A Guide To Understanding CAT4 Spatial Reasoning

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The CAT4 assessment covers four types of Reasoning:


  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Spatial Reasoning


For each of these, we’ve created a detailed breakdown of the various types of questions that can appear in your child’s exam. This means you can take a systematic approach to exam preparation, ensuring every possibility is covered.


In this article, we’ll explain a little more about the possible sub-topics for CAT4 Spatial Reasoning. Spatial Reasoning in the CAT4 Test is covered in the following modules:


a) Figure Analysis

b) Figure Recognition


For each of these, we’ve further categorised every possible question based on the specific skill being assessed. We’ve listed these breakdowns below:


Figure Analysis


Question Type A: Single Fold

Question Type B: Two Folds

Question Type C: Three Folds

Question Type D: Four Folds

Question Type E: Horizontal and Vertical Folds Only

Question Type F: Diagonal Folds

Question Type G: Mixed Folds

Question Type H: Symmetrical Punched Holes

Question Type I: Asymmetrical Punched Holes

Question Type J: Mixed Style of Punched Holes


Figure Recognition


Question Type A: Rectangles

Question Type B: Same Shapes

Question Type C: Different Shapes

Question Type D: Horizontal and Vertical Lines

Question Type E: Horizontal, Vertical and 45° Diagonal Lines

Question Type F: Variable Angles and Curved Inner Lines

Question Type G: One Crossing Line

Question Type H: Two Crossing Lines

Question Type I: Three Crossing Lines

Question Type J: Four Crossing Lines


If you’ve worked through any of our CAT4 Practice Tests, you will have noticed that each Spatial Reasoning question includes one of these sub-question tags in the explanation. This allows you to identify the types of questions your child finds most challenging as you work through the practice tests.


Our CAT4 Spatial Reasoning Course then offers bitesized video tutorials explaining how to tackle each of these sub-questions, allowing your child to address any specific weaknesses.


We hope you find this information beneficial. As you can see, we ensure our resources are designed to make sure your child is fully prepared, so there are no surprises on exam day.


For a detailed breakdown of the other Reasoning sections in the CAT4 assessment, click the links below:


⦿ CAT4 Verbal Reasoning Guide

⦿ CAT4 Non-Verbal Reasoning Guide

⦿ CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Guide


If you have specific questions about the CAT4, or any other assessment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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