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:

Pointing to a person, a man said to a woman, "His mother is the only daughter of your father." How was the woman related to the person ? 

A) Aunt B) Mother
C) Wife D) Daughter
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Aunt

Explanation:

Daughter of your father — Your sister. So, the person's mother is woman's sister or the woman is person's aunt. 

 

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A girl introduced a boy as the son of' the daughter of the father of her uncle. The boy is girl's 

A) Brother B) Son
C) Uncle D) Son-in-law
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Brother

Explanation:

Daughter of uncle's father — Uncle's sister — Mother;

Mother's son — Brother 

 

 

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Q:

S L U A Y J V E I O N Q G Z B D R H

 

What will come in place of question (?) mark in the following series :

LA  UJ  YI  EG  ?

A) ZH B) IB
C) NR D) QH
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) QH

Explanation:

The first letter follows  +1, +2, +3, +4, ....

The second letter follows +2, +3, +4, +5,....

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B M N G O P C Q R H S T F L U V W X Y A K Z D I E J

 

Counting from left if it is possible to make a meaningful word from the third and fifth letters from left, using each at least twice and third letter from right in sequence, only once , write the first letter of the word as your answer. If more than one such word can be formed write "M" as your answer, and if no word can be formed write 'X' as your answer.

A) M B) X
C) O D) I
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) O

Explanation:

Specified letters from the left are N and O , and the letter from the right is I.

 

With these letters , according to the conditions given in the question , one Word ONION can be formed. Clearly , first letter of this word is O. 

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Q:

If Z = 52 and ACT = 48, then BAT will be equal to

A) 39 B) 41
C) 44 D) 46
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: 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

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If ROSE is coded as 6821, CHAIR is coded as 73456 and PREACH is coded as 961473, what will be the code for SEARCH ?

A) 246173 B) 214673
C) 214763 D) 216473
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 214673

Explanation:

 The alphabets are coded as shown :

 

R O SE C H A I P6  8  2  1  7 3  4 5 9

 

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

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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:

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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