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, and 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).
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.
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:
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.
JobTestPrep offers an exclusive RANRA style practice pack, including full-length practice tests and detailed explanations.
This practice pack was designed by JTP's experts to provide you with a complete coverage of the test's required skills. Alongside the three full-length RANRA practice tests, you get a series of practice drills, tutorials and study guides to help you brush up your numeracy skills.
The two sections of the RANRA are:
These sections require a strong grasp of basic arithmetic topics, among which are the four basic operations, non-calculator computations, fractions, decimals and more. For this reason, we have added the following:
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