Are you scheduled to take the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment for training or selection and looking for a practice test?
Then I have bad news for you.
Because the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment is the most widely known assessment for measuring critical thinking skills and is most often used to select employees, therefore you will not find a practice test online. In fact, if you’ve found a site that says it has the “real” questions to the Watson-Glaser, save your money…the site is a fraud. We have a full-time team devoted to scouring the web to ensure that the questions in the assessment are not leaked.
The Watson-Glaser is a measure of cognitive ability, so there is really nothing you can do in a short period of time to practice the test and increase your scores anyway.
The best way to prepare for the assessment is to clear plenty of time (at least 30-45 minutes), make sure your environment is free of distractions, and read all of the questions carefully.
The assessment itself is made up of 40 questions and measures your skills in thinking, reasoning, and intelligence. What you can expect are questions that measure your ability to understand:
- A strong versus weak argument
- Relevant versus irrelevant data
- Whether or not the conclusion follows from the data given
- Whether or not there is sufficient information to make a conclusion
- What assumptions were made
To learn more about why critical thinking matters in the workplace, download the Critical Thinking Means Business white paper here.
Editor’s Note: Breanne Harris is the Solutions Architect for Pearson TalentLens. She works with customers to design selection and development plans that incorporate critical thinking assessments and training. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and has experience in recruiting, training, and HR consulting. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter for more of her thoughts.