Wonderlic Basic Skills Test [WBST] Practice | How to Pass Easily

The Score Required for Passing the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test

Employers determine the required passing score, meaning it could vary depending on the company you apply to. 

If, for example, a company is going through a large recruitment process, it will want to accept as many applicants as possible. To accomplish this, the company may lower its standards to increase the acceptance rate. 

In contrast, an employer with a few open positions will only consider applicants who scored high on the exam.

Therefore, as a candidate, you have to work hard to receive the highest score possible.


The Key to Achieving a High Score on The Test Is a Thorough and Accurate Preparation

The questions in the Wonderlic basic skills are not difficult. What's hard is to answer all the questions before the time is up.

The ability to manage time becomes crucial and is your only way to achieve high marks on the Wonderlic basic skills test.

Making sure your practice questions are similar to those on the real test is your only way to ensure a successful result. The more accurate the practice questions, the faster you will become at answering them. 

Our full WBST PrepPack includes practice tests for all types of questions, so you will never be caught off guard. We are confident that we can help you prepare for the WBST 
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Topics Covered on The Wonderlic Basic Skills Assessment Test

The test is divided into two parts: Verbal and numerical.

The verbal section measures your verbal reasoning; your ability to understand, analyze, and interpret information. 

Here are some of the topics that will show up in the verbal test:

  • Sentence completion.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Sentence construction.
  • Information retrieval.
  • Understanding of "how-to" instructions.
  • Recognizing grammar mistakes.

The quantitative section is made to measure your understanding of math.

Some topics you will probably see on the numerical test include:

  • The four basic operations.
  • Computing rates, proportions, and percentages in applied contexts.
  • Solving variable expressions and equations.
  • Fractions and decimals.
  • Rounding numbers and averages.
  • Basic geometry concepts.

Verbal Section (vs): Examples of Questions and Solutions 

Click the answer you think is correct to view the explanation.

1. Wire is to electricity as _____ is to water.

   A. Cloud
B. Lake
C. Boiler
D. faucet
E. Pipe
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

To solve this question correctly, it is necessary to understand the relationship between wire and electricity.


Creating a sentence with the first pair of words and applying it to the second pair is a useful method for solving this type of question. 


Electricity flows through a wire.


Now, we can try to apply this relation to water:
A. Water flows through a cloud.
B. Water flows through a lake.
C. Water flows through a boiler.
D. Water flows through a faucet.
E. Water flows through a pipe.

 

 

2. Choose the word that best indicates the meaning of the underlined word.

The information collected does not pertain to that incident.

A. Influence
B. amount
C. Relate
D. Subsitute
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Pertain means to relate to someone or something.


Quantitative Section (qs): Examples of Questions and Solutions 


Click the answer you think is correct to view the explanation. 

1. Let's start when an easy one. 1/8 + 1/7= ?

A. 8/56
B. 35/56
C. 15/56
D. 16/52
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

When adding/subtracting fractions with different denominators we must first find their least common denominator:
1/8+1/7=
7/56+8/56=15/56

 

 

Are you ready for a harder one? 


2. A bicycle rider has completed 15 miles out of an 86 mile-long route. If he travels at a rate of 14.2 miles per hour, how many hours will it take him to complete the remaining distance?

A. 5
B. 4.3
C. 4.7
D. 7
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

We are asked to calculate how many hours it will take a cyclist to complete an 86 mile route, after he already rode 15 miles.


Therefore, we must calculate how long it will take the cyclist to ride 86-15 miles, given the fact that he is riding at a pace of 14.2 miles.


We can use the formula, Time = Distance/Speed.
We need to find Time.


Distance = 86-15 = 71 miles.
Speed - 14.2 mph.


Therefore,
Time = Distance/Speed 71/14.2 = 5.

 


Four Golden Rules for Effective Time Management

Make Sure You Don't Dwell on Any One Question Too Long
Don't know the answer? It’s perfectly fine. Guess and move on! 
The challenge is recognizing when skipping a question is a strategy and when it’s a mistake. Only first-hand experience and practicing real-time simulations can teach you that.

Review Your Answer and Make Sure It Is Accurate
Trying to beat the clock while finishing questions quickly can lead to fatal mistakes. People with little or no experience in test taking are prone to making the mistake of focusing their efforts and attention on the wrong parts of the test. They inevitably get stuck on questions for too long, skip easy-to-answer questions, or answer questions too quickly.

In The Beginning, Work Fast, Then Slow Down.
Being quick with the first questions could give you an edge.

Be aware of the fact that the questions on the WBST test increase in difficulty over time, so if you invest all your time on a few initial questions you’ll end up leaving the challenging ones on the table.

Manage Your Expectations
It may surprise you but, the employer does not expect you to answer every question on the test. A very small number of testees can be proud of such an achievement. What's important is that the questions you do answer are correct.

On our full WBST PrepPack, you'll find dozens of time-management tips that will help you decrease the time it takes to answer each question, improve accuracy, and get a better grade.


How to Pass the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test Exam?

If you want to pass the Wonderlic basic skill test, you need to familiarize yourself with the type of questions that will show up on the test.

Being successful involves getting your brain used to the level of difficulty you’ll experience in the test.

The key to your success is practice, practice, and more practice.

Alongside a detailed study guide, we offer the main component that will guarantee your success in the test, REALISTIC SIMULATIONS.

Our practice kit includes six simulations in total along with 34 different tests.

We offer 190 complete and interactive WBST questions online.

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No ebooks.

No headaches.


Get our Practice Pack and receive: 

  • Detailed Answers and Explanations of each question.
  • Eight Different Study Guides including Wonderlic study guides, back to basics, and time management tips.
  • A Customized Score Report detailing how well you performed, where you need improvement, and questions-by-question analysis.

Invest in yourself to achieve success

Accurate preparation plays a major role in getting a high score on the exam. This table compares JobTestPrep WBST preparation kit with other online alternatives.

 

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Money-Back Guarantee  Yes  No  No
Online Practice Tests  Yes  No  No
Step by Step Explanations  Yes  Yes  No
Personalized Score Reports  Yes  No  No
24/7 Customer Support  Yes  No  no

 

 

 

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WBST FAQ

Which Employers Use Wonderlic Tests?

Here is a list of the main employers who use the Wonderlic test for assessing job applicants:

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My WBST is tomorrow, is it too late to prepare for it?

Not at all.

While our PrepPack includes dozens of practice hours - it is definitely possible to increase your score dramatically in just a couple of hours.

With full explanations for each question, you can practice efficiently and then jump to the fully interactive and timed tests to know exactly what to expect on your test the next day.

How is your WBST preparation is better than other ones on the internet?

Our practice pack makes sure you'll get EVERYTHING you need to ACE your WBST:

  • Completely online and interactive 190 WBST questions. No downloads, no ebooks, no headaches
  • Clear answers and thorough explanations for each question!
  • Eight different study guides including: Wonderlic study guides, back to basics, and time management tips.
    A personalized score report, highlighting your score, areas needing improvement, and question-by-question analysis.
How can I be sure that this preparation is worth the price and will help me ace my test?

Our preparation pack is filled with exclusive practice materials to help you enhance your cognitive abilities and test-taking skills.It includes:

1. Specific drills for every subject so you'll answer all Wonderlic questions efficiently.

2. Comprehensive study guides, tailored to your preparation needs. with helpful tips to learn every subject you need to know while adapting to the time limit constraint you will face on the actual exam.

3. Customized practice tests, each of which are tailored to simulate the actual test’s format and time limit.

JobTestPrep has helped applicants pass their tests since 1992. From our vast experience, we've learned what is the most effective and precise preparation. 
We implanted just that in this Wonderlic Basic Skills Test preparation pack.

 

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