PI Cognitive Assessment: Sample Questions, Practice Tests and Guide
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What is the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment Test?
The PI Cognitive Assessment (known as the Predictive Index Learning Indicator) is a cognitive ability assessment test. The Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment test measures your general intelligence under pressure, so you will need to think critically and quickly.
The PI Cognitive Assessment consists of three main areas:
Numerical Reasoning  Verbal Reasoning  Abstract Reasoning 
Word Problems  Analogies  Spatial Awareness 
Lowest Values  Antonyms  Inductive Reasoning 
Number Series  Formal Logic  NonVerbal Analogies 
If you’ve been asked to take a Predictive Index test, you need to be wellacquainted with these areas. Prepterminal’s Rapid Predictive Index Prep Course covers every section of the test with detailed guides and fulllength practice tests so you can take on the real thing fully equipped to achieve a very good test result.
Predictive Index Assessment: Course Content
 Intro and Strategy
 Number Series3 steps, 35 minutes
Learn how to rapidly solve number series questions by identifying whether they are linear, geometric, compound, layered, or squared.
 Spatial Awareness3 steps, 30 minutes
Learn how to identify conforming and outlying figures in image series for a quick & accurate solution.
 Inductive Reasoning3 steps, 30 minutes
Learn how to rapidly spot the pattern in a sequence of images and apply that rule to find the correct answer.
 Analogies3 steps, 20 minutes
Learn how to identify words with similar meanings and eliminate incorrect answers quickly.
 Antonyms3 steps, 20 minutes
Learn how to identify words with opposite meanings by applying English language rules and rapidly answer any antonym question.
 Formal Logic3 steps, 30 minutes
Learn how to rapidly apply a mental Venn diagram to logic problems to determine the truth of statements.
 NonVerbal Analogies3 steps, 30 minutes
Learn how to quickly identify the rule in a transition between two images and apply the same rule to another transition.
 Lowest Values3 steps, 25 minutes
Learn how to compare different representations of numbers to identify the lowest value easily.
 Word Problems3 steps, 30 minutes
Learn how to interpret wordbased math problems, pick out the relevant information & rapidly find the right answer.
 Predictive Index Primer1 step, 5 minutes
Learn about the Predictive Index and how you can best take on the test.
 Behavioral assessment7 steps, 45 minutes
Learn what’s on your behavioral assessment and how to represent yourself to fit the job role.
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 PLI Practice Tests3 steps, 1 hour
Apply your learning with 3 fulllength practice tests.
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Why Is the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment Test So Tricky?
We all know that feeling of being pressed for time. It’s often uncomfortable and can cause us to make silly mistakes. In the PI Cognitive Assessment, time is a big factor. You are only given 12 minutes to complete a 50 multiple choice question test, which means that you will need to finish 45 questions per minute. This is why the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment test is much more difficult than it may first appear.
Follow Prepterminal’s successful strategy to pass the test with flying colors.
Step #1 – Complete our PI diagnostic tests to assess your initial testing level
In this step, you will get the chance to discover where your strengths and weaknesses lie and practice questions you are having trouble with. Our PI diagnostic tests will act as a benchmark. It will give you an idea of where you began so you can monitor and track your progress and see just how much you improve once you complete our 3step success strategy process.
Step #2 – Receive PI actionable strategies and sneaky problemsolving methodologies
Once you have discovered the question types that are more challenging for you, we’ll personalize your practice so you can focus on developing your weak areas. In this step, you will learn actionable strategies developed to help you solve all PI question types.
Step #3 – Get sample practice tests with detailed answer explanations that mimic the real PI test
The final step includes applying all the strategies you’ve learned by completing actual PI sample tests. Once you complete a sample test, you’ll have the chance to look over detailed explanations of all your test answers (including the questions you got right). Your score report will show you how much progress you have made. You can continue refining your answers and improving your score until your score is ace. Once you know you can achieve a top score on the PI Cognitive Assessment, you can take the real test with poise and confidence.
What is a Good Predictive Index Score
At this point, you may be wondering….How is my PI test score calculated?
Time for a little math…
Once the PI test is completed, a score is given based on the number of items answered correctly, with no penalty for incorrect answers. The average raw score on the PI Cognitive Assessment ranges from 1723, but it is assumed that the population average on the PI Cognitive Assessment test is 20 correct answers. Once the raw score is taken, a scale score is calculated between 100450, with the average score being 250, which is equivalent to a raw score of ~20/50.
Not crazy about math…
Basically, what you need to know is that the average raw score is 20 out of 50. This seems pretty low, right? That’s largely because of the test’s harsh time limit. With only 12 minutes to answer 50 problems, you won’t have more than 15 seconds to spend on any individual question. You won’t have a second to spare. That’s why it is so important that you make sure you practice ahead of time and take sample tests.
Predictive Index has produced a table of scores you should aim for based on the role you want.
PI Cognitive Assessment Test Format and Free Practice Tests
The PI contains three general categories: Numerical reasoning, Verbal comprehension, and Abstract thinking.
PrepTerminal’s PI Cognitive Assessment preparation course explores each question type indepth, examining the composition of each question to equip you with the fundamental understanding required to overcome the challenging requirements of this test.
On the PI Cognitive Assessment, questions are asked on the following nine subjects:
PI Cognitive Assessment Number Series
You will be given a sequence of numbers and will need to find a connection between the numbers to decide which number comes next. These questions give your prospective employer an idea of how you logically reason with numbers.
The complexity of these questions can vary, ranging from simple arithmetic to more complicated interleaved sequences. When approaching these questions, it is recommended to start by checking for a simple relationship between the given numbers. If you can’t see a simple relationship, you will need to examine the question further to see if there is a complex connection.
PI Cognitive Assessment Number Series Practice Test
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What is the missing number in the series?
__?__ 1024 256 64 16 4
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What is the next number in the series?
6120 3060 1530 765 382.5 __?__
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PI Cognitive Assessment Math Problems
You will be given a series of numbers or fractions and will be required to decide which represents the lowest number in the series. These questions give your prospective employer an understanding of your numerical aptitude.
PI Cognitive Assessment Math Problems Practice Test
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Which number has the lowest value?
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Which number has the lowest value?
Answer: C
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PI Cognitive Assessment Word Problems
You will be required to solve mathematical problems based on short texts. These questions give your prospective employer information about your general reading comprehension skills, ability to visualize information, and numerical aptitude.
PI Cognitive Assessment Word Problems Practice Test
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1) In Maya’s office, 56% of 275 working women wear nail polish. How many of them don’t wear nail polish?
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A boy poured some water from a cup, which was 25% full into a container. He poured 50% of the water in the cup into the container. Unfortunately, he was very clumsy and spilled 12.5% of the cup’s initial volume of water onto the floor. What was the ratio of the volume of water poured into the container to that spilled?
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PI Cognitive Assessment Analogies
You will be given two pairs of words. The first pair is shown, and only the first word of the second pair is shown. You will be required to impose the relation between the first pair upon the first word of the second pair to discern what the second word is. These questions give your prospective employer information about your fluency in the English language as well as your ability to think methodically and recognize relationships between ideas.
PI Cognitive Assessment Analogies Practice Test
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SOMNOLENT is to NAP as TRUCULENT is to ______
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GUN is to POLICE as _?_ is to NURSE.
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PI Cognitive Assessment Formal Logic
You will be presented with 2 of 3 assumptions and a conclusion and will be required to determine whether the conclusion is correct based on the assumptions. You will need to choose from three answers: ‘Correct,’ ‘Incorrect,’ and ‘Cannot be determined based on the information available. These questions give your prospective employer information about your deductive and logical reasoning skills.
PI Cognitive Assessment Formal Logic Practice Test
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Assumptions:
Everyone will receive gifts at the party.
A lot of the rainbowcolored wrapped gifts contain a 100dollar bill.
Lisa did not get a 100dollar bill when she opened her giftConclusion:
Lisa received a rainbowcolored wrapped gift that did not have a 100dollar billIf the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Diana only tells jokes to close friends.
Jamie is a coworker of hers.
Diana has never made Jamie laugh.Conclusion:
Jamie is not a close friend of DianaIf the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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PI Cognitive Assessment Antonyms
You will be given the word and will need to choose the correct antonym of the word (i.e., the opposite). These questions give your prospective employer information about your fluency in the English language.
PI Cognitive Assessment Antonyms Practice Test
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Which of the following words is the opposite of “FUEL”?
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Which of the following words is the opposite of “INVEST”?
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PI Cognitive Assessment Spatial Awareness
You will be presented with two figures which have something in common. Four figures are presented as possible answers, and you are required to determine which figure does not have the same feature in common.
PI Cognitive Assessment Spatial Awareness Practice Test
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The two figures share a common feature, which of the following choices follows this feature?
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Three of the image sets contain a common feature, which of them does NOT have this feature?
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PI Cognitive Assessment NonVerbal Analogies
You will be presented with an image that undergoes a certain change. A second image is then provided, which is supposed to undergo the same change, and your task is to determine which of the four given images is the correct appearance of the second image after the change.
PI Cognitive Assessment NonVerbal Analogies Practice Test
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PI Cognitive Assessment Inductive Reasoning
You will be presented with a series of figures and will need to identify a pattern and select the missing figure.
PI Cognitive Assessment Inductive Reasoning Practice Test
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What comes next in the sequence?
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