Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests

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Now let us start with the basic information first…

What is a diagrammatic reasoning test?

Diagrammatic reasoning test is an assessment which is similarly close to logical reasoning test. It is a test used by most companies to measure and have an idea on the candidate’s ability to interpret data and to solve problems. It is often given to those who are applying for job roles that involve technical skills and those that would need complex problem solving skills.

This test is often combined with numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning assessment tests. Many employers do this and choose to give the diagrammatic reasoning test because this test provides the employers an idea of your innate ability and skills which are not tied up to, dependent or based on your cultural and educational background.

How long does the test take?

This test could be given either paper-based or computer-based. The 20 questions in this test should be completed with 30 minutes.

What should I expect from the test?

Most diagrammatic reasoning tests often have a standard format of the following:

  • The test comes with visual information through diagrams and flowcharts.
  • The test taker will need to analyze the diagrams and identify the rule/s that the diagram follows.
  • The test taker will have to apply the rule by answering a fill in the blank question.

Example Diagrammatic reasoning

Here is an example question:

You will have to identify which image should occupy the “?” space.

The first row shows you the sequence with its rules and you will have to identify what the rules are applied on the patterns. You will have no problem in giving the correct answer once you have spotted the pattern and able to break the code.

Understanding diagrammatic reasoning test/s

Do not worry as just like other types of tests, one way to ensure success is through practice. The more you practice the higher the chance you have in acing your test.

Since diagrammatic reasoning test is highly abstract, practicing will provide you not only confidence but also competence.

We recommend these practice tests from JobTestPrep . Through these practice tests, you will have access to easy to understand explanations for each question. Through it, you will also be able to identify your weaknesses which means, you will have the chance to improve those areas.

Top Tips

1) Identify your test supplier

Not all tests are the same. The test format and its content depends on the supplier of the test. With that said, it is important to know which supplier created the test that you will be taking. This way, you will be able to do some practice tests that they also have created. This will provide your familiarity with the test and will provide you more advantage.

Check the various test suppliers on this link.

2) Take time to understand

Do not be afraid to take time to understand what the patterns are. It is easily to get distracted and anxious especially during the test itself. However, for you to be able to ace this test, you will need to stay calm. During practice tests, try to study the diagrams and learn how to get used to patterns and how to manipulate them.

3) Make lots of notes

Whenever you are trying to figure out the rules, it is wise to take down notes. This will help you keep track of the sequences. This method will provide you to see the patterns clearer.

4) Improve your logic

You could train your brain to think more logical by exercising it through puzzles, crosswords and Sudoku. You could buy puzzle books from your local newsagent, magazine store and the like.

5) Manage you time carefully

This test is timed which means you must manage your time carefully. It is recommended that you provide 30 to 90 seconds per question. Do not spend too much time on one question. If you find it really difficult, skip it and if you have extra time at the end of the test, you could go back to it.

6) Practice, practice and practice.

One of the most effective way to ace your diagrammatic reasoning test is through practice. Take time to prepare for your test by doing some practice tests. Not only it will increase your chances in getting good marks, it will also increase your confidence and will help you stay calm and confident during the test.

We recommend these practice tests. They include easy to understand explanations. Try to practice 30 minutes every day two weeks before your test.

We hope through this guide we were able to help you prepare for your test!

More Useful Resources

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  • Check out these practice tests from Assessment Day
  • https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/diagrammatic/free/DiagrammaticTest1/
  • http://tests.practiceaptitudetests.com/practice/diagrammatic-reasoning-tests/testdiaga
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