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cogat® test kindergarten


cogat test kindergarten

The CogAT® Test for Kindergarten, level 5/6 is administered to a group of children at a single time. There are three autonomous sections of the test, specifically.

  • Verba testing

  • Nonverbal testing

  • Quantitative testing

The Level 5/6 is divided into 118 multiple-choice questions.

Remeber: a constant daily training is the key to master these questions!

Verbal Section

“Sentence completion” has 14 questions.

Sample of sentence completion for Kindergarten:

The teacher reads aloud a question and does not repeat it a second time.

Children must choose the picture that best answers the question in a complete, logical way.

Which animal moves around by crawling?

sentence completion cogat

First, think about the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

  • Look at the answer choices.

  • Try to see with your mind how these animals move.

  • The onl yanimal that moves around by crawling is the snail.

  • Therefore, the right choice is “C”

“Picture classification”has 14 questions.

Sample of Picture Classification for Kindergarten:

cogat kindergarten picture classification

Picture classification questions ask the student to choose the picture that belongs to a group of three images.

First, identify the relationship between the three pictures in the first row.

  • What do the objects “banana”,“pear”,and“apple”have in common?

  • Banana, pear and apple are all fruits.

  • Now, look at the three pictures in the lower row: grape, mushroom, carrot.

  • Which picture goes best with the three images in the top row?

  • Grape is also a fruit, so the correct answer is A

“Picture analogies” has 14 questions.

Sample of Picture Analogies for Cogat KIndergarten:

cogat picture analogy kindergarten

A picture analogy traces a similarity between a pair of objects and another
pair of objects.

First, identify the relationship between the first pair of objects.

  • -How do the objects“foot” and “socks” go together? A sock is a piece of clothing worn onthe feet.

  • -Now, look at the object “head”.

  • -Which of the possible choices follows the previous rule?

  • A hat is a piece of clothing worn on the head, so the correct answer is A.

Non verbal Section

●“Figure matrices” has 14 questions.

Sample of Figure Matrices for Cogat Test KIndergarten:

cogat figure matrices

Children are provided with a 2X2 matrix with the image missing in one cell. They have to identify the relationship between the two spatial shapes in the upper line and find a fourth image that has the same correlation with the left shape in the lower line.

  • In the upper left box, the image shows a black square. In the upper right box, the image shows the same square, but in white color.
    The lower left box shows a black circle.

  • Which answer choice would go with this image in the same way as the upper images go together?

  • The image of the answer choice must show a circle but in white color, following the same logic of the upper shapes.

  • The right answer is “B”.

“Paper folding” has 10 questions.

Sample of Cogat Paper Folding questions for kindergarten:

cogat paper folding

Children need to determine the appearance of a perforated and folded sheet of paper, once opened.

  • The figures at the top represent a square piece of paper being folded, and the last of these figures has one hole on it.

  • One of the lower three figures shows where the perforation will be when the paper is fully unfolded. You have to understand which of these images is the right one.

  • First, the paper was folded horizontally, from left to right.

  • Then, one hole was punched out.Therefore ,when the paper is unfolded the hole will mirror on the left and right side of the sheet.

  • The right answer is “A”

●“Figure classifications” has 14 questions.

Sample of Cogat Figure Classification for KIndergarten:

cogat figure classification

Students are provided with three shapes and they have to select the answer choice that should be the fourth figure in the set, based on the similarity with the other three figures. The intention is to test the student's ability to recognize similar patterns and to make a rational choice.

  • Look at the three pictures on the top.What do these three figures have in common?

  • You can see three circles in different sizes and colors.

  • Now,look at the shapes in the row of the answer choices. Which image matches best the three shapes in the top row?

  • The image of the answer choice must be a circle. The right answer is “A”.


Quantitative Section

●“Number analogies” has 14 questions.

Sample of Cogat Number Analogies Questions for Kindergarten:

cogat number analogies

Children will be provided with 2x2 basic matrices. Each box of the matrices contains a certain number of objects. In the lower row, the child must identify the same relationship as in the upper row and select the answer option that best fits the box with the question mark.

  • First, identify the relationship between the objects in the upper squares.

  • What is the relationship between“1 heart”and“2 hearts”?

  • 2 is greater than 1 by 1 (1 + 1 = 2).

  • Now, look at the objects in the lower squares. In the left box we have 2 circles.

  • Which of the possible choices follows the previous rule?

  • In the right box, we should have 1 more circle. Therefore, the correct answer is B.

●“The number series” has 14 questions.

Sample of Cogat Number Series Questions for KIndergarten:

Children are required to determine which string of beads is needed to complete a sequence that follows a specific pattern by observing an abacus.

  • The sequence is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ?

  • It’s easy to realize that each number in the sequence increases by 1.

  • 1+1=2; 2+1=3; 3+1=4; 4+1=5; 5+1=6; etc.

  • Apply the same rule to the number 6.

  • 6 + 1 = 7 The right answer is “A

●“The Number Puzzle Section” has 10 questions.

Sample of Cogat Number Puzzle Questions for KIndergarten:

cogat number puzzle for kindergarten

Children see two trains.They must choose the answer picture that makes the second train carrying an equal number of things as the first one.

  • Look at the train in the top row. In this train, there are 2 hens. In the train on the bottom row, there are 1 hen in one wagon.

  • How many hens are needed in the wagon with the question mark, so that both trains have the same amount of hens?

  • 1 hen is needed to make a total of 2 hens in the bottom train.

  • The correct answer is A



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  • 254 Practice Questions

  • Answer Key

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  • Level 5/6 Form 7

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  • 118 Practice Questions

  • Answer Key

  • Sample Questions for Each Test Area

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