Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a reasoning and logic test for kids. Essentially, the test covers logical, reasoning and verbal ability across numericals, problem-solving, patterns, pictures, puzzles, sentence completion, verbal analogies and word classification. The actual structure of the exam is as follows.
We will see below some sample questions in each of the batteries and sub-sections of Verbal, Non-verbal, and Quant.
Sample Questions of the CogAT Verbal
Sentence Completion on the CogAT Verbal
In this section, you’ll be provided with a sentence and you should choose the word that fits the best in that sentence. So, first understand what meaning the sentence is trying to convey. And based on the context of that meaning, you should choose which word fits the best to convey that meaning.
Verbal Classification on the CogAT Verbal
Verbal classification questions provide the student with a set of three words that are related as a group and the student has to choose the fourth word from the options which belongs to the group in the same way.
Verbal Analogies on the CogAT Verbal
Analogies are about sets of two. The first two words have a certain relationship. The student should recognize the type of relationship between the first two words and apply the same relationship between the third and the fourth word to arrive at one of the options.
Next, we shall see some sample questions in each of the subsections of Non-Verbal below.
Sample Questions of the CogAT Non-Verbal
Paper-Folding Visualization on the CogAT Non-verbal
This non-verbal section tests the visual thinking ability of a student. The questions are framed in such a way that the student must imagine what will happen if a piece of paper is folded and then cut or hole-punched on them in various ways and then unfolded.
Figure Classification Questions on the CogAT Non-verbal
This section shows three pictures in a sequence and the student has to select the fourth picture from the options that fall in the same group or are related in the same way.
Figure Matrices Questions on the CogAT Non-verbal
This is a 2×2 matrix of pictures. The first two pictures have one pattern or relationship. And based on the same relationship you have to guess the fourth picture from the third picture.
Next, we shall see some sample questions in each of the subsections of Quantitative below.
Sample Questions of the CogAT Quantitative
Number Analogies Questions on the CogAT Quantitative
The numbers provided in these sets of problems typically have a mathematical operation relationship between the first number and the second number. The second number is achieved by multiplying, dividing, adding or subtracting from the first number. Also, the second number could be achieved by a combination of operations like multiplying and then adding a constant 2 to it (or) multiplying and then subtracting a constant 2 from it.
Number Series Questions on the CogAT Quantitative
As other series or classification questions, you’ll be provided with a sequence of numbers that follow a pattern. You are required to identify the relationship pattern between these numbers and then choose the best number that fits from the choices that should come next in the sequence.
Number Puzzles on the CogAT Quantitative
There will be an equation with substitutable symbols. Students will be required to choose the number from the given options that satisfy the equation provided. It is important to carefully practice these questions.
We now provided a basic understanding of all types of questions that come in each battery on the CogAT. Hope this is useful, thank you.
To understand more, book a free live 1:1 trial class for your child. The above questions mentioned vary for the smaller grades and higher grades, and the questions shown above are on the moderately easy side. To learn more about the test, visit our CogAT preparation support.
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