Free Watson Glaser Sample Practice Test [2022]

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Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #1 (Inference)

Virtual employees, or employees who work from home via a computer, are an increasing trend. In the UK, the number of virtual employees has increased by 39% in the last two years and by 74% in the last five years. Employing virtual workers reduces costs and makes it possible to use talented workers no matter where they are located globally. Yet, running a workplace with virtual employees might entail miscommunication and less camaraderie and can be more time-consuming than face-to-face interaction.

The marked advantage of virtual employee hiring is the ability to benefit from the output of unsociable employees without involving them in face-to-face interactions.

 

True
Probably True
Insufficient Data
Probably False
False
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer
  • The words marked advantage insinuate that the ability to benefit from unsociable employees is the most significant advantage. However, that advantage is not even mentioned in the text. That means that the answer is either False or Probably False.
  • The text specifically mentions the benefits of face-to-face meetings on social interaction: “a workplace with virtual employees might entail miscommunication and less camaraderie and can be more time-consuming than face-to-face interaction”. The conclusion, however, refers to the problems it creates, which is negated by the general message of the passage.

Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #2 (Inference)

Virtual employees, or employees who work from home via a computer, are an increasing trend. In the UK, the number of virtual employees has increased by 39% in the last two years and by 74% in the last five years. Employing virtual workers reduces costs and makes it possible to use talented workers no matter where they are located globally. Yet, running a workplace with virtual employees might entail miscommunication and less camaraderie and can be more time-consuming than face-to-face interaction.

The increase in the number of virtual employees was greater last year than it was 4 years ago.

 

True
Probably True
Insufficient Data
Probably False
False
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer
  • There is no explicit information in the text to support or refute this conclusion. In any other critical thinking test, the correct answer would therefore be Insufficient Data.
  • On the Inference section of the Watson Glaser test, however, you can and SHOULD use common sense. If more than half of the increase in the number of virtual employees of the last 5 years was made in the last 2 (39% of 74%), it can be safely assumed that the increase last year was greater than that of 4 years ago.
  • Remember – this conclusion is not explicitly mentioned in the text, but it is more probable than not, and therefore, it is Probably True.

 

In the Inference section of the Watson Glaser, many untrained candidates fail to wrap their heads around the concept of “Probably True” and “Probably False”, which critically affects their score.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #3 (Recognition of Assumptions)

Increasing the number of employees in the department will increase its business performance.

It is possible to predict the impact of department size on business performance.

 

Assumption Made
Assumption Not Made
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

To see why the assumption is made, let’s use the Negative Test algorithm:

  • Step #1 – negate the assumption – “It is impossible to predict the impact of department size on business performance.”
  • Step #2 – check if the validity of the original statement changes. In our case, it does, since if there is no way to measure the effect of department size on business performance, then any statement trying to predict such effect is meaningless.
  • Step #3 – if the statement is not valid anymore, then the assumption was made.

Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #4 (Recognition of Assumptions)

We forecast that the completion of the development of supercomputers will be followed by a shortage of people who know how to make use of all this computing power. 

It's only a matter of time until the development of supercomputers is completed.

 

Assumption Made
Assumption Not Made
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Again, to see why the assumption is not made, let’s use the Negative Test algorithm.

  • Step #1 – negate the assumption – “The development of supercomputers will never be completed”.
  • Step #2 – check if the validity of the original statement changes. In our case, it does not, since the given statement is a merely hypothetical claim, and says nothing about the possibility (or lack thereof) of developing supercomputers.
  • Step #3 – if the statement is still valid, then the assumption was not made.

 

Even if you eventually do not use it, practicing the Watson Glaser Recognition of Assumptions section with the Negative Test algorithm will highly improve your skill in identifying hidden assumptions.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #5 (Deduction)

Only technological companies are listed on the OTX stock market. No technological company remains unstable for a long period of time.

If your company is listed on OTX, it will not be unstable for a long time.

 

Conclusion Follows
Conclusion Does Not Follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This question is fairly simple, so we are going to solve it intuitively. However, it is strongly advised to use other, safer methods in the actual Watson Glaser test, such as Venn diagrams or Letter Coding. 

We know two facts:

  • Only technological companies are listed on the OTX. This is equivalent to: All companies listed on the OTX are technological.
  • No technological company remains unstable for a long period of time. This is equivalent to: All technological companies are not unstable for a long period of time.

Combining these two facts, it is easy to see that all companies on the OTX will not be unstable for a long period of time.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #6 (Deduction)

All Real Estate assets are either very large or located in central areas but not both. While no apartment is untrendy, all trendy RE assets are very large.

Trendy real estate assets are either located in non-central areas or are small.

 

Conclusion Follows
Conclusion Does Not Follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This is a more advanced question, so we will solve it using Venn diagrams.

Let’s draw the diagrams:

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Remember that in the Watson Glaser test, “Either A – or B” means that “all items must either be A or B (not both, not neither)”.

It is possible for all items to be A or for all items to be B.

Therefore, the conclusion follows.

 

Solving questions in the Deduction section can be done in one of three ways – intuitively (not recommended), Venn diagrams, and Letter Coding. All methods are covered in the Complete Watson Glaser Preparation Course.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #7 (Interpretation)

I have a nine-month-old baby at home, and she usually agrees to be put to bed, where she falls asleep promptly. But every time her grandparents visit in the evening, she cries when I put her to bed, and she continues to cry for an hour.

My baby’s difficulty is mostly physiological—her grandparents give her chocolates to eat and the sugar makes her hyperactive.

 

Conclusion Follows
Conclusion Does Not Follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The conclusion proposes a reason that is neither given explicitly in the text nor is it probable beyond a reasonable doubt. It is basically providing an explanation that stems from our own, personal perceptions.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #8 (Interpretation)

I have a nine-month-old baby at home, and she usually agrees to be put to bed, where she falls asleep promptly. But every time her grandparents visit in the evening, she cries when I put her to bed, and she continues to cry for an hour.

My baby reacts to some changes in routine by refusing to go to sleep quietly.

 

Conclusion Follows
Conclusion Does Not Follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Although in this case, compared with the previous question, the proposed conclusion is more subtle, it falls, again, into the “reason fallacy” category.

In spite of our gut feeling, there is no better reason to assume that this reason for the baby’s sleep difficulties is more probable than the one mentioned in the previous sample question.

 

The “reason fallacy” is one of 4 common fallacies in the Interpretation section of the Watson Glaser Assessment. The Complete Watson Glaser Preparation Course will teach you how to refrain from them.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #9 (Evaluation of Arguments)

Should a company grant its employees some free time to spend in any manner they choose?

No—employees are likely to use the free time to clean their homes, run errands, and meet with friends, and thus bring no benefit to the company whatsoever.

 

Strong Argument
Weak Argument
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This argument is both relevant to the topic and important.

  • It is important, as it refers to the benefit the company might (or might not) get from this policy.
  • It is relevant, as it addresses the issue itself – the free time given to employees and its consequences.

Note that the trivial details provided ("...clean their homes, run errands, and meet with friends...") are a distractor intended to make the issue seem trivial – however, they do not change the relevance or importance of the given argument.


Watson Glaser Free Practice Sample Question #10 (Evaluation of Arguments)

When making business policy, should managers consult with the company’s employees?

Yes, because everybody’s opinion matters, even if they are not managers.

 

Strong Argument
Weak Argument
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

While the given argument is important (touches on the main issue of the question), it is not fully relevant.

What’s missing here is the connection between the argument (everyone’s opinion matters), and the effect this opinion will have – what benefit will these opinions bring to the company?

 

Of all Watson Glaser test sections, the Evaluation of Arguments section is most difficult for candidates who fail to put their own perceptions and views aside. Preparing in advance is the only way to eliminate that tendency.


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