What's the Easiest Diagrammatic Reasoning Question Ever Written?

Diagrammatic reasoning tests are not easy. They're designed not to be. If they were, they wouldn't be very useful in differentiating how people think logically and systematically breakdown a problem by following rules. Of course, just as test takers sometimes get it wrong, so too do examiners. Here we take a look at the easiest diagrammatic reasoning question ever written.

What's the Easiest Diagrammatic Reasoning Question Ever Written?

We’ve been through thousands of questions and millions of answers to find the one. The needle in the haystack. The diagrammatic reasoning question that everyone can answer. And here it is:

Q) Which is the next logical image in the sequence?

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Solution

Answer: F. Each block in the series contains a row of four figures. These always appear in the same order:

  1. an arrow head, followed by
  2. a circle/arrow
  3. an arrow head
  4. a circle/arrow

At each step in the series:

  1. the first arrow head rotates clockwise by 90-degrees
  2. the first circle/arrow rotates anticlockwise by 90-degrees
  3. the second arrow head rotates clockwise by 180-degrees
  4. the second circle/arrow rotates anticlockwise by 90-degrees

Results

321 takers, 304 correct, 17 wrong, 95% success

So there you go - that was the easiest diagrammatic reasoning question ever written. A whopping 95% of people got that one right. If you didn’t, don’t panic, you’re not alone. But perhaps, now is the time for some practicing!