Verbal Reasoning Test


Our Verbal Reasoning test measures an individual's ability to understand a large amount of detailed text and their ability to make conclusions specifically from this information, without making inferences. This verbal reasoning test measures the individual's analytical and comprehension skills, showing their current ability to accurately understand the specific language selected within the passage.


This test forms part of our General Assessment suite for Recruitment, promotion and development processes.

This verbal reasoning test provides useful information, which can support candidates' applications and employees' progression and development in a wide variety of roles, for example: Legal and Contract roles, Marketing and Human Resources positions and Management and Leadership roles.

It is also suitable for individuals who wish to ascertain their ability to understand and analyse verbal text for their own personal development.

User Requirements

Are you looking to understand your ability to understand and apply verbal information? Candidates are able to purchase an individual license which will provide you with a code to allow access to the system. This will allow you to take the verbal reasoning test, providing you with a report around your current ability comprehend a large amount of detailed text and draw conclusions from this.

Buying multiple tests - do you need a corporate account? Speak to our sales team for bulk discounts on test purchases in preparation for a recruitment process or assessment centre. Once purchased, you will receive Licence codes to enable you to distribute the assessments to your candidates as required.

Licence codes are for single use only and must be redeemed within 12 months.

What happens next

Once you have completed the secure online payment through Worldpay, you will be sent a Welcome email containing licence codes for the purchased tests.

The assessment is accessed by redeeming the licence code on our ADAPT platform.

If you / your participants have previously registered an account on our ADAPT platform and have a username and password, this licence code can be redeemed against existing accounts by logging in at If not, you / your participants will need to register a new account at, and enter the licence code during this process.

The test can then be taken through the ADAPT platform. Once the test is completed, a report containing the results and how to interpret them will become available as a PDF download.

For assistance during this process, please see support details provided in the Welcome email.

Taking the test

This test will randomly generate questions from questions banks, providing each individual with a unique combination of questions, each time they take the test. This increases the validity of the assessment as reduces the risk of cheating or sharing answers with other candidates.

The individual has a set time to complete the test. After this time the assessment will automatically close, providing fair conditions for each individual.


This test generates a report, which the Symbiotics team put together in easy-to-interpret sections and pass back to the customer.

Our Psychologists say

The ability to correctly interpret and critically evaluate verbal text is crucial in many roles as it helps individuals to:

  • Analyse documents to identify rules, regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Problem-solve, through identifying potential solutions that could correct issues.
  • Articulate and communicate clearly in reports to colleagues and clients.

Therefore, the stronger the individual's verbal reasoning skills the greater their understanding and compliance of company process and ability to communicate clearly with clients and colleagues. Verbal Reasoning tests are a useful measure throughout recruitment, to determine whether your candidates have the comprehension skills to meet the requirements of the role.

This assessment can also help to identify learning and development areas for current employees, to help with their progression.