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OLSAT Nonverbal Questions Explained

What are the different types of OLSAT questions? Below, we break down the nonverbal section of the OLSAT and explain each individual question type, with accompanying OLSAT nonverbal sample questions.
 
OLSAT Nonverbal Sample Questions

Try a sample of OLSAT nonverbal questions in the gallery on the right.

 
 
 

Studying for the OLSAT can be overwhelming, partially due to its complex structure and numerous question types. We have included sample questions above to provide you with a better understanding of the different types of questions which appear on the OLSAT.

At every test level, the OLSAT is divided into two sections: Verbal and Nonverbal. Except for the OLSAT Level A test for pre-k, every test level has an equal amount of verbal and nonverbal questions. See the table below for an exact breakdown of the number of verbal and nonverbal questions on each test.

Number of Questions on the OLSAT


Level

Questions


Time Limit

(Approx.)

Verbal

Nonverbal

Total

A (Pre-K)

16

24

40

77 min.

A (K)

30

30

60

77 min.

B

30

30

60

77 min.

C

30

30

60

72 min.

D

32

32

64

50 min.

E

36

36

72

60 min.

F

36

36

72

60 min.

G

36

36

72

60 min.


There are three subcategories within the nonverbal section of the OLSAT:

See the table below for a better understanding of how each section is separated into subcategories and question types.

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OLSAT Pictorial Reasoning

The Pictorial Reasoning category has three question types: Picture Classification, Picture Analogies, and Picture Series. These questions assess a child's ability to reason with different pictures and illustrations, find relationships, similarities and differences among objects, and be able to understand and continue progressions.

OLSAT Figural Reasoning

The Figural Reasoning category has four question types: Figural Classification, Figural Analogies, Pattern Matrix, and Figural Series. These questions assess a child's ability to use geometric shapes and figures to infer relationships, understand and continue progressions, and compare and contrast different figures.

OLSAT Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning category has three different question types: Number Series, Numeric Inference, and Number Matrix. These questions assess a child's ability to infer relationships with numbers, and deduce and use computational rules in context.

In total, the nonverbal section has 10 different question types. Refer to the gallery above for sample questions.


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OLSAT Question Types

Verbal

Nonverbal

Verbal Comprehension

Pictorial Reasoning

Following Directions

Picture Classification

Antonyms

Picture Analogies

Sentence Completion

Picture Series

Sentence Arrangement

Figural Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Figural Classification

Aural Reasoning

Figural Analogies

Arithmetic Reasoning

Pattern Matrix

Logical Selection

Figural Series

Word/Letter Matrix

Quantitative Reasoning

Verbal Analogies

Number Series

Verbal Classification

Numeric Inference

Inference

Number Matrix


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