Raven's Progressive Matrices or Raven's Matrices or RPM is a nonverbal group test typically used in educational settings. It is usually a 60-item test used in measuring abstract reasoning and regarded as a non-verbal estimate of intelligence or intelligence potential. It is the most common and popular test administered to groups ranging from 5-year-olds to the elderly. It is made of 60 multiple choice questions, listed in order of difficulty. It is used in education field (Gifted and Talented Education - GATE) evaluation and in work force evaluation. Raven's Matrices is commonly used for supervisory/entry level management positions and mid-level individual contributor positions. As a non-verbal measure, the test also provides a good measure of ability for individuals from different cultures because it is not influenced by language differences. This helps reduce cultural bias in your employee evaluations - an important benefit in today's multicultural society and global workforce.