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Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal - How to Prepare?

Learn more about the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA), and take advantage of our practice resources.

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General Information about WGCTA Test

The WGCTA is a popular and well-established psychometric test. Though official test publishers claim there is no way to prepare for it, our experience shows that pre-exposure to critical thinking concepts, combined with comprehensive practice, creates awareness of the types of analytical skills required for this test, thereby increasing individual performance.

The test has been in formal use in the United States since the 1960s, but it gained global popularity towards the end of the 20th century. Today, the WGCTA is used for two main purposes:

  1. Job selection and talent management - The WGCTA is used for the appraisal of managers and senior managers in a wide variety of organizations. It is also used in the selection of graduates and professionals in the fields of law, finance and more.
  2. Academic evaluations - Many US students come across this test, whether in seminars or in advanced degree courses. It functions as a non-mandatory (but recommended) tool for the evaluation of critical thinking skills.

The official publishers pf the WGCTA claim that the test identifies the following traits: decision-making, judgment, problem solving, flexibility, and general intelligence.

WGCTA Test Format

The WGCTA is a verbal and critical thinking appraisal. It consists of five sections, each of which evaluates critical thinking skills differently. The sections on the test are as follows: drawing inferences, recognition of assumptions, deductions, interpretations, and argument evaluation.
There are two versions of the test; both contain the same sections, but they differ in length. The time limit of the WGCTA is not as that rigid, unlike most other aptitude tests.

WGCTA Practice Resources works in partnership with, which currently offers a comprehensive online Watson Glaser Thinking Appraisal Practice Pack. This pack contains 250 practice questions, a full-length test with normalized score reports and detailed answer explanations for all questions. For more information, please visit this page.

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