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Spatial Reasoning Tests

  • 10 tests
  • 100 questions
spatial reasoning tests

Spatial reasoning tests assess your ability to think about objects in both two and three dimensions, and draw conclusions to those objects from limited information.

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How are spatial reasoning tests scored?

Spatial reasoning tests consist of various questions related to dimensional thinking. The number of correct answers will form your score. After that, your results may be compared to the results of other test-takers or the normative group.

What are spatial reasoning tests used for?

Spatial reasoning tests are used for assessing a person’s ability to think about objects in different dimensions. The set of questions will evaluate how well you can use your imagination and reasoning to make conclusions about these objects.

What do spatial reasoning tests involve?

Spatial reasoning tests involve inquiries based on objects pictured in 2 or 3 dimensions. You will have to mentally process these images to figure out the answer. Such questions might include mirror images, perspective-related pictures, two-dimensional shapes and cubes.

What do spatial reasoning tests measure?

Spatial reasoning tests measure your multi-dimensional thinking. You will receive pictures of some objects and will have to process them in your mind to get an answer to the question. Your performance in this test will indicate how well you process objects in space.

Where can I practice spatial reasoning tests?

Practicing is the best way to achieve the highest results in spatial reasoning tests. Our website provides hundreds of spatial reasoning questions for you to practice. Tips and guides will help you train your brain to work with the spatial processing of objects.

Which employers use spatial reasoning tests?

Spatial reasoning tests assess your ability to think about objects in different dimensions. Such skills are considered to be crucial for technical roles. Therefore, if you are applying to be an engineer or an architect you might be expected to pass these tests.


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Spatial Reasoning Tests Tips

1Do your research

Every spatial reasoning test is different. Find out as much information beforehand, such as who the test provider is, how long the test is and whether it’s an online or offline test. Once you know all of this, you’ll be able to practice accordingly.

2Find alternative ways to prepare

Practice doesn’t have to be limited to working through old tests: try alternative ways to improve your spatial awareness. Whether it’s looking at 3D models, trying your hand at some non-verbal reasoning tests or abstract reasoning tests, using mirrors to draw reflections or assembling models from flat plans, you can make the activities fun while honing skills for your spatial reasoning test.

3Consider pen and paper

Remember to bring a pen and paper along with you to the test (check this is allowed). It can really help you to visualise answers and solve challenges both in practice and on the day.

4Think logically

It’s important not to panic, even if you can’t work out an answer. The spatial reasoning test is multiple-choice, so you can usually rule out a few options as definite ‘nos’. Then, try to apply logic to make a judgement call between any remaining options. Remember, if you have time at the end you can always come back to any tricky questions.

5Put the practice in

It goes without saying, but practice really is the best way to prepare for any aptitude test. When you do mock tests and practice spatial questions, try to recreate exam conditions so you get used to working against the clock with no external help.

6Identify your strong and weak areas

Better not to practice those spatial reasoning questions you find easy. Instead, try to concentrate only on those questions you may find difficult to answer. Work on your grey areas.

7Don't cheat

Many employers use verification tests to validate your previous test results. Publishers use special software which compares your answer patterns and performance between the online and subsequent supervised test.

Spatial Reasoning Video Tutorials

Spatial Tests: A Guide

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Mirror Images

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Rotated Views

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What our customers say about our Spatial Reasoning tests

  • Nigeria

    December 17, 2021

    My first spatial test

    It was sometimes brain-cracking and sometimes easy( kind of). Overall it was OK, but I need to work on time management and reason better more. Thank you so much and I can't wait to do the next one.

  • Australia

    November 12, 2021

    Look hard

    Good test – definitely gets you thinking outside the box! But after a few questions I think I might’ve gotten it.

  • Spain

    October 23, 2021

    Take your time

    The layout initially confused me: I thought the first and second row were grouped per a, b, c layouts.

  • United Kingdom

    October 23, 2021


    I liked that they were going from one sequence to another, but figuring out what the next sequence was a bit challenging at times.

  • United States of America

    October 13, 2021

    This was a lot of fun with pattern recognition

    For a free test, it was still pretty difficult and I feel like the results really would tell me something about myself.

  • Austria

    September 19, 2021

    It was good

    I liked the variability of the questions and the time limit but perhaps more questions with a similar time limit might be another option. Or a second free quiz for further skill building and as an extra challenge.

  • Canada

    September 13, 2021

    Good, Straightforward

    Overlap with logic puzzle section; questions more appropriate here. Good standard progression puzzles, no 3d crunching.

  • United Kingdom

    September 06, 2021


    It was good. I found it easy but they gave too much time to do 10 questions; they should give 5 min for 10 questions.

  • Egypt

    September 04, 2021

    Hard test

    I squeezed my mind to get through the questions. Its nice to challenge myself with such hard questions.

  • United Kingdom

    September 02, 2021

    Took a while to work out

    Took me a while to work out what I was meant to be looking at. Needs an explanation that I need to look at the 5 shapes on top row and pick A to E to be the next one.