What are Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests?
Non-verbal reasoning involves identifying patterns in a series of shapes or symbols. Non-verbal reasoning tests measure a candidates ability to understand and interpret visual information and solve problems by identifying relationships or similarities and differences between shapes and patterns as well as recognizing visual sequences and relationships between objects. Non-verbal reasoning covers a wide variety of psychometric ability tests such as logical, inductive, abstract, diagrammatic and spatial reasoning tests.
Format of Non-Verbal Tests
Non-Verbal Reasoning type questions may include:
• Determining changes in a particular pattern in order to find ‘the next in sequence’
• Identifying which shape is the odd one out;
• Determining how a shape will look if it is rotated by a certain degree
• Finding two identical shapes in a series
• Working out how a shape will look if it is folded or altered
• Identifying the mirror image of a shape;
Format of Non-Verbal Tests
Non- Verbal tests are usually timed tests. Candidates are generally not expected to be able to complete all the questions in the time limit so don’t panic if you don’t get all the questions answered. The important thing is to work quickly, but also accurately.
Tips for taking Non-Verbal Tests
Manage your time
Your aim should be to work as quickly and as accurately as you can. Avoid spending too long on any one question or revisiting questions where possible. To maximise your score you should keep moving forward as much as possible while focusing on the accuracy of the questions one at a time.
Practice, practice, practice
If you struggle with visualising shapes and objects these kinds of tests may particularly tricky. Practice and preparation are key, the more you practice these kinds of tests the confident and comfortable you will become. Practice is what separates successful candidates from unsuccessful ones. Getting familiar with the types of question you’ll face and the different layouts takes time. Practicing these types of tests not only increases your confidence but it lowers stress and anxiety levels. Like anything the more you practice the more you improve. This way you can ensure that you perform at your best and maximise your performance and scores.
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Be fully familiar with these test types. Become comfortable identifying frequently occurring patterns which are common to all non-verbal reasoning tests:
• Clock movement
• Linear movement
• Addition and subtraction of elements
Our practice tests are also timed so you can work on your timing and time management with practical application. There is no substitute for preparation and familiarisation. You can only hope to improve and perform to the best of your abilities by practicing with these kinds of tests and by applying practical and proven methods to non-verbal reasoning tests.
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