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:

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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 182

Explanation:

The given series follows a logic that

11 x 12, 12 x 13, 13 x 14, 14 x 15, 15 x 16,...

So the missing number is 13 x 14 = 182

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Arrange these words in alphabetical order and tick the one that comes last

1. Abandon  2. Actuate  3. Accumulate  4. Acquit   5. Achieve

A) Actuate B) Accumulate
C) Acquit D) Achieve
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Actuate

Explanation:

First letters are common. Second letters are:b, c, c, c, c. One of the four words having c is the last word. Let us see the third letters now ,there are: t, c, q, h. Clearly t is the last. Hence Actuate is the last word. 

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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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If South-East becomes North, North-East becomes West and so on. What will West become?

A) North-East B) North-West
C) South-East D) South-West
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) South-East

Explanation:

 

It is clear from the diagrams that new name of West will become South-East.

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Q:

What should come next in the following letter sequence?

A A B A B C A B C D A B C D E A B C D

A) A B) E
C) C D) B
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) E

Explanation:
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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 23

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:

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

Answer

Answer : (2)


All others have two vowels each

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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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