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Analytical Reasoning Tests

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analytical reasoning tests

Analytical reasoning tests examine an individual’s ability to apply logic to solve problems. The questions vary depending on the type of analytical reasoning test you’re taking: from extracting key information from complex passages of text (verbal reasoning), to looking for patterns in a series of images (non-verbal reasoning), or using given information to draw conclusions or make predictions (inductive and deductive reasoning).

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5 Free Example Analytical Reasoning Questions

Here are five example analytical questions to try out. Answers for all five are below the tests. If you need further practice, try out our full free tests.

Verbal Question 1

verbal reasoning question

Statement: A derivative could be used by an airline to secure the price of oil now, which it won’t use until six months time.

Verbal Question 2

verbal reasoning practice questions

Statement: More people taking early retirement is the major contributory factor to the public sector pension deficit.

Diagrammatic Question 1

diagrammatic reasoning question

Which is the next logical image in the sequence?

Numerical Question 1

numerical reasoning question

What was the ratio of the cost of a Google click in April compared to the cost of a Facebook and Yahoo click in February?

Abstract Question 1

abstract reasoning question

Which of the boxes comes next in the sequence?


Verbal Question 1: True – “to secure the price of a commodity which is to be “bought” at a future date, but at a price that is set today.”

Verbal Question 2: Cannot tell – the passage refers to both this fact, extended life expectancy, and that the value of pension fund assets has fallen.

Diagrammatic Question 1: There is a central figure and four figures with one in each corner: (i) The central figure firstly increases in size over a series of three, then decreases in the same fashion; (ii) The central figure changes from white, to having a dotted outline, to black; and (iii) The four figures rotate around the four corners, moving two corners at a time. So the correct answer is F.

Numerical Question 1: Step 1. Extract the relevant figures from the graph Cost of per click in April. Google 18 cents : Facebook + Yahoo (14 + 6 = 20 cents). Step 2. Divide 20 by 18 to calculate the ratio. 20 ÷18 = 1.11 Step 3. Present as a ratio 1 : 1.11

Abstract Question 1: Arrow changes direction from pointing up, to pointing down, with each turn. 2. Triangle moves from top left corner in an anti-clockwise direction around the frame with each turn. So the answer is B.

Sample Analytical Reasoning Tests question Test your knowledge!

Which of the boxes comes next in the sequence?

Question 1
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Consider a set of figures where the size of shapes increases with each subsequent figure. If the sequence starts with a small triangle and each figure adds two centimeters to each side of the shape, what size would the fifth shape be?

  • 10 cm
  • 8 cm
  • 12 cm
  • 14 cm

When analyzing a series of processes in a diagram, you notice that there is a cyclical pattern. If a process starts with A, continues to B, followed by C, and then starts over, what would be the fourth step after starting over twice?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • The process ends.

If a premise states that 'All managers can handle stress' and 'Susan is a manager', what conclusion can you draw?

  • Susan cannot handle stress.
  • Not all managers can handle stress.
  • Susan can handle stress.
  • The ability to handle stress is not important for managers.

You are given a dataset where the sales of a company have increased by 5% every month for the past 4 months. If the sales in the first month were $200,000, what should be the sales in the fifth month?

  • $243,010
  • $250,000
  • $210,000
  • $220,500

After reading the following passage, determine the main argument presented by the author. 'Many companies focus on short-term gains rather than long-term stability. This can lead to decisions that are profitable in the immediate future but may jeopardize the company's longevity. It is essential for businesses to balance immediate profits with sustainable growth.'

  • Short-term gains are more important than long-term stability.
  • Companies should consider long-term stability over short-term profits.
  • Decisions should balance immediate profits and sustainable growth.
  • Long-term stability is impossible to achieve for most companies.

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Analytical Reasoning Tests Tips

1Background research

Get as much background information as possible on the test you’ll be taking from the employer or recruiter, so you know which areas to focus on.

2Prepare with mock tests

Preparation is key – take mock tests in a quiet, distraction-free area and always make sure you go back through your answers at the end to identify any areas you need to work harder at.

3Tips for test day

On the test day itself, make sure you have everything you need to complete the test. When you start, ensure you know roughly how long you’ve got to answer each question, as although you’ll always need to work quickly, it’s important to read the question thoroughly and ensure you’ve understood it before getting started.

4Stay positive

Try and remain positive. The tests are designed to be challenging, since employers want to push you. If you’ve put the time and effort into practising aptitude tests, you should feel confident you’ve given yourself the best chance possible to succeed.

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Analytical Reasoning Tests FAQs

What is this test used for?

Analytical reasoning tests are a go-to tool for employers looking to gauge a candidate’s problem-solving prowess. Organizations across a myriad of industries use these assessments to get a handle on the analytical skills that are crucial in the modern workplace.

What do these tests involve?

Dive into questions that challenge your problem-solving abilities across verbal, non-verbal, inductive, and deductive reasoning areas. Whether it’s deciphering complex texts, spotting trends in images, or making predictions, these tests are your all-in-one gym to flex those analytical muscles.

What do these tests measure?

Our tests aren’t just a bunch of random questions; they are refined and updated using cutting-edge tech. They’re designed to measure your logical and analytical acumen, ensuring you’re tested against the latest industry benchmarks for analytical reasoning.

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Analytical reasoning tests aren’t just popular; they’re a staple in the hiring toolkit for a vast array of organizations looking to identify top talent who can navigate complex problem-solving tasks with ease.

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What our customers say about our Analytical Reasoning tests

  • United States of America

    October 23, 2023


    I really do not think negatively in any way about this test. It dies what it’s supposed to do, and designed to do what it does.

  • United Kingdom

    October 05, 2023

    Good range

    A good range of alternating patterns, some repeat themselves on several questions, while others are one-offs.

  • Malaysia

    October 05, 2023

    The seqence

    I like how convenient it was to answer to question. I dislike that all the question is almost all the same

  • Canada

    August 06, 2023


    It is a good first immersion on the complexity of analytical reasoning and a good first step to get into more demanding exercises.

  • United States of America

    July 25, 2023

    Find patterns, but attack each question individually

    I have not had the opportunity to take a test like this in years! It was really cool to use my brain in this kind of way again and to work through each individual problem while also finding patterns throughout the test.

  • Singapore

    July 13, 2023

    Understanding the sequences

    I liked the fact you had to use logical thinking and process of elimination sometimes, to figure the answer

  • United Kingdom

    July 09, 2023

    Attention to detail

    The shapes in the pattern have changes which require sharp attention to detail to select the next sequence.

  • Italy

    June 03, 2023

    My 1st ever psychometric test

    It was quite challenging at first, but after a while it became more and more easier to find patterns.

  • Philippines

    May 31, 2023

    The refreshing abstract reasoning

    i like the test very much. Refreshing the next sequence, need enough time to think it over but with the time limit. Yeah, very interesting this test too. Well, when.this test refer to a real life of course anticipation in the area may prevail have a swift solution in every conce

  • India

    May 16, 2023

    Good :)

    My brain had a hard time focusing and differentiating between them, trying to recognise a pattern was difficult.