Verbal reasoning questions are either in the form of paragraphs or statements. Based on the given text, one must answer the one or more question that follows. There are four major types of verbal reasoning questions. The first type is true or false questions. One must read the given text and identify the key statement or proposition that expresses an opinion or fact about something which has to be identified as true or false. The second type is arriving at a logical conclusion based on the premise given in the text. The third type is using the commonality and logic between multiple premises to derive a conclusion or the truth. The last type is using the similarity or connection between two concepts to choose the logical answer. For example, “The sun to the day is like the moon to the night”.
The tests can be made harder by burying the key statement or premise within a long paragraph. One must be able to identify the important statements before answering the question. There can be multiple reasoning statements and one should read all of them thoroughly before answering the questions as the factors may change the answer.