These questions test your verbal reasoning skills. This includes your testing vocabulary, a logical approach, your ability to determine patterns within words and your ability to manipulate words.
DR ER FP GP (??)
It is important to realise that there is no relationship between the pairs of letters. The relationships occur between “first” letter sequences i.e. D E F G and “second” letter sequences i.e. R R P P.
You are given five pairs of letters to choose from. A GM B GN C HQ D HO E IO
First letter sequence D E F G
D → E = forward 1, E → F = forward 1, F → G = forward 1
The pattern is “forward 1” each time. So the next “first” letter is G forward 1 = H
This means answer options A, B and E can be eliminated.
Second letter sequence R R P P
R → R = same R → P = back 2 P → P = same
Although this is a short sequence, it is most likely that the next step would be P back 2 = Q. Answer option “C” is HQ, therefore you can choose answer option “C” as the correct answer.
Question Variance You should aim for 100% accuracy with these questions; it is difficult to get them wrong if you follow the method & technique.