Verbal reasoning tests are designed to measure candidate or employees' verbal analytical skills. These skills are important in understanding their capabilities to:
Verbal reasoning tests can typically be grouped into several categories. Each category has a unique set of questions designed to match the job's required level of difficulty and complexity:
Level 2:Verbal reasoning for general population (non-management roles)
Level 3:Verbal reasoning for graduate level and management roles
Level 4:Verbal reasoning for professional roles
Most positions require the ability to quickly identify and analyse data, and also draw conclusions. Hence, by using a verbal reasoning test you are ensuring that you are getting the right person who is able to competently perform the verbal component of any required tasks.
The verbal reasoning test is an objective, scientific measurement of individuals' capacity to comprehend, analyse and interpret written information. Therefore, the rater biases from job interviews and resumes are greatly minimised. Resumes and job interviews can be poor predictors of job performance, as in both situations you are analysing the individual's capability to sell themselves rather than ability to perform the required job-specific responsibilities.