3 Wonderlic Personnel Test Practice Exams

3 Wonderlic Personnel Test Practice Exams



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These 3 extra practice tests are based off of real Wonderlic tests, are extremely accurate, and make a great addition to our study guide.

Answers are included in all 3 practice tests and will give you even more confidence going into your job interview.


  • 3 full-length, printable practice tests will show you what to expect on your test and give you multiple opportunities to practice.
  • We modeled each practice test after real Wonderlic exams so they are extremely accurate and look just like the exam you will be taking.
  • Answers to every question are included.
  • Perfect for anyone taking the 50-question, 12-minute Wonderlic Personnel Test or the 30-question, 8-minute Wonderlic Quicktest for a job interview.
  • Updated for 2016-2017.


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Table of Contents

About Beat the Wonderlic ...5

How You Should Use This Kit ...5

Full-Length Practice Test 1 ...7

Answers to Practice Test 1 ...25

Full-Length Practice Test 2 ...30

Answers to Practice Test 2 ...48

Full-Length Practice Test 3 ...53

Answers to Practice Test 3 ...70

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have to take a 50-question, 12-minute test for a job interview. Is this the right practice test kit?

A: Yes! If you were told that you have to take a 50-question, 12-minute test, then you are taking the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R), which is also sometimes called the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test. These practice tests will look just like your exam.


Q: I have to take a 30-question, 8-minute test for a job interview. Is this the right study guide?

A: Yes! This means you are taking the Wonderlic Personnel Test - Quicktest (WPT-Q). The WPT-Q is a pre-test that you will receive in an email from the hiring manager and have to take before you are asked to come into the office for a formal, in-person interview. These practice tests are each 50 questions long, but the content will look just like your exam and will prepare you for the WPT-Q.


Q: I have to take a 50-question, 12-minute test a school or academic program. Is this the right study guide?

A: If you are taking a 50-question, 12-minute test to gain admission into an academic program, then you will be taking the Wonderlic SLE. But don't worry, we have practice tests for that one too! Just click here to see our Wonderlic SLE test prep materials.


Q: I have to take a basic math and English test. Is this the right study guide?

A: You will need to study for the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST). We have prep for that too! Go here to shop our WBST prep.


Q: Is this the test that NFL players have to take?

A: Yes! The NFL has its rookie players take the Wonderlic Personnel Test. If you were told you have to take the same test that NFL players take, then this is the study guide you need. 


Q: How will these practice tests help me pass my test?

A: Our practice tests look just like the real test. We have taken real Wonderlic tests and have crafted our practice tests to look just like the questions you will see on your exam, so you can practice with confidence and gain a true understanding of what your test will be like.


Q: Are these real Wonderlic tests?

A: These are not exact copies of real Wonderlic tests. However, we have taken several real Wonderlic tests and built aligned these practice tests to the content, format, and level of rigor of the real tests. If you perform well on these practice tests, then you should expect to do well on your exam. We do not recommend memorizing the answers.


Q: I have to take my test REALLY soon. Do I have time to study?

A: Yes! This practice test kit is immediately available after you check out. We will email you a link to your book and also direct you to a secure page where you can immediately download and access your ebook on any device.

Here is what you will see immediately after you check out:



Simply click the "Download Now" button to access your printable study guide.

We also send you an email with the same download link so you can access it on multiple devices:



Q: Is this the most updated practice kit?

A: Yes. The 3 practice tests in this are updated for the 2016 Wonderlic.


Q: What is the difference between this practice test kit and the study guide?

A: This Practice Test Kit is a collection of 3 full-length practice tests and is perfect for anyone who wants to know exactly what their test will look like. It is also great for anyone who has already purchased the study guide and wants to continue practicing after finishing the study guide.

The study guide is a full review of everything on the Wonderlic Personnel Test, and includes our Wonderlic strategies. It also includes 2 full-length practice tests and hundreds of practice questions. 


Q: What is the difference between the Wonderlic Personnel Test and the Wonderlic Personnel Test -Quicktest?

The Wonderlic Personnel Test and Wonderlic Personnel Test - Quicktest test all of the same content. The Quicktest is just a shorter (30 questions instead of 50) version of the Wonderlic Personnel Test. 

This practice test kit will prepare you for either of these exams.


Q: Is my payment secure?

A: Yes! Your payment is 100% secure whether you decide to pay with a credit card or with PayPal. We never see, and we do not store, any of your payment information. Our checkout process is fully secured with 256-bit encryption and is hosted on Shopify.


Q: What if I don't pass my test?

A: I am very confident that, if you purchase the study guide along with this practice test kit, you will pass your exam. However, in the very rare case that you do not pass your exam, I do offer a 100% money back guarantee.



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In addition to our reviews, here are just a few emails I have received from people just like you who were nervous about taking their Wonderlic test, but then purchased our study guide and practice test kit:

"Alex...Jeff reporting back after last nights purchase and today's test. Drum roll please...FOT a 33! ...and the job! 110% satisfied customer! I killed it w/ your Study Guide. You rule man! =) BIG THX!"

-Jeff on Aug 5, 2016



"Alex, Thanks for the response. My studies for the test went great and your practice greatly improed my score to allow me to pass the test to receive a job offering. My scores went from 18, 19 to 30 (after your study guide) so I am truly thankful I found your test and best $ I have spent! Told my employer about you guys so he could tell anyone else down the road. Is there anywhere I can write a testimony about your products?"

-Greg on May 4, 2016



"Alex, I just wanted to say Thank You for your help. The Wonderlic study program plus the extra tests help GREATLY! I passed the test and I am moving on to the next phase which is the interview process. I know that without this program and your help I would have never passed the test. THANK YOU AGAIN!"

- Rick on July 14, 2016

About the Wonderlic Personnel Test

What is the Wonderlic Assessment?

The Wonderlic Assessment, Wonderlic Personnel Test, Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test, and simply The Wonderlic are all names referring to the same exam - the Wonderlic Personnel Test, a 50-question,12-minute test administered to job applicants.

The Wonderlic Personnel Test has two variations:

  • A full version (The WPT-R), which is the full 50-question, 12-minute exam
  • A quick version (The WPT-Q), which contains the same types of questions, but is slightly shorter at 30 questions, 12 minutes.

This practice test kit will prepare you for either of these variations of the exam.


What Is The Wonderlic Personnel Test - Quicktest (WPT-Q)?

The Quicktest is a 30 question cognitive ability test that is sometimes referred to as the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Pre-Test. You will have 8 minutes to complete the exam. It is unproctored and taken online. You will receive an email from the hiring manager asking you to click a link to open the exam. Once you click on the link, the timer starts, and you have 8 minutes to finish 30 questions.

According to Wonderlic, the WPT-Q is engineered to:

“Help [employers] pre-qualify candidates before inviting them onsite for in-person evaluations…allowing [the employer’s] staff to focus on candidates who likely have the mental ability to succeed in the job, saving valuable time and resources [for the employer].”

Essentially, the WPT-Q determines if you are invited into the office for an interview.

If you successfully pass the WPT-Q, you will be invited into the office for an in-person interview where you will be asked to take the full-length WPT-R.

*This practice test kit is perfect for anyone taking the WPT-Q and WPT-R.


What Is The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R)?

The Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) is a timed cognitive ability test consisting of 50 questions to be answered in only 12 minutes. The test is proctored, and you will take it in the potential employer’s office or a pre-determined testing center near you.

According to Wonderlic, the purpose of the Wonderlic Personnel Test is to:

“Measure(s) general mental ability, widely accepted as being one of the single best predictors of job success. It helps measure a candidate’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of the position.”

Now, although these descriptions may seem quite intimidating, we urge you not to feel overwhelmed. Neither of these exams tests how smart you are; they simply test how well you can take the Wonderlic Personnel Tests …and the Wonderlic Personnel Tests are beatable with this practice test kit and our in-depth study guide.


What is on the Wonderlic Personnel Test?

The WPT-Q and WPT-R are a hybrid of a skills test and an IQ test. We can break it down into four types of questions:


1. General Knowledge & Quick Recognition (20%)

The general knowledge and quick recognition questions makeup roughly 20% of the test content and can range in difficulty from absurdly simple to relatively easy. The tricky aspect to this question type is people typically rush through them and lose points.

The ninth month of the year is __?__.

  • July
  • August
  • September
  • December


2. Logic Questions (20%)

The logic questions are a bit trickier. These questions are designed to test your ability to answer whether a statement is true or false given specific conditions outlined by rules in the question as well as engage in spatial reasoning and manipulation exercises.

If the first two statements are true, is the final statement true?
James bought Thomas a drink.
Thomas bought Suzette a drink.
James bought Suzette a drink.

  • Yes
  • No
  • Uncertain


3. English Knowledge (40%)

The English knowledge questions will require you to identify the definition of a word or the synonym/antonym of a word. There will also be analogy questions.

The words BENEVOLENT and MAGNANIMOUS have __?__ meanings.

  • Similar
  • Contradictory
  • Unrelated 


4. Word Problems (20%)

Word problems are the most time-consuming and challenging questions on the exam. These questions test your algebraic knowledge and computation skills. You will not be allowed to use a calculator, but you can use a pencil and scratch paper to work these problems.

Four friends go to a local restaurant for dinner. After finishing their meal, they decide to split the check total evenly among the four of them. Friend N had a bill of $50, friend X had a bill of $35, friend Y had a bill of $20 and friend Z had a bill of $15. How much more money does friend Z have to spend on dinner when the friends split the check evenly than if they paid for their bills individually?

  • $35
  • $30
  • $25
  • $20
  • $15


What is a good Wonderlic score?

The company at which you are seeking employment or promotion will have a pre-determined target score for the open position. So, in essence, the best answer here is “it depends.” But here is what we do know:

  • The average score is a 21 (under 50% of the questions answered correctly).
  • 2-3% of test takers actually finish the exam in the allotted time.
  • Your target score should be above the average score of the position you are seeking. The following average scores have been published by the Wonderlic Group[1]:
    • Systems Analyst – 32
    • Chemist – 31
    • Electrical Engineer – 30
    • Engineer – 29
    • Programmer – 29
    • Accountant – 29
    • Executive – 29
    • Reporter – 29
    • Teacher – 29
    • Investment Analyst – 27
    • Electronics technician - 26
    • Salesperson – 25
    • Nurse – 23
    • Bank Teller – 22
    • Cashier – 21
    • Firefighter – 21
    • Skilled Craftsman – 18
    • Security guard - 17
    • Welder – 17
    • Warehouseman – 15


What will my score report look like to the hiring manager?

This is what the report on your Wonderlic score will look like to the hiring manager. The following is a sample report for the Wonderlic Personnel Test - Quicktest. The score report for the WPT-R is identical. 

Wonderlic Score Report

In the above example, Angelo Lopez is interviewing for a supervisor role with this imaginary company. The company established that, for this position, a 27 is their target score. Angelo just made it as he earned a 27, which is the minimum target score established by this imaginary company for the supervisor position. This report advises the imaginary company to pursue Angelo as a candidate, bring him in for an in-person interview, and have him take the WPT-R. Had he scored between a 24 and a 26, the report would have advised the imaginary company to use caution in pursuing Angelo as a candidate. Had he scored below a 24, the report would urge the company not to bring Angelo in for an in-person interview.

Every candidate who takes the Quicktest and scores sufficiently will be asked to take the full-length test. 

Note the message on the bottom of the report telling the hiring manager to confirm these results with the full-length Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT) or Wonderlic Personnel Test –Revised (WPT-R). These are the same test, and the names are used interchangeably. The WPT-R is simply the newest edition of the WPT. There are no real changes to the content or format of the test.


About the Author

My name is Alex, and I am the founder of Beat the Wonderlic and the lead author of this study guide.

Alex Hollis

I want to thank you for your interest in my product. I built this study guide with one goal in mind: to help people beat their Wonderlic test and land their dream job.


I have gone through what you are going through now.

A little background on me: I am a Teach For America alum who taught high school physics in Mississippi.

Teach For America takes highly motivated leaders who want to make a difference in education and places them in high-needs American schools. It is a competitive program, but I was fortunate enough to be accepted after graduating college. I was assigned to teach high school physics, and my next step was to pass a Praxis II Physics exam to become a certified teacher. If I passed the test, I could teach. If I did not pass the test, I would not be certified. My career was riding on my ability to pass a physics exam (which I had not studied since high school).

I immediately purchased the only Praxis II Physics study guide available and studied it from front to back. 

The study guide was terrible. Nothing was explained. There was no proper review of any of the concepts on the test. The exam looked completely different from the practice tests.

I FAILED THE TEST BY ONE POINT. I remember the day I found out - I was on vacation with my family when my score report came in. My family tried the rest of the day to cheer me up, but I was just so disappointed - I felt let down by the study guide I had purchased.

I had one more chance to pass the exam in time to get certified. This time, I grabbed as many physics books as I could and compiled my own study guide. I finally passed.

I understand what you are going through now - the stress of having to pass a test to get your dream job. That is why I am here to help and want to do everything I can to make sure that you beat the Wonderlic test that stands in the way of your dream job.


I have a passion for teaching and a knack for preparing students for standardized tests.

The high school at which I taught at was, at the time, the lowest performing school in Mississippi. My average high school student was on a 3rd-grade reading level. The school would occasionally run out of water. 

One of my goals as a teacher was to prepare my students for the ACT. I issued a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year, and the mean score for my students was a 9 out of 36. We had a lot of work to do.

Just as I had to do with myself to pass my physics exam, I broke down the ACT for my students to make it as simple as possible. After much preparation and hard work, my students, on average, doubled their scores. One student, in particular, absolutely crushed the ACT, earning him a full scholarship to his dream school.

I became addicted to preparing people for their standardized tests and sharing their excitement and pride when passing their exams.

I can't wait to help you pass your exam next


This is now my full-time job.

After my two-year commitment in Teach For America, I moved back home to Boston and eventually started this business. I now dedicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to helping people pass their Wonderlic exams, which is why you will almost always see me available for chat on beatthewonderlic.com and why I answer all customer emails within 12 hours or less!


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Alex from Beat the Wonderlic

By far, my favorite part this job is connecting with people. If you have any questions or concerns about the Wonderlic, about this study guide, or you just want to reach out and say hello, please feel free to connect with me at any time. 

Here's how:

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