ATCSES / ATC Selection Tool

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ATCSES, which was developed with the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ), tests skills that are required for being an air traffic controller (reflex, three-dimensional thinking, quick decision making, memory, attention, etc.) in an electronic platform. 17 test applications for measuring 9 different skills and one character analysis test are developed.


  • Mind Picture Test: The ability of mind picturing of possible results of a scenario, according to given data
  • Visual Memory Test: The subject’s ability to memorize numbers, letters or objects
  • Reasoning Test: The subject’s ability to make correct inferences with analysis
  • Cross-check test: The ability to fulfill the intended duty with following multiple cases
  • Complex Attention Test: The ability to follow the situation without breaking concentration in altering conditions
  • Audial Memory Test: The subject’s ability to memorize heard sounds
  • Psychomotor Test: The subject’s ability of hand-eye coordination and reaction speed
  • Mathematical Insight Test: The ability to perform fast arithmetic operations
  • English Listening Comprehension Test: The ability to understand spoken English
  • Personality Test: Subject’s personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness) and other features like self-confidence, team work, emotional stability.


  • Production of test question without storing in a data base
  • Determination of order of questions in a test
  • Adjustment of level of hardness, number, percentage and duration of questions
  • Following state of candidates
  • 3 sessions for each test group; introducing video, practice questions and test


  • Supporting all platforms (Win, Linux, Pardus)
  • Turkish-English language support
  • Access to the system over web
  • Addition and removal of new tests
  • Automatic session making according to the number of candidates
  • Flexible user authorization infra-structure


  • Dynamic question production for each test
  • Database security and encryption
  • Test on only identified computers
  • No interference to questions and results of test
  • Questions can be seen by candidates only


  • Application to different groups
  • SPSS analysis of results
  • Item analysis
  • Test-Retest method