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# Reasoning Questions for SSC CGL Exam 2017

Dear students only 36 days are left and for SSC CGL(Tier-I) Exam 2017 we have provided 60 Days Plan, Today is the 24th Day of plan, so according to that plan we are providing Miscellaneous Questions of Word Arrangement & Mathematical Operations Reasoning quiz in accordance with the syllabus of  Daily we will follow this plan which will really help you in getting more marks in the final exam.

Q1. In this question, arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary and then choose the correct sequence.
1. Eyelid
2. Eyeless
3. Eyesore
4. Eyesight
(a) 2, 1, 4, 3
(b) 2, 1, 3, 4
(c) 4, 3, 1, 2
(d) 4, 2, 3, 1
Ans.(a)
Sol. Order according to dictionary:
2. Eyeless , 1. Eyelid , 4. Eyesight , 3. Eyesore

Q2. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and choose the one that comes THIRD?
(a) Foment
(b) Foetus
(c) Forceps
(d) Foreign
Ans.(c)
Sol. Foetus, Foment,  Forceps, Foreign

Q3. Which one of the four interchanges in signs and numbers would make the given equation correct?
3 + 5 – 2 = 4
(a) + and –, 2 and 3
(b) + and –, 2 and 5
(c) + and –, 3 and 5
(d) None of these
Ans.(c)
Sol. By making the interchanges given in (c)
5 – 3 + 2 = 4 or 4 = 4, which is true.

Q4. If > denotes +, < denotes -, + denotes ÷, ∧ denotes ×, – denotes =, × denotes > and = denotes <, choose the correct statement.
(a) 8 > 8 < 8 + 8 = 16
(b) 8 ∧ 8 > 8 + 8 = 8 ∧ 8 > 1
(c) 8 < 8 + 8 = 6
(d) 8 + 8 > 8 = 8
Ans.(a)
Sol. Using the proper notation is (a), we get the statement as:
8 + 8 – 8 ÷ 8 < 16 or 15 < 16, which is true

Q5. A meaningful word starting with A is made from the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth letters of the word CONTRACT. Which of the following is the middle letter of that word?
(a) C
(b) O
(c) T
(d) R
Ans.(c)
Sol.  The first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth letters of the word CONTRACT and C, O, T, R, A respectively. The word formed is ACTOR, in which the middle letter is T.

Q6. In this question, the given equation becomes correct due to the interchange of two signs. One of the four alternatives under it specifies the interchange of signs in the equation which when made will make the equation correct. Find the correct alternative.
2 × 3 + 6 – 12 ÷ 4 = 17
(a) × and +
(b) + and –
(c) + and ÷
(d) – and ÷
Ans.(a)
Sol. On interchanging × and +, we get;
Given expression = 2 + 3 × 6 – 12 ÷ 4 = 2 + 3 × 6 – 3 = 2 + 18 – 3 = 17

Q7. In this question, arrange the given words in a meaningful sequence and then choose the most appropriate sequence from amongst the alternatives.
1. Never
2. Sometimes
3. Generally
4. Seldom
5. Always
(a) 5, 2, 1, 3, 4
(b) 5, 2, 4, 3, 1
(c) 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
(d) 5, 3, 2, 4, 1
Ans.(d)
Sol. meaningful sequence:
5. Always , 3. Generally, 2. Sometimes , 4. Seldom , 1. Never

Q8. If ÷ implies =, × implies <, + implies >, – implies ×, > implies ÷, < implies +, = implies -, identify the correct expression.
(a) 1 – 3 > 2 + 1 – 5 = 3 – 1 < 2
(b) 1 – 3 > 2 + 1 × 5 = 3 × 1 > 2
(c) 1 × 3 > 2 + 1 × 5 × 3 – 1 > 2
(d) 1 – 3 > 2 + 1 × 5 + 3 – 1 > 2
Ans.(d)
Sol. Using the proper notations in (d), we get the statement as:
1 × 3 ÷ 2 > 1 < 5 > 3 × 1 ÷ 2 or 3/2 > 1 < 5 > 3/2, which is true.

Q9. In this question, arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary and then choose the correct sequence.
2. Patience
3. Palindrome
4. Pasteurization
5. Pessimist
(a) 3, 4, 5, 2, 1
(b) 3, 4, 1, 5, 2
(c) 3, 1, 4, 2, 5
(d) 3, 5, 1, 2, 4
Ans.(c)
Sol. Order according to Dictionary:
3. Palindrome , 1. Paradise, 4. Pasteurization  , 2. Patience, 5. Pessimist

Q10. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary
1. Target
2. Talented
3. Tolerate
4. Translucent
5. Transparent
(a) 2, 4, 3, 1, 5
(b) 3, 2, 4, 1, 5
(c) 2, 1, 3, 4, 5
(d) 2, 3, 4, 1, 5
Ans.(c)
Sol. Order according to dictionary:
2. Talented , 1. Target , 3. Tolerate , 4. Translucent , 5. Transparent

Q11. If ‘-’ means ‘+’, ‘+’ means ‘-’, ‘×’ means ‘÷’ and ‘÷’ means ‘×’ then which of the following will be the correct equation?
(a) 10 + 5 – 14 ÷ 10 × 15 = 158
(b) 30 + 5 + 14 – 10 × 15 = 122
(c) 30 – 5 + 14 ÷ 10 × 15 = 162
(d) 30 × 5 – 4 ÷ 10 + 15 = 31
Ans.(d)
Sol.  After changing signs according to the question, the new equation will be:
From option (d),
30 ÷ 5 + 4 × 10 – 15
= 6 + 40 – 15
= 46 – 15 = 31 (True)

Q12. Arrange the given words in the alphabetical order and tick the one that comes third.
(a) Finger
(b) Flourish
(c) Forget
(d) Forgo
Ans.(c)
Sol. alphabetical order:
Finger, Flourish, Forget, Forgo

Q13. If ‘×’ means ‘÷’, ‘-’ means ‘×’, ‘÷’ means ‘+’ and ‘+’ means ‘-’ then
(3 – 18 ÷ 11) × 13 ÷ 8 = ?
(a) 16
(b) 12
(c) 13
(d) 11
Ans.(c)
Sol.  After changing signs according to the question, the new equation will be:
(3 × 18 + 11) ÷ 13 + 8
= (54 + 11) ÷ 13 + 8
= 65 ÷ 13 + 8 = 5 + 8 = 13

Q14. Arrange the following words as per their order in the dictionary:
1) PHYSICAL
2) PHYSICS
3) PHYSIOLOGY
4) PHYSICIAN
5) PHONE
(a) 1,4,5,2,3
(b) 5,1,2,3,4
(c) 5,1,4,2,3
(d) 1,5,4,3,2
Ans.(c)
Sol. Order according to dictionary:
5) PHONE , 1) PHYSICAL , 4) PHYSICIAN , 2) PHYSICS , 3) PHYSIOLOGY

Q15. If P denotes +, Q denotes -, R denotes ‘÷’, and S denotes ×, then: 20S96R8Q16P10 = ?
(a) 123
(b) 234
(c) 456
(d) 345
Ans.(b)
Sol. After changing sign:
= 20 × 96 ÷ 8 – 16 + 10
= 20 × 12 – 16 + 10
= 234

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