NVR for Trafford’s Entrance Exams

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On this page you will find information about the Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) questions that form part of entrance exams (formerly called 11 plus) for Urmston Grammar, Stretford Grammar, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and Sale Grammar..

Non-Verbal Reasoning (NVR) Question Types

NVR generally involves visual puzzles, rather than words (although sometimes number sequences are used).  There are eight main NVR question types; the following examples are intended as an introduction and it should be noted that the questions in the exam will, in many cases, be more difficult.

1.  Find the odd one out

Which of the following images is most different to the rest?

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The answer is D (all the others are symmetrical).

2.  Find the most similar

Which of the following  images are exactly the same?

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The answer is B and F. 

3.  Rotations

The image on the right of the dashed line has been rotated to make which image on the left of the line?

 

The answer is D.

4.  Reflections

Which of the shapes on the right are a reflection of the shape on the left?

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The answer is E.

5.  Sequences

Which of the shapes on the right will properly complete the sequence?

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The answer is C.

6. Cubes

Which of the nets could be folded to make the cube on the left?

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The answer is C.

7.  Codes

 

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The answer is B (SQ): the code for a circle is S and the code for black is Q.

8.  Analogies

Work out how the first two shapes are related, then find the shape (A-E) that relates to the third shape in the same way.

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The answer is C (the colours are inverted).

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