# 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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Q:

Arrange the words given below in a meaningful sequence.

1.Presentation  2.Recommendation  3. Arrival  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:

In a certain code language COMPUTER is written as RFUVQNPC. How will MEDICINE be written in that code language?

 A) MFEDJJOE B) EOJDEJFM C) MFEJDJOE D) EOJDJEFM

Explanation:

- There are 8 letters in the word.

- The coded word can be obtained by taking the immediately following letters of word, expect the first and the last letters of the given word but in the reverse order. That means, in the coded form the first and the last letters have been interchanged while the remaining letters are coded by taking their immediate next letters in the reverse order.

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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 in this alphabet is the eighth letter to the right of the letter and  which is tenth letter to the left of the last but one letter of the alphabet?

 A) X B) W C) I D) H

Explanation:

In the given alphabet, last but one letter of alphabet is Y.

10th letter to the left of Y is O

8th letter to the right of O is W

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Q:

How many pairs of letters are there in the word " CASTRAPHONE" which have as many letters between them in the word as in the alphabet?

 A) 3 B) 4 C) 5 D) 6

Explanation:

Looking into the alphabets there are six such pairs namely ON, HONE, ST, TRAPHO, TRAPHON, RAP.

1. ON  - NO

2. HONE - EFGH

3. ST - ST

4. TRAPHO - OPQRST

5. TRAPHON - NOPQRST

6. RAP - PQR

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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:

Find the missing number in the series?

4, 18, ?, 100, 180, 294, 448

 A) 48 B) 50 C) 58 D) 60

Explanation:

Take a Look at this series :

$23$ - $22$ =  8 - 4 = 4

$33$ - $32$ = 27 - 9 = 18

$43$ - $42$ = 64 - 16 = 48

$53$ - $52$ = 125 - 25 = 100

$63$ - $62$ = 216 - 36 = 180

$73$ - $72$ = 343 - 49 = 294

$83$ - $82$ = 512 - 64 = 448

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Q:

Find the missing number in the following series?

3, 5, 5, 19, 7, 41, 9, ?

 A) 71 B) 61 C) 79 D) 69

Explanation:

Fiest series : 3, 5, 7, 9

Second series : 5, 19, 41, ?

Difference of Second series are 14, 22, 30 etc

Next term is 41+30 i.e equal to 71

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Q:

What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series?

132       156       ?         210          240          272

 A) 196 B) 182 C) 199 D) 204