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Cognitive Ability Tests
Cognitive ability tests are predictors of general intelligence. Like IQ tests, they examine your ability to solve problems and think logically, via verbal, numerical, mechanical, spatial and logical questions.
Cognitive tests are popular with employers, as the broad range of aptitudes covered can give a good overview of each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, and indicate whether they have what it takes to succeed in the role.
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Free Practice Cognitive Ability Test Questions
As mentioned, the cognitive ability test covers a huge variety of topics and question styles.
Most people will naturally be stronger at some areas and have to work a little harder on others, so it’s important to try your hand at all the various different types of questions as part of your preparation.
Below are five practice cognitive ability questions for you to try out. All answers are below.
What was the total power in gigawatts generated by thermal power over the full year?
- A) 11
- B) 30
- C) 47
- D) 62
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.
Which of the given shapes would complete the sequence?
How much force is required to lift the weight?
Which of the given shapes is the unfolded net of the 3D shape?
Numerical reasoning: Q1 = 10 GW Q2 = 10 GW Q3 = 14 GW Q4 = 13 GW
So the total is C) 47 GW produced by thermal power.
Verbal reasoning: 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.”
Logical reasoning: The shapes are moving around the points of the polygon. The circle and arrow are both moving anti-clockwise 2 points, and the square is moving 4 spaces in a clockwise direction. So the answer is C.
Mechanical reasoning: There is only 1 load-bearing section of rope, which means that the force needed to lift the weight is the same as the weight itself. So the answer is 10kg.
Spatial reasoning: If you look at the two ends, you can see that the only correct answer could be C.
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Cognitive Ability Tests Tips
1Try out each of the different test types
We recommend working through the different types of tests we’ve listed that sit within the overall cognitive ability test. This will help you identify your stronger and weaker areas.
2Work harder on your weaker areas
It’s tempting to spend more time on the areas you enjoy, but ignoring this urge in favour of working on your weaker spots will pay dividends when it counts. So whether it’s logic slowing you down or verbal reasoning causing you a little uneasiness, spend the extra time on the topics you find more challenging.
3Practice in a suitable environment
Practically speaking, there’s no substitute for a quiet environment when taking mock tests. Try to find as peaceful an area as possible when you’re taking a mock test, and ensure you have everything you need before you start.
4Put the timer on
It’s essential to time yourself while doing any practice tests, so you can see how well you fare against the clock. At the end, go over your answers and spend time evaluating your score, and if there were mistakes, why they happened.
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What our customers say about our Cognitive Ability Tests tests
June 29, 2022
June 28, 2022
Well, what I liked about the test was that it made me think deeply a lot, I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks...
United Arab Emirates
June 15, 2022
It was challenging, I had to analyze and re-think before answering. I made sure I have all the reasoning and understanding.
F R A G S
June 14, 2022
Its important to know the cordination between the objects and where they are placed. Its a pretty rough test tbh, it was hard to figure out.
June 05, 2022
There's more than one rule
The simplicity is nice to wrap my head around the concept. But more questions and an increase in difficulty towards the end would be good practice.
June 05, 2022
Not understanding the logic of the evolution of the boxes is stressful, which makes it seem even more difficult.
June 01, 2022
Be cognizant of the patterns.
It sharpens one's ability to analyze things critically. I liked it so much, makes me think out of the box because a pattern can be derived out of something that seems pretty insignificant.
June 01, 2022
The questions were challenging, which was good, but I didn't like that I had to scroll down to be able to click on some answers.
May 25, 2022
It's all about recognizing what the pattern is. Once you see the pattern, the answer just becomes visible from the options.
May 24, 2022
Good mix of simple and difficult. The simple ones threw me off because I wasn't expecting them. Consequently, I'd fall into the trap of overthinking it.