If you have any questions, feel free to contact Eitan — TestPrepOnline's CAT4 expert — at ask_eitan@testpreponline.com
The Cognitive Abilities Test (or CAT4) is a cognitive test developed by GL Assessment to support schools in the understanding of students’ individual abilities and academic potential. In addition, the CAT4 is widely used as an entrance exam to many private and public schools in the UK and Ireland as well as schools around the world. The CAT4 level A exam is made according to the specifications of Year 4 in the UK, catering to children between the ages of 7 to 9.
Learn more about the CAT4 exam.
CAT4 Level A Test Practice QuestionQuantitative Reasoning #1 
5 20 35 50 65 80 ? 
Answer & Explanation ▼  ▲ The correct answer is 95. In this series, every number is larger than the number before it by 15. The pattern is: +15, +15, +15, ... The last number in this series is 80, so the next number in the series should be larger than 80 by 15. 80 + 15 = 95 Therefore, 95 is the correct answer. 
CAT4 Level A Test Practice QuestionVerbal Reasoning #1 
Pentagon→ Sides: Foot→ 
Answer & Explanation ▼  ▲ 
CAT4 Level A Test Practice QuestionNon Verbal Reasoning #1
The correct answer is B.
The relationship between the first two figures is as follows: the second figure is the white part of the first figure, rotated 90° clockwise. The correct answer must have the same relationship with the third figure.
This means that B is the correct answer.
CAT4 Level A Test Practice QuestionSpatial Ability #1
The correct answer is C.
Since answer C has three holes in the same place that they were originally punched, and three more holes that are diagonally mirroring them, equally distanced from the crease, this is the correct answer.
Answers A, B, D, and E have either more or less than six holes, so they can all be eliminated.
We are left with the 3rd choice, which is the correct answer.
The CAT4 includes four subjectspecific divisions called ‘batteries’:
Verbal Reasoning – This battery is about discovering logical connections between words. It is designed to measure your verbal comprehension, reasoning, and logic as well as your vocabulary.
Quantitative Reasoning – This battery tests one’s ability to use numbers and basic arithmetic concepts to solve simple mathematical problems. Most of the questions in this battery do not require complex calculations.
Nonverbal Reasoning – This battery tests one’s problemsolving and pattern recognition skills using various formations of shapes. These skills are needed in important school subjects such as mathematics and sciences.
Spatial Reasoning – This battery tests the ability to think and carry out tasks in three dimensions. This includes mental rotation, recognition of shapes within larger figures, and more.
CAT4 Level A is a multiplechoice exam that consists of four test batteries, each containing two short tests/sections. The following table shows the sections included in each battery:
Verbal Reasoning  Verbal Classification Verbal Analogies 
Quantitative Reasoning  Number Analogies Number Series 
Nonverbal Reasoning  Figure Classification Figure Matrices 
Spatial Ability  Figure Analysis Figure Recognition 
This exam is administered in three parts. The following table presents the number of questions and time allotment for each section:
Part 1 
Number of Questions 
Time Alloted 
Figure Classification 
24 questions 
10 minutes 
Figure Matrices 
24 questions 
10 minutes 
Part 2 


Verbal Classification 
24 questions 
8 minutes 
Verbal Analogies 
24 questions 
8 minutes 
Number Analogies 
18 questions 
10 minutes 
Part 3 


Number Series 
18 questions 
8 minutes 
Figure Analysis 
18 questions 
9 minutes 
Figure Recognition 
18 questions 
9 minutes 
To make sure your child is adequately prepared for the CAT4, there are several things we advise you to do:
In summary, the CAT4 Level A is a challenging test, but proper preparation increases the chances your child will ace it. Our CAT4 Level A PrepPack allows your child to familiarise him or herself with the test and gives him or her the confidence needed to succeed.
The CAT4, CogAT, and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with TestPrepOnline or this website.