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What is a Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test?

A Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test is composed of a set of five tests. Each test is designed to address a different aspect of critical thinking:

  1. Inferences
  2. Recognition of Assumptions
  3. Deductions
  4. Interpretations
  5. Evaluation of Arguments

The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Package offers 8 tests containing all 5 subcategories, this means 40 different tests and 367 questions to fully prepare yourself for your assessment. The All Test Package includes 2 Watson Glaser Tests with 5 subcategories each. You can also buy these 2 Watson Glaser Tests separately. The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Package has 80% more tests than the All Test Package. Buy the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Package for an optimal preparation for your Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test. All our practice tests come with extensive explanations and a description of how the questions can be solved

Furthermore, our Personal Progression System will help you track your progress and give a detailed view of your performances. This system will help you identify your stronger and weaker points and provides insight into your areas of development. The progression tool keeps track of your scores, test times and overall progress.

The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test also referred to as Critical Reasoning Test, is a commonly used aptitude tests that come up during a job application. Critical Thinking Tests are a widely used aptitude test for selecting candidates for graduate, professional and managerial level. The test measures:

  • Critical thinking ability

  • General understanding of the importance of evidence when making conclusions

  • The ability to differentiate between inferences, abstractions, and generalizations through applying logic

  • The ability to combine these skills above when making these decisions

Critical thinking plays a vital role in academic instruction and occupations that require careful analytics thinking to perform essential job functions. It is used in different fields, such as business, government, and education. Critical thinking tests predict judgment, problem-solving, creativity, openness to experience and more. 

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Example of a Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test Question. Click here for a free test.

In the example above the right answer is (B) “Probably True” because the statement indicates that the idea contributes only a single role in reducing safety risks. Although it could not be considered that the plan would definitely reduce the security risks, as other irrelevant hazards may cause damage.

What does the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test Package offer you?

The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test Package offers you: 

  • 8 tests! That's 6 tests more than in the All Test Package. All questions are provided with detailed explanations of the solutions. 
  • Our unique Personal Progression Tracking System, that will allow you to track your progression in real time, receive instant insight into your results and test statistics, and let you compare to your norm group.
    This feedback will let you know how much you need to practice so you can distinguish yourself from other candidates! 
  • 24 hours, 7 days a week online customer service to help you with possible and doubts and inquiries you may have. 
  • 30 days 24/7 access to the test on your computer, tablet, or phone. 
  • By practicing with our tests, you will identify the skills you need to practice more, improve your score and confidence, and have a solid performance in the real tests.

 

Why practice?

Practice makes perfect! You will see that through practice your performance will improve. Familiarizing yourself with psychometric tests is the first step to success. Through practice, you will get a clear picture of what these tests are, what they look like, what they measure, and what the testing conditions will be.

Assessment-Training.com is the go-to platform for certification practice, assessment/aptitude test training, and job application preparation. We offer tailor-made preparation packages with tests in the same style as the actual Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Tests.

In addition to the fact that all our practice tests come with worked solutions and an explanation on how to get to the right answer, we offer you a unique Personal Progression Tracking System.

This progression system will help you track your progress and give a detailed view of your performances. It will help you identify your stronger and weaker points and gives insight into your areas of development. The progression tool keeps track of your scores, test times and overall progression.

We offer you the tools to reduce anxiety and make sure you get the most out of yourself on the day of your certification, assessment test of job application interview! Research among our users showed that through practice your scores can improve up to 80%.

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How does a Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test work?

The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test is composed of a set of five tests. Each test is designed to address a different aspect of critical thinking:

  1. Inference
  2. Recognition of Assumptions
  3. Deduction
  4. Interpretation
  5. Evaluation of Arguments

Each of these skills is tested separately. We will explore each of these in more detail below:

  1. Inferences

An inference is a conclusion a person can draw from certain observed or supposed facts. In other words, an inference is a conclusion based on evidence and reasoning. For example, if someone turns the key in the ignition of a car and it won’t start, a person might infer that the tank is empty. But this inference may or may not be correct. Possibly the battery is dead or the spark plug is broken. The problem with inferences is that people often reach a conclusion based on insufficient data, and therefore the conclusion may not be correct.

In this test, each exercise starts with a statement of facts that you are to regard as true. After each statement of facts you will find several possible answers in the form of conclusions that a person might draw from the stated facts. You have to select the one which you feel is most accurate. These options are:

  • True: if you believe the inference is definitely true; that it properly follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the statement of facts given.

  • Probably True: if you believe that, based on the given facts, the inference is probably true; meaning that it is more likely to be true than false, but not true beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • Insufficient data to say whether or not it is true: if you decide that there is not enough data to make a decision based on the provided facts (or lack of/missing facts).

  • Probably False: if you believe that, based on the facts at hand, the inference is probably false; meaning that is more likely to be false than true, but there is not enough evidence to suggest that it is definitely false.

  • False: if you believe that the inference is definitely false, meaning it must be incorrect because it misinterprets the facts given, or because it contradicts the facts or necessary inferences from those facts.
  1. Recognition of Assumptions

An assumption is something presupposed or taken for granted. When a person tells you, ‘I’ll you see this afternoon’, you take for granted that they will be around this afternoon, and that they will not have a last minute change of plans, preventing them from seeing you in the afternoon.

In this part of the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test, you are presented with a number of statements. Each statement is followed by a series of proposed assumptions. You are to decide for each assumption whether they are logically justified based on the evidence in the statement. If you think that the assumption is taken for granted in the statement, and is therefore logically justified, select ‘assumption made‘. If you think the assumption is not necessarily taken for granted in the statement, select ‘assumption not made‘. However, you need to remember to judge each assumption independently. 

  1. Deductions

Each of the exercises in the deduction test consists of several statements (premises) followed by several suggested conclusions. In this test, you must take the statement to be true. After reading each conclusion underneath the given statement, you are to decide whether you think it follows from the statement provided or not. If you think it necessarily follows from the statement given, choose ‘conclusion follows‘. If you think it is not a necessary conclusion from the statements given, choose ‘conclusion does not follow‘ as the answer, even though you may believe it to be true based on your general knowledge. So remember: you must select your answer based only on the information presented in the exercise, not using your general knowledge.

  1. Interpreting Information

This section of the test consists of a short paragraph followed by several suggested conclusions. The provided information needs to be assumed as true. The problem is to judge whether or not each of the proposed conclusions logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the given information. Therefore you need to interpret the information based on the facts mentioned in the paragraph, not by using your own common knowledge. If you think that a particular conclusion follows, beyond a reasonable doubt, you select ‘Conclusion Follows’. If you think the conclusion does not follow beyond a reasonable doubt, you select ‘Conclusion Does Not Follow’.

  1. Analyzing Arguments

Arguments are assertions that are intended to persuade someone to believe or act a certain way. When making decisions, it is helpful to be able to distinguish between strong and weak arguments. Analyzing arguments is the ability to analyze such assertions objectively. A strong argument is rational and has relevance to the scenario provided, whereas the weak argument fails to comply with either or both of the elements. This section of the test contains series of argument-based questions. The provided information needs to be assumed as true, regardless of it being weak or strong. If you think an argument is strong, select ‘Strong Argument’ and if you consider an argument to be weak select ‘Weak Argument’.

Tips and tricks for solving Critical Thinking Tests

These effective test-taking strategy tips and tricks are well worth remembering before you take the actual Critical Thinking Tests:

  • Read the question and instructions properly. Even though this seems logical, often candidates miss out very important information.  
  • Multiple-choice tests use so called ‘distractors’ as answer possibilities. These distractors are answers options which are deliberately similar to the right answer; in other words, the answer possibilities are designed to test if you read the question and provided information property. 
  • Therefore, take your time to carefully read the information provided. Also, only use the information contained in the test and not your general knowledge. Critical thinking tests are designed to test ‘how you think’, not what you know. You are not required to use any prior knowledge when answering a question. It can also occur that the right answer contradicts what you know to be true or what your general knowledge instinct tells you, but is true in the context of the passage. 
  • Critical thinking tests are timed and often have time limits. However, because of the complex nature of these tests, there will often be a generous time limit to finish the test. Therefore, take your time and use this to your advantage. Mistakes are easily made when critical thinking tests are approached in the same way as short-timed tests such as inductive and numerical reasoning. Don't rush through the test as you might miss key information, and answering incorrectly as a result. 
  • Be prepared with a pen and a piece of paper when doing the online test.
  • In some cases, you are asked to attend an Assessment Center and you will potentially be asked to re-do a test to verify your previous test results. Large test publishers often use software that compares your response patterns and performance between the online test and the follow-up supervised test. 
    Therefore, don’t ask for the help of friends or family! They cannot help you during your test at the Assessment Center.  

Good luck practicing and successfully completing your assessment!

Which Test Publishers include the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Tests?

Assessment-Training.com provides realistic test simulations that are designed to simulate, as accurately as possible, professional tests developed by world-renowned Test Publishers such as CEB/Gartner, Cubiks, Saville Assessment, Kenexa, Pearson, etc.

TalentLens is a test publisher that offers the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test within their test alternatives:

TalentLens is a psychometric test and assessment publisher that offers a wide array of ability tests, personality tests and a range of other talent measurement and selection and development tools. TalentLens is a subsidiary of Pearson Education. TalentLens has offices throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia with their Headquarters in the UK. Clients of TalentLens include British Airways, BP, University of Cambridge, HSBC, G4S, Thales, and WilliamHill. 

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Assesses the ability to differentiate between inferences, abstractions, and generalizations through applying logic. Practice now and ace it!
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