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Spatial Reasoning Tests

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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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Free spatial reasoning tests questions

Practicing spatial reasoning tests is the most effective way to prepare for your assessment. This will help you become familiar with the question style, test format, and timings, which will ensure there are no surprises in the real test.

So, why not do some spatial reasoning practice with a selection of free spatial awareness test questions and solutions to get you started:

Spatial reasoning question 1:

Which of the boxes comes next in the sequence?

Spatial reasoning question 2:

Which of the boxes comes next in the sequence?

Spatial reasoning question 3:

Which of the boxes comes next in the sequence?

Correct answers:

Question 1

D. The large square overlays the small square with each alternate turn. The triangle moves from the left of the frame to the right of the frame with each turn.

Question 2

A. The dot moves from top left corner, to the middle line, to the bottom right corner, to middle line with each turn. The diamond remains in top right corner and is omitted for the following two frames once it has appeared. The triangle changes direction from down (always in left segment) to up (always on right segment) with each turn.

Question 3

B. Please note: squares are in no particular order within the frame. It is merely the number of squares that are important for this sequence. Shaded squares change from three to two with each turn. Unshaded squares change from two to three with each turn. Semi-circle moves from top left to top right, to bottom left to bottom right with each turn.

Sample Spatial Reasoning Tests question Test your knowledge!

Imagine a pyramid with a square base. The base edges are 10 units long. If all the other edges (sides) are 13 units long, what can be concluded about the pyramid?

  • The pyramid is regular with equal side lengths.
  • The pyramid has four identical triangular faces.
  • It is impossible to have such a pyramid with a square base.
  • The base is rectangular, not square.

Imagine a cube with six faces, each face numbered from 1 to 6. If the cube is rolled on the floor and lands with the face numbered '3' facing up, which number could possibly be facing down?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 5

You have a rectangular piece of paper. Fold the paper in half vertically, and then fold it in half horizontally. Based on this scenario, how many layers of paper will there be when it is completely unfolded?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

There is an equilateral triangle with all sides measuring 10 units. If you fold this triangle in half over one of its altitudes, what will be the length of the fold?

  • 5 units
  • 10 units
  • 7.5 units
  • 15 units

If you are looking at a map where 1 inch represents 10 miles, how far apart are two cities if the distance on the map is 3.5 inches?

  • 35 miles
  • 30 miles
  • 40 miles
  • 45 miles

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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 any spatial reasoning question 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.

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Spatial Reasoning Tests FAQs

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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  • Australia

    January 09, 2024

    Good test

    Very good substance in it. Had some good questions. Mixes of patterns. Make more free times tests just like this very one.

  • Canada

    November 02, 2023

    To pay attention to each shape separately, one by one.

    I liked how it increased in difficulty providing me with multiple levels of questions to help prepare me for future questions.

  • India

    October 24, 2023

    Interesting

    Well, it was a standard question set. And it consists of many apparently easy questions with a disguise of clever catch. I would really like to practice more through it to crack my job aptitude tests.

  • United States of America

    October 02, 2023

    Pay close attention

    Keep the multiple choices away from the pattern in order to clarify what one is looking and determine the answer

  • India

    September 30, 2023

    its important to analyse every small detail and exercise your brain fully.

    it was a helpful one for me to understand about the type of tests and the type of question one gets about spatial reasoning.

  • Australia

    July 01, 2023

    It was clear

    It was very nice, having very quality questions with clear answers and explanations, and it was quite difficult and quite easy in some parts of the test, and it was overall quite clear what to do. I liked it very much.

  • Australia

    May 18, 2023

    Good pattern questions

    I liked the test. I can detect a pattern, even though I find it takes me too long to determine which one is next in the sequence.

  • Ghana

    April 17, 2023

    Very engaging

    The test was very eye-opening.

  • Philippines

    March 28, 2023

    easy

    all patterns follow similar logic, if you can figure out one pattern you can probably figure out all the other questions, e.g. skill level doesn't change

  • Canada

    February 18, 2023

    Really Great Variety of Problems

    This is a set of interesting and challenging questions for the free version that makes for good practice!