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Inside this PrepPack™, find 2 Wonderlic cognitive ability tests, 8 basic math tests, 6 vocabulary exams, 9 number series, and 54 personality profiling. By the end of our thorough Wonderlic test preparation, you are sure to feel confident and ready to undergo your Wonderlic entrance examinations.


What is the Wonderlic Personnel Test?

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability test is also known as the Wonderlic Personnel test. The test is quite popular among companies for the hiring process. The reason is, the Wonderlic Personnel test is a quick 12 minute questionnaire composed of 50 questions. It’s accurate and to the point, leaving not simply upper-management happy, but also the incoming employee not overwhelmed by a long lengthy test.


How to Prepare for the Wonderlic Personnel Test?

In the process of preparing for the Wonderlic Cognitive Abilities test, past job applicants have searched for companies, such as JobTestPrep which create mock test simulations to help jobseekers feel prepared and ready for the actual Wonderlic example. Otherwise, you can search online for test questions that circulate questions on verbal and quantitative as these are the common structures used during the Wonderlic Personnel test. Begin your preparation today!

The Wonderlic Personnel Tests, also known as the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Tests, is the most popular among the Wonderlic tests. They are used in many industries for pre-employment selection, and they are designed to assess an applicant's ability to learn, adapt, solve problems, and understand instructions. JobTestPrep offers you a variety of comprehensive Wonderlic practice materials that will help you prepare so you succeed on test day. 

There are 2 cognitive ability tests: the Wonderlic Personnel Test-Quicktest (WPT-Q) and the Wonderlic Personnel Test-Revised (WPT-R).

The 50-question, 12 minute Wonderlic Personnel Test-Revised (WPT-R)

Also known as the Cognitive Ability Test, this is the most popular Wonderlic test. The test includes 50 questions and must be completed within 12 minutes. The WPT-R requires strong analytic skills, quick response times, and good decision-making under time pressure. It is used mainly in job selection and admissions processes. It is supervised and can be taken in hard copy and online versions. Results are available immediately after the test is completed.

The 30-question, 8 minute Wonderlic Personnel Test-Quicktest (WPT-Q)

The Wonderlic Personnel Test-Quicktest (WPT-Q) is a shorter version of the WPT. Normally, you may encounter this version as part of a preliminary step in the application process. In some cases, it will determine your chances of progressing to the next step, while in other cases it might only serve as an orientation test. The test includes 30 questions and takes 8 minutes to complete is administered online. It is an un-proctored test.

WPT-Q WPT-R
30 Questions 50 Questions
8 Minutes 12 Minutes
Not proctored Proctored
Administered online Administered online or in-person

 


Types of Questions on the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test is comprised of several types of questions. Together, these different types of questions challenge various aspects of the candidate's mental ability:

  • Basic questions assess everyday knowledge of mathematics, vocabulary, and grammar skills.
  • More advanced questions assess serial thinking, logical thinking, and abstract thinking through the constantly changing question formats - analogies, finding similarities, error detecting, number series, sentence structuring, idiom proficiency, complex mathematical word problems, and much more.

What Is the Makeup of the Wonderlic Personnel Test?

The breakdown of the Wonderlic Personnel Test is as follows:

  • 40% Math
  • 40% English (Verbal)
  • 10% Logic
  • 5% General Knowledge
  • 5% Clerical Questions

How Are Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test Scores Calculated?

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test score is calculated by the number of questions answered correctly in the allotted time. This means that any score between 0 and 50 can be obtained, with 50 being the highest score and 0 being the lowest. Each question has the same value, and an incorrect answer will not cause a score reduction. Therefore, it is recommended to guess, even if you are not 100% sure if the answer is correct. The test is standardized according to these scores, so an employer can compare one candidate's scores with the scores of another candidate, in addition to comparing the scores with professional standards.


Who Uses the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test?

Below is a table of the most popular companies and organizations that utilize the Wonderlic Cognitive exam. Outscore the competition with JobTestPrep's PrepPack™ and ensure your success today.

Companies & Organizations
Altisource James Hardie Mercedes-Benz USA Dish Network
Point72 ThoughtWorks Berkshire Hathaway Paycom
PepsiCo Southwest Bofl Federal Bank David Weekley Homes
Progressive Queensland (QLD) Police Service EMCO Medline Industries
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Nurses Compsych Marsh and McLennan
Aptean Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Active Network Carnival Cruise Line
Orange County Campbell County School District Corrections  Pet Supermarket

Wonderlic Cognitive Test FAQ

Q: Does the Wonderlic test have multiple choice format?

A: It does! Most Wonderlic Cognitive Abilities examinations are composed of multiple choice questions.

Q: Do you get a calculator on the Wonderlic test?

A: Sadly, no. Wonderlic tests are relatively simplistic to allow you to be able to easily calculate the correct answers. This way the company you are applying for can see if you are capable of solving basic math problems. If you have trouble in this area, you can begin to practice with us here at JobTestPrep.

Q: How many questions are on the Wonderlic test?

A: There are 50 questions on the Wonderlic Personnel test. There is also a time limit of 12 minutes. Typically, a candidate cannot finish all the questions within the time period – and that’s okay! The amount of questions answered will tell your upper-management team what IQ level you are and compare it to other people in your chosen profession. Thus, it is recommended to search online to find a table of various jobs with the required score for that particular profession

Q: What are the best tips for the Wonderlic Personnel test?

A: The best protocol to being prepared for the Wonderlic test is to find a test simulation that is set to display a mock test to familiarize yourself with the material likely used in the actual exam. This also will help you feel at peace and more likely to pace yourself during the test instead of going in cold, with no idea what to find and left in panic mode. You can also brush-up on your verbal and quantitative to ensure that tests you haven’t been shown on a few mock simulations will be a breeze when you go in for the real test. For more information, check-out our Wonderlic tips page. Good luck!


Wonderlic Personnel Test Sample Questions

Want more questions, answers, explanations, and Wonderlic Test tips? Interested in benefiting from the comprehensive Wonderlic study guide? Get the full practice pack. You can also check out our free sample Wonderlic test with answers.

Antonyms Sample Question

SCRUPULOUS is the opposite of

  • Rigorous
  • Punctual
  • Negligent
  • Conscientious
  • Meticulous

Answer: C

Scrupulous is a word used to describe someone who is punctual and precise, while negligent is a word used to describe someone who is lazily careless.

General Knowledge Sample Question

Which one has the biggest diameter?

  • The sun
  • The moon
  • Earth
  • Venus
  • A basketball

Answer: A

The sun has a diameter over than 100 times larger than earth, which has a diameter larger than the all the other answers.

Math Word Problem Sample Question

5 cookies cost $0.30, how much will 30 cookies cost?

  • $1.50
  • $1.80
  • $2.80
  • $5.30
  • $30.00
  • None of the above

Answer: B

Because 30 is 6 times more than 5, we also multiply the cost by 6, (0.3*6=1.80).

 

For additional Wonderlic sample questions, access our Wonderlic sample test PDF.



What's Included

  • Diagnostic test - learn your strengths and improve your weaknesses
  • 9 full-length Wonderlic-style tests
  • Including: five 50-question and four 30-question practice tests
  • A complete Wonderlic study guide - 56 pages of tips on how to quickly solve each type of questions
  • Extra practice drills in logical reasoning, language competences, number series, and graph reasoning and patterns
  • Including all question types seen on the real test
  • Fully detailed score reports & explanations
  • Secured payment
  • Immediate online access
  • Exclusive to JobTestPrep

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