Wiley's Verbal Ability and Reasoning for Competitive Examinations

P.A. Anand

ISBN: 9788126554294

452 pages

INR 539

Description

Verbal Ability and Reasoning are integral parts of most of the competitive examinations that are based on testing the aptitude of an aspirant. While Verbal Ability measures the ability of a student to effectively comprehend and present the written text, Reasoning measures the ability of an individual to analyse a given situation and logically arrive at a solution. The objective of this book is to effectively guide the students to understand and master the areas of Verbal Ability and Reasoning. The pedagogy of the book is closely aligned with the most effective approach towards developing these two skills.

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

About the Authors

A Note to the Students

 

Verbal Ability

 

Chapter 1: Vocabulary

1.1 Enhancing Vocabulary: Tools and Techniques

1.2 Using Etymology: Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

1.3 Confusable Words

1.4 Attempting Vocabulary-Based Questions

 

Chapter 2: Idioms and Phrases

2.1 Idioms

2.2 Phrase

 

Chapter 3: Usage-Based Questions

3.1 Types of Questions

3.2 Solving Sentence Correction Questions

 

Chapter 4: Reading Comprehension

4.1 Understanding Texts Through Their Structure

4.2 Following the Author’s Ideas

4.3 Reading Strategies

4.4 Answering RC Questions

 

Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

 

Chapter 5: Para Jumbles

5.1 Question Formats

5.2 Solving Para Jumble Questions

 

Chapter 6: Paragraph Summary

 

Chapter 7: Fact, Inference, Judgement

7.1 Identifying Facts

7.2 Identifying Inferences

7.3 Identifying Judgements

 

Chapter 8: Paragraph Completion

 

Chapter 9: Critical Reasoning

9.1 A Paragraph Presenting an Argument

9.2 A Paragraph Presenting a Situation

 

Chapter 10: Deductive Reasoning and Syllogism

10.1 Deductive Reasoning

10.2 Inductive Reasoning

10.3 Syllogism

10.4 Solving Deductive Reasoning Questions

 

Chapter 11: Logical Consistency

11.1 Logical Consistency Questions

 

Chapter 12: Cause and Effect

12.1 Concept of Cause and Effect

12.2 Solving Cause and Effect Questions

12.3 Examples of Cause and Effect Questions

 

Chapter 13: Assertion and Reason

 

Chapter 14: Courses of Action

14.1 Solving Courses of Action Questions

 

Chapter 15: Statement Assumptions

15.1 Attempting Statement Assumption Questions

 

Chapter 16: Statement and Conclusions

 

Chapter 17: Statement and Arguments

 

Chapter 18: Degree of Truth and Falsity of Inferences

18.1 Solving Degree of Truth and Falsity Questions

18.2 Example of Truth and Falsity Question

 

Logical Reasoning

 

Chapter 19: Linear Arrangement: Deterministic

19.1 Concepts in Linear Arrangement

 

Chapter 20: Linear Arrangement: Non-Deterministic

 

Chapter 21: Circular, Vertical and Other Arrangement Types: Deterministic

 

Answer Key

Answers and Explanations

 

Chapter 22: Circular, Vertical and Other Arrangement Types: Non-Deterministic

 

Chapter 23: Tabular- or Grid-Based Arrangement: Deterministic

 

Chapter 24: Tabular or Grid-Based Arrangement: Non-Deterministic

 

Chapter 25: Grouping and Team Formation

 

Chapter 26: Blood Relation

26.1 Type 1: Set-Based Questions

26.2 Type 2: Symbol-Based Questions

26.3 Type 3: Photograph-Based Questions

 

Chapter 27: Coding–Decoding

27.1 Type 1

27.2 Type 2

27.3 Type 3

27.4 Type 4

27.5 Type 5

27.6 Type 6: Questions on Input and Output

27.7 Some Different Questions of Coding–Decoding

 

Chapter 28: Direction Sense

28.1 Concepts and Types of Problems

 

Chapter 29: Series Completion

29.1 Number Series

29.2 Alternating Series

29.3 Miscellaneous

29.4 Letter Series

29.5 Alphanumeric Series

 

Chapter 30: Mathematical Reasoning

 

Chapter 31: Miscellaneous Topics

31.1 Cubes

31.2 Taking the Standard Case and Applying the Concept to Specific Cases

 

Chapter 32: Decision Making

 

Chapter 33: Data Sufficiency

33.1 Question Structure in a Data Sufficiency Problem

 

Chapter 34: Puzzles

 

Chapter 35: Odd One Out

 

Chapter 36: Order and Ranking Test

 

Chapter 37: Mathematical Operations, Comparison and Magic Squares

 

Chapter 38: Sudoku

 

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