Verbal reasoning ability psychological tests come in all shapes and sizes.  The right verbal reasoning test for the need is likely to be based on the level of verbal reasoning required.  Verbal Reasoning Tests often are Multiple Choice

Some verbal reasoning tests are suitable for entry level staff, while others would only be suitable for senior management personnel.

Verbal reasoning tests most often are assessing a person’s ability to logically analyse written information and make decisions, under time pressure. 

We are happy to make a recommendation on the right verbal reasoning test for your need, however we also provide an outline of some of the verbal reasoning ability tests available.  The following verbal tests generally increase in difficulty going down the lists.

 
Name of Test
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Suitable for:
Supervised Verbal Reasoning Tests Available
GRT2 - General Reasoning Verbal Ability Test Clerical, sales and first-level supervisors
VCC3 – Verbal Evaluation Ability Test Customer service and sales staff
VC2.1 or VC2.2 – Verbal Evaluation Ability Test Administrative, supervisory and junior management
EAS7 – Verbal Reasoning Ability Test All levels - norms for each
CRTB2 – Verbal Critical Reasoning Ability Test Graduates to Managers
VMG2 or VMG4 - Verbal Critical Reasoning Test Graduates to Managers
VMG5 – Verbal Critical Reasoning Ability Test Graduates to Managers
HBRI - Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory Test Middle Managers
VMT3 – Verbal Analysis Ability Test Middle to Senior Managers
Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test Middle to Senior Managers
Unsupervised Verbal Reasoning Tests Available
Verify Verbal Reasoning Ability Tests - Lower level Supervisory and Operational
Verify Verbal Reasoning Ability Tests - Lower level Graduate, Professionals and Managers
Global Verbal Ability Test Professionals and Managers

Supervised Verbal Reasoning Ability Tests

GRT2 - GeneralReasoning Verbal Ability Test

  • 8 minutes in length.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online administration only.
  • This ability test measures basic vocabulary, verbal fluency and the ability to reason using words, this test is appropriate for all jobs which require a degree of verbal ability.
  • Suitable for clerical, sales and first-level supervisors.

VCC3 – Verbal Evaluation Ability Test

  • 30 minutes in length.
  • 60 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online administration only.
  • Measures the ability to understand and evaluate the logic of various written passages.
  • Suitable for candidates who are final year school leavers or up to those with graduate qualifications.
  • Useful for customer service and sales staff.

VC2.1 or VC2.2 – Verbal Evaluation Ability Test

  • 30 minutes in length.
  • 60 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test, though the paper based are being phased out.
  • This ability test measures the ability to understand and evaluate the logic of topics relevant to supervisors or junior management personnel. 
  • The task is to decide whether a statement is true or false in the context of the information given.
  • Most often used at the administrative, supervisory and junior management levels, the test has only business norms.

EAS7 – Verbal Reasoning Ability Test

  • 5 minutes in length.
  • 30 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test.
  • This verbal reasoning ability test measures the ability to combine separate pieces of information and to form conclusions on the basis of that information.
  • A series of facts is presented for the examinee to review. Five conclusions follow each series. Based upon the facts given, the examinee indicates whether each conclusion is true, false, or uncertain.
  • This ability test looks at logical thinking and reasoning skills when dealing with written and verbal information.
  • Clarifies whether an individual will make sound logical decisions by seeing the wider consequences as opposed to becoming too narrowly focused.
  • Niche Consulting has developed extensive NZ business norms for this tests, in addition to the test publishers norms.

CRTB2 – Verbal Critical Reasoning Ability Test

  • 20 minutes in length.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online administration only.
  • This ability test assesses the ability to understand semi-technical reports and accurately draw logical conclusions and inferences from such written information.
  • Helps to clarify whether an individual will make sound logical decisions by seeing the wider consequences of their decision, as opposed to becoming narrowly focused.

VMG2 or VMG4 - Verbal Critical Reasoning Test

  • 25 minutes in length.
  • 48 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test, though the paper based are being phased out.
  • This ability test measures the ability to evaluate the logic of various kinds of argument. 
  • The tasks set and the topics covered are designed to be relevant to managerial work, enhancing the suitability of the tests for use with graduates and managers. 
  • The task is to decide whether a statement made in connection with given information is true or untrue, or whether there is insufficient information to judge.
  • Most often used at the graduate to middle management level.

VMG5 – Verbal Critical Reasoning Ability Test

  • 18 minutes in length.
  • 32 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online administration only.
  • This numerical ability test is a new version of the VMG2/VMG4 test which are shorter and faster, but with comparable statistical properties to the longer versions.
  • Most often used at the graduate to middle management level.

Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory – HBRI Ability Test

  • This critical thinking test has no time limit.
  • 36 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online administration only.
  • The HBRI is an ability test designed to evaluate Critical Reasoning, Strategic and Tactical Reasoning using three categories of business data.
  • These categories are 1) verbal information based on conversations, e-mails, and written reports; 2) quantitative information that comes from tables, data in financial reports and statistical analyses: and 3) graphic information that comes from charts, graphs, and figures.
  • The Strategic and Tactical Reasoning constructs work to explain an individual’s capacity to process many kinds of dense and complex information that may be found in the real world (Critical Reasoning). 
  • Most often used at the middle to senior management level.

VMT3 – Verbal Analysis Ability Test

  • 35 minutes in length.
  • 35 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Online and paper based versions of the test, though the paper based are being phased out.
  • This verbal analysis ability test measures analytical skills such as summarising, drawing inferences and logical reasoning. 
  • This ability test assesses ability to interpret high-level written information such as complex reports and policy documents. 
  • Most often used at the senior management level.

Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test

  • 40 minutes in length.
  • 80 test items.
  • Administration needs to be supervised.
  • Paper based version only.
  • This ability test provides a full breakdown of a person’s critical thinking and decision-making processes.
  • This ability test looks at logical thinking and reasoning skills when dealing with written and verbal information.
  • Clarifies whether an individual will make sound logical decisions by seeing the wider consequences as opposed to becoming too narrowly focused or influenced by emotional reactions to topics. 
  • Useful in identifying key areas for development as it has 5 sub-test scores to analyse where critical thinking ability may be less strong.
  • The five sub tests are: Inference, Recognising Assumptions, Deduction, Evaluation of Arguments and Interpretation.
  • Most often used at the senior management level.

Unsupervised Verbal Ability Tests

Global Ability Tests – Verbal Reasoning

  • 20 minutes in length.
  • 24 test items.
  • Unsupervised administration online
  • This assessment measures the ability to rapidly extract relevant information from written sources and make objective judgements on the basis of that information.
  • It provides an indication of how a person will perform when working with relatively complex information such as reports, correspondence, and research information.
  • Suitable for graduates to management level roles.

Verify Verbal Reasoning – Lower Level Roles

  • SHL offer a suite of unsupervised assessments that are called Verify Ability Tests. 
  • The idea behind these tests is that they can be used as an initial screening tool, and later the candidate’s results would be “verified” through a supervised shorter versions of the test.
  • 17 minutes in length, verify test 11 minutes in length.
  • A rotating bank of test items is used.
  • Unsupervised administration online.
  • The equivalent level of SHL supervised numerical test would be the VC2.1 or VC2.2.
  • Suitable for operational roles to junior supervisory roles.

Verify Verbal Reasoning – Higher Level Roles

  • SHL offer a suite of unsupervised assessments that are called Verify Ability Tests. 
  • The idea behind these tests is that they can be used as an initial screening tool, and later the candidate’s results would be “verified” through a supervised shorter versions of the test.
  • 19 minutes in length, verify test 11 minutes in length.
  • A rotating bank of test items is used.
  • Unsupervised administration online.
  • The equivalent level of SHL supervised numerical test would be the VMG2 or VMG4.
  • Suitable for graduate to management roles.

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