Analogy Practice Questions

In questions based on analogy, a particular relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives provided. Analogy tests are therefore meant to test a candidate’s overall knowledge, the power of reasoning and ability to think concisely and accurately. Below are given some common Analogy Practice Questions.

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Analogy Practice Questions

Kinds Of Relationships

Instrument and Measurement

Example – Barometer: Pressure. The barometer is an instrument used to measure. Some more examples are given below:

Analogy Practice Questions

1. Thermometer: Temperature.  2. Anemometer: Wind vane 3. Odometer: Speed 4. Scale: Length 5. Balance: Mass 6. Sphygmomanometer: Blood Pressure 7. Rain Gauge: Rain 8. Hygrometer: Humidity 9. Ammeter: Current 10. Screw Gauge: Thickness 11. Seismograph: Earthquakes 12. Taseometer: Strains. Let us see some practice questions now.

Type 1: Completing The Analogous Pair

In this type of questions, two words are given. These words are related to each other in some way. Another word is also given. The candidate is required to find out the relationship between the first two words and choose the word from the given alternatives, which bears the same relationship to the third word, as the first two bear.

Q 1: Newspaper : Press : : Cloth : ?

(a) Tailor (6) Textile ‘ (c) Fibre (d) Factory (e) Mill

Q 2: Bombay : Maharashtra : : Trivandrum : ?

(a) Calcutta (6) Gujarat (c) Rajasthan (d) Kerala (e) Sikkim

Directions : In each of the following questions, there is a certain relationship between two given words on one side of:: and one word is given on another side of:: while another word is to be found from the given alternatives having the same relationship with this word as the words of the given pair bear. Choose the correct alternative.

Q 1: Moon : Satellite : : Earth : ?
(a) Sun (b) Planet         (c) Solar System               (d) Asteroid

Q 2: Forecast : Future 2 : Regret 2 ?

(a) Present (b) Atone (c) Past  (d) Sins

Q 3: Influenza : Virus : : Typhoid: ?

(a) Bacillus (b) Parasite (c) Protozoa (d) Bacteria

Q 4: Fear : Threat 2 : Anger : ?

(a) Compulsion (b) Panic  (c) Provocation (d) Force

Q 5: Melt : Liquid 2 : Freeze: ?

(a) Ice (b) Condense (c) Solid (d) Crystal

Q 6: Clock : Time : : Thermometer: ?

(a) Heat (b) Radiation (c) Energy (d) Temperature

Q 7: Muslims: Mosque : : Sikhs : ?
(a) Golden Temple (b) Medina (c) Fire Temple (d) Gurudwara

Q 8: Paw : Cat : : Hoof : ?

(a) Horse (b) Lion (c) Lamb (d) Elephant.


Q1: (b), Q2: (c), Q3: (d), Q4: (c), Q5: (c), Q6: (d), Q7: (d), Q8: (a).

Type 2: Simple Analogy

Q 1: Doctor is related to Patient in the same way as Lawyer is related to ……?

(a) Customer (b) Accused (c) Magistrate (d) Client

Q 2: Museum is related to Curator in the same way as Prison is related to….?

(a) Manager (b) Monitor (c) Jailor (d) Warden                     (Assistant Grade, 1996)

Q 3: Soap is related to Wash in the same way as Broom is related to

(a) Clean (b) Dust (c) Sweep (d) Floor

Q 4: Wax is related to Grease in the same way as Milk is related to

(a) Drink (b) Ghee (c) Curd (d) Protein                                   (M.B.A. 1998)

Q 5: Bread is related to Bakery in the same way as Brick is related to ?.

(a) Mint (b) Kiln (c) Furnace (d) Mine

Q 6: Sword is related to Slaughter in the same way as Scalpel is related to

(a) Murder (b) Stab (c) Surgery (d) Chopping

Q 7: Life is related to Autobiography in the same way as Witness is related to

(a) Papers (b) Truth (c) Documents (d) Acceptance            (I. Tax & Central Excise, 1994)

Q 8: Chef is related to Restaurant in the same way as Druggist is related to

(a) Medicine (b) Pharmacy (c) Store (d) Chemist

Q 9: Jade is related to Green in the same way as Garnet is related to

(a) Blue (b) Orange (c) Red (d) Yellow                               (S.S.C. 1997)

Q 10: Dancer is related to Stage in the same way as Minister is related to ….?

(a) Pulpit (b) Assembly (c) Parliament (d) State

Q 11: Ecology is related to Environment in the same way as Histology is related to ….?

(a) Fossils (b) History (c) Tissues (d) Hormones

Q 12: Life is related to Death in the same way as Hope is related to …..?

(a) Sad (b) Despair (c) Pain (d) Cry                   (Railways, 1994)

Find Your Answers Here

Q 1: (d), Q 2: (c), Q 3: (c), Q 4: (c), Q 5: (b), Q 6: (c), Q 7: (c), Q 8: (b), Q 9: (c), Q 10: (a), Q 11: (c), Q 12: (b).

Type 3 – Choosing The Analogous Pair

Directions: Each of the following questions consists of two words that have a certain relationship to each other, followed by four lettered pairs of words. Select that lettered pair which has the same relationship as the original pair of words.

Q 1: Sound: Muffled

(a) Moisture: Humid (b) Colour: Faded (c) Despair: Anger (d) Odour: Pungent    (8.C.RA. 1996)

Q 2: Chocolate: Sugar

(a) Egg: Yolk (b) Road: Traffic (c) Building: Cement (d) Milk: Cream

Q 3: Dubious: Indisputable

(a) Slander: Libel (b) Painful: Tormenting (c) Avaricious: Generous (d) Perspicacious: Tenacity

Q 4: Calligraphy: Writing

(a) Music: Song (b) Lyric: Poem (c) Drama: Prose (d) Chapter: Stanza

Q 5: Restaurant: Menu

(a) Library: Catalogue (b) Artist: Imitative (c) Book : Encyclopaedia (d) Guest: Rude

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (b), Q2: (c), Q3: (c), Q4:(b), Q5: (a)

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47 responses to “Number Analogy”

  1. Sai Rohith says:

    5:62::8:?, Solve the problem

  2. Keshav Sharma says:

    2:12 :: 3 : solve

  3. Lucky says:


  4. Sam says:


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  6. sujatha says:

    find next number analogy

  7. marc says:

    8:100::12:? solve this problem

  8. Ravi Sagar says:

    a) 54
    b) 58
    d) 52

  9. Abdullah umar says:

    if x=144 and y=18 what will be x:y=

  10. Ankit says:

    7:350 ::. ?
    1) 4: 216
    2) 5: 625
    3) 6 : 222
    4) 8: 636

  11. Saif says:

    12:312::10:? Solve

  12. Vikas says:

    60:16::100:? Solve kijiye

  13. Vikas says:


  14. Jay says:

    Solve this

  15. Jay says:


  16. RAM KRISHNA says:

    26:39 the analogy is 19:494 how? Prove me sir

  17. Maaz says:

    GO-484, BY-927, HE-?

  18. guest says:

    Q 1: If x = 144 and y = 18, then x : y what

    96: 12
    13: 169
    169: 13
    256: 16

  19. guest says:

    Q 2: Guess the next number: 19 : 361 :: 66 : ____


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  21. Sohanpal Kashyap says:

    34:21: ::124:? Help any one

  22. Amarendraparida says:


  23. Prince says:

    Slove 19:399::21?

  24. Babli Kumari says:

    128 147 164 173 wrong number find with explains

  25. Shree says:

    find analog 7:13::9:?

  26. sunil says:

    2:12::3:? solve the question

  27. Shubhi says:

    PST:01::NPR:?, Solve the problem

  28. Gowda says:

    228:56::336: ?


  29. Shivi manhas says:

    18:5::12:? Solve the problm

  30. Arun Gyanba Kamble says:

    What is answer of 64:12::72:?

  31. Syed shamsi says:

    Solve 123 : 216 :: 245 😕

  32. Sneha says:

    55:25 :: 73:?

  33. Kaviyadharshini says:


  34. Tirtha Lad says:

    PEN=16 BOAY=6


    1. 21

    2. 23

    3. 20

    4. 19

  35. Guest says:

    8: 72::12: ? Solve the problem

  36. S.D.R says:

    solve the problem

  37. Arup bhattacharya says:


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