Test Information: Spatial Reasoning
Spatial Reasoning tests are designed to test your ability to mentally rotate and manipulate shapes in two or three dimensions. We have a variety of question types to help you improve this fundamental skill.
Try to visualise a room of a building from memory, how well you can remember what was in that room (or any of the features) depends on the level of spatial awareness you have. Estimations of measurements and distances can become more accurate as your spatial reasoning skills are practised.
Our tests are designed to develop your spatial reasoning skills. The tests are structured such that you can revisit past tests to see where you might have gone wrong, track your progress using our reporting system and much more. See below for a full list of features.
Arranging Objects (easy difficulty)
This type of question involved assembling the 4 shapes you are given into a cube, matching the colours/patterns. You will be presented with 4 possible answers and you are required to identify the best match.
Rotate 3D Objects (medium difficulty)
Here you are given a cube and are required to identify which cube (from a possible 4 answers) represents the same original starting images but from a different angle. This will test your ability to rotate 3D objects in your head under strict time conditions.
3D Sequences (medium difficulty)
In this question type, you will be given 5 cubes. These cubes fit into a sequence and you are required to choose the next cube in the sequence. These are great as they get you into the mind set of questioning what is going on and identifying key features. These are closely aligned with inductive reasoning tests.
Folding 2D Nets (hard difficulty)
This is one of the more tricky question types, here you are given a 2 dimensional net which you must fold into a cube (in your mind of course) and select the correct cube from the list of possible answers. This type of question is very population in air traffic control (NATS) and also many engineering positions.
Spatial reasoning or spatial awareness can be developed like any skill. By practising you can become more in-tune with the requirements of these tests and give yourself the best chance possible of passing. Like any skill, the more it is practised the better it will become at it.
Where Are They Used?
The majority of employers now use aptitude tests as part of the recruitment process to ensure the suitability of possible employees to the role they are applying for. Many of these aptitude tests will involve a special reasoning section. Our spatial reasoning tests are similar to those set by NATS and other employers who require excellent spatial awareness.
Our users have access to one of the most unique systems for spatial reasoning tests. While some sites have prepared questions that are the same for all users, our tests are user unique in that each test is randomly generated from our vast bank of patterns. This means that users have access to a huge number of tests and can practise using a different set of patterns each time, rather than repeating the same questions over and over again.