Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL & RRB NTPC


Q1. A river flows west to east and on the way turn left and goes in a semi-circle round a hillock, and then turns left at right angles. In which directions is the river finally flowing?    
(a) East
(b) West 
(c) North 
(d) South 

Q2. In this questions, find out how many such pairs of letters are there in the given word each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet.  
CREDIBLE 
(a) Nil 
(b) One 
(c) Two 
(d) More than three 

Q3. The group of letters should not contain more than two vowels. Find out which of the letter-series follows the given rule. 
(a) VDEJOLY
(b) MKAPIXU
(c) LRAQEOS 
(d) YILERAM 

Q4. A meaningful word starting with A is made from the first, the second the fourth, the fifth and the 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

Q5. Kunal and Sushant are ranked seventh and eleventh respectively from the top in a class of 31 students. What will be their respective ranks from the bottom in the class? 
(a) 20th and 24th 
(b) 24th and 20th 
(c) 25th and 21st 
(d) 26th and 222nd 

Q6.   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 

Directions (7): In this question, a matrix of certain characters is given. These characters follow a certain trend, row-wise or column-wise. Find out this trend and choose the missing character from the given alternatives. 
Q7. 
5
9
8
7
8
6
9
10
7
13
?
19
5
7
8
9
(a) 9
(b) 10
(c) 12
(d) 15

Directions (8): In this question, arrange the given words in a meaningful sequence and then choose the most appropriate sequence from amongst the alternatives. 
Q8. 
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 

Directions (9-10): In each of the following questions, a word has been given, followed by four other words, one of which cannot be formed by using the letters of the given word. Find that word. 
Q9. ESTRANGEMENT  
(a) TANGENT
(b) GERMAN 
(c) TREATMENT
(d) ENTREAT
Q10. VENTURESOME 
(a) RANDOM
(b) SERMON
(c) VENTURE
(d) TENURE

Q11. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and choose the one that comes THIRD?
(a) Foment  
(b) Foetus 
(c) Forceps 
(d) Foreign 

Q12. Q’s mother is sister of P and daughter of M. S is daughter of P and sister of T. How is Q’s mother related to T?  
(a) Daughter-in-law
(b) Mother 
(c) Grandmother 
(d) Aunt 
Q13. In a certain code language ‘put tin fin’ means ‘delicious juicy fruit’, ‘tie dip sig’ means ‘beautiful white lily’ and ‘sig lon fin’ means ‘lily and fruit’. Which of the following stands for ‘delicious’ in that language?  
(a) put 
(b) tin 
(c) fin 
(d) can’t determine

Directions (14): In this question, a word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in the two given matrices. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and those of Matrix II from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and then the column number e.g. M can be represented by 14, 21 etc; Similarly, you have to identify the correct set for the word.  
Matrix I                                              Matrix II
0
1
2
3
4
0
F
O
M
S
R
1
S
R
F
O
M
2
O
M
S
R
F
3
R
F
O
M
S
4
M
S
R
F
O
5
6
7
8
9
5
A
T
D
I
P
6
I
P
A
T
D
7
T
D
I
P
A
8
P
A
T
D
I
9
D
I
P
A
T
                                               

Q14. SODA 
(a) 10, 32, 76, 98
(b) 41, 68, 01, 77
(c) 22, 75, 32, 86 
(d) 33, 99, 42, 59

Q15. In a certain code language, ROUTINE is written as VMRGFLI. How will CRUELTY be written in that code language? 
(a) VOCVZRL
(b) VPCVZRL
(c) VPVCZRL
(d) None of these 





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