Types of questions asked in placement verbal section

Updated: May 15



Type 1: Vocabulary based


1. Use the most appropriate prefix to find the opposite of the verb “mask”

a. Un

b. In

c. Dis

d. Re


Ans: a

Solution: Mask means to cover. Unmask means to uncover.


2. Use the most appropriate prefix to find the opposite of the verb “agree”

a. Un

b. In

c. Dis

d. Re


Ans: c

Solution: Disagree means to not agree.


Type 2: Verbal reasoning based


Directions for questions 1 to 4: Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them. (A) I think our country is searching for an identity. (B) Yet, I do not agree with the prophets of doom who see nothing but disaster ahead. (C) And a new vision of the future will emerge from this search. (D) When I came back to India after a stint in Northern Ireland, I felt I was trading a hotbed of intense religious and political violence for peace and quiet. (E) Moreover, the mayhem over the last few months is deeply shocking.


  1. Which of the above sentences would come first in the paragraph?

  2. B

  3. A

  4. D

  5. C

Ans: c

Solution: DEBAC is the correct paragraph. D talks about situation after coming back to India. E talks about what has been happening over the last few months. B brings the disagreement and A,C talk about the explanation for the disagreement with scope for future. So the first sentence is D

2. Which of the above sentences would come second in the paragraph?

  1. B

  2. A

  3. D

  4. E

Ans: d

Solution: DEBAC is the correct paragraph. D talks about situation after coming back to India. E talks about what has been happening over the last few months. B brings the disagreement and A,C talk about the explanation for the disagreement with scope for future. So the second sentence is E

3. Which of the above sentences would come third in the paragraph?

  1. B

  2. A

  3. D

  4. C

Ans: a

Solution: DEBAC is the correct paragraph. D talks about situation after coming back to India. E talks about what has been happening over the last few months. B brings the disagreement and A,C talk about the explanation for the disagreement with scope for future. So the third sentence is B

4. Which of the above sentences would come fourth in the paragraph?

  1. B

  2. A

  3. D

  4. C

Ans: b

Solution: DEBAC is the correct paragraph. D talks about situation after coming back to India. E talks about what has been happening over the last few months. B brings the disagreement and A,C talk about the explanation for the disagreement with scope for future. A comes before C as A talks about searching and C about what will come out of the search for the future. Hence A is the fourth sentence.


Type 3: Grammar based


Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) gave below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in each of the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e. “No correction is required” as the answer.


  1. He has been working off and on for several years to compile a dictionary.

a. Regularly

b. On and off

c. On or off

d. On and of

e. No correction required


2. At an early age he had made his mark as a chemist.

a. Made his mark

b. Makes his mark

c. Has made his mark

d. Has been making his mark

e. No correction required


3. He is not in the good books of his master.

a. In the better books

b. In the good book

c. In the best book

d. Into the good books

e. No correction required


Answers: 1e, 2a, 3e


Thank you!

Nazish sir

Trainer, extrasem

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