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CogAT Practice Test and Sample Questions

Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)? Here is a CogAT Practice Test with five sample questions. Each of these questions are taken from a different type of question used to cover a unique cognitive ability.

IMPORTANT: While the CogAT sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will see on the exam, they are not taken directly from the actual test that’s being administered this year.

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CogAT Sample Question #1 — Number Analogies:

Begin by looking at the pictures in the top two boxes. They are related to each other mathematically. Now look at the picture in the bottom box. Can you find an answer choice that is related to the picture on the bottom in the same way the two pictures on top are related?

CogAT Practice Test Sample Question Number Analogies

CogAT Sample Question #2 — Verbal Classification:

Look at the words on top. They are alike in some way and go together. Now look at the words on the bottom. Choose one word from the answer choices that goes with the words on top in the same way.

Guitar      Banjo      Harp

A. Trombone      B. Trumpet      C. Flute      D. Violin      E. Instrument


CogAT Sample Question #3 — Figure Matrices 2:

Look at how the two figures on top go together. The third figure on the bottom must go with the fourth figure in the same way that the first two figures go together. Choose the fourth figure that belongs in the empty box to complete this puzzle.

CogAT Practice Test Sample Question Figure Matrices Question

CogAT Form 7 Sample Question #4 — Number Series:

Look at the numbers in the top 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.

2     7     12     17     22      ___


A. 23     B. 25     C. 27     D. 29      E. 31


CogAT Sample Question #5 — Verbal Analogies:

Look at how the two pictures on top go together. The third picture on the bottom must go with the fourth picture in the same way that the first two pictures go together. Choose the fourth picture that belongs in the empty box to complete this puzzle.

CogAT Practice Test Sample Question Verbal Analogies

(Answers: 2nd from left, D, 4th from left, C, 4th from left)

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I really am glad about this little sample test, because I am taking a CogAT test later today. You see, I am 11 years old, (12 in 3 months :D) but I am taking 8th grade and high school classes on my online program. I am taking this CogAT test so just in case I go back to the schools of my town, I will be able to do an honors class, but I would only go back at my high school age, because middle school does not provide honors classes in the way high school does.


The links are really helpful. The link below only shows Pre-K to 4th Grade levels’ practices. I really need the 6th grade practice. Thanks for the info though!

Hi Chelsea,

I’d recommend visiting this page: to sign up for 50 free cogat questions. There will be some for 6th grade in there.

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In question one, we can say the second racket picture has two fewer rackets, and therefore the second tennis ball picture should have two fewer balls, i.e., answer “second from the left”. This is a valid answer, and the answer you give at the end.
Of course, you could also say that the upper pictures show multiple vs. single rackets, and therefore the lower pictures should show multiple vs single balls, i.e., answer “third from the left”. This, like the other, is a perfectly valid answer, yet in an actual test you would count it as incorrect.
Unless and until you are able to account for multiple perspectives in questions like this, your test is seriously flawed.

Please keep in mind the child needs to select the best possible answer as some may actually be acceptable but they are not the best answer for the Cogat practice questions.

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Answers for the questions:

The answers could vary depending on your point of view, but the most logical for me is the answer with 3 balls because the tennis ball numbers are 2 more than the racket. Also you could also say 2 because 3 divided by 3 is 1 and if you divide the 5 it is about 1.666667, which rounds to 2

Again, the answers could vary because of your perspective, but the most easy one to pick out is answer D, which is the violin because all of the instruments have strings and you can pluck them. Also all of those answers could work too (except answer E) because they are instruments, but then again, that is a way less broad perspective and is not an example of out-of the box thinking.

This question requires more logical thinking, as 2 of them may seem as they work (2nd and 4th figure) but be careful! If you put the 4th figure and the other matching figure together, they overlap a bit on the top right. The point is to fill all the side spaces, as shown on the 1st and 2nd quadrant. The 2nd figure when put on top of the 3rd quadrant exactly fills all side spaces, which follows the pattern.

The answer is C because the numbers are increasing by 5 each time.

The answer is the bed. Some people may think that it is the baby table because the baby can fit in that also but if you look at the baby it is lying down and sleeping, which is almost impossible in that type of table. Also the analogy up above shows that the bird’s claws are shaped in a way that they would be sitting on something, which is what birds do in bird cages.

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it’s great because i am in 8th grade and i am twelve cause i skipped a grade taking an exam to skip a class and i am studying algebra 1 which is an advanced 9th grade math class which means i am studying 9th grade math to have credit for highschool and im taking a cogat test tomrrow if i pass its going to give me credit for highschool and i get to be ahead of my class so its really helpfull cause i really need to pass the cogat test


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So helpful i have the test tommorow to get in to gt so scared

Priscilla Myers

Where are the answers for these first 5 questions??

Hi Priscilla,

The answers to the sample questions are located below the last questions.




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My daughter sat the CogAt Quantitative section of the test today. We have searched the practice questions on this website high and low to find the ‘number puzzles’ she saw on her test today and she isn’t seeing them anywhere. It seems like there are plenty of questions from the other 2 sections but the number puzzles we haven’t been able to find even 1.

Hi Jeremy –

Thank you for reaching out to us. Could you email us at the types of problems your daughter had on the test today?

All the best,



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This is so easy
can you give us harder things
thank you

Hi Swati 🙂 You can access more practice questions under this link You can certainly select the difficulty of grade level you need.





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Sajid Miah

That was great practice and cool. But need more examples.

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My granddaughter Deanna really liked your test. She only missed one question I was amazed!!! This is great practice material!


I need questions for 1 st grade exam.

I have a GATE test next weekend and these questions have really helped! My sister also has a CogAT test on September 21st I believe and this has helped her too! I recommend doing some of these questions if you wanna practice for the test! ^.^

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