What is the Wonderlic?
If you have done any kind of preliminary search to find out what exactly what they Wonderlic is, then like myself you were probably confused at all the different things that come up. A few of the names of tests that I cam across when I had to take the test were the Wonderlic Classic Cognitive Ability Test, the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test, the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam, and then there is also the “Quick Test” version of all of these. As a side note, the only difference between the “classic” and “contemporary” is that you can take the “contemporary” test online, and the questions have been changed to be more up to date. Another note is that the Scholastic Level exam is taken by students, while the “Cognitive Ability Tests” are taken by prospective employees. For my studying I used TestSoup’s prep materials and the nice thing about their book and practice questions is that all of their material is relevant for any and all of the different versions of the Wonderlic.
Who is it for?
- Used by a lot of different employers to determine aptitude
- The NFL uses it for their rookie combine every season
- Some colleges have even started to use it
- The best thing to do is to ask your prospective school or employer if they use the Wonderlic, and if so what version they use
What’s on it?
- The Wonderlic is used to test a variety of math and verbal skills
- Wonderlic does not release an “official” list of what competencies they test, but the TestSoup materials I used broke down the skills I needed to know by chapter
- This made it easier to study and helped me to see which skills I needed more work on
How much time do you have?
- You will have 12 minutes to complete 50 questions
- That means you have to answer 4 o 5 questions every minute
- Most people don’t complete the test in the allotted time
How is it graded?
- Score that you earn is out of 50
- Every correct answer is worth one point towards your total score
- Employers will compare your score against others in your industry
- The TestSoup eBook lists some average scores based on industry
- In general, the average score is about a 24