Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions

What is Verbal Reasoning: Mental Ability ?

General Mental ability is one of the common topics found in most of the entrance exams. Mental ability tests our level at which we learn things, understands instructions and solve problems. Mental ability encloses wide range of topics: verbal (vocabulary and missing letters), Arithmetic reasoning, Blood relations, Analogy, classifications, coding and decoding, Data sufficiency, Missing characters, logical sequences, series, numbers, spontaneous reaction tests, verification of truth statements, Venn diagrams, mathematical operations, direction sense test, statements and arguments, assumption tests and more.

Verbal reasoning (mental ability) questions are found commonly in competitive exams and entrance tests of APPSC Group 1 and Group2, UPSC ( Civil services,CPF(CA) ), TNPC(VAO, Group1, Group2), HPAS, WBCS, AP SI Selection process, NDA, IBPS and other Bank Exams, CAT, MAT, GMAT and other MBA entrance exams, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IT and Non IT Placement papers.

Mental ability questions should be solved by cracking logic behind them. One can gain that logical thinking by thorough practice of number of questions in different patterns, good command in vocabulary, good command in maths numbers and formulas and good understanding abilities.

We have a large database of questions for you to practice on verbal reasoning (mental ability). You can expect these questions in most of the competitive exams.

• Verification of Truth of the statement

Q:

Arrange the words given below in a meaningful sequence.

1.Presentation  2.Recommendation  3. Arriva  4.Discussion  5.Introduction

 A) 5, 3, 4, 1, 2 B) 3, 5, 4, 2, 1 C) 3, 5, 1, 4, 2 D) 5, 3, 1, 2, 4

Explanation:

The correct order is :

Arrival   Introduction   Presentation   Discussion  Recommendation

3                    5                        1                    4                       2

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Q:

There is a certain relation between two given words on one side of : : and one word is given on another side of : : while another word is to be found from the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the given pair has.

Select the best alternative. Seismography : Earthquake : : Taseometer : ?

 A) Landslides B) Strains C) Resistances D) Volcanoes

Explanation:

Seismography is an instrument to measure the intensity of an earthquake.
Similarly, taseometer is an instrument to measure strains.

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Q:

A is B's sister. C is B's mother. D is C's father. E is D's mother. Then, how is A related to D?

 A) Grandfather B) Grandmother C) Daughter D) Granddaughter

Explanation:

A is the sister of B and B is the daughter of C.

So, A is the daughter of C. Also, D is the father of C.

So, A is the granddaughter of D.

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Q:

How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 421579368 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when they are arranged in ascending order?

 A) None B) One C) Two D) Three

Explanation:

Given Number:     4  2  1  5  7  9  3  6  8

Ascending order:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

Hence the required pairs are  $\inline \underline{49},\underline{12}\; \; and \; \; \underline{16}$

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Q:

How many pairs of letters in the word 'CHAIRS' have as many letters between them in the word as in the alphabet?

 A) 2 B) 3 C) 1 D) 4

$\inline \underline{C}H\underline{A}$                            $\inline \underline{C}B\underline{A}$
$\inline \underline{R}\; \underline{S}$                               $\inline \underline{R}\; \underline{S}$