If you have any questions, feel free to contact Eitan — TestPrepOnline's CAT4 expert — at ask_eitan@testpreponline.com
The Cognitive Abilities Test fourth edition (CAT4) is designed to help schools understand their students’ abilities and how to develop them. The test helps identify individual students' strengths and weaknesses while also monitoring the performances of different groups of students. In addition, the CAT4 is widely used as an entrance exam to many luxurious schools in the UK and Ireland as well as to international schools around the world. The CAT4 exam is administered to students from age 6 to 17, and the Level D version is designated for year 7 in the UK, catering to children between the ages of 10 to 12.
It is comprised of the following sections:
Click here for information on the structure of the test.
CAT4 Level D Test Practice QuestionQuantitative Reasoning #1 
[15 → 50] [10 → 35] [7 → ?] 
Answer & Explanation ▼  ▲ The correct answer is 26. The simple possible connection between the numbers in the first pair (15 → 50) is: 15 + 35 = 50 However, the second pair (10 → 35) does not share that same connection: 10 + 35 ≠ 35 (notice that the difference is 25: 10 + 25 = 35) Therefore, there must be a more complex connection. Since 50 is not divisible by 15, a possible connection could be using multiplication and addition/subtraction. Some of the possibilities are: 15 × 2 + 20 = 50 15 × 3 + 5 = 50 15 × 4 – 10 = 50 More connections can be found; however, you should try the simplest ones first. Checking those connections on the second pair shows: 10 × 2 + 20 = 40 ≠ 35 10 × 3 + 5 = 35 10 × 4 – 10 = 30 ≠ 35 The rule which applies for both pairs is the second one, which is: X × 3 + 5, where X is the number on the left side of the pair. Using this rule on the third pair, you can find the answer: 7 × 3 + 5 = 26 Therefore, the correct answer is 26. #Note that additional practice questions for the Quantitative Reasoning battery (number analogies + number series) can be found on our CAT4 Level D practice packs. 
CAT4 Level D Test Practice QuestionVerbal Reasoning #1 
Halt conclude cease 
Answer & Explanation ▼  ▲ The correct answer is ‘pause’. All the words above describe the action of stopping in a certain context. The word ‘pause’ means to stop temporarily, so it fits the category. ‘Walk’ and ‘go’ are incorrect because they describe things that move forward. ‘Slowdown’ and ‘decelerate’ are incorrect because they describe something that is decreasing speed, but not actually stopping. #Note that additional practice questions for the Verbal Reasoning battery (Verbal analogies + Verbal classification) can be found on our CAT4 Level D practice packs. 
CAT4 Level D Test Practice QuestionNon Verbal Reasoning #1
The correct answer is A.
In the top row we have two figures  how do they go together?
We can see that the two figures look similar, but:
In the bottom row, we have a single figure, and we need to find a figure that will go together with it in the same way that the two figures above go together.
We can immediately eliminate answer choice 3 because it belongs to the family of figures in the top row, and not the bottom row.
We can also eliminate answer choice 2 because it has the same number of sides as the first shape.
When we look at the other three answer choices, the only one that matches the pattern is answer choice 1.
Answer choice 4 includes open shapes and not closed ones.
Answer choice 5 includes nearly all the changes we need, but the triangle is not flipped on its side.
Therefore the 1st answer choice is the correct answer.
#Note that additional practice questions for the NonVerbal Reasoning battery (Figure analogies + Figure classification) can be found on our CAT4 Level D practice packs.
CAT4 Level D Test Practice QuestionSpatial ability #1
The correct answer is E.
Answer choice 4 has fewer than sixteen holes, so it can be eliminated.
Answer choice 1 has more than sixteen holes, so it can be eliminated as well.
Looking at answer choice 2, we can see that although it has the right number of holes, they are in the wrong place. This can be seen when we compare the location of the holes on the bottom of the square to the ones in the original image above.
In answer choice 3, we can see that the holes on the sides of the square are placed in the same position, and do not fit the diagonal mirroring pattern we need.
We are left with the 5th choice, which is the correct answer.
#Note that additional practice questions for the Spatial Ability battery (Paper folding + Figure recognition) can be found on our CAT4 Level D practice packs.
CAT4 is a multiplechoice test that consists of four test batteries, each containing two short subtests:
Verbal Reasoning  Verbal Classification Verbal Analogies 
Quantitative Reasoning  Number Analogies Number Series 
Nonverbal Reasoning  Figure Classification Figure Matrices 
Spatial Ability  Figure Analysis Figure Recognition 
These short tests are administered in three parts:
Part 1 
Question Number 
Test Time 
Figure Classification 
24 questions 
10 minutes 
Figure Matrices 
24 questions 
10 minutes 
Part 2 


Verbal Classification 
24 questions 
8 minutes 
Verbal Analogies 
24 questions 
8 minutes 
Number Analogies 
18 questions 
10 minutes 
Part 3 


Number Series 
18 questions 
8 minutes 
Figure Analysis 
18 questions 
9 minutes 
Figure Recognition 
18 questions 
9 minutes 
The CAT4 has a unique question format and strict time limitations, making it seem daunting to many students. Practicing prior to the exam can help you feel more comfortable with the testing format and the various question types. Properly preparing can also give you the advantage of recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, and it can help eliminate the feeling of stress under time constraints.
Practicing with TestPrep Online's CAT4 Level D PrepPack allows you to familiarize yourself with the test and gives you the confidence needed to succeed. The premium pack includes two realistic fulllength CAT4 Level D simulations that familiarize you with the test’s unique structure, alongside multiple sectionspecific additional drills and a comprehensive study guide with solving tips and strategies.
Upon finishing each practice test in the pack, you can review your test using a detailed score report that shows the total number of correct and incorrect answers, detailing which ones were answered correctly and which incorrectly. With this report, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and determine where to focus your efforts to become fully prepared in all the various topics on the test.
In addition to viewing the score report, you can also read full explanations for each question. For questions that have been answered incorrectly, the explanation can be used to understand what was done wrong and how to correctly solve it. For questions that have been answered correctly, the explanation can still help introduce you to new methods and approaches for solving those types of questions.
The CAT4, CogAT, and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with TestPrepOnline or this website.