MCQ on General Mental Ability for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams/etc - I

MCQ on General Mental Ability for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams/etc

1. Wood  :  opaque  : :   Glass  :   ———

    (a) Glossy        (b) Brittle         (c) glittering        (d) transparent

2. Walk  :  run   : :   Breeze ———

    (a) Air        (b) wind         (c) fast        (d) breathe

3. Ancient  :  modern   : :  often :  ———

    (a) always         (b) never        (c) seldom         (d) regular

4. Metre : ——— ::  Litre : volume

    (a) area        (b) length        (c) weight        (d) density

5. Uganda  :  Kampala  : : ——— : Damascus

    (a) Tanzania        (b) Sudan        (c) Syria        (d) Somalia

    [A country and its capital relationship. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma. Sudan : Khartoom. Somalia: Mogadishu]

6. Numismatics  :  coins  : :  Philately : ———

    (a) stamps         (b) medals        (c) birds        (d) flower

    [Study relating to stamps is called Philately]

7. Disease : ——— : :  Planet : Astronomy

    (a) Astrology         (b) Pathology         (c) Hydrology       (d) Ornithology

    [Studies relating to disease is pathology, Astrology is the science relating to heavenly bodies or foretelling events. Hydrology : Water; Ornithology : birds]

8. Light : ——— : :  Dusk  :  Dawn

    (a) Sun        (b) heavy        (c) Morning        (d) electricity

9. House :  windows : :  Man : ———

    (a) brain        (b) sentiment        (c) eyes        (d) scenery

    [windows and eyes are used to observe outside]

10. Malaria  :  Mosquito  : :  ———  :  Bacteria

      (a) Disease        (b) Cholera         (c) Plague        (d) Medicine.

      [Carrier of diseases or germs in human body]

11. Find out one which is dissimilar from others. 

      (a) New Delhi        (b) Calcutta       (c) Madras       (d) Bombay

      [New Delhi is national capital and others are of States capital]

12. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) abdication        (b) resignation        (c) renunciation        (d) corporation

      [Others have got the meaning of  ‘to leave’ ]

13. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) Bangladesh       (b) Sri Lanka        (c) Nepal        (d) Maladives

14. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) Author       (b) Novelist        (c) poet       (d) publisher

15. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) Mumbai       (b) Kolkata        (c) Cochi        (d) Kanpur

      [Kanpur is an ordinary town, others are port towns]

16. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) Iron        (b) Steel        (c) Gold       (d) Silver

      [Steel is an alloy of several metals, others are metals]

17. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) liberate         (b) pardon         (c) release         (d) emancipate

     [pardon means ‘to forgive’ others mean ‘to set free’ or release]

18. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) uncle        (b) brother        (c) nephew       (d) son

      [Son is directly related, others are related through others]

19. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) credibility          (b) reliability         (c) hostility        (d) dependability

      [hostility means enmity, others are good qualities]

20. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

      (a) flood        (b) accident        (c) cyclone       (d) earthquake

      [Others are natural calamities}

21. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) dogs : bark       (b) horses : neigh       (c) birds : crimp        (d) Lion : trumpet

      [The cry of elephant is called trumpet and the cry of Lion is called roar ]

22. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) king and kin       (b) bread and butter       (c) pen and pencil       (d) heart and soul

      [Others are phrase to mean specifically] 

23. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) light : dark       (b) day : night        (c) sun : moon      (d) right : left

      [Others are Antonym relationship]

24. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) College : principal       (b) Navy : Commander       (c) Army : General       (d) Industry : Engineer

      [Industry is not managed by engineer, Others are managers]

25. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) Exercise : health       (b) Crime : punishment       (c) Judge : order       (d) Enterprise : success

      [Judge and order do not establish cause and effect relation]

26. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) Snakes : hiss       (b) Bees : hum        (c) Horse : bleat       (d) lions : roar

      [Cry of horse is ‘neigh’, Cry of Sheep, goat and calf is ‘bleat’]

27. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) Parliament : members       (b) Continent : Countries       (c) Sentence : words        (d) fruit : seeds

      [fruit and seed is not the relationship of whole and a part]

28. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) Mathematics : Geometry       (b) Air : Oxygen        (c) Steel : Nickel        (d) Gold : Silver

      [gold does not include silver (in other cases the second one is included in the first e.g. Nickel is in Steel]

29. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) Tailor : cloth        (b) Carpenter : wood        (c) publisher : writer       (d) Blacksmith : Iron

      [the basic raw material for a publisher is paper]

30. Find out one group which is differently related.

      (a) Kuchipudi : Andhra Pradesh       (b) Bharat Natyam : Bihar       (c) Kathakali : Kerela      (d) Odissi : Orissa

      [Product and origin relation- Bharat Natyam, a dance style originated in Tamil Nadu]

31. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      3, 5, 7, 11, ….. , 17

      (a) 13        (b) 14        (c) 15       (d) None of these

      [Prime numbers have been placed. Prime numbers are divisible only by 1 and the number itself]

32. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      1, 8, 27, …… ,125

      (a) 26         (b) 58        (c) 62       (d) 64

      [The cube of next number. 13=1, 23=8, 33=27, 43=64]

33. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      5, 10, 17, 26, …… ,65

      (a) 35        (b) 37       (c) 52      (d) None

      [square of next number +1. 22+1=5, 32+1=10, 42+1=17, 52+l=26, 62+1=37, 82+1=65]

34. Find the number to be placed in the blank.,

      3, 7, 15, 31, ….. ,127 

      (a) 57        (b) 63        (c) 83      (d) none.

      [double of previous number +1. 31+31+1=63]

35. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      84, 24, 21, …… , 3

      (a) 16        (b) 9       (c) 6       (d) None

      [the number is reversed and made half in next stage. e.g. 84 : 48÷2 = 24, 24 : 42÷2=21, 21 : 12÷2 = 6, 6 : 6÷2=3]

36. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      31, 25, 20, 16, …..

      (a) 14        (b) 13        (c) 12       (d) None

      [the number decreases by 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, etc. 16-3=13]

37. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      3, 18, 4, 48, 5, ……

      (a) 75       (b) 100       (c) 115       (d) None

      [the numbers are to be considered in pairs. Numbers in odd places are increased by 1 in next step. The second one is cube minus square of the former. So  53-52=125-25=100]

38. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      8, 8, 10, 12, 12, 16, 14, ….

      (a) 18       (b) 20       (c) 22      (d) None

      [two series : one for odd number places in which next numbers increases by 2 and another in even number places wherein next number increases by 4 in each step]

39. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      4, 13, 40, 121, ……..

      (a) 283         (b) 364        (c) 384       (d) None

      [The next number is threefold of the former + 1. 4x3+1 = 13, 13x3+1=40„40x3+1=121, 121x3+1=364]

40. Find the number to be placed in the blank.

      7, 26, 63, ……., 215

      (a) 124        (b) 135        (c) 157        (d) None

      [Cube of 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. minus 1. 23-1=7, 33-1=26, 43-1=63, 53-1=124, 63-1=215]

41. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      13, 24, 33, 42, 45, 48, 49

      (a) 33       (b) 42      (c) 45    (d) 48

      [the series increases by 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, 1. So After 33 the next term should be 33+7=40. next 40+5=45, 45+3=48, 48+1=49]

42. Find out the wrong term in the series.

     2, 6, 10, 16, 22, 26, 38, 48, 58

     (a) 20       (b) 26        (c) 36       (d) 46

    [the series increase by 4,4; 6,6; 8,8; 10,10; etc. So after 22 the next term will be 22+8=30. next 30+8=38, next 38+10=48, next 48+10=58]

43. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      16, 24, 36, 56, 81

      (a) 24       (b) 36       (c) 56        (d) 81

     [the next term has been made 1.5 times. So after 36 the required term will be 36 x 1.5=36+18=54]

44. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      14, 26, 48, 98, 194, 386

      (a) 26       (b) 48       (c) 98        (d) 194

     [double minus 2 series. So after 26 the term will be 26x2-2=50. The next will be 50x2-2=98 etc]

45. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      18, 19, 22, 26, 34, 43, 54

      (a) 26       (b) 34       (c) 43       (d) None

     [the term increases by 1,3, 5, 7, 9, 11 etc. So after 22 the next term is 22+5=27. the next 27+7=34 etc]

46. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      5, 11, 24, 51, 104, 217, 440

      (a) 51        (b) 104        (c) 217       (d) 440

      [The term increases on the system of double +1, 2, 3, 4 etc. from previous term. So after 51 the next is 51x2+4=106]

47. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      4, 6, 12, 18, 36, 72, 108, 162

      (a) 72        (b) 108       (c) 162       (d) None

      [the terms are multiplied by 1.5 and 2. So after 36 the next term is 36x1.5=54; the next 54x2=108, next 108x1.5=162]

48. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      .5,  2, 4.5,  8,  12.5,  20,  24.5,   32

      (a) 8       (b) 20       (c) 32        (d) 18

      [Half of square of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 etc. So in place of 20 the number will be 62=36÷2=18, 72=49÷2=24.5, 82=64÷2=32]

49. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      100,   90,   70,   40,    0,    -50,    -100.

      (a) 70       (b) 40       (c) -50       (d) -100

      [The term decreases by 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 etc. So after -50 the next term will be (-50-60)= -110].

50. Find out the wrong term in the series.

      1,  12,  23,  34,   44,   56, —— .

      (a) 34       (b) 56       (c) 89        (d) 44

      [11 is added for the next term. So after 34 the next term 34+11 =45]

51. Find the wrong term in the series:

      A, C, E, G, J, K, M, O

      (a) G       (b) J        (c) K       (d) M

      [alternate letters are shown. After G next one is I]

52. Find the wrong term in the series

      EDF,   JIK,    ONP,    TRU,    YXZ.

      (a) JIK        (b) ONP       (c) TRU       (d) YXZ

      [The first one EDF is 546 letters. If we bring the mid letter at first we observe DEF IJK NOP etc. So gap of two letters in each next step. So required term is TSU]

53. Find the wrong term in the series


      (a) CM        (b) GQ        (c) KV       (d) None of these.

      [It should be KU. 1-11, 3-13, 5-15, 7-17, 9-19, 11-21 etc. nos. letters]

54. Find the wrong term in the series

      ACZX,   EG,   VT,   EL,   RP.   MO,   NL

      (a) VT       (b) EL        (c) MO        (d) None of these.

      [It should be IK. One letter missing. First pair from the beginning and second pair from the end of alphabet]

55. Find the wrong term in the series

      ACBD,     EGFH,    IKJL,     MONP,     QSTR.

      (a) IKJL        (b) MNOP        (c) QSTR        (d) None of these.

      [It should be QSRT. 1324]

56. Find the wrong term in the series

      A, B, D, H, O, F.

      (a) D       (b) H       (c) O      (d) F

      [1, 1+1=2nd, 2+2=4th, 4+4=8th, 8+8=16th and 32nd letter. A is also considered as the 27th letter. 16th letter is P not O]

57. Find the wrong term in the series


      (a) EGKN        (b) GJMP       (c) ILOR        (d) None of these

      [it should be EHKN : 3, 6, 9, 12; 5, 8, 11, 14 : etc. gap of 2 letters for the next term]

58. Find the wrong term in the series

      DfWu,   EgVt,    FhUs,    GiTr,    HjSq,    IlQn.   

      (a) FhUs       (b) GiTr        (e) IlQn      (d) None of these

      [It should be IkRp. Two from the beginning and two from the end for the each group]

59. Find the wrong term in the series

      (a) B C D F        (b) G H J K       (c) L M N P       (d) R S T V

      [It should be QRST. Only vowels AEIOU have been left out from the alphabet: group of four letters in each case]

60. Find the wrong term in the series

      (a) ACEZXV        (b) BDFYWU         (c) CEGXVT        (d) DFIWUR

      [it should be DFHWUS. 3 from the start and 3 from the end of Alphabet. A gap of one letter in between two]

61. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap.

      B D F H J N P ….

      (a) R S       (b) S T       (c) T U       (d) T V

      [following and preceeding letters of the vowels AEIOU]  

62. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      C F I L O R ….

      (a) U X       (b) V Y        (c) W Z      (d) None

      [letters of places divisible by  3, 6, 9, 12 …. places].

63. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      A-2,   B-2,   C-6,   D-4,   ……

      (a) E-6,   F-6.     (b) E-10,   F-6      (c) E-6,   F-10       (d) E-10, F-12

      [letters of odd number places are given double number whereas the letters of even places retain the number of their respective positions. A = 2, B =2, C=6, D = 4, E=10, F=6 etc].

64. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      E,  J,  O,  …..

      (a) R, W        (b) S, X       (c) T Y        (d) None.

      [ Letters are of paces 5, 10, 15, 20. 25. Divisible by 5 ]

65. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      AZCXEVGT, ……

      (a) IS         (b) IR        (c) JQ         (d) None

      [Letters of 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc. places from both ends]

66. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      A,   CD, ……..,  MNOP,   UVWXY

      (a) FGH        (b) GHI        (c) HIJ        (d) IJK

      [Omissions of 1, 2,3,4 letters after each group. B omitted after A, EF omitted after CD, JKL omitted after GHI, QRST omitted after MNOP]

67. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      AB, DEF, ……..,  MNOPQSTUVWX

      (a) GHI        (b) HIJ        (4) HIJK      (d) IJKL

      [Group of 2, 3, 4 5 letters and one letter is omitted between two groups]

68. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      Z A X C V E T G R I ……

      (a) P K       (b) O P        (c) Q L       (d) None.

      [1 - 1; 3 - 3; 5 - 5; 7 - 7; 9 - 9 etc from the end and beginning of the alphabet]

69. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      B, F, K, Q, …….

      (a) V       (b) W       (c) X       (d) Y

      [Gap of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 letters omitted CDE, GHIJ, LMNOP, RSTUVW ]

70. Select suitable term to be placed in the gap

      Z, V, R, N, J, ,…….

      (a) G        (b) F       (c) E       (d) D

      [26, 22, 18, 14, 10, 6, 2, letter, Right to left of the alphabet).


      (a) ECEROMYN       (b) EEOYCRMN       (c) ERECMNOY        (d) ERECOYMN

      [The letters contained in the given word are used in Coding. The letters of even number places of the given word have been written at first after which the letters of odd number places havi been written. So, EEOYCRMN]


      (a) QBTNJBOFOV        (b) QBSNJBOGOU       (c) QBSMJBNFQU         (d) None of these

      [New letters are there in the code. The next letter of the given letter has been used in the code. e.g. A = B, B = C etc.]


      (a) ALPRIPNICT        (b) LARPINPIC       (c) LARPPINIC        (d) None

      [Last pair at first then the first pair, both are in reverse order ]

74. COMPENSATE = 1234567895 : STATEMENT = ?

      (a) 792954369        (b) 796952569        (c) 798752569        (d) 798953569

      [Notice the corresponding number for each letter in code]


      (a) ORGNISTON        (b) ORGNSTN        (c) ORGANSTON       (d) None

      [All vowels except one at the beginning have been omitted]


      (a) FGOQETCEA         (b) FENOCTAEY        (c) FEOOETAEA       (d) None

      [The vowels are retained as usual but the consonants are changed to 2 -steps forward letters. A=C, B=D, C=E, D=F, E=G etc.]


      (a) XZHJDFKMCE        (b) XZGHCDJKCE        (c) XZJKDEKMCF       (d) None of these.

      [Two letters on two sides of the given letter are used as Code. A=ZB, B=AC, C=BD, D=CE, E=DP, F=EG, H=GI etc.]

78. If GREAT = 12345 and COULD = 60789, then GUARD = ?

      (a) 17429         (b) 15439        (c) 17539        (d) None of these

      [Notice the number substituted for each letter. G=1, R=2, E=3, A=4, T=5, C=6, O=0, U=7, L=8, D=9 ]


      (a) NDRTZMFDQ       (b) LDRRDMFDQ        (c) LDRRZMFDQ         (d) None of these.

      [The preceeding letter is used as code. A=Z,  B=A,  C=B, D=C, E=D etc]


      (a) SDMHHHPM       (b) SDMHJHNM        (c) QFMJHJPO        (d) None

      [Considered in pairs. One step forward letter for the first one and one step backward for the second one in each pair.]

81. If a group of 4 persons cover a distance in 8 hours. what will be the required time to cover the distance by 2 persons.

      (a) 16 hours        (b) 8 hours         (c) 4 hours        (d) None of these.

      [Required time will be the same for 1 man or more]

82. A Football match always has :

      (a) players         (b) spectators         (c) referee        (d) sponsor

      [No match without players. Others are not indispensable.]

83. If all the even numbered letters of the English Alphabet are crossed out, then which would be the eight letter ?

      (a) M        (b) N        (c) O       (d) P

      [7 letters to be crossed or omitted. So 7+8 = 15th letter = O]

84. Gold is costlier than Silver because it is :

      (a) used to make ornament        (b) scarcer in supply

      (c) glittering in colour                (d) used in various purposes.

      [Scarcity in supply determine the price ]

85. A solid wooden uniform cube having an edge 2 ft. in length is painted on all sides. Total painted area is :

      (a) 8 sq. ft.       (b) 12 sq. ft.      (c) 24 sq. ft.      (d) None.

86. A Song always has got:

      (a) Music         (b) Chorus         (c) Words        (d) None

      [There can be no song without words . Others not necessary]

87. An Earthquake always has got:

      (a) destruction         (b) collapse        (c) debris        (d) tremor

      [Tremor is necessarily presents. A mild earthquake may not have destruction of any nature]

88. What is the angular difference between hour and minute hand of a clock at 15 hours.

      (a) 0°        (b) 60°        (c) 90°        (d) 120°

      [15 hour=3 P.M. i.e. 3 O’clock. Hour and minute hands will make 90° angle]

89. If a cow is kept tied with a 20 ft long rope in a field, the grazing area of the cow will be

      (a) square        (b) circular        (c) rectangular       (d) none

      [20 ft rope will be the radius of the circle]

90. Which one will come at last in a dictionary (in the group) :

      (a) Profit        (b) product       (c) produce         (d) procure

91. Investment always involves :

      (a) management        (b) construction        (c) money       (d) Banks

      [Money is required to be invested. Here Money= Wealth]

92. Robin’s father’s father’s wife’s daughter’s son’s daughter’s son will be related to Robin as a :

      (a) cousin       (b) nephew        (c) brother       (d) grandson

93. An aeroplane travelling from Calcutta to Tokyo is to move :

      (a) Norih        (b) North west       (c) North east       (d) East

94. Which one of the following is same as child, baby, person ?

      (a) brother        (b) sister        (c) parents       (d) spokesman

      [Parents as common gender words, Others are masculine or feminine]

95. Which one of the following is not similar with others :

      (a) Babur       (b) Shahjahan        (c) Balban       (d) Bahadur Shah

      [Others are Mughal rulers]

96. A couple rented a house and began to live there. One day parents of both came to visit them. On the same day another couple along with a couple of children were invited. How many persons gathered there ?

      (a) 6      (b) 8       (c) 10       (d) 12

97. Which one of the following is the same as Humid, damp, wet ?

      (a) weather        (b) moist        (c) climate        (d) storm

      [water content in air. Others in question are of basi­cally same meaning]

98. An ‘information’ has always got : (to be received)

      (a) Telephone        (b) Communication        (c) document        (d) television

      [No information can be received without communication made through various methods including Radio, TV, Telephone etc.]

99. Cooking is quicker in a pressure cooker because in it :

      (a) heat is higher        (b) air pressure is lower        (c) air pressure is higher       (d) Vapour can be retained.

100. With whom there is not blood relationship in a family ?

        (a) Uncle       (b) Aunt       (c) grandmother       (d) nephew

101. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Square         (b) rectangle         (c) circle        (d) angle

        [Angle is not a bounded surface (others have bounded area]

102. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Inch        (b) pound        (c) Yard       (d) metre

        [Pound is not to measure length (others are to measure length]

103. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) eminent        (b) prominent         (c) ordinary        (d) influential

        [others signify ‘important’ in meaning].

104. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) India         (b) Sri Lanka         (c) Bangladesh        (d) Pakistan

        [Sri Lanka is an island country (others are not island]

105. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Football         (b) Cricket        (c) Hockey        (d) Chess

        [Chess is an indoor game (others are outdoor game]

106. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Asia        (b) Europe         (c) Africa         (d) Australia

        [Australia is the name of both continent and country]

107. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Altimeter        (b) Manometer         (c) Kilometer        (d) Micrometer

        [Kilometre is measurement of length (others are instrument) Altimeter is to measure altitude i.e. height. Manometer is to measure pressure of gases. Micrometer is to measure small distance or angles]

108. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Genetics       (b) optics        (c) Aeronautics        (d) thermostat

        [Thermostat is an instrument to control temperature (others are subjects of studies-Genetics for heredity of animals, Optics on light, Aeronautics on art of flying]

109. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Abyssinia         (b) Mesopotamia         (c) Lesotho        (d) Formosa

        [Lesotho is the name of modern country which was previously known as Basutoland. This country is situated as an enclave within South Africa. Others are former name of (a) Ethiopia   (b) Iraq and  (d) Taiwan]

110. Find out the dissimilar one from the group :

        (a) Engineers        (b) Graduates         (c) Teacher        (d) Lawyers

        [Graduates are persons having specific educational degree e.g. BA, B.Com., B.Sc, M.B.B.S., BE etc. Others are degree for professionals i.e. degree to enter into profession]

111. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Cotton : cloth : : wood : ……..

        (a) coal        (b) chair        (c) furniture        (d) fuel

112. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Snake : reptile : : Shirt : ………

        (a) cloth        (b) dress       (c) thread        (d) tailor

        [Snake is part of the group of reptile. Similarly Shirt is a part of the group of dress]

113. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Devil : wrong : : pious : ……….

        (a) holy        (b) right        (c) genius       (d) bright

        [Devil follows wrong path, similarly pious men follow right path].

114. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Inexperience : errors : : Education : ……….

        (a) books        (b) teachers       (c) discipline        (d) library

        [Inexperience brings errors. Cause and effect relationship. In ihe same way education brings discipline]

115. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Arrongance : modesty : : Strength : ………

        (a) ability         (b) courage        (c) debility        (d) destruction

        [Modesty is Antonym of arrogance. Similarly debility is an antonym of the word Strength]

116. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Ornaments : necklace : : Equipments : …….

        (a) machines        (b) appliances        (c) Engineers        (d) typewriter

        [Necklace is one type of ornaments. Similarly typewriter is one type of equipments]

117. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Newspaper : news :: Advertisement : ……….

        (a) information         (b) product        (c) publicity     (d) Agency.

        [Newspaper give us news. Similarly advertisements give us Information of various matters]

118. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Agriculture : soil :: fishing : ………

        (a) fisherman        (b) boats        (c) water        (d) nets

        [Soil is extensively used for agricultural purpose. In the same manner water resources are used for fishing purpose]

119. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Train : compartments :: house : ……..

        (a) owners         (b) buildings         (c) rooms         (d) structures

        [A train has got several compartments. Similarly a house has several rooms]

120. Select suitable word to be placed in the blank.

        Hospital : patients : : University : ………..

        (a) teachers         (b) lessons        (c) Library        (d) students

        [Hospital treats patients. University educates students]

121. What is necessarily present in a newspaper ?

        (a) Editor        (b) journalist        (c) news        (d) advertisement

        [News are always there in a newspaper, Others may not]

122. Which is not necessarily required in a country ?

        (a) people         (b) area         (c) government         (d) industries

        [A country may not have industries as was in ancient days]

123. An aeroplane must have :

        (a) Pilot         (b) passengers        (c) Radar       (d) machine

        [Machine to fly must be there .There are pilotless planes in modern days. Passengers or radar may not be there]

124. What is necessarily present in Antarctica ?

        (a) people         (b) bear        (c) snow       (d) researchers

        [Snow or ice is always there in polar regions, others may not be there in polar region]

125. A democratic country has necessarily got :

        (a) politicians         (b) voters        (c) Parties       (d) Courts

        [Voters are always there in Democratic countries. Others an there even in other types of countries e.g. Monarchy]

126. Any person has necessarily got : (alive persons)

        (a) name        (b) fame        (c) hunger       (d) wealth

        [Hunger is necessarily common for everyone. Name may not be there for a new born baby. Fame & wealth may not have]

127. Controversy always originates from :

        (a) sentiment        (b) disagreement         (c) enmity         (d) difficulty

        [Disagreement on specific matter brings controversy].

128. A farmer always requires :

        (a) fertilizer        (b) tractor        (c) plough        (d) land

        [Land is necessarily required. Others may not be required for farming]

129. A student must be provided with :

        (a) books       (b) teachers        (c) lessons       (d) pen

        [Lessons, in various methods and manners, can be provided to the students. Students can also learn through listening or observing. Nature around us can give lessons to learn]

130. We get light from :

        (a) The Sun       (b) electricity        (c) fuel        (d) fire

        [Fire is the ultimate source of light even in the Sun or in electric bulb. Electricity helps to create fire in bulb]

131. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) father-son        (b) mother-daughter        (c) brother-sister       (d) uncle-nephew

        [Brothers and sister is differently related, others are parent and offspring i.e. children relationship].

132. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) College-Principle       (b) Newspaper-Editor       (c) Bank-Manager       (d) Company-shareholders

        [Company - shareholders are differently related, in others chief of the institutions are shown].

133. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) House-room       (b) hand-fingers       (c) bottle-wine        (d) tree-branches.

        [Bottle -wine is differently related, others have whole-part relationship]

134. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) pen-paper       (b) Saw-wood       (c) Hammer-nail        (d) Press-Print

        [Press - Print relation is different, in other cases an instrument and an object on which the instrument basically work has been shown].

135. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) Wool-soft       (b) Stone-hard        (c) glass-smooth        (d) Ice-while

        [Ice - White relation is different, others properties as felt in touch. But whiteness is a matter to be seen].

136. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) fish-water       (b) bird-sky       (c) train-station        (d) car-road.

        [Train - Station is differently related, in other cases area of movement have been shown. Train-rail would show same type of relationship as shown in other cases].

137. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) hospital-patient       (b) prison-criminal        (c) School-teacher       (d) Collage-student.

        [School -Teacher is differently related, (In other cases organizations and basic inmates have been shown. School-Students would show the same]

138. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) brother-sister         (b) uncle-aunt        (c) son-daughter        (d) father-mother

        [Father-Mother have got the relationship through marriage, others may not have marital relations. Aunt may not be wife ol Uncle. Unmarried women may also be aunts].

139. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) sun-moon       (b) day-night       (c) high-low       (d) hard-soft.

        [Sun-Moon is differently related, others are Antonym relationship].

140. Find one from the alternatives which does not bear relationship as others.

        (a) War-grief        (b) peace-joy        (c) life-death       (d) wound-pain.

        [Life-Death is differently related, others are cause effect relationship].

141. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 15       (b) 25        (c) 100        (d) 400

        [15 is not a square number (others are square number]

142. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 29        (b) 49        (c) 69        (d) 89

        [49 is a square number (others are not square number]

143. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) January       (b) February       (c) July       (d) August

        [February has got 28 or 29 days (others have 31 days].

144. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 10       (b) 50        (c) 65        (d) 85

        [Except 85, others are a square number + 1 .e.g. 32+1=10, 72+1=50, 82+1=65]

145. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) Weekly       (b) fortnightly        (c) monthly        (d) periodical

        [Periodical is uncertain relating to time period, others are certain relating to time period of publication]

146. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 4000       (b) 6000       (c) 8000       (d) 10000

        [10,000 has got 5 digits, others are 4 digit numbers]

147. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 81      (6) 97       (c) 125      (d) 141

        [97 is a prime number, others are divisible]

148. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 7       (b) 30       (c) 365      (d) 450

        [450 does not convey as others (7 days =1 week, 30 days=1 month, 365 days=1 year)]

149. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 18       (b) 32       (c) 72       (d) 92

        [Except 92 others are double of square numbers. As 2x32=18, 2x42=32, 2x62=72]

150. Find out one which is dissimilar from others.

        (a) 64       (b) 125        (c) 500        (d) 1000

        [Except 500, others are cube numbers. 43=64, 53=125, 103=1000].

151. Which one is dissimilar along :

        (a) Sanskrit        (b) Hindi       (c) Tamil        (d) English

        [English is an European Language, others are Indian origin]

152. An automobile is related to carriage in the same way an elec­tric light is related to :

        (a) bulb        (b) lamp        (c) wire        (d) dynamo.

        [Carriage was the ancient vehicle driven by beasts. In the same way lamp was light of ancient age]

153. In a family dinner organized by Mr. X and his wife, the per­sons attended were their son and daughter along with respective spouse, a couple of children of each family and one servant of each of the families. How many persons attended to dine.

        (a) 7       (b)9        (c) 11         (d) 13

        [2+2+2 (wife and husband of son and daughter) + 4 children + 3 servants = 13 persons in total took food]

154. Which one of the following number is repeated at the earliest in the series : 34587569387498532154

        (a) 3       (b) 4       (c) 5       (d) 8

155. Cocks and hares were kept in a big case. There were 64 legs but 24 heads. How many cocks were there.

        (a) 12       (b) 14       (c) 16       (d) 20

        [If all were cocks there would be 24x2=48 legs. So extra 64 - 48 =16 legs were for 8 heads. So cocks were 16]

156. The hour-hand of a clock moved 75° just after midday. The time in the clock was :

        (a) 14 hours      (b) 14-30 hours       (c) 15 hours       (d) 15-30 hours.

        [Hour hand of a clock moves 30° in an hour as it moves 360° in 12 hours. So the time was 12 noon+2-30 hours = 14-30 hours or 2-30 P.M.]

157. Total food and drink @ 5kg. a day for an average Indian-life is required to be carried by a :

        (a) Taxi        (b) truck       (c) train        (d) big ship

        [Average Indian life = 60 years. So 5x365x60 kg. = around 1.8 ton x 60 = Around 100 ton. So a trainload. A big ship can carry several thousand tons]

158. A human being must have :

        (a) eyes        (b) hands       (c) heart       (d) legs

        [No man can live without heart, others may be absent in the cases of handicapped persons]

159. If a spinner is related to cotton then blacksmith is related to :

        (a) hammer       (b) fire        (c) iron        (d) hook

        [spinner makes yarn from cotton. Similarly blacksmith makes instruments from iron]

160. A mountain always has :

        (a) river        (b) snow         (c) trees        (d) height

        [Height is common, others may be absent in many cases].

161. With the help of how many curves a bounded area can be made, (minimum number).

        (a) one        (b) two         (c) three        (d) four

        [One curve can make a bounded area. e.g. a circle, but minimimi 3 straight lines are required to make a bounded area e.g. a triangle].

162. A sheet of paper of size 32”x24” is cut into 8 equal pieces. Size of each small sheet may be :

        (a) 4”x3”       (b) 4”x6”        (c) 8”x6”        (d) 8”x12”

        [Consider area (32x24) ÷ (8x12) = 8

163. A man had four children and all of them were married. The members of the couples decided to have minimum possible offspring in the family. How many grand-children the man can expect :

        (a) 2        (b) 4         (c) 8        (d) 16

        [The statement conveys a system of one child family. So 4 grand children can be expected.]

164. A piece of hardboard of size 6 ft x 4 ft is made into 4 pieces cutting through the diagonal. The maximum side of a piece may be :

        (a) 6 ft.       (b) 4 ft.       (c) 3 ft.       (d) 2 ft.

        [Imagine the diagram. If the hardboard is cut diagonally, the length of side of the hardboard remain same]

165. Which one of the following is the strongest in relation to body weight :

        (a) elephant        (b) lion        (c) parrot        (d) ant

        [An ant can carry several times heavier load in relation to its body weight, so considered the strongest on the basis of the state­ment].

166. Which one is the same as Greenland, Sumatra, Java :

        (a) Hokkaido         (b) Sahara        (c) Andes        (d) Ural

        [Hokkaido, Sumatra, Greenland, Java are islands. Shahari is desert. Andes= a mountain range. Ural is a river.]

167. Which one is dissimilar in relation to others :

        (a) Sputnik        (b) Vostok        (c) Lunokhod        (d) Mir

        [Mir is a Space station. Others are name of rockets ]

168. If MANIPULATION is coded as OCPKRWNCVKQP : The Code for INTEGRATED will be :

        (a) KPWHISDVGE       (b) KPVGITCVGF       (C) KPVGJSCVHF       (d) JPVGHTDVHE

        [2 step forward letter as code for each letter. A=C, D=F etc]

169. Which one has not been properly codified on a single method :

        (a) help = geko         (b) trip = sqio        (c) girl = fhqk       (d) plan = okam

        [One step backward letter for the consonant. e.g. A=Z, D=C. Vowels remain unchanged. But for ‘girl’ vowel has been changed. The code for girl is “fiqk” on the same principle].

170. Which one of the following is dissimilar in relation to others.

        (a) Carbohydrates         (b) proteins         (c) Vitamins         (d) cereals

        [Cereals convey various food crops like rice, wheat, etc. Others are nutritional elements found in foods]

171. A person moved 5 km. northward, then 5 km towards his right, again 5 km. towards his right. Now how far he was from his point of start.

        (a) 15 km         (b) 10 km         (c) 5 km         (d) None of these

        [Movement of the diagram is like a Sqire]

172. How many one-rupee coins, in maximum, can be conveniently set around a one-rupee coin at the centre (having touch with one another).

        (a) 5        (b) 6         (c) 7          (d) 8  

173. In which case the area of the plain surface will be highest.

        (a) 2 metre as a side of a square

        (b) 2 metre as diameter of a circle

        (c) 2 metre as the diagonal of a rectangle 

        (d) 2 metre as the hypotenuse of a triangle.

174. A squared area is divided in 16 equal parts. Each parts become uniform square. Two diagonals are drawn. How many of the smaller squares will not became cut by the diagonals.

        (a) 12       (b) 8       (c) 4        (d) None of these.

175. The germs of disease are not generally carried by :

        (a) water         (b) air        (c) animal        (d) fire

        [fire destroys germs]

176. The people of Europe are of fair complexion because of :

        (a) better living conditions        (b) more consumption of fruits

        (c) less heat of the sun        (d) people of fair race live there

        [Less heat through generations brightened their complex­ion. The more heat, the more blackish the complexion resulted through ages. As for example: African people are black for hav­ing extreme heat there. Even in India people of Northern India e.g. Garwal range, Kashmir, Punjab etc. have got brighter com­plexion in comparison to that of hot South like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka etc.]

177. Which country has got a National flag of special shape ?

        (a) Bangladesh        (b) Nepal        (c) Bhutan        (d) Sri Lanka

178. A person was able to observe his birthday only for a few years during his long life time : His date of birth was : -

        (a) 28th        (b) 29th         (c) 30th        (d) 31st

        [29th February (which come generally after 4 years, being the Leap year]

179. Crime are committed through the violation of :

        (a) ethics         (b) morality        (c) religious beliefs        (d) law

        [Crimes are activities which violate laws of the country, Violation of others are considered as ‘Sin’ by people. Crimes convey outside activities. Sin may be mental.]

180. Which one of the following is different from others :

        (a) singing        (b) thinking        (c) swimming        (d) walking

        [Thinking requires no movement, others have outward movement]

181. Which one is different from others :

        (a) Sunday         (b) Monday         (c) Friday         (d) Saturday

        [Saturday has got 8 letters, in other cases 6 letters]

182. In which case there are maximum number of heads :

        (a) Scholars         (b) Literates         (c) people        (d) illiterates

        [People are maximum in number, others are included within the term ‘people’ Scholars may be considered within the group ‘literates’. Highly efficient persons among the literates may be considered ‘Scholars’ ]

183. In which case there are minimum number of heads :

        (a) Women        (b) wives        (c) mothers        (d) daughters

        [because all women/daughters or wives may not become mothers. It is to be assumed here that all mothers are defi­nitely wives of persons in marriage system]

184. Which one includes others :

        (a) books       (b) printed matter        (c) news papers        (d) magazines

        [Printed matter includes all, e.g. newspapers, books, magazines]

185. Which one of the following statements is definitely true.

        (a) All teachers are graduates         (b) All students are honest

        (c) All doctors are surgeons         (d) All birds are animals.

        [All birds are animals (i.e. some animals are birds) is definitely true. Logically speaking all living beings having capacity to move are considered within the term animals. People are also considered within this group. But people are considered ‘Rational Animal’ for intelligence.]

186. Which one of the following statements is definitely false ?

        (a) some women are wives          (b) some animals are mortal

        (c) some students are intelligent       (d) some teachers are wise

        [Some animals are mortal is false because of the reason that all animals are mortal. Through observation and logical deduction we find that birth, growth and decay or death are common for all living things, animals & plants]

187. Which cannot be made with many number of match-sticks :

        (a) square        (b) triangle        (c) octagon         (d) circle

        [Circle cannot be made as the match-sticks are like straight lines]

188. The movement of the hour-hand of a clock in a day is :

        (a) 180°        (b) 200°        (c) 360°        (d) (c) 720°

        [The hour hand moves 360° x 2=720° in 24 hour]

189. About whom, relating to a film, the cine-goers are least interested to know :

        (a) actor         (b) actress         (c) script-writer        (d) director

        [Script-writer is of no interest for average cine-goers. Script writer is the person who writes dialogues for films.]

190. The price of which item is of least concern for the common of Indian societies :

        (a) salt        (b) typewriter         (c) books        (d) sugar

        [Typewriters are not highly used by the common people of the Indian societies]

191. Daughter is related to mother. In the same way who is related to Aunt ?

        (a) nephew        (b) cousin         (c) niece        (d) sister

        [The daughter of aunt is cousin. Cousin is a com­mon gender and may mean boy or girl. Sometimes Cousin-brother/ cousin-sister is used to signify gender. Nephew is the son of brother or sister. Niece is the daughter of brother or sister]

192. If Cunning is considered a quality of fox; then timid will be considered a quality of :

        (a) ant        (b) ass        (c) hare        (d) crow

        [Hare or Rabbit is highly timid in nature]

193. If profit is of main concern for an entrepreneur; then which one of the following is of main interest for a scholar ?

        (a) power        (b) fame         (c) knowledge         (d) recognition

        [A scholar seeks knowledge in various ways and means]

194. A 2-metre wide road is there around a rectangular plot measuring 26 metre x 11 metre. The are of the road is :

        (a) 104 metre       (b) 164 metre       (c) 186 metre       (d) 164 sq. metre

        [The measurement should be in square metre, not in metre, the answer will be (30x15)-(26x11)=450-286=164 sq. metre]

195. In which one of the following cases a triangle can not be drawn. When one of the sides in length units are :

        (a) 5, 4, 3       (b) 6, 4, 3        (c) 8,5,2       (d) 10, 7, 5

        [The sum of two smaller sides must be bigger than one biggest side. But here (5+2)=7 is smaller than 8, the biggest side of triangle]

196. A clock hung on the wall has got the face towards north. The minute hand at 3-45 PM. will remain towards :

        (a) East       (b) West        (c) North-east       (d) North-west

        [Imagine the diagram]

197. In which one of the following there are least number of head ?

        (a) Mammals        (b) Vertebrate        (c) Animal       (d) Feline

        [Feline means ‘Cat group’ . Animals may be divided into Vertebrate (hav­ing backbone) and non-vertebrate. Vertebrate may be divided into Mammals (sucking milk from mother) and non-mammals. Mam­mals may be divided into Feline and non-Feline]

198. A distance of 240 km. was covered by a train in 8 hours in Up journey and in 10 hours in Down journey. The Average speed of the train in the whole journey was around :

        (a) 25 km         (b) 27 km        (c) 28 km        (d) 30 km.

        [240 km.x 2 = 480 km. ÷ 18 hours = 26⅔ km. per hour]

199. Of a certain journey 30% was travelled in train and 7.5% on foot. If distance travelled on foot was 6 km., the total distance covered was :

        (a) 60 km        (b) 75 km        (c) 80 km        (d) None of these

        [24km=30%. So 8km=10%. So 100%=80 Km. =Whole journey.]

200. If Tongue is related to Taste, then which one of the following is related to Heat ?

        (a) Sun        (b) fire         (c) skin        (d) head

        [Tongue tells us about Tastes of different things we like to eat or put into our mouths. Similarly Skin tell us about heat. The heat of a hot thing is generally felt through touching by hand i.e. skin of the hand.]