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What Does the Wonderlic Test Cover?

The Wonderlic cognitive test measures one's ability to solve problems and absorb information. Additionally, the personality test assesses one's personal character and how it will affect their job performance. The behavioral test delves into human nature and measures tendencies such as agreeability, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. Lastly, the hard skills test focuses on topics such as English, math, and science.

Additionally, Wonderlic offers a number of specialized tests, including; the SLE, the BST, the CAT, and the Wonscore.

Let’s take a deeper look into what each test entails and who is required to take them. 

 

Wonderlic Personnel Test 

 
Test Time 8 min
Questions 30

Wonderlic Basic Skills Test

  
Test Time 3 min
Questions 10

Wonderlic Personnel Test (Cognitive Ability)

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability test, formerly referred to as the Wonderlic Personnel test, comes in two different formats: WPT-Q - Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Pretest & WPT-R - Wonderlic Personnel test.

The WPT-Q is the abbreviated version of the test, which can be taken from a remote online location (such as at home.)  This version of the CAT is a pre-qualifier and helps companies narrow the bank of applications before inviting candidates to partake in interviews. This test contains 30 questions, which must be answered within just 8 minutes. Additionally, the test questions focus on the cognitive aspects of the job, including problem-solving, learning, and adaption skills.

The full test is called the WPT-R, which follows the same format as the WPT-Q but is only administered on-site. This test contains 50 questions to be answered within 12 minutes.

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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. Two variations of the test are the SLE and the SLE-Q. Below you will find a brief overview of each variation:   

  • Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) – This test includes 50 questions with a 12-minute time limit.
  • Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam Quicktest (SLE-Q) – The version of this test differs from the first, in that it contains only 30 questions with an 8-minute time slot.

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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:

Verbal Segment - This segment includes 50 questions, focusing on various skill-sets related to your language skills. Questions will fall under the following categories with regard to language:

1. Comprehension
2. Meaning
3. Interpretation

Quantitative Reasoning Segment - The segment includes 45 questions focused on high school level mathematics. Questions will be formatted in three ways:

1. Practical or applied application
2. Quantitative evaluation and direct computation
3. Inferential use charts, diagrams, graphs, and tables

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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 asses incoming applicants. Three test segments include:

  • Personnel – This 12-minute segment includes 50 questions on subjects such as logical thinking, verbal comprehension, and math.
  • Personal Characteristics – This hour and a half segment includes 150 questions to evaluate you on qualities such as agreeableness, openness, neuroticism, extraversion, and conscientiousness.
  • Motivation Potential - The last segment is used to ensure that candidates fit nicely into the company culture. The 30 questions evaluate different factors, such as one's level of confidence, ability to form strong bonds with co-workers, and loyalty among other influences.

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Which Companies Use Wonderlic Tests? 

Subway>>
In order to become a Subway franchise owner, you will be required to take the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (BST).

The NFL>> 
The National Football League requires that candidates take the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test (CAT).

Educational Institutions>>
Many educational institutions require their candidates to take entrance exams, which include the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE).

 

Wonderlic Applicant Tracking System (Wonderlic ATS)

ATS is a software specifically designed to be used by employers during the initial stage of the recruitment process. By utilizing this automatic computer system to sort through acceptable resumes and keep track of test scores, applicants are provided with a user-friendly platform that does the job of an HR recruiter. Wonderlic’s ATS sifts through and organizes candidates’ applications in a methodical, speedy and efficient manner. With this tool, only the most capable candidates will be selected for the desired job position.

 

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