I'm trying to find a book I heard about once.
Little is known:
- it was already in print in 1990's
- there were moving walkways (used for chasing in one scene)
- hero was predetermined to work as cleaner/sweeper, wanted to become an author of these tests ("books", "long books") that were used to determine profession,
- and it was revealed that those who don't pass the test are actually rare genius.
It sounds much close to "Brave New World" or Gattaca's scenario, or Heinleins "Roads must roll", but is neither.
The most reason I'm interested in finding this book is, that Iar Elterrus's novels (these I'm currently worshipping) contains a ton of references to such plot, and I want to discourage myself knowing if the plot was actually "stolen" or not.
Also, references to such universes (psychological screening, massively genetic prenatal-tested society?) are welcome in comments even if they don't match the full request.