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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.

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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 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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What our customers say about our Spatial Reasoning tests

  • United Kingdom

    July 17, 2022

    online

    I liked the questions' patterns and the fact there was enough time also that it asked whether you want to end the test.

  • Denmark

    June 12, 2022

    I think I'm a bit bad at this lol

    It wasn't so intuitive, and I definitely felt challenged. Although I did kind of rush through because I thought there would be 20, not 10 questions. But yeah, kind of fun but more like IQ test stuff than the 3D reasoning stuff I was expecting. More 3D, please.

  • United States of America

    June 04, 2022

    Fun puzzle challenge

    The puzzle sequences were both simple and made you think, you had to break them down into parts and then combine it all together

  • United Kingdom

    June 03, 2022

    Not everything is what you see

    Love the fact of how much it makes you think and how it makes you look at things in a different direction

  • Nigeria

    May 21, 2022

    Simple and direct

    Not much to say –  this is my first time trying out your spatial test, and I’m looking forward to see how I did.

  • United States of America

    April 27, 2022

    Great explanations

    Wish there were different types of spatial reasoning questions included, not only pattern-style questions. More 3D concept spatial reasoning.

  • United States of America

    April 03, 2022

    Helpful

    I found taking the practice test was more helpful because you could look at the solution and the reasoning behind the solution.

  • Canada

    March 28, 2022

    Tests exactly what it says it does

    Liked that it increased in difficulty over time. Could’ve used more questions for greater accuracy.

  • United States of America

    March 03, 2022

    More like logical

    It seemed more like a logical reasoning test than a spatial reasoning test. It was still very enjoyable, though; I would recommend.

  • Australia

    February 27, 2022

    It is very important to look closely

    I always enjoy finding patterns. This is a very fun thing for me to do and always look at things in detail.