Verbal Comprehension Test
What do Verbal Comprehension Tests assess?
Verbal Comprehension Tests are one of the most common aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Our verbal comprehension test is a psychometric assessment that provides you or your organisation with information about a candidate’s verbal comprehension skills.
Verbal Comprehension Tests are designed to assess a candidate’s ability to understand and evaluate written information. Candidates are presented with series of text passages, each followed by 4 questions. The task is to choose the best answer to each question from the options given, based only on the information provided in the passage.
The test is particularly useful in jobs that require good written or spoken communication skills. Typical roles that would use our verbal comprehension test are:
1. Customer Service Roles
2. Operational Roles
3. Entry-level Roles
Overview of the Verbal Comprehension Test
Our verbal comprehension test consists of a total of 32 questions to answer in 16 minutes. There are 8 unique question sets (or topics) and each set has 4 questions.
The goal is to read the passage and then answer the questions that relate to that passage. The questions are varied, but you can find out more about this test by completing some practice questions.
Example Verbal Comprehension Questions
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How to do well in your Verbal Comprehension Test
To do well in a verbal analysis test, it is good to implement the following tips:
1. Read the passage first – Make sure you fully understand the passage prior to trying to answer the questions. This will save you time as each passage has 4 questions.
2. Do not be afraid to choose 'Cannot Tell' – It can be easy to assume that just because a paragraph does not explicitly support a statement, that you should choose “False”. This is incorrect. Instead, you should choose “Cannot Tell”, unless the statement is contradicted by the paragraph.
3. Focus on the paragraph only – Do not answer any question based on your own general knowledge or common sense. Be disciplined in only going on what evidence is supported or contradicted by the paragraph when selecting your answer.