Wonderlic Test 2022: Free Practice Tests & Prep Guides
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A big dream of many job seekers and future students is to be accepted to the job or college of their choice.

But getting in is not a walk in the park. To be accepted, you first must ace the Initial Wonderlic test.

Wonderlic tests are often tricky. Their structure is unique because in most of them you must answer simple questions but under intense time pressure, requiring you to think and respond quickly.

That’s why thorough time-constrained preparation with accurate questions similar to the ones you’ll encounter on the real exam become invaluable and can give you an edge over your competitors.

So, to help you score high and pass the Wonderlic assessment, we developed a powerful practice plan that’s based on three main tools:

  • Accurate practice tests that simulate the actual assessments.
  • Targeted drills aimed to teach you the specific skills needed to beat the test's time limit.
  • Realistic testing experience and expert tips to improve your performance under pressure.

Scroll down to explore the free practice tests and access the free Wonderlic test prep guides.


What is the Wonderlic Test?

The Wonderlic test is a generic term for a range of evaluation tests developed by the Wonderlic company. So whether you want to be accepted to a nursing school, join the NFL, or be hired as a worker in Mercedes Benz, you may need to score high in one or more of the Wonderlic exams.


Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test (Personnel Test) is a pre-employment test used to evaluate the cognitive ability and problem-solving skills of aspiring employees for a range of occupations. The test is time-constrained and requires you to answer 50 questions in 12 minutes.

The topics you’ll be tested on include the following:

  • English (Verbal reasoning)
  • Math (Numerical reasoning)
  • Logic (Abstract reasoning)
  • General Knowledge

For a deeper dive on how to succeed and ace the test read the detailed Wonderlic Cognitive Ability test guide.

To start practicing, take JobTestPrep’s free practice test.




Wonderlic Basic Skills Test

The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test, or WBST, is a timed 20 minutes pre-employment screening test that includes 50 questions in English and 45 questions in Math. The Wonderlic test is intended to measure the applicant's basic adult English (Verbal) and math (Numerica) skills.

The topics you’ll be tested on include the following:

English (Verbal Reasoning Test)

  • Sentence completion.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Sentence construction.
  • Information retrieval.
  • Understanding of "how-to" instructions.
  • Recognizing grammar mistakes.

Math (Numerical Reasoning Test)

  • The four basic operations.
  • Computing rates, proportions, and percentages in applied contexts.
  • Solving variable expressions and equations.
  • Fractions and decimals.
  • Rounding numbers and averages.
  • Basic geometry concepts.

For more information about the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test, Read the full WBST prep guide.

To start practicing, take JobTestPrep’s free practice test


Wonderlic WonScore Test

The Wonderlic WonScore is a pre-hiring assessment consisting of three tests: a cognitive ability test, a personality test, and a motivation test. The candidate must demonstrate high cognitive ability, motivation, and personal qualities relevant to the job.

Your tests will cover the following topics:

Cognitive Ability Test

  • Simple math
  • Basic logic
  • Language comprehension
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Pattern identification

Personality Assessment

  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Sociability
  • Open-Mindedness

Motivation Assessment

  • Practical
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Supportive
  • Enterprising
  • Traditional

To get the best tips and detailed explanations about how to ace the Wonscore test, check out JobTestPrep full Wonderlic Wonscore guide.


Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam is the top admissions test for the best career colleges throughout the United States. The exam measures a student’s cognitive ability to learn, comprehend, and follow instructions.

There are two SLE tests; the long version (SLE) requires answering 50 questions in 12 minutes, and the short version (SLE-Q) requires answering 30 questions in 8 minutes.

The topics you’ll be tested on include the following:

  • English (Verbal reasoning).
  • Math (Numerical reasoning).
  • Logic (Abstract reasoning).
  • General Knowledge.

To learn more about the exam, check out the full detailed guide Wonderlic SLE Guide.


JobTestPrep's Wonderlic Prep for Companies

Below is a table of the most popular companies, organizations, and job positions that require candidates to successfully pass the Wonderlic tests.

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Company & Profession Position(s)


College football players


Transit Operator
Escalator mechanic
Station collector

Canadian National Railway

Train and Freight conductors
Subway Franchise manager or owner
David Weekly Homes Home Sales Consultant
Electrical Distributors
Management Trainee
Point 72 Analyst
Data Scientist
Pepsi Director
AlixPartners Director
Medline Industries Packing
Uline Warehouse associate
Sales intern
Epic systems Project Manager
Technical Solutions
IBM Assessment   
Various airlines Flight Attendant


It's important to note that while these companies are known to use Wonderlic tests, they may also require candidates to take other assessments, sit for interviews, or participate in group exercises.

For more information about companies using Wonderlic tests, click here.


Exams that Are No Longer Administered by Wonderlic

Some of Wonderlic's screening tests were taken from the shelf over the years.

Wonderlic's Behavioral Liability Test

This assessment assessed an applicant's likelihood of engaging in behaviors that may be seen as unethical.

This test came in two versions:

Wonderlic Behavioural Risk Profile assessed three distinct personality traits: agreeableness, neuroticism, and conscientiousness.

Wonderlic Behavioural Risk Profile Plus included the same trait measurements as Wonderlic Behavioural Risk Profile, as well as background disclosures and productivity results

Wonderlic Skills Test

The purpose of the test was to assess the applicant's basic quantitative and verbal skills in order to determine whether he or she was capable of completing basic entry-level job duties similar to what the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test does today

The Wonderlic Skills Tests included:

Wonderlic Perceptual Ability Test- Used to determine an applicant's ability to recall numerical and alphabetic details accurately.

Wonderlic Office and Software Skills Test- Tested knowledge about software and computers.



Can you fail a Wonderlic test?

In most cases, if your score is lower than the minimum requirement of the company or college you applied to, you will not be accepted. In fact, there are instances when candidates are told that they can leave the interview after failing their Wonderlic test.

Is Wonderlic an IQ test?

The test that focuses on your cognitive abilities is basically a mini IQ Test. Wonderlic scores are often compared to sat scores and are known to predict future job and academic performance.

Because of the resemblance, some applicants think they can't change their score no matter how much they try, but this can’t be further from the truth.

Can Anyone Take the Wonderlic Test?

No, the Wonderlic test is a pre-screening exam and is taken to help future employers and academic institutions to screen candidates.

Those selected for the test will be given clear instructions on how to take it.


How Much Does It Cost to Take the Wonderlic Test?

In most cases, the employer or academic institution pays for the test.






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