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Critical reasoning tests practice

Welcome to our critical thinking tests practise / Watson Glaser 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.

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Critical Verbal reasoning format

Your understanding of English verbal reasoning comprehension may be tested specifically. For example, by:

  • Presenting the same information in a different way
  • Identifying the key points
  • Inferences
  • Deductions

There are several different questions types that you might encounter in the comprehension test.  Go with your instinct. Think about the reading level and tone. Does it sound like school policy to you? Does it read as though it is information for teachers? Is the piece’s reading level accessible to pupils?

Another question format asks you to suggest summary headings. Analyse the main point(s) of the paragraph objectively. Don’t be misled by something that’s only mentioned once in a single phrase or sentence. It can be helpful, particularly if you are short of time, to focus on the first and last sentences in a paragraph. This is where you are likely to find the topic sentence. In a well-written paragraph, the topic sentence summarises the paragraph’s main point.

For each passage, you need to consider both the overall meaning and detail. To assess the bigger picture, ask yourself questions such as: What is the main message? Who is the intended audience? When reflecting on the passage’s detail ask yourself: What are the facts? What’s the most important information in a passage?

It is not possible to cover the full range of different question types that can be found in the Professional Skills Test – Comprehension test.

  • – Firstly, summarising the main points that the passage makes.
  • – Secondly, placing statements based on the passage into set categories.
  • – Thirdly, putting sentences about a passage describing sequential events into the correct order.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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