The Revelian Cognitive Ability Test, also known as the RCAT, is a 51-question, 20-minute exam that consists of three types of questions: verbal, numerical, and logical/abstract reasoning. The questions on the test increase in difficulty as the test taker progresses. There is a broad range of question types and difficulty levels, meaning that this test is used to assess applicants for a wide variety of positions.
Verbal reasoning tests assess your ability to understand, analyse, and interpret information presented to you in the form of a written text. The questions on this test are grounded in your basic language skills. See an example question below:
Are the following two words similar or opposite?
You must select the correct answer. The questions do, however, increase in difficulty level throughout the test, so be prepared. Even if the test seems easy at first, it may not stay this way the more you progress. Your goal on this test is to demonstrate the ability to make sensible, logical decisions using your language skills. Moreover, doing well on the verbal section will prove to an employer that you are able to understand the written information you must deal with on a day-to-day basis.
Numerical tests assess your ability to work with numbers in a detailed way. The numerical questions on this test are based on the four basic numerical functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The question are quite varied, with some looking like Sudoku puzzles (even if they are not at all based on the same rules), and others being presented in sentence form. Whilst the actual skills needed to answer remain fairly constant, the way the questions are presented and how you approach them varies greatly. An example of a numerical reasoning question can be seen below.
In this matrix, identify the missing number as shown by the question mark.
Abstract reasoning tests assess your ability to think in a more lateral way. These questions present you with a number of different shapes with a logic pattern running through them, generally from left to right. After you have deduced this pattern, you must use it to decide either the missing or next picture or the odd one out. An example of an abstract reasoning question can be seen below.
Three of the shapes below follow the same pattern. Which two are different?
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