# 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"

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## Score

• 22 or above. This is an above average score compared to other Kent graduates who have taken the test.
• 17 - 21. This is in the average group compared to other Kent graduates who have taken this test.
• 16 or below. This is below the typical score of Kent graduates who have taken the test, but remember that a number of factors may have distorted your score - see above for some of these factors. You may wish to discuss your results with a careers adviser.

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):

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 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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