If you are applying for a graduate position, you will likely be required to complete a verbal reasoning test as part of your assessments. There are many types of graduate verbal tests, each with its own unique features, and it’s important to get to know them in order to pass the test. JobTestPrep has created a Verbal Reasoning PrepPack™ for graduates so you can be ready to score high and get the job.
JobTestPrep offers the web's largest preparation hub for graduate verbal tests, including over a thousand practice questions. Our PrepPack™ provides a comprehensive learning experience, complete with video tutorials, study guides, and full answer explanations.
The pack is specially tailored for graduates and will help you prepare for various graduate verbal reasoning exams, such as the CEB SHL, Cubiks, Kenexa, Saville, Talent Q, Criterion Partnership, cut-e, and Watson Glaser tests.
Employers use various types of tests to assess candidates’ verbal reasoning skills. The following are the main verbal tests a graduate can expect to take, all of which are covered by our PrepPack™:
Graduate verbal reasoning tests may be presented in various formats, though most assess the ability to comprehend and analyse a given text and arrive at conclusions based on it. The most popular verbal reasoning test format for graduates requires you to determine whether statements presented to you are true, false, or cannot say, based solely on the text.
Many graduate employers use verbal reasoning tests in the recruitment process, but they are most common in recruitment for consulting, investment banking, and graduate management roles, for example, a leading financial services company, Macquarie, include these tests in their Macquarie psychometric assessment. You may be asked to take the test online at the beginning of the process, or as part of the assessment centre. Verbal reasoning tests may vary in their style and format according to different test providers - JobTestPrep offers preparation resources that mirror the style of different test providers to give you the best chance of success, for example, Cubiks online assessment preparation.
The following is an example of a graduate verbal reasoning question. Read the text and decide whether the statement that follows is true, false, or cannot say based on the text only. See the explanation below:
Statement: Both employees and the company benefit from the process of performance management.
According to the text, 'The assessment gives an employee a sense of the skills they need to perform at a higher level, and specifically the skills and competencies they need to develop for success', while 'The organisation, in turn, gains a sense of the employee’s compatibility and potential within the company, as well as a clearer understanding of the competencies that result in higher performance'.
Therefore, the statement is True.
Here are some tips on how to ace the verbal reasoning test:
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