You are logged in as customer LOG OUT

Content Table:

  1. What Is the RCAT?
  2. Free Test
  3. Sample Questions & Tips
  4. General Tips
  5. Understanding Test Scores
  6. How to Improve Score
  7. FAQs


What Is the Revelian Cognitive Ability Test

Revelian cognitive ability test (RCAT), formerly known as the Onetest, is composed of 51 questions and has a 20-minute time limit.

The RCAT spans over 3 sections: verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, with the difficulty level of the test increasing as you progress.

There are no penalties for wrong answers, so you should try to complete as many of the questions as possible. Calculated guesses are encouraged.

Read on to:

✓ Establish essential knowledge of the 3 sections of the Revelian test

✓ Improve your abilities and learn to solve Revelian questions like a pro

✓ Surpass your competition with insider tips and techniques

Free Revelian Cognitive Ability Test

Complete your test to get predicted score, then review your answers

Test Time 10 min
Questions 25 (5 sections)
Pass Score 8


Revelian Cognitive Ability Test Sample Questions

Everyone can agree that solving the RCAT may not be fun. So, to make things as simple as possible we’ll go through some test sample questions, each section at a time. First numerical, then verbal and then abstract.

We'll walk through each section in 4 steps. we will:

1) Introduce the question type
2) Learn some tips, tricks and solving techniques
3) Solve an example question (and apply the tips)
4) Analyse the answer and the solving method

By the end of this practice, you will know how much work you still need to get a passing score and secure your new job.

Feel free to jump ahead to specific question types:


1) RCAT Numerical Reasoning

The purpose of numerical reasoning questions is to test your ability with numbers, as well as your comprehension of numerical relationships and concepts.

The Revelian numerical reasoning test achieves this through a combination of word problems and number series questions. The difficulty level increases when you answer questions correctly.

Revelian Cognitive Ability Test questions are not in the multiple-choice format. Rather, you will have to manually work through problems and supply an answer to each question.

So, use pen and paper to do your calculations and write down your answers. Take a minute to get a pen and something to write on and we'll jump right in.

Ready? Now let’s break down and solve the 2 major numerical question types: word problems and number series.


Word Problems

RCAT word problems consist of a short passage or a few sentences outlining a numerical situation.

Your mission is to identify the relevant numerical elements, build an equation, then solve the question.

  1. Extract the relevant data from the question and write it down or draw it in an organised way you can quickly understand.
  2. Mark the variable whose value you need to find.
  3. Set up a formula – convert words into mathematical language.

Question Sample:

Dave picked 3 times as many apples as Harvey, and Bob picked 2 times as many apples as Harvey. If Dave picked 39 apples, how many apples did Bob pick?

________ apples


✔️ The correct answer is 26 apples.

If Dave picked 3 times as many apples as Harvey and Harvey picked x apples, then Dave picked 3x apples. If Bob picked 2 times as many apples as Harvey, then Bob picked 2x apples.

Harvey – x apples
Bob – 2x apples
Dave – 3x apples

If Dave picked 39 apples, then 3x = 39 à x = 13.

Harvey – x = 13 apples
Bob – 2x = 2 * 13 = 26 apples
Dave – 3x = 3 * 13 = 39 apples

The question asks how many apples Bob picked. Thus, the correct answer is 26 apples.


  1. Extract the relevant data from the question and write it down or draw it in an organised way you can quickly understand.
  2. Mark the variable whose value you need to find.
  3. Set up a formula – convert words into mathematical language.

Number Series

Number series questions allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the reasoning behind a set of numbers that are applicable to a particular rule.

The questions can be found in 2 different formats: 1) number line 2) numbers in columns and rows (usually in a 3 by 3 table). See below.


Question Sample 1: Number Line

What is the missing number that should take the place of the question mark?

3  8  8  ?  13  18  18 __________


✔️ The correct answer is 13.

The first three numbers are 3, 8, and 8.

The last three numbers are 13, 18, and 18.

This suggests that the pattern is +5 and then repeat the number.

Thus, 3 + 5 = 8 and then another 8. 13 + 5 = 18 and then another 18.

This suggests that the ? should be 8 + 5 = 13.

Just like with the other numbers, 13 appears twice in a row.

Therefore, the correct answer is 13.


Question Sample 2: Columns & Rows

Numerical square is a sub-type of Numerical Series in which each row and each column follow a certain rule. You have to find this rule and supply the missing data point (marked by a question mark).

  1. In most cases the logical rule for the rows is distinct from the rule for the columns.
    So, choose either to focus on the columns or on the rows and stick to your choice. This will reduce confusion.
  2. First find the numbers that hide in the boxes containing 3 black dots. This will help you recognise the rule more easily.
  3. Validate the correctness of your answer by placing the numbers in the square and seeing if they also fulfill the other rule in the square you choose not to focus on.

What is the missing number that should take the place of the question mark? ______________

Revelian Cognitive Ability Test numerical reasoning question table

✔️ The correct answer is 50.

There are two ways to solve this kind of problem:

Solution #1: Look at the columns. In the left column, 47 – 3 = 44. In the middle column, 36 – 3 = 33. The pattern is that you subtract 3 as you move down a column.

Thus, ? – 3 = 47 à ? = 50.

Solution #2: Look at the rows. In the top row, 36 – 14 = 22.

In the middle row, 47 – 14 = 33. The pattern is that you subtract 14 as you move left to right across a row.

Thus, ? – 14 = 36 à ? = 50.

Therefore, the correct answer is 50.

2) RCAT Verbal Reasoning

RCAT Verbal reasoning questions are geared to test your vocabulary and word usage abilities along with relationships between words and sentences.

These questions will be in multiple-choice format (thank god). But don't celebrate just yet, some questions require you to mark more than one answer.

Let's get to business.


Synonyms & Antonyms

Revelian's synonyms and antonyms questions aim to test your vocabulary and their relationship between the words.

Here, you will be presented with 2 words and 3 answers. You will respond by identifying if the 2-word examples are similar, opposite or not similar at all.

Try it out for yourself!


Question Sample:

Imperious    ;    Subservient

  1. Have neither similar nor opposite meaning
  2. Have similar meaning
  3. Have opposite meaning

✔️ The correct answer is (3).

The word imperious describes someone who is marked by arrogant assurance.

The word subservient describes someone who is submissive and inferior.


Odd Word Out

Revelian test odd word out questions are similar to synonyms and antonyms questions. The difference is that synonyms and antonyms present a list of 6 words that appear to be related.

Your job is to mark 2 words that are different from the rest.

1) The 2 odd words commonly differ from the rest in one of 3 aspects:

Grammar– maybe they are verbs while the others are nouns?
Meaning – maybe all words but the 2 given are synonyms?
Category – maybe all words but those given belong to same class of or subject?


2) What if the question includes a word you do not know?

Ignore it and try to find the commonality for the words you do know.

Then ask yourself the following: check:
Are there 2 words that do not belong? if the unfamiliar word is not one of the two odd word, you’ve got your answer.

Can you only find 1 word that does not belong? That means the unfamiliar word is very likely one of the 2 odd words.

Question Sample:

4 of the following are alike in some way. Please choose the other 2:

  1. Cougar
  2. Sheep
  3. Cow
  4. Moose
  5. Porcupine
  6. Beaver

✔️ The correct answers are (2) and (3).

This question can be solved by thinking about the characteristics of each of the animals.

In this case, both Sheep (2) and Cow (3) are domesticated animals, whereas Cougars (1), Moose (4), Porcupine (5), and Beaver (6) have never been domesticated and generally live in the wild.



Logical questions begin with a fact. You will need to choose 2 out of 5 given statements to prove that the fact is correct.

1) In this type of question, it’s important to read through all the answer choices.

Some statements will appear to be irrelevant until you combine them with a later statement.


2) Remember that you must find 2 statements that prove the given fact.

If 2 statements only make the fact likely or probable, they are not the correct answer.


3) Look for key words in the question: In the sample question, the fact deals with a meeting at 10 am.

This means that one of the statements must also include information about 10 am.

Question Sample: 

Which two of the following statements PROVE that Alex has a meeting at 10:00 AM tomorrow?

  1. Alex will drink coffee tomorrow
  2. Alex usually has a meeting with his boss every morning
  3. Alex drinks coffee only at meetings at 10:00 AM
  4. Alex is buying coffee beans for himself to use for a meeting
  5. Alex’s boss has a meeting at 10:00 AM

✔️ The correct answers are (1) and (3).

Since Alex will drink coffee tomorrow (1) and he drinks coffee only when attending a meeting at 10:00 AM (3), it follows that he has a meeting at 10:00 AM tomorrow.

It is important to not get distracted by statements that may relate or suggest, but do not conclusively prove that Alex has a meeting tomorrow at 10:00 AM, as was the case with answer choices (2), (4) and (5).

3) RCAT Abstract Reasoning: Odd One Out

Abstract reasoning questions (also known as figural reasoning) assess your ability to analyse patterns, solve problems and identify relationships.

In Revelian Cognitive Ability test's abstract reasoning you are presented with 5 or 6 pictures (which can be geometric, abstract or figural shapes or drawings), and asked to cypher which two are different from the rest.

The challenge is in identifying the pattern that unifies the pictures. Once that's done you can more easily locate the two pictures that do not fit in the series.

1) The secret to solving this type of questions is to know what to look for.

Look out for changes in the following qualities:

→ Colours 
→ Patterns
→ Direction (where the items are pointing)
→ Orientation (rotation and mirror image)
→ Shape
→ Position
→ Number (of shapes or a certain feature),
→ The order of the objects in a frame or an item.

Try to recognise the pattern these changes form - then look for the 2 items that break this pattern.


2) Eliminate distractions: Just remember that the 2 odd items always break the same rule.

For example: if one item is pointing in a different direction than all the others and another item has a different number of sides, it is safe to assume that both or one of those items is not the odd one out.

Question Sample:

Which two of the items below do not belong with the others?

RCAT Abstract Reasoning: Odd One Out

✔️ The correct answer is (1) and (3).

The rule that unites items (2), (4), (5), and (6) is that the number of black dots in each diagonal line matches the number of white squares.

In each item there is an additional dot, but since it is identical in all the items, it is a distraction.

Item (1) is different because it has two more black dots in the diagonal line than there are white squares behind it – 6 dots and only 4 squares.
Item (3), on the other hand, is missing one black dot in the its line – it only has 4 dots to 5 squares.


Don't Leave the Preparation to Your Competition

Continue Practising with Full PrepPack™

100s of Cognitive Ability Test Questions & Solutions 

✓ 4 Full Revelian Cognitive Ability Test Simulations
✓ 6 Full Practice Tests by Section (numerical, verbal, abstract)
✓ 9 Number Series Tests
✓ 15 Verbal Practice Drills
✓ 5 Abstract Practice Drills
✓ 7 Numerical Word Problems Practice drills
✓ 9 Comprehensive Study Guides
✓ Money back guarantee


Revelinan Cognitive Ability Test Tips and Tricks

Expert Solving Tips: 9 Ways to Prep & Improve Your Revelian Test Performance

1. Read the instructions carefully:

It is important to always read the instructions to ensure you are not missing a important detail that could lead you to the wrong answer.

2. When you don't know the answer - guess:

The RCAT consists of 51 questions with a 20 minute allowance. Rarely does an individual complete all of the questions in such a short timeframe.

There is no penalty for an incorrect answer. So, it is more beneficial to guess than leave a answer blank.

3. Learn to calculate without a calculator:

Revelian does not allow calculators in its RCAT and numerical reasoning sections. Start early on flexing your mental math muscle.

Practice calculating techniques with pen and paper before sitting the test. See our numerical reasoning tips page for resources on how to solve all types of questions you're due to encounter.

4. Skip questions you're not sure of and return to them later:

Revelian's cognitive ability test and reasoning tests allow you to return to any skipped questions.

So, a good strategy to use is to quickly answer all easy questions now then go back to answer the more difficult ones.

Remember, given that an incorrect answer yields the same 1 point reduction from your score, it is best to not leave any question unanswered and try guessing instead.

5. Practise managing time:

The RCAT and Revelian's reasoning tests display a timer, as well as the number of remaining questions.

While it is rare to complete all questions, practise managing your time and aim to complete as many as question as you can in the time alloted.

6. Take advantage of our answer explanations:

Reading any practice test’s answer explanations will allow you to better comprehend how to solve similar questions.

You may also discover additional tips that can allow you to answer faster come testing day. it's worth your while.

7. Go back to your high-school notebooks:

Brush up on your high school maths. go over the basic algebraic concepts to ensure you do not become stumped during the test.

8. Reduce distractions while preparing:

Put your smartphone away. Not on silent mode, not out of reach - REALLY away.

Give it to someone to keep it till you finish your practice set. Lock it away, out of sight, out of hearing distance and out of mind.

This holds true to TV, computer apps/ games and even music (use your old computer after you scrape it clean if you can)

The amount of distraction we pack in our pockets is simply insane. Neutralize it however you can.

In the end of the day, you want to simulate your real test environment, plus get efficient practice time.

9. Get a good night's rest:

Do not underestimate the power of rest. Getting a good night's sleep can increase cognitive performance and feeling of calm and confidence. This is a tip for life.

Also, lay-off the alcohol during your prep period. It reduces your sleep quality, your cognitive capacity and hurts your focus.

Revelian Test Score Report

The Revelian test is consisted of 51 questions to perform in 20 minutes. The score you receive in the end of the test is called your raw score.

The raw score is the number of questions that you managed to answer correctly. So, if you managed to answer 22 questions correctly your score will be 22.

In actuality the raw score doesn’t say much. In order for the score to convey your skill level your score is compared to other candidates that took the test. 

Your score will be compared to 3 norm groups: one specific to the industry or jeb-level you’re applying for and two others that are more general.

For example: an engineer that is applying for his first managerial position will be compere to 3 norm groups: 1 for the engineering industry, 1 for entry level managers and 1 for employed adults.

The most critical norm group is the most specific. In this case - the engineering industry.

The score report will looks like this:


Level of overall cognitive ability

Comparison score



Engineering Industry

Entry-level Managers

Employed Adults


revelian test score bar

Far Above Average (92%)

Above Average (87%)

Above Average (82%)

In this example the candidate got 27.  This is a great score, since it’s above 92% of all other test-takers form the engineering industry.

The least influential comparison is to the most general group - employed adults. All the candidates, from all industries and all positions are compered to this group.

So, what score is enough?

A score of 22 will place you on an average score, which is not good enough.

A score of 28 will place you on the top 15% of candidates, which will likely be sufficient for you to continue with the application.

A score of 30 will place you in the top 10% of candidates and will secure your continued application.

As a rule of thumb, for most employers the top 20% of candidates are allowed to continue candidates pass.

note  Note:  The score report gives only a general score with no separate scoring for each topic of the test.

So, in case you are weaker at a certain topic, don’t waste time struggling with questions on that topic. Simply guess the answer and continue to the next question.

revelian test score

How to See Significant Results from Your Revelian Cognitive Ability Preparation

The Revelian Cognitive Ability Test is not easy for most. It is meant to weed out weaker candidates, leaving the most capable behind.

In today’s competitive job market, it is unwise to wing it. If you’re currently reading this, I can assume that you are a hard worker, doing what it takes to make it to the finish line.

80% of applicants will not get the score they need to continue with their application. If you feel confident that you are one of those happy 20% then stop here, but if you feel your skills can be pushed further, you can benefit from the prep we offer. 

Our development team has put together a tailored PrepPack™ for the Revelian Cognitive Ability Test, complete with full mock tests, study guides and video tutorials.

This PrepPack™ runs a diagnostic test based on your results. This means that you will be told what your weakest (and strongest) points are, and more importantly, it will point out which particular aspects you need to work on.


We Help Over 70,000 People Every Year Get The Score They Need

Don't Lose Time! Continue the Practice You Started

Don't Lose Time! Continue the Practice You Started

100s of Cognitive Ability Test Questions & Solutions 

✓ 4 Full Revelian Cognitive Ability Test Simulations
✓ 6 Full Practice Tests by Section (numerical, verbal, abstract)
✓ 9 Number Series Tests
✓ 15 Verbal Practice Drills
✓ 5 Abstract Practice Drills
✓ 7 Numerical Word Problems Practice drills
✓ 9 Comprehensive Study Guides
✓ Money back guarantee




The difficulty of the test increases with how well you answer the questions.

Yes. You'll have 20 minutes to complete 51 questions. This is not enough time to complete them all for hardly anyone.

So don't delay over hard questions and resort to educated guessing. 

There is no specific score required to pass the test. Upon completion, your score will be compared to a group made up of people in your profession.

No. Calculators are not allowed during the test.

No, asking questions during your test is not permitted.

Very few people can answer all the questions. Don’t sweat it if you find you are unable to do so.

No, there are no penalties for answering incorrectly. Thus, if you do not know the answer fully, it is more beneficial to guess than leave the answer blank.

Yes. A good strategy is to answer the questions you do know then return to the more difficult ones later.

Practise! Improve your overall grade by familiarising yourself with test’s format and time limit.

If you decide not to practise beforehand, you can end up wasting precious minutes to get used to the format which can cost you the position.

Furthermore, by not practising under a time constraint, you could panic come testing day.


Revelian and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with JobTestPrep or this website.

Not what you were looking for?
Need Help question mark
minimize close
Need Help question mark
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you soon.
Your message was sent. We will contact you shortly.
There was a problem sending your message. Please try again in a few minutes.