronts – real test was easier, practice tests very helpful, presentation was measured and focused on key points. Tips also very helpful – especially relating to time (don’t waste too much on one question) and focusing on what you do best. Highly recommend it.

  46. Very useful course, totally worth the money. The material highlights specifically the expectations for each type of questions in the videos, then you train on direct application drills before multiple mock tests. For reference, I am an engineering student with a foreign mother tongue, scored 24 at my first mock test, 41 at my last and 47/50 (!) on the actual test requested by the company I have interviewed with.

  47. It had been a LONG time since I was taking a test. 🙂

    Gideon’s course is the real deal. I took the CCAT without preparation on an earlier job application and did everything wrong .. took it late at night, no prep, and no strategy. Fast forward to a new job which I really wanted that also required the CCAT.

    I found Gideon’s course and was hooked after taking the free exam. He breaks down each question type, shows you the problem solving method, and most importantly helps you figure out your strategy on which parts of the test to focus on and which ones to skip. It turns out I am horrible at the Visual Analogy (which picture come next). If I don’t see it in the first 5 seconds I probably won’t see it at all. On the other hand I turned out to be excellent at looking for identical items, number sequences, word fill-in, and basic math problems. The course helped me identify my strengths, which parts to ignore quickly, and how to pace myself through 50 questions.

    While the company did not share my final score, the HR manager said I did “very well”.

    Definitely invest in this course if you are serious about a job. $29 for actual help on moving forward in your career is the best investment you will ever make. Thank you Gideon!

  48. This was a good course for a reasonable price. The content layout was well-organized compared to others offering similar courses and was closely aligned to the layout of the actual test. Again, this is important, when under time pressure. I did another course and it’s layout was different creating a momentary panic that was a distraction. Also, the explanations were better than other sites
    I highly recommend these folks…. but remember. PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

  49. I had 2 days to get this done as part of an interview and I am so glad I spent the $30 on this course. I wouldn’t have done that well if I had just taken this without any prep but with this course and a day of studying I aced the quiz and got a 99th percentile. My prospective employers were very impressed.

  50. Took the 12minprep PI cognitive assessment course in 4 days
    On day three the result of the first full length test was a poor 28% correct answers
    On day four the test results moved up to 54% and 60% and it was time to take the real test in my native language
    Test result: 78% correct (39/50) and after the following interview I was offered the job
    The 12minprep PI cognitive assessment course was worth every $

  51. This course was great. By the time I took the actual test I was very prepared. CCAT questions were less difficult than the test prep on this site. I was skeptical but after all of the quizzes and practice tests there was NO question on the test I wasn’t prepared for. I don’t know my score but I think I know I did well. I also reached the end of the exam which i didn’t expect. Thanks for all of the prep help.

  52. The course was structured well and the tips were invaluable as were the explanations for every question. This course was well worth the money. Well Done!!!

  53. The course was structured very well. It was quick and did not drag or feel boring. The instructor was very helpful and the mock tests and practice quiz improved my score a lot! I would highly recommend. Worth every $.

  54. A very apt and good course to prepare for PI at a reasonable cost. The mock tests are nicely and carefully formulated with the required level of difficulty. It helped me clear the actual exam with a score of 35.
    Thank you Gideon!

    I certainly recommend this course to those preparing for cognitive test. Good luck!

  55. Gideon,
    I don’t even know where to begin to saying thank you. I got an AMAZING job I even did a case study for and went through 3 interviews so far. I would’ve failed this test so horribly if it weren’t for you. Now I am Global Product Catergory Manager for a global leader.

    What helped were not just the content of what to do and how to solve it but most of all the mock exams to know that time is the worst enemy here. Plus that your exams were harder than the actual one was.

    I passed with flying colors and am as happy as I can be. I couldn’t have spend my money wiser.

    Gideon – you are a blessing! And your calm nature, also after the mock exams, always helped me to not give up hope but continue focussing on the problems.

    Thank you and everyone else – good luck with the test! With this prep you basically cannot fail 🙂

  56. A good solid walkthrough of the test design and its various elements. I am a member of Mensa and quite used to different cognitive tests, but the time limit on this test is unique and very scary. Without question most valuable for me with this course was the practice tests and getting a feel for how much time you can spend and still manage to see all questions.

    In theory 15 seconds per question, but how long is that when you do the test, in reality? Turns out it is a very short time indeed. So, strategies for what questions to skip, and getting an intuitive feeling for when to “Nahh.. I’ll skip this one”, or to “Ok, I’ll do this one”. Invaluable training with the practice tests.

    Scored between 27 and 33 on the practice tests, and a solid 36 on the real one after training and when using my native language.

  57. Absolutely fantastic preparation course! Definitely worth the money. Its very important to train these tests before because you really improve your score a lot. I, for example, improved my score by 8 points! You will get a great feeling for the types of questions, what you are good at, what you are not good at and should thus skip. Really – do it!

  58. Great value and excellent course to help a person prepare for these types of tests. Assists in a major way in preparing you to approach the test strategically to maximize your chances of scoring higher than you otherwise would. Kudos to Gideon and his team.

  59. I bought this course after taking the free lessons from Gideon. It was a life saver! I got the offer immediately . Only had 24 hours to prepare for the test but trust me when this course really helped! Don’t think, just go for it

  60. Hands down the best value and regardless of the price probably the best option out there. Exactly what I needed with only 1 day to take the test. This was well laid out, easy to understand and provides the opportunity to get the needed practice in. Like Gideon says watch your time and be sure to answer all the questions and learn what questions you are best off on guessing at.

  61. Highly recommended.

    Money well spent.
    Material is well prepared: the extra links in the courses’s pdf are very helpful too(for example the assumptions/conclusions aristotle rules helped me in a great deal)

    Tips and tricks to maxmize the score/speed are really good. Instructions are clear.

    I have finished all 3 mock tests round 1, and plan to do 2nd round for at least 1-2 of the tests before reading the answers, as I still have problems of skipping questions, but each mock test is getting better in skipping, and the score is getting better too.

    Will do my real test on in 2 days, so plan to get the #4 test on the day before, just to sharpen it up a bit more.

    I wish you all do well in the test.

    1. the actual test was simpler, and I got to answer all 50 questions first time :), still had 1 minute left in the end. but I did not have time to find the one skipped and answer in proper way.
      overall I am quite happy, the course definitely helped.

  62. I have done several behavioral assessments in the past but never a cognitive test. I had 48 hours to get some pro=ep on what to expect. This 12minprep course was exactly what I needed. It over prepared me and for good reason. I believe that if I hadn’t taken this course, and just went into the test blindly, hoping that I can just pass, I would have failed! This not only prepared me for the exact way the test would be presented, but more importantly, the tips on which questions to answer and what to skip were invaluable in the real test environment. I did well above the average and I am moving on in the hiring process! Lastly, Gideon was very easy to listen to and his explanations were thorough. I highly recommend this for a fast prep course! Money well spent!

  63. Great course even if you only have 1-2 days before your test. Recommend to go through on the lessons first and only do the tests afterwards. The difficulty of the tests also reflects reality (or maybe a bit above what they ask on the actual test).

    I also recommend it if you are not a native English speaker and plan to do the test in your mother tongue. It helped me a lot to practice the timing and the questions overall (learn what to skip, what to answer, how to go through on all 50 questions in 12 min) and I scored even more on the real test because I did it in my native language as Gideon suggested. Thank you for this great course!

  64. Great course. Thanks Gideon for a fast support when needed, with detailed attentions for any of my Q or requests.
    The real test was easier than the quizes, but overall the practice served me well.
    I suggest to add graphic explanations to the matrices, shapes series and so on. This way, going through the answers is easier and faster to some of us. Thanks 🙂

  65. Excellent course providing insight and necessary practice! Highly recommended! Thank you!

  66. I was one of those individuals who had talked to a recruiter about a position that I dearly desired, and was then surprised with the “oh, by the way, please take this cognitive and behavioral test before we can proceed”. Like many others who have been in this situation, it was a mad scramble on my part to figure out what exactly these tests were all about. Thankfully, I stumbled across this site, and learned a great deal along the way. While the topics in the tests themselves are not terribly difficult, the tactics surrounding them ARE.

    I do not know what my final score was, nor do I know if I will get the next interview as it is still early in the process, but I feel like I would not have even stood a chance going blindly into those tests without the guidance I received here. Thank you Gideon for creating this course and providing the insight that I needed to make it through those tests!

  67. Definitely worth the investment. Excellent advice on overall strategies, ways to solve different types of questions and lots of practice questions. Thanks for a great course.

  68. Amazing, I passed the crossover CCAT and PICA excellent and went to the next stage of tests. It helps that your course is a bit difficult than theirs because their test was just easy for me. Thanks!!!! Totally worth the money

  69. This course has been extremely helpful and I know that I have really maximised my scoring potential. It has helped me to be able to quickly identify common processes, operations, refresh/reactivate my knowledge of some important aspects. Most importantly, it has helped me to be aware of my weaknesses and strengths, which in turn are absolutely crucial for time management during the test. To summarise: due to this course I was able to answer questions much faster and more correct, quickly decide which questions to skip and I completed my PI test just within the 12 minutes. I have not received my score yet but I just know I did well. I’m not even nervous about the result. Thank you Gideon!

  70. Very much worth the time and money. I never would have been prepared to take a test that requires 14 sec per an answer without an adequate preparation tool. This prep course delivered.

  71. This type of test indeed, needs preparation. Great simple, and concise course. Absolutely worth it.
    What could make it a bit more complex, in my opinion, is to build an analysis based on the attempted score, to hghlight the areas of strengths that are consistently show (as taking the quizes after each other, giving different scores). And also, some tests were heavier on word vocabulary while others heavier on word assumptions, which are also giving different results – I would like to know perhaps how the different sections within the real PI tests weigh (i.e. each 9 categories equally, or some are weighing more, in terms of the number of questions?)
    Other than this, this is a great course. I also like the calm and articulated manner Gideon speaks, it is easy to follow and digest, as he is also bullet pointed and straight to the point.

  72. Took this prep course only days before having to take the exam as part of a required hiring process. Well worth the spend and will undoubtedly make a difference for you.

  73. This course was great! It’s honestly worth much more than it costs. Think about the potential impact of getting a new job because you performed so well. Money very well spent. I had never taken an exam like this before. I only scored 15 points the first time I took the practice exam. After the course I took the real test for a job application and scored 38 points! I guarantee that after taking this course, the real exam will be VERY familiar to you. You may be nervous at first, but after the first few questions you will see that you were very well prepared because of this course and your confidence will suddenly skyrocket. Very highly recommended!

  74. This course was excellent! I only had 2 days to prepare for the PI Cognitive Assessment, and this course was a lifesaver. When I took the small practice test included in the course, I didn’t come close to finishing. The strategies and full practice tests made all the difference, and I scored 34/50 on the actual test — 94th percentile! This course is definitely worth the money!

  75. Do not hesitate to take this class if you have to complete The Predictive Index® Cognitive Assessment. At a minimum, you need to be familiar with question types and brush up on how to approach each type of question in 15 seconds or less. This course will get you there! And be sure to do the coaching session with Gideon. He really helped me come up with a strategy for the 12 minute test.

    Best things I learned in this course:

    * How to get to all the questions. I learned to watch my time and make sure I looked at all 50 questions to maximize my potential.
    * How to avoid time traps. Too many words? Too many complex operations? Guess and move on.
    * How to guess and move on. Look… driven people hate to give up. You gotta learn when to fold ’em.
    * Maths. I’m a Creative with a calculator and spreadsheets at my fingertips. Memorized fractions take up valuable brain space I could be using for other genius ideas. But a few hours of review helped me identify the lowest number in a series with confidence.
    * Shapes analogies and series – I really caught on to how those puzzles work and how to solve them quickly.

    And honestly – if you have to get past this test for the next step in your career… a small investment in yourself is totally worth it.

  76. Helped me understand what was needed to reach a high score on the real test, and prepared me for handling the time stress.

  77. Worth every penny…Do not hesitate and waste time, chose this course!
    I had only 3 days to prepare for the PI and i needed all the help i could get… i looked at several online courses and chose 12 minprep as it was the most comprehensive option. I do not regret it. Gideon was very responsive during my weekend prep time. Not only was I happy with my results but my prospective employer told me that I “nailed it”, that my results were outstanding….

  78. This is a great test prep! I bought a much more expensive one first, which wasn’t nearly as good. This test prep is concise and matches the actual exam really well. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their score.

  79. I partially forgot the rule of not getting hooked in to 1 questions and didn’t skip as much as I should have when I did the test. However paying the $29 for the course (explanations, practice versions different topics and then 3 tests) was completely worth it. I am not please that I forgot my target however I know I would have done worse had I not practiced using this course.
    In the grand scheme it is beneficial doing the course. As it is an investment to the interview.
    Happy I paid for the course.

  80. By my final practice test I scored a 36 (having guessed on probably 8-10 of them) which I think is 96th percentile. I just took the actual test and I only outright guessed on one problem, and I think I finished with maybe 45 seconds to spare and even went back to that problem to see if I could get it. I would be upset if it’s not a 41+ score (unfortunately it wasn’t disclosed upon completion).

    The course tests here are a lot harder which really really helped train me for the real thing. There’s some typos here and there on the course and when reviewing answers (especially in comparative figures or antonyms) I could find some logic holes which really frustrated me if I had gotten it wrong, but at the end of the day this was a great spend in order to be in the most optimal position to take the test. 5/5

  81. Very good course, I had less than 72 hours to prepare for this test and I found the course incredibly helpful. Hopefully I nailed it!!

  82. I have been an anxious test taker my entire life. Now that I am 40 and have been at the same job for 10 years, I was terrified to miss an opportunity just because I wasn’t prepared for a cognitive ability test, knowing that I was qualified for the position. Very thankful for Gideon, he even personally called me when I had a question. I just took my test this morning and I can guarantee that if I am not offered the position, it is because of something else entirely. Thank you so much Gideon! Excellent job!

  83. good course, a bit harder than the actual test, but gives you that confidence to breeze through the test. listen to all his videos to have a good score

  84. My first attempt at the practice test resulted in 13/50. My last mock test before taking the real one from this course was 26/50. +13 points! I spent about 5 hours total studying. I passed the cognitive with the company I interviewed with, but no results to share they keep it a secret. This course is great for getting familiar with the test and understanding the strategy involved with passing it. Having access to the mock tests are extremely valuable. Couldn’t imagine taking it without this to prepare first. 13/50 is not very competitive.

  85. Love it and Thanks so much to Gideon. The whole set of training is very useful and highly recommended to take it. It is very valuable for money and intensity and comprehensive materials is provided. Most importance is build up confident level to deal with the test. Mock test difficulty level is harder than the real test. I am surprise I have much time left over to deal with my focus question. It is very very much difference when I choose mother tongue language, I can deal with all verbal reasoning question with confidence. Tips and strategy also very importance. Clear my mind to deal with all questions with very limited time. Starting to like it and like to do such quizzes too. Thanks so much. MUST take this course.

  86. This was a great course! Like many people I received an email from a prospective employer with a link to take the PI Cognitive Assessment. Having never heard of it I promptly panicked! Thank heaven a Google search brought me to this course. It helped me refresh long-unused skills and gave me new tips and tricks. I definitely recommend buying the additional coaching calls – well worth it. Gideon was fantastic,and after the coaching calls he was always just one email away if I needed help. He was candid about my strengths and weaknesses and help me with effective strategies for approaching this test. He was encouraging and definitely gave a whole new meaning to that old adage “keep calm and carry on”. Fantastic course and instructor!

  87. Recommended to all fresh graduates out there! I passed the test with less than 5 days of preparation

  88. RECOMMENDED! FYI I passed the test with less than 5 days of preparation😭 Thank you

  89. I had seven days until the actual test (online) and thus enough time I thought. I did an online free version and scored 14 points (check the “PI Cognitive Assessment Interview Tips” to see what that score means)! When I purchased Gideon’s material, I had four days left until the actual test and thus still enough time I reckoned (I admit, I procrastinated). I started seriously practising only fewer than 24 hours (~18hrs) prior to the actual test. I simply followed the tutorials (especially in case you have fewer than 24 hours left until the actual test), believed in Gideon’s words, and focused on my strengths. The mock tests are in English, my test would be in German (my mother tongue) – see what Gideon says about practicing in a second language and taking the test in your mother tongue, it holds absolutely true. Unfortunately, I haven’t become Einstein over night and yet I answered 34 questions and scored 29 points (check the “PI Cognitive Assessment Interview Tips” what that score means)! The hiring managers said that score is above average compared to what other applicants scored on average (unfortunately the decision to hire does not only depend on that test). In sum, the test is not about intelligence, it’s about tactics and strategy as well as becoming convenient with how the test proceeds – thus no rocket science at all. Just be quick, make sure to read through all 50 questions to increase your score, and follow Gideon’ s advice!

    Things I did differently to what Gideons says:
    I did not do educated guesses as they still take time. That is, the time to read the question (at least in case of word problems which I skipped altogether in favour of all other questions related to verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning) and the time to make a choice. That is valuable time you preferably want to spend on your true strengths. Even when preparing only fewer than 24 hours prior to the actual test, you will understand the scheme of the questions. I skipped all word problems and focused on the other components of the test as I didn’t have to read the questions related to them because I knew them by seeing the pictures, e.g. when it comes to order between fractions and decimals, the test would always ask for the lowest and not the biggest value, thus it was enough for me to see fractions and decimals to know what to do. Admittedly, that is not intelligence, it’s simply a way of saving time and scoring high.

    Things I would recommend to change in the mock tests:
    Though Gideon says in one of the tutorials that the time clock in the actual test doesn’t show seconds (which is true) there is one tiny little difference I would change: In the mock tests provided here the time clock follows when you scroll up and down. It didn’t do that when I took the test (in Germany in German in August 2020). That meant I always had to scroll up to see the time I had left. This again takes time, admittedly not much but I would still embed this fact in the mock tests provided here for practising reasons.

    Taken together, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this course as without it I wouldn’t have scored 29 points! And sorry for any spelling mistakes I might have made in this review!;)
    Stay healthy

  90. I just had 24 hours to prepare with no idea about the PI test before. Thanks to this course I aced 33 points (93 percentile). It helps us to identify our strong and weak points and helps build a strategy to approach the different question types. The mock tests in this course were totally helpful and repeating them helped me to gain confidence to finish the test within the time limit. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone and it is worth the money.

  91. Gideon, thanks a lot the course was perfect for my preparation. I had a lot of fun taking it too! A bit of brain exercise didn’t hurt 😀
    Perfectly put together , the right tips to help us succeed. I improved a lot and the real test was much easier so no doubt I did well. They don’t share the results but was told I am going to the next step in the interviewing process.

  92. I knew nothing of the Predictive Index Cognitive or Behavioral Assessments until I had a second interview scheduled for a position I was pursuing with a potential new employer. I had that feeling in my gut that I should research the company (predictive index) before jumping right into the assessments. 12 minute prep gave me the confidence and strategies to successfully get to the next level of the interview process. I don’t feel that would have been the case without the training and preparation.

  93. I am so glad that I took this course. Going through this honed my skills on HOW to take the test and to focus on the most important skills while moving past the ones that are not my strength. Easily got to 50 on the real test with a little time to spare. You are correct, the real test was much easier than the mock tests in your course- great preparation and thanks so much. I wish I knew the score on the real test though, it did not come through after completing it.

  94. I only had 48 hours to prepare for the PI Cognitive assessment and went for $29 prep course. In the beginning I scored in the 40th percentile but after doing the course and focus on the 4 tests at the end, with main focus on completing all 50 questions each time I saw great improvement. I just got my test results from the Company were I was being interviewed for job and the score was in 80th percentile .

    I am quite happy with this, given my age, I am 61.

    BWT, I did get the job as well 😉

    Thanks Gideon, this was definitely worth it.

  95. Very helpful! Well worth the few bucks to help prepare. I ended up passing my pre-employment test the first time thanks to the content offered here and being able to run through the 4 practice tests. The real test I took was very similar to this and actually a little easier so this prepared me well for it.

  96. This is a GREAT course. I was a bit intimated by a high-stakes timed cognitive pre-employment test. I spent three days going through the course and then took the real test. On the practice tests, I was scoring about 19 to 30 out of 50 and struggling to get to question #38. On the real test, I answered 49 questions and I scored in the 94th percentile. There is no way I could have achieved a score like that had I not taken the course!

  97. I am SO glad I found this course. Gideon, you are a test prep savant. I was able to go from 19 (first sample test with ZERO experience) to getting a 30 on my real exam (88th percentile!)

    My recruiter was really impressed and I wouldn’t have been able to make such an improvement without this exam. Highly recommended!

  98. This is an excellent preparatory course and definitely worth the small fee ($29.99). I started with the gratis introductory course on the weekend and then purchased the more extensive course and completed the entire course and 3 tests all on Monday. I saved the bonus test for the Tuesday morning (day of the test) to get me warmed up for the writing of the actual test online. It is almost identical to the tests in the prep course except that the answers you click on appear on the side to confirm your choice. Gideon’s advice about prioritizing your questions based on your strengths is crucial. In retrospect, the actual test did seem slightly easier, but the time flew by so quickly that I did not know how many questions I actually answered! I just got my results from the HR person and I answered 44/50 questions with a score of 26 which put me in the 74 percentile! I was amazed because the highest score on the practice tests was only a 19. THANK YOU, I am so grateful for this course… I could not have received this result without this preparation. HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED!

    1. I am so glad I found this course. I had never taken a cognitive aptitude test as part of the interview process for a perspective job so I had no idea what to expect. I found the free practice test, took it, and quickly realized I have not done fractions, percentages, algebra, etc. since college. I spent 3 days going through the modules, quizzes and practice exams. The real test was easier than the course test which was awesome. I heard back from the recruiter within 3 hours asking for an interview. One step closer to my dream job!! Thank you, Gideon!

  99. I do not normally leave reviews for a lot of services/products that I use in my day to day life because I found it a hassle. However, 12minprep made such a huge positive impact that I felt like I must leave a review.

    The questions in the real test are indeed easier, and do not be disheartened if you cant seem to do well on the tests in this course. I did the actual PI test just now, and I got to question 49 out of 50 (I saw that the timer has 30 seconds left for 2 questions and I got a bit carried away with the calculation, before I realized, the test ended right after I click on the answer for qn 49). That is how tight the timing is for taking PI test, and without practicing multiple times on this website, I wouldnt have learnt and got used to moving quickly through the questions. At some point while doing the assessments on this website, I have decided to stop calculating the math questions, because i figured out that instead of spending 20-30 seconds to get to the exact answer, I would rather have a quick guesstimate, pick an option within 10 seconds and move on such that I get to see 2-3 more questions within the same time spent. Some of the questions in the PI test are really easy, and its a matter picking the answer in 2-3 seconds. These are the questions you cannot miss. If you are fixated with answering a particular question and end up spending 30 seconds on it, one question might seem fine, but if you do that repeatedly for several questions, you will almost certainly not get to the 50th question, and the worst thing you want is to leave 10 to 20 questions on the table of which perhaps 5 of them are just straight forward number series or word analogies that could have been easily solved.

    I am really glad I found 12minprep and from the bottom of my heart, thank you Gideon!

  100. I really appreciate the course as it helped me a lot. I score less than 10 in my first attempt but in real test it is 26/40. I still not able to finish all Q but To reach 40 already break my record. I was told by HR I am already average high compare to others. I don think I am smarter but I am sure prepared in advance help a lot.

    I am quiet hesitant to take my own language as the practice test and I hardly read article or books in my own language . Even I do still speak a lot my own language at home. But I still listen to your advise and I think indeed it help me to process fast !

    I went to see a few website before sign up your lession. For the prices you quote and also the tips I gain. It is definitely worth the money!

    Thanks for the great job! I really appreciate a lot.

  101. Great practice tests to get ready for the real one. I also used Job Flare both we’re good to get my mind and strategy together.

  102. This course was very helpful for reviewing the rigors of this exam. Especially when one has not taken this course in quite some time.

  103. JUST BUY THIS ONE!!

    I spent two hours looking at the different PI test training sites.I should have just bought this one and used those two hours to prepare. I only had 1.5 days to take the test and this course was perfect for it. some of the other course have more stuff but its too much – this is sharp, concise and helpful.

    I blitzed the areas i was weak and it made me realise that I should not even try the shape common features – i just guessed those.

    I havent got my result yet but I did all 50 questions and they were much easier than the practice ones. Train hard fight easy indeed!

    Thanks for putting this content together. Would highly recommend.
    The mock tests are great and 4 is plenty to get practi e

  104. Really helped me to get into the right mindset. Hopefully one step closer to my dream job. Felt like I aced that test thanks to this prep!

  105. I had a weekend to prepare for a test. In my first full-length mock test I only got 18 answers correct. After taking this course over the weekend (spending around 4-5 hours) I took the real test and got 30 correct answers. I highly recommend taking this course before a test!

  106. I am so glad that I took this course – it was worth each penny and best value for money!
    At my first attempt with a free mock test I got 13 correct answers which I knew wasn’t a great result. After taking the course and then the real test with my potential employer, I got 29 correct answers out of 40 questions answered. I think it is a good result in 12 min. English is not my first language therefore I followed Gideon’s advice and took the test in my own language. It definitely helped me personally with the vocabulary type questions and the word analogies. Also, the real test was a little bit easier – exactly as Gideon was saying. So I urge everyone to follow all of his recommendations and tips. He was totally right about maximising your potential. Obviously, it’s not about learning maths, etc. in a week or so. It’s about how to apply the basic maths and use it quickly enough to solve the problems.
    I want to thank Gideon for his work, time and effort in putting this test together! Very well done! Please keep it up!
    And to whoever is reading this – if you are hesitating (like I was initially), then don’t. The price of the course is affordable to most of us (in my opinion). You are not going to lose a lot. In fact, you are only going to gain.
    Good luck!

  107. I invested in the course a couple of days before my job assessment. Excellent presentation and content meant I gave me very best and completed all 50 with time to spare. Gideon presents in a very clear and concise way and had a major impact on my test performance. An essential and a critical investment to maximise your score. Many thanks.

  108. I was given a 48 hours notice before taking the test. This course really was what I need : it gave me the tools, strategies and feeling of being well prepared that were required to ace the test.
    After doing quite well on the mock tests (26 right answers) I killed it on the real one (39 right answers).
    Excellent value!

  109. This course gave me great confidence in the PLI test. It made me challenge myself within areas I didn’t think I could solve without a calculator. Furthermore, Gideons videos are pleasant, precise and right to the point – so no time is wasted 🙂
    I haven’t got the test results yet, but I am pretty sure that the results are much better than they would have been without this course.

  110. Great prep course! I took the course prior to taking the real test as part of a recruitment process for a job that I had applied for, and it really helped me to be fully prepared for the test. Knowing and understanding the different types of questions in the test, and learning about strategies for solving each question helped me to maximize my score potential. I was able to get 44 out of 50 correct answers on the real test, so I really think the preparation course helped me to get a great result. In the full tests on this course, I only got around 30 correct answers, but I took the real test in my native language, so it was a lot easier. However, being able to prepare each question type and practicing the different strategies saved me a lot of time on the real test.

    Therefore, I can highly recommend taking this course prior to the real test! Good luck everyone.

  111. I need to express sincere gratidute to Gideon for this amazing sourse of preparation materials. It’s amazing! First of all, I would say that Introductory Course available to everybody for free is already sufficient support and help in preparation for the real assessment. It contains a lot of useful links and additional resourses for those who have time and desire to go deeper in mastering each type of task indivisually. But in case you’re limited with time than taking up full Preparation Course will give you even more tips, more sample questions, 3 real like mock tests to get used to the format of 50 questions in 12 minutes – all this eventually will give you more confidence when it comes to the real test. And the price for the course from my point of view is scarcely fare reward for the amount of work done by Gideon. Second, I completely agree with what Gideon said about passing the real test in native language. Indeed on my real test which I deed in Russian I got 10 points more than on my best result from the mock tests while passing this course. And last, I was suprisingly pleased to see in my real test several questions which were very similar to questions from official PI Cognitive Test sample questions. One question (form analogues) was even exactly the same. Two word problems were same formulated with only the numbers different. Same patterns were used for few numbers sequences tasks. I mean it all helped! This test can be trained the better the more time you have at your disposal for this training. And the more the test results mean for you the more efforts you should better put into it. We might all have a huge advantage. Make use of it! And many many many thanks to Gideon! And best wishes and good luck for everybody!!!

  112. Thank you Gideon, you are amazing. I had to take the PI Cognitive test on short notice. Having left school more than 2 decades back, taking an assessment like this for a senior role is an alien and scary experience. This course gave the best level of confidence and tactics I could hope for in 24 hours. Money well spent. Your generosity and sincerity with the free materials is altruistic!

  113. I would highly recommend this course! I bought the full course on Sunday morning and took the actual test on Sunday evening. My score increased from around the 60th percentile on the first mock test to the 90th percentile on the real test. It’s all about the technique and discipline, which Gideon explains very well. Do all the sample questions and mock tests, because the real test is very similar. I didn’t get a chance to engage Gideon on the 1:1 tutoring, but I am sure that would have been a bonus. If you are deliberating on whether to spend the time and money, I would recommend that you take the free course to assess the value which would probably lead you to doing the full course. Doing anything less will place you at a disadvantage against your peers and competition.
    Thanks for the education and insights on a Sunday afternoon!

  114. I was given 3 days to complete the PI Cognitive Assessment… and didn’t start preparing until the last 24 hrs (too busy at work!). This course helped a lot. It allowed me to understand the questions, do some proactive (although I had to rush it) and do the example tests. I did assist in making me familiar with the questions, with the time pressure and work out a strategy. $29 were well spent.

  115. Like many others i only had 2 days, and even if i don’t know how much i had, I’m going to the interview next week so i assumes i passed.

    The 13sec prep is a good preparation fir the cognitive assessment test. The questions are similar to the real test and it let you prepare to be in known territory.

    Quality/price is excellent as itbcost twice less than otjets tests on the web.

  116. I only had one day before I had to complete the PLI for real. I was a bit lost an knew that I would struggle to complete all the questions in such a short time. the advice on this course calmed me down a bit and then being able to practice (I manage 6 times), under the same conditions was magic. I found that I could answer all the questions in the practice and improve my score each time. Just too the real test and feel reasonably confident of a good score, however bit miffed that I only answered 49 before the time ran out! I would fully recommend this to anyone taking a PLI

  117. I took the assessment. Thanks to the prep course, I felt confident and prepared. I didn’t have much time to prep for the actual assessment so I had to move through the material faster than I’d like. The tips before taking the mock tests was very, very helpful. Money well spent.

  118. This is an amazing course. Gideon is sincere, available, and helpful, while the course does everything in its power to make sure the candidates are well prepared. 10/10 would recommend

  119. Terrific course and well worth the price. I was skeptical at first but I cannot imagine getting through these actual 12 minutes without the perspective and practice this simple course provides. Although I had very little prep time available before taking the real assessment, investing here gave me focus and calm familiarity, allowing me to get to Q50 strategically. Also, Gideon is very accessible and responsive, and a great teacher. Go for it!

  120. 5-STARS ALL THE WAY IT COULD EASILY BE 6 OR 7 STARS! I SIMPLY CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE HIGHLY ENOUGH! I agree with every word that has already been written above – particularly pertinent for me and similar experience is the review by TICOTHEPS above and by many others. My experience was that I was terrible to begin with, particularly my weakness was timing! I simply could not get my brain around skipping questions to focus on the ones I found easier — but you SIMPLY have to do that. I still didn’t quite master than in the real test only answering 32 out of 50 which might still seem terribly low to some of you, but rest assured my accuracy was very high thanks to Gideon and the course, and all his EXTRA help. I simply couldn’t have done this without him, suffice to say I got an interview and my score hit the 80th percentile. Probably the best value for money I’ve EVER spent on the internet, as the difference between not passing it (very easy to do without clear focus and clear guidance) and passing it (with the help of THIS course and Gideon’s amazingly kind and focussed approach) is actually worth a huge amount more. I feel very privileged to have gone through this and feel ready now if this kind of assessment crops up again in the future (which it will!) Thank you Gideon for an incredible course.

  121. This course from Gideon is a must for anyone taking a PI Cognitive Assessment. I have been asked to complete a test twice in 2019 by 2 different companies (based on Maersk testing) and without this course, I would not have been able to maximise my results. Go through it thoroughly, listen and absorb all of the videos. I hate these 12 minutes timed tests and they create a negative mindset for me, however, this course puts you in the “right place” to take the test. I have seen the real actual reports/results and they are very accurate in representing where I am. Without this course, I would not have scored so highly and then not shown the employers the real me. Thank you Gideon.

    1. As with many others leaving reviews, I had 1 day to prepare for the real test and my improvement over the 3 mock tests was dramatic from below to above average. The final real result had me scoring “better than 88% of the global population of adults…..”

  122. The course is incredibly valuable and the mock tests were essential in allowing you to develop a strategy to score well on the real test. The best resource on the web to pass the PI test and great value for money. Thank you Gideon

  123. Very well structured and very good questions as well the mock tests. The added difficulty helps during the real test. Good to refresh. Was not fully sure if I wanted to take the paid package but then it was totally worth it. Thank you Gideon.

  124. An absolute must! This is the best preparatory coaching I have come across. Very high quality study material, mock tests and specially Gideon’s one on one consultation is something that makes it a class apart. Gideon is a very good coach and quickly gets to know students’ potential. He spoke about my strong areas and how can I make most of it in the tests. He guided me through my weak areas. I really appreciate how sincerely he wants his students to succeed and does all he can for us to improve our score! Thank you very much Gideon. Really appreciate your help and coaching!

  125. I highly recommend this program. Gideon’s coaching is the part that puts this program in a class of its own. I scored much higher than I could have on my own. I started at an 18 and Gideon said that I could get a 30! I did not believe him but he was right, I got a 32 the real test. This moved me forward in the application process and gave me confidence in the interview process. Plus I only had 2 days’ notice about the need to take the PI Cognitive test. I enjoyed the process and was very pleased with the results. I looked at other programs but this is by far the best.

  126. I had one day to prepare and purchased three test prep practice courses. 12minprep was the closest to the real test. I had not taken a test anything similar to this in 30+ years—as Gideon tells you, you need a strategy and need practice on the time constraints. I don’t know how I did, but I’m sure better than if I had not taken this course. If you have a while to prepare, use that time to do so.

  127. I highly recommend this course for folks who plan to take the PI Cognitive test. Gideon’s course material and practice exams are very helpful and definitely will have a positive impact on your score. The overall practice tests are somewhat more difficult that the actual test which is a good way to prepare for the test.

  128. The material and the mock exam tests provided very useful insights and tools in preparing for the real PI cognitive assessment, with a good head start and ample time for preparation , one should be able to do well.

    Another plus ,Gideon is very helpful and goes out of he’s way to offer support . I had initial issues logging into the course and on reaching out he walked me through and offered tips on how best to tackle the revision given the limited time I had.

    I would recommend this course anytime , it was money well spent – Kudos Gideon and keep up the good job.

  129. This course is incredibly beneficial and a very powerful tool. The material and approach are solid. You will not be disappointed, and your confidence level will grow with each unit. Gideon was very responsive to any requests and his feedback during a quick one on one was straightforward and informative. The amount of 5-star ratings paint an accurate picture of what you will receive with this course. Best of luck!

  130. This course is hands down, most helpful course for a PI Cognitive Assessment. What makes it unique to others, is its approach to method. All the way, from the start, the course focuses on explaining the methods required to approach each part with very practical strategies on how to progress with them. What is unique as well compared to other courses is that the focus of the “theory” part is tailored to the goal- taking the test and succeeding, a strategy which is not always as obvious and easy to follow in other courses. Would recommend based on time available to tailor the course. If you have a lot of time, go through it all, if not, this course will also explain which parts to focus on and which mock tests to do to progress within the available time. Last, but not least, combined with the guidance and feedback on one to one that Gideon offers, this course really empowers your knowledge on how to approach and succeed with the test!! Would recommend it any time!

  131. This course was very helpful for practicing for the actual PI Cognitive Assessment. It gives great strategies for enhancing your score and helps to improve the areas of the assessment that you have trouble with. I would definitely recommend it.

  132. Gideon offers fantastic combination of practice (tests that he prepared, or links to other sites with tests) and explanation of the test theory and test approach. This, linked with his personal one to one feedback and guidance, gives you a full knowledge how / what you need to do in order to be successful with your tests. My final test results were impressive, even for me :).
    Thank you Gideon!

  133. This course was so helpful and I would recommend to anyone taking the assessment. Don’t forget to use Gideon’s offer to skype with him. It was very valuable and his positive influence was helpful! If you want to improve your score, take this course!

  134. Took the PLI course to train for a test related to a job application. It really improved my test score and I got the job. Can really recommend 12MinPrep .. it is definitely worth the money and Gideon gave me good tips on how to improve my score.

  135. The course for PLI test is really good to sharpen your aptitude skills in less amount of time. The mock tests are apt , the course content is optimum and the advices given by Mr. Gideon are invaluable. I gladly recommend people to join this course and reap the benefits.

    Best regards

  136. Bought the package more or less 72 hours ahead of the test. Very glad I did. It does help tremendously in several aspects:
    1. understanding how the PI-LI assessment works
    2. knowing your weak areas
    3. developing a strategy to enhance/optimize your score
    Ended up with 36/50 at my last attempt. I’d love to match that at the real test. Whatever the result, it definitely was useful. At that price, it’s a bargain and Gideon also provides very good insights.

    All in all, 5 stars

  137. In the beginning, I was sort of unsure, whether this course will help me with my journey, but then suddenly I got an aha-moment analogy, very simple but profound: if I do physical workout to perform well with my body, I should do the same thing with my mind if I want to reach my cognitive-goals on my journey.
    In the beginning, I started scoring low and my confidence was killing me, but I changed that dramatically. It was very cool to see my progress.

    I was very lucky that I found 12MINPREP, (thinking that there are so many sites out there).
    Thank you very much, Gideon, for your wonderful and inspiring material.

  138. Some links are not working anymore, The lessons are links to other pages, so there is no real structure. The videos are a minute long, and seriously some pages from the links ask you to create an account and they spam your email.

    1. Dear Sir/Madam,

      I am sorry to hear you’re disappointed with the course. Firstly, be aware that I’ve refunded your purchase in full as part of my 100% satisfaction guarantee.

      Secondly, it would be great if you told me which links you came across that didn’t work. I just went over the entire course’s lesson and couldn’t locate such broken links.
      Thirdly, as for the lessons, yes indeed, the lessons are short in the beginning and they get slightly longer as you start taking the full-length practice tests. This is done for two reasons – save time, get you with hands-on practice with the topic-drills included in each lesson. This is the most important way to improve, especially as statistically speaking 95% of the candidates who take the PI cognitive assessment and/or take this course, start preparing only 72-96 hours before the deadline.

      Lastly, I indeed provide a PDF version of each lesson which opens a new tab. This was requested by certain customers who asked for a printed version of the lesson. Take into account that I also provide a free introductory course on the website with lengthier videos, for those who have more time to practice. I now understand I should stress out its existence in the beginning of this course.
      I hope to hear back from you.

      Sincerely,
      Gideon

  139. This is an excellent preparation tool, which helped me to score high in the real test and secure the job. The most useful part for me was the fact that the mock tests are slightly harder, which I think makes it easier to answer the questions in the real test. It also allows you to learn how to manage time effectively and answer as many questions as possible. I highly recommend this site, don’t waste your time and look no further! If I ever have to do this again, I would be a returning customer.

  140. There are many other test prep sites out there, some much more expensive than this one. So i was a little skeptical about signing up, but in the end decided that jump in. Don’t know about how good the other ones are, but i can testify that this one really helped. My initial scores were abysmal, to say the least. Completely lost all confidence that i will ever be able to pass it with more than 22. Talking with Gideon helped tremendously. Analyzing my initial scores he identified my strengths and weaknesses and together we designed a plan, mostly about which categories i should focus one and what (extra) resources to use to study. And i studied! i can’t say for sure if my scores in Gideon’s tests increased because of what i learned or because i already knew the answers (i took them 3 times), but i can tell you that in the real test i scored 33. I could have probably done better, had i listened to Gideon and not dwell on any question more than 10-20 seconds (i believe i lost about 2 full minutes on just 2 questions). so even though i completed only 40 questions, i still scored 33. That is incredible. And the coaching session is real. he is very patient and encouraging, and i did not feel time-pressured at any moment. This test prep place was a life saver for me. Highly recommended..

  141. I scored 41/50 on the actual PI cognitive test. This is in the 99th percentile of the world and I really owe it to this course for helping me maximize my score potential. I spent one sunday evening answering the sample exams 6x, studying to perfect the numerical and verbal parts (completely ignored the abstract part which i felt would take too long for me to learn). I started w/ a score of 27. By the end of 6 practice tests, i scored 38. And of course in the actual test I scored 41. Thanks so much to 12minprep! Totally worth it. The materials are both efficient and effective.

  142. Excellent practice. I took the final PLI and ofcourse, don’t know my score. However, it’s important to point out that the official test does not have a count down timer… so you come to know the time elapsed only when you move to the next page..that was disconcerting as I was not prepared with a separate timer. Overall, I found Gideon’s course very useful and valuable in helping me prepare for the PLI. Thanks Gideon for calling me on Skype and giving me the last minute encouragement to calm my nerves! I hope I have done well!

  143. I have no words to say other than recommending this course. This really helped me in securing the job. I had 20 min support call with Gideon, I must say that without his advise I would not have cleared. It is really valuable. I only focused his full course and test practise / advise and got 26. This is truly valuable and I really thankful to Gideon for his great effort in providing this service.

  144. I will gladly recommend this package for anyone that wants to take a PI Test. The drills totally paid off and Gideon during the Skype session really took his time to explains and educate me more on the PI test. His advice was really worth it and I appreciate his effort! I passed my test?

  145. Can’t recommend this package enough – the tips were really simple but very useful and practical and Gideon took his time over the Skype session to really advice and calm me down as well. It really makes a difference!! I passed the test and my feedback was that I did really well!

  146. The material and mentorship are more than worth it. I had 5 days to prepare for the Cognitive Assessment. I bought Gideon’s material online on a Thursday, contacted Gideon on a Friday, had 1:1 skype sessions with him over the weekend, in the meantime I deep dived into the lessons and mock tests during Friday to Monday and on Tuesday I was able to get a remarkable official test. And at the end I got the job! I felt guided and mentored all the time. This small but very significant detail impacted in my knowledge, confidence and speed. Thank you Gideon. No words are enough!

  147. 5 stars ✨ I couldn’t have done it without this prep. Thank you so much!
    Do it!

  148. It was absolutely worth it. Bought the course, took Gideons lectures and tested myself with the Full-length Mock Tests. They were challenging but I improved a lot. At the end I took the PLI exam according to my current application, got a high score and an offer. Thank you very much, Gideion, for your wonderful and inspiring material.

  149. Thanks Gideon, This course helped me get a 90 percentile score on the PLI. The tips on Skype were great. I can’t recommend this course enough for preparing to take the PLI. It’s worth it everyone!

  150. This helped me so much to prepare for the exam, I just wish I had more time as practice really does make perfect. I had only a weekend worth of notice and I also had lots of social plans so I was nervous but this prep is invaluable in helping you realise which questions to focus on and which to give an educated guess and hope for the best! Thank you Gideon!

  151. Hi All,

    I had one day to prepare for the assessment. I enrolled in this course in the morning, went quickly through the material, and then focussed on completing all of the practice tests. I scored 27 on my first test and then got into the mid 30s for the subsequent ones.

    Bottom line for me was to skip questions I am weaker at and then go back to them later. I did the actual assessment at the end of the day and i got a score of 40. The actual assessment is easier than the sample tests. One thing that surprised me was that at the end of the test I was expecting to be able to review my answers and make changes but once you click submit it is over. I still had about 2 minutest left to review but it was over!

    In any event, I recommend this course to practice the stress of answering 50 questions in 12 minutes. I didn’t find it necessary to have a personal coaching session.

    Good luck!

    Pat

  152. Great test prep material as the tests are considerably more difficult than the real thing so you can breeze through the actual test with confidence. Also, the chat with Gideon was helpful. He was really flexible and responsive to short turnarounds too. Highly recommend.

  153. Really helpful strategies, amazing results in short time, very supportive and responsive. Much appreciated. Would definitely recommend

  154. This course is a good guide to help in preparation of PI assessment. I took this course which also contained detailed guidance about how to approach these tests and I could do significantly better each time. I would recommend it to other people who are looking forward to take cognitive tests from PI as a part of their interview process.

  155. Website is full of glitches. Unable to review tests after taking them, eliminating the value of this.. would not recommend. Save money / time and use something else.

    1. Dear Justin,
      Very sorry to hear you’re disappointed (you’re my first bad review!). You signed up at 3:45am and wrote this review 90 minutes later. Whatever happened during those 90 minutes, I am sure it has a fix. I contacted you just a few hours after you left this review and offered my help, but you didn’t reply.

      In any case, I’ve refunded your purchase fully. You’re welcome to contact me and I’m sure you’ll be able to access all materials with no problem at all.

      Sincerely,

      Gideon

  156. Really worth it! I got my PI test Friday, practiced Saturday and at night I wrote Gideon about 20 min consultation and he answered right away and was flexible to speak 20 min Sunday morning where we discussed my strength and weekness and how my strategy should be. I practiced with the new strategy on the mock tests and did the real test Sunday afternoon. The real test felt easier and I got amazing results.

  157. Gideon’s course is an incredible value for $29. I had less than 48 hours to prepare for my PI assessment, and this course was laser-focused on how to do better on test through practice and score-maximizing techniques. To use a baseball analogy, this course was akin to being on deck with a heavy donut on your bat…then kicking off the donut when you got to the plate…and swinging away with amazing confidence and accuracy! That may sound cheesy, but it was completely the case with me. It was money VERY well spent. Thank you, Gideon!

  158. I found the real test was very close to mock tests. The catch is to discuss your performance with Gideon on face to face Skype session. It will let you know your strengths and weakness, which question you have to answer and in which question you have to make an educated guess. This course is a must for all who are going to appear in the online tests.

  159. Can’t say enough about the benefit of this program. Took a previous score in the low 20’s to a 41 and 99th percentile after taking the course. The course and practice tests were great, the 1-on-1 video conference with Gideon took it to the next level. He did a great job in helping me understand where I was falling short and where I was doing well. The strategy session completely changed the way I took the test and was a game changer in helping me reach my potential on the test. Thanks Gideon for offering such a great course, providing great advice and for your encouragement. Anyone taking this test needs to take this course!

  160. I found out about Gideon’s course a few hours before I had to take the test. It was well worth the $29. It helped me identify my weaknesses and strengths. With enough time and practice, you can ace the actual test using the material he provides.

  161. This is really what you need to prepare for the real online PI test. It was designed carefully and in abundant details so that you will be equipped with sufficient tools, knowledge and capacity to deal with the real test. Gideon also provided me with very good tactics to maximize my score. Thanks to it, I successfully conquered the real test and was invited to the HR interview round. My advice: you really don’t have to think twice to take the course!

  162. I found the content and Mock tests are very useful and helped to approach the PIL test in a pragmatic way. thank you very much Gideon .

  163. I was in a panic when I was only given 48 hours to take the PI Cognitive Assessment test for a job I applied for. I was not prepared at all! I found Gideon’s course online. For only $29 I went for it. I did a practice test and failed miserably!!! So I signed up for Gideon’s course. I had to cram for 24 hours straight as I approached my deadline. After taking the sample test, I had a consultation with Gideon. He looked at my scores. He saw my strengths and weaknesses. He coached me on how to proceed since I was out of time. Taking his advice, I took the sample tests 1 and 2. I did well! Really well! I waited until the morning to take the third one and right before I had to take the REAL thing. I came just below average on the third test. However, it was really hard. I went for it! I don’t know how I did yet. However, I was able to answer all 50 questions with time to go back and work on those areas I was weak in. I was able to answer three additional questions that I only guessed on. I fixed them because I had time to work out the problems on paper. It was totally worth the $29. Even if I don’t get picked for an interview. It was still worth it. If I get an interview, the course is priceless! Thanks, Gideon.

  164. This course is a must for anybody who wants to get qualified for their prospective employer’s intial rounds.These tests really helped me to strategise and get the desired cut offs.I hardly had 2 days time to give my real exam but this course turned as a life saver .I too felt that the test is designed tougher as compared to the real test which i appeared.Thanks to Gideon and his team for providing something so useful.Really enjoyed the preparation process.Money worth spending

  165. $29.00??? That’s it?!?! This course was SO GOOD, that I had to purchase it TWICE to show Gideon how VALUABLE this course really was in my performance on the REAL test! As an individual that believed “there’s no way I can study for a standardized test to improve my score,” I was surprised to find that I could not have been MORE wrong! On the first mock exam, I moved so slow that I only completed a TOTAL of 38/50 questions in the 12 minutes and only received a raw score of 22. This was extremely nerve-racking because my recruited told me that his company wouldn’t even consider me as a candidate unless I could score 24 points or higher. However, by the end of the course, I had utilized all of Gideon’s tips/tricks/strategies to comfortably complete all 50 questions in the short 12 minute time frame, while ALSO scoring 30 points! That’s 6 points HIGHER than the threshold score (24) that the recruiter gave me! My favorite part of Gideon’s tests is that he designed them to be MORE difficult than the actual test! I can confirm this because I took the real test yesterday and scored 33 points! His course has been life-changing for me and my family. Because of this course, I will now have the opportunity to switch careers and possibly double or even triple my annual salary! Thank you again to Gideon and the team at 12minprep.com! #GODsend #ThankYouJesus

  166. I messaged Gideon on a Sunday as I had to take the test that same day. Called me straight back.

  167. I took the premium course for 29$. This preparation helped me that much, that I was one of the best candidates who ever took the PI test at this big international company. I would take it again and highly recommend it.

  168. This is an excellent course / practice tool for anyone attempting the PLI – I did for Maersk – and has bang on the similar style, so this will prepare you perfectly for the upcoming assessment. In fact tests 2 & 3 are designed to be difficult than the actual PLI (as I found) so they make the assessment pretty easy. I recommend this course to everyone whether due to appear a related test or even if looking for general brain exercise. It was a true value for money!!! Thank you Gideon.

  169. Gideon has created a mind-blowing tool. My first attempt, I crashed and burned miserably. By my last attempt, I was scoring with over the high 66%. This was entirely due to Gideon’s expert tools, advice and technical tools within his software. Gideon is not only brilliant but also a natural mentor and has a keen ability to crystalize learning in such a brilliant, yet remarkably simple concepts. This course is worth every penny and Gideon is a genius!!
    100% Satisfaction Guarateed. At this point, I’m 300% satisfied. Thank you Gideon!! 08-24-2018

    1. This course was very helpful. Without this course I would have done very poorly. It showed me my strengths and weaknesses and where I needed to focus my effort. Make sure you get the 20 minute consultation from Gideon he was very helpful in creating an individualized strategy for taking the exam. Thank you Gideon you have created an excellent tool and course.

    2. Very good test. It really gives you an inside into how the tests will be structured. If anyone thinks these test are difficult, dont worry you will be fine in the real test. I scored 19 points in my first real test 12 minutes – 50 questions, and received a score in the real test on 31 points.
      I highly recommend taking the test several times, and make sure to read the complete explanation of every questions. Good luck everyone.