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Free Online Verbal Reasoning Test Practice & Examples

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What is a Verbal Reasoning Test

Verbal reasoning tests are used to assess a candidate’s ability to comprehend using concepts expressed through written text. A verbal reasoning test is an aptitude test which in most cases involves a passage of text that must be analysed to extract information and state whether a given statement in the questions is true, false or whether you cannot say. These types of tests are administered by employers for positions where employees are required to comprehend, analyse and draw conclusions from written or verbal English. This consists of most modern jobs. Therefore, verbal comprehension is a crucial skill to have for recruitment and interview processes in most industries and you can specifically expect them in positions such as graduate jobs and management. Most times the tests are completed online, either at the company assessment centre, interview, or at home. The test is always timed and will usually require you complete the whole test within the given time frame. Additionally, most test consist of several questions on a passage. But there are usually a few passages that the candidate must read, comprehend and answer. The passages all have different topics with a fresh set of questions to accompany it. The text in the verbal reasoning test generally has unrelated topics that do not require any specific knowledge on said topic, the only knowledge that is required is an understanding of the English language and a methodology in answering the questions properly. There are a few distinct providers of verbal reasoning tests, yet, practising using any of them should give interchangeable knowledge and preparation even though it is better to practise using the specific provider if you know who it is. One of the most common verbal test provider is CEB SHL. Click the link to view the CEB SHL verbal reasoning test.


Verbal Comprehension Tips

It is important to not that even if you are familiar with a given subject, you must not use your prior knowledge to answer the verbal reasoning questions. For example, if the text is about the First World War and you have studied history and disagree with a point in the text, you should still only answer the statements as presented in the passage. Regardless of your own personal knowledge or experience. Also, take the passages and questions literally, do not try to assume anything based on the passage’s text. Furthermore, have confidence in yourself, if you’ve read and reread the passage and you are still not sure if the answer is true or false, then it’s probably “cannot determine”. Another good trick is to start off by reading the questions rather than the passage, this way you will know what to expect and what to look for in the passage. The final point is if you are stuck on a question move on to the next one and come back once you have finished the test. This is good to avoid spending critical time debating over which answer is correct and most verbal reasoning tests have an option of moving back and forth between questions either way so you can easily change answers.


Sample Verbal Reasoning Test Questions

Read the passages below and attempt to answer the verbal reasoning questions, once completed scroll to the bottom of the page where you can compare answers.

 

Verbal Reasoning Example 1

Even though the minimum age for obtaining a driving license has increased in recent years a substantial increase in car sales over the corresponding years has resulted in a staggering rise in fatal car accident numbers. As the latest figures show, fatal car accidents are especially prevalent among young drivers who have less than five years of driving experience. Last winter 50 per cent of all fatal road accidents involved drivers with up to five years driving experience and an additional 15 per cent were drivers who had between six to eight years of experience. The interim figures of the current year show that the massive advertisement campaign "fighting accidents" has resulted in some improvements but the truth is that the number of younger drivers involved in fatal accidents is intolerably high.

1. Fatal car accidents are more prevalent amongst young drivers with six to eight years of experience than older drivers with similar experience.

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say

2. The considerable increase in car sales is the reason behind the sharp increase in fatal car accidents..

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say

3. The advertising campaign called "fighting accidents" has failed to reduce the number of car accidents.

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say

 

Verbal Reasoning Example 2

In the past, home heating systems have been operated using different sources of energy such as wood, electricity, and kerosene. But these are expensive when compared to a more recently developed source - solar energy. Solar energy is an alternative, but its application for heating is limited to a small number of appliances. There is also the difficulty of obtaining solar energy for heating purposes in the winter time when it is most needed and its major resource, the sun, is hardly effective.

1. Solar energy is hardly available in the winter.

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say

2. The use of solar energy for heating is restricted to a few heating devices..

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say

3. If electricity were a lot cheaper, we would have no need for solar energy.

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say

Practice Verbal Reasoning Test

Verbal reasoning test practice is the best method when it comes to preparation for you upcoming assessment. Try the sample verbal reasoning test on this page to get a better understanding and see which verbal reasoning skills are required to be successful in the verbal reasoning test. The sample consists of a few questions in a typical verbal reasoning test format and should be taken during a timed setting to best simulate the real test scenario. The sample verbal reasoning questions are to be taken not only as an introduction to verbal reasoning tests, but as an actual simulation verbal comprehension test so that you can best understand your skill level.

Pay attention that the “true” answer means that the statement in the question follows logically the information or opinions that the text has suggested. The “false” answer means that the statement is logically false from what the passage contains. And finally, the answer “cannot say” means that the answer cannot be determined whether true or false without any further information outside of the text passage.


Free Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

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Verbal Reasoning Test Comprehensive Preparation

Practising is very important for verbal reasoning tests where concepts you haven’t used or even seen in years are bound to come up. Verbal reasoning practice questions are easy to find online, but accompanying answers are the real key to success.

Our verbal reasoning verbal reasoning preparation packages include detailed answer explanations to make sure you are fully prepared for test day. Explore our verbal test example questions to familiarise yourself with their content and structure, ensuring that test day offers no surprises. Prepare today and see success on the test. 

 

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Sample Verbal Reasoing Test Answers

Verbal Reasoning Example 1:

  • 1. Cannot Say
  • 2. True
  • 3. Cannot Say

Verbal Reasoning Example 2:

  • 1. True
  • 2. True
  • 3. Cannot Say

 

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