A standardized assessment procedure for the determination of intellectual ability. The score produced is usually expressed as an intelligence quotient. Most tests present a series of different kinds of problems to be solved.
Tips and Tricks
1. One question = one minute rule
Make sure you understand how many questions you will have to answer and how long you have to complete the test. Usually, verbal reasoning tests consist of 15 to 20 questions and don’t last longer than 15 – 20 minutes. Also note that while some tests have a number of questions per passage of prose, others have a new one for each.
2. Go with the flow, and if there is no flow – go anyway
Don’t get stuck with one question because easier may follow. It’s as important to stick to timings, as to get a right answer. Some assessments allow you to go back and review/amend answers at the end. If you finish early go back and review the answers to the questions you flagged earlier.
3. Learn from your mistakes
Focus on reviewing the questions you get wrong at the end of each verbal reasoning test. Review the solutions and try to understand why you have chosen the answer wrong. You will learn more from your errors than from those answers which you got correct. After all, to think critically, also means scrutinizing your own thoughts.
4. Practice under exam conditions
This means completing practice tests in one sitting and to time. Do not practice in an environment where you are easily distracted and not fully engaged. This will maximise the efficiency of your preparation time and help you to accurately track progress that you have made.
5. Be competitive
Try to measure your achievements against other users in order to make sure you stand out in a crowd. The average results might help get to the next stage, but might not be enough to get the job. Preparation times can often be as stressful as the actual assessment centers. It’s no surprise that no one enjoys spending time preparing for them, but think of this as an opportunity to get really well prepared and differentiate yourself from the competition.
- Verbal intelligence Test
Verbal intelligence refers to specific human language-based skills which are considered to reflect latent general abilities. Regardless of historical disagreement over its precise place and fundamental nature, widespread agreement over the importance of verbal intelligence is evident in its omnipresence across all major hierarchical models of human intelligence. A person’s verbal intelligence is assessed through performance on one or more specific tests involving receptive and/or expressive spoken language. While these tests assess a limited range of specific verbal abilities, they are also intended to estimate, or to contribute to an estimation of, a person’s general intelligence. Verbal intelligence tests contrast with performance or nonverbal intelligence tests, which may in fact require verbal skills (e.g., the comprehension of spoken instructions) but primarily are considered measures of other abilities, such as visuospatial perception or processing speed.
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- Nonverbal intelligence Test
Nonverbal intelligence describes thinking skills and problem-solving abilities that do not fundamentally require verbal language production and comprehension. This type of intelligence involves manipulating or problem solving about visual information and may vary in the amount of internalized, abstract, or conceptual reasoning and motor skills that are required to complete a task. Nonverbal intelligence is often closely linked with the Performance IQ domain of intellectual ability tests that evaluates nonverbal abilities, a domain which is often viewed in comparison to the Verbal IQ domain.