# 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:

In a family, there are six members A, B, C, D, E and F.

A and B are a married couple, A being the male member. D is the only son of C, who is the brother of A. E is the sister of D. B is the daughter-in-law of F, whose husband has died. How is E related to C ?

 A) Sister B) Daughter C) Cousin D) Mother

Explanation:

A is a male and married to B. So, A is the husband and B is the wife. C is the brother of A. D is the son of C. E. who is the sister of D will be the daughter of C. B is the daughter-in-law of F whose husband has died means F is the mother of A.

Clearly. E is the daughter of C.

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Q:

In a row of boys, If A who is 10th from the left and B who is 9th from the right interchange their positions, A becomes 15th from the left. How many boys are there in the row ?

 A) 23 B) 31 C) 27 D) 28

Explanation:

Clearly, A’s new position is 15th from the left. But this is the same as B’s earlier position which is 9th from the right.

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Q:

S L U A Y J V E I O N Q G Z B D R H

What will come in place of question (?) mark in the following series :

LA  UJ  YI  EG  ?

 A) ZH B) IB C) NR D) QH

Explanation:

The first letter follows  +1, +2, +3, +4, ....

The second letter follows +2, +3, +4, +5,....

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Q:

A girl introduced a boy as the son of' the daughter of the father of her uncle. The boy is girl's

 A) Brother B) Son C) Uncle D) Son-in-law

Explanation:

Daughter of uncle's father — Uncle's sister — Mother;

Mother's son — Brother

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Q:

Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. which one does not belong to that group?

1. Tooth    2. Chin    3. Nose    4. Ear     5. Eye

All others have two vowels each

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Q:

In a certain code language,

'134' means 'good and tasty';

'478' means 'see good pictures'  and

'729' means 'pictures are faint'.

Which of the following digits stands for 'see'?

 A) 9 B) 2 C) 1 D) 8

Explanation:

Justification:

In the first and second statements, the common code digit is '4' and the common word is 'good'.

So, '4' stands for 'good'.
In the second and third statements, the  common code digit is '7' and the common word is 'pictures'.
So, '7' means 'pictures'.
Thus, in the second statements, '8' means 'see'.

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Q:

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.

Which letter is in the middle of 13th letter from the left and 4th letter from the right?

 A) R B) I C) J D) S

Explanation:

Find out the positions of both the letters from the left and divide the sum of the positions of both the letters from the left by 2. Here 13+23=36. Now divide 36 by 2 , i.e 18. Hence R is the required letter.

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Q:

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 first half of English alphabet is reversed and the second half of the English alphabet is left undisturbed then which letter will be 10th to the left of 16th letter from the left?

 A) H B) F C) Z D) U