Vital graduate competencies are adroitness in literacy, comprehension and communication. This is considered as a more accurate predictive tool for applicants’ performances. You are generally expected to respond with either True, False or Cannot Say, based on the passage. Evaluate the fit of each answer and choose the best fit.
- True: This makes sense in the given context.
- False: There is no correlation.
- Cannot say: There is not enough information/the right information to ascertain the answer.
Make sure to double check the details of the test and get any information possible so as to be best prepared.
Verbal Reasoning Test Sample
Cardiovascular disease is so prevalent that all businesses are likely to have employees who suffer from, or may develop, this condition. Research shows that between 50-80% of all people who suffer a heart attack are able to return to work. However, this may not be possible if they have previously been involved in heavy physical work. In such cases, it may be possible to move the employee to lighter duties, with appropriate retraining where necessary. Similarly, high-pressure, stressful work, even where it does not involve physical activity, should also be avoided. Human Resources managers should be aware of the implications of job roles for employees with a cardiac condition.
Question: Physical or stressful work may bring on a heart attack.
Is this TRUE, UNTRUE OR CANNOT SAY?
The aim of such exercises is to test your ability to work with limited information and not overthink the issue at hand. Use only this data and do not search your mind for your own knowledge. Highlight the keywords in the passage.
High-pressure, stressful work, even where it does not involve physical activity, should also be avoided.
This passage does not indicate clearly that the statement is definitely true: the statement does not say anything definite regarding whether physical or stressful work may bring on a heart attack. Therefore the answer is that we CANNOT SAY: you have insufficient information to answer given just the information in the passage.