Abstract Reasoning Practice Subtest Instructions

There are 4 different question types in this section of the exam.

For type 1, you will be presented with two sets of shapes labelled “Set A” and “Set B”. You will be given a test shape and asked to decide whether the test shape belongs to Set A, Set B, or Neither.

For type 2, you will be presented with a series of shapes. You will be asked to select the next shape in series.

For type 3, you will be presented with a statement, involving a group of shapes. You will be asked to determine which shape completes the statement.

For type 4, you will be presented with two sets of shapes labelled “Set A” and “Set B”. You will be asked to select which of the four response options belongs to Set A or Set B.

It is in your best interest to answer all questions as there is no penalty for guessing. All unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect.

Click the Next (N) button to proceed.

Question 1.
  • 4
    3

    Explanation

    Set B – The biggest shape, the star, is white.

    Members of Set A contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is black.

    Members of Set B contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is white.

    Post Comment

    Question 2.
  • 0
    2

    Explanation

    Set B – The biggest shape, the central rectangle, is white.

    Members of Set A contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is black.

    Members of Set B contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is white.

    Post Comment

    Question 3.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    C – The two shapes, black and white, are of equal size.

    Members of Set A contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is black.

    Members of Set B contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is white.

    Post Comment

    Question 4.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    C – The black and white squares are of equal size.

    Members of Set A contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is black.

    Members of Set B contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is white.

    Post Comment

    Question 5.
  • 1
    0

    Explanation

    Set B – The biggest shape, the central pentagon, is white.

    Members of Set A contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is black.

    Members of Set B contain a mixture of black and white elements, but the biggest element is white.

    Post Comment

    Question 6.
  • 2
    4

    Explanation

    Set B – Regardless of which of these shapes is arguably bigger, they both have an odd number of sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set A has an even number of sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set B has an odd number of sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 7.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set A – The crescent has two sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set A has an even number of sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set B has an odd number of sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 8.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set A – The larger star has 12 sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set A has an even number of sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set B has an odd number of sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 9.
  • 1
    1

    Explanation

    Set A – The cross has 12 sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set A has an even number of sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set B has an odd number of sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 10.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set B – The black arrow has seven sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set A has an even number of sides.

    The largest element of any member of Set B has an odd number of sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 11.
  • 1
    0

    Explanation

    Set B – The largest shape is the arrow, of which no smaller version is present.

    Colour is irrelevant to this pattern.

    Members of Set A contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Members of Set B do not contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Post Comment

    Question 12.
  • 1
    0

    Explanation

    Set A – The large diamond has four smaller, similar replicas – it doesn’t have to be just one, as numerous members of Set A demonstrate.

    Colour is irrelevant to this pattern.

    Members of Set A contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Members of Set B do not contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Post Comment

    Question 13.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set B – The circles are not similar (in the geometrical sense) to the oval.

    Colour is irrelevant to this pattern.

    Members of Set A contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Members of Set B do not contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Post Comment

    Question 14.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set B – The smaller triangles are not similar to the largest.

    Colour is irrelevant to this pattern.

    Members of Set A contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Members of Set B do not contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Post Comment

    Question 15.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set B – Clearly, the S-shape has no smaller equivalent in the box.

    Colour is irrelevant to this pattern.

    Members of Set A contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Members of Set B do not contain a smaller, similar version of their largest shape.

    Post Comment

    Question 16.
  • 0
    3

    Explanation

    Set A – The large triangle sits predominantly on the right-hand side of the box.

    This pattern relates size to position.

    In members of Set A, the largest shape is predominantly on the right-hand side of the box.

    In members of Set B, the largest shape is predominantly on the left-hand side of the box.

    Post Comment

    Question 17.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    C – The large, central star is equally distributed between the left and right halves.

    This pattern relates size to position.

    In members of Set A, the largest shape is predominantly on the right-hand side of the box.

    In members of Set B, the largest shape is predominantly on the left-hand side of the box.

    Post Comment

    Question 18.
  • 1
    0

    Explanation

    Set B – The larger of the two diamonds is situated almost entirely in the left half of the box.

    This pattern relates size to position.

    In members of Set A, the largest shape is predominantly on the right-hand side of the box.

    In members of Set B, the largest shape is predominantly on the left-hand side of the box.

    Post Comment

    Question 19.
  • 1
    0

    Explanation

    Set B – The pentagon sits almost entirely in the left half of the box.

    This pattern relates size to position.

    In members of Set A, the largest shape is predominantly on the right-hand side of the box.

    In members of Set B, the largest shape is predominantly on the left-hand side of the box.

    Post Comment

    Question 20.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    C – The oval is situated centrally.

    This pattern relates size to position.

    In members of Set A, the largest shape is predominantly on the right-hand side of the box.

    In members of Set B, the largest shape is predominantly on the left-hand side of the box.

    Post Comment

    Question 21.
  • 0
    2

    Explanation

    Set A – The circle is the largest shape.

    Set A: the biggest element has at least one curved side.

    Set B: the biggest element has only straight sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 22.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set A – The semicircle is the largest shape.

    Set A: the biggest element has at least one curved side.

    Set B: the biggest element has only straight sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 23.
  • 1
    1

    Explanation

    Set B – The rectangle is the largest shape.

    Set A: the biggest element has at least one curved side.

    Set B: the biggest element has only straight sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 24.
  • 0
    1

    Explanation

    Set A – The arc is the largest shape.

    Set A: the biggest element has at least one curved side.

    Set B: the biggest element has only straight sides.

    Post Comment

    Question 25.
  • 1
    0

    Explanation

    Set B – Regardless of size, the only shape present is a straight-edged star.

    Set A: the biggest element has at least one curved side.

    Set B: the biggest element has only straight sides.

    Post Comment

    Size Patterns Review Screen

    Instructions

    Below is a summary of your answers. You can review your questions in three (3) different ways.

    The buttons in the lower right-hand corner correspond to these choices:

    1. Review all of your questions and answers.
    2. Review questions that are incomplete.
    3. Review questions that are flagged for review. (Click the 'flag' icon to change the flag for review status.)

    You may also click on a question number to link directly to its location in the exam.

    Size Patterns Section

    Final Answer Review Screen

    Instructions

    This review section allows you to view the answers you made and see whether they were correct or not. Each question accessed from this screen has an 'Explain Answer' button in the top left hand side. By clicking on this you will obtain an explanation as to the correct answer.

    At the bottom of this screen you can choose to 'Review All' answers, 'Review Incorrect' answers or 'Review Flagged' answers. Alternatively you can go to specific questions by opening up any of the sub-tests below.

    Size Patterns Section

    x

    +/-
    %
    MRC
    M-
    M+
    7
    8
    9
    4
    5
    6
    1
    2
    3
    ON/C
    0
    .
    ÷
    ×
    -
    +
    =

    Let's get acquainted ?
    What is your name?

    Next

    Nice to meet you, {{name}}!
    What is your preferred phone number?

    What is your preferred phone number?

    Next

    Just to check, what are you interested in?

    1-1 Tutoring Online Course Bursaries Other

    When should we call you?

    It would be great to have a 15m chat to discuss a personalised plan and answer any questions

    Another Day
    Skip the Call

    What time works best for you? (UK Time)

    Pick a time-slot that works best for you ?

    9am-2pm 2pm-10pm
    12:00-12:30 12:30-13:00 13:00-13:30 13:30-14:00
    14:00-14:30 14:30-15:00 15:00-15:30 15:30-16:00 16:00-16:30 16:30-17:00 17:00-17:30 17:30-18:00 18:00-18:30 18:30-19:00 19:00-19:30 19:30-20:00

    How many hours of 1-1 tutoring are you looking for?

    0-5 10 20-30 40+

    My WhatsApp number is...

    Same as the one I entered Different to the one I entered

    For our safeguarding policy, please confirm...

    I am under 18 I am over 18

    Which online course are you interested in?

    Next

    What is your query?

    Submit

    Sure, what is your query?

    Submit

    Loading...

    Thank you for your response.
    We will aim to get back to you within 12-24 hours.

    Lock in a 2 Hour 1-1 Tutoring Lesson Now

    If you're ready and keen to get started click the button below to book your first 2 hour 1-1 tutoring lesson with us. Connect with a tutor from a university of your choice in minutes. (Use FAST5 to get 5% Off!)

    Buy Now for £70