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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.

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Sample Watson Glaser Tests question Test your knowledge!

What can be inferred from the following statement? 'Despite increased competition, sales figures for Company Y have improved.'

  • Increased competition has had a direct negative effect on sales figures.
  • Company Y has possibly employed successful strategies to overcome competitive challenges.
  • The overall market has been declining.
  • Company Y's products are unaffected by competition.

Which of the following conclusions can logically be drawn from the information given? Despite its small size, Company X is the market leader in its segment.

  • Company X's market segment prefers quality over size.
  • Company X has a larger market share in its segment than its bigger competitors.
  • The size of a company is not related to its market leadership.
  • Company X is the smallest company in its market segment.

After reading the passage, what is the author's main argument?

  • Traditional education systems are adequate to meet current workforce needs.
  • Workplaces need to ensure their employees are consistently learning to keep up with technological changes.
  • Technological innovation has little impact on the skills required by the workforce.
  • Education systems are evolving faster than workplaces can keep up.

Which assumption is implicit in the following statement? 'We expect our customer base to double when we expand our services internationally.'

  • International markets are eager for the company's services.
  • The company has conducted ample market research on international markets.
  • The company's services are currently not available internationally.
  • Customers are dissatisfied with the current services.

Evaluate the strength of the given argument: 'Since implementing the new safety protocol, our factory has seen a 30% reduction in workplace injuries.'

  • The new safety protocol is ineffective and should be reviewed.
  • The 30% reduction in workplace injuries can be solely attributed to the new safety protocol.
  • The factory should promote the person responsible for the new safety protocol.
  • The new safety protocol may have contributed to the reduction in workplace injuries.

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Watson Glaser Tests Tips

1Understand the Test Structure

Before you dive into practicing for the Watson Glaser tests, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with their structure. These tests aim to assess critical thinking skills across a range of areas, which TalentLens categorizes as ‘select’, ‘develop’, and ‘engage’. By understanding the types of questions and sections you will encounter, you can tailor your test preparation strategy effectively.

2Focus on Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is at the heart of Watson Glaser tests. It’s not just about what you know but how you apply your knowledge to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions. Spend time honing your reasoning skills—practice breaking down complex information into manageable parts and consider arguments from multiple perspectives.

3Manage Your Time Wisely

Like many aptitude tests, the Watson Glaser tests require you to balance accuracy with speed. Practice managing your time efficiently so you can give each question the attention it deserves while ensuring you complete the test within the allotted time frame. Use timers in your practice sessions at Practice Aptitude Tests to simulate real test conditions.

4Sharpen Your Reading Skills

Reading comprehension is essential for Watson Glaser tests, as you’ll need to interpret written material quickly and accurately. Practice reading dense and challenging texts to improve your absorption and analysis capabilities. The key here is to not only understand the passages but also to critically evaluate them.

5Stay Calm and Confident

Test anxiety can affect your performance. Remember to stay calm, take deep breaths, and approach each question with confidence. Regular practice at Practice Aptitude Tests will help build your familiarity with the question types and format, which in turn will boost your test-taking confidence.

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Watson Glaser Tests FAQs

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 our own free practice tests. We recommended you work through these questions 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

  • United Kingdom

    April 05, 2022

    Doesn't cover all aspects of Watson-Glaser tests but useful

    The WGCTA uses more categories to assess critical thinking, but this was useful for the inference section.

  • Canada

    April 01, 2022

    Just practicing for an interview

    Good information and liked that it had a countdown clock, to give you that real feel in the test situation.

  • United Kingdom

    March 31, 2022

    Aptitude test

    It was OK, I didn't understand personally whether or not the "cannot say" option was acceptable or not in a lot of the questions, as it may have been a trick option.

  • Indonesia

    March 15, 2022


    I like the test because the platform is simple and engaging while the test itself is different than most of the Watson Glaser tests I've taken.

  • Canada

    March 02, 2022

    Some of the ratios were harder than I thought!

    I like how clear the design and layout is - makes things very easy (even if the content itself is not!)

  • United Kingdom

    February 17, 2022

    Mental arithmetic

    I enjoyed the fact that there were multiple questions pertaining to one passage of information, rather than multiple passages. However I would've appreciated a more varied question type.

  • India

    February 16, 2022

    Analytics are the best questions

    I like the test because of its time schedule. The way the questions are prepared makes it easy to crack the original test.

  • United Kingdom

    February 02, 2022


    I haven't done something like this for ages. Very good for the brain - although I certainly experienced some fog whilst doing it.

  • United Kingdom

    January 04, 2022

    Population/exchange rates were the hardest

    Great test as it felt a bit time pressured. Very different types of questions in terms of difficulty.

  • United Kingdom

    January 02, 2022

    More attention to detail + be more time conscious

    It was asking about daily stuff we all deal with, but as an assessment it's scrutinising how we approach these problems.