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Initial | ISSB Non-Verbal Intelligence Test

Non Verbal test measures candidates non-verbal reasoning. Using it we can assess candidates visual mindset and thinking.

They are also often used in leadership assessment processes (such as graduate scheme recruitment), as they assess candidates’ ability to respond to novel situations and are correlated with generalized intelligence. So the better a candidate performs on a non-verbal reasoning test, the more likely they are to be able to logically and creatively solve novel problems in the workplace.

Non-verbal reasoning tests are used extensively in selection process of Defense Forces. As they don’t rely on language skills, they are seen as a useful way of assessing candidates ‘raw ability’ rather than learned skills (i.e. language).

To successfully complete non-verbal reasoning tests,
Candidate has to use Logic.
Candidate must be able to understand the information.
Candidate must be able to recognize the materials and pattern.

Verbal Intelligence is not only important in ISSB. But also necessary to pass Initial Test of All Categories tests of Defence Forces.Whether is Medical,Engineering or General Branch.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Definition

Nonverbal intelligence describes thinking skills and problem-solving abilities that do not fundamentally require verbal language production and comprehension.

This type of intelligence involves manipulating or problem solving about visual information and may vary in the amount of internalized, abstract, or conceptual reasoning and motor skills that are required to complete a task. Nonverbal intelligence is often closely linked with the Performance IQ domain of intellectual ability tests that evaluates nonverbal abilities, a domain which is often viewed in comparison to the Verbal IQ domain.

Examples of Questions

Example No. 1

Which box completes the set?

In this type of Diagram, you have to work on two main point.

There are two rules to look out for in this example. Firstly, the black square occupies the same relative position within the box, as the box’s location within the question. This tells us that B cannot be the correct answer.

The second rule governs the location of the arrow. There are two ways of looking at this rule. We can determine the position of the arrow w.r.t column it is in, with the all of the arrows in the first column in the middle of the box, those in the middle column are on the right, and those on the right column are on the left, with the arrow always at the same level as the square (or relative box position).

An alternative way of looking at this rule is to say that the arrow always occupies the position immediately to the right of the square (and when the square is on the right, the sequence restarts on the left).
Either way, the correct answer is C.

Example No. 2

Which box comes next in the sequence?

To solve this question, there are three rules you need to identify.
Firstly, the circle is moving clockwise around the box, meaning it will be in the top-right-hand corner in the correct answer.

Secondly, the circle is always white. Thirdly, and this is trickier, there is a relationship between the circle and the square: when the circle is on the right-hand side of the box the square is black, and when the circle is on the left-hand side of the box, the square is white.
The correct answer is therefore A.

Example No. 3

What box is next in the sequence?

Once again, there are three rules you need to identify to solve this question.

Firstly, the number of shapes the box increases by one each time, so the answer box needs to include 5 shapes, and is therefore not box D.

The second rule is that the colours alternate, so that when there are an odd number of boxes the outermost shape is black, and when there are an even number of boxes the outermost shape is white. Answer A therefore cannot be correct. The third rule is that the shapes are alternating circles and squares/diamonds, Answer C is therefore incorrect.

The correct answer must be B.

Example No. 4

Which of these boxes does not form part of this group?

This is an example of a question where you have to work out what the rule is that makes these eight boxes a group.

In this case, the rule is that there must be the same number of shapes as the sides of the black shape. So where the black shape is a square, there must be four black squares. Where the black shape is a pentagon, there must be five black pentagons.

The odd one out is therefore answer H, as there are only five hexagons and there should be six. Watch out for the extraneous information in questions like this, as it is added to make the rules harder to spot.

Example No. 5

Which of these shapes cannot be created using the individual shapes below?

To answer this question, you need to be able to mentally move and rotate the shapes in order to imagine them within each of the answer shapes.

The correct answer is C, which uses two small squares and does not include the rectangle.

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