Free Wonderlic Cognitive Practice Test & Complete Prep Guide
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Keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know about the Wonderlic exam; see sample questions and learn fast solving techniques.


How to Achieve a High Score and Pass the Wonderlic Assessment Test?

Managing your time is crucial to your success; practicing real-time simulations with questions that are similar to those that will appear on the exam can help improve your response time. The better your response time, the more chances you have to achieve a high score and pass the test.

Keep in mind, only 5% of assessment test takers manage to finish every question on the exam. Wonderlic questions aren't hard, time is the biggest hurdle.

The test prep pack includes practice tests for every type of question, so you will never be caught off guard, and the Money Back Guarantee program can give you the confidence that your exam preparation will be perfect.

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How Does Wonderlic Assessment Scoring Work?

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Candidates' scores are derived from their overall response pattern, with each question weighted based on its level of difficulty and taking into account the likelihood of guessing.

This produces a far more precise estimate of applicants’ cognitive ability than a score based only on the total number of correct answers.

Wonderlic considers a score of 31 as a strong fit, 23-25 as a moderate fit, and below 22 as a poor fit.

Click to see the official Wonderlic score report on Wonderlic's site.

What Does the Wonderlic Practice Test Consist of?

Because the Wonderlic test is designed to test general intelligence, it doesn’t focus on one single topic; rather it covers a wide range of topics, as you can see below.

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


Abstract reasoning
Finding errors Spatial reasoning Grammar Word problems
Recognizing dates 3D shapes & titles Analogies Number series
General facts Pattern recognition Vocabulary Fraction value
    Synonyms & Antonyms Number patterns
    Sentence structure  
    Word scrambles  
    Deductive reasoning  

Wonderlic Cognitive Assessment Sample Questions and Answers

Try to answer a question from each category to get a sense of what the assessment test is about and what role time plays in it.

Can You Get It Right with Only 14 Seconds per question?
Set up a stopwatch to see how much time it will take you.

Wonderlic Test Math Free Sample Question and Answer

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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


Do you need more practice with math questions? Our Preparation Kit includes additional practice drills with questions that are similar to those that will appear on the exam in all subjects.

Wonderlic Test English Free Sample Question and Answer

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

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

  • basketball
  • referee
  • baseball
  • running
  • tennis


Have trouble in English? We have prepared a detailed study guide to help you remember the grammar rules you learned in high school.

Wonderlic Test Logical Reasoning Free Sample Question and Answer

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Wonderlic Logical Sample Question

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Wonderlic Logical Sample Question Answer

Logical reasoning exercises confuse you? With 9 full-length Wonderlic-style tests you’ll fire the answers like a machine gun.

Wonderlic Test General Knowledge Free Sample Question and Answer

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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.



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Four Golden Time Management Rules to Help You Stay Ahead of The Clock

Improving response time is the key to success in the Wonderlic test.

Here are four time management tips to keep in mind:

1. Don't waste too much time on any one question.

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.

2.Take the extra second to make sure your answer is correct.

Trying to beat the clock and finish questions quickly can lead to fatal mistakes.

3. In the beginning, work fast, then slow down.

Being quick with the first questions could give you an edge. Keep in mind that the assessment test questions increase in difficulty, so leave yourself enough time to answer the more difficult questions.

4. Manage expectations

Don’t expect yourself to answer every question on the test. A very small number of testees can be proud of such an achievement.

Instead, make sure the answers you do give are accurate.

Practicing Accurate Simulations Will Help You Answer Questions Quickly

Practicing simulations with questions that are similar to the ones that will appear on the exam, can play a big role in your ability to respond quickly; your brain will get used to seeing the same patterns making your response time almost automatic.

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?

I can’t give you the exact 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.

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.

Practice Your Time Management Skills Against Real-Time Simulations

”Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” – Anton Chekhov

You can learn all the time management tips in the world, but if you don’t put them to practice, it will be hard to really know how well you’ll function during the assessment test.

Time-constrained tests are hard! 14 seconds per question is a stressful experience, you can easily lose your concentration or waste too much time on certain questions.

We offer nine full-length Wonderlic style prep tests, a diagnostic prep test that will help pinpoint your weakness, and extra practice drills on all subjects.

Not sure, Try our FREE online Wonderlic Cognitive Practice Test!

The Best Strategy to Prepare for The Wonderlic Practice Test

There are several strategies you can use to prepare for the Wonderlic practice test:

  • Buying a premium preparation kit like the JobTestPrep Cognitive Ability test prep kit.
  • Buying a book.
  • Practice online for free.

The table below outlines the main differences between purchasing a prep kit vs. buying a prep book or practicing for free online.

Wonderlic Practice Kits  JobTestPrep Practice Prep Books Practice Sites
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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The Big Day is Just Around The Corner? Four Tips to Pass With Success

  • Review Test Questions Before Submitting. When doing practice simulation Identify problematic topics that you have trouble with and often answer incorrectly; when doing the test, review them just to make sure.
  • Get Used to Calculating With A Pen And Pencil. You won’t be allowed to use a calculator during the exam. So be sure you can do math the old way.
  • Let Your Brain Rest. Tired people make mistakes so avoid studying hard the day before the exam, if you won’t let your brain rest, you won’t be sharp enough to complete it successfully.
  • Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep. Sleep plays an important role in your ability to focus and respond quickly to test questions, so the night before, make the pillow your new best friend and Netflix your worst enemy.


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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