ISSB Absurdity Test Sample Questions

  • The word absurd means “obviously unreasonable or false: ridiculous”.
  • In the “absurdity test” generally, a statement is given which is absurd. The candidates are desired to trace that absurdity.

How to Deal

Evaluate every variable given in the question. Consider whole situation. Evaluate the practicability of the situation.


Trace the absurdity in the following statements:

  1. The smoke of the electric engine running at a speed of 60 miles per hour was trailing in the opposite direction.
  2. A horse fell down when it was running at a speed of 160 miles per hour.

Question 1 variables

  • The variables or factors in question 1 are: smoke, electric engine, speed of the engine, trailing smoke in opposit direction.

Question 2 variables

  • Considerable factors in question 2 are Horse, Fell down, running, speed 160 mph. Answer:

After evaluating and relating logically all factors in each question you can easily find that

  1. Electric train does not have any smoke
  2. A horse can not run at a speed of 160 miles per hour
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