*Mental Ability Test
Paper for Architecture & Design
Careers *

1.
Write the number of the pair, the words of which do not have the same type of
meaning as others.

(a)
Shade and Colour (b) Drink and Sip

(c)
Short and Tall (d) Happy and Contented

2.
Which of the following pair is odd one out?

(a)
Love, Affection (b) Abundance, Scarcity

(c)
False, True (d) Sharp, Blunt

3.
Complete the series:

1,
3, 10, 21, 64, 129, ?, 777

(a)
356 (b) 259

(c)
388 (d) 144

4.
It takes 2 minutes to boil a single egg. How many minutes will it take to boil
5 eggs together?

(a)
10 (b) 4

(c)
2 (d) 5

5.
If fifth of the month falls two days after Monday, what day of the week will
precede the 19th of the month?

(a)
Friday (b) Wednesday

(c)
Saturday (d) Tuesday

6.
Select the correct word to fill in the blank:

Gun
is to Soldier as …… is to Blacksmith.

(a)
Nail (b) Blower

(c)
Hammer (d) Plane

7.
If Land is to Train as Sky is to……

(a)
Pilot (b) Air

(c)
Aeroplane (d) Bird

8.
Fill in the missing number to complete the series:

1
4 2 5 3 6 7 ……, ……

(a)
6, 8 (b) 5, 8

(c)
9, 7 (d) 6, 9

9.
If 2 × 3 = 812, 4 × 5 = 1620 then 6 × 7 = ?

(a)
42 (b) 1214

(c)
2428 (d) 2442

10.
If 5 boys write 5 pages in 5 minutes, in how many minutes can one boy write one
page?

(a)
1 minute (b) 1

5

minute

(c)
5 minute (d) 2.5 minutes

11.
If Monday is to February, then Friday is to ……?

(a)
July (b) June

(c)
May (d) August

12.
If March is to August, then C is to ……

(a)
G (b) I

(c)
H (d) J

13.
An aeroplane files twice is fast than a train which covers 60 miles in 80
minutes. What

distance
will the aeroplane cover in 20 minutes?

(a)
30 miles (b) 50 miles

(c)
35 miles (d) 40 miles

14.
A lady is 5 years younger to her husband and he is 5 times as old as his
daughter. If the

daughter
was 5 years old 3 years back, what is the present age of the lady?

(a)
25 (b) 45

(c)
35 (d) 30

15.
If LPPHGLDWH means IMMEDIATE what does WRSVHFUHW stand for?

(ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ)

(a)
MARINATED (b) STRONGEST

(c)
TOPGRADED (d) TOPSECRET

Fill
in the blanks with appropriate words from the four options:

16.
Essence is to Flowers as …… is to Oven.

(a)
Vapour (b) Steam

(c)
Fire (d) Heat

17.
Happy is to Sad as Straight is to ……

(a)
Drawing (b) Curved

(c)
Rounded (d) Vertical

18.
Candle is to Sun as …… is to Sea.

(a)
Lagoon (b) Boat

(c)
Pond (d) Puddle

Fill
in the blank spaces in the series with appropriate choices:

19.
2, 6, 5, 9, 8, 12, 11, 15 ……, ……

(a)
13, 17 (b) 14, 18

(c)
19, 23 (d) 21, 25

20.
48, 45, 40, 33, 24 ……, ……

(a)
11, 12 (b) 12, 13

(c)
9, 11 (d) 13, 0

21.
Point ‘A’ is located 8 miles South of B and C is located 6 miles West of A.
what is the

distance
between C and B?

(a)
8 miles (b) 9 miles

(c)
11 miles (d) 10 miles

Write
the number of the pair which is different from other pairs:

22.

(a)
Head and Cap (b) Pen and Pencil

(c)
Ink and Inkpot (d) Oil and Lamp

23.

(a)
Culprit and Prison (b) Pupil and Teacher

(c)
Patient and Hospital (d) Bird and Nest

24.
Rs 2,000 amounts to Rs 2,226.05 in 2 years at compound interest. What will be
the rate of

interest?

(a)
5% (b) 5.25%

(c)
5.5% (d) 6%

25.
Write the number of the two words which have the same relationships as Comb and
Hair.

(a)
Toothache, Tooth brush (b) Paint and Wall

(c)
Boot and Brush (d) Engine and Petrol

Fill
in the blanks with appropriate choices:

26.
Meat is to Vegetarian as …… is to Teetotaler.

(a)
Mutton (b) Chicken

(c)
Vegetables (d) Liquor

27.
…… is to Goat is Milk is to Child.

(a)
Fodder (b) Graze

(c)
Shepherd (d) Grain

28.
Soap is to Dirt as Petrol is to ……

(a)
Dry Cleaner (b) Grease

(c)
Car (d) Clothes

29.
A man travels 2 miles, turns left and travels 3 miles, turn left again and
travel 6 miles.

How
far is he from the starting point?

(a)
4 miles (b) 7 miles

(c)
5 miles (d) 9 miles

Choose
the word, which is of a different class from the others in the following:

30.

(a)
Chinese (b) English

(c)
Bengali (d) Germany

31.

(a)
Triangle (b) Rectangle

(c)
Circle (d) Rhombus

32.
If BAD is coded as YZW and FIGHT is coded as URTSG. How will you encode HIGH?

(a)
TRST (b) SRTS

(c)
STSR (d) TSRT

33.
If 9 × 7 = 3545 and 4 × 3 = 1520 then 6 × 8 = ?

(a)
5040 (b) 6050

(c)
4030 (d) 3040

34.
If CAFÃ‰ is coded as 3165 and HIDE is coded as 8945, how will you encode HEAD?

(a)
8514 (b) 5816

(c)
9156 (d) 8154

Fill
in the blanks:

35.
1/3 : 1/4 :: 20x : ..............

(a)
18x (b) 16x

(c)
15x (d) 14x

36.
¾ : ½ ::27y :
.................

(a)
21y (b) 16y

(c)
12y (d) 14y

37.
If 20 – 4 = 10 and 30 – 6 = 10 then 40 – 8 = ?

(a)
30 (b) 24

(c)
10 (d) 28

38.
If in a code, 52 – 36 = 97 and 46 – 78 = 1510, then how 53 – 62 can be encoded?

(a)
1520 (b) 88

(c)
2015 (d) 8800

39.
A watch gains 12 seconds every 3 hours, what time will it show at 10 A.M. on
Tuesday if the watch is set right at 3 A.M. on Sunday?

(a)
09 hrs 58 minutes (b) 09 hrs 57 minutes 8 seconds

(c)
10 hrs 2 minutes (d) 10 hrs 3 minutes 40 seconds

40.
I bought a watch for Rs. 60. What will it fetch if I sell at a gain of 25%??

(a)
Rs 72 (b) Rs 75 (c) Rs 77.50 (d) Rs 80