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Trades Entry Assessment

Abstract Reasoning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students must now book an appointment to write their assessment(s) at the Trades Learning Centre.


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.

  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • 20 minute time limit
  • Only one re-write may be attempted in any term
  • Passing score varies by program
  • This assessment cannot be written online

How to register and pay

Please note:

We’ve changed the way we accept payments.

What to bring

  • Government issued photo identification
  • Proof of payment
  • Pen, pencil and eraser

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


Sample assessment

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Students: book to write off campus