What Is the CogAT Test?
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child’s academic aptitude and critical thinking abilities.
The CogAT Form 7, the most common version of the test, measures cognitive development and problem-solving skills. The test is made up of three sections, and each section is again subdivided into three more sections
Verbal Battery :
- Picture Analogies
- Sentence Completion
- Picture Classification
Identifying the relationship between two concepts (represented either through pictures or words, depends on the level of test taken.
Picture Analogies are visual based questions as a 2×2 matrix with three pictures and an empty cell to choose as an answer from the given choices. Identify the relationship between two in the first row .The bottom two pictures are also related in the same way as the top row. Choose the right option from the choices given. Identify the relation between first two words in Verbal Analogies.
Apply the same relationship with the next word to the answer choices given.
Student complete sentences after either hearing or reading them. Students are required to listen to a sentence or question and select the picture that best satisfies the sentence or answers the question.
- Picture/Verbal Classification: Classify a given concept based on its relationship to other given concepts (represented either through images or words, depending on the level of test student is administered).
Three pictures or words are given, students observe and determine the relation between them.
Then, they choose a picture or a word from the choices given below that belongs to the same group.
- Number Analogies
- Number Puzzles
- Number Series
Number Analogies are visual based questions as a 2×2 matrix with three pictures and an empty cell to choose as an answer from the given choices. Identify the relationship between two in the first row .The bottom two are also related in the same way as the top row. Choose the right option from the choices given.
Students count and observe the bead pattern on the given rods. Deducing the underlying pattern and identify the number of beads that need to be placed on empty rod.
Students are required to solve the number equation to find the value of the missing number.
- Figure Matrices
- Paper Folding
- Figure Classification
Identify the shape/ figure that belongs to the same category.
Students are given a 2X2 matrix, to identify the relationship between the two top figures and the bottom two also relate the same way
Students are shown a paper with whole punches after folding. Students need to identify the figure after it is unfolded from the choices given
The three batteries are either administered on the same day or across multiple days. You need to check with your child’s school on details. All questions are multiple choice and no negative marking. This is a group administered test.
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