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