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The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) is the first step you will need to take when applying for many high-profile job positions. This is especially common with legal professional and managerial jobs. High performance on the Watson Glaser critical thinking test demonstrates to prospective employers that you’re the best fit for the job, both in skill set & competence.

The Watson-Glaser aptitude test is believed to be one of the most difficult and demanding tests on the psychometric test market, and proper prep is essential if you wish to stand a chance against other applicants who are vying for the same job. Prepterminal’s Watson Glaser Prep Course has been designed by industry experts to prepare you for this difficult exam so you can take on the real thing with confidence. Click on Get Started to begin your prep immediately or read on for further information.

What Is the Watson Glaser Test?

Created by Goodwin Watson and Edward Glaser, The Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Test (WGCTA) evaluates and interprets the critical thinking skills of the test-taker.

Critical thinking assessments are psychometric tests used for recruitment at various levels including, professional, managerial, and graduate and are used in many sectors. However, they are most commonly seen in the legal field.

Employers use this test to measure the abilities of a candidate and to see how they understand arguments, identify assumptions, and form conclusions founded on those assumptions.

The Watson Glaser Test mainly assesses a candidate’s ability to think critically and analytically. For many applicants, this will cover topics they haven’t had to deal with in many years – preparation with Prepterminal’s Watson Glaser Prep Course provides an excellent summary of each topic covered with realistic practice questions and expert guides.

Watson Glaser Test Structure

The Watson Glaser test consists of 40 questions. There is a timed version and an untimed version. Those taking the timed version have 30 minutes to finish the 40 questions.

All questions on the test have multiple-choice answers (five choices are given in the inference section and two choices are given in all the rest of the questions).

There are currently two available versions of the test:
1. Watson-Glaser II forms D & E (computerized or pen & paper)
2. Watson-Glaser III (computerized only)

The central difference between the two versions is that the Watson Glaser III uses an item bank of questions and doesn’t require a test officer.

The test can be taken offline or online, and keep in mind that no marks are taken off for choosing an incorrect answer.

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What Does the Watson Glaser Course cover?

Evaluating Arguments

Evaluating Assumptions

Evaluating Deductions

Evaluating Inferences

Interpreting Information

BONUS Interview Prep Video Guide

What’s Included?

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Top Quality Waston Glaser Materials

Prepare within a few hours, with the most up-to-date, accurate & effective Watson-Glaser prep materials.

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Watson-Glaser Practice Tests

3 timed, full-length Watson Glaser-style practice tests with 10 module quizzes.

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Watson-Glaser Expert Lessons

Quickly learn the best tactics for all 5 types of Watson-Glaser question with fluff-free guides and practice on any device, 100% online.

What Does the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test Measure?

The Watson Glaser test measures your abilities in 5 key areas: assumptions, arguments, deductions, inferences, and interpreting information. Let’s take a look at each of these question types individually.

Inferences

You will be presented with a short scenario and then will be given possible inferences. The inferences are concise statements. You will need to assess whether these concise statements have been inferred from the passage.

You will also have to decide the likelihood of the inference. You will be asked to say if the inference is ‘true,’ ‘false,’ possibly true,’ ‘possibly false’ or ‘more information is required.’ You can only select one answer.

Identification of Assumptions

You will be given an argument, such as “Should school uniforms be compulsory?” You will then be given statements that relate to this argument. You are asked to state whether the statements or responses to the argument “Should school uniform be compulsory?” create a strong or weak argument.

Arguments are deemed strong if they directly relate to the topic. For example, “Yes, many people would benefit from wearing school uniforms because school kids will be less likely to form opinions about each other based on their choice of fashion. This makes for a less judgmental school environment.” The argument given is reasonable and relates to the question.

A weak argument could be something like “No, I don’t trust people who wear baggy clothes”. This second argument has little to do with the topic of making school uniforms compulsory. When you are presented with these questions you need to think objectively about the argument being made and put aside your personal judgments and opinions.

Arguments

You will be given an argument, such as “Should school uniforms be compulsory?” You will then be given statements that relate to this argument. You are asked to state whether the statements or responses to the argument “Should school uniform be compulsory?” create a strong or weak argument.

Arguments are deemed strong if they directly relate to the topic. For example, “Yes, many people would benefit from wearing school uniforms because school kids will be less likely to form opinions about each other based on their choice of fashion. This makes for a less judgmental school environment.” The argument given is reasonable and relates to the question.

A weak argument could be something like “No, I don’t trust people who wear baggy clothes”. This second argument has little to do with the topic of making school uniforms compulsory. When you are presented with these questions you need to think objectively about the argument being made and put aside your personal judgments and opinions.

How Is the Watson Glaser Test Scored?

A candidate’s score on the Watson Glaser test is given in comparison to a norm group.

A potential employer will compare and contrast the profile of all potential applicants. Applicants with the highest relative scores will pass the Watson Glaser test and likely move on to the next stage of the hiring process.

Doing well on the Watson Glaser test may not be enough, as candidates will have to do better than their competitors if they want to stand out.

A good score on the Watson Glaser test is dependent on the company a candidate is applying to. Ultimately, an applicant should aim to score 80% or more, to be considered a likely candidate for the job.

If you want to perform well on the Watson Glaser, make sure to practice with Prepterminal’s Watson Glaser Prep Course for helpful guides and realistic practice questions so you can master the content before test day.

Which Companies Use the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Test?

The top five companies that use the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal as part of their hiring process:

  • Clifford Chance – Ranked among the top 10 multinational law firms, Clifford Chance is a key member of the “Magic Circle”.
  • Linklater – Linklaters is a “Magic Circle” member and is one of the top three law firms in England.
  • Dentons – This is a relatively young law firm. However, it has grown to be the 5th largest law firm based on revenua.
  • Hogan Lovells – This American-British law firm is the 11th largest international law firm.
  • GLS – The British Government Legal Services hires lawyers who represent the government in court and give legal advice to the government.

How to Prepare for the Watson Glaser Test

#1. Answer solely based on the information provided: Answer each question using only the facts and conditions given in the question itself. Do not use your own knowledge of the subject matter, even if you are well-versed in a particular area.

#2. Read each question slowly and carefully: Some of the questions featured on the Watson Glaser Practice Test may be long, and you may want to skim through them. Refrain from doing so. If you quickly scan a question, you may skip over valuable information. Read each question thoroughly before choosing an answer.

#3. Manage your time effectively: The Watson Glaser test features both long and short questions, so it may be hard to ascertain in advance how much time you need for each question. Nevertheless, the more you practice the more familiar you will become with the question types and the better you will be at pacing yourself.

#4. Use a professional prep course: While the tips above are helpful for test day, the key critical factor in your success is preparedness. Don’t be caught empty-handed on test day and lose the opportunity to other better-prepared candidates: start preparing today with Prepterminal’s Watson Glaser Prep Course and improve your odds of success before test day comes.

How Difficult Is the Watson Glaser Test?

As you have seen the Watson Glaser test is highly difficult. It is especially hard for individuals who are not familiar with the content of the test.

Enrolling in Prepterminal’s preparatory Watson Glaser Test course with Watson Glaser Practice Test questions will help you become familiar with the structure and nature of the questions featured in this notoriously difficult test.

We will help you understand the specific nuanced rules of the Watson Glaser test and how to accept the statements presented to you in the test and more.

6 Benefits of Prepterminal’s Watson-Glaser Test Prep Course

  • Learn how to think like the creators of the test require you to think.
  • Understand how to base your judgments exclusively on the information given to you in the test.
  • Understand the specific rules of the test.
  • Learn how to accept statements presented to you in the test at face value.
  • Practice using carefully crafted course material that covers the specific subject matter of the Watson Glaser test.
  • Learn how to make decisions without being influenced by your past experiences.

With these tools under your belt, you will be able to impress prospective employers by achieving a high score on your test.

Whether your ambition is to be a lawyer, to get a promotion to a leadership role, or to manage others, PrepTerminal is here to help you make your career goals a reality.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does the course work?

It’s 100% online and you get immediate access sent to your email as soon as you sign up. No books, No DVDs, No PDFs. You can study and practice on your computer or your phone. It works on any device with an internet connection!

If I’m struggling with a question, can I get help?

Don’t worry – send an email to Matt, our Watson-Glaser expert, at [email protected] and he’ll be back to help you ASAP!

I have a very short notice, do I have enough time to prepare?

All you need is a few hours to prepare for your Watson-Glaser exam with this course. Our modules have been designed to prepare our students in the most efficient way possible without losing any accuracy.

How many times will I be charged?

You’ll only be charged once for your course license. There are no recurring payments, and no hidden fees.

Who is behind the course?

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Michael Lerner, BSc, Psychometric Tutor, Criticall Test Expert

Since 2007, I have been teaching and preparing people for a variety of pre-employment psychometric tests. Over the past 7 years I have focused primarily on the Caliper test, as I identified a growing demand for this type of test and noticed that my students experienced difficulties with the Caliper.

I am familiar with many assessment tests, but this test is the trickiest of them all. Throughout the years, I have personally seen thousands of Caliper questions and I have developed a unique tactic for approaching each question type.

In Feb 2015 I decided to create this course, instead of one-on-one tutoring, as this course is more efficient, more affordable and easier to use. I personally wrote this course together with professional psychometric test writers who have studied the Caliper Test inside-out, and have fine-tuned it over the past 5 years, in keeping with a lot of the feedback from my students.

I update the course on a regular basis. Over the past 5 years, this course has helped more than 7,500 people pass the Caliper test and get hired. Many of them failed the first and sometimes second time before they found my course.



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Evaluating Arguments

Evaluating Assumptions

Evaluating Deductions

Evaluating Inferences

Interpreting Information

BONUS Interview Prep Video Guide

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