CCAT Grade 4


Is your 4th grader taking the CCAT soon? Learn all about the test, try some free sample questions, and start preparing with our CCAT Grade 4 (Level 10) online course.

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Elm Academy’s Online CCAT Course

Our CCAT Grade 4 Course offers:

  • 266 total practice questions
    • 1 full-length test (176 questions)
    • 9 quizzes (90 questions)
  • 9 detailed lessons covering each question type
  • Thorough explanations for every question
  • Parent guide with recommended study schedules & tips
  • Instant online access via desktop, smartphone, or tablet
  • 1-year license

For a more basic practice experience, check out our discounted Last Minute CCAT course:

CCAT Grade 4 – Last Minute Prep

Read on to learn more about the features of our CCAT courses.

Realistic CCAT Practice Tests

The best way to get your child ready for the CCAT is to take realistic, timed, full-length tests. Doing so will allow your child to become comfortable with the question types so that they aren’t surprised when they see them on test day. The CCAT in particular has many unique question types that would likely confuse your child if they are seeing them for the first time.

Full-length tests also help your child get used to working under the pressure of the limited administration time. Experiencing a realistic practice test will make taking the real test a less stressful experience for your child, and will allow them to perform to the best of their abilities.

Course Structure & Study Schedule

All too often, test prep companies will sell you a book or an online test and leave you to figure out the rest. Young children, and their parents, often struggle when faced with preparing for such a daunting test without any guidance or instruction.

To address this, we’ve included a parent guide with recommended study schedules and study tips to guide you and your child through the course. These will be the first things you see when accessing your account.

Detailed Lessons & Quizzes

The course includes 9 lessons, one for each specific question type that appears on the CCAT. These lessons will allow them to spend time becoming familiar with each of the unique question types, reviewing specific concepts that show up frequently on the test. Lessons are followed by a 10-question quiz to review the specific question type that was just covered.

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About the CCAT 4th Grade

The CCAT, or Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test, is a standardized multiple choice test that is frequently used to assess children for gifted and talented or other advanced school programs.

The basics:

  • 176 total questions
  • 3 batteries with 3 subtests each
  • 90 minutes administration time
  • Paper-and-pencil or online

The CCAT is divided by age level. This means that the CCAT Level 10 is designed for children who are 10 years old. Since this age often corresponds with being in grade 4, schools will often administer the CCAT Level 10 to all 4th graders. 

The CCAT Level 10 consists of three separate sections, called batteries: the Verbal Battery, Quantitative Battery, and Nonverbal Battery. Each battery includes three subtests, meaning that in total there are nine subtests. Schools may choose to administer all three batteries, or only administer one or two of them at a time. In total, the three batteries add up to 176 questions. 

The table below breaks down the three batteries into their three subtests:

Quantitative Battery Verbal Battery Nonverbal Battery
Number Puzzles Sentence Completion  Figure Matrices
Number Series Verbal Analogies Figure Classification
Number Analogies Verbal Classification  Paper Folding




Free CCAT Sample Questions

Try out a few free CCAT 4th grade sample questions below to see what the test questions look like. Since the test is very similar to the American CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), you can also view these questions in our CogAT 4th Grade Free Sample Course:

CogAT 4th Grade (Free)

Number Puzzles

12 = ? ÷ 8

a. 108

b. 88

c. 98

d. 96

e. 104

Answer: The correct answer is 96. To solve this question, we need to get the question mark by itself. To do this, multiply both sides by 8:

12 x 8 = ? ÷ 8 x 8

12 x 8 = ?

96 = ?

Number Series


41   45.6   38.6   43.2   36.2   ?

a. 29.2

b. 39.8

c. 40.8

d. 42.8

e. 41.4

Answer: The correct answer is 40.8. There are two patterns in this question. First, 4.6 is added from the first number to the second (41 + 4.6 = 45.6). Then, 7 is subtracted (45.6 – 7 = 38.6). This pattern then repeats (38.6 + 4.6 = 43.2). Continuing this pattern, the correct answer will be 36.2 + 4.6, which is 40.8.


Number Analogies


[8 → 56]  [10 → 70]  [12 → ?]

a. 84

b. 96

c. 77

d. 74

e. 80

Answer: The correct answer is 84. The first pair of numbers is 8 and 56. The relationship is that 56 is 8 multiplied by 7 (8 x 7 = 56). The second pair of numbers is 10 and 70, and we have the same relationship here: 70 is 10 multiplied by 7 (10 x 7 = 70). The last pair of numbers must also follow the same pattern, meaning that the missing number will be 12 multiplied by 7, giving us 84 (12 x 7 = 84).

Sentence Completion


Despite his best attempts, trying to train his puppy proved _____ as the adolescent canine continued chewing on all the furniture.

a. successful

b. furious

c. effective

d. lazy

e. futile

Answer: The correct answer is futile, which means pointless or having no result or effect. Notice the word despite, which is a linking word. This tells us that even with his “best attempts”, he was unable to have any success training his dog.

Verbal Analogies


humble → arrogant :: → ancient

a. modest

b. modern

c. pompous

d. antique

e. classical

Answer: The correct answer is modern. Humble and arrogant are antonyms, since they have opposite meanings. Ancient and modern are also antonyms.

Verbal Classification

The three words in the top row are like each other in some way. Which word from the choices below goes best with the words in the top row?

quarter   nickel   penny

a. money

b. cent

c. change

d. dime

e. coin

Answer: The correct answer is dime. These are all American coins.

Figure Matrices


CogAT 4th Grade Figure Matrices


The correct answer is the third option. In the top row, there are four shapes in the first box: a large grey square, two small white circles, and a small blue pentagon. In the second box, each of these shapes has changed. First, the large grey square becomes two smaller grey squares which move to the top left and bottom right corners. Second, the two white circles become one larger white circle. Third, the pentagon does not move or change size, but it changes colors from blue to green and rotates upside down. Notice that the layering of the shapes stays the same as well: the grey squares remain in the back, with the white circles in the middle and the pentagon in front.

The bottom row will have the same pattern. This means the large blue circle will become two smaller blue circles, the two smaller yellow triangles will become one larger yellow triangle, and the purple heart will stay the same size but will rotate upside down and change colors. The layering will stay the same as well, meaning that the circles will be in the back, the triangle will be in the middle, and the heart will be in the front.

Figure Classification

The three pictures in the top row are like each other in some way. Which picture in the bottom row goes best with the pictures in the top row?


CogAT 4th Grade Figure Classification

Answer: The correct answer is the second option. All of these figures have only three shapes, where one shape is white, one is grey, and one is spotted.

Paper Folding

CogAT 4th Grade Paper Folding

Answer: The correct answer is the fifth option. Look at how the paper is folded. First it is folded in half horizontally. Then, it is folded in half again vertically. Then the triangle and the quarter of a circle are cut out. Since the quarter circle is cut out along the folded lines, it will not form a new shape when it is unfolded, but will form a larger circle in the middle of the paper. There will be four triangles, with the two on top being mirrored upside down.

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Preparing for the CCAT is an important step towards getting your child into a gifted and talented program. Start practicing with our comprehensive course that includes a detailed lesson and quiz for each of the 9 question types, a full-length practice test, and a helpful parent guide with study tips and recommended study schedules.

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