Please see the below chart for information on CogAT testing time, the number of items, and completion criteria. Please note that levels 5/6-8 are not timed. Levels 9-17/18 are given 10 minutes per subtest for a total testing time of 90 minutes.


An exception to this applies to students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) accommodation who are allowed extended time. Guidance from the student’s IEP should be followed where extended time is needed. Administration times may be adjusted by school-system policy for individuals or groups; responsibility for such adjustments lies with the testing program decision-maker, not the test administrators.



CogAT: How Many Questions On a Test, Time needed, and Completion Criteria
CogAT Planning and Implementation Guide. Sheet 95, Page 87
BatterySubtestNumber of ItemsMin AttemptedEstimated TimeTime Given
Level 5/6 (Grade K)




VerbalPicture Analogies14715N/A

Sentence Completion14714N/A

Picture Classification14714N/A
QuantitativeNumber Analogies14713N/A

Number Puzzles10511N/A

Number Series14714N/A
NonverbalFigure Matrices14711N/A

Paper Folding10510N/A

Figure Classification14710N/A
Level 7




VerbalPicture Analogies16813N/A

Sentence Completion16813N/A

Picture Classification16812N/A
QuantitativeNumber Analogies16813N/A

Number Puzzles12611N/A

Number Series16813N/A
NonverbalFigure Matrices16811N/A

Paper Folding12610N/A

Figure Classification16811N/A
Level 8




VerbalPicture Analogies18913N/A

Sentence Completion18914N/A

Picture Classification18913N/A
QuantitativeNumber Analogies18915N/A

Number Puzzles14715N/A

Number Series18915N/A
NonverbalFigure Matrices18913N/A

Paper Folding16811N/A

Figure Classification18913N/A
Level 9
Proctor Led
Sessions Become SelfPaced
VerbalVerbal Analogies228N/A10

Sentence Completion207N/A10

Verbal Classification207N/A10
QuantitativeNumber Analogies186N/A10

Number Puzzles166N/A10

Number Series186N/A10
NonverbalFigure Matrices207N/A10

Paper Folding166N/A10

Figure Classification207N/A10
Level 10-17/18




VerbalVerbal Analogies248N/A10

Sentence Completion207N/A10

Verbal Classification207N/A10
QuantitativeNumber Analogies186N/A10

Number Puzzles166N/A10

Number Series186N/A10
NonverbalFigure Matrices228N/A10

Paper Folding166N/A10

Figure Classification228N/A10