Sequences (Logical Reasoning) Test

 

This test involves letter sequences and tests your ability to think logically and analytically. Some employers use similar tests as part of their selection procedures and this test will give you some idea of what to expect.

The test has 27 questions and you will have 12 minutes to do them. At the end of the test (when 12 minutes have elapsed), you will be given a score. You can still continue answering questions for practice after this point, but your score will not change.

The test will start with two example questions which will not be marked or timed. Look at the sequence and work out which of the five numbers below it is the next member of the sequence. Now click on the "First Question" button below to begin. Click on the button beneath your answer to answer it. You can change your answer by clicking on another button.You can also go back to the previous question, by clicking on the previous question button. When you have finished the test click on "Get Your Score"

The alphabet is given below to help you:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

         
         
Time Left:             

 

WHAT YOUR SCORE MEANS

As mentioned before, this test is for practice only, so you should not regard your result as of importance chiefly because the test was not taken under proper test conditions e.g. in a silent room with no disturbances. Your performance can also be distorted if you have a cold, or have not slept well. Also, evidence shows that international students or those from ethnic minorities may be disadvantaged in this type of test, due to language and cultural differences. If your first language is not English, your score is likely to be lower on verbal tests than native English speakers. Mature students may also sometimes be disadvantaged and you should remember that your degree subject may change your performance - for example scientists are likely to do better on mathematical tests and Humanities students on verbal tests. Even your ability to use a mouse may influence your score! Having said all this it is still natural for you to want some feedback on your performance.

Score

 

For further example tests and help with tests, see our Aptitude Tests page with tips on how to pass tests. There are now several free practice aptitude tests available on the University of Kent Careers web site. The tests are Numerical Reasoning , Numerical Test 2 slightly harder graphs and tables test, Verbal Reasoning , Verbal (Synonyms) , and Diagrammatic/Spatial

The answers to this test are not confidential and are as follows (answer numbers refer to the option choice between 1 and 5):

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z

 

Question
Answer
How to work out the answer

1

3 c
Letters increment by one every second letter.
2

4 e
ccd ... Eef ... ggh!
3

5 y
Ist letter of alphabet, then last, 2nd, 2nd last, 3rd, 3rd last
4

3 j
2 interspersed sequences. First decreasing by one: fedc and second increasing by one: ghi J
5

4 r
Letters are in triplets decreasing by one. rqp ... rqp .... Rqp
6

3 q
Letters go up by three each time. 2nd letter of alphabet, 5th 8th etc.
7
1 s
2 interspersed sequences again. First one decrementing by 2, second incrementing by 2
8
5 t

Letters decrement by 4 each time

9
4 m
The gap between letters increases by one each time 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
10
1 h
Letters are in triplets which decrement by 3, but starting letter of each triplet increments by one: 10,7,4 ... 11,8,5
11
5 p
Letters double each time 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 - n

12
4 f
2 seqences interspersed, both incrementing by 2 each time

13
1 p
Sequence of squares according to place in alphabet: 1, 4, 9, 16 - p
14
4 h
Take out the d's and you get a simple alphabetical sequence!
15
1 r
Letter are in triplets: letter, letter+1, letter+1, then triplet repeats but incremented by 2.
16
2 s
Letters are in pairs which increment by 4 places in the alphabet each time.
17
1 m
The odd letters decrement by 4 each time.

18
3 x
Each whole triplet increments by one, whilst the letters in the triplet decrease by 3.
19
1 f
Take out the k's and you have a simple alphabetical sequence.
20
5 g

Each third letter descends by 1

21
2 l
Each letter increments by 7, the alphabet wraps round.

22
3 n
Each third letter increments by 2

23
1 l
The even letters decement by one each time.

24
3 f
These are triplets, the first and the last letter of the triplet increments by 1 each triplet.
25
4 h
Every second letter increments by 2

26
2 m
Getting hard now! Prime numbers.

27
5 o
1 m, 2 n's, 3 o's, 4 p's.

 

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