Verbal Reasoning Aptitude Test

Evaluate candidates’ communication ability.  This test is great for hiring positions such as sales, manager, supervisor, or team leader.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: The Verbal Aptitude Test assesses a candidates’ vocabulary and their ability to both understand subtle differences between words and the many ways one can use words to make a point. Resource Associates’ Verbal Aptitude Test is used to help you identify candidates who are very effective communicators and those who are able to inform, persuade, motivate, counsel, or coordinate activities among co-workers or customers. We recommend using this test for positions where skillfulness in verbal communication is critical such as sales, manager, supervisor, team leader.

About This Test: This is a 12-minute timed Verbal Reasoning test.

High Scorers: People scoring high on the Verbal Reasoning Test are more effective communicators. They are better able to explain their ideas and respond appropriately to others in a conversation. High scorers tend to be good at communicating with all levels of people – from executives to members of the general public.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on the Verbal Reasoning Test are less effective at communicating and responding to others in a conversation. Low scorers tend to be effective in communicating with only a narrow group of people – those who are similar to themselves.

What the Report Gives You: Aptitude scores and interpretation guidance.

Testing Process:

  • Immediate score report upon completion.
  • Proctoring desirable but not required.
  • The use of mobile phones is discouraged.
Sample Questions for Verbal Reasoning Test

___________ is to boat as ___________ is to car.

(1) push (2) pedal (3) row (4) roll
(A) haul (B) pull (C) tilt (D) drive

___________ is to head as glove is to ___________.

(1) sweater (2) tie (3) belt (4) hat
(A) hand (B) neck (C) foot (D) ankle

(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)

Select Validity Information: In several empirical studies, the Verbal Reasoning Test was significantly correlated: (r=.26*) with teamwork; (r=.29**) with customer service; (r=.25*) with overall performance for a variety of entry-level jobs. We were able to demonstrate that performing well on this test predicted success in managerial roles when scoring more than the 60th percentile produced a group that was 300% more likely to survive the first year on the job.


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