What Do the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Tests Assess?


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The Wonderlic cognitive ability tests have been used for more than 75 years to determine a job applicant's ability to learn, adapt, solve problems and understand instructions. The tests attempt to match candidates with tasks that are consistent with their abilities.

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By creating criteria for the best employee-to-job match, Wonderlic attempts to improve organizational retention, reduce involuntary turnover, decrease training time, improve employee satisfaction and increase productivity. Wonderlic tests are among the most widely used for pre-employment screening and academic enrollment, as of 2015. Tests are comprised of 50 questions with a time allotment of 12 minutes. Sample tests are available online.

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