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Why you need a Vocabulary Test

If you’re hiring for a position requiring specific English language vocabulary skills, then our Vocabulary Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them.  This is a test on knowledge of the meanings of different words. 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 Vocabulary Test FactFile for further information.

Overview of Test

Designed to test an individual’s ability to utilise and understand a wide range of good English vocabulary. Candidates are required to identify antonyms, synonyms, definitions and rhyming pairs. Questions are presented in a multiple choice question style. The difficulty level is increased from Fundamental to the Core and Professional levels by the obscurity of the given words and the relevance of the options to the given word.

Recommended Applications:

Persons who need to utilise a wide range of vocabulary, identifying antonyms, synonyms, definitions and rhyming pairs.

Complementary Tests:

As well as our Vocabulary Test, there are several complementary tests that come under the Literacy Skills Tests module:

Difficulty Levels Available:

Fundamental test level

Required to demonstrate a vocabulary that spans the words used daily within the workplace. The candidates are not expected to answer questions for advanced or obscure words. 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 demonstrate a vocabulary that spans the words used commonly in professional writing. 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 demonstrate a vocabulary that spans the words used in formal writing and can have repercussions if incorrectly used. This test builds on the Core level by including words of cultural significance which may be encountered in a diverse work environment. 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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English Vocabulary Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • British English
  • Articulation
  • Reasoning
  • Eoquence
  • Grammar
Test Detail:
  • 30 Questions presented
  • 15 Minutes to allowed to complete
  • 10 Minutes average completion time
  • Practice test available
  • Randomised presentation and delivery
Complementary Tests:

Vocabulary Test Sample Question

Which of the following statements defines the word “fickle”?

A man to whom a woman is engaged to be married
A reinforced plastic material composed of glass fibres
Changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections
Consisting of or characterised by fibres

sample report- Vocabulary test

Vocabulary Test Sample Report (Core)

Sample Vocabulary (core) 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 vocabulary 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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