Vocabulary tests are used to determine the broadness of a person's vocabulary. Vocabulary questions are a common part of verbal aptitude and ability tests.
What questions can I expect?
There are many different ways to ask vocabulary questions. Here are some of the formats you can expect:
From Definition: The definition of a word is given. From a list of options you have to find the word that best matches the definition.
To Definition: A word is given. From a list of options you have to find the definition that best matches the word.
Antonyms / Synonyms: A word is given. From a list of options you have to find the word that is either a synonym or an antonym of the word.
Missing Word: A sentence with a missing word is given. From a list of options you have to find the word that best completes the sentence.
Where are Vocabulary tests used?
Vocabulary test questions are very common and are often found as part of a verbal ability test. You may encounter such tests when applying for jobs where English language skills are essential, such as clerical workers, customer support representatives, receptionists, marketing employees, and more. The test questions are also found in school tests such as the GRE, SAT, ASVAB, and MAT exams.
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