What to expect in the abstract test

The example below is typical of a question in the abstract reasoning test.  Based on one or several logical rules, will be a group, or series, of shapes. 

One shape changes or evolves to the next one making a sequential series. In this example the rule is that the black dots move clockwise along the perimeter one place at a time.

Following each group or series will be a question with four or five answers to choose from. By identifying the logical rules or patterns which define the series of shapes, you can decide which is the correct answer (i.e. the missing shape in the series, the odd one out, or the next shape in the series).

The abstract reasoning test is timed typically you should expect to be allowed approximately 25 – 30 seconds per question, although different tests may have different time limits. Generally the most difficult questions are placed towards the end of the abstract reasoning test and the test is designed so only 1 - 5% of test-takers can correctly answer all questions within the time limit.