Aptitude Test

Aptitude tests are an important and integral part of every student’s life. Even the professionals and job seekers have to clear aptitude tests in the initial rounds of job selection. You should constantly brush up your basics to tackle these types of situations. Here are some of the questions you can try to solve and post your answers here to know the right one.

Logical Reasoning

Objective Type

For the following, find the next term in the series

1.    6, 24, 60,120, 210

a) 336                        b) 366                           c) 330                           d) 660

2.    0, 5, 8, 17

a) 22                          b) 24                             c) 26                             d) 28

Find the odd one out

3.    3, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 19

a) 4                            b) 7                              c) 12                             d) 19

4.    2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, 50, 64

a) 5                            b) 17                             c) 37                             d) 64

Solve the following

5.    Out of 80 coins, one is counterfeit. What is the minimum number of weighing needed to find out the counterfeit coin?

a) 7                             b) 6                              c) 5                               d) 4

6.    What can you conclude from the statement: All green are blue, all blue are red. ?

      1. some blue are green
      2. some red are green
      3. some green are not red
      4. all red are blue

(a)    i or ii but not both    b) i & ii only      c) iii or iv but not both                 d) iii & iv

7.    Water is to ice as steam is to ==?==

a) water                        b)ice                             c) solid                          d) evaporation

8.    I went on a trip last week. The traffic was moderate and the journey took two and a half hours. On the return journey, the traffic was similar, but I made it back in 150 minutes. What was the total difference in time?

a) 15 Min                       b)30 Mins                       c) No difference             d) 10 Mins

9.    If you remove ’seven letters’ from this grid to leave two numbers.


You are left with which two numbers?

a) 3& 4                         b) 4 & 5                                    c) 5 & 6                         d) 6 & 7

10. In the town of Biddulph, 7% of all telephone subscribers are ex-directory. If you pick 500 people at random from the telephone directory, how many will have ex-directory numbers?

a)None                          b) One Seventh              c) One Third                  d) Two Third

11. John smokes cigars and collects old cigar ends to make new cigars. For each 5 cigar ends he can make a new cigar. He recently collected 77 cigar ends, how many cigars could he make in total?

a)13                              b) 15                             c) 17                             d) 19

12. How many 3p stamps are there in a dozen?

a)12                              b) 9                              c) 6                               d) 3

13. Dodgy Dave, our local DIY expert, is renovating the local hospital. He has to number each of the rooms in the hospital with plastic numbers. However, he has run out of the number 9. How many 9’s must Dave buy in order to number all 999 rooms?

a)100                            b) 200                           c) 300                           d) 400

14. An electric train travelled from London due North to Manchester, at exactly 60 miles per hour. There was a strong wind blowing from the East at exactly 30 miles per hour. In which direction did the smoke blow?

a)North                         b) East                          c) West                          d) No Direction

15. How much soil is there in a circular hole 2 metres deep and 1 metre across?

a)Nil                             b)1kg                            c) 1.5 kg                       d) 1.57kg

16. If even numbers are green and odd numbers are yellow, what
color is yellow + yellow?

a)Yellow                       b)Green                        c) Orange                      d) Blue

17. Which word is the odd one out: clover, proper, carrot, swing

a)Clover                        b)Proper                        c) Carrot                       d) Swing

18. If yesterday was Saturday’s tomorrow and tomorrow was Wednesday’s yesterday, what day would it be today?

a)Sunday                       b)Monday                      c) Tuesday                     d) Wednesday

19. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time was it?

a)12.45                         b)1.45                           c) 2.45                          d) 3.45

20. A certain family party consisted of 1 grandfather, 1 grandmother, 2 fathers, 2 mothers, 4 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 father-in-law, 1 mother-in-law, and 1 daughter-in-law. A total of 23 people, you might think, but, no. What is the minimum number of people here?

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

21. Can you find a number such that its double is fourteen more than its quarter?

a)2                               b)4                               c) 7                               d) 8

22. Albert is a keen dog admirer and over the years have had a number of dogs. He has had an Alsatian, a Dalmatian, a Poodle and a Great Dane, but not necessarily in that order. Albert had Jamie first. The Dalmatian was an adored pet before the Great Dane. Sammy, the Alsatian, was the second dog Albert loved. Whitney was housed before the Poodle and Jimmy was not a Great Dane. Can you tell the order in which Albert had them?

a) Jamie, Sammy, Whitney, Jimmy                                  b) Whitney, Jimmy, Jamie, Sammy

c) Sammy, Whitney, Jimmy, Jamie                                  d) Jimmy, Jamie, Whitney, Sammy

23. Continue this sequence in a logical way:

M,  T , W, T, __ ,__, __

a) V,T,S                                    b)W, T, M                      c) S, F, F                       d) F, S, S

24. How much will a 33 degree angle measure when observed under a microscope hat magnifies 1.33 times?

a) 33 degree                  b) 60 degree                  c) 90 degree                  d) 120 degree

25. Which of the following is least like the others?

Cube, sphere, pyramid, circle

a) cube                         b) sphere                       c) pyramid                     d) circle

26. Krishna can type 10 pages in 5 minutes. Rama can type 5 pages in 10 minutes. Working together, how many pages can they type in 30 minutes?

a) 15                             b) 25                             c) 65                             d) 75

27. Consider the following series:

3, 4, 6, 9, 13, ____ What comes next?

a) 12                             b) 18                             c) 24                             d) 27

28. In a school, 190 students play football, and 135 play cricket. If 163 students play neither of these two games, while 78 play both of these games, there are how many students in the school?


Subjective Questions:


29. A dog is tied to a 15-feet long leash. How can the dog reach a bone that is 20-feet away?

30. Last week, my uncle Ramesh was able to turn his bedroom light off and get into bed before the room was dark. The light switch and the bed are ten feet apart. How did he accomplish this?

31. .A mother has 6 children and 5 potatoes. How can she feed each an equal amount of potatoes? (Do not use fractions).

32. You find shelter in a mountain ledge on a windy night. When you go in, you find a match, a candle, a sheet of newspaper, a torch, and some dry grass. You need to light the fireplace. What would you light first?

33. Imagine you are a taxi driver, and you are driving a Tata Sumo. This taxi is meant only for senior citizen passengers. Your passengers are an older couple, and they want to travel 6 miles. You are a driving at 40 miles an hour with the tank one-third full, when, 2 miles into the trip, the tank is down to one-fourth full. Ten minutes, later, the trip is over. What is the name and age of the driver?

34. My neighbor’s son came to me and told me this yesterday, “Four days ago, my school’s basketball team won a game, although none of the boys on the school’s team scored any baskets. Also, the other team didn’t score against itself accidentally (means, they didn’t ball in their own basket by mistake). How can this be?

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