The word inductive implies that the test's objective is to identify a pattern/consistency among sets of objects and verbal data and then predict the following expected object that should appear in these sets.
The most common inductive reasoning test presents matrices that include shapes, illustrations, or sets of words. An inductive reasoning test actually overlaps with abstract reasoning tests, both of which have their origins in Raven's matrices.
Inductive Reasoning ExamplesHere is an example for an inductive reasoning matrix, often found in SHL tests and in other pre-employment selection tests. You are asked to identify the next matrix in the presented set:
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