The CFAT Test Content

The CFAT is made up of three different sections

1. 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?

  1. RUN
  2. BEHIND
  3. SLOW
  4. QUICK

2. 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). The shape is usually represented with broken lines to express where the shape is likely to be folded:

Spatial Reasoning Test Example

3. Problem Solving

This tests the applicant's ability to solve problems of different kinds. You are not allowed to use a calculator.

Here are some problems you may encounter:

  • Which number comes next in the following series? 3,6,9,12,...
    1. 14
    2. 20
    3. 2
    4. 15
  • A man spends £10 on a new bumper sticker and then buys 4 car fresheners for £2 each. How much money did he spend?
    1. 18
    2. 12
    3. 16
    4. 14
  • In the word ONOMATOPOEIA how many o's are next to a vowel?
    1. 2
    2. 4
    3. 1
    4. None

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