CCAT Kindergarten


Is your kindergartner taking the CCAT? Try out some free sample questions, learn all about the test, and start practicing with our online CCAT Kindergarten (Level 5/6) Course.


Elm Academy’s Online CCAT Course

Our CCAT Kindergarten online course includes:

  • 208 total practice questions
    • 1 full-length test (118 questions)
    • 9 quizzes (90 questions)
  • 9 detailed lessons covering each question type
  • Thorough explanations for every question
  • Audio instructions for Sentence Completion questions
  • Parent guide with recommended study schedules & tips
  • Suitable for the CCAT Form 7 and the newer Form 8
  • Instant online access via desktop, smartphone, or tablet
  • 1 year license

Realistic CCAT Practice Tests

The CCAT is a test that is unique and unlike anything your child will have seen in school. It’s important for them to become familiar with the test’s question types and format so that they aren’t seeing them for the first time on test day.

Practicing with realistic, timed, full-length tests is the best way to familiarize your child with the test. Taking a full-length practice test will also prepare your child for the pressure of the test’s limited administration time. Experiencing a realistic practice test will make taking the real test an easier experience for your child, and will allow them to perform to the best of their abilities.

Course Structure & Study Schedule

Test prep companies will often provide just the practice materials, and leave children and their parents to figure out the rest. Young children may struggle when faced with preparing for a standardized test without any instruction. As parents, it’s difficult to know how to guide them through the preparation process.

We’ve designed a structured course outline that includes recommended study schedules and additional study tips to help parents and their children prepare for the test. The Parent Guide is the first step you will see when accessing your account.

Detailed Lessons & Quizzes

Our course includes one lesson for each specific question type that appears on the CCAT, for a total of 9 lessons. Lessons are followed by a short quiz to review the specific concepts covered. These lessons will allow them to become familiar with each of the CCAT’s distinct question types before the test.

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About the CCAT Kindergarten

The CCAT, or Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test, is the Canadian version of the CogAT. It is a standardized multiple choice test that is often used to assess children for gifted and talented programs.

The basics:

  • 118 total questions
  • 3 batteries with 3 subtests each
  • 2-3 hours administration time
  • Paper-and-pencil or online
  • Reading not required. Instructions on verbal section are read aloud

The CCAT is divided by age level, so the CCAT Level 5/6 is designed for children who are 5 or 6 years old. This age often corresponds to being in kindergarten, so it is often administered to all kindergarteners. Since this is the lowest level of the test, it is sometimes used to assess children who are even younger than 5 years old. 

The CCAT Level 5/6 includes three sections, called batteries: the Verbal Battery, Quantitative Battery, and Nonverbal Battery. Each battery has three subtests for a total of nine subtests. Each subtest contains one specific question type. This means the test is made up of a total of nine unique question styles. The three batteries add up to a total of 118 questions. 

Schools will often administer all three batteries at once, though they may decide to administer them separately. Check out the table below for a breakdown of each battery and its subtests:

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

Since this test is administered to very young children, the Verbal battery does not test traditional verbal abilities, such as reading and writing. Instead, it will measure critical thinking and listening abilities, as well as the ability to follow instructions. For many questions, the teacher administering the test will read instructions aloud for each question. Students will have to listen and choose the correct answer accordingly. The instructions for this section are also available to read aloud in Spanish for Spanish-speaking students. Our course includes audio instructions for these questions, currently available only in English.



Free CCAT Sample Questions

Try out our Free CogAT Kindergarten Course. The CCAT is the Canadian version of the CogAT, so it will give you a glimpse of what we offer in our CCAT online course.

You can also try these free CCAT sample questions. There are 9 questions, one for each question type.

Number Puzzles

CogAT Kindergarten Number Puzzles Free Sample
Answer: The correct answer is 2 tennis balls. In the first train, there are 4 tennis balls. In the second train, there are 2 tennis balls. We need to find how many tennis balls go in the last train car to make the two sides equal. If we add 2 tennis balls to 2 tennis balls, we get 4 tennis balls.

Number Series

CogAT Kindergarten Number Series Free Sample

Answer: The correct answer is 5 beads. From left to right, there are 2, 3, and 4 beads. This means that in each row, the number of beads increases by 1. If we continue this pattern, the next row will have 1 more than 4, which is 5 beads.

Number Analogies

CogAT Kindergarten Number Analogies Free Sample

Answer: The correct answer is the 4 triangles. In the top row, the first box has 2 circles. The second box has 4 circles, meaning 2 circles were added.

The bottom row should follow the same pattern. In the first box, there are 2 triangles. If we add 2 triangles, this will give us 4 triangles as the correct answer.

Sentence Completion

These questions will have instructions read aloud by the teacher. We have included audio files like the one below in all Sentence Completion questions in our course.

CogAT Kindergarten Sentence Completion Free Sample

Answer: The correct answer is the picture that has a cat in the middle, with one dog to its left, and one dog to its right.

Picture Analogies

CogAT Kindergarten Picture Analogies Free sample

Answer: The correct answer is the glasses. In the top row, the first picture is of an ear. The second picture is a pair of headphones. Headphones are worn on your ears.

The bottom row should follow the same pattern. The first picture shows an eye. The correct answer will be something that you wear over your eyes, making glasses the correct answer.

Picture 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 Kindergarten Picture Classification Free Sample

Answer: The correct answer is the chicken. These are all birds.

Figure Matrices

CogAT Kindergarten Figure Matrices Free Sample

Answer: The correct answer is the grey pentagon with the gold star in the middle. In the top row, the first box has a white parallelogram. In the second box, there is a similar parallelogram, except it is now grey, and a gold star has appeared in the middle.

The bottom row should follow the same pattern. In the first box, there is a white pentagon. This means the correct answer should have a pentagon that is grey and has a gold star in the middle.

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 Kindergarten Figure Classification Free Sample

Answer: The correct answer is the green triangle. These are all triangles.

Paper Folding

CogAT Kindergarten Paper Folding Free Sample

Answer: The paper is folded in half once vertically, then a heart is cut out. When it is unfolded, there will be 2 hearts on either side of where the paper was folded with a little space in between them.

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