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[1] The pictures in the boxes belong together in a certain way. Choose the picture that belongs with the bottom picture in the same way that the pictures on top belong together.

[2] The pictures in the boxes belong together in a certain way. Choose the picture that belongs with the bottom picture in the same way that the pictures on top belong together.

[3] Look at the pictures in each of the boxes. They go together in a certain way. Something belongs in the empty box. What is happening from box to box to box?


[1] The correct answer is 1; A car viewed from the side is to a car viewed from a bird's eye view as a stack of rings viewed from the side is to a stack of rings viewed from a bird's eyes view.

[2] The correct answer is 1; Across the rows, the outer and inner shapes switch colors and the inner shapes rotate 180 degrees. The answer will exhibit the above analogous properties. Notice that rotating the inner circle 180 degrees (½ of a circle) does not change the appearance of the circle. Also, since the outer circle does not rotate, the answer cannot be any of the options that include an ellipse.

[3] The correct answer is 3; In the following series, the shapes are aligned vertically in the following order: heart, star, triangle, and square. The shape that was at the top moves to the bottom and the rest of the pattern simply shifts up from box to box. Hint: focus on one shape and see what happens to it as it progresses in the series.

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OLSAT Test Format

First-graders take an OLSAT Test with 60 questions (30 verbal and 30 nonverbal). They are provided with 77 minutes to complete the OLSAT Test.

Most commonly, the OLSAT Level B for first-graders is administered to children one-on-one. Since at the age of six and seven children are still developing their reading and writing skills, OLSAT Test administrators will read the directions, examples and test questions aloud to students. The content of the OLSAT Level B will be read aloud only once, therefore, it is important that your child be familiar with OLSAT Level B test questions.

While practicing, the instructions of each question should be read aloud (once) to the child, as is done on the actual OLSAT Test. For your convenience, TestPrep-Online currently provides audio instructions for the following question types: Following Directions, Aural Reasoning, Arithmetic Reasoning.

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Tips for Strengthening OLSAT Scores

  • Make sure your child understands the importance of the test. While your child should not be stressed, he or she should realize that this test is important and be encouraged to do his or her best in order to have motivation to succeed.
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  • Figure out your child's strengths and weaknesses. It is very important that your child puts a higher focus on those subjects he or she is having difficulties with. However, it is also important not to skip any type of question and make sure to practice all of them, even if some types are easier.
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