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Sample NYC Gifted Practice Questions

Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the NYC Gifted and Talented Test? Here are five examples.

IMPORTANT:While the NYC Gifted and Talented Test sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will be seeing, they aren’t taken directly from the actual test being administered this year.

NYC Gifted Test Sample Question #1 — OLSAT® (Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test®, Eighth Edition), Following Directions

Parent, say to your child: “Point to the picture that shows a bird flying.”

NYC Gifted Test - Following Directions

NYC Gifted Test Sample Question #2 — OLSAT®, Aural Reasoning

Parent, say to your child: “Point to the picture that shows two animals that children often keep as pets.”

Aural Reasoning question found on the NYC G&T test

NYC Gifted Test Sample Question #3 — NNAT®-2 (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Second Edition), Reasoning by Analogy

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

Reasoning by Analogy as found on the NYC Gifted Test

NYC Gifted Test Sample Question #4 — NNAT®-2, Spatial Visualization:

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

Spatial Visualization as found on the NYC G&T Exam

NYC Gifted Test Sample Question #5 — Stanford-Binet® V (Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition®), Matrices

Parent, say to your child: “Do you see these four boxes? The pictures in the top row go together in a certain way. Now, look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the four pictures shown in the answer choices on the right goes with the picture in the bottom left box the same way that the two pictures in the top row go together?”

Matrix found on the NYC G&T test

 

Answers: 2nd from left, bottom left, 1, 3, 3rd from left
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Parents frazzled by gifted and talented testing | NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing says:

[…] the public school) and leave the rest up to the parents. Thankfully, in NYC the names of the tests (OLSAT test and NNAT-2 test)are given to parents and are able to start preparing months (and in some cases years!) in advance. […]

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