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 series of diagrams and find the odd one out, or the next in the sequence. Below is an example of a non-verbal reasoning question.
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. Below is an example of a verbal reasoning question.
Essentially, verbal reasoning works with words and non-verbal reasoning works with pictures and diagrams.