verbal reasoning

Verbal reasoning

This practice package will help you prepare for your numerical test. All exercises are based on the questions that are used in the assessments of the major assessment companies.

We recommend that you first take a test without time pressure, where you will see the explanation after answering each question. This way you can first see what kinds of questions occur and how to solve them.

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In the Verbal Reasoning (also called deductive reasoning) section of your ability test, it is tested how proficient you are in reading, analyzing and interpreting text. The question always consists of a text fragment and one (or more) statement(s). You must judge the statements on the basis of the text, not on the basis of general knowledge or an interpretation of the text. You have three possible answers for each question:

  1. True: You can determine with certainty that the statement must be true based on the text.
  2. False: On the basis of the text you can determine with certainty that the statement cannot be true.
  3. Cannot say: Based on the text it is possible that the statement is true, but it is also possible that the statement is not true.

In general terms, almost every question focuses on one of the capacities below. Via the links you can read how to best solve these types of questions, study three detailed example questions and complete three practice problems.

We recommend doing at least 3 exercise sets with time pressure. At the end of each exercise set, we indicate how your score relates to the norm group and whether you need to work faster or more accurately to get the highest possible score on your assessment. This way you know exactly when you are optimally prepared.

Review the results of the assessments you have completed to determine whether you are optimally prepared for the grade series component. By clicking on an assessment, you will see more detailed results with personalized advice based on your results compared to the reference group.