Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test

Raven’s Progressive Matrices Preparation Package

Measures spatial, abstract and cognitive reasoning ability, as well as problem-solving skills. Practice now and score high on the actual test!
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What is a Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test

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A Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test is a test designed to measure your non-verbal, abstract and cognitive functioning. In the test, a candidate is presented with a matrix of 3x3 geometric designs, with one piece missing. The candidates' job is to choose the right diagram, from a set of eight answers, that completes a pattern in the matrix that you have to figure out. The questions and answers are all completely non-verbal.

The Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test was developed in the 1930’s by J.C. Raven to research how genetic aspects and environmental aspects influence intelligence. The Raven’s Progressive Matrices Test is designed to have no cultural or ethnic bias, so it should measure only the genetic component of intelligence without the influence of environment. Today the test is widely used as a pre-employment assessment tool.

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Raven’s Progressive Matrices example question.

The correct answer to the example question above is option G. The following patterns can be found to solve the question:

Rule 1: From left to right, the triangle moves along a vertical line, one place each time. This pattern starts again in the next row.

Rule 2: From left to right, the hexagon moves in a clockwise direction, one place each time. This pattern starts again in the next row.

Rule 3: The rhombus moves two places along a vertical line, one place each time. This pattern starts again in the next row.

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