Spatial Reasoning Test
What do Spatial Reasoning Tests assess?
Spatial Reasoning Tests measure a candidate’s ability to consider objects in 2 and 3 dimensions, while using limited information to draw conclusions about those objects. Candidates are presented with questions involving the comparison, rotation, assembly, and reflection of different shapes, and in each case, are required to identify the correct shape.
Typical roles that would use our spatial reasoning test:
- - Technical Roles - Engineers, Graphic Designers & Plumbers etc.
- - Construction Roles - Builders, Architects, & Cartographers etc.
- - Transportation Roles - Drivers, Pilots & Surveyors etc.
Overview of the Spatial Reasoning Test
Our spatial reasoning test consists of a total of 40 items to answer in 20 minutes. There are 4 unique question sets, based on different spatial concepts, and each comprise 10 individual questions.
All questions in the spatial reasoning test are multiple choice. The goal is to examine the available shapes, visualise the change to the shape requested in the item text, and pick the correct shape from the selection.
Questions may take the form of the following:
- Odd Shape Out: 4 shapes are rotated, each in a different way, where 3 of the 4 are identical. You are required to determine which 1 of the 4 is a different shape.
- Combining Shapes: A set of small shapes are presented. You are required to determine which of 4 larger shapes can be constructed from the set of small shapes.
- Folding Cubes: A patterned net is presented. You are required to determine which of 4 cubes can be created by folding the net.
- Mirror Images: A shape is reflected in a mirror. You are required to determine which of 4 shapes would be the reflected image.
Examples of Spatial Reasoning Questions
How to do well in your Spatial Reasoning Test
To do well in a spatial reasoning test, it is good to implement the following tips:
1. Study the shapes carefully: With each question, look at the shapes with care, keeping in mind each of their specific features. Then, try to imagine performing the required operation on the shape to visualise what it would look like. This will help you to pick the correct answer.
2. Learn the rule: There are only four kinds of question in this test, so once you learn the rule, you can apply it to other questions of the same sort to get through questions more quickly
3. Do not be afraid to skip a question: This test is timed, so you may find that spending too long on a question you find tricky will significantly lower your eventual score. Feel free to skip ahead to questions you find easier and return to the challenging question at the end.
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