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Critical Reasoning Tests

The Watson Glaser test is a 30 minute critical reasoning test exploring your ability to reason through an argument logically and make an objective decision. Can you assess a situation, recognise assumptions being made, create hypotheses and evaluate arguments?

Commonly used in the legal field where precision and reasoning is critical. Find out more about this test and who uses it.

For a more detailed overview of the test, how it is assessed and how to prepare See WikiJobs

The Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT) is based upon the same methodology as the Watson Glaser test and is used for entry to the Bar Professional Training Course.

Our tips:

  • Stick to the facts! Try not to let your existing general knowledge affect your answer. Use only the information provided in the passage of text to judge the situation in question.
  • Read up – This test uses concepts like inferences, deductions and assumptions to frame questions. Find out more about these before you get started.
  • Don’t rush - Although the tests are timed, they are not usually as pressurised as other tests, so you should get time to think.

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