Wonderlic Practice Test

Take our Wonderlic practice test below. The exam is completely free and includes 50 questions with a 12-minute timer (just like the actual exam). See how you do before taking the actual exam.

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Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test Overview

The Wonderlic cognitive ability test is the test most people think of when they hear the term Wonderlic.

  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Time Limit: 12 Minutes

Wonderlic questions are broken down into 4 sections:

  1. English Knowledge: 38%
  2. Logic: 20%
  3. General Knowledge/Quick Recognition: 18%
  4. Math: 24%

Review each category below to see the specific types of Wonderlic questions you will be asked.

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English Knowledge

There will be 5 different types of Wonderlic questions you will be asked that fall under the English Knowledge category. The 5 different question types for English Knowledge are:

  1. Rearranging the Sentence
  2. Analogies
  3. Similar and Contradictory Meanings
  4. Opposites
  5. Synonyms

Math

There will be 4 different types of questions you will be asked that fall under the Math category. The 4 different question types for Wonderlic Math are:

  1. Averages
  2. Ratios
  3. Percentages
  4. Algebra

General Knowledge/Quick Recognition

There will be 4 different types of questions you will be asked that fall under the General Knowledge/Quick Recognition category. The 4 different question types for General Knowledge/Quick Recognition are:

  1. Dates
  2. Ordering
  3. Series
  4. Graphs

Logic

There will be 4 different types of questions you will be asked that fall under the Logic category. The 4 different question types for Wonderlic Logic are:

  1. Deductive Reasoning
  2. Spatial Reasoning
  3. Shape Patterns
  4. 3D Shapes

Note: The Wonderlic logic questions are generally the toughest questions because you will be shown a figure or shape and be asked to answer a question about it.

An infographic outlining the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability exam and the different categories of questions.

Practice for the Wonderlic with the Right Tools

Going into this exam prepared will help you score well and secure the job. Our prep program offers the following tools to help you score well:

1. Full-Length (Simulated) Exams

Our full-length exams consist of 50 questions and have a 12-minute timer. Each exam includes the same types of questions you will see on the actual exam.

Our full-length exams will help you get your timing down so that you do not run out of time on test day.

2. Targeted Study Content

We hate wasting time when studying. You should as well. Our study content includes only the information you need to know. We review the different types of questions and how you can solve each question in a timely manner.

We do not include any “fluff” or content you do not need to know. You will be studying efficiently when you prepare with us.

3. Score Reports to Narrow Down Problem Areas

Use our detailed score reports to narrow down areas that give you trouble. After each exam, you will see a breakdown for how you scored for the different categories of questions.

You can review these score reports and then focus on reviewing the learning content for that specific type of question. This is a great way to study efficiently and not waste your time studying material you do not need to know.

4. Detailed Answer Explanations

All of our questions include detailed answer explanations. You can review these answer explanations to see why an answer was correct or incorrect. You may find a new (quicker) way to solve a problem as well.

Tips and Tricks for Wonderlic Practice

Preparing for this exam can be stressful at times. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when preparing for the Wonderlic:

  • Start With Our Diagnostic Wonderlic Exam Above: We recommend that you begin by taking our diagnostic exam above. This will give you a good baseline of where you stand. It is a full-length exam and has the same time limit as the actual exam.
  • Take As Many Practice Exams As Possible: This exam is very tricky due to the amount of time you are given to complete it (12 minutes). Taking practice exams will help you get your timing down and feel confident on test day.
  • Review Answer Explanations: Reviewing answer explanations serves two purposes. You can learn why an answer was correct or incorrect and you can find new (quicker) ways to solve problems.
  • Be Patient: The first couple of practice exams you take may be frustrating. You will probably run out of time and not score well. It is okay. You need to be patient and continue practicing and learning the tips and tricks associated with this exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can use a practice Wonderlic test to prepare for your exam. A practice exam is a great way to prepare for the actual exam as it will:

  • Help you get comfortable with the timing of the exam
  • Help you get comfortable with the types of questions you will be asked
  • Help you pinpoint problem areas before taking the actual exam

Individuals who prepare beforehand will typically do better on the exam.

You can prepare using a couple of different methods:

  1. Free Practice Exams: You can take our free Wonderlic practice test above to see how you do. You may perform well and not need any more help.
  2. Paid Solution: You may take our exam above and decide you want some additional help. You can prep with us for $39 and we will provide you all the resources you need.

The Wonderlice is broken up into 4 categories of questions:

  1. English Knowledge
  2. Math
  3. General Knowledge / Quick Recognition
  4. Logic

The questions themselves are not that difficult, but rather the timing is what makes the exam challenging. You will only have 12 minutes to answer all of the questions.

No, you will not be permitted to use a calculator when taking the Wonderlic. It is important to practice without a calculator when preparing for this exam.

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