Verbal Reasoning

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Verbal Reasoning


Ques1. Moon: Satellite::Earth:?

  • Sun ) Planet                             c.) Solar System                           d.) Asteroid                     e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

As the moon is a satellite, similarly the Earth is a planet.

Ques2. Find out the one which is different from the other three:

  • Engineer ) Carpenter                     c.) Blacksmith                          d.) Barber                      e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is D

Engineer, Carpenter and Blacksmith need raw material to work but Barber does not need any raw material.

Ques3. In the following series find the missing element:

2, 3, 5, 7, 11,…., 17

  • 12 ) 13                           c.) 14                          d.) 15                         e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

Consecutive prime numbers are there in the series. After 11, the next prime number is 13.

Ques4. Find out the word from these options which cannot be formed by using the letters of thw word given as the question using each letter only once.

BEAUTIFUL

  • LIFE ) FULL                         c.) BEAT                          d.) FUTILE                                     e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

In word ‘FULL’, F, U and L are present in the main word. But the second ‘L’ is not present in the main word. Hence, ‘FULL’ cannot be formed by the letters used in the word ‘BEAUTIFUL’.

Ques5. Ahmed is taller than Salim. Salim is not as tall as Ahmed but taller than Akbar. Sohan too is not as tall as Salim but taller than Akbar. Who is the tallest?

  • Salim ) Akbar                           c.) Ahmed                           d.) Sohan                       e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

At first we arrange the given information and arrange boys in the descending order of height:

  1. Ahmed is taller than Salim – Ahmed > Salim
  2. Salim is not as tall as Ahmed but taller than Akbar – Ahmed > Salim>Akbar
  • Sohan too is not as tall as Salim but taller than Akbar – Ahmed>Salim>Sohan>Akbar

So, Ahmed is the tallest.

Directions (Q no 6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

  • A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a row facing north.
  • ‘F’ is immediate right to E.
  • ‘C’ is the neighbor of B and D
  • The person, who is third to the left of D, is on one of the ends.
  • E is fourth to the right of G.

Ques6. What is the position of A?

  • Between A and D        ) At the right end                             c.) Fifth to the right of G                            d.) At the left end                                e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

Ques7. Which of the following statements is definitely true?

  • ‘D’ is immediate left of C ) ‘E’ is between A and F                           c.) ‘G’ is immediate left of B                            d.) ‘F’ is between A and D                           e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

Ques8. Who is to the left of ‘C’?

  • G and B ) G and D                        c.) D, E, F and A                        d.) D

e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is A

Ques9. Who are neighbors of ‘B’?

  • C and G             ) F and G                        c.) C and D                        d.) G and F                     e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is A

Ques10. Which of the following statements is definitely false?

  • ‘A’ is on one of the ends                  ) ‘E’ is immediate left of D                          c.) ‘G’ is immediate left of B                       d.) ‘F’ is second to the right of D                         e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

Ques11. If Raman is to the South of Shyam and Mohan is to the East of Shyam, in which direction is Raman with respect to Mohan?

  • North-East ) North-West                       c.) South-East                        d.) South-West                      e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is D

Raman is South of Shyam. Mohan is to the East of Shyam. Hence, Raman is in South-West with respect to Mohan.

Ques12. Pointing to a man, Deepak said, “His only brother is the father of my daughter’s father”. How is the man related to Deepak?

  • Grandfather ) Father                        c.) Uncle                       d.) Brother-in-law                         e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C


“His only brother is the father of my daughter’s father”.

Deepak’s daughter’s father = Deepak himself Man’s brother is Deepak’s father = Deepak’s uncle.

Ques13. Find the missing number in the following question

 

 

 

  • 4 ) 305                          c.) 343                         d.) 729                         e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

The series is 8, 27, 64, 125, 216,….

It can be written as 23, 33, 43, 53, 63,….

Hence, base is increasing by 1 as 2, 3, 4 ,5 ,6.

So, after 6, it will be 7 and so in the series the next number will be 73 = 343

Ques14. If the day before yesterday was Thursday, when will Sunday be?

  • Today        ) Two days after today                           c.) Tomorrow                          d.) Day after tomorrow                         e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

Day before yesterday it was Thursday that means today is Saturday and hence, tomorrow will be Sunday.

Ques15. Find the missing number in the following question

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 10 ) 11                         c.) 12                          d.) 13                          e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

In the first half (right side) of the circle the numbers are increasing by 1. But in the second half (left side) of the circle, the numbers increase by 2 from down to up.

∴ 5+2 -> 7 -> 7+2 -> 9 -> 9+2 -> 11

Directions (Q no 16-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:

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.

Ques16. Who is the mother?

  • A                       ) B                        c.) D                         d.) E                        e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is D

Ques17. Who is E’s husband?

  • B ) C                         c.) A                          d.) F                        e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

Ques18. How many male members are there in the group?

  • One ) Two                       c.) Three                       d.) Four                           e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is D

Ques19. How is F related to E?

  • Uncle ) Husband                        c.) Son                         d.) Daughter                           e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

Ques20. Which of the following is a group of brothers?

  • ABF ) ABD                        c.) BFC                         d.) BDF                           e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is A

Ques21. Ram is to the South of Aishwarya and to the west of Rani. If Priyanka is to the South of Ram, then in which direction is she with respect to Rani?

  • South ) North-East                       c.) South-West                           d.) North                       e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

Ram is to the South of Aishwarya. Ram is to the west of Rani. Priyanka is to the south of Ram.

Hence, Priyanka is South-West of Rani.

Ques22. In a row of trees one tree is fifth from either end of the row. How many trees are there in the row?

  • 8 ) 9                         c.) 10                         d.) 11                          e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is B

One tree is fifth from either end of the row. That means, four trees are before and four trees are after that tree.

∴ Total number of trees = 4 + 1 + 4 = 9

Ques23. Find out the one which is different from the other three:

  • Radius ) Arc                      c.) Diameter                         d.) Diagonal                        e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is D

Radius, Arc and Diameter are the terms associated with circle. But diagonal is not the term associated with circle. Hence, d is the odd option.

Ques24. Forecast: Future:: Regret:?

  • Present ) Atone                      c.) Past                       d.) Sins                        e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

For future actions or happenings forecast is used. Like this regret is used for past actions.

Ques25. In the following series find the missing element:

1, 2, 3, 5, 8,…..

  • 9 ) 11                       c.) 13                         d.) 15                        e.) None of these

Explanation: Answer is C

1  (1+1)   ->   2 (2+1) ->    3 (2+3) -> 5  (5+3) -> 8 (5+8) -> 13