Verbal Ability

The Naval Service Recruiting Test (NSRT) is an important part of the joining process. The example questions below are your opportunity to practice. The mark you need to achieve in order to pass will be dependent on the branch you’re joining. Ask your AFCO for more information.

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The NSRT will prove your suitability for a career in the Naval Service. Make sure you’re properly prepared by answering the example questions below, and keep trying to improve your score. 

Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability

Part two is a test of your ability to understand the meaning of words and relationships between them.

To make the most of this practice test, keep track of the timer on screen and plan your answers accordingly. Your score is calculated solely on the number of correct answers you achieve, so if you get stuck move onto the next one and revisit if you have time. On the day of your test you will have 9 minutes to complete 30 questions. On the next page you will have 2.5 minutes to complete 8 questions, this allows you slightly more time to practice and get to know the test.

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Q1

Which ONE word has a meaning that extends to or includes the meaning of all others?

Q2

In the lines below, the word outside of the bracket will go with only four of the words inside the bracket to make longer words.

Which ONE word can NOT be added to create a new word?

PAR ...

Q3

In the lines below, the word outside of the bracket will go with only four of the words inside the bracket to make longer words.

Which ONE word can NOT be added to create a new word?

PAR ...

Q4

In each question, four of the five sentences have the same meaning.  

Which ONE sentence has a DIFFERENT meaning?

Q5

In each question, four of the five sentences have the same meaning.  

Which ONE sentence has a DIFFERENT meaning?

Q6

Each one of the following sentences has a word missing.Which ONE word makes the best sense of the sentence?

The bank’s shares had recently collapsed on the stock market which had given stakeholders a financial ….
 

Q7

Each one of the following sentences has a word missing. Which ONE word makes the best sense of the sentence?

The Flight Deck Officer must always know the … of the wind before launching a helicopter.

Q8

Each one of the following sentences has a word missing. Which ONE word makes the best sense of the sentence?

Schoolchildren are taught about the vital… the Royal Navy has made to the prosperity of the nation.

Reasoning

Verbal Ability

Numeracy

Mechanical Comprehension