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.

 

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


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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Daughter

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:

Find the wrong number in the series.

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

A) 31 B) 15
C) 56 D) 91
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 91

Explanation:

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

This is clearly , +12, +22, +32, +42, +52,+62 

Here 35 is wrong, So our wrong number is 91

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Q:

In a certain code, MONKEY is written as XDJMNL. How is TIGER written in that code ?

A) SHFDQ B) HFDSQ
C) RSAFD D) QDFHS
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) QDFHS

Explanation:

The letter of the word are written in a reverse order and then each letter is moved one step backward to obtain the code.

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A woman introduces a man as the son of the brother of her mother. How is the man, related to the woman ? 

A) Nephew B) Son
C) Cousin D) Uncle to Grandson
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Cousin

Explanation:

Brother of mother — Uncle: Uncle's son — Cousin

 

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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: 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:

Sam ranked 9th from the top and 38th from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in the class ?

A) 45 B) 47
C) 46 D) 48
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 46

Explanation:

Number of students in class = (8 + 1 + 37) = 46

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Rasik walked 20 m towards north. Then he turned right and walks 30 m. Then he turns right and walks 35 m. Then he turns left and walks 15 m. Finally he turns left and walks 15 m. In which direction and how many metres is he from the starting position?

A) 15 m West B) 30 m East
C) 30 m West D) 45 m East
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 45 m East

Explanation:

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Pointing to a lady, a man said, "The son of her only brother is the brother of my wife." How is the lady related to the man ? 

A) Mother's sister B) Grandmother
C) Mother-in-law D) Sister of father-in-law
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Sister of father-in-law

Explanation:

Brother of my wife — My brother.in-law; Son of lady's brother is the brother-in-law of the man. 

So lady's brother is man's father-in-law

i.e., the lady is the sister of man's father-in-law. 

 

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