CogAT® Practice Test


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The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a K–12 test assesses students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas: Verbal, Nonverbal and Quantitative.  The CogAT is often used in admissions decisions for Gifted and Accelerated school programs.  
 
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K and Pre K Grade Level

1. Look at the shapes on top. They are alike in some way and so they belong together. Choose one shape from the bottom row that belongs with the figures on top.
2. Look at the abacus. The beads form a pattern. The beads for the 6th rod are missing. Choose the rod that goes in the 6th place to complete the pattern.
3. Look at the abacus to the right. The beads form a pattern. The beads for the 6th rod are missing. Choose the rod that goes in the 6th place to complete the pattern.
4. Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern or rule?
5. Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern or rule?
6. Which one would a fireman use?
7. Which one of these would you find in a bathroom?

1st and 2nd Grade Level

8. Parent say to your child: Look at the shapes on top. They are alike in some way and so they belong together. Choose one shape from the bottom row that belongs with the figures on top.
9. Parent say to your child: Look at the shapes on top. They are alike in some way and so they belong together. Choose one shape from the bottom row that belongs with the figures on top.
10. Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded?
11. Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded?
12. Look at the two pictures on top. They are related in some way. Now, look at the shape in the bottom left box and find which answer goes with it to create the same relationship between shapes that exists in the top two boxes.

3rd and 4th Grade Level

13. The first of these 3 words are alike in some way:
alarm | horror | revulsion

Choose one word from the answer selections of five that goes with the first 3 words in the same way.
14. For this mathematical equation, choose the answer that should replace the X symbol:

(4 + 7) + 10 = (10 + X) + 4
15. The first two underlined words in this sentence go together in a certain way:

Warts is to straw as snap is to __________.

Choose the answer that goes with the third underlined word the same way the first and second underlined words go together.
16. Look at these numbers:

12 24 36 48 60 ___

There is a rule that governs the order in which the numbers occur in the series. Figure out the rule and then choose the number that comes next from the answer choices below.

5th and 6th Grade Level

17. Look at the first three figures. They go together in some way. Choose one more figure in the rest of the row that goes with the first three figures in the same way.
18. Look at the first three figures. They go together in some way. Choose one more figure in the rest of the row that goes with the first three figures in the same way.
19. Look at the mathematical equation to the right. Choose the answer that should replace the ?
20. Look at the mathematical equation to the right. Choose the answer that should replace the ?

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