CogAT 3rd Grade Practice Test
The Third grade CogAT builds on the second grade test, while also highlighting the more advanced nature of the questions. The “Verbal Classification” and “Sentence Completion” subtests are noticeably more difficult than the second grade test. These sections demand that a student has developed a more expansive vocabulary, ability to understand synonym usage (particularly on the verbal classification subtest) and an ability to associate words with their related categories. Additionally, sections such as the “number analogies” subtest highlight subtle number relationships, while also requiring that the student add and subtract different numerical quantities. Examples of these specific skill sets will be demonstrated in the sample questions below:
1.) Quantitative Battery: Number Puzzles
In the Number Puzzles subtest, students are required to solve problems that assess their understanding of mathematical relationships and their ability to perform arithmetic operations. The questions present incomplete number puzzles, and students must select the correct option from the given choices to complete the puzzle. This subtest measures students’ quantitative reasoning skills and their ability to recognize mathematical patterns.
In this section, you will be given a mathematical equation. Choose the answer that should replace the ? or the symbol.
2.) Verbal Battery: Sentence Completion
The Sentence Completion subtest evaluates students’ verbal reasoning skills and their ability to understand relationships between words and ideas. In this subtest, students are presented with sentences that have one or more words missing. They must choose the best word or words from the given options to complete the sentence meaningfully. This subtest measures students’ vocabulary, comprehension, and ability to grasp the logical structure of sentences.
Choose the word that best completes the sentence below.
3.) Non-Verbal Battery: Figure Classification
The Figure Classification subtest assesses students’ non-verbal reasoning skills, focusing on their ability to recognize patterns and relationships among abstract shapes and figures. In this subtest, students are presented with a set of figures and asked to identify the figure that completes the pattern or belongs to the same group as the given figures. This subtest measures students’ spatial awareness, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
In the Figure Classification subtest, the child is shown 3 figures on the left that are related in some way. The child must choose an answer on the right that goes with the first 3 figures in exactly the same way. When the question get harder, the 3 figures are on the top and the answer choices are below, but the reasoning is the same.
The first 3 figures on the left (or, on top) relate to each other in some way. Find a figure to the right of the line (or, below the line) that goes with the first 3 figures in exactly the same way.
4.) Quantitative Battery: Number Series
The Number Series subtest is another component of the Quantitative Battery, designed to assess students’ ability to recognize patterns and relationships among numbers. Students are given a series of numbers with one or more numbers missing, and they must select the correct option to complete the number series. This subtest measures students’ numerical reasoning skills and their ability to identify and extend numerical patterns.
Look at the numbers in each row below. There is a rule that governs the order in which the numbers occur in the series. Figure out the rule and then chose the number that comes next from the answer choices below.
5.) Verbal Battery: Verbal Analogy
The Verbal Analogy subtest evaluates students’ ability to identify relationships between words and concepts. In this subtest, students are presented with pairs of words that have a specific relationship. They are then given another word and a set of options, from which they must choose the word that has the same relationship with the given word as the original pair. This subtest measures students’ verbal reasoning skills, vocabulary, and comprehension of word relationships
The first two words in the sentences below go together in a certain way. Choose the answer that goes with the third word in the sentence the same way that the first and second words go together.
1.) C. 3
3.) C- even number of points
4.) A. 36 (Subtract 4)