Practice Verbal Ability Comprehension Tests
Updated January 24, 2023
Verbal comprehension questions consist of a short passage of text and some related questions.
They will often be about a topic which is unfamiliar to you, but this is an advantage rather than a disadvantage because you need to answer the questions based only on the information that you are given – not using any knowledge that you already have.
These types of question appear in all levels of verbal ability tests but may be more detailed and technical in graduate and management level tests.
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This sample question paper contains 40 questions and has a suggested time limit of 10 minutes. The questions are presented in Letter/A4 format for easy printing and self-marking.
The verbal comprehension tests found in aptitude tests tend to follow a similar format in which you are asked to read through each passage and evaluate the statements that follow it. Each statement may be either:
- True – The statement is true given the information in the passage
- False – The statement is false given the information in the passage
- Can’t Say – There is insufficient information to say whether the statement is true or false
Remember that you can only evaluate the statements using the supplied passage and that you must not use any knowledge that you already have.