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NNAT Question Types

There are generally four different types of questions asked on the NNAT, depending on the level. Learn more about the different types of questions asked on the NNAT, here at TestPrep-Online.
NNAT Question Types

The NNAT3 contains 4 different types of questions: Pattern Completion, Reasoning by Analogy, Serial Reasoning, and Spatial Visualization. 


Questions on the NNAT:

The following question types are typically found on the NNAT test, depending on the level:

  1. NNAT Pattern Completion - Students are shown a design and asked to identify which answer choice will fill the missing area. The student needs to extend the given pattern in a conceptual manner.
  2. NNAT Reasoning by Analogy - Students are expected to recognize relationships among various geometric shapes. To find the correct answer, the student must determine how the geometric objects change across the rows and down the columns of the design. Reasoning by Analogy questions demand careful attention to the details of the design and characteristics simultaneously (color, shape, and direction).
  3. NNAT Serial Reasoning - These questions asses the student's ability to find the missing element in a given matrix made up of geometric shapes. Each matrix is composed of nine boxes in a three-by-three grid. The student is required to figure out which answer choice belongs in the empty box in the bottom right-hand corner of the matrix.
  4. NNAT Spatial Visualization - Students are required to mentally manipulate shapes. These questions are among the more difficult ones in the NNAT, especially those questions involving shapes which intersect in ways which may be difficult to recognize or involve rotation.

Question Types on Each Test Level

by Analogy




Grade 1


Grade 2


Grades 3-4


Grades 5-6


Grades 7-9


Grades 10-12

NNAT Video Academy

The NNAT Video Academy covers each of the four question types in great detail, using sample questions to explain how to solve each type. This video series is now included in all NNAT Premium Packs. See the video below for an inside look at the NNAT Video Academy.

To continue with the NNAT Video Academy, purchase any NNAT Premium Pack.

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