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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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  • Canada

    May 03, 2021

    Hard

    Hard to find a Pattern for some sequences

  • South Africa

    May 01, 2021

    Movement of the shapes

    It is very confusing, and requires your common sense and focus

  • South Africa

    April 30, 2021

    The pattern does not matter, it is how you look at the situation that matters

    Even though it is a test of ability, it all comes down to how you look at the picture. You can apply that type of thinking to your everyday life. The pattern does not matter. It all depends on how you look at the situation and what decision you make.

  • Nigeria

    April 30, 2021

    Time and very interesting

    Very well structured and tasking as well

  • South Africa

    April 30, 2021

    Challenging

    You really need to think, its a chance to challenge yourself.

  • Bangladesh

    April 29, 2021

    Test of analytical ability

    Short time + tricky question = great ability test

  • South Africa

    April 27, 2021

    Engaging

    Really hard, the hardest test I've done.

  • South Africa

    April 27, 2021

    Cognitive and engaging

    A real thinker but once you find the pattern it's easy for the rest

  • South Africa

    April 27, 2021

    time management

    quite difficult, at times think there could be more than 1 answer

  • India

    April 27, 2021

    Review

    There were interesting patterns in the test. Though some of them were challenging and some not very challenging, it was fun. I would recommend more people to take this test.