About the Test
The Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT) is used to assess a test-taker’s ability to communicate effectively in writing. This includes the use of correct grammar and syntax, ability to organize and structure writing in a clear and logical manner, write in a clear and concise style, use appropriate tone and formatting for the intended audience and purpose, and analyze and synthesize information.
It is used to evaluate candidates for Officer-level employees, managers who must write letters, memos, reports or other documents, and express themselves concisely.
The WCPT may be administered in person or online, and takes 1-2 hours to complete.
What’s on the Test
There are 50 questions, including:
- Identifying grammar mistakes
- Choosing the best title for a passage
- Sentence and paragraph order
- English usage
- Avoiding wordiness and redundancy
- Main idea and details
Date Published: Friday, March 27th, 2020
Date Modified: Monday, April 17th, 2023