These questions test your verbal reasoning skills. This includes your testing vocabulary, a logical approach, your ability to determine patterns within words and your ability to manipulate words.

Verbal - "Related Words"


blue shed black rat yellow
In the answers you are given the five words to choose from
A blue
B shed
C black
D rat
E yellow

Remember to read the question. You are being asked to find TWO words that do no go with the other three. The TWO words do not have to be connected in any way. You are asked to mark these TWO words on the answer sheet.
Notice that the the question may be presented as either a list of words (blue, shed, black, rat, yellow), or a list of words with a letter associated with them (A blue, B shed, C black, D rat, E yellow).
The answers are presented as either a combination of words (a: shed black, b: rat yellow,...) or a combination of letters (a: BC, b: DE, ...).
If the answers are presented as a combination of letters, make sure that you select the answer that represents the two correct letters, rather than one of the letters themselves.
Look at the first word “blue”. Are there two other words that will go with “blue”?
Yes, “black” and “yellow”.
Will “shed” or “rat” fit with “blue”, “black” or “yellow”?
No, they do not.
So, the answer you mark on the answer sheet is BD, or shed rat.
Question Variance - word groupings by type i.e.
colours: blue, black, yellow forms of transport: coach, bus, train locations: village, town, country: use of objects: chair, bed, bench (you sit on them) parts of the body: chest, head, leg fruit: lemon, melon, orange activities: cultivate, grow, dig shapes: cross, square, triangle animals: camel, dog, cat sports: golf, tennis, football clothing: beret, hat, cap tools: hammer, chisel, saw senses: taste, touch, smell synonyms: words with similar meanings