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OLSAT Questions: Explanations and Sample Questions

Read below for a full list of the different kinds of questions on the OLSAT and follow the links in the table for specific information about each question type. Learning about the questions on the OLSAT is the first step in understanding how to approach the questions on test day.
 
OLSAT Sample Test Level A

Begin an online 10 question OLSAT practice test for Level A (Pre-k and Kindergarten entry)

 
 
 

One of the reasons the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) is considered a difficult test is due to its wide variety of different types of questions. While some gifted tests have only a few types of questions (the NNAT has only four), the OLSAT has 21 different question types. It is important to be able to approach and solve each question which appears on the test.

View the table below to see exactly how the sections are broken down. Click on the links in the table to read more about each section. See the table below for a detailed breakdown of the test per level.

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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Number of Questions on the OLSAT

The OLSAT has a varying number of questions and minutes allotted depending on the level. Read the table below for further information:


Level

Questions


Time Limit

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.


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