Non Verbal Reasoning Questions


What is Non Verbal reasoning?

 

The term 'non verbal' indicates 'does not involve any language'. Non verbal reasoning is a test that involves ability to understand, interpret and analyse the visual data and solve problems using visual reasoning. The questions in Non verbal appear in diagrammatic and pictorial form .so, these tests can also be called as diagrammatic or abstract reasoning tests. Non verbal reasoning test includes identifying relationships, finding series, Image analysis, finding similarities and differences between shapes and patterns, identifying errors and inconsistencies in a large variety of topics as series, pattern completion, Image analysis, paper folding, cubes and dice, mirror images, classifications, shape construction, figure matrix, dots analysis, grouping of images, paper cutting, analytical reasoning and more.

 

Non verbal reasoning skills show one's general intelligence and ability to learn new things. We do find non verbal reasoning questions in many Entrance tests, competitive exams and placement interviews. Usually reasoning questions are found in Entrance exams, UPSC exams, PSC exams, bank exams, MBA exams and other tests to calculate one's critical thinking abilities. One can easily solve Non verbal reasoning with logical thinking, quick analysing abilities and thorough practice.

 

We have a large database of questions on Non Verbal reasoning for you to practice and score high.


Q:

Find the number of triangles in the given figure.

A) 28 B) 32
C) 36 D) 40
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 36

Explanation:

  

The simplest triangles are AML, LRK, KWD, DWJ, JXI, IYC, CYH, HTG, GOB, BOF, FNE and EMA i.e. 12 in number.

The triangles composed of two components each are AEL, KDJ, HIC and FBG i.e. 4 in number.

The triangles composed of three components each are APF, EQB, BQH, GVC, CVJ, IUD, DUL and KPA i.e. 8 in number.

The triangles composed of six components each are ASB, BSG, CSD, DSA, AKF, EBH, GGJ and IDL i.e. 8 in number.

The triangles composed of twelve components each are ADB, ABC, BCD and CDA i.e. 4 in number.

Total number of triangles in the figure = 12 + 4 + 8 + 8 + 4 = 36.

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Q:

Count the number of cubes in the given figure.

A) 130 B) 132
C) 138 D) 140
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 140

Explanation:

In the figure, there are

 

5 columns containing 4 cubes each;

 

33 columns containing 3 cubes each;

 

9 columns containing 2 cubes each and 3 columns containing 1 cube each.

 

 Total Number of cubes = ( 5 x 4) + (33 x 3) + (9 x 2) + (3 x 1) = 20 + 99 + 18 + 3 = 140

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Q:

Find the minimum number of straight lines required to make the given figure.

A) 11 B) 14
C) 16 D) 17
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 14

Explanation:

  

The horizontal lines are AK, BJ, CI, DH and EG i.e. 5 in number.

The vertical lines are AE, LF and KG i.e. 3 in number.

The slanting lines are LC, CF, FI, LI, EK and AG i.e. 6 in number.

Thus, there are 5 + 3 + 6 = 14 straight lines in the figure.

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Q:

How many dots are there on the dice face opposite the one with three dots?

A) 2 B) 4
C) 5 D) 6
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 5

Explanation:

From figures (i), (ii) and (iv), we conclude that 6, 4,1 and 2 dots appear adjacent to 3 dots. Clearly, there will be 5 dots on the face opposite the face with 3 dots.

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There are eight poets, namely, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H in respect of whom questions are being asked in the examination. The first four are ancient poets and the last four are modern poets. The question on ancient and modern poets is being asked in alternate years. Those who like H also like G, those who like D like C also. The examiner who sets question is not likely to ask question on D because he has written an article on him. But he likes D. Last year a question was asked on F. Considering these facts, on whom the question is most likely to be asked this year ?

Answer

Answer : C


Explanation : 


Since the examiner likes D, it means he must like C also, since the question states that those who like D like C also.


Since last year a question was asked on F, who is a modern poet, this year a question will be asked on an ancient poet which means A,B,C or D


Now the examiner is not likely to ask question on D because he has written an article on him. So he will ask the question on C since he likes C as well

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Q:

What is the number of triangles that can be formed whose vertices are the vertices of an octagon but have only one side common with that of octagon?

A) 64 B) 32
C) 24 D) 16
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 32

Explanation:

  

 

When the triangles are drawn in an octagon with vertices same as those of the octagon and having one side common to that of the octagon, the figure will appear as shown in (Fig. 1).

 

   

 

Now, we shall first consider the triangles having only one side AB common with octagon ABCDEFGH and having vertices common with the octagon (See Fig. 2).Such triangles are ABD, ABE, ABF and ABG i.e. 4 in number.

 

 

 

Similarly, the triangles having only one side BC common with the octagon and also having vertices common with the octagon are BCE, BCF, BCG and BCH (as shown in Fig. 3). i.e. There are 4 such triangles.

 

This way, we have 4 triangles for each side of the octagon. Thus, there are 8 x 4 = 32 such triangles.

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What is the number of straight lines and the number of triangles in the given figure.

A) 10 straight lines and 34 triangles B) 9 straight lines and 34 triangles
C) 9 straight lines and 36 triangles D) 10 straight lines and 36 triangles
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 9 straight lines and 36 triangles

Explanation:

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The Horizontal lines are DF and BC i.e. 2 in number.

The Vertical lines are DG, AH and FI i.e. 3 in number.

The Slanting lines are AB, AC, BF and DC i.e. 4 in number.

Thus, there are 2 + 3 + 4 = 9 straight lines in the figure.

Now, we shall count the number of triangles in the figure.

The simplest triangles are ADE, AEF, DEK, EFK, DJK, FLK, DJB, FLC, BJG and LIC i.e. 10 in number.

The triangles composed of two components each are ADF, AFK, DFK, ADK, DKB, FCK, BKH, KHC, DGB and FIC i.e. 10 in number.

The triangles composed of three components each are DFJ and DFL i.e. 2 in number.

The triangles composed of four components each are ABK, ACK, BFI, CDG, DFB, DFC and BKC i.e. 7 in number.

The triangles composed of six components each are ABH, ACH, ABF, ACD, BFC and CDB i.e. 6 in number.

There is only one triangle i.e. ABC composed of twelve components.

There are 10 + 10 + 2 + 7 + 6+ 1 = 36 triangles in the figure.

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Q:

Select a suitable figure from the four alternatives that would complete the figure matrix.

A) 1 B) 2
C) 3 D) 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 3

Explanation:

The third figure in each row comprises of parts which are not common to the first two figures.

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