Pearson/TalentLens Assessment

Prepare for your next Pearson test with tailor-made practice materials.

Firms looking to hire the brightest new minds in the legal world turn to Pearson to help them do so. Pearson owns the TalentLens platform, which provides a range of aptitude tests used by many different employers. These tests include DAT Next Generation and Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT-ll), Watson Glaser and SOSIE 2nd Generation. The tests are as follows:

Watson Glaser

The Watson Glaser test presents you with limited information in order to evaluate how you process information and make decisions. The test also offers an opportunity to show your ability to think outside the box, which is why it is most commonly used by law firms and other professional practices.

Check out our full Watson Glaser page here.


A RANRA (rust advanced numerical reasoning appraisal) most often accompanies the Watson Glaser test when employers are recruiting for a more senior or managerial role. Similar to the Watson Glaser test, it assesses critical thinking but uses numerical reasoning to do so.


Specifically for legal professionals, BCAT (bar course aptitude test) is a variation of the Watson Glaser test, for barristers looking to claim their place on the bar professional training course.

Iris Situational Judgement

Designed for graduates, this test lays out common workplace scenarios and asks the challenging questions that require you to make decisions.

Pearson Numerical Reasoning Assessment

A new addition to the Pearson TalentLens portal, this test is based on a numerical reasoning assessment. But it introduces some new concepts that you might not have seen before.


SOSIE is designed to measure a candidate’s personal values and personality traits. Tests like these help employers to determine whether you’re a good fit for the role and company you’re applying for.

Raven progressive matrices

Raven's progressive matrices is a non-verbal aptitude test is designed to measure your lateral thinking and problem solving skills.

Sample Pearson/TalentLens Assessment question Test your knowledge!

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What is the next number in the following sequence: 2, 6, 14, 30, ...?

  • 48
  • 52
  • 62
  • 64

Imagine a scenario where one rule states that all statements followed by a number must be false, and another rule states that all statements containing a color must be true. Which of the following statements would be true?

  • The following statement is false: 2.
  • The following statement is true: The apple is red.
  • The following statement is true: 7 is a prime number.
  • The following statement is false: The sky is blue.

If all squares are rectangles, and no rectangles are circles, which of the following conclusions must be true?

  • All squares are circles.
  • Some rectangles are squares.
  • No squares are circles.
  • Some circles are rectangles.

In a machine, a lever decreases the force required to lift a weight by increasing the distance over which the force is applied. If the lever is half as long as it needs to be to lift the weight with one unit of force, how many units of force are required to lift the same weight?

  • Half a unit of force
  • One unit of force
  • Two units of force
  • Four units of force

Consider a tank being filled with water at a rate of 12 liters per minute. If half of the water leaks out every 5 minutes, how much water will be in the tank after 10 minutes?

  • 12 liters
  • 14 liters
  • 16 liters
  • 24 liters

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Pearson/TalentLens Assessment Tips

Understand the Format

Pearson TalentLens tests are known for their diversity in question types, including numerical, verbal, and logical reasoning challenges. Familiarize yourself with the structures of each test type. Taking the time to understand the format and types of questions you'll encounter can greatly improve your confidence on exam day. Dive into practice exams that mimic the real thing; at Law Tests, we've got you covered with simulations that feel just like the Pearson assessments.

Master Time Management

Time is of the essence in these tests. They're not only measuring accuracy but also how quickly you can process and apply information. Our practice exams at Law Tests are timed, helping you get into the rhythm of pacing yourself. Begin by understanding each question before diving in, and as you practice, aim to increase your speed without sacrificing accuracy.

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking

Pearson's assessments are not just about knowledge, they're about applying logic and analysis to problem-solving. Strengthening your critical thinking skills can be a game-changer. At Law Tests, we provide detailed explanations for each practice question, which helps you understand the thought process behind each answer, allowing you to hone your critical thinking muscles.

Read Carefully

It’s easy to overlook key details when you're feeling the pressure of the clock. Pearson's verbal reasoning tests, for example, require careful reading to grasp the nuances in the passages. Practice active reading strategies with our tailored verbal reasoning practice tests to catch every detail and understand the subtleties in the questions. Attention to detail can make a significant difference in your performance.

Relax and Stay Positive

Nerves can impact performance, so it’s important to go into your test feeling calm and collected. Positive affirmations, deep-breathing exercises, and visualizing success are all strategies that can help ease anxiety. Remember, practice makes perfect, and by using Law Tests to prepare, you'll be familiar with what’s coming, which should help reduce pre-test jitters. Believe in yourself — you've got this!

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Pearson/TalentLens Assessment FAQs

Where can I practice free Pearson test questions?

You can try practice Pearson tests using our online platform which offers a variety of free test questions to try - no credit card sign-up required.

How are the results of the Pearson tests used by employers?

Results are used to make hiring decisions about candidates. Test scores provide insights into your strengths and weaknesses needed to succeed in the role you're applying for.

What do I need to take the test?

Be sure to have a good internet connection and access to a desktop computer or laptop. You'll want to ensure you have a quiet and comfortable work environment as well as a pen and paper to do calculations and make notes.

What is a good pass mark?

Typically a good pass mark is above 75% - tests are often benchmarked by employers and will also be compared with other candidate test scores during the shortlisting process.