Mettl Test Practice: Sample Questions and Answers

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What is the Mettl Aptitude Test Structure?

Mettle is a provider of psychometric tests, with expertise in both cognitive and personality assessment. Many job candidates find themselves taking a Mettle exam during the screening and interview phase of their hiring process.

The Mettl assessment usually contains four domains:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking

Each domain contains about 20 questions and is timed for 20 minutes, so the total duration of the online assessments is a little over 60 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice with a varying number of answer options (2 to 5, depending on the test’s domain).

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The Mettl Aptitude Test's Domains - Review, Example Questions, and Tips

Logical Reasoning domain

  • Topics include: Formal logic, seating arrangements, syllogisms, deduction, picture comparison and analysis, spatial reasoning, blood relations, analogies, number matrices, language coding, data sufficiency, etc.

Logical Reasoning Sample Question

At a hi-tech company, no engineer plays basketball, but some engineers are sprinters.


  • Programmers who are sprinters, play basketball.
  • Some sprinters play basketball.

Choose the correct answer:

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Neither I nor II follows
D. Both I and II follow
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

According to the statement, Engineers don't play basketball, and some engineers are sprinters. The following illustration represents the statement:

Mettl Logical Reasoning Answer

Based on the illustration, it is clear that there is no information regarding programmers, which dismisses conclusion I, and there is no information regarding basketball playing among sprinters who are not engineers. One can only tell that engineers, in general (including those who are sprinters), don't play basketball. Therefore, none of the conclusions can be deduced from the statement.


 Logical Reasoning Practice Tips

  1. In questions with a complex set of information (e.g. seating arrangement questions, family relations riddles, language coding, etc.) Use a pen and paper to write down details you discover or answers you rule out. You can also create a table/flow chart and use it to organize your information.

  2. When you’re done going over the clues once, do it again – can you infer any new information or rule any answer out, now that you have some new conclusions?

  3. Alternatively, go over the answer options one by one and determine which one is true.
  4. When dealing with Syllogisms, distinguish between generalizing statements (something always happens with something else) and existence statements (something sometimes happens with something else). Remember - generalizing ≠ existence. Therefore, you should refrain from inferring a general rule out of an existing phenomenon.
  5. When dealing with Cause and Effect questions, in which you have to decide whether two sentences maintain a cause-and-effect relation or not, relate only to the information given in the question, and refrain from making personal assumptions. The same advice applies to Data Sufficiency questions, in which you have to decide whether two given conclusions: A. Follow a statement. B. Only one of them follows the statement. C. None of them follows the statement.
  6. When solving analogy questions, start by defining the relationship between the pair of given words, and placing them in a sentence that precisely describes that relationship.  Then you can pick the answer that replicates the same relationship.
  7. When solving Number Matrix questions, read both rows and columns of numbers carefully. Take into account that the logical rule of transition is different between rows and columns, therefore, choose to focus on either rows or the columns of the matrix and find the rule they dictate. For the purpose of validation, you may then find the other rule, and proceed to verify the correctness of your answer by checking whether the number you came up with fulfills the other rule as well.

Mettl Aptitude Test PrepPack™

Our Mettl General Aptitude PrePack is an extensive, highly professional package specially tailored to prepare you for the Mettl General Aptitude Test. It comprises full-length practice tests, which cover the Logical, Quantitative, Verbal, and critical domains included in the test.

In addition, the PrepPack™ offers you extra practice for the four types of domains with more than 1000 questions, to ensure you have a fully satisfying grasp of all the relevant topics.

 Quantitative Reasoning Domain

  • Topics include: Statistics and probability, geometry, combinatorics, averages, ratios, percentages, work rate, travel, algebra, polynomials, charts analysis, etc.
  • The questions are high school and college levels and require refreshing your memory on the topics elaborated above.
  • Calculator and scrap paper for written calculations are permitted during the test.

Quantitative Reasoning Sample Question

Ann, Matt, and Zack are working for a cleaning company. Together, they can clean a house in 2 hours. If Ann does the job alone, she can finish it in 5 hours. If Matt does the job alone, he can finish it in 6 hours. How many hours will it take Ann and Zack together to finish the job?

Choose the correct answer:

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5.5
D. 6
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Step 1:
In order to solve this problem, first find out Zack's work rate indicated as 1/Z (1 house in Z hours).

According to the question, the total work rate of all three people together is 1/2 (1 house in 2 hours), Ann's work rate is 1/5 (1 house in 5 hours), and Matt's work rate is 1/6 (1 house in 6 hours).

Each person contributes his share to that total rate, meaning:
Ann + Matt + Zack = total
 1/5 + 1/6  + 1/Z   = 1/2
=> 1/Z = 1/2 – 1/5 – 1/6    //30 is the lowest common denominator
=> 1/Z = (15-6-5)/30         //Multiply both sides by 30
=> 30/Z = 15 – 6 – 5
=> 30/Z = 4                       //*Z
=> 30 = 4Z                        //Divide both sides by 4
=> Z = 7.5
Thus, Zack's work rate: 1/7.5

Step 2:
The total time it will take both Ann and Zack to clean a house:
1/t = 1/5 + 1/7.5       //15 is the lowest common denominator
=> 1/t = (3+2)/15
=> 1/t = 5/15
=> 1/t = 1/3             // Multiply both sides by 3t
=> t = 3 hours.


Quantitative Reasoning Practice Tips

  1. Refresh your memory regarding the use of a calculator – basic operations, percentages, exponents, functions, etc.

  2. Refresh your memory regarding various high school and college-level math topics such as: Percentage formulas, proportions, unit-conversions, statistics and probability, algebraic formulas, geometry, differential math, work-rate and travel questions, etc. Fortunately, we are here to assist you, with dozens of extra practice quantitative questions included in the Mettl General Aptitude PrePack to ensure and solidify your preparation.

  3. When facing numerical word problems, graphs, charts, or tables:
    • A. Read the problem carefully and mark important data
    • B. Pay attention to what you are being asked.
    • C. Understand and process your steps of calculation.
    • D. Re-check your calculation.

A nice way to build your confidence is to practice mental math in everyday situations, like calculating discounts and change at stores.

Verbal Reasoning domain

  • Topics include: Reading comprehension, English grammar, writing skills, vocabulary, spelling, etc.
  • The Reading Comprehension part contains 4 texts of different lengths and a question asked about each.

Verbal Reasoning Sample Question

Identify the error in the given sentence.

'They go to the party without him by the time he got there,' said Jean.

Choose the correct answer:

A. Go
B. Hi
C. Time
D. There
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Since going to the party occurs before he gets there, the verb to go must be in the past tense. Thus, the correct sentence is as follows: 'They went to the party without him by the time he got there,' said Jean.

Note that the going must have happened in the past because the past tense verb 'got' is not an answer choice and, consequently, must be correct.

Therefore, the correct answer is (A).


Verbal Reasoning Practice Tips

Reading Comprehension questions

  • For most questions, it is recommended to read the question first, notice what you are being asked and identify the process you need to perform.
  • Mark keywords in the question and find the corresponding paragraph in the text.
  • In case of a quote-specific question, locate the paragraph in which the quote appears, and in addition to reading it, also read the ending sentence of the preceding paragraph and the beginning sentence of the next paragraph.

Verbal Ability questions

  • Notice grammar and syntax, by familiarizing yourself with the differences between commonly confused words, like there vs. their vs. they're, etc. Learn when and where, in a sentence, each can be used.
  • Familiarize yourself with the correct usage of grammatical times, prepositions, adverbs adjectives, etc.
  • When asked to correctly structure a text, read it afterward as a whole, and verify its logic and coherence.

** Work on expanding your vocabulary – learn different words' meanings, their synonyms, and antonyms. Familiarize yourself with different idioms.

Critical Thinking

  • Topics include: weak and strong arguments, drawing conclusions from texts, and recognizing fallacies.

Critical Thinking Sample Question

Read the following passage:

Electric cars provide the same level of performance as traditional gasoline vehicles and cost significantly less to operate over time. Automotive experts predict that, in the near future, many consumers will prefer electric cars over traditional gasoline-powered vehicles due to their efficiency and lower environmental impact.

Which of the following assumptions underlies the experts' prediction?

Electric cars will soon offer more models and designs than gasoline vehicles.
Consumers prioritize vehicle efficiency and environmental impact when choosing cars.
Gasoline prices will significantly increase, making electric cars more appealing.
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

Answer B: This assumption supports the experts' prediction. If consumers indeed value efficiency and lower environmental impact, they are likely to prefer electric cars over traditional gasoline vehicles, aligning with the experts' prediction.

Answer A: This assumption is not necessary for the experts' prediction. The prediction about consumer preference for electric cars is based on efficiency and environmental impact, not on the variety of models available.

Answer C: This assumption is not a fundamental basis for the experts' prediction. The preference for electric cars, as predicted by the experts, is primarily attributed to their efficiency and lower environmental impact, not necessarily to fluctuations in gasoline prices.

Critical Thinking Reasoning Practice Tips

  1. Practice active reading. Don't just gloss over the text, assuming you will "catch" the gist of it. These passages are tricky. Use methods like mouthing the words as you read them and highlighting important keywords in your mind.
  2. Read the question first. You are more likely to find the correct answer within the passage if you know what to look for.
  3. Scrutinize the answers. Many will seem correct at first glance because they are invoking a common fallacy to trick you. Make sure you are smarter than they are.

General Tips for the Mettl Test

  • Practice our Mettl General Aptitude PrePack! It is the most extensive preparation pack online and will thoroughly prepare test takers to exceed the Mettl test's required standard.
  • Equip yourself with a handheld calculator, as well as pen and paper before starting the test.
  • It is important to use a handheld calculator also while practicing and refrain from using a Windows calculator before and during the test. Remember! It is better to guess an answer than to leave a question unanswered since marks are not deducted for incorrect responses.
  • As long as you don't press the "Submit Test" button, you can go back and revise your answers to previous questions. Make use of the convenience of the Remote proctoring format of the Mettl platform; it allows you to sit the test at a time and place of your choice.

Candidate's Test Report

The Mettl assessment reports are given immediately after completing the test, no waiting is required!
The reports are available in three formats:
Excel Report:
Test summary sheet with information regarding the number of correct answers in each section and in total, the raw score of each section and the total test score, the time it took the candidate to finish each section, etc.
Test score sheet with information regarding the candidate scores in the test, the percentage of correct answers in each section and in the whole test, the percentile the candidate is located in, etc.
Test Analysis sheet with information regarding the candidate's sectional performance
PDF Report: presents a sectional score's analytics and a difficulty level analysis of the candidate. It also includes the test logs and details regarding the candidate's answers to the questions.
HTML Report: an online representation (HTML format) of the PDF report. Each candidate receives her/his own web link to view their test results.

Related Links

Below you can find links to additional logical, verbal, numerical, and critical thinking practice materials:
Logical Reasoning Practice
Verbal Reasoning Practice
Numerical Reasoning Practice
Critical Thinking Practice
Mettl website 

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