Reasoning Quiz for SSC CGL 2016, SSC CPO, SSC CHSL 2016


1. If the following five words are arranged in alphabetical order, which word will come in the middle?
Draw , Want, Read, Back, Play
(a) Draw
(b) Read
(c) Play
(d) Back


Ans. (c) Arranging the words in alphabetical order, we have: 
Back, Draw, Play, Read, Want. Clearly, the word ‘Play’ comes in the middle

2. Find the odd out amongst following:
(a) 28
(b) 45
(c) 72
(d) 81


Ans. (a) In all other numbers, the sum of the digits is 9.


3. 16, 33, 65, 131, 261, ?
(a) 523
(b) 521
(c) 613
(d) 721


Ans. (a) Each number is twice the preceding one with 1 added or subtracted alternatively. So, the next number is (2 x 261 + 1) = 523.

4. 8, 24, 12, 36, 18, 54, ?
(a) 27
(b) 108
(c) 68
(d) 72


Ans. (a) Numbers are alternatively multiplied by 3 and divided by 2.

So, the next number = 54 ÷ 2 = 27


5. 2, 6, 12, 20, 30, 42, 56, ?
(a) 61
(b) 64
(c) 72
(d) 70


Ans. (c) The pattern is 1 x 2, 2 x 3, 3 x 4,…….., 7 x 8.

So, the next number is 8 x 9 = 72

6. 4, -8, 16, -32, 64, ?
(a) 128
(b) -128
(c) 192
(d) -192




Ans. (b) Each number is the proceeding number multiplied by -2.

So, the required number is -128.



9.How many such 5s are there in the following number sequence each of which immediately preceded by 3 or 4 but not immediately followed by 8 or 9?

3 5 9 5 4 5 5 3 5 8 4 5 6 3 5 7 5 5 4 5 2 3 5 1 0

(a) None
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Five




10. If FISH is written as EHRG in a certain code, how would JUNGLE be written in that code?
(a) ITMFKD
(b) ITNFKD
(c) KVOHMF
(d) TIMFKD






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