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# CogAT 8th Grade Practice Test

The 8th-grade CogAT represents the culmination of a student’s skill development throughout their early school career. The exam assesses a student’s ability to solve quantitative, multi-step math problems that demand focus and the use of a process of elimination. Additionally, subtests such as “Verbal Classification” require that the student utilizes a “built-in” thesaurus to analyze relationships between words. Activities such as reading, vocabulary flashcards, and exposure to conversation are all beneficial for verbal subtests.

The Non-Verbal “Figure Matrices” Subtest also evaluates a student’s capacity to discern relationships but focuses on figures, not words. This subtest necessitates that the student actively practice visual imagery while identifying subtle changes among a series of items. Practicing these sets of questions that we offer on our site is an excellent way for your child to gain confidence with this section. Below, you’ll find a series of sample questions that closely resemble those your child will encounter on the 8th-grade CogAT.

### 1) Quantitative Battery: Number Puzzles

CogAT Number puzzles are all about testing your math skills. Moreover, these puzzles will challenge the student to work with numbers in different ways. Specifically, the type of questions involves adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing the numbers in a sequence. Consequently, the student is required to figure out what math operations to use and solve the puzzle.

Example #1:

In this section, you will be given a mathematical equation. Choose the answer that should replace the ? or the § symbol.

(§ + 2)2 = 16

a. 1       b. 2       c. 3       d. 4       e. 5

### 2) Non-Verbal Battery: Figure Classification

CogAT Figure Classification actively assesses a student’s abstract reasoning abilities by requiring them to identify patterns, relationships, and similarities among various geometric figures.

In the figure classification subtest, the student examines three figures on the left, which share a specific relationship. Then, the student actively selects an answer on the right that mirrors the relationship found in the initial three figures. As the questions become more challenging, the three figures shift to the top, and the answer choices appear below, but the reasoning remains consistent.

Example #2:

Parent say to your child: 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.

### 3) Verbal Battery: Verbal Analogy

CogAT Verbal Analogy actively evaluates a student’s verbal reasoning abilities by requiring them to recognize and understand relationships between words. These questions encompass various types of relationships, such as synonyms, antonyms, part-whole relationships, and more.

Example #3:

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 in the same way that the first and second words go together.

Cardiology is to heart as theology is to _________.

A. mathematics       B. sun       C. engineering       D. religion       E. culture

### 4) Quantitative Battery: Number Series

CogAT Number Series questions actively evaluate a student’s ability to recognize and extend numerical patterns or sequences. Furthermore, they serve to assess a student’s critical thinking skills, their capacity to identify mathematical patterns, and their application of logical reasoning to solve numerical problems. Additionally, these questions may exhibit varying levels of complexity, with more challenging sequences incorporating multiple operations or intricate patterns.

Example #4:

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 choose the number that comes next from the answer choices below.

121       100       81       64       49       _____

A. 25       B. 36       C. 41       D. 44       E. 45

### 5) Non-Verbal Battery: Paper Folding

CogAT Paper Folding questions actively evaluate a student’s spatial reasoning abilities, mental imagery, and understanding of geometric transformations. Moreover, these questions may vary in complexity, with more advanced ones incorporating multiple folds and intricate patterns.

Example #5:

On the top row, you will see how a square piece of paper is folded sometimes once, sometimes twice, sometimes three times. Holes are then punched after the paper has been folded. Choose the answer in the second row that shows how the folded piece of paper would look after it is unfolded.

1) b

3) D

4) B – Square of a whole number)

5) B

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27 Responses

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not enough questions

Hi Megha –

We do offer 100 free interactive questions.

The 100 free questions cover a large range of tests so that they’re helpful for every parent who comes to our site. We try to provide a broad sampling of questions so that you can make an informed decision about which membership level is right for you. To fully prepare your child for test day, we recommend that you purchase a membership and work with the questions for the test your child will be taking. The 100 Free Questions can be accessed here: https://www.testingmom.com/buy-now/?free-questions=1&_ga=1.233065754.562381742.1484763775

All the best,

Marcus

This was very helpful in my understanding of the test. Thank You!

I do not see 100 questions, I see only 5 for 8th grade testing

this really my CogAt exam is tomorrow

ty

not nearly enough questions as needed

Hi Sohanth –

Our practice materials in this section are just a sampling of the materials we provide with a paid subscription. We do have sections specifically for the CogAT Form 7 and ITBS, the two tests that are used for admission to the Frisco ISD G&T Program.

All the best,

Marcus

Thanks

I registered today and have ZERO ACCESS TO THE TESTS!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a scam at the greatest level. I want my money back.

Hi Heather –

I’m sorry to hear that you’re having issues. If you’ll email us at help@testingmom.com or call us at 877-609-6203 so we can help you navigate to the paid materials, we would appreciate it. The materials you are accessing through the search feature are not part of what you are paying for.

All the best,

Marcus

This was immensely helpful. Any individual that desires to be comprised in the Advanced Learning Program, should definitely refer to this resource. I can guarantee it would be quite beneficial for you!

I want to get the free test

Our 100 Free Questions are a great sampling from many of the tests we support. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to access the 100 Free Practice Questions (No purchase necessary):

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We look forward to having you onboard with us!

Best regards,

Marcus

Thank you but next time could there please be more questions(Thanks a lot though)

Our 100 Free Questions are a great sampling from many of the tests we support. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to access the 100 Free Practice Questions (No purchase necessary):

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We look forward to having you onboard with us!

Best regards,

Marcus

Unfortunately, our CogAT resources only extend to the 8th grade at this time. The concepts will be the same and this a good start to making sure your child understands those concepts.

All the best,

Marcus

ty

My 6 YEAR OLD ACED IT VERY WELL!!!!

Hi Nicole, Congratulations on your child’s outstanding performance on the CogAT test! It’s fantastic to hear that your 6-year-old aced the exam and we are delighted to have have helped out for practicing for the CogAT test. We are committed to offering high-quality resources that support students of all ages in their educational journeys, and hearing about such successes is truly rewarding. Keep us posted on how your child does in the gifted program!

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