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Why You Need a Verbal Reasoning Test?

If you’re hiring for a position requiring specific understanding and comprehension skills, then our specific Verbal Reasoning Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them. It is a form of aptitude test to assess verbal logic, and how successfully someone can distinguish the correct meaning, context and/or specific data from a greater set of information which may be supplied in written, audio or other presentation forms. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or do you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the relevant skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Download our Verbal Reasoning Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to utilise a wide range of verbal reasoning skills and assess ability to apply logic and reasoning to answer verbal based questions. Questions are presented in a variety of formats including: true or false statements, multiple choice questions and questions with manual entry answers. Candidates are required to answer questions on the following areas: letter sequences, deductive reasoning dilemmas, reading comprehension and analogy. This test has progressive difficulty, with questions becoming harder as a candidate progresses through the test from Fundamental through to Professional level.

The first 10 questions are at Fundamental level, questions 11 to 20 are at Core level and the final 10 questions are at Professional level.

Recommended Applications

Persons who need to utilise a wide range of verbal reasoning and comprehension skills.

Complementary Tests

Complement the Verbal Reasoning Test with the Numerical Reasoning Test, for an overall view of a candidate’s aptitude ability.

Difficulty Levels Available:

Fundamental test level

Required to deduce from the information shown, an answer from the multiple choice selections available. A candidate taking the Fundamental level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a foundation level GCSE graduate.

Core test level

Required to solve more complex problems and are given an answer box to manually enter an answer. A candidate taking the Core level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to a higher level GCSE graduate.

Professional test level

Required to solve problems which require advanced logic and deduction abilities and are given an answer box to manually enter an answer. A candidate taking the Professional level of a test is expected to have subject knowledge aligned to an A-Level graduate.


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Verbal Reasoning Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Mental Agility
  • Deduction
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Logic & Reasoning
  • Verbal Comprehension
Test Detail:
  • 30 Questions presented
  • 30 Minutes to allowed to complete
  • Fixed question order
  • Practice test available
  • Progressive difficulty
Complementary Tests:

Sample Question

Please read the following text & answer the question which follows. Answer the question according to only the information shown.

During the summer holidays, many hospitality firms feel the pressure of increased demand & require extra part-time staff on temporary contracts. Full-time staff are allowed to use paid holiday leave during the summer holidays. Whilst on a temporary part-time contract, staff entitlements & benefits compared to full-time staff benefits, may differ. Typically affected can be items such as annual bonuses, paid holiday leave or paid medical leave.

The following statement is correct: “Part-time staff are able to cover the workload of full-time staff on holiday leave.”

() True

() False

() Insufficient information

Verbal Reasoning Test sample question

Sample Verbal Reasoning Test report

Sample Verbal Reasoning Test report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s percentage score, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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