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What are Cognitive Ability Tests?

Our tailor-made Cognitive Ability Test Preparation Package, created by our team of tenured business psychologists, consists of 95 tests amounting to an impressive 1487 questions in total! It includes the following tests:

  • Numerical Reasoning: 12 tests amounting to 240 questions.
  • Number sequences: 18 tests 450 questions.
  • Math Word Problems: 7 tests with 140 questions.
  • Verbal Reasoning: 13 tests with 156 questions.
  • Abstract Reasoning: 9 tests 72 questions.
  • Logical Reasoning: 15 tests with 150 questions.
  • Inductive Reasoning: 12 tests with 144 questions in total.
  • Deductive Reasoning: 9 tests with 135 questions in total.

The Cognitive Ability Test is the parent to a large family of psychometric tests that assess different aspects of general intelligence. Performing well on a Cognitive Ability Assessment means that you will have to use a multitude of cognitive brain functions simultaneously or in quick succession. The different cognitive functioning mechanisms that you will need to be able to switch efficiently between and use optimally, revolve around verbal, numerical, abstract, and logical reasoning paradigms. The Cognitive Ability Test is very similar to the Cubiks, Thomas international, Predictive Index Learning Indicator (PLI), Wonderlic, Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) tests.

common characteristics in a Cognitive Ability Test are:

  • Tests a large variety of different cognitive abilities within different fields, topics, and subjects that are mixed throughout the tests.
  • Frequently there are a lot of questions to answer which are heavily constrained by time.
  • Require quick switching between ‘top-down’ deductive and ‘bottom-up’ inductive reasoning between questions and sometimes even within the same question.
  • The subject matter is not particularly difficult, although the additional time constraints and the necessary quick shifts to the required cognitive abilities can make the tests challenging.

If you want to learn more about the Cognitive Ability Test and have the desire to stimulate your brain with our assortment of free practice tests accompanied by matching answers and solutions, keep on reading!

Types of Cognitive Ability Tests

Now that we have arrived at the point right before we lay out all the components of the cognitive ability questions on a silver platter, the implicit question must be answered: what are cognitive ability questions?

Numerical Reasoning

The Numerical Reasoning component of the Cognitive Ability Preparation Package includes the following tests:

  • Numerical Reasoning: 12 tests amounting to 240 questions.
  • Number sequences: 18 tests 450 questions
  • Math Word Problems: 7 tests with 140 questions.

Numerical Reasoning tests are often founded on tabulated data and charts representing different business-related practical scenarios. Each scenario is followed by questions that connect to the provided data. Numerical Reasoning tests help gauge the candidate's ability to analytically infer, and deduce logical interpretations based on the presented array of data. 

Although proficiency in mental arithmetic is a bonus when it comes to finishing before the time limit is reached, the intention of numerical reasoning tests is not geared towards measuring one's ability to be good at advanced mathematics. Numerical aptitude tests are an integral part of assessments and a basic understanding of arithmetic, number sequences, percentages, financial arithmetic, and data interpretation, are measured. More important is that you are capable of making sound use of data to formulate logical decisions.

The most common Numerical Reasoning questions in psychometric tests are Graphs and charts that show an array of data concerning certain variables and statistics. This test also frequently presents itself in the form of tabular data. It is often the case that the data is seemingly unrelated but it is your task to infer and deduce the correct inter-relationships and patterns to come up with the correct answer.

Take one of our FREE Numerical Reasoning test with 10 questions on graphs, charts, and tables and see how you rank against other candidates! Click on the provided link above or the image below.

Most certainly in a Cognitive Ability Test, you will also come across Number Sequences which are commonly referred to as ‘number smart’ and ‘speed tests’ to test basic arithmetic skills.

If you want to find out where you stand on number sequences and have 5 minutes to spare, take the FREE Number Sequences Test with 10 questions and see how you rank against other candidates! Click on the provided link above or the image below.

What else you can expect in Numerical Reasoning are Math Word Problems which test a tricky combination of numerical and verbal efficiency. The candidate is provided with a verbal statement that has several implicit arithmetic inter-relationships which are followed by a question. It is the candidate's task to provide the correct multiple-choice answer. 

Learn more about Math Word Problems by taking the FREE Math Word Problems Test with 3 questions. Click on the provided link above or the image below.

Math Word Problem

Verbal Reasoning 

The Verbal Reasoning component of the Cognitive Ability Preparation Package includes the following tests:

  • Verbal Reasoning: 13 tests with 156 questions.

We will now reveal the Verbal Reasoning part of the puzzle which you will definitely have to pass with flying colours if you are aiming to pass the cognitive ability test. This part of the test predominantly comes down to the assessment of the candidate's reading comprehension skills. Verbal Comprehension is usually tested against the clock and it is of the essence to read the question precisely and take in all the information efficiently so you can formulate an answer quickly.

Verbal reasoning tests are usually written as one paragraph, section, or passage followed by several questions and/or theses. These questions and/or theses need to be answered with “True”, “False”, or “Cannot say”, 

Test your Verbal Reasoning proficiency by taking the FREE Verbal Reasoning Test with 10 questions. Click on the provided link above or the image below.

Verbal Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning 

The Abstract Reasoning component of the Cognitive Ability Preparation Package includes the following tests:

  • Abstract Reasoning: 9 tests 72 questions

Abstract Reasoning assesses a candidate’s general intellect and ability to engage in non-verbal reasoning. It is often the case that you are required to observe an image, and transpose what you see into a coherent pattern, conclusion, and answer. In this test, you need to show your capacity to infer logical assumptions that are based on presented visual information supplied in the form of symbols and/or matrices. 

In an Abstract Reasoning test, you will commonly be required to identify a missing item, diagram of a figure that completes and concludes a certain and particular logical pattern. Such a test will give in-depth insights into a candidate’s ability to work out a variety of spatial relationships.

Complete the FREE Abstract Reasoning Test with 8 questions! Click on the provided link above or the image below.

Abstract Reasoning

Logical Reasoning 

The Logical Reasoning component of the Cognitive Ability Preparation Package includes the following tests:

  • Logical Reasoning: 15 tests with 150 questions.
  • Inductive Reasoning: 12 tests with 144 questions in total.
  • Deductive Reasoning: 9 tests with 135 questions in total.

Logical Reasoning can be deconstructed into the opposing ‘bottom-up’ Inductive Reasoning and ‘top-down’ Deductive Reasoning systems. 

With logical Reasoning, relationships between premises and ideas are expanded upon to come up with potentially correct patterns. The relationships between ideas are tested rigorously, to draw the right conclusion. Logical Reasoning assesses the candidate's capacity to use structured thought processes to figure out an accurate response to a posed question. Logical reasoning tests assess your ability at skills such as how to interpret patterns or relationships between shapes. Candidates have to go back and forth between Inductive Reasoning and Deductive Reasoning to make inferences, which are expanded upon if they show promise, and deductively cut off when they are proven to be illogical.

Complete the FREE Logical Reasoning Test with 10 questions! Click on the provided link above or the image below.

Logical Reasoning

How to Improve Cognitive Ability Skills?

We all know that cognitive ability tends to decline with age, but did you also know that cognitive ability slows down if you don’t practice it through engaging in intricate and complex critical thinking and problem-solving abilities? If you don’t use it you will lose it. Scientific research has proven that you can increase your aptitude test scores by over 30% if you practice on a daily basis leading up to your assessment! Speed up your learning curve by implementing our tips and tricks for the Cognitive Ability Test and ace your assessment!

Tips and Tricks

  • Multiple-choice tests commonly use distractors’. These distractors are answer options that are deliberately similar to the right answer but are designed to cull out the people that are good at giving approximate calculations.
  • Ask whether you are allowed to use a calculator or a pen and paper. This sounds simple but it can help you beat the time constraint!
  • The most common numerical operations that you can expect are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratios, percentages, and currency conversions. Make sure you have basic proficiency in all of these arithmetic areas before your assessment.
  • Watch out for trick questions. Ambiguous questions are employed to confuse the thinking process of the candidate so stay calm and try to create some clarity. Take the time to understand the question and look at it from different angles. You can also callous your mind by taking practice tests frequently.
  • When confronted with Verbal Reasoning, stick to the three basic principles; i.e., interpret the passage as if it were a truism. Don’t spend too much time lost in implicit assumptions, look at the explicitly stated information. If you cannot find the answer in the passage then it is not there.
  • When engaged in Abstract Reasoning or Logical Reasoning, try to think in terms of shapes, figures, formats, sizes, fillings, shadings, and row additions and subtractions. Look at how objects rotate, move, and change sequentially horizontally, and vertically. Use a combination of inductive and deductive logic to arrive at the right conclusions. 
  • Don’t spend too much time getting lost in details. Start broadly, and work your way towards a more narrow focus.

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Our Cognitive Ability Test Preparation Package has been developed by our committed team of business psychologists who have the perfect mix of creativity, tenure, and expertise required to provide you with the perfect cocktail of Analytical Reasoning exercises. With the purchase of our tailor-made Analytical Reasoning Test Package, we will give you access to 95 tests amounting to a total of 1487 questions!

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