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Our Australian Psychometric test experts have developed comprehensive packages to get you ready for your aptitude tests. When we say aptitude tests or cognitive tests we mean the following types of tests:

  • abstract aptitude tests
  • logical aptitude tests
  • conceptual reasoning tests
  • verbal aptitude tests
  • numerical aptitude tests and
  • mechanical aptitude tests

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Please note that we also have preparation packages for your personality test, work safety test and emotional intelligence test as part of our personality tests preparations. However, these tests are not part of aptitude tests, as they profile your personality. 

All our preparation packages for the aptitude tests are designed by Australian psychometricians and aptitude test developers to ensure they match the questions style in the aptitude tests you will receive.

To help you familiarise with aptitude tests, style of questions in aptitude tests and assess how well you are likely to do in real aptitude tests, we have designed a number of short online practice aptitude tests that you can practise for free. To take our free aptitude tests, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Aptitude test questions style is tailored to jobs!

From our experience we found that one of the most common mistake that people have is to think that two aptitude tests with the same name will have the same test questions style. This NOT true. While a large number of aptitude tests used by employers have the same generic name say abstract test or verbal test or numerical test etc, the test questions style can be very different between two aptitude tests with the same name.

You must ensure that you are not wasting precious time on preparing for the wrong style of test questions.

 

 

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Free Abstract tests, Free Inductive tests, Free Logical tests

 

Free practice aptitude test examples type abstract, inductive and logical reasoning:

It is very important to understand that while abstract, logical, inductive reasoning tests are names of tests measuring your conceptual reasoning skills, the style of test questions is very different across jobs. There is no one style of abstract reasoning test questions.

Our free abstract aptitude and reasoning tests have timers to mimic the real experience and are designed to help you understand and practise the style of abstract test questions used in your real abstract aptitude test you will sit for your prospective employer. In contrast to our paid abstract test practice test questions which are tailored to the level of difficulty and complexity required for a specific job, our free abstract aptitude test questions are targeted to a general job.

On completing each abstract aptitude practice test, you will immediately get a full test report that includes your total score in comparison to others who completed a similar test to yours, a list of correct and incorrect test answers, and detailed answer explanations for each question.

As mentioned before, our paid practice abstract aptitude tests are job specific. This means that the style of abstract test questions will be relevant to the job you are applying for. We have a pool of more than 600 questions for each job category. Once you completed a practice test, you will be given a full report including detailed answer explanations for all test questions. These are designed to ensure that you are fully ready to successfully complete your real abstract, logical or conceptual aptitude and reasoning test. To take our free abstract aptitude tests, please scroll to the bottom of the page. You can also view a list of example for the different styles of abstract test questions.

Abstract, logical and inductive aptitude test questions come in various styles:

First style of an abstract aptitude test question:

Let's review the following free example abstract, logical and inductive aptitude test question. This abstract aptitude test question demonstrates one style of abstract aptitude test questions in which you have a horizontal list of shapes and your task is to identify the patterns or logical rules for the set of shapes to be able to predict the next or missing shape. 

What is the next shape?

To answer this abstract, logica and inductive aptitude and reasoning test question, we need to first identify the patterns and logical rules among the group of shapes in the test question. In this set of shapes, we can identify two logical rules or patterns moving left to right. The first is that all the inner shapes move one place anticlockwise each step. The second rule is that, at every step, the triangle alternates with a black square. At step five, there is a triangle at the top – therefore, at the next step, it will move anticlockwise into the left place and become a black square. 

 

Second style of an abstract aptitude test question:

Let's review a second free example aptitude test which represents a different style of abstract aptitude test questions. This style is used by companies such as Hudson and we prepare you for  it. In this style of abstract aptitude test questions, you need to find what specific buttons do to a group of shapes in the question line based on several example lines in the Base Screen box. Once you find what the buttons do your then can find what the correct final figure is in the question line. Let's examine the following abstract test example: 

In this abstract aptitude test question you need to find what buttons 1, 3 and 5 do.

From the first line, we see that the original figure (the three shapes to the left) goes through two transformations to form the figure on the right: (i) a change in the shapes (square to circle, or circle to square); and (ii) a change in colours (black to white, or vice versa). Two buttons are active in this line (1 and 2); however, we still don’t know which one changes the shape, or which one changes the colour.

The second line also shows a figure that swaps the colour of its three shapes, but there is no change in those shapes. This time, buttons 2, 3 and 4 are ‘active’ – so, button 2 (the only common ‘active’ button with line 1) must be the one that swaps colours; and we can now deduce that it is button 1 that changes (or toggles) the shapes. Buttons 3 and 4 must, then, be the ones that modify the horizontal and vertical lines, so we will need to refer to the third line to work out their individual functions.

In line three, because buttons 1 and 2 are ‘inactive’, we know that there will be no transformation of colour or shape.  Buttons 4 and 5 are ‘active’, and we can see that the right figure has been made smaller and a vertical line removed. Line 3 shares only one active button with line 2 (i.e. button 4), and there is only one common transformation between these lines: the vertical line has been switched ‘on’ or ‘off’. Therefore, button 4 is a vertical line toggle switch, which means (from the previous line) that button 3 must be the on/off toggle for horizontal lines. Button 5, therefore, can only be for changing (or toggling) the size of the shapes in the figure (from big to small, or vice versa).

We can now summarise the button functions thus:

  • Button 1 – toggles the shapes within the figure (squares to circles, and vice versa)
  • Button 3 – toggles the horizontal lines on or off
  • Button 5 – toggles the size (big or small) of the shapes within the figure.

Now, we can apply those button functions to our question line:

  • Button 1 – will change the figure to a circle and a square.
  • Button 3 – will add a horizontal line to all shapes in the figure.
  • Button 5 – will toggle the shape sizes – the first from big to small, and the second from small to big.

The corrrect answer is:

 

Third style of abstract test question:

Another style of abstract aptitude test questions can be seen in the third free example abstract test question. This style of abstract aptitude test questions is used by companies such as TalentQ. In this style of abstract test questions you are shown a grid of 3 by 3 with 8 shapes plus one missing shape. Your task is to find the patterns or logical rules that apply to the shapes going from left to right or top to bottom. Then apply these patterns to find what is the missing shape that completes the patterns.

Let's examine the following abstract aptitude test example: 

To solve this abstract aptitude test question, we need to find the logical rules that apply to the shapes going from left to right or top to bottom. We can see that each cell contains four arrowheads, some pointing left, and some pointing right. The last cell in each row is a combination of the first two arrowhead of the first cell, then the last two arrowhead of the middle cell. So, if we look at our top row, the first two arrowheads in first cell are < < and the last two arrowheads of middle cell are < >. If we combine them, we get < < < >.

Let's review a second example for a 3 by 3 matrix abstract question. In this question there are 8 shapes in a 3 by 3 table. The 9th shape is missing and your task is to find what it is based on the other shapes.


To solve this question, we need to find the logical rules that apply to the shapes going from left to right or top to bottom. We can see that in each cell in each row contains a black rectangle or box. The last cell in each row is a combination of the first two boxes of the first and second cells. So, if we look at our top row, the first two black boxes in first and middle cells are combined in the last cell to create a vertical black rectangle. Therefore, the missing shape is a full black box which is a combination of the two horizontal black rectangles.

Remember: don't waste time practising free abstract, inductive and logical aptitude reasoning test questions styles that you will not have in your real abstract or inductive aptitude test. Take our job specific preparation package for your abstract test

 

Free verbal aptitude tests. Free deductive reasoning tests. Free practice verbal aptitude test examples:
free verbal aptitude tests

 

Our institute's free verbal or deductive aptitude reasoning tests are designed to help you understand and practise the types of questions used in the real verbal aptitude test you will sit for your prospective employer. In contrast to test questions tailored to the level of difficulty and complexity required for a specific job, our free verbal aptitude test questions are targeted to a general job.

On completing each free verbal aptitude test, you will immediately receive a full test report that includes your total score, a list of correct and incorrect test answers, and detailed explanations of the correct answers to each question.

Our Institute's paid practice verbal aptitude tests are job specific, with a pool of more than 1,200 questions for each job category including detailed answer explanations to ensure that you know how to tackle similar test questions in your real test. These are designed to ensure that you are fully equipped to successfully complete your real verbal aptitude test. To take our free verbal aptitude tests, please scroll to the bottom of the page. In the following section we included some examples for the different styles of verbal aptitude test questions.

Verbal and deductive aptitude test questions come in various styles:

The type of verbal aptitude reasoning test you will be asked to take depends the type of job you are applying for. Talk to our psychometric test trainers to learn more about this issue.

Free example of a verbal aptitude test question style.

In this verbal aptitude example test question you have a passage to read and a set of 3-4 test questions to answer based on what you read in the passage. This style of verbal aptitude test question measures your ability to quickly and logically understand written information. 

Let's review the following example verbal aptitude test question:

Please read the following passage and answer the question at the end of the passage:

Dear Employee:

You have completed another year with the company, and you have continued to do a very good job overall. Your punctuality, professional demeanour, and attention to detail all continue to be at a very high level.

There are, however, a few aspects of your job performance that need improvement. First, as a regular daily occurrence at practices, you often fail to gather the balls and put them back on their racks in a timely enough fashion; our players want those balls back on the racks as soon as possible so that they can continue practicing without delays and without losing their rhythm. Second, water needs to be available to any player at any time and, occasionally, you have been slow to get water to the players as soon as they come off the court. Be sure to have the water ready for a player as soon as it is needed. Finally, you should always be available to immediately retrieve balls that bounce away from the court. Recently, after one player shot an air-ball, you didn't retrieve the ball until after free-throw shooting drills had begun. Please make a point to retrieve balls as quickly as possible.

Question 1:

The employee has done a great job in the past year in terms of making water available.

Based on the passage, is this statement:

True

False

or Can't say?

To answer this question, we need to read the passage. The report’s second point states that the employee needs to do a better job in water availability. Therefore, the correct answer is 'False'.

A second free example deductive aptitude reasoning test question style

In this verbal aptitude test question style you are presented with a list of facts and a conclusion. Your task is to quickly identify which facts lead to the conclusion being correct. 

Let's review the following test example:

Which two statements together prove that Tim has a red car?

A. Gil likes Tim's car colour

B. Tim likes fast cars

C. Gil has a fast car

D. Gil likes only red cars

E. Tim's car is not silver

To answer this verbal test question, we need to first examine what each statement says. If we take statement A ‘Gil likes Tim’s car colour’ and combine it with statement D ‘Gil likes only red cars’ then those alone prove that Tim has a red car. The logic is that if Gil likes only red cars (D) and he likes Tim’s car colour (A) then Tim’s car must be red.

Remember: don't waste time practising verbal or deductive aptitude reasoning test questions styles that you will not have in your real verbal or deductive aptitude test.

A third style of verbal aptitude test questions:

In this style of verbal test questions you will be given two words that are associated in some way (i.e. an analogy) and a list of options. You will then asked which of the options is most like the given word association. 

Let’s look at the following example:

Cane is to Walk, as Eyeglasses are to …

A.   Taste

B.   Hear

C.   Colour

D.   Run

E.   Observe

F.   Sun

To solve this style of verbal aptitude test question you need to find the association between the first two words. The association between ‘cane’ and ‘walk’ is that the cane is an ancillary instrumentto assist someone to walk. Therefore, we need to find a word in the list with a similar association to ‘eyeglasses’. ‘Eyeglasses’ are an ancillary instrument to help someone ‘observe’, so this forms the same relationship as exists between ‘cane’ and ‘walk’.

A forth style of verbal aptitude test question:

In this verbal aptitude question style, which at face value looks similar to the first style we described, you have a passage to read and a set of 3 questions to answer. However, in this style the test questions are not only offering 3 answer options - true, false and can't say but they offer a list of statements as answer options.

Let's review the following verbal aptitude example question:

Read the following passage:

In epistemology, the Munchausen trilemma is a thought experiment used to demonstrate the impossibility of proving any truth, even in the fields of logic and mathematics. If it is asked how any knowledge is known to be true, proof may be provided. Yet that same question can be asked of the proof, and any subsequent proof. The Munchausen trilemma is that there are only three options when providing proof in this situation: (a) the circular argument, in which theory and proof support each other; (b) the regressive argument, in which each proof requires a further proof, ad infinitum; and (c) the axiomatic argument, which rests on accepted precepts. The trilemma, then, is the decision among the three equally unsatisfying options.

The name Munchausen Trilemma was coined in 1968 by the German philosopher Hans Albert in reference to a trilemma of “dogmatism versus infinite regress versus psychologism” used by Karl Popper. It is a reference to the problem of ‘bootstrapping’, based on the story of Baron Munchausen pulling himself and the horse on which he was sitting out of a mire by his own hair.

Question 1:

Which one of the following does NOT follow based on the content of the text?

a. Karl Popper was a German philosopher.

b. There are three argument options when providing proof of whether any knowledge is true.

c. The axiomatic argument is one which rests on accepted precepts.

d. When each proof requires further proof ad infinitum, it is called a regressive argument.

e. Baron Munchausen rode a horse.

To answer this style of test questions you need to read the passage to find the correct answer. Nowhere in the text does it mention Karl Popper’s origins. The text only says that Hans Albert was a German philosopher. Therefore, the correct answer is that the axiomatic argument is one which rests on accepted precepts.

 

Free numerical aptitude tests. Free quantitative reasoning tests. Free numerical practice aptitude test examples:
free numerical practice tests

 

Our institute's free numerical aptitude reasoning tests are designed to help you understand and practise the style of numerical test questions used in numerical aptitude tests and in the one that you will sit for your prospective employer. In contrast to our paid numerical aptitude test questions that are tailored to your specific job, our free numerical aptitude test questions are targeted for a general job.

On completing each free or paid numerical aptitude test, you will immediately receive a full test report that includes your total score, a list of correct and incorrect test answers, and detailed explanations of the correct answers to each numerical aptitude test question.

Our paid practice numerical aptitude tests are job specific, with more than 1,700 test questions for each job category including detailed answer explanations to train your brain to quickly identify and apply the right framework for each question in your real test. These are designed to ensure you are fully equipped to successfully complete your real numerical aptitude test. 

To take our free numerical aptitude tests, please scroll to the bottom of the page. You can also review some free examples for numerical aptitude test questions in the following section.

Numerical aptitude test questions come in various styles:

The style of numerical aptitude reasoning test you will be asked to take depends on the psychometric test provider chosen and the type of job you are applying for. Talk to our psychometric test trainers to learn more about this issue.

Free example of a numerical aptitude test question style:

In this example you can see a numerical aptitude question style that focuses on presenting numerical information in tables and/or graphs. Then you are asked a question based on the information presented. This style of numerical aptitude test question measures your ability to process and identify trends in numerical data presented in a table or graph.

 

What is the ratio of the differences in actual sales to target sales in Thailand and Italy during the fourth quarter?

To answer this test numerical aptitude question, we need to review the information provided in the table. According to the table, Thailand’s fourth-quarter sales target was 550, but actual sales were: 205 + 105 + 260 = 570. This is a difference of 20 (570 – 550). Italy’s target was 600 sales, but actual sales were: 125 + 250 + 240 = 615. The difference here was 15 (615 – 600). Therefore, the Thailand to Italy ratio of differences is 20:15 = 4:3.

Second example for a different numerical aptitude test question style:

Let's review the following numerical aptitude test question. In this style of numerical aptitude test questions you are given a list of numbers displayed in triangles or long grids. Your task is to find what are the two missing numbers. 

To answer this question you need to find the patterns or number sequences in this example. If we examine the numbers in the top line: 4, 12, 36... we can see that each consecutive number is product of multiplying the previous number by 3. For example, 4 x 3 = 12 and 12 x 3 = 36. Based on this the next number will be 36 x 3 = 108. The numbers at the bottom are created by subtracting 3 from the numbers above. For example, 4 - 3 = 1, 12 - 3 = 9, 36 - 3 = 33 and 108 - 3 = 105. The missing number at the bottom will be 108 x 3 = 324 then 324 - 3 = 321. So the missing numbers are 108 and 321.

Remember: don't waste time practising free numerical aptitude test questions styles that you will not have in your real numerical aptitude test.

 

Free mechanical aptitude tests. Free practice aptitude test examples:

 

Our institute's free mechanical aptitude reasoning tests are designed to assist you understand and practise the style of mechanical aptitude test questions used in mechancial aptitude tests and in the real test you will sit for your prospective employer. In contrast to mechanical test questions tailored to a specific job, our free mechanical aptitude practice test questions are targeted for a general job.

On completing each test, you will immediately receive a full test report that includes your total score, a list of correct and incorrect test answers, and detailed explanations of the correct answers to each mechanical aptitutde test question.

Our paid practice mechanical aptitude tests are job specific, with more than 800 mechanical test questions for each job category including detailed answer explanations. These are designed to ensure that you are fully equipped to successfully complete your real mechanical aptitude test. To take our free mechanical reasoning tests, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please read more about matching the style of aptitude test questions to the job you are applying for in your test information section and the Free psychometric guide.

Free practice aptitude & cognitive tests with timers to mimic the stress:

Below you will be able to practice short timed free practice aptitude tests. Each practice test will focus on one style of aptitude test questions.

We also offer a detailed answer explanation at the end of each practice aptitude test. We would strongly advise that you read the detailed answer explanations to learn how to answer similar aptitude test questions in your real test.

Please note: Free aptitude tests on the internet never have the test question style tailored to the specific job you applied for, but the real tests are. To best prepare for your aptitude tests, please take our Institute's job-tailored preparation packages.

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