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    Been doing some free practice VRTs on the internet and I typically score between 33%-50% correct.

    Is this fairly normal or am I very bad at this? Any tips people have?

    What score is expected of me if say, I want to get a job in the Government Legal Service?

    When I'm ever in doubt of the answer (because its just very unclear or asking for something I am very sure is not provided in the statement) I always go for the 'cannot say' option.

    I wish these tests would tell me which questions I got wrong.
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    (Original post by Fugggggg :DDD)
    Been doing some free practice VRTs on the internet and I typically score between 33%-50% correct.

    Is this fairly normal or am I very bad at this? Any tips people have?

    What score is expected of me if say, I want to get a job in the Government Legal Service?

    When I'm ever in doubt of the answer (because its just very unclear or asking for something I am very sure is not provided in the statement) I always go for the 'cannot say' option.

    I wish these tests would tell me which questions I got wrong.
    • Pass rates are based on percentiles rather than percentages. This means they take your score and rank it against 1000s of other people who have taken the test (thy will have applied to similar roles/educated to a similar level), and you get a ranking of 1-99, with one being the lowest score and 99 being the highest. You won't necessarily get the same percentile mark for different organisations even if you did an identical test with identical questions/answers, as the group you are ranked against could be different.
    • Pass rates will vary massively between organisations. Typically they can be as low as the 35th percentile or as high as the 80th percentile.
    • Tips:-
    • Base your answers on the information provided. Try not to think what would happen in real life, just purely with the information presented to you. This will probably eliminate some of your "cannot say" answers as people tend to choose these thinking outside factors would influence the outcome. The "cannot say" should only be if it is obvious that information is clearly missing.
    • Try not to be indecisive.
    • If you can eliminate one of the answers quickly, then do so
    • Don't panic - keeping calm and confident
    • Kent uni does a test where you can submit your answers and then explains what the answers are that might be of use to you - https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/tests/verbaltest.htm
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    • Base your answers on the information provided. Try not to think what would happen in real life, just purely with the information presented to you. This will probably eliminate some of your "cannot say" answers as people tend to choose these thinking outside factors would influence the outcome. The "cannot say" should only be if it is obvious that information is clearly missing.
    yeah I think this is what has been tripping me up, I apply common sense learnt from the outside world to some of my answers if the answer is not explicitly in the statement/text and it ends up being wrong :/
 
 
 
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