PTCS® Practice Test

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This Free Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (PTCS) Practice Test was written by the PreK - 8th grade testing experts at TestingMom.com with access to 50,000 Practice Questions including the PTCS. Get 100 free practice questions to get started.

 1. 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? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 2. Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square 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? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 3. Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square 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? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 4. 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. First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 5. Point to the picture that shows a rocket that is about to land on the moon. First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 6. Look at the lunch at the beginning of the row. It shows Ali's lunch. She has a sandwich, a cookie, a banana and a glass of chocolate milk. She wasn't very hungry today so she ate half her sandwich, a bite of her cookie, half her banana, and she drank her chocolate milk. Mark the picture that shows what she ate? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 7. Point to the picture that shows this: There is a number inside of a circle First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 8. 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? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 9. Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square 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? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 10. Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square 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? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 11. 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. First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 12. Point to the picture that shows a rocket that is about to land on the moon. First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 13. Look at first box of numbers. In the boxes that follow, point to the box where the 1 and the 3 switched places with the 2 and the 4. First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 14. Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 15. Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 16. Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 17. Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 18. Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble
 19. Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together? First picture over the bubble Second picture over the bubble Third picture over the bubble Fourth picture over the bubble

The Primary Test of Cognitive Skills, or PTCS, is a series of four tests that are used to evaluate the cognitive skills of children in kindergarten, first and second grades (or ages five to seven and a half). The PTCS is a cognitive abilities test that helps teachers to define their students’ needs and determine the special needs of individual students. To learn more about the PTCS, see our Primary Test of Cognitive Skills Guide.