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About Pearson Education

Pearson Education is an international testing company based in the United Kingdom. Even if you haven't heard of them specifically, you may have heard of some of their tests. Pearson Assessment, Pearson TalentLens, and Pearson Vue are all part of Pearson Education, although in the UK aptitude tests fall mostly under the name Pearson TalentLens. If you have come across a test employing any of the names above, you are most likely taking a Pearson TalentLens test.

Pearson Education Tests

There are several key Pearson TalentLens products:

Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal

The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assesses decision-making and judgement skills. This test places an emphasis on recognising assumptions, evaluating arguments, and drawing conclusions. It is often used in law firm recruitment as well as by Deloitte in its graduate recruitment. Practise for the Watson-Glaser with our practice test pack.


The Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal (RANRA) is a numerical reasoning test used to assess critical thinking. It is usually used in the recruitment ofs enior positions, and it is often accompanied by the Watson-Glaser test. JobTestPrep offers a practice pack for the RANRA to help you get all the preparation you need.


Applicants for medicine and dentistry at many UK universities need to achieve a good score on the UKCAT. Our UKCAT section of the website is designed to see you through all five subtests of this test.


The Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) is a variant of the Watson-Glaser critical thinking test. Aspiring barristers must pass this test in order to claim their place on the Bar Professional Training Course.

Numerical Reasoning Assessment

This test is new to Pearson TalentLens, and it is now used by Deloitte in its recruitment process for graduates, interns, and apprentices. This test contain some elements that differ from the numerical reasoning tests you may be used to. Prepare for this test with our preparation pack.

Iris Situational Judgement Tests

This test is specific to graduate recruitment, and it is designed to highlight the skills, behaviours, thoughts, and judgement of applicants. It is based on scenarios that graduates encounter in their jobs. Learn more about how to prepare for and succeed on a situational judgement test with our practice pack.

Raven's Progressive Matrices

A non-verbal test designed to assess mental ability, this assessment measures your observation and clear thinking skills, how well you solve problems, your ability to learn, and your abstract reasoning skills.


SOSIE is a personality and values measurement tool wrapped in one. The test is designed to assess your fit with the values of a company as well as with the skills it is seeking for a particular position. Prepare for your SOSIE test with our personality test package.

Which Companies Use Pearson TalentLens Tests?

Watson Glaser is one of the most widely taken tests, with law firms such as Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, and Simmons & Simmons all using the test in their graduate recruitment.

Other companies who use Pearson TalentLens's tests include Deloitte and the NHS public health specialists scheme.

How Can I Prepare for Pearson TalentLens Tests?

JobTestPrep offers dedicated preparation packs for the Watson-Glaser, RANRA, BCAT, and UKCAT tests. We have also recently developed a Pearson–style numerical reasoning test for Deloitte applicants. In addition, you can prepare for situational judgement and personality tests with our dedicated packs.

Pearson Vue Assessment Centres

For some Pearson TalentLens tests (for example the UKCAT or BCAT), you may be asked to take them at a Pearson VUE centre. There are Pearson test centres all around the world. Not everyone in a session is taking the same test as you, so ensure you have all the information you need ahead of your test day.