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Talent Q Elements Logical Test

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talent q logical test

The Talent Q Elements logical test is one of the most popular logical reasoning tests used by recruiters. It’s designed to assess your logical and analytical skills, while measuring how quickly and accurately you’re able to identify abstract patterns.

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Free example Talent Q logical questions

Get a jump on the competition and start practising your logical reasoning skills now. Here are two example questions in a similar style to what you’ll encounter on a Talent Q test. Answers follow the questions.

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Example Question 1

Which of the 5 options comes next in the sequence?

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Solution The triangle dictates which block is unshaded with the next turn. The remaining blocks remain shaded.

So the answer is C.

Example Question 2

Which of the 5 options comes next in the sequence?

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Solution The unshaded arrow dictates a decrease of one half-circle in the following frame with every turn. The arrow is unshaded every first and fifth frame with each turn. The arrow is shaded every second, third and fourth frame with each turn.

So the answer is D.

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Are Talent Q tests hard?

In short, yes. The test is designed to be challenging and will adapt to continuously challenge you, no matter how skilled you are with logical reasoning. This is what helps recruiters identify the best candidates. Ensure you practise and prepare for the time-restricted format.

How are Talent Q logical tests scored?

Talent Q tests are scored comparatively, meaning there is no pass or fail mark. All applicants’ results are gathered and compared against each other. This takes into account how advanced each candidate’s set of questions was versus a simple normative scoring system.

How long is a Talent Q logical test?

The test is made up of 12 questions, with a maximum answering time of 75 seconds per question. This makes for a maximum test time of 15 minutes, though an average completion time for the logical reasoning test is approximately nine minutes.

Can you fail a Talent Q test?

Talent Q tests cannot be failed. All tests are adaptive, meaning you will be served easier or harder questions based on whether you answered the previous one correctly. Therefore your score will only show the level at which you were able to correctly answer questions.

How can I improve my logical reasoning?

Practice really is the best way to improve your logical reasoning. Doing so will help you step into your real test confident in the process, able to answer questions in time and with accuracy.

What's the difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests?

There is no difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests. Talent Q Elements Logical Tests are administered by Korn Ferry, the contents remain the same.


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Talent Q Elements Logical Test Tips

1Read the questions carefully

It’s important to have a clear understanding of what the question is asking of you. There may be distractors within the data, or multiple-choice answers to throw you off track, and answering incorrectly due to having misinterpreted the question is a common fault.

2Follow the instructions

Clear instructions on how to complete the questions, including the correct way to answer them, will always be provided. Take time to familiarise yourself with this guide before starting any practice questions, so as to avoid errors.

3Practice logic every day

Online practice tests aren’t the only way to sharpen your logical reasoning skills. Activities such as sudoku, chess and crossword puzzles are an interesting and effective way to engage your logical skills.

4Work out your answer first

When assessing the stimulus, try to come to your own conclusion before looking at the multiple-choice selection. If you do not have a reasonably strong idea of what the answer will be, the distractors are likely to influence your reasoning and lead to an incorrect answer.

5Be prepared for any set of questions

Each test is unique and simulated to adapt to your answers as you progress. Just because you have answered with a certain rule, this doesn’t mean it won’t appear again, even in the very next question. Remember, these tests are designed to challenge your mental agility to its capacity, so don’t be put off by intentional tricks.

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Reviews of our Logical Reasoning tests

What our customers say about our Logical Reasoning tests

  • South Africa

    December 20, 2021

    Not to over complicate the question, and find the simplest solution as quickly as possible.

    The test is fairly easy, but helps in reminding you to look for the simplest solution. Good practice.

  • Uganda

    December 20, 2021


    I liked that it was clear to see all the diagrams and questions, and disliked that it requires a lot of thinking.

  • United States of America

    December 15, 2021

    Helpful thanks

    It was a little annoying having to scroll down to select the answers, would be nice if you could click on the picture instead of a number. But overall very helpful, thanks!

  • Cyprus

    December 13, 2021

    How the pattern goes

    I liked the test because it gave me the opportunity to think of how certain variables change and what pattern it might follow. In each scenario there are different parameters that change, and I liked that more than 1 of the objects change.

  • Uganda

    December 09, 2021


    It's so fascinating that I have no idea of what logic is being used to develop any logical pattern. I'm looking forward to learning.

  • United Kingdom

    December 02, 2021

    The patterns

    I didn't like the options being so close to the patterns on the screen. It makes it seem that the options are part of the pattern when they are not.

  • Netherlands

    December 01, 2021


    Not sure, I have taken these types of test before and I did not pass them. I want to be able to practice to ensure that I pass this time round.

  • Nigeria

    November 30, 2021

    My result

    I like that I had time to go over my initial answers, even though I know I will not have that time in real situations. It helps my score improve and my confidence to take more tests that are more time challenging.

  • United Kingdom

    November 28, 2021

    Good test for starting practice

    Some questions can be a little easier than other tests. The pattern usually repeats so the answer is already in the question.

  • Philippines

    November 26, 2021

    Great practice test!

    It started out easy and gradually became harder, so it helped that I built some confidence along the way.