Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL & RRB NTPC


Directions (1-2): In each question below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. 
Give answer 

Q1. Statements: 
Some desks are caps.
No cap is red. 
Conclusions:
I. Some caps are red.
II. No Desk is red. 
(a) If only conclusions I follows
(b) If only conclusion II follows 
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows 
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows

Q2. Statements: 

Many scooters are trucks.
All trucks are trains. 
Conclusions: 
I. Some scooters are trains. 
II. No truck is a scooter. 
(a) If only conclusions I follows
(b) If only conclusion II follows 
(c) If either conclusion I or II follows 
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows

Directions (3-4): In each of the following questions, 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. 

Q3. 
2
2
256
3
2
?
4
2
46656
(a) 2765 
(b) 3125
(c) 8796
(d) 30008

Q4.
3
4
5
3
7
12
3
?
22
(a) 11
(b) 10
(c) 9
(d) 8

Q5. If + means ÷, ÷ means -, – means ×, × means +, then 12 + 6 ÷ 3 – 2 × 8 = ?   
(a) -2
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 8

Q6. N ranks fifth in a class. S is eighth from the last. If T is sixth after N and just in the middle of N and S, then how many students are there in the class?  
(a) 23
(b) 24
(c) 25
(d) 26

Q7. If the first and second digits in the sequence 5981327438 are interchanged, also the third and fourth digits, the fifth and sixth digits and so on, which digit would be the seventh counting to your left?  
(a) 4
(b) 8 
(c) 7
(d) 3

Q8. How many such digits are there in the number 831729564, each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are arranged in descending order? 
(a) Three 
(b) One 
(c) Two 
(d) None 

Direction: In this question, 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. REPRIMAND    
(a) MAIDEN
(b) REPAIR
(c) MUNDANE
(d) REMAND
 
Q10. How many independent words can ‘DETERMINATION’ be divided into without changing the order of the letters and using each letter only once? 
(a) One 
(b) Two 
(c) Three 
(d) Four 

Q11. In the following alphabets, which letter is eighth to the right of the fourteenth letter from the right end? 
Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y 
(a) H
(b) R
(c) S
(d) T

Q12. Number of letters skipped in between adjacent letters in the series increases by one. Which of the following series observes the given rule?   
(a) ACFJO
(b) AEIMQ
(c) DINSX
(d) EHKNQ

Direction(13): In this question, 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.  
Q13. CELEBRATION 
(a) Nil
(b) One
(c) Four 
(d) Three 

Q14. Arrange the given words in alphabetical order and tick the one that comes at the second place.
(a) Basis 
(b) Basinet 
(c) Bask 
(d) Bassinet 

Q15. If A is to the south of B and C is to the east of B, in what direction is A with respect to C?  
(a) North-east 
(b) North-west 
(c) South-east  
(d) South-west 










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