Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL


Q1. If ‘+’ means ‘divided by’ ‘-’ means ‘add’, ‘×’ means ‘minus’ and ‘/’ means ‘multiplied by’, what will be the value of the following expression? 
[{(5 × 10) – (16/4)} + (15 – 9)]/0 
(a) 120
(b) 30
(c) 108
(d) 0

Q2. In a row of girls, Diksha is fifth from the left and Tanvi is sixth from the right. When they exchange their positions, then Diksha becomes thirteenth from the left. What will be Tanvi’s position form the right?   
(a) 7th 
(b) 11th 
(c) 14th 
(d) 18th 

Q3.  In this question, four groups of letters are given. Three of them are alike in a certain way while one is different. Select the one which is different. 
(a) PRTV
(b) MOQS
(c) CEGI
(d) HJMO

Q4. In a certain code language, RUSTICATE is written as QTTUIDBSD. How would STATISTIC be written in that code?  
(a) RSBUJTUHB
(b) RSBUITUHB
(c) RSBUIRSJD
(d) RUBUITUMB

Q5. If RED is coded as 4518, then how would GREEN be coded? 
(a) 1655178
(b) 1455187
(c) 1366187
(d) 1566178

Q6. On another planet, the local terminology for ‘earth’, ‘light’, ‘water’, ‘air’ and ‘sky’ are ‘sky’ ‘light’, ‘air’, ‘water’ and ‘earth’ respectively. If someone is thirsty there, what would he drink?
(a) Light 
(b) Air 
(c) Sky 
(d) Water

Q7. Pointing to a lady in the photograph, Shruti said, “Her son’s father is the son-in-law of my mother.” How is the Shruti related to the lady? 
(a) Aunt 
(b) Sister 
(c) Mother 
(d) Cousin 

Q8. Niraj walks 10 km towards North. From there he walks 6 km towards South. Then, he walks 3 km towards East. How far and in which direction is he with reference to his starting point?  
(a) 5 km South-West 
(b) 7 km North-West 
(c) 7 km South-East 
(d) 5 km North-east 

Q9. If the letters in the word POWERFUL are rearranged as they appear in the English alphabet, the position of how many letters will remain unchanged after the rearrangement?  
(a) None 
(b) One 
(c) Two 
(d) Three 

Q10. In this question, arrange the given names in the order in which they would occur in a telephone directory and choose the one which appears in the second last. 
(a) Krishanmurty 
(b) Krishnamurthy 
(c) Krishanmurthy 
(d) Krishnamurti 

Q11. Which letter will be sixth to the right of the third letter from the left of the letter which is exactly in the middle of the letters in the series given below? 
A B C D E Z Y X W V Q R S T U F G H I J K L M N O P A
(a) F
(b) G
(c) Q
(d) R

Directions (12): Letters of the word given below have been jumbled up. You are required to construct the words. Each letter has been numbered and word is followed by four options. Choose the option which gives the correct order of the letters as indicated by the numbers to form word.  
Q12. G T A E N M 
        1 2  3  4  5 6  
(a) 6, 3, 2, 5, 4, 1  
(b) 6, 3, 2, 1, 4, 5 
(c) 6, 3, 1, 5, 4, 2 
(d) 6, 3, 5, 1, 4, 2 

Q13. 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) T
(c) R
(d) O

Q14. In this question, choose one word which can be formed from the letters of the given word. 
PRAGMATIC 
(a) GUITAR
(b) AGMARK
(c) GAME
(d) MAGIC

Q15. In the series given below, how many 8s are there each of which is exactly divisible by its immediately preceding as well as succeeding numbers?
2 8 3 8 2 4 8 2 4 8 6 8 2 8 2 4 8 3 8 2 8 6
(a) One 
(b) Two 
(c) Three 
(d) Four 





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