Some puzzles are not linked to the specific sequence; you need to assume the behavior and provide the answer.
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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Reviews of our Cognitive Ability Tests tests
What our customers say about our Cognitive Ability Tests tests
September 24, 2021
September 21, 2021
It was very good, a couple I have no idea about and guessed but hopefully I have figured out the rest
Marija L Stojanovski
United States of America
September 20, 2021
I used to do this kind of test when I was very young. With good practice, I will achieve better results.
September 18, 2021
Look at the details
I don’t think this is accurately going to represent the ability that someone can perform their job
September 16, 2021
What I liked is it's very involving and needs my full concentration. What I disliked about the test is that it's very monotonous.
United States of America
September 15, 2021
A bit of a doozy with the time constraint.
It was very tempting to try to stay on questions for long periods of time and try to figure out the answer, and you may have trouble moving on when you're not confident in an answer quickly enough, but you must make the best choice and keep going.
September 10, 2021
Great test, but some of the graphics were a little poor for the sequences. Though maybe that's intentional.
September 10, 2021
Abstraction versus Concrete Patterns
The patterns seemed very abstract and required a few seconds for me to establish an overarching rule that could help me figure out the answer.
August 24, 2021
Struggled to see some of the diagrams - but this is an issue with my technology, not with the test itself.
August 16, 2021
It is a great experience
This is my first test, and I am happy with that. It was a great experience because I learned new questions and tested them. Thank you.