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About The Wonderlic Personnel Test 

What is the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)

Also known as the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test (CAT), the exam is not a measure of how smart you are, but rather how well you play the game. In short, the test is all about the right strategies for both getting the highest score possible, while at the same time completing all questions.


In this way, your future employer will be able to glean how you will fare tackling tough jobs under strict timelines. Let’s now take a deeper look into the test’s questions, format, and score.

Types of Questions on the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)

The Wonderlic Personnel Test includes several types of questions.


Spatial Reasoning: Spatial reasoning questions test your ability in utilizing logic to discern various patterns. This ability is important in a wide range of fields like architecture, design, engineering, and various positions in the military, but can also extend to day to day office jobs. How so? A person with strong spatial reasoning will generally have the capacity to approach complex situations and find unique solutions in the way others may not.


Speed: These questions are generally easy but thrown at you very quickly. For instance, a question might be as simple as “what is not a food item.” You will have to choose from a list of four possibilities, like cake, banana, dessert, and desert. While we all know that dessert is food and a desert is a hot hostile place, it can be easy to confuse them under pressure.


Verbal: The verbal reasoning section is, of course, important to any office environment, as it assesses skill-sets related to comprehension and understanding of language. For instance, you will be tested on anagrams, antonyms vs synonyms, metaphors, and common or colloquial sayings.  For instance, you might be given a sentence, like: “An arm has two monkeys” and then be asked if the sentence can be arranged into a proper sentence.


Word Problems: Questions in this math word problem segment will contain a mix of both long and short word problems. For instance, a question might relate to clothing production in a factory, consider this example: A food factory has two machines which produce a combined 300 boxes a cereal per hour on a regular day.  One of the machines is broken and the second is only in operation for 30 minutes before it breaks as well. How many boxes of cereal were created before the second machine broke?

Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) Format

The Wonderlic Personnel test consists of 50 different questions which you will be given a total of 12 minutes to answer in total. 

Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) Scores

Every company and job position requires a different minimum passing score on the Wonderlic exam. Listed below are some common professions and their required Wonderlic scores (according to Wonderlic data). However, it’s important to note that you should find out what your specific company, position, or department requires of its candidates.


Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) Sample Questions

The questions below come from a selection of Wonderlic cognitive ability tests, including the Wonderlic Personnel Test (also called the Cognitive Ability Test) and the SLE tests. Try them to see where you stand and to isolate where you need to focus your preparation efforts.

For additional sample questions, solving tips and techniques, and test information, access our free Wonderlic study guide!


General Knowledge/Following Instructions

The sixth month of the year is:




SCRUPULOUS is the opposite of: 




Does DIY mean "do it yourself"? 

  1. Yes
  2. No 

The correct answer is A.

DIY is the acronym for “do it yourself.”


Word Comparison


The meanings of these words are 

  1. Similar
  2. Contradictory
  3. Neither similar nor contradictory

The correct answer is A.

To antecede and to precede both mean to be earlier than something.


Checking and Speed

How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates?

Truman. H.W.

Trumen, H.W.

Salif, O.L.

Salif, O.J.

Grinberg, A.L.

Grinberg, A.L.

Havanos, B.G.

Havanos, B.G.

Lichtenstein, D.W.

Lichtunstein, D.W. 




Disarranged Sentences

Arrange the following words so that they make a complete sentence. Is the rearranged sentence true or false?

not Winter seasons summer are and

  1. True
  2. False

The correct answer is B.

The sentence is: Summer and winter are not seasons, which is false.


Deductive Reasoning

Black-haired people are kind.

I am kind.
I have black hair.

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Uncertain

The correct answer is C.

According to the first statement, you know that black-haired people are kind but that kind people do not necessarily have black hair. Therefore, you cannot know for sure if the third statement is correct.


Math Word Problems

Question 1: Five cookies cost $0.30. How much will 30 cookies cost?


 Question 2: A train travels 100 feet every two seconds. How far will it travel in 36 seconds?


 Question 3: Ariel, Alex, and Dana form a business agreement in which Ariel receives 20% of profits, Alex receives 70% of profits, and Dana receives the remaining 10%. The total profits for the month of June were $6,600. How much more would Dana receive if the profits were divided equally?



Number Series

What is the next number in the series?

24   28   32   36   40   44     __



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Who uses the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)?

The NFL -  The National Football League requires its candidates to use this exam. 


Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) Tips

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