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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.

IMPORTANT: While the CogAT sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will see on the exam, they aren’t 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 pictures 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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Dave says:

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.

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Kyle says:

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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