Critical reasoning tests practice

Welcome to our critical thinking tests practice page!

The purpose of a critical reasoning test is to assess reasoning abilities when applied to a complex passage of text. You also need to analyse the different points within the passage.

Critical reasoning tests practice

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Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test – Introduction

The Watson Glaser Test assesses your critical thinking skills.

Find out what’s involved in the Watson Glaser critical reasoning test and how you can prepare for it.

CAPP critical reasoning test – Introduction

Welcome to the practice version of the Capp Critical Reasoning Test. The Capp Critical Reasoning Test assesses your problem solving and decision making .

GMAT critical reasoning test

Your first step is to read the question before reading the argument.  Know which type of question you are going to have to answer, and read the argument with that question in mind.  The eight broad categories of GMAT CR questions are

  1. Weaken the argument. Or find the flaw.
  2. Strengthen the argument.
  3. Find the assumption.
  4. Draw inference, or conclusion.
  5. Structure of the argument, including boldface structure questions and dialogue structure questions.
  6. Paradox questions.
  7. Evaluate the conclusion

Complete the argument

Types #1-4 account for approximately ¾ of all GMAT CR questions.  You can find out more about each one of these types in the CR video series in the Magoosh product.  The basic idea is: when you know what you need to do, you will be reading the argument with that in mind.

In all CR questions, the GMAT gives one correct answer and four tempting and potentially confusing statements for the other choices. 

For types #1-3, find the assumption of the argument. Reaffirm or undercut it. Those are the most powerful ways to strengthen or weaken any argument. Finding the assumption may also be helpful in finding any flaws that may exist.

Otherwise, ask yourself what is the structure of the argument? What kind of information would be required to evaluate the conclusion?

Integrate these strategies. You will then answer GMAT Critical Reasoning questions faster and more accurately.

Critical Reasoning Tests

10 personality tips to help your Study Skills

  1. Find time to study – If you manage your time badly, inevitably you will be less productive than if you manage it well. This can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels, especially around exam time.
  2. Keep to a routine – Work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
  3. Work to your strengths – Schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert, and routine ones for when you may be feeling more tired.
  4. Don’t waste time – Rather than reading irrelevant material, skim and scan to help you decide if you need to read something critically and in-depth.
  5. Avoid distractions – Related to above. Switch emails and social media off to prevent your mind wandering while trying to learn new information!
  6. Regularly review your notes – Edit out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the question: “Is this information is relevant to my assignment, and how does it relate to what I already know.”
  7. Vary how you to take notes – For example, use Mind Maps and diagrams to generate ideas and linear notes to focus your ideas for essay or report plans.
  8. Be critical – Make sure that you always add your own comment to every concept or quotation that you write down. Maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
  9. Plan your work – If writing an assignment produce a detailed plan before you start to write it. This will make the drafting process much less stressful
  10. Understand different styles  – By understanding different writing styles – such as academic, journal and journalistic styles – you can put what you read into perspective. In particular, you can become more aware of any particular bias.

Aptitude test practice books

Rob Williams’s five practice aptitude tests books are all available on Amazon.

Firstly, in our opinion this is the best aptitude test practice book for Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests.

Secondly, in our opinion this is the best aptitude test practice book forPassing Numerical Reasoning Tests.

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