# How to improve at logical reasoning

To attain high score at logical reasoning tests it is essential that you undertake effective course of preparation and make most of your practice. See some advise as how you may approach your practice to perform better at logical reasoning tests.

 Practice relevant questions Do not lose your heart if you find that your scores at logical reasoning tests are low. Remember practice makes perfect. The more practice you get the better your score will become. Continued practice over a long period of time will enable you to delve into the mind of the test developer and thus you will be half way to reveal patterns that will lead you to correct answers. Consider the sequence in figure 1 and question 1 below. Figure 1 Question 1 Which tiles should follow? (Correct answer D) At first, the above sequence might seem to be somewhat complicated to comprehend; however, after careful inspection you will find that the above series follow a simple logic. The small diamond is dotted every second step whereas the larger diamond along with square apply the rule of colours; black changes to white, white changes to grey and grey changes to black. Therefore, the correct answer must be D. The less experienced test takers taking logical reasoning tests may be discouraged by strange looking symbols or may fail to come up with a solution within a reasonable time. However, individuals who have taken practice tests prior to taking their real logical reasoning tests can benefit from their experience and are likely to solve these problems much more quickly than those who have never come across these tests. The more practice you do the more quickly you will be able to search for rules that describe the transformation of one item into another.
 Approach the sequence in systematic way To improve your score at logical reasoning tests try to approach questions in constructive and systematic way. Firstly, try to mentally encode items in the sequence. That is, mentally list the attributes of each shape, sign or symbol. Secondly, infer the relation between items of the sequence. That is, list the transformations that must be performed on items of the first tile to turn items to other items in the second tile. Map the relations between all items in the sequence and apply transformations. For example, if diamond changes to hexagon, hexagon changes to pentagon which changes back to diamond then next in the sequence must by hexagon. If your approach does not work think of different way to solve the series. Figure 2 Question 2 Which tile should follow? Further, you may want to consider whether shapes or lines move in one direction or the other. For example, it may be the case that square travels in clockwise direction whereas circle would turn anticlockwise. Do not be discouraged by strange looking symbols! Try to inspect closely all of the items in the tile and think of how the pattern might work. Additionally, to improve your skills for logical reasoning you may try to do puzzles that contain diagrams, symbols signs or shapes. Try Free Logical Reasoning Tests