# Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

• #### Verbal Reasoning - Mental Ability

Q:

What was the day on 15th august 1947 ?

 A) Friday B) Saturday C) Sunday D) Thursday

Explanation:

15 Aug, 1947 = (1946 years + Period from 1.1.1947 to 15.8.1947)

Odd days in 1600 years = 0

Odd days in 300 years = 1

46 years = (35 ordinary years + 11 leap years) = (35 x 1 + 11 x 2)= 57 (8 weeks + 1 day) = 1 odd day

Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr.   May.   Jun.   Jul.   Aug

( 31 + 28 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 30 + 31 + 15 ) = 227 days = (32 weeks + 3 days) = 3 odd days.

Total number of odd days = (0 + 1 + 1 + 3) = 5 odd days.

Hence, as the number of odd days = 5 , given day is Friday.

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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:

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:

How many pairs of letters in the word 'CHAIRS' have as many letters between them in the word as in the alphabet?

 A) 2 B) 3 C) 1 D) 4

Explanation:

Letters in the word           Letters in the alphabet

$RS--$                             $RS--$

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Q:

Today is Monday. After 61 days, it will be :

 A) Tuesday B) Monday C) Sunday D) Saturday

Explanation:

Each day of the week is repeated after 7 days. So, after 63 days, it will be Monday.

After 61 days, it will be Saturday.

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Q:

Seismography : Earthquake :: Taseometer : ?

 A) Landslides B) Strains C) Resistances D) Volcanoes

Explanation:

Seismography is an instrument to measure the intensity of an earthquake.

Similarly, taseometer is an instrument to measure strains.

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Q:

In an election between two candidates, one got 55% of the total valid votes, 20% of the votes were invalid. If the total number of votes was 7500, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got, was :

 A) 2500 B) 2700 C) 2900 D) 3100

Explanation:

Total number of votes = 7500

Given that 20% of Percentage votes were invalid

1st candidate got 55% of the total valid votes.

Hence the 2nd candidate should have got 45% of the total valid votes

=> Valid votes that 2nd candidate got = total valid votes x (45/100)

7500*(80/100)*(45/100) = 2700

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Q:

If in the word 'DISTURBANCE', the first letter is interchanged with the last letter, the second letter is interchanged with the tenth letter and so on, which letter would come after the letter T in the newly formed word ?

 A) S B) I C) T D) N