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Inductive Reasoning Tests

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inductive reasoning tests

Inductive reasoning tests are non-verbal reasoning assessments similar in nature to diagrammatic, abstract and logical reasoning tests. The most common types of inductive reasoning questions include matrices, horizontal shape sequences, A/B sets and odd-one-out sets.

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We offer a range of inductive reasoning questions that have been designed to assess your ability to think rationally. Our questions will help you practise how to spot patterns and form logical rules from the diagrams provided.

Below we have provided three practice questions. For more sample questions and answers, download our inductive reasoning test PDF. You might also find our article on how to answer inductive reasoning testsuseful.

Q1) Which suggested image would come next in the following sequence?

Answer: D. The shapes are moving around the corners in an anti-clockwise direction. Therefore D is the only shape that is in the correct position.

Q2) There are ten marbles in a bag. One by one you remove them from the bag to see what colour each marble is. So far, you have removed 9, all of which have been green.

Answer: C. Inductions are inferences based on reasonable probability, so if 9 out of 10 marbles have been green it is reasonable to assume that the last one will be green also.

There is no way to tell this for certain and whilst it could be yellow, nothing in the premise has suggested it would be.

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How are inductive reasoning tests scored?

Inductive reasoning tests require a person to establish logical relations and identify patterns in shapes and figures. The number of correct answers will form your score. Also, your score may be compared to the results of the others or results of the normative group.

What are inductive reasoning tests used for?

Inductive reasoning tests are used for evaluating logical thinking. In particular, this test type reveals how well and fast a test-taker can identify relations, patterns and similarities within groups of shapes. This test is supposed to evaluate your level of problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to new situations.

What do inductive reasoning tests involve?

Inductive reasoning tests involve sets of figures and shapes that follow a certain logical rule of a pattern. Test-taker will need to estimate the pattern or identify these logical ties and use them to find the correct answer.

What do inductive reasoning tests measure?

Inductive reasoning tests measure a person’s ability to approach new situations and problems. These tests push subjects to making a decision based on the assumption of possible results with limited information.

Where can I practice inductive reasoning tests?

To achieve high results, it is crucial to understand how inductive reasoning tests work. The best path to that is consistent practice. You can find all the best inductive reasoning tests on our website alongside with guides, tips, and trial test keys.

Which employers use inductive reasoning tests?

Inductive reasoning tests are one of the most widespread types of aptitude tests. They are meant to assess logical thinking in unknown situations which is crucial for almost every type of job. Hence, you might expect employers from both big enterprises and small businesses to use them for candidate selection.

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Inductive Reasoning Tests Tips

1Watch your timing

Make sure you understand how many questions you will have to answer and how long you have to complete the test. Work out how much time you have per question before you start the test and stick to this limit. If you can, bring a stopwatch and use it to time each question. Don’t get stuck on a question that you’re struggling to solve – if it’s taking too long, move on.

2Practice in exam conditions

Try to make your practice sessions as close as possible to real exam conditions. Find a quiet space with minimal distractions and set a timer. This will not only keep you more focused but will also make the real thing less daunting.

3Learn to spot patterns

The more practice tests you try, the more examples of patterns you will come across and the better you will become at identifying them. This should give you a feel for the rules and patterns that may crop up in your test, but be aware of keeping an open mind to alternative solutions.

4Do your research

Try to find out as much as possible about the test you will be sitting, particularly who the test provider is and the format of the test. This information should be available on the employer’s careers website but if it isn’t, ask.

5Be competitive

Try to measure your achievements against other users to make sure you stand out in a crowd. Average results might help you to pass to the next stage, but may not be enough to bag you that job. The more you practise, the higher your score will be.

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What our customers say about our Inductive Reasoning tests

  • India

    May 07, 2021

    Good brain exercise

    This test was good, gives all types of questions

  • Australia

    April 30, 2021

    great practice test

    A good introduction to this sort of test.

  • Australia

    April 23, 2021

    What it tells us

    Struggled to understand what was required

  • Germany

    April 21, 2021

    Great for practicing!

    I like that there were multiple different types of excercises.

  • Nigeria

    April 19, 2021

    I got to know what the inductive test looks like

    There was ample time to answer all questions and go through them again

  • France

    April 18, 2021

    Question types

    Some questions seem way too easy comparing to others

  • Kenya

    April 16, 2021

    Good

    It was a good test but the time allocated was too much

  • Malaysia

    April 16, 2021

    Interesting

    The time allocated makes me anxious and I ended up answering fast instead of seeing it properly hahahaha

  • Kenya

    April 15, 2021

    Inductive reasoning requires critical thinking

    The test is good at testing inductive reasoning

  • Denmark

    April 15, 2021

    Interesting

    It was a nice combination of different types of tasks