Diagrammatic Reasoning Test

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Diagrammatic Reasoning Practice

Online practice for diagrammatic tests, as they appear in employers' assessment.

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Diagrammatic reasoning tests, often confused with abstract reasoning and inductive reasoning tests, are aptitude tests administered by reputable assessment companies. Candidates applying to Spain's IE business school will also encounter these tests as part of the IE admission test. Unlike other popular non verbal reasoning tests, diagrammatic reasoning tests display a series of operators and their outputs. The candidate's task is to infer a set of rules and to apply them to new situations.

There are a number of assessment companies that use this test type. Since each assessment company uses a different terminology, we've listed below the names of the tests that follow the aforementioned definition: 

  • SHL and Cubiks - diagrammatic reasoning
  • Saville - diagrammatic analysis 

Test Characteristics

Let's review the three most popular types of diagrammatic reasoning tests that are currently used in the assessment industry.

Letter and number diagrams

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 symbolises 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:

Diagrammatic Reasoning Test Example
Diagrammatic Reasoning Example
Shape diagrams

This test type includes a number of diagrams. In each diagram, shapes can be modified by different operators. A panel illustrates different operators and their effect on different shapes. Your task is to infer the rules dictated by the operators  and apply them to new situations.

Diagrammatic Reasoning Test Example 2

Diagrammatic reasoning tests may seem overwhelming at first, but familiarising yourself with the concepts and time frames in advance will help you improve your performance on test day.

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