Free Wonderlic Select (WonScore Assessment) Practice Guide
Shlomik Silbiger

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What Is the WonScore Test?

The WonScore assessment (AKA Wonderlic Select) includes three exams: Cognitive Ability, Motivation, and Personality. To pass you must exhibit high cognitive abilities as well as the right motivation and the personal characteristics for the job.

Let's briefly go over the three parts of the WonScore assessment:

Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test: This test is also known as the Wonderlic Personnel Test. It is a 50 multiple choice question assessment that measures your verbal, numerical, and abstract capacities as well as your problem-solving skills. To complete the Wonderlic test, you have 12 minutes.

Wonderlic Motivation Potential Assessment: This test includes 30 questions and provides insight into key motivational drivers that influence work engagement and job performance. The test measures whether your interests align with the demands of the job description.

Wonderlic Personality Test: The Wonderlic personality test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and takes around one and a half hours to complete. The goal of the assessment is to reveal information about a candidate's personal characteristics and overall reliability.

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Is the Wonscore Cognitive Exam Hard?

Wonderlic questions aren't always very hard to solve, but answering 50 questions in 12 minutes can be challenging.

Think of it like running a 100-meter race; the difficulty becomes more pronounced as time becomes a factor.

The most effective approach to completing the exam within the allocated time is to become well-acquainted with the content. The more you practice, the swifter your responses will be when tackling the questions during an actual exam.

Do you remember the last time you completed a test, examined the answers, and then redid it all over again? Wasn't that easier?

As part of the preparation for the exam, JobTestPrep Prep Pack offers nine full-timed Wonderlic–style practice tests with full WonScore assessment answers.

Practicing a wide variety of questions can help improve your timing and learn to answer test questions quickly and efficiently.

Free WonScore Assessment Practice Questions

Below you will find Wonderlic sample questions with full answers. To simulate the limited time of the real WonScore Test, try setting your stopwatch to 14 seconds and see if you manage to answer the questions below in time.

Try to solve the questions within the time limit by pressing the timer icon ⏲️

  • Math Question #1- Word Problems


A mountain trail is 12.1 miles long. If a hiker walks along the trail at a rate of 1.96 miles per hour, approximately how many hours will the hiker walk the entire trail?

a. 6

b. 12

c. 14

d. 24

e. 30


The correct answer is A.

12.1 miles are approximately 12 miles. 1.96 miles per hour are approximately 2 miles per hour.
Since time (in hours) equals distance (miles) divided by velocity (miles per hour), the hiker will walk the entire trail in approximately 12/2=6 hours.

  • Verbal Question #2-  Vocabulary Questions


Vows → Wedding: Words →

A. Exchanged.

B. Ceremony.

C. Text.

D. Spoken.

E. Dialogue.


The correct answer is: dialogue.

Vows are exchanged in a wedding like words are exchanged in a dialogue.

  • Spatial Reasoning Question #3


Which of the four possible options represents the cube in its folded form?

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A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4


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Option 1 – The main diagram consists of three blank facets (2, 3, 4) and three facets with shapes in them (1, 5, 6). The front and top facets in cube number 1 represent facets 5 and 6, respectively. Since the design is facing up in both facets this means that the facet on the right should be represented by facet number 1 but it isn't – it's blank. This option is incorrect.

Option 2 – The front, top, and right facet represent facets 2, 6, and 5, respectively. This is the correct answer.

Option 3 – The front facet should be represented by facet number 2 rather than number 1 due to the location of the designs on the top and right facets. This option is incorrect.

Option 4 - The top facet should be represented by facet number 2 rather than number 1 due to the location of the designs on the front and right facets. This option is incorrect.

Wonderlic Motivation Test

The Wonderlic Motivation assessments test provides valuable insight into a person’s work-related interests. The test takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is comprised of 58 forced-choice questions requiring you to choose from a range of options.

As a candidate, you’ll be examined on whether you exhibit the traits most relevant to the job you’re applying for.

For example, high "Realistic", "Conventional", and "Investigative" scores might be valued and weighted more for a highly analytical role in a structured environment, whereas high "Artistic", "Enterprising", and "Social" scores might be more preferable for a more interactive and creative position.

On the test, you will be presented with descriptions of common work situations and will be asked to rank them based on how well they describe you.

Wonderlic Personality Test

The Wonderlic personality test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and lasts around 1.5 hours. It evaluates personality traits based on the Big Five Personality Model, including a candidate’s stress tolerance, interpersonal skills, organization skills, sociability, and open-mindedness.

The Personality assessments reveal insights about a candidate's temperament and overall reliability.

According to the Wonderlic company: “regardless of position, research has found that higher scores on personality traits have a positive relationship with job performance, with Dependability and Stress Tolerance being the most predictive of performance across nearly all roles.”

What Is the Passing Score on The WonScore Test?

The WonScore assessment includes four scoring ranges, which are a combination of the three tests. For example, a score of 75-100 is considered a Strong Fit, 50-74 is a Moderate Fit, 25-49 is a Cautionary Fit, and 0-24 is a Weak Fit.

Note: The passing score is decided by the place of work you’re submitting your resume to.

Considering that different jobs require different knowledge, skills, and abilities, the importance placed on each test depends on the specific requirements of the employer.

For example, the cognitive ability test might matter more for an engineering role that requires world-class problem-solving skills than it would for a management role that highly values personality, drive, and strong "people skills".

The first step in preparing for an exam involves knowing your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the job requirements.

The JobTestPrep Pack offers a diagnostic test with full WonScore Test answers that will help you identify your strengths and weakness and help you understand what to focus on to improve your overall score.


How Do I Get My Wonderlic Test Results?

The company you sent your resume to receives your scores, and you will hear from the recruiter or hiring manager regarding whether you passed the test and were invited to the interview.


Is Wonscore Timed?

The Wonscore test consists of three components, of which one (Cognitive Ability) is timed, but the other two, motivation and personality, are not.


What Does the Wonscore Measure?

Wonscore measures an applicant’s cognitive ability, motivation, and personality characteristics; each test provides the employer valuable insight into a combination of the three test scores, enabling him to further break them down into smaller pieces for a more detailed view.





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