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 - "Word-Number Codes"


In these questions there are four words. Three of the words have been given a code. The codes are not written in the same order as the words. Work out the correct answers and mark them on the answer sheet.

LEAP PALE PLEA PLAY 2453 2431 2345

Work out the code for PEAL

Once the code has been worked out you will either be asked to find a code for a word or a word for a code. On the answer sheet you are given either five words or five codes. For the above example the answer options are: A:2345, B:3425, C:2543, D:2534, E:4352

When answering these questions you need to look for patterns in the position of letters that correspond to the pattern in the positions in the code.

Write down all the numbers that appear in the code in numerical order. 1 2 3 4 5

There are 3 words that start with “P” and 3 codes that start with “2”. P = 2 Write “P” under 2.

It is important to write the letter directly underneath the number to save any confusion later in the question.

There are 2 words that start PL” and 2 codes that start “24”. L = 4 Write “L” under 4.

There is one word with a “P” in first place and an “L” in third place, “PALE”.

The code for this word must be 2?4?.

There is only one code that fits this pattern, “2345”. Therefore, A = 3 E = 5 Write “A” under 3 and “E” under 5. The only letter left is “Y” ; the only number left is “1”. Y = 1 Write “Y” under 1.

Now that you have broken the code you can work out the answer. PEAL = 2534

The correct answer option is “D”, 2534.