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Olsat® Test

The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®) is published by Pearson NNC. The OLSAT® is extensively used throughout the United States as an entry screening test for gifted programs. It is administered to students from pre-K through 12th grade.

The OLSAT assesses reasoning abilities with various types of verbal, nonverbal, figurative, and quantitative reasoning questions.

Each test is divided into two types of primary questions: verbal and nonverbal.

Verbal questions involve following directions, arithmetic reasoning, and aural reasoning.

Non-verbal questions focus on detecting patterns, sorting, and building relationships between a variety of images and shapes.

There are different types of questions: picture analogies, figural analogies, picture classification, figural classification, pattern matrices. The total number of questions ranges from 40 to 72, and the time limit varies from 60 to 77 minutes.

For younger children, Pre-K through 1st grade, the OLSAT is often administered individually. Older children usually take the test in a group setting.

Hard questions are followed by easier ones and vice versa, to prevent your child from being discouraged.

The test consists of seven levels:

  • Level A – Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

  • Level B – 1st Grade

  • Level C – 2nd Grade

  • Level D – 3rd Grade

  • Level E – 4th and 5th Grades

  • Level F – 6th, 7th and 8th Grades

  • Level G – 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grades

Not all levels include the same types of questions. Pictorial and verbal reasoning and following directions are for levels A through C. Levels D through G are more focused on analogies, quantitative reasoning, patterns, and making logical choices.

Free Olsat Test Prep

Olsat Following Directions

Olsat Arithmetic Reasoning

Olsat Aural Reasoning

Olsat Picture Analogies

Olsat Figural Analogies

Olsat PIcture Classification

Olsat Figural Classification



Grade 2 Level C

  • Two Full Length Practice Tests

  • 120 Practice Questions

  • Answer Key

  • Sample Questions for Each Test Area

  • 30 Additional Questions Online


The Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT®) is a registered trademark of Pearson Education Inc., which is not affiliated with Nicole Howard and referring to specific test providers are used by Nicole Howard and for nominative purposes only and are the exclusive property of their respective owners.