Canadian Forces Aptitude Test

Every applicant to the Canadian Forces must sit an aptitude test called the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test (CFAT), a test designed to assess an applicant’s ability and match them to a job that best suits them.
Practice CFAT Style Questions

Online practice questions covering the verbal, numerical and spatial sections of the CFAT.


The CFAT is made up of three different sections:

→ Verbal Skills test   This is a verbal reasoning test that examines the applicant’s ability to relate one word to another, it is a word relationships test and questions used in this particular test are in the following format:

FAST is the opposite of?

a) RUN




→ Spatial ability    This test is designed to examine the applicant’s ability to decipher Form and Pattern. A shape (shape A) is presented, and you are asked to select which shape the original (shape A) can be manipulated into (via a pattern of movements). Usually represented with broken lines to express where the shape is likely to be folded:

Spatial Reasoning Test Example

→ Problem Solving  This tests the applicant’s ability to solve problems of different kinds, This tests does not allow the use of a calculator. Here are some problems you may encounter:

1. Which number comes next in the following series? 3,6,9,12,...

a) 14

b) 20

c) 2

d) 15

2. A man spends $10 on a new bumper sticker and then buys 4 car fresheners for $2 each. How much has he spend?

a) 18

b) 12

c) 16

d) 14

3. In the word ONOMATOPOEIA how many o’s are next to a vowel?

a) 2

b) 4

c) 1

d) None

Practicing the CFAT

It is possible to practice for The CFAT, and you are welcome to read more about our practice resources, found on our US subsidiary website, Practice CFAT Tests here >>

Verbal skills test:

c) Slow

Problem Solving:

1. d) 15

2. a) 18

3. c) 1

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