ISSB Verbal Intellegence Test Sections

The word intelligence has been defined in different ways by various psychologist, but they all are agree to one simple definition which states: Intelligence means an innate ability to solve problems. It is the power of reasoning and adjustment to new situations. A variety of test patterns are administered in ISSB Verbal Intelligence Tests.

ISSB Verbal Intelligence Tests

  • One word Substitution

    In this type of question, you are given a sentence and are asked to give one word representing the whole meaning of the sentence.


    A person who dont like to spend even a small amount of money on important matters. The answer is: frugal.

  • Missing Letter or Number

    In this type, a series is given in which a word, letter, a figure or digit is missing somewhere in between or at the end and the candidate is required to insert it based on sequence logic.


    Find the missing number 2, 4, 8, 16, ___, 64, 128

  • Constructing Words
  • Jumbled Words

    In this type of test, jumbled spelling of common words are given. The candidate is required to think out the correct work. Sometimes a hint about the nature of the word is also provided.


    Which choice mentions the last letter of the word rearranged from the following jumbled spelling: COYEKH is an outdoor game. Options: Q, X, Y, H.

  • Sequence Problems

    In this type, the test taker is required to concentrate on correct sequence of days of the week, months of the year, sequence of words in the dictionary or sequence of letters of alphabets; etc.


    If fifth of the month falls two days after Monday, what day of the week will precede the 19th of the month.

  • Synonym

    pairs of words with the same meaning are given in this type of questions. But a certain pair having meaning of the two words in the pair is not the same. Candidates are required to pick it out and write the number of that pair.


    Write the number of the pair, the words which do not have the same type of meaning as the others. (a) Agony and Pain, (b) Danger and Risk, (c) Freedom and Bondage, (4) Integrity and Honesty.

  • Direction Sense

    In this type of test, the candidates are required to make use of a keen sense of direction and remember the distance covered in each direction.


    If you start from point A and walk 4 miles towards the east, then turn left and walk 3 miles towards the north, turn left again and walk 2 miles, which choice mentions the direction in which you are going? (a) North, (b) East, (c) South, (d) West.

  • Oddman Out

    In this type of test, a group of words is given. Some of these words belong to one particular class but one ore more words do not belong to that class.


    Write the number of object which is different from the other objects in the following collection: (a) Teacher, (b) Professor, (c) Student, (d) Head Master, (e) Principal.

  • Encoding and Decoding

    In these tests, number, letters of alphabet do not stand for themselves but for some other letters, i.e., they have an changed personaly defined code value. These artificial or code values are given according to some set principle. By applying that principle the candidates can decode a coded word or number.


    If HKTG means Fire, what does YCVGT mean?

  • Arithmetic

    Sometimes arithmetical questions involving addition, subtraction, division and multiplication are written but arithmetical sign are omitted . Candidates are required to insert these.


    Put the correct signs in the blanks to balance the equation:

    24 _ 5 _ 4 = 9

You can find detailed discussion with solved examples in each page of the type of questions.

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