Abstract Reasoning

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The abstract reasoning assessment is a non-verbal measure of reasoning ability. It evaluates the ability to think logically and to perceive relationships in abstract figure patterns within a specified time limit.

How to register

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What to bring

You will not be permitted to write the assessment without the required documents.

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Sample assessment

Download the Abstract Reasoning sample [PDF] to prepare for the assessment.

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