# Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions

## What is Verbal Reasoning: Mental Ability ?

Verbal Reasoning - 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. Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability Questions encloses wide range of topics: verbal reasoning (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.

## What Topics Are Included In Mental Ability Test ?

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.

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• #### Verification of Truth of the statement

Q:

Arrange these words in alphabetical order and tick the one that comes last

1. Abandon  2. Actuate  3. Accumulate  4. Acquit   5. Achieve

 A) Actuate B) Accumulate C) Acquit D) Achieve

Explanation:

First letters are common. Second letters are:b, c, c, c, c. One of the four words having c is the last word. Let us see the third letters now ,there are: t, c, q, h. Clearly t is the last. Hence Actuate is the last word.

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Q:

Find the wrong number in the series.

1, 2, 6, 15, 31, 56, 91

 A) 31 B) 15 C) 56 D) 91

Explanation:

The difference of the two consecutive numbers are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 35.

This is clearly ,

Here 35 is wrong, So our wrong number is 91

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Q:

What should come next in the following letter sequence?

A A B A B C A B C D A B C D E A B C D

 A) A B) E C) C D) B

Explanation:

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Q:

How many 4's are there preceded by 7 but not followed by 3?

5  9  3  2  1  7  4  2  6  9  7  4  6  1  3  2  8  7  4  1  3  8  3  2  5  6  7  4  3  9  5  8  2  0  1  8  7  4  6  3

 A) Four B) Three C) Six D) Five

Explanation:

7  4  2

7  4  6

7  4  1

7  4  6

Only at these placees 4 is preceded by 7 but not followed by 3

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B M N G O P C Q R H S T F L U V W X Y A K Z D I E J

Counting from left if it is possible to make a meaningful word from the third and fifth letters from left, using each at least twice and third letter from right in sequence, only once , write the first letter of the word as your answer. If more than one such word can be formed write "M" as your answer, and if no word can be formed write 'X' as your answer.

 A) M B) X C) O D) I

Explanation:

Specified letters from the left are N and O , and the letter from the right is I.

With these letters , according to the conditions given in the question , one Word ONION can be formed. Clearly , first letter of this word is O.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

If the second half of the English alphabet is reversed then which letter will be 4th to the right of 20th letter from the right?

 A) U B) K C) E D) F

Explanation:

4th to the right of 20th letter from the right means (20 - 4 =) 16th from the right.

16th letter from the right = (26 - 16 + 1 =) 11th from the left, i.e K

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Q:

If South-East becomes North, North-East becomes West and so on. What will West become?

 A) North-East B) North-West C) South-East D) South-West

Explanation:

It is clear from the diagrams that new name of West will become South-East.

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Q:

Pointing to a person, a man said to a woman, "His mother is the only daughter of your father." How was the woman related to the person ?

 A) Aunt B) Mother C) Wife D) Daughter