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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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  • Czechia

    October 08, 2021

    Logical thinking test in CS

    Logical thinking test commonly used by CS is quite challenging. It contains not only typing answers on computer (logical thinking questions), but you have to deal with other issues. The interviewer tries to create a noisy environment around you. Good experience for future job.

  • Turkey

    October 04, 2021

    It is a very practical test

    Very useful test to practice analytical skills. However I would rather see shapes, question and options in one page instead of scroll up and down.

  • Bangladesh

    October 01, 2021

    The pattern of the figures are required to be assessed carefully

    Pretty good learning experience as a test taker. Now I can assess and identify the patterns inscribed into the logical sequence of the given figures.

  • Pakistan

    September 29, 2021

    It was easy

    I like how it was a bit easy and tricky at the same time, as I had to use my mind a lot..and the questions were fun too.

  • United Kingdom

    September 29, 2021

    Good Challenge

    Fairly challenging but once you understand the trend and similarities between questions it is fairly simple

  • Nigeria

    August 31, 2021

    My first Analytical Test

    I liked the order of the patterns, how bold the images were and the choice of color (black and white)

  • United States of America

    August 29, 2021

    Pay Attention

    Don't overthink but don't underthink. Pay attention to what you are clicking and double-check your work.

  • India

    August 13, 2021

    Good

    Really this is awesome to actually test yourself on what is your potential in reasoning. A huge thumbs up to the creator of this free test.

  • Pakistan

    July 31, 2021

    Identifying patterns

    It was too easy and not as challenging. But maybe that's because I have taken a lot of guess-the-pattern tests.

  • Indonesia

    July 04, 2021

    Fun and relatively easy

    It's pretty short so it's good for those who are busy and don't have much time, but still want to test their skills.