Verbal reasoning tests are a term for a group of psychometric aptitude tests based on text and used to assess your ability to understand, analyze and interpret textual information.
Verbal reasoning tests are used mainly when hiring teachers and various office employees, secretaries, translators, managers, administrative staff and other professionals related to verbal and written communication. The purpose of verbal aptitude tests is to determine how well a candidate can work with text documents, how quickly he or she evaluates the information presented to him or her, and whether he or she can draw conclusions. One of the main conditions for successfully passing the verbal reasoning test is the candidate’s excellent knowledge of the language, its vocabulary and the ability to intelligibly convey information to the interlocutor.
What are verbal reasoning tests?
Usually a verbal reasoning test is a short text passage, you need to read it and answer a question or render a verdict: the truth is said in it, a lie or there is no information to determine it. Also, these aptitude questions can represent a selection of synonyms, determining the correct meaning of a word in a certain context, filtering out key information from a bulk of text, etc. Such tests can be quite difficult for people with a mathematical mentality (the so-called techies). Therefore, the preparation practice is the key to success.
Why do I need to practice verbal reasoning tests?
During preparation we recommend taking as many practice tests as possible. Verbal reasoning tests can have a wide variety of formulations, and the more practice tests you see and pass, the better you can show yourself in real testing when applying for a job.
Read more about verbal reasoning tests in our large article Verbal reasoning tests: what are they and how to pass them