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# Diagrammatic Reasoning Test

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## Diagrammatic reasoning tests overview

Diagrammatic reasoning tests, often confused with abstract reasoning and inductive reasoning tests, often constitute part of aptitude tests administered at assessment centres such as SHL. These are non verbal reasoning tests designed to assess a candidate's abstract reasoning skills. As in any type of aptitude test, preparation can extremely improve performance.

There are roughly three kinds of diagrammatic reasoning tests: Diagrammatic series, diagrammatic thinking, and diagrammatic reasoning.

## Diagrammatic series test

Each question consists of a series of diagrams in a logical sequence. The candidate is to choose the next diagram in the series from the five options presented.

When taking the diagrammatic series aptitude test, it is recommended that you keep in mind the following:

• If there are a number of shapes within each object try and isolate them and identify the progression of each of the shapes separately.
• Quite often you will find that shapes rotate clockwise or anti-clockwise in a certain pattern.
• Often shapes alternate between outlined–hollow and filled-in shapes.
• Often shapes increase or decrease in size.
• If you are unsure of the answer try eliminating possible options – the logical sequence may become obvious.

## Diagrammatic thinking test

This aptitude test is a bit more complex with each problem consisting of a diagram with two figures displayed on side: a development figure and a comparison figure.

Your task is to follow the development figure from the beginning through the diagram, to change its characteristics as required by the circle-shaped process boxes and to follow the directions as required by the square-shaped test boxes. When you reach the end of the diagram identify the finished development figure from the complete list of figures provided, and indicate your answer.

## Diagrammatic reasoning test

This test type includes a number of diagrams. In each diagram combinations of letters can be modified by different rules or commands. These commands are represented by numbers. Each number symbolizes one rule and it may appear more than once in a diagram. However, the meanings of the numbers may vary from one diagram to the next.

Your task is to follow the paths indicated by the arrows and determine the effect each command has on the letter combinations. Then apply the commands to the corresponding problem.

Example:

The diagrammatic reasoning part of the aptitude test may seem to be overwhelming at first, but with JobTestPrep's practice tests you will grasp the concepts that underpin this test type.