PTCS® Practice Test
2024 Edition
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Below are the six domains tested by the NBCC on the NCE:
 Professional Practice & Ethics
 Intake Assessment and Diagnosis
 Areas of Clinical Focus
 Treatment Planning
 Counseling Skills and Interventions
 Core Counseling Attributes
Covering the Eight CACREP Common Core Areas:
 Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
 Social and Cultural Diversity
 Human Growth and Development
 Career Development
 Counseling and Helping Relationships
 Group Counseling and Group Work
 Assessment and Testing
 Research and Program Evaluation
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1. 
Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern or rule?










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2. 
Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded?










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3. 
Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded?










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4. 
Look at the shapes on top. They are alike in some way and so they belong together. Choose one shape from the bottom row that belongs with the figures on top.










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5. 
Point to the picture that shows a rocket that is about to land on the moon.










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6. 
Look at the lunch at the beginning of the row. It shows Ali's lunch. She has a sandwich, a cookie, a banana and a glass of chocolate milk. She wasn't very hungry today so she ate half her sandwich, a bite of her cookie, half her banana, and she drank her chocolate milk. Mark the picture that shows what she ate?










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7. 
Point to the picture that shows this: There is a number inside of a circle










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8. 
Look at the shapes in the boxes across the rows and up and down the columns. Do you see how they are related to each other? Can you find the answer that goes in the empty box so the designs inside the rows and columns follow a pattern or rule?










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9. 
Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded?










Incorrect answer. Please choose another answer.




10. 
Take a look at the pictures across the top. They show a piece of square paper being folded. Then, one or more holes are punched in the folded piece of paper. Can you point to the answer that shows what the square piece of paper will look like when it is unfolded?










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11. 
Look at the shapes on top. They are alike in some way and so they belong together. Choose one shape from the bottom row that belongs with the figures on top.










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12. 
Point to the picture that shows a rocket that is about to land on the moon.










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13. 
Look at first box of numbers. In the boxes that follow, point to the box where the 1 and the 3 switched places with the 2 and the 4.










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14. 
Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together?










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15. 
Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together?










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16. 
Do you see these 4 boxes? In the top row the pictures go together in a certain way. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which of the 4 pictures on the side goes with the picture in the bottom box the same way the 2 pictures in the top row go together?










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17. 
Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together?










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18. 
Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together?










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19. 
Do you see these 3 rows of boxes with designs inside? In the top row the designs go together in a certain way. In the second row, the designs go together in the same way as the designs in the top row. Now look at the bottom row. Do you see the empty box? Which one of the 4 designs goes with the bottom 2 designs the same way the designs in the top 2 rows go together?










Incorrect answer. Please choose another answer.
