Verbal Reasoning Test
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What do Verbal Reasoning Tests assess?
Verbal Reasoning Tests are one of the most common aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Our verbal reasoning test is a psychometric assessment that provides you or your organisation with information about a candidate’s verbal reasoning skills.
Our Verbal Reasoning Test has been granted registration as a psychological test by the British Psychological Society, Psychological Testing Centre. This is the 'gold standard' within the psychometric industry meaning that it is a highly valid, reliable and fair test.
Verbal reasoning tests are designed to assess a candidate’s ability to understand and evaluate concepts and problems expressed in words. Candidates are presented with series of short passages of text, each of which includes 4 statements. The test is particularly useful in jobs that require good written or spoken communication skills.
Typical roles that would use our verbal reasoning test:
Overview of the Verbal Reasoning Test
Our verbal reasoning test consists of a total of 40 items to answer in 20 minutes. There are 10 unique question sets and each comprise 4 individual statements.
The goal is to read the passage and decide that each statement is one of the following:
A. TRUE means that the statement is already made in the passage or that it follows logically from a statement or statements made.
B. FALSE means that the statement contradicts a statement made in the passage or does not follow logically.
C. CANNOT TELL means that there is insufficient information to say if the statement is true or false.
Example Verbal Reasoning Test Question
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Verbal Reasoning Test - Sample Report
Where the content is designed for an organisation and supports a recruitment decision. This report provides a test score and shows the time taken by the candidate to complete the test.
How to do well in your Verbal Reasoning Test
To do well in a Verbal Reasoning 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 question set will be asking questions on the same passage.
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.
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