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The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) is a standardized test often used to assess the cognitive ability and problem-solving aptitude of students, primarily for academic admissions.

This Wonderlic SLE test preparation pack will prepare you for your exam.

The pack includes:

  • 5 Full-Length Simulation Wonderlic Style Timed Tests
  • 5 Shorter Simulation Wonderlic Style Timed Tests
  • Basic Math, Numerical Reasoning & Series Tests
  • Verbal Reasoning Tests
  • Logical Reasoning Tests (Inductive & Deductive)
  • Error Checking Tests
  • Personality Tests – Bonus!!!

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Wonderlic is a company that makes and designs different types of screening assessments for both companies and universities looking to test their potential employees and students during the application process. These tests not only allow for the respective organization or institution to choose the right candidates, but also allows for those candidates to rise above their competition. Wonderlic offers several types of IQ tests, including the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam.

What is the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam?

The Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (Wonderlic SLE) is a type of Wonderlic test that is used specifically by colleges to assess prospective students. Unlike other Wonderlic tests, this is not a pre-employment assessment, as it pertains to knowledge prioritized by universities. It is a standardized test used during the application process to vet candidates based on cognitive ability.

Test SectionNumber of QuestionsTime Limit
Verbal5012 minutes
Numerical4520 minutes
Logical2510 minutes
Spatial2510 minutes
Total14552 minutes
Test Section

How are Candidates Assessed in the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam?

The test is taken either online or in person, and is comprised of multiple-choice questions candidates must answer in the given time frame. There are two types of Wonderlic SLE tests: the full Wonderlic SLE and the Wonderlic SLE Quicktest (SLE-Q).

  • Full Wonderlic SLE: This test is comprised of 50 questions that must be completed in 12 minutes. The test is administered in person at an approved testing center.
  • Wonderlic SLE Quicktest: This test is comprised of 30 questions that must be completed in 8 minutes. This test can be administered remotely online, and is for candidates who do not have direct access to a testing center.

The questions on either type of test are similar, and candidates can expect to encounter questions related to verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, logical reasoning, and spatial reasoning.

Verbal Reasoning

Candidates are assessed based on their written language comprehension, including grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and reading comprehension. Questions include vocabulary checks (synonyms and antonyms) and word problems, as well as proverbs. The Wonderlic SLE is known to provide proverbs -a cat has nine lives, for example- and asks candidates to choose proverbs that are similar.

Example: Fill in the Blank.

_____ not going to school today. ___ a snow day.

  1. Their/Its
  2. Their/It’s
  3. They’re/Its
  4. They’re/It’s
  5. There/Its
  6. There/It’s

Example: Which two proverbs have similar meanings?

A. Strike while the iron is hot.

B. Honesty is the best policy.

C. My hands are tied.

D. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

E. Never judge a book by its cover.

Numerical Reasoning

The Wonderlic SLE also includes some mathematical questions, including basic operations, numerical patterns, ratios, percentages, and fractions. Candidates are not allowed to use calculators, and thus should plan accordingly. The questions include both multiple choice and word problems that require written answers.

Example: What is 12% of 200?

A. 24

B. 28

C. 26

D. 32


If X receives two-percent interest a month on $10,000, how much money will X have in a year?

Logical Reasoning

Candidates are presented with problems that test their logic and rational thinking. Questions may include word problems, or recognizing patterns in sequences. This also tests a candidate’s deductive reasoning.


True or False: Leaves change color in autumn. The leaves are changing color. Therefore, it is autumn.

Example: Which of the following dates came first?

A. August 31, 1976

B. July 12, 1980

C. September 3, 1976

D. September 16, 1976

E. August 24, 1980

Spatial Reasoning

Applicants are given questions with 2- and 3-D objects to test their ability to interpret, interact with, and manipulate shapes. Spatial reasoning questions are less common on the Wonderlic SLE, but it is important to prepare for them in the event they do come up.

Example: Which of the following includes mirror images?

A. >< 

B. << 

C. >> 

D. ^>

Example: If the following shape (^) is turned 90 degrees clockwise, in what direction will it be facing?

A. > 

B. < 

C. ^

How the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam is Scored

Candidates are not scored by percentages, thus a candidate who scores 25 out of 50 questions correctly does not earn a 50-percent, but rather 25 points. The highest score a candidate can obtain is 50 on the full test and 30 on the SLE-Q. No points are given for blank or incorrect answers, so candidates are encouraged to guess answers they are unclear about, for the chance of a point rather than leave it blank. The average score on a Wonderlic SLE is 21, and it is uncommon for candidates to complete the entire test in the specified time, thus, candidates should focus on answering as many questions correctly as possible.

Preparing for the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

The best way to prepare for the Wonderlic SLE is to study. Knowing what to expect from the test, candidates can focus on areas where they may struggle, especially in quick-math, as calculators are not allowed. Prospective students required to take the Wonderlic SLE for their respective university should utilize practice tests and study guides to give themselves the best chance of scoring well. Prepare4Success offers the materials students need to ace the assessment and increase their chances of achieving their goals.