The OLSAT is comprised of both verbal and nonverbal questions, measuring a student’s ability to cope with school learning tasks. In all, there are 21 different question types on the OLSAT. On the test, students will need to:

  • Follow directions
  • Detect likenesses and differences
  • Recall words and numbers
  • Classify items
  • Establish sequences
  • Solve arithmetic problems
  • Complete analogies

The OLSAT is used specifically to measure abilities related to success in school, testing critical thinking and reasoning skills. The OLSAT is intended to test memory, speed of thought and ability to see relationships and patterns.

Below are the types of questions asked in the OLSAT:

Verbal Nonverbal
Verbal Comprehension Pictorial Reasoning
Following Directions Picture Classification
Antonyms Picture Analogies
Sentence Completion Picture Series
Sentence Arrangement Figural Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning Figural Classification
Aural Reasoning Figural Analogies
Arithmetic Reasoning Pattern Matrix
Logical Selection Figural Series
Word/Letter Matrix Quantitative Reasoning
Verbal Analogies Number Series
Verbal Classification Numeric Inference
Inference Number Matrix