# 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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A) 39 | B) 41 |

C) 44 | D) 46 |

Explanation:

In the given code, A = 2, B = 4, C = 6,.... , Z = 52.

So, ACT = 2 + 6 + 40 = 48 and

BAT = 4 + 2 + 40 = 46

A) 246173 | B) 214673 |

C) 214763 | D) 216473 |

Explanation:

The alphabets are coded as shown :

$ROS\hspace{0.17em}ECHAIP\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}682173459$

So, in SEARCH,

S ia coded as 2,

E as 1,

A as 4,

R as 6,

C as 7,

H as 3.

Thus, the code for SEARCH is 214673

A) Rs. 4, Rs. 23 | B) Rs. 13, Rs. 17 |

C) Rs. 15, Rs. 14 | D) Rs. 17, Rs. 13 |

Explanation:

Let Rs. x be the fare of city B from city A and Rs. y be the fare of city C from city A.

Then, 2x + 3y = 77 ...(i) and

3x + 2y = 73 ...(ii)

Multiplying (i) by 3 and (ii) by 2 and subtracting, we get: 5y = 85 or y = 17.

Putting y = 17 in (i), we get: x = 13.

A) 15 m West | B) 30 m East |

C) 30 m West | D) 45 m East |

A) Similar | B) Homogenous |

C) Contrast | D) Alike |

Explanation:

**Vaunt -** Vaunt means to boast or to praise about something excessively.

**Flaunt -** Flaunt also means to boast about something or to praise something.

Flaunt is the synonym of the word Vaunt.

**Disparate -** Disparate means essentially different in its kind or unlike or not able to be compared.

Then the required word is the synonym of Disparate.

Here in the given options, **Contrast** is the only word which is similar in meaning of Disparate.

Hence, **Vaunt : Flaunt :: Disparate : Contrast.**

A) 27 | B) 8 |

C) 343 | D) 1381 |

Explanation:

Given series follows Cubes on Prime Numbers

i.e ${2}^{3},{3}^{3},{5}^{3},...$but ${9}^{3}$is 1331

so 1381 is wrong

A) 4 | B) 8 |

C) 2 | D) 1 |

Explanation:

Fourth to the right of the tenth from the right means (10 - 4 = )6th from the right, ie 5. But according to the queswtion, one is subtracted from each of the numbers, ie 4.

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 12, 49, 16