What’s on the GCT2 Test
Canada Post uses GCT2 as of January 2023.
The GCT Level 2 test includes:
- Reasoning and Analytical Thinking – number and letter series, matching
- Spatial Relations
- Vocabulary and Word Meaning – synonyms and Antonyms
- Numerical Word Problems
Reasoning and Analytical Thinking
- Sequences & Series
Why Reasoning and analytical Thinking are Important
Critical thinking skills. Analytical reasoning questions test your ability to analyze information, identify key elements, and draw conclusions.
Problem-solving. Entrance tests are designed to test your problem-solving skills – this includes, your ability to approach problems systematically, apply reasoning, and find effective solutions.
Data analysis. Many jobs in different industries require you to possess strong analytical skills for analyzing data. Entrance tests use these questions to test your skill and aptitude for data analysis and problem-solving.
Logical thinking. Questions are designed to test your ability to think logically and make deductions based on information you are given. Logical reasoning skills are highly valued in many jobs.
Time management and Working under Pressure. The ability to stay calm under pressure is a great skill to have and valued by many employers. Entrance tests almost always have time limits. Analytical reasoning questions test your ability to manage your time effectively and make good decisions under pressure. Tips for managing your time on a test.
Word Knowledge and Vocabulary
The word knowledge is considered part of the analytical and reasoning sections. Includes:
Why Vocabulary is Important
Overall Language Ability. A strong vocabulary is an indication of your overall command of the English language and intellectual capabilities, which are important qualities for many positions.
Synonyms, and Antonyms. Synonym (words with similar meanings) and antonym (words with opposite meanings) questions test your ability to recognize word relationships and make connections based on similarities or contrasts.
Why Word Problems are Important
Comprehensive understanding. Word problems require you to read, comprehend, and analyze written information. You must extract relevant details, identify the mathematical operations needed, and make a strategy to solve. The GCT uses word problems to evaluate your ability to think critically and apply mathematical principles in different situations.
Address Sorting (optional – Canada Post)
The address sorting tests your ability to organize addresses alphabetically. Address sorting incorporates several parameters such as sorting according to names, locations, or intended destinations as well as the order mail is to be deposited into various addresses or dropped at various locations.
This section includes the ability to use search criteria such as name, city, state, ZIP code, street address among other parameters.
GCT2 Practice Test – Course and Practice
General Competency Test (Level 2) Study Practice Course. Includes tutorials, quizzes, timed tests, practice questions, how to take a test, and self-assessments. Includes practice test questions for vocabulary, number series, letter series, numerical word problems and reasoning.
- Hundreds of pages of Tutorials
- 2 sets of practice test questions
- multiple choice strategy
- Complete guide to taking a test
- Hundreds of practice test questions for all content!