There is a wide array of verbal tests that employers use which you may encounter at the assessment centre. Not all of them use the true/false/cannot say format. Some tests might be difficult, not necessarily due to critical reasoning requirements, but due to the very rigorous time constraints. Learn more and get a chance to practice these tests with JobTestPrep.
In these tests you are required to read short passages of 60-100 words each, and answer simple questions in short intervals of 30-40 seconds. Although you are not required to apply advanced thinking processes, the test have some technical obstacles. SHL, for example, has recently introduced a test format, which we believe examines not only verbal abilities and speed, but also an ability to quickly learn a new thinking process. For instance, even if the first few questions are answered erroneously, yet the following questions are answered correctly, the test results are evidence for strong adaptation and learning abilities.
Verbal ability tests can measure a wide variety of mental skills and are found in a number of screening processes such as: public services, armed forces, police forces, etc. Some tests require finding similarities between groups of words, thus evaluating vocabulary and logic. Others use words to present certain sequences which are similar to those found in inductive reasoning tests.