OLSAT Kindergarten Practice Test

All about the OLSAT Test Level A

The OLSAT test level A is the lowest test level of the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. This level measures a child’s ability to follow directions while assessing general knowledge not typically taught in school. It is traditionally used to determine the learning and school competencies of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. These questions can often be difficult for adults, let alone four-year olds!

If you know your child will be taking the OLSAT Level A, begin test-prep as soon as possible, both by building the underlying skills the OLSAT tests and by exposing them to the test format. The last thing you want is for your child to be overwhelmed on test day.

Many schools do not inform parents that their child will be tested until a couple of weeks before the exam will be administered, so if you are trying to get your child into a gifted and talented program, call the school early to see if they use the OLSAT. Sometimes the OLSAT is given with another test like the NNAT.

Included below are some additional pieces of information that should clarify what you child will encounter on the Level A OLSAT:

  • Expect your child to be in the testing room for 45 minutes up to an hour. This is not a timed test. The questions will be read aloud to the child and your child does not need to know how to read.  There are a total of 60 questions.
  • Children that fall into the age range of three and four years old are expected to answer only 40 questions out of the set of 60 questions given from the test. Five year olds are expected to answer all of the 60 questions from the test.
  • As a parent you should know that the this level of the test complies to a certain age range limitation for children. The results of the tests will be evaluated.and compared to children that fall into the same three month band as your child.

This page offers practice questions that will help both you and your child to become familiar with the content and format of the exam questions. For additional sample questions, sign up for our 100 free practice questions.

100 Free Gifted Practice Questions

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1.) Which of the pictures below is different from the rest?

2.) Point to the picture that shows this: David and Mark got very tired after they played ball.

3.) Point to the picture that does not belong.

A child’s arithmetic and aural reasoning skills are tested during this portion of the exam. It examines a child’s pictorial reasoning abilities which includes items on the level A exam on picture classification, analogy and series. Figural reasoning is also measured through the OLSAT level A. Question types include figural classification and analogy, pattern matrix as well as figural series.


1.) 3rd from left
2.) 2nd from the left
3.) 2nd from the left

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