Stat exam consists of several different types of questions based on quantitative reasoning. One such type is the questions based on a given data. Data may be of various types including passages, stories, poetries and or data presented in the form of spreadsheets etc. Following is an example of this type of questions which is based on a given chart.

The following table represents a diet plan of an individual and the questions provided herewith are based on the given diet plan. The answers are within the diet plan only and can be easily identified.

Time/ Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast Fruit juice

2 boiled eggs

Vegetable juice

2 boiled eggs

Fruit juice

2 boiled eggs

Vegetable juice

3 boiled eggs

A glass of milk

1 boiled eggs

A glass of milk

1 boiled eggs

Vegetable juice

Glass of milk

1 boiled egg

Lunch Vegetable salad Fruit Salad Corn soup Fruit or vegetable salad Chicken soup Any kind of Salad

Any  kind of soup

Any kind of Salad and soup
Dinner Steamed chicken Bar B Q Chicken Steamed chicken Bar B Q Chicken Steamed fish One plate steamed and flavored rice Steamed rice and white meat.

Question No. 1. An addition of a glass of milk to diet renders the number of eggs to be taken in breakfast to:

  1. One
  2. Four
  3. Three
  4. Two

Question No. 2. The quantity and variety of meals is greater:

  1. At the initial phase of diet
  2. Towards the end of diet
  3. In the middle of diet
  4. Throughout the diet plan

Question No. 3. The daily diet schedule includes:

  1. Meat, soup and milk
  2. Rice, juice and egg
  3. A kind of meat, juice and egg
  4. Soup, milk and fish

Question No. 4. Raw fruit or fruit salad is not a part of diet for:

  1. Four days
  2. Two days
  3. Five days
  4. Three days

Question No. 5. The diet contains vegetable juice for

  1. Two days
  2. Three days
  3. None of the days
  4. All days

Answer guide:

Question No. 1.Option A

Question No. 2. Option B

Question No. 3. Option C

Question No. 4. Option D

Question No. 5. Option B

The quantitative reasoning part of the stat test paper contains questions based on graphical representations. The graphical representations can be of various types, including, simple and multiple bar diagrams, pie charts, polygraphs etc. One such example is provided below to aid the students during their preparation of the stat exam.

Below is a multiple bar diagram, which gives an analysis of the birth, death, crime and income rate in a particular country. A multiple bar diagram shows a parallel analysis of different items or factors. The different components are represented by bars distinguished with the help of colors. Each bar represents a different factor in the diagram. Several questions are provided on the basis of the following multiple bar diagram, which will be useful for the students practice.

Question No. 1. The year, which can be marked as the one triggering crime rate is:

A.      2010

B.      2009

C.      2008

D.      2007

Question No. 2. The diagram shows the population rate of the country to be:

A.      Increasing

B.      Decreasing

C.      Dormant

D.      Fluctuating

Question No. 3. The Country faced a chronic disease in the year:

A.      2006

B.      2007

C.      2008

D.      2009

Question No. 4. The effect of economy on income level of people in the country has:

A.      Caused an increase in the crime level of the country

B.      Triggered death rate in the country

C.      Escalated population growth of the country

D.      Has slowed down the increase in the income level of the country

Question No. 5. The bar diagram given above reflects:

A.      Month by month trend of population, law-breaking, infirmity and earning level of the country

B.      Year by year trend of population, law-breaking, and earning level of the country

C.      Year by year analysis of the birth, death, illness and crime rate of the country

D.      Yearly analysis of income, infancy, burglary and suffering rate of the country

Answer guide:

Question No. 1.Option C

Question No. 2. Option A

Question No. 3. Option D

Question No. 4. Option D

Question No. 5. Option B


The first questions demands the year when the law-breaking problem erupted in the country. It is represented by the yellow bars in the diagram. A sudden increase in the crime rate can be seen in the year 2008 when the crime rate elevated above five.

Next question is based on the population trend of the country. The given multiple bar diagram shows the birth rate of the country using blue bars and purple bars represent the death rate. It can be seen that the birth rate is going high with the passing years and the death rate is slow as compare to it. This indicates a rise in the population level of the country.

Third question requires the year when the company seems to have faced some severe disease. The death rate of the country in the year 2009 appears to be substantially high, which indicates a possibility that there might be some severe disease spread in the country during that year.

Question number four requires the student to indentify the component which is affected by the economic growth of the country. Out of the four components of the multiple bar diagram, the one which is directly affected by the economy is the income level of the people of country.

The answer to the last question is the simplest to identify, which is option B. It reflects yearly analysis of the country population, income and crime.

The questions on the given story can be easily answered if the story is read with concentration and attention. It is easy to identify solutions of the questions based on the story as it is not much intricate. As the title of the story says, it is based on some factual realities of life undergone by almost every person. This can help the student to judge the main content of the story. The story has two characters in all, which includes a woman and his little baby. Following is a concise explanation, which can help the students preparing for stat test to understand the method of extracting answers from the given story.

The first question requires understanding of the first paragraph of the story.  The first paragraph explains the village where the main character of the story resides. The answer choices contain options regarding the dreams, ambition and luxuries of the people of the village. It explains a poor village where people are unaware of the worldly dreams and material wealth. It explicates that they do not possess the worldly treasures and comforts. Thus, option C is the correct answer to this question.

The next question in line requires a description of the character of woman in the story. A deliberate reading of the story can easily lead to identify that the woman has no room to be stylish. This excludes option B from the answer choices. The story does not even illustrate any sign or action of the woman which reflects aggression or frustration. The story mirrors the woman as the one who has borne the ironies of life and has a wounded heart. Hence, the answer to the question is filtrated to be option A, which truly describes the woman of the story.

The students can grab the central idea of the story by reading it several times with concentration. The story describes a poor village and a woman who has suffered from great trauma and difficulties and is trying to comfort her child. It has a sad tone and thus the two options regarding the beauty and amusement of life can be ruled out. The translation of the story reveals that the subject of the story is not the monotony of life but the hardships and problems, which one has to face during the life. Option B, which says that the central idea of the story is based on the bitter realities of life is the correct answer.

The fourth question is based on the verse which is a part of the story. In the verse, she compares her child with the morning blossom and tells him to sleep comfortably in silence. She says that the moon showers his light on him and his lips have a peaceful smile due to the protection and cover of his mother’s arms. This translation renders the verse to be a lullaby, which the woman sings to put his child to sleep.

The last question is based on the ending part of the story, which sums up life in few words. It says that life is very limited and is divided into two parts, that is, the hope of a better future and the time interval which leads to a better future. Nevertheless every person has to face his share of grief and hardships and cannot drift away from the sorrows he has to bear during the life time. These are the necessary components of life and there is no escape from them.

Special tertiary admission tests include questions based on different material. Some questions are based on a given passage or story and require the students to comprehend the given story and select suitable answers for the given questions. A lot of practice is required to attempt such questions in the limited time available to the students attempting stat test. An example of such type is produced below. It consists of a story and several questions based on the story. Students can attempt such questions during their stat test preparation and maximize their scoring chances. Answer guide is also produced below along with the questions to help the students in judgment of their performance and to work hard to bring improvement in their comprehension skills.

A Story on the truth of Life

Her village was set on the outskirts of a small, dried river in Ethiopia. It was merely a grouping of tents, fortified with branches and mismatched sheets of cloth. Here was a constant struggle. But for every man and woman it was their way of existence. Ambitions, dreams, and luxuries; these were foreign feelings for them.

The night breathed a supple sigh, inhaling and exhaling with tremors of the wind. A cold chill crept among the lands, clasping its hands over life. The perched ground cried with thirst, the earth cracking under walking feet. Despite the cold, a woman sat alone under a tree, barely clothed except for a simple shawl drape over her body. She held a sleeping child in her hands and clutching her neck in a hazy embrace.

The woman whispered softly; the moon shone on her black skin. She was not beautiful, or maybe years of hard work had swept the feminine sweetness of her face, replaced with a sorrowful countenance.

Ah, child of morning lush,

Lie dreaming now, in sweetened hush,

With moon’s shine upon thy face

And lips smiling in my embrace”

She smiled as she sang; a bitter sweet expression came on her face, while looking at the baby. Her child knowing she loved him and knowing that he too would face the same hardships in future; since there is no escape from the bitter realities of life.

“For such is life — a four-day clock, two for hope and two for wait.”

Question no. 1. According to the first paragraph:

A.     People have to go abroad to achieve dreams and get luxuries

B.     People can import luxuries from abroad

C.     Dreams, luxuries and ambitions are unfamiliar feelings for people of the village

D.     The life of village people is filled with luxuries, ambitions and dreams

Question no. 2. The given story describes the woman as:

A.     Grief stricken

B.     Trendy

C.     Frustrated

D.     Aggressive

Question no. 3. The central idea of the story reflects

  1. The beauty of life
  2. Bitter realities of life
  3. Amusement of life
  4. Monotony of life

Question no. 4. The verse included in the story is a:

  1. Song
  2. Poem
  3. Quotation
  4. Lullaby

Question no. 5. The message given by the last phrase is

  1. Every person has to face his share of affliction
  2. Life is divided into 4 parts
  3. Hope and interval are a part of life
  4. Every person is deserted at some point in life

Answer guide:

Question No. 1.Option C

Question No. 2. Option A

Question No. 3. Option B

Question No. 4. Option D

Question No. 5. Option A

Stat test questions based on quantitative reasoning require a quick and analytical mind. They may require small calculations and the candidates are expected to be able to do manual calculations with speed. Too much lingering on the questions may cause them to run out of time and not complete stat test paper in the allotted time. A lot of practice will help them to gain proficiency in the in understanding the different types of data and manually calculating their relationships and effects.

The given question is based on a measurement chart which provides the length and breadth of various cylinders available in a company’s product range. The questions require the students to identify the various relationships in the given data and choose the correct answers for the given questions. Provided below is guidance on how to determine the answers to the given questions.

The first question is based on the ratio of the increment in the length of cylinder to its breadth. It can be observed that in the given series of cylinders, the length increases by a proportion of 0.25 cm. And by subtracting the breadth of the same cylinder, a difference of 0.5 cm can be identified. Projecting this information we can conclude that a 0.5 cm increase in length will give rise to an increase of 1 cm in the breadth of the cylinder.

Question no two provides several formulae to calculate the length or breadth of a cylinder when a measurement of either of the two is given. Students can work out the lengths or breadth of few cylinders using the provided formulae one by one. These calculations are not much complicated and can be done manually with ease. For instance using all the formulas of the length of 5 cm we get the resultant fro breadth to be 1.75 cm, 2 cm, 12 cm and 2 cm respectively. Now we have a tie between options B and D. working the two formulae for the next cylinder length gives the resultant breadth to be 2.5 cm and 2.25 cm respectively. Hence the correct formula for breadth is given by (length – 4) * 2.

Third question inquires about the effect on the difference between length and breadth of cylinder. For this we need to calculate the difference between length and breadth of subsequent cylinders, which is 3 cm, 2.75 cm, 2.5 cm and so on. We find a constant difference of 0.25 cm. It can be observed that each subsequent cylinder has an increased length of 0.25 cm. Hence, it can be concluded that an increase of 0.25 cm in length reduces the difference between the length and breadth of a cylinder by 0.25 cm.

The fourth question is based on the area of cylinder. The formula to calculate the area is length multiplied by breadth of the object. The area of the cylinders is thus calculated to be 10 cm, 13.125cm, 16.5 cm, 20.125 cm, 24 cm and so on. Now the difference in the areas of these cylinders can be calculated to be 3.125 cm, 3.375 cm, 3.625 cm, 3.875 cm and so on. We can see that the difference increases by 0.25 cm in every subsequent cylinder.

The last question requires the student to identify the relationship between the area of cylinder and the difference between its length and breadth. From above calculations we can conclude that with every increase in length of 0.25 cm the difference in the area of two cylinders increases by 0.25 cm and the difference between the length and breadth of a cylinder reduced by 0.25 cm. This shows a direct relationship between the two.

The Stat Multiple Choice exam also includes questions based on quantitative reasoning. Quantitative reasoning questions include questions based on mathematical and scientific calculations. These questions require some basic mathematical and scientific knowledge to help students solve these questions. Since the students are not allowed to carry calculators with them, they need to practice a lot to be able be swift and quick in manual calculations. Fluency in manual calculations will enable the students to complete the exam in the given time and score optimum marks in the special tertiary admission test.

One example of the kind of quantitative reasoning questions included in stat exam is provided here. The questions require minor calculations and mathematical knowledge and are based on the given data. They require the students to understand the relationship between the data provided and accordingly choose the correct answers. A careful study and the analysis of data will help to identify the relationship of different elements of data in the given information.

The following table contains the details of length and breadth of the range of cylinders, a Company has in its product line. A variety of cylinders are available with the company available in varying length and breadth. The questions are based on the measurement charts given below. The students are required to pay attention to the change in measurements of cylinders to be able to identify the correct answer choices.

Measurement Chart of Cylinders

Length 5cm 5.25 cm 5.5 cm 5.75 cm 6 cm 6.25 cm
Breadth 2cm 2.5 cm 3 cm 3.5 cm 4 cm 4.5 cm
Length 6.5 cm 6.75 cm 7 cm 7.25 cm 7.5 cm 7.75 cm
Breadth 5 cm 5.5 cm 6 cm 6.5 cm 7 cm 7.5 cm

Question No. 1. With an increase in the length of the cylinder by 0.5 cm the breadth of the cylinder increases by:

  1. 1 cm
  2. 0.5 cm
  3. 0.25 cm
  4. – 0.5 cm

Question No. 2. The breadth of a given cylinder can be calculated using:

A.     Breadth= (Length+2)/4

B.     Breadth = (Length-4)*2

C.     Breadth = (Length*2) + 2

D.     Breadth= Length – 3

Question No. 3. An increase of 0.25 cm in the length of cylinder has the following effect on the difference between the length and breadth of the cylinder:

  1. Increases by 0.25 cm
  2. Reduces by .225 cm
  3. Reduces by 0.5 cm
  4. Reduces by 0.25 cm

Question No. 4. An increase in the breadth of cylinder by 0.5 cm has the following effect on the difference in the area of two cylinders:

  1. Decreases by 0.25 cm
  2. Increases by 0.125 cm
  3. Increases by 0.25 cm
  4. Deceases by 0.125 cm

Question No. 5. The relationship between the difference of area of the two cylinders and the difference between its length and breadth is:

  1. Inversely proportional to each other
  2. Congruent to each other
  3. Directly proportional to each other
  4. Incompatible with each other

The above questions seem to be easily attempted by the students if they study the given data attentively and with keen interest. They can roughly work out the relationships to find the right answers to them. The number game appears to be complicated but a little practice and competency can make it simple and uncomplicated for the students.

Answer guide:

Question No. 1.Option A

Question No. 2. Option B

Question No. 3. Option D

Question No. 4. Option C

Question No. 5. Option A

The multiple choices Stat test contains questions based on a given passage. Students are required to read the given passage with attention and concentration and then select the right and most suitable choice of answer. Students should learn to fish out the correct answers from the passage. This requires proper understanding and insight of the passage. A brief explanation is produced below to help students select the best option for the given questions. The given passage is based on the subject of creativity.

An attentive reading of the passage, can lead the student to grab the basic concept of the passage. The first question requires him to do the same. Students can identify that the general tone of the passage is descriptive, illustrating the traits of a creative writer. It is very important for the candidate to have a strong knowledge of vocabulary as he would not be allowed to carry a thesaurus or word dictionary with him. After a careful reading he can easily rule out the last two options, as the passage is not about the troubles and uneasiness faced by the creative writers. It can be noticed that the entire passage explicates the main components of creativity and not the outcome of such writing faced by the writers. Hence, option A is the correct answer to the given question.

The next question is based on the meaning of creativity. Students can ascertain from the given passage that creativity is not only assembling of ideas; it has a lot more to it. Creativity requires exploration of one’s imaginations and coming up with innovative ideas. A clear understanding of the basic concept of creativity will lead the candidate to discard all the options, which do not reflect that idea. Among the given options all other choices except C can be discarded by the student. The third question is based on the dos and don’ts of perfect creative piece of writing. Having read the passage properly, student can have a clear understanding of this fact. They can find out that creative writing is not about copying or repeating ideas; all it has to do is to present ideas in an innovative form without replicating the idea. Replication creates monotony and results in loss of interest by the reader. This concludes option C to be the correct answer for the question.

The fourth question requires understanding of the thinking style of the creative writers. Students are required to choose the thinking style of creative writer from the given options. Having understood the idea of creative thinking student can easily identify the correct answer option to this question. Judicious, demonstrative, or conservative thinking is not the style of a creative writer. Among the given options, the option which best describes out of the box thinking is option D. Creative writing is a game of words and ideas, the last question requires the traits of a successful creative writer. Coming up with ingenious ideas is one thing and putting them into words is another. The choice of words to convey the idea to the reader is very crucial to creative writing and requires proficiency in language. It is the quality of work that makes a person a successful creative writer and not the quantity. This excludes the two options A and C from consideration. And since creative writing is not about storytelling, option B is the correct answer to the given question.

The above explanations will guide the students to attempt such type of stat test questions in the exam.

The stat tests consist of questions based on a given passage. Students are required to understand the passage and accordingly answer the given questions. Following is an example of such types of questions on the given passage, which can be useful for the student practice.

Creativity is making sense out of nothing and conjuring a world of phrases with the help of mind’s eye and putting life in it so as to give the reader a sense of belonging to it. Thinking is the key tool of writing something creative; it has no limits and is an activity which provokes the writer to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts or confer new meanings to already established facts and myths. Every person is unique and has his own set of perceptions; a successful creative writer is required to recreate his perceptions in a way captivating the interest of the readers. The writer should create a sense of curiosity for the reader to engross him and force him to focus on the piece of writing.

Collecting information is no more a complicated task. Internet is one of the best sources of accessing the knowledge, in low time and also with the low cost. Information collected from different sources needs to be assembled in a pleasing manner. The authenticity of the information used should be ensured; otherwise, the reliability of the reader might be impaired. Every word has its appropriate use, therefore care must be taken in the choice of words while drafting. Use of jargons needs to be avoided if the target reader is general public. Selections of words should be such that there is no redundancy in the usage of words. Over used words trigger monotony which leads the reader in search of something new and loss of concentration.

Thinking out of the box is one of the very essential factors of achieving success as a creative writer. Originality and novelty of ideas is highly appreciated by the readers. It is the manner in which ideas are conceived by a writer that enables him to win the battle of words. At times a fact that is very common and immaterial in the view of general public may be portrayed by the writer in a way beyond expectation and imagination.

Creative writers are expected to cook the perfect curry with all the required ingredients in the most appropriate composition with a taste that is not only new for the readers but also appetizing and mouthwatering.

Question No. 1. The given passage explains:

A.      the qualities which, a creative piece of writing contains

B.      the corollaries of being a creative writer

C.      the tribulations faced by a creative writer

D.      the incongruity of creative writing

Question No. 2. Creativity means:

A.      to stockpile information from internet

B.      amalgamation of data collected from various sources

C.      an ingenious presentation of ideas

D.      making replica of data acquired

Question No. 3. A creative piece of writing should

A.      have reiteration of ideas

B.      be an abridged version of someone else’s idea

C.      not have a monotonous tone

D.      simply copy and paste information

Question No. 4. Creative thinking means

A.      effusive thinking

B.      being judicious and modest

C.      following conventional thoughts

D.      being imaginative and innovative

Question No. 5. A successful creative writer is one who

A.      gets more of his work published

B.      wins the crusade of words

C.      can write heaps in limited time

D.      is good at story telling

Answer guide:

Question No. 1.Option A

Question No. 2. Option C

Question No. 3. Option C

Question No. 4. Option D

Question No. 5. Option B

Stat written English exam also includes an informal essay. Students should include practice on such topics when preparing for stat test. This post is based on the informal essay topic and prompts provided to the students to practice and bring improvement to their writing skills. The informal topics require a lighter and casual tone in the essay and candidates are required to produce some attention-grabbing piece of writing. A brief explanation of the topics and some suggestions on the exciting ideas that can be put forward are provided below for the aid of students. Students can use them as a guide to write their essays on those essay prompts.

The first question promotes the importance of healthy living and the given essay prompts provide room for creating a healthy living from water, exercise, sleep, fruits and vegetables. Students can make a selection of their healthy living choices and create their own healthy living menu from a combination of these. They can place emphasis on the importance of fulfilling the nutritional requirements of the body and forewarn them regarding the damaging effects of unhealthy routine and food.

The second one requires candidates to express their views on the importance of books in life. Books can be associated to a person’s life in a variety of ways. The potential embedded in books is known from centuries and cannot be challenged under any circumstances in any era. Books are without any doubt the best gifts available for us. Students can adopt this topic in a variety of ways and volumes can be written on these essay prompts. Addiction of book reading and having it as a pass time can be produces in an interesting and different way. People often forget the world around them when they are into books.

Question three is a very interesting and a fun topic. Writing on superstitions is not something very usual but everyone has some personal experience relate to superstitions. Students can come up with new and stimulating ideas and information on this subject and can write an excellent piece of writing. They can highlight the history of superstitions and their effect on the life in people. They can give various other superstitions and their consequences. They can scrutinize the changes people bring to their life as a response to their strong belief in superstitions. The prompts provide some popular superstitions which can be used by the students to elaborate their view point.

The second last question provides beauty as the main topic. Most of the essay prompts are generally famous phrases on beauty. It is a huge topic and the students can write on numerous different aspects of beauty. The relationship of internal and external beauty can be expressed with an emphasis on the importance of internal beauty. Beauty is a gift bestowed upon us by nature and students can accredit nature and its beauty.

The last question use flowers as its primary topic. Flowers are used by everyone to express their feelings. Lovers use them to express love, friends use them to express their affection and we send them to the sick to convey our good wishes. They are used in a variety of ways and represent many beautiful feelings. The given essay prompt also depicts children as flowers, as they are too refreshing and beautiful. Students can present an unlimited list of ideas when writing on this topic.

The informal topics are quite general in nature and the real challenge is to craft a smooth piece of writing.

Several essay prompts are provided for the essay topic in the special tertiary admission test. Students may use one or more of these prompts to write their essays. The given five questions consist of essay prompts on different formal topics. These are serious and challenging topics which require a somber response from the students. A brief rationalization on these essay prompts is provided below to help the candidates in formulating ideas to write on these topics. This can be very helpful for the candidates and help them a great deal to prepare for their essay writing exam.

The first question is based on essay prompts on Culture. They can write on the historical accounts of nations which gave rise to their current culture or comment on the fact that the cultures of different nations represent their set of beliefs and principles of life they have derived either from their religions or forefathers.  One of the given essay prompts also allows the candidate to discuss culture in the light of fashion trends. From various mergers and combinations of different cultural heritages exciting fashions are evolved. The given essay prompt also provides with an option to represent cultural bonds between different nations and their people.

Question number two highlights the student life of an individual. This is an interesting yet serious topic and the stat test students can easily relate to it. The given essay prompts allow the students to emphasize on the value of student life and the problems and issues faced by them during it. They can devote their essay on the advantages of the learning and the fruitful activities they perform during their student life and their effects on future life.

The third question is dedicated on today’s youth and its view points. This is huge platform and the students can come up with a variety of ideas on it. They can provide rationale for the aggression of the younger generation and the facts which lead to it. The essay can also focus on the shifts in perceptions in the two generation and the reasons which cause them. The students can explain the grounds which gives rise to the generation gap. They can also provide their perspective on the attitude of young generation on age old customs and traditions and their reservation on adapting to them.

The second last question is based on a very common and sensitive topic of pollution. It is a vast topic and has more than a decade full of information, briefing its menace and the effects it has on everyday life. Student can describe the various types of pollution existing and their effects on the environment and society. The diseases which are a result of pollution can be highlighted. They can put forward the strategies to fight pollution, which are realistic and can be helpful. One of the prompts also allows writing on the issue of global warming and the effects it has brought to this world.

Question number five emphasizes on the career related issues of the people. The essay prompts provide a wide playground for the students to play on and produce their master pieces. Students can provide the basic points which should be considered when pursuing a career. They can also give the main ingredients, which form an essential part of the career planning process. A given prompt also allows them to put emphasis on the impacts of taking a wrong career decision and the failure it can bring to the life of an individual.