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Every alternate circle contains a white dot, every third circle contains a vertical line and every fourth circle contains a horizontal line.

The first figure 8 appears a quarter at a time, and a second figure 8 appears a quarter at a time as soon as the first figure 8 starts to disappear.

Rating: 10 very impressive 9 exceptional 7-8 excellent 6 very good 5 good 4 average

3 Some suggested short cuts are indicated for several of the calculations.

(vii) 4 (10% of 60 is 6, therefore 20% is 12 and 12 divided by 3 is 4).

(viii) 496

(xi) 228 (15 divided by 13 is 1 and 2 carried. 26 divided by 13 = 2, therefore 156 divided by 13 = 12. 70 x 3 = 210 plus 2x3 = 6, therefore 72 x 3 = 216. 216 + 12 = 228).

(xii) 1092 (52 X 10 = 520 x 2 = 1040. Therefore 20 x 52 = 1040 plus the other 52 = 1092).

(xiii) 108

(xxi) 975 (2 x 75 = 150, therefore 4 x 75 = 300, therefore 12 x 75 = 900, then add the remaining 75 = 975).

(xxiv) 559

(xxvi) 616 (56 x 10 = 560 plus the remaining 56 = 616).

(xxvii) 44

(xxviii) 117

Rating:

28-30 excellent

25-27 very good

22-24 good

19-21 above average

14-18 average

(i) JLPT2689

(ii) KLST3479

(iii) BKTUW3479

(iv) EGLPZ2569

(V) DFGKLPZ24689

(vi) BDJMNTZ23489

(vii) TSLJDB56789

(viii) WPKJFED2379

(ix) VTSQPMK2479

(x) XUQNJHG23469

(xi) YXTPHFC9743

(xii) QPMKJCB875432

(xiii) ZRPNKJFBA9732

(xiv) WVRMLHGE987532

(xv) AEUTKJF2579

(xvi) EUZTSJGB5679

(xvii) AEUWTQJHF2349

(xviii) DJKMPT9753UA24

(xix) BDQRTWZ9753EA246

(xx) CJKLMPS9753UEA26

(i) ostrich

(ii) yielded

(iii) florist

(iv) jittery

(v) someday

(vi) tabloid

(vii) foreign

(viii) crusade

(ix) gourmet

(x) iceberg

(xi) hundred

(xii) upgrade

(xiii) verdant

(xiv) dilemma

(xv) irksome

(xvi) obscure

(xvii) grandad

(xviii) fuchsia

(xix) enchant

(xx) tiniest

(xxi) undergo

(xxii) literal

(xxiii) winsome

(xxiv) finance

(xxv) cordial

Cryptic crossword

7 (i) A

ACCENT (A/C CENT)

15D

B

SUICIDAL (ANAGRAM) IS A LUCID

18A

C

PROBES

4D

D

TEETERING

23A

E

ERODE (ANAGRAM) DEER + O

19A

F

REED PIPES (REED - RIVER BANK)

1A

G

SMOTE (ANAGRAM) TOMES

11A

H

ALMS HOUSES (ANAGRAM) SLAM

9D

I

SPROUT

5D

J

SADDLE (ANAGRAM) DES + LAD

16D

K

OBI (G - OBI)

20D

L

BEAN

22A

M

EGG

21D

N

CHEATS (ANAGRAM) SACHET

14A

O

POOL

7A

P

DANCE (ANAGRAM) CANED

(ii) THE MAN WHO KNOWS HOW WILL ALWAYS HAVE A JOB.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS WHY WILL ALWAYS BE HIS BOSS.

Trackaround

(iii) Chequered flag

BODGE

Enigmagram

(v) SYNTAX SCROLL SYSTEM CODING

KEY ANAGRAM = TERMINAL

Anagrams

(vi) A SATURNINE B CAFETERIA C CHEVALIER D DOCTORATE

Spatial ability test

1 F: In each row and column the triangle alternates black/white. In each row the dot moves two corners clockwise and alternates black/white. In each column the dot moves two corners anti-clockwise and alternates black/white.

IQ test one

2 B: the rest are the same figure rotated.

3 E: in each row a new circle is building up a quarter at a time.

5 E: the four blocks are rearranged as in the example, i.e. left to middle right, second to top, third to bottom, right to middle left.

6 D: split the pyramid into two halves vertically. The left-hand side is a mirror image of the right-hand side.

7 C: so that each connected line of three circles contains four white and four black dots.

8 E: in all the others the part with curved lines is white and the part with straight lines is black.

9 E: it contains a string which is black/white/black, and a string which is white/white/black.

10 B: looking across, the top circle within the large circle alternates white/black, the left-hand circle alternates horizontal stripe/white, the right-hand circle alternates horizontal stripe/white/white, the bottom circle alternates white/white/dot.

Logic test

1 The letter E.

2 No-one over 30 has a degree in bio-chemistry.

3 4918237

Reverse the 4th, 5th and 6th digits from the previous number followed by the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th digits in reverse.

4 It stopped at Explanation:

12 noon

plus 5 hours

In each line reverse the numbers then take the difference, i.e. 95 - 59 = 36.

12 noon

12.46

13-32

14.18

15.04

15.50 stopped 10 p.m.

g

l

b

Start at A then work up the first column then down the second, etc., first omitting no space, then 1 space, then 2, etc. before adding successive letters of the alphabet.

7 vacillate

Increase each word by one letter. First letter is two after the last letter of previous word in the alphabet.

9 872

174 + 698 = 873. Similarly, 283 + 658 = 941 and 368 + 419 = 787.

10 ARRK

Explanation:

When TWO is inserted into ARRK, the word AR7WORK is produced.

All the other combinations produce other words when ONE is inserted into them i.e. bayonet, colonel, coronet, honesty, pioneer, soonest, swooned and thrones.

Verbal ability test

1 dilemma

2 banal

3 style, fashion

4 shameful, laudable

5 TACT NAIL = Atlantic

The countries are: Portugal - gulp rota Norway - or yawn Bulgaria - big Laura Argentina - regain tan

6 abeyance slab/able, they/eyed, moan/anon, pace/cell

7 OLNEF = felon

8 erudite, ignorant

9 escalate, heighten 10 no strings attached

Numerical ability test

1 566

Multiply each number by 3 and add 2, i.e. 188 x 3 + 2 = 566.

9 a.m.+ (4 x 35 = 140) or 2 hours 20 minutes = 11.20.

3 Tom 60, Dick 80, Harry 100

12 x 8 = 96. Similarly, 27 x 3 = 81 and 19 x 4 = 76.

D E

8 63

Explanation:

12 innings at 288 runs = 24 average

13 innings at 299 runs = 23 average (+11 runs) 13 innings at 351 runs = 27 average (+ 63 runs)

9 87 75 94 85 77 Explanation:

Each row is formed by adding numbers in the row above.

Column A + Column C = Column B, D + E = A, C + D = E, B + E = C, A + E = D

10 13 33

There are two alternating sequences both starting at 1. The first progresses + 3 and the second progresses + 8.

Explanation:

A is added to B to make C C is added to D to make E E is added to F to make G G is added to H to make A

Similar symbols disappear.

IQ test two

Spatial ability test 1

3 2B

4 C Explanation:

1 is added to 2 to make 3 4 is added to 5 to make 6 Similar symbols disappear.

Explanation:

A is the same as F C is the same as D B is the same as E

6 D Explanation:

□ square is completed

0 • centre circle alternates white/black O right-hand circle remains

7 C Explanation:

1 is added to 2 to form 3 4 is added to 5 to form 6 Similar symbols disappear.

Explanation:

O moves moves

60° anti-clockwise 60° clockwise moves 60° anti-clockwise • moves 60° clockwise

Explanation:

A is the same as L B is the same as G C is the same as J D is the same as K E is the same as H F is the same as M

Explanation:

RH# changes to O and moves across to left

O central circle changes colour to white • bottom circle stays the same | moves across to right and reverses

Verbal ability test 1 chamois; it is an animal, the rest are colour shades.

10 A

2 graceful, elegant

3 tin bin

4 mayonnaise

5 torpid, uplifted

6 computer literate

I T \

SE

7 unmitigated, consummate

8 succinct

9 shell

10 meddle, medal

Numerical ability test 1 Infinity

2 Clarence Harold Peter

61 26 14

3 Notebook 55p Pencil lp

Book I60p Pen 80p

296p

XIII = VIII

5 8V4 Explanation:

6 64

8 At 1 IV11 hrs, 2 22/n hrs, 3 33/n hrs, 4 44/n hrs, etc.

Logic test

1 If they had won in 1930 I would have said, they won 6 times out of 10 times.

16^-56^-68^26 = x 22 28 17 13 16 x 28 x 17 x H = x 22 56 68 26 16 X lx IX 1 = x 22 2 4 2 16 x _L = JL 22 16 22

Explanation:

To solve problems with multiple divisions, change the division sign to a multiplication sign and reverse the numbers top on bottom, bottom on top.

4 7343

Explanation:

1st digit

327 464 5125 6216

7343

Remaining digits

Explanation:

2x6 sides 2X5 sided 2x4 sided 2X3 sided 2x2 sided (missing) 2X1 sided

Explanation:

18 x 9

= 162 = 2

24 X 6

= 144 = 2

30 x 2

= 6Q = 3

9X9

= 81

36 x 2

= 72

5x4

= 20

7

ODD

EVEN

PRIME

SQUARE

CUBE

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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Only No. 6 has one tick means that the answer is 6.

Only No. 6 has one tick means that the answer is 6.

8 Certainty.

s

C

H

c

H

D

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D

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