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# Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL 2016

Direction (Q1-Q2): Fill in the blanks:

Q1. CMM, EOO, GQQ, _____, KUU
(a) GRR
(b) GSS
(c) ISS
(d) ITT
Q2. QPO, NML, KJI, _____, EDC
(a) HGF
(b) CAB
(c)JKL
(d) GHI
Direction (Q3 – Q5): Choose the pair that best represents a
similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.

Q3. BINDING : BOOK
(a) criminal : gang
(b) frame : picture
(c) display : museum
(d) artist : carpenter
Q4. PETAL : FLOWER
(a) salt : pepper
(b) tire : bicycle
(c) base : ball
(d) sandals : shoes
Q5. WAITER : RESTAURANT
(a) doctor : diagnosis
(b) actor : role
(c) teacher : school
(d) driver : truck

Direction(6-10): Select the related letters/word/number from
the given alternative.

Q6. F × H : 21 × 19 : : M × O : ?
(a) 13 × 15
(b) 14 × 12
(c) 20 × 19
(d) 21 × 23
Q7. NPRT : MNOP : : ? : EFGH
(a) FHJL
(b) FHIK
(c) FHKM
(d) FGKL
Q8. 4 : 8 : : 1 : ?
(a) 9
(b) 3
(c) 1
(d) 0
Q9. 10 : 14 : : 7 : ?
(a) 9
(b) 13
(c) 15
(d) 17
Q10. LIME : 20 : : LEMON : ?
(a) 60
(b) 30
(c) 40
(d) 50
Q11. Three of the following four are alike in a certain way
and so form a group. Which is the one that doesn’t belong to the group?
(a)Anxiety
(b)Anger
(c)Sorrow
(d)Feelings
Q12. Three of the following four are alike in a certain way
and so form a group. Which is the one that doesn’t belong to the group?
(a)Tomato
(b)Carrot
(c)Ginger
(d)Potato
Q13. Three of the following four are alike in a certain way
and so form a group. Which is the one that doesn’t belong to the group?
(a)Port Blair
(b)Kolkata
(c)Shimla
(d)Lucknow
Q14. How many pairs of digits are there in the number
189254367 which have the same number of digits between them as in the number
sequence?
(a)Five
(b)Six
(c)Seven
(d)More Than Seven

Q.15. In a row of boys Mohan is twentieth from the left end
and twelfth from the right end. Pratap is fifteenth from the right end in that
row. How many boys are there between mohan and Pratap?
(a)6
(b)5
(c)3
(d)None of these

Solutions
S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. The first letters are in alphabetical order with a
letter skipped in between each segment: C, E, G, I, K. The second and third
letters are repeated; they are also in order with a skipped letter: M, O, Q, S,
U.
S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. This series consists of letters in a reverse
alphabetical order.
S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. A binding surrounds a book; a frame surrounds a picture.
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. A petal is a part of a flower; a tire is a part of a
bicycle.
S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. A waiter works in a restaurant; a teacher works in a
school.
S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. 21 and 19 represents the number of letters that come
after F and H in alphabetical sequence.
S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. In the group MNOP, the letters are shifted +1, +2, +3,
+4 places in alphabetical sequence to get NPRT. Similarly, EFGH can be
converted to FHJL
S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. 4 and 8 are 2sqaure and 2cube respectively. So, 1square
and 1cube  are the next numbers in the
group.
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. 10/2 + 2 = 7
Therefore, 14/2 + 2 = 9
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. The sum of alphabetical positions of L, I, M and E is
12+9+13+5=39. So, 39+1=40/2=20.
The sum of alphabetical positions of L, E, M, O and N is
12+5+13+15+14=59. So, 59+1=60/2=30.
S11. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Except Tomato, all are root vegetables and grow underground.That’s why it doesn’t belong to the group.

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol.Except Port Blair, all are capital of states but Port Blair is the capital of Union Territory(Andaman and Nicobar), That’s why It doesn’t belong to the group.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S15. Ans.(d)
Sol.

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