Abstract Reasoning Test

20  questions
10 minutes.
Timed test

Assess your ability to quickly identify the underlying logic of a pattern and then determine the solution.

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Test price: $15.99

Includes 2 takes

Test price: $15.99

Includes 2 takes

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Why take this test?

The Abstract Reasoning Test examines your strategic thinking and your ability to evaluate new concepts. Knowing how strong your abstract reasoning abilities are can then help you understand how fit you are for a job that requires critical thinking and logical decision-making, such as within IT, medicine and science.

Understand your ability to think critically and logically

Assess your ability to identify relationships between shapes and patterns

Prepare for an upcoming pre-employment test

Determine if you have the skills needed for complex jobs

About the test

The Abstract Reasoning Test is made up of 20 questions. Each question presents a series of shapes that follow a logical sequence with one shape missing. You’ll have 10 minutes to choose the shapes that correctly complete each series from a number of alternatives.

Access to this test, your results and downloadable report must be purchased before you can begin. The results from this test contribute to your final career matches on CareerHunter, if you choose to proceed to purchase full access.

Good to know


Try answering abstract problems in newspapers and magazines or doing logic puzzles. There’s also a couple practice questions you can take before the test begins.

Establish a pattern

Look out for the number of shapes in a sequence, their position, rotation and color, as well as things like the number of sides of a shape.

Manage your time

This is a timed test, so if you’re stuck, simply move on to the next question and go back to the ones you skipped when/if you have extra time to spare.

Look out for distractors

Some sequences feature shapes and colors which are completely irrelevant and intended to distract you. Try to identify these and ignore them.

Test sample

Below is an example of the type of question that will come up in the Abstract Reasoning Test

Test sample

Below is an example of the type of question that will come up in the Abstract Reasoning Test.

Abstract Reasoning Test



Which of the following images completes the sequence?


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