Free Aptitude Test: Sample Questions & Answers [2023]

# Free Aptitude Question and Answers

We’ll start this aptitude test practice with the type of question people are most often intimidated by: Numerical Reasoning. Numerical reasoning questions measure your ability to handle numbers quickly and accurately. This could involve arithmetic, algebra, data interpretation, or problems using statistics, percentages, and number sequences. It assesses how well you can draw conclusions from numerical or statistical data.

## Numerical Reasoning

Question #1

Which of the numbers below is closest to the correct answer?

62 x 14 x 13 ~

1. 391
2. 752
3. 1600
4. 9100

The optional solutions offered for this question vary greatly in magnitude; therefore, we can solve this problem by a simple estimation. We can even try to round down number 14 and number 13 to 10(!). In this case, we would have the following equation 62 x 10 x 10. 10 x 10 = 100. If we multiply 62 by 100, we get 6200. This number is already significantly larger than the first three options. Since we rounded down 14 and 13 to 10, the result should be even greater and in the region of 9000. The correct answer is 9100.

Question #2

The column 'Males & Females' refers to the percentage of males and females preferring a certain type of food.

For which type of food do females' and males' preferences differ the most?

2. Hamburger
3. Steak
4. Cheese
5. Chocolate

Calculate the differences between genders for the categories that stand out.
Salad is 19% (25-6), steak is 17% (25-8), and hamburger is 14% (18-4).

Question #3

A mountain trail is 12.1 miles long. If a hiker walks along the trail at a rate of 1.96 miles per hour, in approximately how many hours will the hiker walk the entire trail?

1. 6
2. 12
3. 14
4. 24

12.1 miles are approximately 12 miles. 1.96 miles per hour are approximately 2 miles per hour.

Since time (in hours) equals distance (miles) divided by velocity (miles per hour), the hiker will walk the entire trail in approximately 12/2=6 hours.

Question #4

Complete the series:

3 | 3 | 3 | 6 | 3 | 9 | 3 | ?

1. 3
2. 27
3. 12
4. 6

There are two ways to look at this series:
(1) There are two inner series. each following a different rule:
Odd terms- remain constant: 3.
Even terms- increase by 3:
3+3=6, 6+3=9, 9+3=12.

(2) Another point of view:

The series in this question follows two rules:
(1) The mathematical operations between the terms change in a specific order, x, etc.
(2) Every two steps, the number of terms multiplied or divided increases by 1.

Numerical Skills can be measured in a lot of different ways. Examples include Numerical Reasoning (applying logic in numeracy), Graphs and Tables, Word Problems, and Number Series. Numerical abilities can be improved only after covering the basics (arithmetic rules, quick calculations, graph reading, etc.) Due to the enormous variety of numerical reasoning questions, it is crucial to familiarise yourself with the specific type of numerical questions your exam includes and their solutions. This will help you develop your numerical skills, improve your speed and accuracy, and reduce test anxiety.

The current section presented numerical reasoning sample questions in the exact format found in the most known aptitude tests. For additional practice materials of numerical reasoning aptitude tests, you can check our Free Psychometric TestFree Korn Ferry Practice Test, Free SHL Practice Test, Free Hogan Test, Free Aon (cut-e) AssessmentFree Cubiks Test, Free UCAT Test, etc.

Next, we will cover Verbal Abilities. These questions assess your language skills in different formats. Some questions will include a short text with one or more paragraphs, followed by questions regarding the information presented in the text. Others will include short sentences that must be grammatically corrected or analogies that should be understood to find two additional words which follow the same connection.

## Verbal Reasoning

Text for Question 1+2:
Many people start running in their 30s or older, and it is one of the few sports you can improve with age. One example is the great Jack Foster, a self-styled "ancient marathoner”, who ran for the first time at the age of 32, and by the age of 40, found himself picking up a silver medal at the Christchurch Commonwealth marathon in 1974.

Of course, while we all may secretly hope to uncover latent talent, most of us are unlikely to progress to an elite level. But whether we like to compete on the weekend or prefer to go on solitary excursions through the countryside, the message is that age is far less of a barrier in running than it is in other sports. With running, even if taken up later in life without any previous experience, it really is realistic to expect improvement with age.

Question #1

Which of the following best summarises the main idea of the second paragraph?

1. It describes people's hopes to uncover their talents.
2. It compares solitary runners to competitive runners.
3. It highlights the message that running has no age.
4. It emphasises the importance of running when one is older.

To answer this question, we must read paragraph 2 carefully. Once we do, we can see that the answer is obvious in the paragraph, starting with the words: ”the message is…” The message of this paragraph is that running has no age, and therefore answer choice (3) is the correct answer.

Question #2

After Rachel and Sara finished watching the movie, ________ turned off the TV.

Which of the following pronouns correctly completes the sentence above?

1. her
2. them
3. they
4. themselves

The missing word is a subject pronoun. Only answer (3) is a subject pronoun. The rest of the answers are object pronouns.

Question #3

Dr Doolittle provided a rather self-disclosing press release yesterday stating that he would like to inform all animal owners that the RZI (Royal Zoo Institute) approached him and offered to acquire his services exclusively. According to insiders, the RZP (Royal Zoo Pharmacy), a division of the RZI, has been supplying Dr Doolittle with animals products for the past 5 years with little return, creating a substantial debt more extensive than the value of Dr Doolittle's practice. RZI has replied to reporters' questions that they do expect to collaborate with Dr Doolittle, but the extent of this relationship is not clear yet.

The RZI and Dr Doolittle have worked together indirectly for several years.

1. True
2. False
3. Cannot Say

According to the text, “the RZP (Royal Zoo Pharmacy), a division of the RZI, has been supplying Dr Doolittle with animal products for the past five years … ".

According to this, Dr Doolittle has worked DIRECTLY with a division of RZI, meaning he has worked indirectly with RZI.

The Statement is True.

Question #4

Subsequent → Previous : Barren →

1. Fertile
2. Bar
3. After
4. Infertile
5. Barn

'Subsequent', which means 'comes after', is the opposite of previous, which means 'comes before'. In the same way, 'barren', which means 'unable to support growth', is the opposite of 'fertile'.

Verbal reasoning tests assess your understanding and comprehension of written passages. They evaluate your ability to think constructively and understand the logic behind a text. You may be required to identify critical points, draw inferences, or understand implications. The examples here include Reading Comprehension, Grammer, Verbal Reasoning, and Analogies. While reading is one of the best ways to improve general language skills, practising specific questions in different formats is highly recommended. To practice more verbal reasoning questions, you can check Free Psychometric Test, Free SHL Verbal Test, Civil Service Verbal Practice Test, ieGAT Practice Test, Free Mcquaig Practice Test, etc.

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Unlike the Numerical and Verbal sections, which are distinctive and straightforward, the Logical Reasoning questions are far more obscure and require a deep understanding of the instructions and familiarity with the different question types. We will cover the Inductive questions first – which require you to decipher different patterns and rules and answer accordingly. Let’s continue.

## Logical Inductive Reasoning

Question #1

Choose the correct answer to the following series:

The line rotates clockwise around the little square, increasing the number of steps between one diagram to the other in the series. Between diagrams 1 and 2, it moves a single step. Between diagrams 2 and 3, it moves two steps, and so on.

Question #2

In the exemplar analogy, the figure on the left rotates 90 degrees right. Its parts (the empty and the full triangle) rotate 180 degrees each. In the question analogy, the whole figure rotates 90 degrees right, and the two parts of the figure (an empty and a full square) look the same after being rotated 180 degrees. After Rachel and Sara finished watching the movie, ________ turned off the TV.

Question #3

In each column, the top and bottom figures combined create the figure in the middle. Since the top figure in the third column has two parallel lines, the bottom (missing) figure should be an X so when combined, they create the middle figure.

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The final section in our Free Aptitude Test is Logical Deductive Reasoning. While Inductive Reasoning requires analysing patterns and answering accordingly, these questions will require you to draw logical conclusions from a set of premises known to be true. Let’s continue.

## Logical Deductive Reasoning

Question #1

American cars are manufactured in China, but not all of them. American cars are manufactured in either China or the US, and only there.

Most American cars are manufactured in China.

1. Conclusion follows
2. Conclusion does not follow

The conclusion does not follow.

You know with certainty that some American cars are manufactured in China and some in the US, but you do not know the ratio. Therefore, you cannot conclude that most American cars are manufactured in China or the US.

Question #2

All aeroplanes that don’t stop in Spain fly to India. The first aeroplane didn’t stop in Spain.
Which of the following statements is true?

1. The first aeroplane didn’t fly to India.
2. The first aeroplane flew to India.
3. All aeroplanes flying to India stop in Spain.
4. None of the above.

All aeroplanes that don’t stop in Spain fly to India. Since the first aeroplane didn’t stop in Spain, it must have flown to India.

Text for Question 3+4:
Four couples – the Gordons, the Hindlers, the Ilgors, and the Jareds – are on vacation. Some of them are signing up for a trip to the Grand Canyon.
Each couple consists of one man and one woman.
When a woman signs up, her spouse signs up too.
At least two men and one woman are signed up.
Mr. Gordon signs up only if Mrs. Jared signs up.
If Mr. and Mrs. Gordon are signed up, Mrs. Hindler is not.

Question #3

If the same rules apply for a trip to Niagara Falls, and each person is signed up for one of the trips, which one of the following could be a list of the participants in each trip?

1. Grand Canyon: The Jareds and the Ilgors
Niagara Falls: The Hindlers and the Gordons.
2. Grand Canyon: The Jareds and the Hindlers
Niagara Falls: The Ilgors and the Gordons
3. Grand Canyon: The Jareds, the Gordons and the Ilgors
Niagara Falls: The Hindlers
4. Grand Canyon: The Ilgors and the Hindlers
Niagara Falls: The Jareds and the Gordons
5. Grand Canyon: The Jareds, the Gordons and Mr. Ilgor.
Niagara Falls: The Hindlers and Mrs. Ilgor.

To find the one answer choice that does not violate any of the above conditions, we need to go over them individually.

Answer choice 1 – Mrs. Hindler cannot sign up for the same trip as the Gordons (fifth condition).

Answer choice 2 – Mr. Gordon cannot be signed up for a trip if Mrs. Jared is not signed up for it (fourth condition).

Answer choice 3 – The Hindlers cannot be the only couple signing up for one of the trips since at least two men must be signed up for each trip (third condition).

Answer choice 4 does not violate any of the above conditions and is, therefore, the correct answer.

There is no need to check the remaining answer choice. Once you have found the correct answer, you should move on to the next question.

Question #4

If Mr. Hindler signs up for the trip only if Mrs. Hindler signs up, which one of the following pairs CANNOT be signed up together for the trip?

1. Hindler and Mrs. Gordon.
2. Gordon and Mrs. Hindler.
3. Jared and Mrs. Hindler.
4. Hindler and Mrs. Hindler.
5. Hindler and Mrs. Ilgor.

Since we need to find one answer choice, which is impossible, we need to go over them individually.

Answer choice 1 – if Mr. Hindler is signed up, so is Mrs. Hindler (new condition). This is in violation of the fifth condition, which states that Mrs. Hindler cannot be signed up together with the Gordons. This is not a possible setup, this pair cannot be signed up together for the trip, which means that this is the correct answer. There is no need to check the remaining answer choices. Once you have found the correct answer, you should move on to the next question.

Deductive Reasoning is a 'top-down' approach to reasoning, where one starts with a general statement or theory and then works towards a specific conclusion. It requires one to draw specific inferences from the information provided. The examples here include Syllogisms, Seating Arrangements, and Assumptions. To practice more questions, you can check Free Psychometric Test, Free Cubiks Test, Free Sova Assessment, Free Mcquaig Practice Test, etc.

The next type of question in the aptitude test is Spatial Reasoning. The questions, which include shapes and figures in 2D and 3D, measure your ability to orient yourself and visualize movements, rotations and more. Let’s continue.

## Spatial Abilities

Question #1

Which of the options best fit?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E

Question #2

Which of the following options is a rotation of both figures in the upper box (consider the dots)?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E

Notice that figure '8' is symmetrical when horizontal but not when vertical (the two holes vary in size); therefore, option 4 is correct (the comparable corner is marked in red), and option 2 is not (the correct corner is marked in green).

Spatial Ability questions measures your ability to understand, interpret and visualise shapes and spatial relationships in three dimensions. Tasks might involve imagining the rotation of an object, understanding diagrams, or solving puzzles. It's commonly used in fields like engineering, architecture, and design. For more practice tests, you can check cut-e (aon) free practice, free spatial reasoning practice test, etc.

The final type of questions we will cover will be Mechanical Knoweldge. Those questions require prior mechanical knowledge in different fields, such as basic physics, electricity, forces, tools, etc. These questions are usually position-specific and include the required knowledge for the job. Let’s look at a few examples.

## Mechanical Abilities

Question #1

In which direction will the light blue wheel spin?

1. 1
2. 2
3. Will not spin.

We will mark the wheels as 1,2,3 and 4. See the picture below.

Wheel 1 rotates clockwise, thus moving the band in the direction shown by the green arrows. That movement will, in turn, rotate wheel 2 anticlockwise.

Since wheels 2 and 3 are connected by a band, wheel 3 will also rotate anticlockwise.

Since wheels 3 and 4 are connected by a band, wheel 3 will also rotate anticlockwise.

Question #2

What would the total resistance be if a resistor was added in parallel to the following circuit?

1. 3R
2. 2R/3
3. 3R/2
4. Remain the same

We shall use this question as an excuse to clarify how total resistance is calculated in general.
Series Connection:
Resistors are said to be connected in series if the currents through each of the resistors are equal. For example, the same current must flow through the two resistors in the middle of the figure.
If resistors R1, R2, ..., Rn are connected in series, then their total resistance Rt can be calculated using the formula
Rt = R1 + R2 + ... + Rn
This means we can replace the resistors with a single resistor with resistance Rt and the rest of the circuit will not be affected.
In this case, we can replace the two resistors in the middle with Rs = R + R = 2R.
Parallel Connection:
Resistors are said to be connected in parallel if the voltages across each of the resistors are equal. For example, after connecting the resistors in the middle in series, there must be the same voltage across the resistor on the right and the new resistor Rs in the middle.
If resistors R1, R2, ..., Rn are connected in parallel, then their total resistance Rt can be calculated using the formula
1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + ... + 1/Rn
Again, we can replace the resistors with a single resistor with resistance Rt and the rest of the circuit will not be affected.
In this case, we can replace the two resistors in the middle with
1/Rt = 1/Rs + 1/R = 1/2R + 1/R = 3/2R
Rt = 2/3R.
Solving Tip: The formulas show that adding a resistor in series will always increase the total resistance while adding one in parallel (as suggested here) will always decrease the total resistance.

Question #3

On which of the chains is more tension being exerted?

1. 1
2. 2
3. Identical tension

On chaine 1, the whole weight of the fold lies on it. in chaine 2, the fold is partality held also by the chain above.

Mechanical Reasoning questions assess your understanding of mechanical principles and ability to identify the cause-effect relationship of mechanical components and predict mechanical parts' movement. It can be critical for fields that involve machinery or tools, such as engineering, technical roles, and certain trades. Mechanical questions vary in content, format, and difficulty according to the position’s requirements. Some require basic knowledge that may or may not relate to the job, while others focus on advanced mechanical knowledge and require a deep understanding of concepts. To practice more questions, you can check: cut-e pilotFree Bennet Mechanical Test, Ramsay Mechanical Test, SHL Mechanical Test, etc.

Now that you're familiar with the different aptitude sections and questions and have been introduced to different solving techniques, it is time to begin your practice. Practicing multiple times for each section and testing in narrow time frames to reach a high score in the real test will increase your ability like nothing else.  To do so, we highly recommend checking our comprehensive PrepPacks. Couldn't find your aptitude test here? Check the list below for information about more aptitude tests.

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