# Abstract Reasoning Test Questions & Answers

## Free Abstract Reasoning Test Questions and Answers

Welcome to our free abstract reasoning test practice questions.

Here are a few abstract reasoning test questions to practice to give you an understanding of what real abstract reasoning tests will be like. The only way to tackle these types of tests and become good at them is to practice, so make the most of these free questions and use our explanations to help you improve your performance.

### Q1) Which shape comes next in the sequence?

A, B, C, D, E

#### Answer

The black and white dots are alternating between 5 and 7 in number. In the last picture there are 5 white dots and 7 black ones, meaning the following image should contain 7 white dots and 5 black ones.

Correct Answer; E

### Q2) Complete the sequence.

A, B, C, D, E

#### Answer

Each tile contains 2 overlapping shapes, 1 larger than the other. As the 2 shapes overlap a new, smaller shape if created inside the first large shape. The large shape in the following tile corresponds directly with this new shape that was created. When the shapes overlap the largest bisection is always within the biggest shape.

Correct Answer; B

### Q3) Complete the sequence.

A, B, C, D, E

#### Answer

The first two rules are relatively easy to work out. The shape in the centre alternates between orange and white and the navy dot is moving around the tile corners in a clockwise direction. The real challenge is spotting that the big black square is moving around the sides and corners of the tile in alternating directions, first anti-clockwise, then clock-wise. It also increases how many spaces it moves in increments of one. First it moves anti-clockwise one position, next it moves 2 spaces clockwise, then 3 anti-clockwise and so on.

Correct Answer; C

### Q4) Which is the odd string of letters out?

A, B, C, D, E

#### Answer

Each string of letters contains S, F, G, H and J appearing in a loop. It is easier to imagine if you can see multiple loops appearing consecutively: S-F-G-H-J-S-F-G-H-J-S-F-G-H-J A, B, C and D strings all include letters in the right order to fit in the same loop. For example, F always follows S and precedes G however in the last string (E) The letters are out of order.

Correct Answer; E

### Q5) Complete the sequence.

A, B, C, D

#### Answer

There are 4 rules consistent in this sequence. First, the number of dots appearing in the centre is decreasing by one, as is the number of sides appearing on the black shape. The triangle is being flipped sideways and then back again and finally the square in the corner remains the same.

Correct Answer; B