Key Tips

  • Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests are similar to Logical Reasoning and Inductive Reasoning
  • These tests provide a sequence of 5 shapes with one of them missing. Your job is to determine the next shape from the options provided the rules or patterns you have identified from the sequence. 
  • Pass marks are typically around the 30th and 50th percentiles, but you should aim as high as possible – after all assuming all things equal, the decision to choose between you and someone else may come down to these scores

You do not need to have a large variety of tests to improve – focussing on a handful of tests repeatedly will encourage deeper learning and understanding, which is better than spreading yourself thinly across say 15 Numerical tests

  • Remember Practice will reduce your anxieties, help you prepare and give you a better chance to succeed on the day. 

Diagrammatic Reasoning

Diagrammatic reasoning tests are similar to other tests such as logical reasoning, abstract reasoning and inductive reasoning. These tests are often used for the assessment of individuals applying for specialist jobs such as electricians, engineers, technicians in technology and developers etc. These tests are very popular within the investment banking industry.

These tests present questions in the form of diagrams where a number of rules apply. The test taker identifies the underlying patterns and rules that exist within the sequence of diagrams presented, and uses these to determine the correct answer which of course is missing.

These tests require the use of logical reasoning, and although the relevance or type of test used for a job that requires this type of reasoning may vary, it is based on the same ability type. Financial institutions use logical reasoning tests in enormous volumes for recruitment purposes. If you are applying for a job at a bank, then it is highly recommended that you practise this type of test.

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