Inductive reasoning tests and how they work in the job selection process
Inductive reasoning tests are similar to abstract reasoning tests, diagrammatic and sometimes even logical reasoning tests. We make sure that our practice tests are practice material that helps simulate the experience of a real inductive reasoning test. That way you can be a better prepared candidate and will know what to expect. You can try one of our free sample tests above.
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Sample inductive reasoning tests - Free
Here you can take our free inductive tests to show you how they work in improving your score.
Free Sample Inductive Reasoning Test 1
This sample inductive reasoning test contains 22 questions and has a time limit of 25 minutes. We rate this as medium difficulty and is typical of the same level as graduate employer inductive reasoning tests.
Practice to improve your inductive reasoning test performance
It is good to remember that inductive reasoning, abstract reasoning, and even logical reasoning are frequently used interchangeably. Inductive, abstract and logical reasoning tests are all in fact slightly different with specific differents. However, it is important to note that the conept behind both inductive and abstract reasoning tests is to use and assess the candidate's logical problem solving ability. Candidates going for technical and engineering jobs with often find that they will be set an inductive psychometric test.
Inductive reasonings test have you thinking against the clock as you have to spot patterns from the sequences of images or graphics. One has to notice the variables and difference that occur across the sequence. This will involve inductive reasoning and as figure out the patterns in the graphics.
As with all aptitude tests, it is good practice to try to work accurately, but also quickly. Try one of your free sample tests above in the free section.
Watch part one of our video tutorial on inductive reasoning tests below, to better understand the tests.
What is the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning?
Inductive logic and deductive logic are different. Deductive reasoning requires you to look at the clauses and their outcomes. These are explored and discounted in both a positive and negative sense in order to arrive at the only possible outcome without contradicting the given premises. One such example of deductive reasoning is the Sudoku puzzle. On the other hand, inductive reasoning is open and analytic. It is about reaching a general conclusion given one's perception of patterns observed in specific events. Many real-life situations and conversations use inductive reasoning - this is one reason why they inductive psychometric tests are popular with employers.
Below is part two of the above inductive video tutorial.
How important is it to practice these tests?
Taking a reasoning test for the first time can be quite intense, especially if you have not done a psychometric test befre, or been tested specifically for your inductive reasonings. This intensity alone can be enough to hurt your score. Not only that, but repeated practice of reasoning tests will help familiarise yourself with particular methods and techniques helpful in tackling these tests. Even at minimumm, if you are able to try an inductive reasoning test you will almost certainly be better prepared for the next one you are going to take. And in this, when you come to take your reasoning tests for real, you will have a better chance at success. We strongly recommend you get in some practice before undertaking your any psychometric test.