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What Is the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test?

Also known as Wonderlic Personnel Test, the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test measures job applicants’ general intelligence and their cognitive abilities to acquire new skills and understand and analyse new information. More and more employers utilise the Wonderlic Test as a part of their pre-hire process in order to weed out incompetent candidates. The format of the Wonderlic test is simple: it contains 50 questions that applicants should answer within 12 minutes. Questions posed on the test are of different levels of difficulty. Yet it is not the difficulty of the questions that many test-takers find challenging but rather a short time limit given to answer them. You will get only about a quarter of a minute to answer each question. A score that you will receive on the test will indicate how intelligent you are. If you receive, say, a score of 20, it will mean that you posses average intelligence. While a minimum score (10 points) indicates simply that a person is literate, the higher the score you receive the more intelligent you will be considered by your prospective employers.

What Companies Administer the Wonderlic Test?

Thanks to the Wonderlic Test’s precision in evaluating job applicants’ cognitive abilities, many recruiters have started including it in their employment process to facilitate their hiring decisions. Below is the list of the organisations that administer the Wonderlic Test to their job candidates:

Bayada Home Health Care

Established in 1975 and known earlier as RN Homecare and Bayada Nurses, this is a private home health care company. Bayada has head office in New Jersey, but its other offices are located in almost every state of the USA and India. The company specializes in providing nursing services to patients in their homes. These services include three types of therapy: physical, occupational, and speech. Bayada’s employees also engage in medical social work, home health aide, and hospice support. Because the company helps vulnerable, ill people, it considers it crucial to hire employees able to empathize with their pain and conditions. The Wonderlic Test has proved to be a good tool for defining whether job applicants possess personality qualities required for working with patients. Hence, Bayada’s employers rely on applicants’ Wonderlic Test results when making hiring decisions.   


This is a Private Career College registered under the 20015 Private Career Colleges Act and situated in Toronto. There, students learn coding, web design, and other digital skills. Teaching methods in the college are centred less on theories than on allowing students gain practical experience in coding. Full-time and part-time courses offered at HackerYou include Responsive Design, Advanced CSS, Java Scripts, jQuery, HTML, APIs, and React and Firebase, among others. As a rule, the program is only nine weeks long, but students learn 5 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm. After graduating, students can compete for a position of a junior web developer.      

Network Capital Funding Corporation

Located in Irvine, CA, but operating in more than thirty states in the USA, this is a company that lends mortgages and loan products. Its business is approved by FHA/VA lender. The company helps customers with searching home loans, guiding them both through the process of shopping and loaning until their loan is closed. Employers of Network Capital also assist home buyers with shortening terms of their mortgages, reducing their monthly payments, and choosing the most suitable loan program among hundreds of programs existing on the market. The most popular loans it offers to its customers are VA loan, FHA loan, and HARP 2.0.


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and associated with the movement for agile software development, this is a privately-owned technology company providing software design, delivery, tools, and consulting services. Its consulting services include but not limited to software development, architecture, operations, IT transformation, and design. Among the most popular products developed at ThoughtWorks are Selenium, a portable software testing framework for web applications; GoCD, a continuous delivery server specializing in advanced workflow modelling for deployment pipelines; and Talisman that prevents users from pushing sensitive information by accident. The company’s philosophy is based on so- called “3 Pillars”: sustainable business, software excellence, and social justice.

MENSA International

This is the largest high IQ society existing now in the world. Founded in 1946 at Lincoln College in Oxford, the organisation, whose name means a “table” in Latin, promotes an idea of collecting together, as if at the round-table, equally smart people who score 98% or higher on a standardized IQ or other official intelligent tests. A high IQ is indeed the only qualification required to be accepted into the society; neither religion, nor race, no political views matter for the membership. One of the major branches of the organisation is American Mensa subdivided into 134 local groups. If you want to become a member of MENSA, JobTestPrep can prepare you for your IQ test with its numerous test simulations, one of which is the Wonderlic Test. By studying with our high-quality tests, you will easily score more than 131 on your IQ test and become accepted into the society.   

Hajoca Corporation

Founded in 1858 and based in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, this company distributes plumbing, heating, industrial supplies throughout the United States. Among the products it sends to its customers are residential and commercial plumbing products, HVAC plumbing products, industrial pipes, fittings, and valves. Another area of Hajoca’s expertise is delivering pool supplies: chemicals, heaters, pumps, filters, and tiles. The industries benefiting from the company’s products are thus plumbing, heating, air conditioning, pool supply, and waterworks. Hajoca Corporation also cares for the environment, working in the areas of irrigation and septic systems.  

Cardinal Group Management (CGM)

This is a part of Cardinal Group that provides property managing services. Cardinal Group is a real estate investment, construction, development, and management company. Its major specialization is value-added investments throughout the United States. It also helps other companies to manage their assets through its investment company called Cardinal Group Investments. Cardinal Group Management focuses on stabilizing undermanaged multifamily properties and offers support to clients in accounting, human resources, marketing, information technology, and facilities, construction, and strategic management. It also leases and manages student housing. The company’s headquarters are in Denver, Colorado.

DH Pace Company, Inc.

This company provides door and door related products and services. Its clients are business and home owners. Among DH Pace Company’s products are sectional doors, garage door openers, steel insulated doors, entrance and security gates, and carport enclosures. It also makes entry and patio doors, automatic doors, electronic security, entry door systems, gate systems along with industrial and high-speed doors. These products are marketed under DH Pace’s brand names such as DH Pace Door Services, DH Pace Systems Integration, and the DH Pace Facilities Group. The services the company offers include selling, installing, and repairing residential and commercial garage doors and products related to them. DH Pace Company is based in Olathe, Kansas.

Gulf Coast Commercial Group

This is a commercial real estate agency founded in 1999 and located in Houston, Texas. Its employees oversee the development of their clients’ real estate projects and help control their budgets. The company also provides property management services that include budgeting and operational reporting. Yet another specialization of Gulf Coast Commercial Group is leasing. It leases properties located in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Wisconsin, and other states of the US. As a commercial and real estate company, Gulf Coast conducts numerous business negotiations with other people. To ensure that its employees possess good decision-making and communicative skills, it asks its job candidates to pass the Wonderlic Test. The test’s results are indicative of job applicants’ general intelligence and predict the quality of their performance in the new workplace.   

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts   

With five operational campuses in Northern California, this private institution is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES). It is thus compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. Apart from theoretical knowledge of medicine, students at Gurnick Academy receive clinical training and are required to work in affiliated medical facilities while studying. Students can also choose among the following programs: The Psychiatric Technician Program, the Vocational Nurse Program, the Dental Assistant Program, and the Medical Assistant Program, among others. They can receive BS in the Nursing Program or AS in the Radiologic Technology Programs and Vocational Nursing. There is also the Blood Withdrawal course in the curriculum.  

Kansas City Venture Group

This is a real estate investment company based in Kansas City. The focus of the KC Venture Group is on multifamily acquisitions. Through its holding company, NRES Holdings, the Group accomplishes management and redevelopment of properties. It is also interested in a value-add component and the acquisition of new developments during lease up. To move its business forward, Kansas City Venture Group practices thorough macro and micro market analysis and prudent asset management, for which good analytical thinking is required. Ascertaining that its potential employees can perform deep analysis and come to appropriate logical conclusions is thus indispensable for the flourishing of the company’s business. Therefore, before being hired, people applying for job at the KC Venture Group are invited to take the Wonderlic Test. Only with good test scores demonstrating their general high intelligence can they receive an employment letter from the company.  


This is a gaming brand. It designs notebook PCs, graphics cards, motherboards, and desktop PCs. MSI also produces cloud servers, IPCs, robotic appliances, and vehicle electronics. Apart from focusing on technological developments, the company also sponsors numerous professional gaming teams and organises gaming tournaments such as MSI Master Gaming Arena. Among the company’s most acclaimed products are such laptops as GT Series, GS Series, and GE Series; its most famous desktops are Vortex, Aegis, and Infinite Series. MSI’s gaming gear includes keyboards, mice, headsets, controllers, and combos, each of which is designed to provide gamers with innovative gaming rigs.   

UPC Insurance

This company specialises in writing personal property insurance in geographical areas exposed to catastrophes. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, it operates in other states: Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The services provided by UPC Insurance include writing homeowner’s insurance, commercial property insurance, condominium coverage, dwelling and fire coverage, flood policies, and casualty insurance, among others. The company is traded on the NASDAQ as a part of the United Insurance Holdings Corp.


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