## Logic Training for your Case Interview Practice

**Why Logic Training?**

When you start with your case interview practice you will realize quickly how challenging this special interview type can be. To successfully crack a case you need more than business know-how and a strong affinity for numbers. Analytic skills and outstanding logical reasoning abilities are equally important to ace your case interviews and, thus, to land your dreamjob in consulting.

Specific and intensive training of your logical skills may help you develop useful strategies to solve even complex problems which you might encounter during your case interviews.

Additionally, logic training is a great way to prepare for online aptitude tests which are often part of the hiring process at leading consultancies. The targeted use of online aptitude tests, e.g. Matrices Tests, allows your future employer to test your logical reasonig ability even before the first case interview.

To successfully crack online pre-assessments, which are usually very demanding, it is crucial to work through the questions as quickly and systematically as possible. Practice with our PrepLounge Matrices Tests and learn how to tackle even complex problems quickly and smoothly without losing precious time.

**Logic Training with Matrices Tests**

Matrices Tests assess a person‘s logical reasoning abilty. The user‘s task is to find patterns and rules in a given but incomplete matrix and to complete this matrix logically correct according to the identified rules and patterns.

The Matrices Tests that you can find here on PrepLounge are classic 3x3 matrices, i.e. with 3 rows and 3 columns, which can be frequently found in the recruiting processes of leading consulting firms.

For all 6 Matrices Tests developed by eleven-time mental arithmetic world championin Dr. Dr. Gert Mittring your task is to choose the correct answer out of 6 possible answers to complete the matrix logically correct. Therefore it‘s neccesary to carefully look at the existing matrix in order to identify patterns and rules which will lead you towards the right solution. Always bear in mind that patterns can not only appear horizontally, but also vertically or even diagonally. In any case, there is always a unique solution for each matrix.

The difficulty of the tests slightly increases from test to test, meaning that test 1 is the easiest one whereas test 6 is quite challenging. Therefore we recommend to start by solving the easier tests first to improve your logic skills step by step.

Don‘t worry if you won‘t be able to crack the test at the first try. Logical reasoning ability can be trained, but this may need some time. Just go through the tests again and again until it gets easier. So why don‘t you start with your logic training today to get up to speed?

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### Question 1/6

### Question 1/6:

#### Find patterns and rules...

#### ...and identify the correct square

##### Your answer is correct

##### Your answer is wrong, the correct solution is answer A

Solution:

- The number of „+“ signs in each field decreases by one from left to right. so that there won‘t be any „+“ signs left in the correct answer.
- The circle in the middle fills with each 90° rotation. After the circle is fully filled for the first time, the circle continues to fill with a new pattern, whereby the new and the old pattern overlap. Therefore the circle in the correct answer has to be fully filled with the new pattern.
- The only answer that fulfills both conditions is answer A.

### Question 2/6

### Question 2/6:

#### Find patterns and rules...

#### ...and identify the correct square

##### Your answer is correct

##### Your answer is wrong, the correct solution is answer E

Solution:

- The „+“ sign moves clockwise from left to right, meaning that the „+“ sign has to be in the upper right corner in the correct answer.
- The arrow rotates counterclockwise from left to right, so that the arrow has to point diagonally downwards in the correct answer.
- From left to right the triangle points alternately downwards and upwards, so that it has to point downwards in the correct answer.
- The only answer that fulfills all 3 conditions is E.

### Question 3/6

### Question 3/6:

#### Find patterns and rules...

#### ...and identify the correct square

##### Your answer is correct

##### Your answer is wrong, the correct solution is answer F

Solution:

- and alternate from left to right, so that the correct answer must include .
- The emoticon alternately moves from left to right, meaning that the emoticon has to be in the bottom left corner in the correct answer.
- In each row the heart occurs exactly once and the star occurs exactly twice in the upper right corner. This means that in the correct answer the heart hast to occur.
- Each pattern of the circle in the upper left corner occurs exactly once in each row. Consequently, the correct answer has to include .
- Only answer F fulfills all 4 conditions.

### Question 4/6

### Question 4/6:

#### Find patterns and rules...

#### ...and identify the correct square

##### Your answer is correct

##### Your answer is wrong, the correct solution is answer B

Solution:

- Each emoticon () occurs exactly once per row. The correct answer therefore contains the smiling emoticon.
- In each row the orientation of the heart icon (upwards or downwards) is the same in each field, meaning that the heart in the correct answer has to point downwards.
- The figure bottom left builds up from left to right in the following order:
- The figure bottom left reduces from left to right in reverse order. This means that in the correct answer there have to be the same figures bottom left and bottom right, i.e.
- Only answer B fulfills all 4 conditions.

### Question 5/6

### Question 5/6:

#### Find patterns and rules...

#### ...and identify the correct square

##### Your answer is correct

##### Your answer is wrong, the correct solution is answer D

Solution:

- In each column, the figures complement each other top down.
- In more detail, this means that elements that would overlap when the upper two fields would lie on top of each other disappear in the last field of the column. On the other hand elements that only occur in one of the two upper fields appear in the last field.
- Only answer D fulfills this condition.
- The line shown in red disappears because it occurs in field 1 and 2 (answer D) of the first column. The line shown in green only occurs in field 2 (answer D) and therefore appears in the last column.

### Question 6/6

### Question 6/6:

#### Find patterns and rules...

#### ...and identify the correct square

##### Your answer is correct

##### Your answer is wrong, the correct solution is answer C

Solution:

- moves clockwise from corner to corner, meaning that is has to appear bottom right in the correct answer.
- moves clockwise from corner to corner within the bigger square, meaning that it has to appear in the upper left corner of the bigger square in the correct answer.
- In each row the big square moves from the right to the middle and then to the left. Its vertical position remains constant.
- Only answer C fulfills all 3 conditions