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# Most Important Reasoning Questions for SSC CGL Exam 2017

Here we are providing a Reasoning quiz in accordance with the syllabus of SSC CGL Tier-I, This post comprises 15 Questions of Miscellaneous Questions which will really help you get more marks in the final exam.
Direction(1): In this question below are given three statement followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q1. Statement:
Some dresses are shorts.
Some shorts are white.
All white are long.
Conclusions:
I. Some long are shorts.
II. Some long are dress.
III. Some white are dress.
(a) None follow
(b) Only I follow
(c) Only I and II follow
(d) Only II and III follow
Ans.(b)
Sol.
From the venn diagram we infer that Only conclusion I follow.

Directions(2-4) : In each of the following questions, choose the missing character from the given alternatives?

Q2.
 4 20 31 8 15 38 5 13 ?
(a) 25
(b) 27
(c) 23
(d) 33
Ans.(b)
Sol. In 1st row, 4 × 3 + 20 = 32-1 = 31;
In 2nd row, 8 × 3 + 15 = 39-1=38.
In 3rd row,
∴ Missing number = 5 × 3 + 13 = 28-1 =27.

Q3.
 F W O A J ? E M D
(a) J
(b) K
(c) L
(d) M
Ans.(b)
Sol. Putting A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, ……, M = 13, ……, X = 24, Y = 25, Z = 26, we have:
In 1st column, F – A = 6 – 1 = 5 = E.
In 2nd column, W – J = 23 – 10 = 13 = M.
∴ In 3rd column, missing letter = O – ? = D,  15 – 4 = 11 = K.

Q4.
(a) 2
(b) 81
(c) 231
(d) 300
Ans.(b)
Sol. We have:
3 × 5 + 1 = 16,
16 × 5 + 1 = 81,
So, 81 × 5 + 1 = 406.
406 × 5 + 1 = 2031.
Q5. If ‘×’ stands for ‘addition’, ‘<’ for ‘subtraction’, ‘+’ for ‘division’, ‘>’ for ‘multiplication’, ‘−’ for ‘equal to’, ‘÷’ for ‘greater than’ and ‘=’ for ‘less than’, then state which of the following is true?
(a) 3 × 4 > 2 – 9 + 3 < 3
(b) 5 × 3 < 7 ÷ 8 + 4 × 1
(c) 5 > 2 + 2 = 10 < 4 × 8
(d) 3 × 2 < 4 ÷ 16 > 2 + 4
Ans.(c)
Sol. Using the proper notations in (c), we get the statement as:
5 × 2 ÷ 2 < 10 – 4 + 8 or
5 × 1 < 18 – 4 or
5 < 14, which is true.

Q6. If ‘−’ stands for ‘division’, ‘+’ for ‘multiplication’, ‘÷’ for ‘subtraction’ and ‘×’ for ‘addition’, which one of the following equations is correct?
(a) 9 + 20 – 12 ÷ 7 – 1 = 38
(b) 9 – 20 ÷ 12 × 7 + 1 = 57
(c) 9 + 20 – 12 ÷ 7 × 1 = 62
(d) 9 ÷ 20 × 12 + 7 – 1 = 73
Ans.(d)
Sol. Using the proper notations is (d), we get the statement as:
9 – 20 + 12 × 7 ÷ 1
= 9 – 20 + 84 = 73.

Q7. What will be the difference between the sum of the odd digits and the sum of the even digits in the number 4923571689?
(a) 10
(b) 11
(c) 14
(d) 12
Ans.(c)
Sol. Required difference = (9+3+5+7+1+9) – (4+2+6+8) = 34 – 20 = 14.

Q8. How many such pairs of digits are there in the number 95137248 each of which has as many digits between them in the number as when they are arranged in ascending order?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
Ans.(d)
Sol. The given number is 95137248.
Arranging the digits in ascending order, we get: 12345789.
We have the following 3 pairs of digits, satisfying the given conditions:
 Digits In Given Number 5 1 3 3 7 2 4 8 7 2 4 Digits In Ascending Order 3 4 5 3 4 5 7 8 4 5 7

Q9. In this question, if the letters of the given word are used as many times as one wants to use, then which one of the four given words cannot be formed?
INTERESTING
(a) TREASURE
(b) TESTING
(c) REST
(d) TRIGGER
Ans.(a)
Sol. TREASURE cannot be formed from the letters of the word INTERESTING

Q10. In this question, choose one word which can be formed from the letters of the given word.
MELANCHOLY
(a) ANCHOR
(b) MEANT
(c) CLONE
(d) CANDY
Ans.(c)
Sol. CLONE can be formed from the letters of the word MELANCHOLY.

Q11. Which letter in the word ABANDONED occupies the same position as it does in the English alphabet?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) Both (a) & (b)
Ans.(d)
Sol. A & B is the 1st & 2nd letter respectively in the word as well as in the English alphabet.
Q12. Of the five towns P, Q, R, S and T situated close to each other, P is to the west of Q, R is to the south of P, T is to the north of Q and S is to the east of T. Then, R is in which direction with respect to S?
(a) North-west
(b) South-east
(c) South-west
(d) none of the above
Ans.(c)
Sol. Clearly, the location of villages according to the given directions is as shown.
So, R lies to the south-west of S.

Directions (13-15): Read the information given below and answer the questions that follow:
I. A, B, C, D, E and F are six members of a family.
II. One couple has parents and their children in the family.
III. F is the daughter in law of B and mother of D.
IV. A is the father of E, who is granddaughter of C.

Q13. Who are the female members in the family?
(a) A and C
(b) C and F
(c) E, F and D
(d) Cannot be determined
Ans.(d)
Sol.
The gender of B and C cannot be determined.

Q14. Which of the following pairs is the couple?
(a) AB
(b) BC
(c) AF
(d) Both (b) & (c)
Ans.(d)
Sol.
Clearly, BC & AF are the couples.

Q15. What relationship do D and B bear to each other?
(a) B is the grandfather of D
(b) B is the grandmother of D
(c) D is the grandson of B
(d) either (a) or (b)
Ans.(d)
Sol.
Either B is the grandfather of D or B is the grandmother of D.

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