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The CAT4, or Cognitive Abilities Test Edition 4, is a collection of tests used by schools throughout the United Kingdom. The CAT4 is designed to help parents and teachers understand and assess a student’s academic abilities and potential. The CAT4 is comprised of the following sections:
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CAT4 Level E Test Practice Question-Quantitative Reasoning #1 |
[12 → 2] [84 → 14] [66 → ?] |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is 11. Look at the numbers in the first pair and try to find the rule they follow. How do we get from 12 to 2? We see that if we divide the first number by 6, we get the second number: 12 ÷ 6 = 2. Does this rule work for the second pair, as well? When we divide 84 by 6, we get 14: 84 ÷ 6 = 14. The rule "divide the first number by 6 to get the second" works in both pairs, so in the next pair we should also divide by 6: 66 ÷ 6 = 11. Therefore, 11 is the correct answer. #Note that additional practice questions for the Quantitative Reasoning battery (number analogies + number series) can be found on our CAT4 Level E practice packs. |
CAT4 Level E Test Practice Question-Verbal Reasoning #1 |
nibble → bite : sip → |
Answer & Explanation ▼ | ▲ The correct answer is: gulp. A nibble is a small bite like a sip is a small gulp. #Note that additional practice questions for the Verbal Reasoning battery (Verbal analogies + Verbal classification) can be found on our CAT4 Level E practice packs. |
CAT4 Level E Test Practice Question-Non Verbal Reasoning #1
The correct answer is C.
In this question, the three figures above all contain two inner lines that intersect inside the shape. Notice that the inner lines divide each figure into four parts (not necessarily equal).
The third answer choice is a pentagon which contains two inner lines that intersect inside it. In addition, these lines divide the pentagon into four parts. Therefore, this is the correct answer.
The first and the second answer choices are incorrect as the two inner lines in these figures do not intersect.
The fourth answer choice is incorrect as this figure contains three inner lines instead of two.
The fifth answer choice is incorrect as although this figure is divided into four parts, it contains three inner lines instead of two.
#Note that additional practice questions for the Non-Verbal Reasoning battery (Figure analogies + Figure classification) can be found on our CAT4 Level E practice packs.
CAT4 Level E Test Practice Question-Spatial Ability #1
The correct answer is (C).
The top and bottom edges of the papers are folded inward, then three holes are punched in.
As folding of the paper creates a symmetry line, punching-in holes in a folded paper makes a mirror image along that same symmetry line (after unfolding). This question has two symmetry lines and, as they are horizontal, the holes also would be mirrored horizontally. The top two holes would have a pair of two holes above them, as the appropriate symmetry line is above them:
The lower hole has a symmetry line underneath it, and therefore it would have a mirrored hole below it:
The only answer which follows this rule is answer (C), which is the correct answer.
Answer (A) and (B) are incorrect, as there are a holes above the bottom hole, instead of below it.
Answer (D) is incorrect, as the hole in the bottom is diagonal, rather than directly below the original hole.
Answer (E) is incorrect as its missing two holes in its top part.
#Note that additional practice questions for the Spatial Ability battery (Paper folding + Figure recognition) can be found on our CAT4 Level E practice packs.
There are both online and digital versions of the exam. The test itself contains four batteries, with each battery containing two subsections.
Verbal Reasoning | Verbal Classification (24 Questions) Verbal Analogies (24 Questions) |
Quantitative Reasoning | Number Analogies (18 Questions) Number Series (18 Questions) |
Non-verbal Reasoning | Figure Classification (24 Questions) Figure Matrices (24 Questions) |
Spatial Ability | Figure Analysis (18 Questions) Figure recognition (18 Questions) |
With each section being about 8-10 minutes long, each battery should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete. Learn more about the CAT4 sections.
What makes the CAT4 unique is that every section and subsection of the test is designed to test a child’s scholastic ability and potential, regardless of past knowledge accumulated in his or her studies. Additionally, studies have shown that high scores achieved on the nonverbal and spatial sections of the exam indicate a higher chance of academic success in the future. Find out more about CAT4 scoring.
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