A question we have often been asked is “What are the type of Verbal Reasoning Questions for my LEA/School”. And if you do a quick search you will find a lot of sites out there offering advice and suggestions on just that. But irrespective of what these sites (or tutors) claim, and would have you believe, there is no straightforward or easy answer to these Eleven Plus questions. Most material providers and publishers classify their Verbal Reasoning questions into 21 distinct types. Although the classification is generally the same, depending on where you look and whom you ask, the numbering scheme varies. We have also found at least 3 sources claiming to be “the first ones to classify” these questions
The table below provides a list of “Standard VR Questions” used on 11 Plus DIY.
The last type is the “Catch-All” and generally includes Logic questions where the student has to read the question and comprehend the logic before answering. You can find examples of each type separately on our Free Downloads section. But the question still remains on how relevant this breakdown and question types are and can you prepare your child only for these types. The answer is a resounding No! There is no guarantee that these are the only types that your school will include in the exams. So the best strategy is to try and practice as many as different types as possible.