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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?

Answers

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.

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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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  • India

    May 18, 2022

    Good to know about the analytic reasoning

    First of all we practice the test before taking the test. It helped me to practice with analytical knowledge, and easily answer the questions.

  • United States of America

    April 23, 2022

    Healthy for your brain

    This was interesting because it made me think in a way I normally would not think. It felt like it was healthy for my brain.

  • India

    March 27, 2022

    Not difficult

    It is very useful for improving reasoning skills. The overall questions in analytical reasoning are not difficult and at the same time the questions are challenging. The time makes me tense but it's very interesting. The exam is very useful for sharpening the brain.

  • United States of America

    March 10, 2022

    Good questions

    The questions make you think. Good progression in difficulty, nothing too easy although nothing was incredibly hard.

  • India

    March 10, 2022

    Analytical Thinking

    it is a wonderful test to know what is analytical thinking. As the test also contains a timer, we can understand our thinking capacity.

  • Lebanon

    February 24, 2022

    Focus

    I liked the logic and I disliked that we can't directly click on the picture to select the right answer. Scrolling down to choose one letter for the correct answer makes us lose time.

  • India

    February 24, 2022

    Logic and reasoning along with basic patterns

    The questions were very hard and the time is enough. There should be more user-friendliness.

  • Pakistan

    February 18, 2022

    Sequence

    I liked its complexity but was a little confused at the start due to a little less clarity in the question.

  • Nigeria

    February 08, 2022

    Interesting

    While attending to the questions, there was this level of focus I haven't had in such a long time...very interesting.

  • Ghana

    February 08, 2022

    The trend of the shapes

    I like the way it tests your critical thinking and dislike the way it doesn't follow the pattern sometimes.