• KPMG’s Verbal Reasoning Test will determine how confident you are in extracting information from a previously unseen passage of text, to identify whether the following statements are true, false, or impossible to say based on the information contained in the passage of text.
  • KPMG’s Verbal Reasoning Test could potentially be more challenging for non-native speakers in English, but the advice we give to everyone is to practice verbal reasoning test questions beforehand, as this allows you to understand the specific way in which the texts are built and questions asked. The format of questions is very different from anything you would experience at school.
  • Tip: To have a better understanding of what is required of you, always start by reading the passage first before even looking at the question. Make sure you fully understand the text and only then should you attempt answering the question.
  • You will have around 45 seconds to answer each question.

B. The verbal reasoning tests are usually taken after the numerical reasoning tests and comprise a series of statements that you must determine as true, false or ‘cannot say’. There will be four questions per scenario, leading to a total of 40 questions (10×4) that must all be answered within 20 minutes. You are expected to demonstrate your business judgement and problem solving skills.

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