Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning papers are similar to word and picture puzzles. Your child will be taught techniques on how to deal with these question types and also become familiar with the vocabulary used.

The questions are split into general categories listed below, you tutor will focus on these areas individually, before introducing your child to a full test.

Please take a look at our free sample papers from reputable companies such as Bond and CGP. We also recommend the GL Assessment packs, available from all good book shops.


Verbal Reasoning question types

  • Insert a letter & Make a word
  • Two odd ones out
  • Related words (based around the alphabet)
  • Closest, opposite & same in meaning
  • Hidden or missing words
  • Letter & number series
  • Word & Letter connections
  • Compound words
  • Reading Information
  • Complete the word & sum
  • Word & number codes

Non-Verbal Reasoning question types

  • Like shapes
  • Odd one out
  • Rotations
  • Code Breaker
  • Missing Sequence
  • Missing Square
  • Most Like
  • Nets

Verbal Reasoning Sample Papers

Non-Verbal Reasoning Sample Papers