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# Most Important Reasoning Questions for SSC Stenographer Exam 2017

Here we are providing a Reasoning quiz in accordance with the syllabus of  SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam 2017 and IB (ACIO). This post comprises 15 Questions of Miscellaneous Questions which will really help you get more marks in the final exam.
Q1. In the series given below, count the number of 9s, each of which is not immediately preceded by 5 but is immediately followed by either 2 or 3. How many such 9s are there?
1 9 2 6 5 9 3 8 3 9 3 2 5 9 2 9 3 4 8 2 6 9 8
(a) One
(b) four
(c) Five
(d) Three

Q2. Find the wrong number in the series.
225, 206, 188, 176, 165, 158, 153
(a) 206
(b) 188
(c) 165
(d) 153

Q3. The sum of the ages of father and a son presently is 70 years. After 10 years, the son’s age is exactly half that of the father. What are their ages now?
(a) 45 years, 25 years
(b) 50 years, 20 years
(c) 47 years, 23 years
(d) 50 years, 25 years

Q4. In this question, the sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., ‘D’ can be represented by 01, 13, etc., and ‘N’ can be represented by 59, 66, etc.
You have to identify the set for the word ‘HEEL’.

(a) 67, 21, 14, 98
(b) 75, 88, 65, 01
(c) 68, 65, 60, 10
(d) 68, 65, 50, 01

Q5. If the third day of a month is Tuesday, which of the following would be the 25th day of that month?
(a) Tuesday
(b) Monday
(c) Wednesday
(d) Sunday

Directions (6-7): In each of the following questions, four words are given. Which of them will come on the third number if all of them are arranged alphabetically as in a dictionary?

Q6.
(a) Intellect
(b) Intolerable
(c) Intentionally
(d) Integument

Q7.
(a) Sentimentally
(b) Sententious
(c) Sentence
(d) Sentimentalize

Q8. A series is given, with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
4, 9, 16, 25, 36, ?
(a) 49
(b) 56
(c) 21
(d) 94

Q9. Select the related number from the given alternatives.
456 : 15 :: 789 : ?
(a) 22
(b) 24
(c) 26
(d) 28

Q10. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

Q11. Find the odd letters from the given alternatives.
(a) NSWX
(b) KPSU
(c) HMQR
(d) EJNO

Q12. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary
1. Maternity
2. Matriarchy
3. Matchbox
4. Matricide
(a) 3,1,2,4
(b) 4,3,1,2
(c) 3,4,1,2
(d) 1,3,4,2

Q13. Find the odd number pair from the given alternatives?
(a) (3 , 12)
(b) (2 , 6)
(c) (6 , 42)
(d) (5 , 35)

Q14. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary
1. Assassination
2. Association
3. Assimilate
4. Assimuthual
(a) 1,2,3,4
(b) 1,3,2,4
(c) 1,3,4,2
(d) 2,3,1,4

Q15. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the below series
W/S,U/O,S/K,Q/G, ?
(a) P/R
(b) C/O
(c) R/J
(d) O/C

Solutions
S1. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Series follow a sequence of -19, – 17, -13, -11, -7, -5
So 188 is wrong, it must be replaced by 189 (206-17 = 189)

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Let father’s age = x
Son’s age = 70-x
After 10 years
70-x+10=(x+10)/2
2(80 – x) = x +10
x =  50
father’s age = x = 50
Son’s age = 70-x = 70 – 50 = 20

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol.
“H” = 55, 67, 79, 88, 96
“E” = 02, 14, 21, 30, 43
“E” = 02, 14, 21, 30, 43
“L” = 57, 69, 76, 85, 98

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. If 3rd day is Tuesday then 10th, 17th and 24th day will be on Tuesday.
So, 25th day would be on Wednesday.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Integument, Intellect, Intentionally, Intolerable

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Sentence, Sententious, Sentimentalize, Sentimentally

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Order of series is 2²,3²,4²,5²,6²,
Similarly next number is 7² = 49

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. 456 : 15
4 + 5 + 6 = 15
Similarly
789 : ?
7 + 8 + 9 = 24

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Except KPSU, all follow a sequence of +5, +4, +1

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Order according to dictionary:
3. Matchbox , 1. Maternity , 2. Matriarchy, 4. Matricide

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol.  Except (5 , 35) , in all pairs (x, x × (x + 1))

S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Order according to dictionary:
1. Assassination , 3. Assimilate , 4. Assimuthual , 2. Association

S15. Ans.(d)
Sol. Series follow the pattern : -2/-4

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