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JobTestPrep can help you study for your analytical reasoning test. Our analytical reasoning PrepPack™ features practice tests for several types of analytical reasoning tests, covering both numerical reasoning questions and logical reasoning questions. Passing a pre-employment test is not enough—employers are only interested in the top 25-40% of scorers. Give yourself the best chance of success in your job search by practicing with JobTestPrep today.


What Is an Analytical Reasoning Test?

Analytical reasoning tests are used by employers to evaluate candidates' deductive and inductive reasoning skills. This means that you will be tested for your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, abilities that you will use on a daily basis in your new job. In your analytical reasoning test, you will be presented with data in the form of passages, tables, graphs, or shapes. You will need to think critically about the information in front of you and make inferences (conclusions). In order to succeed, you need to have a strong grasp of logic and pay close attention to details.

Analytical skills are crucial for any job that involves math, numerical reasoning, or logic. Even in jobs that don't require any math, workers must solve problems by applying their knowledge of logic to solve problems involving data.  In general, a good grasp of analytical reasoning reflects high intelligence and an ability to learn quickly. Employers use analytical reasoning tests as a predictor of candidates' future success. It is very expensive to hire and train new candidates, so employers want to make sure that they are hiring the right person for the job.


What Jobs Require You to Take an Analytical Reasoning Test?

In general, analytical reasoning tests are used to screen candidates applying for upper-level positions, such as managers, analysts, supervisors, and engineers. These are some of the jobs that may require an analytical reasoning test as part of the application process:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Tips for Passing Your Analytical Reasoning Test

This test evaluates skills that you may not use on a daily basis. Even if you are confident in your problem-solving abilities, you may not be used to doing exercises such as identifying the next shape in a pattern. It is highly recommended that you practice for your analytical reasoning test so that you will become familiar with the format of the test and the type of questions on it. Aim to take a few practice tests in advance of your real test to identify your weaknesses. Then, in your practice, focus on the type of question that you found most difficult. There are different strategies for approaching analytical reasoning tests, so you should experiment to find which one works for you. For example, some test takers prefer to answer the easier questions first, leaving them with more time to approach the more difficult questions. You may also find it helpful to skip the most difficult questions and only come back to them if you have time. That way, you will maximize your score by not wasting time on hard problems. Moreover, when faced with a question about a written passage, some test takers read the question first, while others read the text first. Taking the time to try out different strategies before test day will help you maximize your time and get the highest score possible.


 

Sample Analytical Reasoning Test Questions

 

FACTS: Doris is twice as old as Emily. Emily is five years older than Francis. Doris is 20 years old.

CONCLUSION: Emily is 40 years old.
A) The facts prove the conclusion.
B) The facts disprove the conclusion.
C) The facts neither prove nor disprove the conclusion.
 


What's Included

  • Nine true/false/cannot say practice tests
  • Six Logic practice tests, with popular question types, such as syllogism, seating arrangements, and more. 
  • 30 figural practice tests, that cover many common question types, like next-in-series, odd-one-out, matrices, and more.
  • 31 numerical related practice tests covering different topics relating to mathematics that enable the practice and advancement of skills necessary for solving mathematical problems
  • Guides and tutorials to help you during your preparation process.