NVR 10&11

This test contains the two following types of question:

•Classification questions

These questions assess the ability to see similarities. Pupils have to find another member of a set.

Example: Decide which of the five shapes next to the large oval also belongs inside the oval.

•Matrix, series and analogy questions

These questions assess a variety of non-verbal reasoning processes to varying degrees. Pupils have to see similarities between different figures within a design and then identify patterns or analogies between different areas of the design, to find the missing pieces. The questions are presented in a number of different styles:

Matrices. These are either 2 ×2 or 3 ×3 matrices, which contain elements of series and analogies.

Horizontal rows. The first example is a series question and the second example can be solved as a series or as an analogy.

Star shapes. Pupils have to identify patterns or analogies between different areas of the design.

Two triangles. This is another way of presenting a set of analogies.