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:

Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A ?

A) Rs. 4, Rs. 23 B) Rs. 13, Rs. 17
C) Rs. 15, Rs. 14 D) Rs. 17, Rs. 13
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Rs. 13, Rs. 17

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.

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How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 421579368 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when they are arranged in ascending order?

A) None B) One
C) Two D) Three
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: 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

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Vaunt : Flaunt :: Disparate : ?

A) Similar B) Homogenous
C) Contrast D) Alike
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Contrast

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.

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A woman introduces a man as the son of the brother of her mother. How is the man, related to the woman ? 

A) Nephew B) Son
C) Cousin D) Uncle to Grandson
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Cousin

Explanation:

Brother of mother — Uncle: Uncle's son — Cousin

 

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In a certain code, MONKEY is written as XDJMNL. How is TIGER written in that code ?

A) SHFDQ B) HFDSQ
C) RSAFD D) QDFHS
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) QDFHS

Explanation:

The letter of the word are written in a reverse order and then each letter is moved one step backward to obtain the code.

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Which letter is in the middle of 13th letter from the left and 4th letter from the right?

A) R B) I
C) J D) S
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) R

Explanation:

Find out the positions of both the letters from the left and divide the sum of the positions of both the letters from the left by 2. Here 13+23=36. Now divide 36 by 2 , i.e 18. Hence R is the required letter.

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There are six persons A. B, C, D, E and F. C is the sister of F. B is the brother of E's husband. D is the father of A and grandfather of F. There are two fathers, three brothers and a mother in the group. Who is the mother ?

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

Explanation:

D is father of A and grandfather of F. So, A is father of F. 

Thus. D and A are the two fathers. C is the sister of F So. C is the daughter of A. 

Since there is only one mother, it is evident that E is the wife of A and hence the mother of C and F. 

So, B is brother of A There are three brothers. So. F is the brother of C. 

 Clearly, A is E's Husband.

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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
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 2

Explanation:

Letters in the word           Letters in the alphabet

 

CHA-   -                            CBA-   -

 

RS--                             RS--       

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