What is ‘ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning’?

It’s a set of 48 online practice tests that will help your child prepare for the Verbal Reasoning  module in the ISEB Common Pretest.


In total, this product contains 864 unique Verbal Reasoning questions specifically designed for the ISEB Pretest.


Who is it for?

These practice tests are specifically designed for students taking the ISEB Common Pretest.


How will these tests benefit my child?

Verbal Reasoning is one of the four modules in the ISEB Common Pretest, which is a test created by GL Assessment.


We’ve analysed the full ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning syllabus and created specific tests to address all the question types your child needs to cover.


There are 16 different question types that could come up in the exam. These are listed below:



Compound Words

Embedded Words

Form a Word

Insert a Letter

Letter Analogies

Letter Codes

Letter Sequences

Move a Letter

Number Analogies


Word Completion

Word Match

Word Opposites

Word Pairs

Word Relationships


If you’ve taken any of our ISEB Pretest Practice Tests, you will have noticed that each Verbal Reasoning question is tagged with the relevant question type from the list above. Therefore, if your child is struggling with a specific question type, you will be able to identify it quickly and then use these new tests to improve these weaker areas.


For each topic, we’ve created three tests:


Level 1 – 18 questions. These are relatively simple questions to help familiarise your child with the key concepts of each question type. Depending on the school you are targeting, your child should aim to score 80-90%+ in Level 1 tests.


Level 2 – 18 questions. These are more challenging questions that require a little more thought and technique. Depending on the school you are targeting, your child should aim to score 70-80%+ in Level 2 tests.


Level 3 – 18 questions. These are advanced questions that represent the upper level of difficulty on the adaptive scale. Depending on the school you are targeting, your child should aim to score 60-70%+ in Level 3 tests.


Click the green button at the top of this page to view all the topics in detail.


Detailed explanations are provided for every single question so your child can learn and improve.


Each test is timed at the pace your child will need to match to do well in the actual exam.


The tests are presented via an interface that uses exactly the same layout and design as the actual exam.


The 48 practice tests included in this product are designed to help your child master ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning so they:

– are familiar with every Verbal Reasoning topic that could come up on exam day.

– can answer these questions accurately and efficiently.

– will face no surprises when taking the actual exam.

– can approach this section of the exam with confidence.



Detailed explanations are provided for every single question. This set of practice tests is the most accurate and efficient way to prepare for the Verbal Reasoning  section of the ISEB Common Pretest.


These practice tests will most likely introduce your child to all of the possible question types that could come up in the Verbal Reasoning module of their exam. This means that their actual assessment will pose no surprises and that they will not only be familiar with the material but will also be equipped with the tools and techniques to deal with every question confidently, accurately and efficiently.


What’s included?

This product contains 48 practice tests, divided by question type and difficulty level. Each test contains 18 questions. There are 864 questions in total.


For each Verbal Reasoning question type, there are three tests of varying difficulty: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.


The tests can be taken in any order.


Click the green button at the top of this page to view the Test Plan.


Each test is designed to match the rules of the ISEB Pretest. For example, once a question has been answered, your child cannot go back and change their answer.


Once each test is complete, it is marked automatically. Your child will then be able to review the test, seeing which questions they got correct and incorrect.


Detailed explanations are provided for every single question so your child can learn and improve.


Ranking statistics are also supplied per test so you can gauge your child’s performance compared to their peer group.


There is an option to take each test with 25% extra time. You should only use this option if you are sure your child will qualify for this in the actual test.


Once purchased, these tests can be used immediately in your online dashboard.


Why should I trust Pretest Plus?

We are examination experts and know exactly what is required to succeed in competitive entrance tests.


Our sole focus is the creation of effective resources that help students to maximise their potential and approach their exams in a state of preparation and confidence.


Our products are successfully used by tens of thousands of students every year, in over 60 countries.


Our customers and clients include governments, school districts, schools, tuition centres, educational consultants, publishers, teachers, tutors and, most importantly, parents!


If you have any questions or queries, or would like some advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are always happy to help.



You may be interested in combining these Non-Verbal Reasoning tests with our other ISEB Pretest Practice Tests, Courses and Skill Practice products:


Practice Tests

These ten ISEB Pretest practice tests are pitched at the same difficulty level but each contains unique content and question types. Therefore, taking multiple practice tests provides an excellent opportunity for your child to implement the feedback they receive as well as ensuring that they are exposed to all of the different question types that could come up in the actual exam.

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 1

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 2

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 3

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 4

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 5

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 6

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 7

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 8

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 9

ISEB Pretest Practice Test 10


Video Courses

These video courses are divided into bitesized tutorials, designed to cover everything your child needs to know in each module of the ISEB Pretest. Click the links below to learn more about how each course can benefit your child.

ISEB Pretest English Course

ISEB Pretest Mathematics Course

ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning Course

ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning Course


Skill Practice

Skill Practice products consist of focused tests that allow your child to target specific question formats that appear in the ISEB Pretest. They are an efficient way to improve key skills and boost scores quickly.

ISEB Pretest English – Comprehension

ISEB Pretest English – Sentence Completion

ISEB Pretest English – Spelling & Punctuation

ISEB Pretest Mathematics

ISEB Pretest Non-Verbal Reasoning


Don’t forget to use the discount code ppdiscount at checkout to get 10% off orders over £80 and 20% off orders over £200.

Our ISEB Pretest Practice Tests, Courses and Skill Practice products have been successfully used by tens of thousands of students to prepare for the ISEB Common Pretest.

Pretest Plus is an independent publisher of practice tests and courses and is not affiliated with or endorsed by the publishers of the ISEB Common Pretest.

    • 48 Practice Tests with answers and explanations
    • 864 questions in total
    • Tests divided by topic and difficulty level
    • Covers full ISEB Pretest Verbal Reasoning syllabus
    • Design and layout that match the ISEB Pretest format
    • Option to take with 25% extra time
    • Highly accurate and effective
    • Designed to help your child master Pretest Verbal Reasoning
    • All known question types covered
    • Ideal preparation for the ISEB Common Pretest
    • Systematic, comprehensive, interactive and effective
    • Build confidence and improve performance
    • Developed by entrance test experts
    • Available online immediately after purchase
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Skill Covered

Verbal Reasoning