Abstract Reasoning Test Practice

All of these practice test links offer free abstract reasoning test practice, equivalent to 11 plus non verbal reasoning test practice.

Abstract Reasoning Test Practice

Abstract reasoning test practice is the professional term for non verbal reasoning tests used in occupational settings. These abstract reasoning test practice sites are therefore suitable for both abstract reasoning test practice and for non verbal reasoning test practice. Most of these practice test sites also offer their own abstract reasoning test tips and non verbal reasoning tips.

SHL’s abstract reasoning test practice and abstract reasoning test example

Kenexa abstract reasoning test test practice and Kenexa abstract reasoning test example

Saville Consulting abstract reasoning test practice and Saville Consulting abstract reasoning test example.

Saville Consulting preparation advice for abstract reasoning tests.

TalentQ abstract reasoning test practice and TalentQ abstract reasoning test example.

Abstract Reasoning / Non Verbal Reasoning Practice Formats

The best type of abstract reasoning test practice is with the type of abstract reasoning test that you expect to take. There are several broad types of abstract reasoning test format. Some abstract reasoning tests combine 2-4 of these types into one test.

Series format abstract reasoning test practice

In a series abstract reasoning question, you are presented with 4 to 5 boxes in a line. The individual boxes contain a series of ever-evolving figures. For example, there may be one black square and four white circles in the first box. The pattern could be an increase in the number of black figures by one for each step in the series. Thus, the pattern in the second box would be two black figures, three black figures in the third box and so on.

Alternatively, the pattern in the second box could shift such that the colour moves along one place in the series. Thus, the single black square would become a white square and the first white circle would become black.

“Complete the pattern” Part I

Similar to the series abstract reasoning format, instead of having a line of 5 boxes the abstract reasoning format could be more elaborate. This “complete the pattern” type of abstract reasoning test in its simplest format is a 2 by 2, or a 3 by 3, set of boxes in which one of the boxes is empty (except for a large question mark). You need to select which of the five answer options completes the 2 by 2 / 3 by 3 box.

It’s key not to panic. Whilst the question may look more complicated than the series row of boxes, you find the answer in the same way. The pattern will be both horizontal and vertical. This actually makes it easier to spot the similarities across and down the boxes. Once you have spotted the abstract similarities you are very close to knowing how the pattern differs going from one box to the next. Yes, exactly the same as in the simple series form of abstract reasoning question.

Complete the pattern Part II

“Complete the pattern” type of abstract reasoning test can also be displayed in 10+ boxes presented in diamond, star or other matrix-type patterns of triangles typically. One traingle will contain a question mark highlighting this is the missing part of the pattern you need to solve. These again are less complicated than appearances suggest.

Remember with the more complicated “Complete the pattern” type of abstract reasoning test that reflection is likely to play a role in many question answers.

Odd One Out format abstract reasoning test practice

In an Odd One Out abstract reasoning test format, you are presented with five abstract figures and you need to determine which figure (answer options a to e) is the most unlike the other abstract figures.

UKCAT type of abstract reasoning question format

The UKCAT’s abstract reasoning test presents two blocks of 2 by 3 squares, called Set A and Set B. There are then several questions displaying a single box with the question, To which Set does this figure belong, or is it To Neither Set.

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