Abstract reasoning questions test your ability to
identify patterns presented in diagrammatic form and are not
dependent on your knowledge of English or maths. Because they are
visual questions and are independent of language and mathematical
ability, they are considered to be an accurate indicator of your
general intellectual ability as well as being ‘culturally fair’. Abstract reasoning ability is believed to be the best indicator of
fluid intelligence and your ability to learn new things quickly.
These questions use symbols arranged in a straight line or in a
pattern and you are required to identify the missing symbol or the
next in the sequence. Abstract reasoning ability questions are
invariably multiple-choice and strictly timed. These types of
question are very commonly used in graduate and managerial
This sample question paper contains 25 questions and has a
suggested time limit of 20 minutes. The questions are presented in
Letter/A4 format for easy printing and self-marking.
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It is not always easy to assess whether someone has the
intellectual ability to see patterns and draw conclusions from
unfamiliar information. Abstract reasoning questions require you
to demonstrate your ability to understand complex concepts and
assimilate new information. As a measure of reasoning ability,
these questions are independent of educational and cultural
background and provide the best indication of your intellectual
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