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Watson Glaser Tests

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Watson Glaser tests are a form of psychometric assessment that fall under the category of critical thinking tests. They are designed to determine how well an individual can process information from a logical perspective, and then evaluate, analyse and make sound judgements. As such, they are commonly used in the recruitment process for professions that rely on these skills.

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Tips for Watson Glaser tests

Study the practice questions

In the official test, you’ll have the opportunity to complete practice questions. These are there for a reason, so use them wisely. Each section of the test differs slightly in its approach, and the more comfortable you are with what is being asked of you, the more clearly you’ll be able to approach the problem.

Leave instinct and intuition at the door

To succeed on a Watson Glaser test, you need to go against human nature and ignore everything you think you know. Each question will contain all the relevant information you need. Whether you believe it to be true, agree with it, or not, is irrelevant. For the sake of the test, evaluate only the information given. Any outside knowledge should temporarily be forgotten.

Examine each question carefully

The key to strategic critical thinking is to fully understand what is being presented. You cannot draw a valid conclusion, or understand what assumptions support an argument, if you do not fully comprehend what is put forward. You may feel the need to rush under the time pressure, but attention to detail is vital.

Look for keywords and phrases

The statement, proposition or paragraph of text at the start of each question will inevitably include keywords or phrases that relate directly to the assumptions, inferences or conclusions given. These are your clues. Identify them, and you’ll find it much easier to analyse each scenario objectively.

Split your time evenly

Remember, you have a set amount of time to work through all five sections of the test. Split this evenly across the board before you start, and keep track of how much time you spend on each question. It may seem counterintuitive to add to the pressure, but in setting yourself a time frame, you eliminate the risk of dedicated excessive attention to any one part of the test.

For further advice, check out our full set of tips for Watson Glaser tests.

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How does Watson Glaser define critical thinking?

According to the methodology behind Watson Glaser tests, critical thinking is the ability to observe a scenario and consider it from various perspectives, whilst identifying what is fact, what is assumed and what is mere opinion. In doing so, you should be able to draw logical conclusions and use these for informed decision making.

How can I improve my critical thinking skills?

Critical thinking is a part of our daily lives; we’re just not always aware that we’re doing it. To improve your skills, tune in to the world around you, ask questions, read actively and look for evidence in every statement or argument you come across. Take practice tests regularly to assess your progress.

Is the Watson Glaser test hard?

Watson Glaser tests are considered among the most challenging of all critical thinking assessments, since they test five separate aspects of logical reasoning ability. Time constraints also add to the pressure. That said, they are typically no harder than the careers for which they test your suitability, and with dedicated practice, you can hone your skills and make critical thinking second nature.

Where can I practice Watson Glaser tests?

There are multiple online resources available to help you prepare for your Watson Glaser test, including free practice tests here on this website. We recommended you work through all of these to familiarise yourself with the format and improve your critical thinking skills.

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What our customers say about our Watson Glaser tests

  • India

    December 10, 2021

    Want to prepare before the test

    I like it very much – it really told me what to expect. Some questions are easy though, they could have been made tougher.

  • United Kingdom

    October 25, 2021


    I liked the format; however, I did not like that I had to scroll down to press next – it felt like it reduced my time.

  • United Kingdom

    October 19, 2021


    It is crucial to go through a sample test before attempting the actual one. This was really helpful.

  • United States of America

    September 24, 2021

    Just trying to find out what Critical Thinking Skill Assessment is

    Attention to detail - this is imperative. Very interesting test to find out how analytical you can be.

  • United States of America

    August 25, 2021


    The test is very helpful and useful to learn especially if you are required to be given a test for a job position

  • United Kingdom

    August 17, 2021

    Challenging but effective

    Got the brain working by asking challenging but not impossible questions which give a good sense of a real WG test

  • Saudi Arabia

    July 12, 2021

    Think about disadvantages first

    I start by considering whether the cons will hinder me from achieving my desired outcome, or cause unnecessary burden somewhere else.

  • United Kingdom

    June 23, 2021

    How to to analyse quickly

    I really liked that I felt as though it was always getting to look deeper, as there would often be an answer that looked too simplistic. In the future, however, I would not take so long on the first few questions.

  • India

    May 24, 2021

    Quite difficult

    I liked the questions but I found it difficult.

  • Kenya

    May 22, 2021


    Some questions were challenging and required critical thinking