Do you consider Critical Thinking as a factor when hiring candidates?

For nearly a century, the Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal has been helping companies make data-driven decisions on staffing and development, and is now the leading critical thinking test available. Can your employees, managers, and future leaders examine a situation and clearly understand it from multiple perspectives, while separating facts from opinions and assumptions—often while under pressure? Watson-Glaser will help you find out!

Thousands of organizations, colleges, and schools use this critical thinking assessment to hire great managers, develop high-potential employees, and admit students into challenging programs.

Uses for the Watson-Glaser III

  • Assess decision making and critical thinking for entrylevel through executive positions in all industries
  • Emphasize the need for critical thinking for high-stakes roles like police officers and airplane pilots
  • Measure deductive reasoning skills of lawyers, insurance analysts, and IT professionals
  • Develop current and future leaders
  • Measure student potential and work-readiness


  • Measures the ability to Recognize Assumptions,Evaluate Arguments, and Draw logical Conclusions
  • Large item bank of business-relevant items suitable for international use
  • Online or paper-based administration
  • Administered with a 30-minute time limit
  • Untimed version available in US English for development or reasonable accommodations
  • Coming in 2018: US English, UK English, French, French Canadian, US Spanish, Castilian Spanish,and Dutch

The test you already know just got even better!

What’s new with the Watson-Glaser?

  • Item-banked format enables unsupervised screening of job applicants
  • Questions are randomly selected from a large pool, making it unlikely that two individuals receive the same test
  • Item-banked test design increases item security and protects test validity
  • Timed version promotes a consistent candidate experience
  • Improved Profile Report shows more scoring and subtest information
  • New platform functionality to add a custom norm, delay test administration, or deliver Watson-Glaser with other TalentLens solutions

Additional Benefits

  • Reduce cost-of-hire and time-to-hire by screening out candidates unlikely to succeed
  • Emphasize the role of critical thinking in your company culture
  • Develop your current staff using the Development Report, professional services, or self-paced online training