Prepare for Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal (RANRA)

The Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal is a critical thinking test frequently used for recruitment of senior positions. Learn how JobTestPrep you can help you prepare for this assessment with useful online resources.
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RANRA (Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal) is a sophisticated measure of numerical reasoning aptitude, published and owned by Pearson Ltd.; It is frequently taken by those applying for senior positions. It is not a typical computational maths test; rather you will be tested on your deduction, analysis and interpretation skills, combined with real life problem solving in order to give the assessor an idea of your higher order cognitive abilities. RANRA is often coupled with the Watson-Glaser test.

The RANRA is split into two sections – the first is a comparison of quantities test, the second is concerned with sufficiency of information. There are 32 questions in total and you will be given 15 minutes to complete each section in the test. You will be given a practice question at the start of each section.

For both tests you are expected to have knowledge of mathematics up to GCSE level. You must have basic knowledge of mathematical concepts (e.g. percentages, ratios, exponents, linear equations), operations and applications (such as speed, distance, time).

Test 1: Comparison of Quantities

In this test you will be given two quantities A and B and will have to choose from four possible multiple choice answers: Quantity under A is greater than the quantity under B, quantity under B is greater than the quantity under A, quantities under A and B are equal or whether there is insufficient information to make a comparison.

For 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.

Questions may also ask you to compare fractions, percentages, lengths, areas and volumes of geometric shapes.

Test 2: Sufficiency of Information

This question format appears also in GMAT tests.  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.

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"The RANRA questions helped me practice technique and a lot of the questions asked on the real paper were based on the practice questions I had already completed. The numerical reasoning questions were excellent. Great revision over basic maths not studied since School/University. The explanations and solving tips helped me improve my technique, my timing and number of questions solved correctly."
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