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NNAT 7th-8th Grade Practice Test

NNAT Test 7th-8th Grade Practice Test Sample Questions (Level F)

The NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) is a nonverbal test that is used to qualify kindergarten through 12th grade students for gifted and talented programs. The NNAT uses a nonverbal model for assessing students, as it utilizes shapes and figures to evaluate a student’s problem solving abilities. Similar to the OLSAT, the NNAT does not test a child on what he or she has learned in school, but instead, focuses on visual-spatial reasoning skills. The NNAT has become a  popular test for admissions into gifted and talented programs, as it is used across various school districts throughout the United States. The most recent version of the NNAT is the NNAT3 which includes 48 questions that are broken down into four distinct question types. These question types include:

  • Pattern completion
  • Reasoning by analogy
  • Serial reasoning
  • Spatial visualization

Children in the seventh and eighth grades will complete the NNAT Level F exam which includes pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning and spatial visualization questions.  Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) and NNAT 3 (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, second edition)? Here are five examples below. For additional practice, sign up for our 100 free practice questions.

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1.) Spatial Visualization

Parent say to your child: “Look at this puzzle.” Point to the empty box and say “something is missing.” Point to the answer choices and say, “Which of these answer choices goes here?” Point back to the empty box when you say “here.”

2.) Serial Reasoning

Parent say to your child: Look at the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so that the designs inside and rows and columns follow a pattern?

3.) Pattern Completion

Parent say to your child: Look at the pattern on top. A piece has been taken out of it. Choose the piece below the pattern that goes where the question mark is in order to complete the pattern.

4.) Reasoning by Analogy

Parent say to your child: Look at the figures on top. They go together in some way choose a figure from the answer row that goes with the figures on the bottom the same way the figures on top go together.


1.) D

2.) D – Here we move 3 rectangles by reducing them in size. The upper blue rectangle is reduced completely in 5 steps, and after that it increases in the other 5 steps. The black rectangle also decreases but it starts from the third frame. The lower blue rectangle alternates with a gold rectangle. The lower rectangle is full black,  half black with red, and full red.

3.) E

4.) A – Both figures have the same number of outlines

5.) A – Both figures have the same number of outlines

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