Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal (RANRA) Preparation

The RANRA (Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal) is an assessment administered for managerial, graduate and entry-level roles. The purpose of this assessment is to measure a person’s analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills using a high level of numerical reasoning. The RANRA is a two-part test conducted either online or via paper and pencil. We have broken down each of the two test sections you will encounter below.

## Test 1: Comparison of Quantities

In this test you will be given two quantities, A and B. You will have to choose from four (4) possible multiple-choice answers: A: If the quantity under A is greater than the quantity under B. B: If the quantity under B is greater than the quantity under A. C: If the quantities under A and B are equal. D: If insufficient information is given to make the comparison.

Example: a question may give you information about yellow, red and white marbles in a bag and the probability of picking each of them. Option A could then be the probability of picking a yellow ball; option B the probability of picking a ball that is not yellow, and so on. Questions may also ask you to compare fractions, percentages, lengths, areas and volumes of geometric shapes.

## Test 2: Sufficiency of Information

In this test you are given two statements, labelled (1) and (2), followed by a question. You will then have to decide between the following five options: If statement 1 alone is sufficient to answer the question, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question;  if statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the questions;  if both statements together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement alone is sufficient to answer the question;  if each statement alone brings enough information to answer the question asked;  if statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient to answer the question asked. For example, you may be asked to measure the diameter of a wheel. The two pieces of information given to you would be the area of that wheel and its circumference.

The question format found in this section of the RANRA also appears on the GMAT.

The purpose of both sections of the RANRA test is to evaluate your capacity for deduction, interpretation, and evaluation. To do well on this test, you should brush up on your knowledge of basic mathematical concepts such as calculation of percentages, ratios, exponents, and operations such as speed, time and distance.

Note: the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal is often paired with the RANRA to give a more complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. Try our free Watson Glaser practice test today to get your projected score.

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