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What is the CAT4?

The Cognitive Ability Test: CAT4 is a standardised cognitive test. It provides insights into children’s ability to reason across 4 fields: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial as compared to the national average.


CAT4 Number Series. Computer code building an image


What are our specific CAT4 prep recommendations?:

We help CAT4 parents and CAT4 tutors to focus on preparing children to pass GL Assessment’s CAT4 test:

How are quantitative reasoning skills assessed by CAT4’s number series?

  • In the Number Series test, students have to work out the rule underlying the progression in the number series in each question.
  • Then to select the next number in the series from the five options presented.
  • This test assesses the same underlying basic reasoning processes and number facility as Number Analogies.

CAT4 training video courses

We believe these CAT4 learning reosurces are also highly beneficial for specialist CAT4 tutors, and for school teachers using the cat4, tutors. Plus, those parents with children about to sit a CAT4 assessment at school. Any of these CAT4 users may wish to know what the CAT4 test-taker needs to understand about:

  • Each Cat4 question type
  • CAT4 techniques
  • Associated CAT4 syllabus requirements.

Why BUY CAT4 VERBAL Reasoning Video Training?

  • This course will introduce your child to all of the possible question types that could come up in their exam. This means that their actual assessment will pose no surprises and that they will not only be familiar with the material but will also be equipped with the tools and techniques to deal with every question confidently, accurately and efficiently.
  • The total length of the video lessons in the course is just under 10 hours. The video lessons can be watched in any order, as many times as you like.
  • We have created our own custom video interface that allows users to easily add their own notes to any video and to mark lessons as complete once they have been watched and understood.
  • Once the course has been purchased, it will be immediately available in your personal online dashboard. You will have lifetime access to the course and can watch the videos as many times as you like. The video lessons can be watched on any device. All you need is an internet connection.

CAT Verbal Analogies question types and CAT Verbal Classification section

The two CAT4 modules (CAT4 Verbal Analogies and CAT4 Verbal Classification) make-up 25% of a total CAT4 score.

  • We’ve analysed them in great detail, breaking the content down into a series of question types. The videos in this course offer a systematic approach to mastering each one. Each video lesson deals with one question type, which is first introduced with an explanation and a worked example.
  • This is followed by further interactive worked examples, emphasizing specific techniques to deal with each question type in the most efficient manner. Key tips and advice are presented throughout each video lesson.
  • Finally, there are a number of practice questions for students to try themselves to reinforce and consolidate what they have learnt. These are timed to match the actual exam. Thorough explanations are then provided for each of these practice questions.


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An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Rob Williams is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience working and designing tests.
Rob has consulted for many of the top school entrance test publishers, including the ISEBCambridge Assessment ; Hodder Education, and the actual GL CAT4 publishers themselves.



Introduction to GL Assessment’s Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)

CAT4 are essential in providing teachers with a rounded profile of a child, thus making it easier to decide about the progress of learners and offer appropriate support. Teachers use CAT4 to gauge strengths and weaknesses in four main aspects including verbal, non-verbal, spatial, and quantitative reasoning. CAT4 is statistically reliable since it is annually verified by analyzing 250,000 pupils and is standardized on 25,000 children. Therefore, it is a true reflection of pupils’ potential and effectively reveals factors that affect their performance.

GL assessment provides both group and individual reports that are easy to follow; thus, teachers can get a complete picture of the learning skills of the students. National performance records, including GCSE, KS2, and A-level indicators, provide the basis for evaluating CAT4. 3. The Eight Sections of the Cognitive Abilities Test Verbal classification test.

CAT4 quantitative reasoning test practice

What do CAT4 Number Series questions look like?

Number series questions are used to test ‘number logic’. The questions consist of a series of numbers with one number missing. You will then need to find the missing number. These question types assess logical thinking. For example: 4, 7, 12, 15, 20, ? Number analogy questions are presented to identify relationships, similarities or differences, and dissimilarities in a series or between groups of numbers.

Get children interested in learning to read

Reading is such a fundamental starting block for any learning. It is the main channel for learning in most schools or educational settings and a necessity for future academic achievement in mainstream education.  Children are however not always ready for the world of reading by the time they go to school. The reason for this is as important as the solution. Some of these reasons or causes for why they may not be susceptible to the world of reading are exactly what you need to identify in order to find the best solutions.

  • A younger sibling might feel intimidated by the reading ability of the older. Best solutions would include reading separately with the younger sibling to build their confidence.
  • A child may not be developmentally ready for reading. Ways to help with this is to
    • Make sure your child knows their sounds. This can be tricky as English is not a phonetical language. Find games, whether on screen or paper to help them learn the rules. Teach Your Monster To Read has been a favourite for us.
    • Start off with pictures, discussing the story told by these and developing a curiosity for the story and expressing themselves in language.
    • Follow your child’s reading with your finger to give them a point to focus on.
    • Find stories that interest them. Whether they are into dinosaurs, princesses or space. Topics that interest them is the key.

What do CAT4 Spatial Reasoning questions look like?

Spatial Reasoning in CAT4 covers both Folding and Hidden Shapes.

CAT4 Folding Shapes examples

Folding questions show us a sheet of paper that is first folder and then has a hole punched through it. The challenge is to select the answer which shows how the piece of paper will look when it is unfolded.

CAT4 Number Series.

When the sheet is unfolded, there will be two holes, one either side of the centre fold, so the answer is D.

Things get a little trickier when there are multiple folds and/or different shaped holes:

CAT4 Number Series.

Here the sheet has been folded twice across a vertical fold, creating 4 columns (1 fold makes two, 2 fold makes 4).

The shape has also been folded once across a horizontal fold, creating 2 rows (the same reasoning as above).

We can see the circle is positioned above the heart in the top row. It is important to realise that the shapes will be mirrored in the bottom row, when the sheet is unfolded. The only answer that correctly displays this is E.

What do CAT4 Hidden Shapes questions look like?

The shape on the left is hidden inside on of the shapes on the right.

CAT4 Number Series.

The image on the left is never flipped or rotated. So although it does contain the shame shape, A cannot be the answer.

The correct answer is D.

CAT4 Number Series.

B, C and D all look as though the could contain the shape.

However, if we look carefully the only figure that contains an accurate reproduction of the image is figure D.


What are the types of Verbal Reasoning question in the CAT4?

This involves words. These appear in the form of verbal classifications & analogies.

Each CAT4 question contains three words that have the same meaning. Pupils are supposed to discover the concept linking the three words and then select one word that best fit with them from the list of other five words provided. It assesses word knowledge, verbal reasoning, and language development.


CAT4 Non-verbal Reasoning question types

These involve shapes and patterns. These appear in the form of figures & matrices.

CAT4 Maths question types

These involve numbers. These appear in the form of number analogies & series.

CAT4 Spatial Reasoning question types

These involve mentally generating and transforming visual images.  These appear in the form of figures.


Non-Verbal Reasoning Question examples for the CAT4

The CAT4’s non-Verbal Reasoning has 2 question types. These are called Figure Classification and Figure Matrices. Both are explained below wth a range of different CAT4 non-verbal reasoning questions for each type.

CAT4 Figure Classification question examples

spotting the rule in the original three images, and selecting the image that matches.

CAT4 Number Series.
In the first three shapes, the hollow circle is inside the shape and the shaded circle is outside the shape.

Only option C follows this rule.

CAT4 Number Series.

Thinking about the position of the circle inside the shape? Don’t, it’s a distraction.

Some shapes have obvious attributes that appear to form a rule, but are actually nothing to do with the answer. In this question, all of the first three images are a rotation of the same shape (the position of the circle doesn’t matter at all).

E by rotating the shapes in the first three images.

CAT4 Figure Matrices question examples

recognise the relationship between the different shapes and pick the answer that completes the set.
CAT4 Number Series.
The example on the left hand side of the box shows the square moving inside the circle, or the top shape moving inside the lower shape.

On the right hand side we can see that the star is inside the hexagon. This tells us that, like the square, the star will originally have been above the hexagon. So the answer is C.

CAT4 Number Series.

This time the relationship is moving horizontally. The heart has moved inside the square and the shading has reversed. Re. the hexagon and the star, this tells us that we are looking for a black shaded star and a hollow hexagon. The only option that matches this is C.


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