There is a large body of evidence to indicate that neurocognitive impairments in bipolar disorder (BD) may represent viable endophenotypes; however, a standard consensus-based battery of cognitive tests used to measure them is yet to appear. There is potential for a neurocognitive battery which was developed for use in the related disorder, schizophrenia – the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) – to provide a consistent measurement tool with a standard to which the cognitive capacity of BD can be compared to other disorders. However, its suitability for capturing neurocognitive impairment in BD cohorts is not well established. Moreover, neurocognitive tests recently recommended by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) for inclusion in a consensus neurocognitive battery for BD have not been evaluated in the context of the MCCB. An evaluation of (i) the clinical efficacy of the MCCB and (ii) the tests recommended by the ISBD in a BD cohort were the aims of the current study.