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What is the difference between Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning?


VR and NVR - how are they different?

Non – verbal reasoning is problem-solving using pictures and diagrams. It tests the ability to analyse visual information and solve problems based on visual reasoning. Often, children are asked to look at a sequence and find the odd one out.

Some types of questions that are tested in a verbal reasoning exam are spotting letter sequences, cracking codes based on letters and numbers, following written instructions, and thinking about text, spotting words within words or finding a letter to complete two other words.

Essentially, verbal reasoning works with words and non-verbal reasoning works with pictures and diagrams.

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