Everything you need to know about the test standing between you and your next job
What is the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test?
The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test evaluates your basic verbal or math skills and your ability to use them in a work environment.
The test is most commonly used by companies during the hiring process to determine if you have the specific skills necessary to do the job you’re applying for.
Will I not get hired if I fail the test?
If you’re applying for a customer service job, the company may want to know that your verbal skills are strong enough to allow you to communicate clearly and effectively with your customers.
If you’re applying to be a cashier, they may want to know that your math skills are strong enough to handle hundreds of cash transactions a day without making mistakes.
Depending on the job, you may be asked to take the verbal portion, the math portion, or both. If you perform below an acceptable level, you may not be hired. But if you study the test you may be able to outperform the competition and give yourself an advantage.
Wonderlic Basic Skills Test: Verbal Questions
The verbal portion of the Basic Skills Test features several types of questions, such as:
- Sentence completion
- Sentence construction
- Information retrieval
- Following instructions
- Identifying grammar mistakes
Wonderlic Basic Skills Test: Quantitative (Math) Questions
On the math portion of the Basic Skills Test you’ll find based on:
- Basic math problems
- Calculating rates, proportions, and percentages
- Solving equations using variables
- Using geometry to solve word problems
Prepare for the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test
Wonderlic Test Prep doesn’t currently offer a Basic Skills Test study guide or course. But you can familiarize yourself with the types of questions you can expect by taking our free Wonderlic practice test.
This Wonderlic sample test is designed specifically for the Wonderlic Personnel Test but many of the question types will be similar.
If you want to pass your Wonderlic Basic Skills test it is important to take as many practice tests as you can. Seeing many sample Wonderlic questions and answers will help you get better at answering each type of question.
Also, take some time to study test-taking techniques, such as the ones found in the article How Do I Pass the Wonderlic Test.
Good luck with your Basic Skills Test, we’re rooting for you!