Verbal Reasoning

Expert advice on taking a verbal reasoning and how to prepare for employers' reasoning tests.

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Verbal Reasoning and how they work

Our experts have all the advice and practice tests you need to prepare for your test. The practice tests on AssessmentCheck simulate the tests used by employers, so take some of our example questions now to become familiar with the industry-standard style and layout. The best way to perform your best in a psychometric test is to be familiar with the test format and know what to expect. Practice is the best way to maximise your chances of test success.

What you should know before taking your verbal reasoning


Why do employers use verbal reasoning tests? Because they are better at predicting candidates' job performance than interviews, CVs and other traditional methods of selection. To quickly get a feel of what a real verbal reasoning test looks like, take one of our free practice tests below.


Employers use your verbal reasoning score, together with other selection factors such as interview performance, to help them decide which candidate is most suitable for the role. Verbal reasoning tests used in selection usually take the form of a written passage followed by a series of questions with possible True, False or Cannot Say responses. It is important you know and appreciate the meaning of each response if you are to score highly.


  • True - The statement follows logically given the information contained within the passage.
  • False - The statement cannot logically follow given the information contained within the passage.
  • Cannot Say - It is not possible to determine given the information contained within the passage alone; i.e. more information would be required to say for certain.


So what's the best way to prepare for your verbal reasoning test? Easy: practice example questions and read the advice on this webpage. If you prepare properly for your test you will have nothing to worry about. Being prepared and knowing what to expect in your assessment is the best way to perform your best.


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