Top Tips for Non-Verbal Reasoning
1 April 2015
In contrast to Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning focuses on conceptual thinking. Everything is visual and there are fewer words. Here are some tips to guide your practice:
- Don’t rush! Take your time to work out what is being asked. Trying to visualise the question can be helpful.
- Think carefully. Conceptual questions can vary a lot in complexity. Take care if the question requires multiples steps to obtain the answer.
- Look closely. The difference between correct and incorrect can be very small.
- Deduce exactly what is being asked. When confronting a new question type ensure that you understand it. Likewise, be wary of similar question types: a rotated shape is different from a reflected one!
- Focus on relevant differences. Work out what varies the answer choices and how they relate to the question.