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What is the Wonderlic Test?

The Wonderlic Test is an IQ pre-employment test, during which you will have to answer 50 questions in 12 minutes. There is also a shorter version called The Wonderlic Quicktest (WPT-Q), which includes 30 questions in 8 minutes.

It is important to know that the only difference between the two is the length, and everything else is very similar. So, don’t worry. If you are prepared for one, you are prepared for both.

The Wonderlic Test has a lot of names and versions. You might have heard of The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) or The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) and got a bit confused.

Let’s make it easy – they are the same, and usually simply called – The Wonderlic Test. There are other less common versions on which I will elaborate later on.

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 As I said already, the trouble with the Wonderlic Test is the very stressful time constraint. This feature is similar to many pre-employment tests such as the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) or the Predictive Index.

The upside is that with good preparation, you will develop strategies to approach every question with calm and ease. Once you do so, I guarantee you will easily boost your score.

Let’s see how our 3-fundamentals Wonderlic test prep method gets you there.

Get a feel for the real Wonderlic Personnel Test with this sample test that includes some of the most typical WPT question types:

Wonderlic Test Prep Fundamental #1 – Accuracy

What if I were to tell you that just before taking the Wonderlic test, you would get the 50 questions along with the test answers? Your success rate would be 100%, wouldn’t it? Well, maybe 95% if your memory is not that great. But still, you would ace the test, no problems.

I can’t give you the exact same questions, but what I can do is give you Wonderlic practice test questions that will look and feel EXACTLY like the test you are about to take.

Practicing with an accurate simulation will be almost as if you got the actual questions in advance, and your success rate will skyrocket.

With years of experience, we have a team of experts that know the Wonderlic test inside and out. The Wonderlic practice test questions they developed are as accurate as it gets and replicate the test's actual structure.

The questions on the test are roughly divided between 4 categories, with some more common than others:

  1. Math (about 40%)
  2. Verbal Skills (about 40%)
  3. Logical Reasoning (about 5%-15%)
  4. General Knowledge & Quick Recognition (about 5%-15%)

In each category there are a few types of questions that you will see over and over again. If you master these specific types, you will greatly improve your success rate.

Let’s see an example for one of the types – number series:

What is the following number in the series?

-0.2 | -0.4 | 0.6 | 1.8 | 2.8 | 11.2 | 12.2 | ?

  • 61
  • 62
  • 28.6
  • 56.2


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The Wonderlic test includes 50 questions, divided between 4 main categories. In each category, you will encounter reoccurring question types.

Our Wonderlic test prep includes 9 Wonderlic practice tests + 100s of practice questions that accurately simulate the same categories and question types.

This will ensure that come test day, the questions will look completely familiar to you. This will boost your performance and your score.

Wonderlic Test Prep Fundamental #2 – New Skill Learning 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

To ace the Wonderlic Personnel Test it is not enough to know WHAT kind of questions will be on the test, you need to know HOW to solve them. If you understand the logic behind each and every question, it will be much easier for you to deal with similar questions in the future.

To address just that, we developed two helpful tools:

  1. Step-by-step solutions for every question – Every Wonderlic practice question will be followed by a thorough explanation that will guide you through every step of the way.
  2. Wonderlic test Guide – An extensive guide filled with solving techniques and tips for every type of question.

The combination of these tools will guarantee you develop the skills you need to master the Wonderlic Cognitive Test and improve your score.

Let’s see these tools in action.

Wonderlic Test Step-By-Step Solutions & Explanations

Each and every one of the 100s of Wonderlic practice test questions is followed by a step-by-step, detailed solution. Every step is explained so you understand what the logic behind every question and solution is.

This is the essence of learning a new skill. Understand the mechanism and you will know how to use it in a similar situation in the future.

Let’s see an example.

Luke's car dealership announced "crazy discount" week. On Monday he lowered all the proces by 10% and on Thursday he lowered them by an additional 10%. If a Chevy sedan costs $10,000 on Sunday, how much will it cost on Friday?

  • $1,000
  • $2,000
  • $8,100
  • $9,100
  • $12,500

This is a complex question that requires a multi-step solution.

Detailed Explanation:

To answer the question, you need to find how much the car costs after both reductions took place, assuming the starting price was $10,000.

(Note that although the question does not clearly state on which Sunday the car cost that much – before or after the discount week – you can infer it refers to the Sunday before the first reduction. Otherwise, the question will not make sense.)

The first reduction is 10% off of 10,000= 1/10 x 10,000 = 1,000

Therefore, we reduce 1,000 from the original price: 10,000 - 1,000 = 9,000

The second reduction is 10% off of 9000= 1/10 x 9,000 = 900

So, after both reductions we are left with: 9,000 – 900 = $8,100.

Please note that 2 reductions of 10% do not equal one reduction of 20%. The reason for this is that the sum changes after one reduction.

Therefore, the second 10% reduction will be from a different sum (for example, in this question from $9,000).

A faster calculation is to multiply the starting amount twice by 90% instead of calculating and then reducing 10%: 10,000 x 0.9 x 0.9 = $8,100.

Much simpler when it is broken down to steps like that, isn’t it?

Aside from giving you a detailed solution, this kind of explanation also warns you of any possible traps you might step into. In many years of experience our experts have seen every trick in the book, and they will teach you how to avoid all the common mistakes people often make.

The more questions you practice and explanations you read, the more skills you will have to easily handle ANY kind of question.

Wonderlic Test Guide – Solving Techniques & Tips

Our experts have put all their vast experience into a thorough and extensive guide. It covers ALL Wonderlic Test categories and question types and teaches you useful and straightforward techniques for solving each and every type.

Let’s see an example taken from the study guide:

The Last Digit Technique

Let's take a look at the following question:

6582 X 823 = ?

1. 4,876,312
2. 8,234,313
3. 5,220,411
4. 5,416,986

At first glance, this problem looks impossible to solve, at least not in a reasonable amount of time. However, it is actually quite simple and can be solved in a few seconds.

When large numbers are multiplied, the product of their last digits' multiplication will be the last digit of the answer. To understand this principle, let's take another look at the question, focusing on the last digits:

6582 X 823 = ?

When we multiply 2 by 3, we get 6. Therefore, the product's last digit will also be 6. A look at the answer choices reveals that there is only one which abides by this rule: answer number 4. Therefore, we don’t really need to calculate anything besides 2 times 3!

1. 4,876,312
2. 8,234,313
3. 5,220,411
4. 5,416,986

Techniques like these will save you a lot of precious time and help you answer correctly even the hardest questions.

To recap:

  1. Answer practice questions and go over detailed solutions and explanation.
  2. Read the study guide to learn all the great solving techniques and tips.

Using these useful tools will make sure you learn all the new skills you need to get a high Wonderlic score.

Wonderlic Test Prep Fundamental #3 – Reducing Anxiety

The element that makes the Wonderlic test especially difficult, above all others, is the time constraint.

The test includes 50 questions in 12 minutes. That is about 14 seconds per question, which is not a lot, to say the least.

This presents problems on a few levels:

  1. For many questions, 14 seconds is not enough.
  2. It is hard to keep concentrating for 12 minutes straight. 12 minutes might not seem that long, but don’t forget the fast pace you have to keep up with throughout the test. Imagine running as fast as you can for 12 minutes, without taking a second to breath. With 14 seconds per question, this is the exact same thing.
  3. As the clock ticks, you are racing to answer as many questions as you can. It WILL cause you to make more mistakes as time runs out.
  4. A ticking clock is stressful. And when stress and anxiety come into play, more mistakes are made.

Want to know what 14 seconds per question feels like?
Try for yourself:

(To get a good sense of the time pressure, don't pause the video!)


Running against the ticking clock is a muscle you need to exercise. If you do so correctly, you will get comfortable with the time constraint and reduce anxiety. Reducing anxiety will result in better performance, which will boost your score.

Our tools will help you exercise both correctly and efficiently:

  1. Full simulations – Our experts have put together 5 full Wonderlic practice tests + 4 shorter version Wonderlic practice tests, with the exact same time constraint as you will face on the actual exam. When you practice that many simulations in the same environment, it will surely make you much more comfortable and relaxed.
  2. Time management tips – In our Wonderlic study guide you will find useful tips and strategies to manage your time correctly. Remember, your goal is NOT to answer all questions, but to get as many correct answers as possible in the given time.

Here is an example from the guide:

We advise you to initially avoid time-consuming questions and to skip over them. When you finish the test, come back to these difficult questions and answer them. It does not matter if you don't have enough time to come back to them; you do not need a perfect score. It might feel unintuitive to skip questions, but it is a smart strategy that will boost your score.

The Wonderlic test is a fast-paced 12 minutes test – you have about 14 seconds per question.

Our Wonderlic test prep includes 9 Wonderlic practice tests under the exact same time constraint.

Once you get used to answering quickly, you will reduce anxiety, improve your performance and boost your Wonderlic score.


Wonderlic Test Prep Conclusion

The Wonderlic test is a fast-paced test. If you are not properly prepared for it and know how to approach it – you will not score as much as you would want to.

To help you get the score you want, we developed a Wonderlic test prep method, based on three fundamentals:

  1. Accuracy
  2. New skill learning
  3. Reducing anxiety


Our experts developed several tools based on these three important fundamentals:

  1. 9 Wonderlic practice tests under the exact same time constraint.
  2. 100s of focused Wonderlic practice questions that cover all categories and types.
  3. Full step-by-step solutions and explanations for every question.
  4. Wonderlic study guide filled with useful solving techniques, time management strategies, and tips to avoid common traps.


I am here for whatever you need, feel free to contact me at any point.

Good luck, a great score is just around the corner!

Wonderlic Test Sample Questions

Wonderlic Test Math Sample Question

This category usually includes mathematical word problems that will require you to calculate average, ratio and percentages.

A car travels 18 miles in 90 minutes, how many miles does it travel in one hour?

  • 6
  • 8
  • 11
  • 12
  • 16
  • none of these


Wonderlic Test Verbal Skills Sample Question

In this category you will encounter questions including analogies, synonyms and finding the different word in a group of related words.

In the following set of words, which word is different from the others?

  • basketball
  • referee
  • baseball
  • running
  • tennis


Wonderlic Test Logical Reasoning Sample Question

This category includes deductive reasoning and spatial reasoning, which are less common but much more difficult.

Wonderlic Logical Sample Question

1, 4 and 5

Wonderlic Logical Sample Question Answer

Wonderlic Test General Knowledge & Quick Recognition Sample Question

These are easier questions that you can answer quickly to save precious time during the test. You will find questions like ordering dates, matching sequences of numbers and letters and simple general knowledge.

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

MANUEL, K.D.            MANUEL, K.D.

LEE, S.H.                     LEE, S.H.


ARLEN, B.V.                ARLHEN, B.V.

LUKATCH, D.B.           LUKATCH, B.B.




Go back to the top to continue reading about our three fundamentals method to improve your score.

Wonderlic Useful Information

Wonderlic Scores

Every company and job position requires a different minimum passing score on the Wonderlic exam.

Wonderlic Scores Report


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 sample test


Other Wonderlic Tests Prep:

Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)

The Wonderlic SLE is used as part of the recruitment process in universities across the United States, to help recruiters better assess your ability to succeed in the chosen program.

In many cases, the test is a significant factor in the acceptance process and failure to succeed will result in a rejection letter. The test scores will measure your math, logic, verbal, and general knowledge.

See the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam Tailored PrepPack™ >>

Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (BST)

This is the basic skills test, which fulfills several roles. By checking the general educational development of the test taker, the exam reveals how the prospective candidate (student or employee) will succeed either entry-level or advanced positions.

This test covers verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. Below you can find a brief description of each section:

See the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test Tailored PrepPack™ >>

Wonscore Test

Wonscore is the newest test devised by Wonderlic. It combines the Personnel, Characteristics Inventory, and the Motivation Potential assessment.

This assessment gives employers a total package by which they can assess incoming applicants. Three test segments include:

Personnel, Personal Characteristics, Motivation Potential

See the Wonderlic Wonscore Test Tailored PrepPack™ >>

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Wonderlic FAQs:

What is a good score on the Wonderlic?

Every company and job position requires a different minimum passing score on the Wonderlic exam.

The average Wonderlic Test score is usually 20 to 21, roughly equivalent to an IQ of 100. The maximum and mininum scores are 50 and 10 respectively.

Check out this page to see Wonderlic scores for different job positions.

Can you use a calculator for Wonderlic test?

Unfortunately, you are not allowed to bring one into the test with you.

What are the questions on the Wonderlic test?

Here are the questions types of the Wonderlic Personnel Test (also called the Cognitive Ability Test):

Spatial Reasoning
Speed questions
Verbal reasoning questions
Math Word Problems

check this page if you want to learn more about Wonderlic Test questions.

Is Wonderlic an IQ test?

This test focuses on your cognitive abilities and is basically a mini IQ Test.

Because of it, applicants think they can't change their score, but this cant be further from the truth.

What did Tom Brady get on the Wonderlic test?

Tom Brady scored a 33 on his Wonderlic test back in 2000. Check this page if you want to know how to outscore him 

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