Verbal reasoning test

Verbal reasoning is the ability to understand and reason using concepts communicated through words.

It is your critical thinking capacity and ability to extract the correct meaning from written information. It is not merely a test of your vocabulary.

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Example Verbal Reasoning Test Question

Example Verbal Reasoning Question

How do verbal reasoning tests work?

Verbal reasoning tests are one of the most regularly used aptitude tests. There are a wide variety of verbal reasoning tests designed to measure varying aspects of a candidate's verbal reasoning ability.

A simple verbal reasoning test may ask candidates' to complete a sentence or provide analogies. At this level, they measure the candidate's ability to use language in the workplace.

More elaborate and challenging verbal reasoning tests are often used to evaluate graduates, professionals and managers. This typically includes reading more extended passages of text and measures your ability to understand verbal information, think logically and draw rational conclusions.

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Why use a verbal reasoning test

Research by academics, psychometric test publishers and occupational psychologists has found aptitude tests are the most accurate predictor of a candidate’s job performance.

Using a verbal reasoning test as part of your recruitment process provides an objective and efficient way to evaluate and compare candidates, without bias or subjective influences.

If you combine a verbal reasoning test with other aptitude tests, competency or behavioural questions, you can get a complete picture of a candidates capabilities in one assessment.

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Saville Assessment Verbal Reasoning Tests

Verbal analysis aptitude

This test assesses a candidate's ability to evaluate complex written information. The test contains a series of single and dual passages followed by questions which need to be answered based on the information presented.
Time: 24 minutes
Questions: 32

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Verbal comprehension aptitude

This test assesses a candidate's ability to comprehend written information. The test contains a series of passages followed by questions which need to be answered based on the information presented.
Time: 16 minutes
Questions: 32

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