What to expect in your verbal aptitude test including test questions examples

Verbal aptitude test questions are designed to measure your ability to quickly process verbal information and to make accurate decisions. There are several types of verbal test questions:

  • The easier verbal test questions ask you to identify word analogies or find synonyms/antonyms.
  • The more complex verbal test questions ask you to make logical decisions based on several given statements.
  • The most complex verbal test question asks you to make a decision about a certain statement based on a paragraph provided.

Below are three verbal aptitude test examples. You can click on the image to enlarge.

  • Practice verbal test Introduction
  • Example question 1
  • Example question 1 - Answer
  • Example question 2
  • Example question 2 - Answer
  • Example question 3
  • Example question 3 - Answer
  • Practice verbal test Result

Important verbal aptitude test information:

  • Verbal aptitude tests are timed. Although various verbal reasoning tests may have different time limits, you should expect to be given approximately 30 seconds per question.
  • The verbal reasoning test is designed so only 1% to 2% of test-takers can correctly answer all questions within the time limit.
  • Your answers to test questions must be based only on the information given. This means that even if you have extensive knowledge of the specific topic that extends beyond the given information (or may even have information that contradicts the written information), you should only base your answer on the information you received.
  • Topics for verbal test questions include material from the social sciences, physical or biological sciences, and business-related areas (marketing, economics, human resource management, etc.); however, no specific knowledge of the material is required.