The test is quite challenging for someone like me. It's been years since I took a cognitive test and this is really a good start to improve on how to answer such tests.
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
Kristine Valerie Senas
June 10, 2021
How to identify the next sequence
June 10, 2021
Quickly observe the color and shape of each pattern and the direction it takes
Cognitive test provided is good for beginners as it helps identify the color, shape, pattern and direction parameters.
June 08, 2021
I liked everything about this test. The questions are really challenging. I have no complaints in mind.
June 05, 2021
At first it seemed simple but then it started getting tough...really a lot to think about before making your selection.
June 04, 2021
I did not understand what It meant by the sequence at the start of test. But once I understood I thought the test was enjoyable and challenging.
United States of America
May 28, 2021
It's pretty cool.
I didn't really like that for one of the questions you could just use process of elimination for one of the shapes to figure out the answer. It was a promising question.
Shweta suresh shetty
May 27, 2021
helps to understand the flow
gives the chance to learn, useful for brushing up cognitive ability
May 27, 2021
It's a good start
This introduced me to what kind of thought process I need
May 26, 2021
Abstract reasoning and patterns
Good test, but is only based on sequences, could have other exercises
May 26, 2021
Liked that it was based on different thinking style