How to improve your verbal aptitude test score

Despite what some job-seekers believe, you can improve your performance in the verbal aptitude test. Like any other test you’ ve taken in your life, the right preparation can improve your test result. Although you cannot significantly improve your oral and written verbal communication skills within a very short time, you can learn and practise verbal aptitude test strategies and eliminate stress factors to quickly improve your performance.

The more you practise and learn relevant techniques, the more you improve your performance and the more confident you get to be on the day of the test. Careful preparation, along with practising verbal reasoning test questions online, will ensure that you improve your performance and attain a high score on the verbal aptitude test.

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Practising for your verbal aptitude test

Having different levels of difficulty for the verbal aptitude test means that even if you have good control over the English language and you are a quick reader, you are still likely to hit some hurdles when taking your verbal aptitude test. Therefore, we recommend that you practise as much as you can before taking your real verbal aptitude test.

Online, practice verbal aptitude tests 

You can practise by taking our practice verbal aptitude tests, which are designed to match the level of difficulty of the real verbal aptitude test that you are likely to receive. Upon completing each practice verbal test, you will receive an immediate full test report including:

  • your total score compared against others applying for a similar role
  • a list of your correct and wrong answers
  • detailed answer explanations for each test question so you can learn how to avoid making a similar mistake in your real verbal aptitude test.

Online, verbal aptitude test course 

You can take our online verbal aptitude test course to learn about the strategies and tactics for efficiently reading verbal reasoning passages, identifying the right word analogies, concluding the right conclusions and solving verbal aptitude test questions.

The course also includes the do’s and don’t’s of the verbal aptitude test and verbal aptitude test questions examples.

We strongly recommend that you take the verbal aptitude test course to get the ‘ins and outs’ of this test. Then apply this knowledge into practice using our practice tests.

If English is your second language

If English is your second language, you will find verbal reasoning questions harder than other test-takers and you should allow yourself much more time to practise these questions.

There is no quick way to improve your command of a second language. However, there are some useful strategies you should practise that will save you valuable reading time and improve your score on the verbal reasoning test. 
There are three ‘time-saving’ strategies which you should carefully read in our guide on how to pass the verbal reasoning test:

  • basic reading techniques
  • reading strategies for the verbal test
  • how to plan your test time.

If you have enough time on hand, we recommend that you read articles from quality English newspapers, such as Time magazine, Business Week, Financial Times and TheDaily Telegraph to increase your ability to quickly read and grasp written editorial articles. While reading an article, you should analyse the main arguments stated and how the author supports these arguments. This will not only help to improve your English vocabulary, but also your verbal reasoning skills.