Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL & RRB NTPC

Q1. In this question, one term in the number series is wrong. Find out the wrong term. 
105, 85, 60, 30, 0, -45, -90   
(a) 85
(b) 60
(c) 0
(d) -45

Q2.  In this question, various terms of an alphabet series are given with one term missing as shown by (?). Choose the missing terms out of the given alternatives? 
(a) RHJ
(b) SHJ
(c) SIJ
(d) THK

Q3. In this question, a set of figures carrying certain characters, is given. Assuming that the characters in set follow a similar pattern, find the missing character? 

(a) 12

(b) 13
(c) 16
(d) 7

Q4. In this question, arrange the given words in a meaningful sequence and then choose the most appropriate sequence from amongst the alternatives provided below each question: 
1. Atomic Age
2. Metallic Age
3. Stone Age     
4. Alloy Age 
(a) 1, 3, 4, 2 
(b) 2, 3, 1, 4 
(c) 3, 2, 4, 1 
(d) 4, 3, 2, 1 

Q5. 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.  
 9 + 5 ÷ 4 × 3 – 6 = 12 
(a) + and × 
(b) ÷ and × 
(c) ÷ and – 
(d) + and – 

Q6. In a row of boys, Shubham is seventh from the start and eleventh from the end. In another row of boys, Vinay is tenth from the start and twelfth from the end. How many boys are there in both the rows together?  
(a) 36
(b) 37
(c) 39
(d) 38

Q7. In the series
6 4 1 2 2 8 7 4 2 1 5 3 8 6 2 1 7 1 4 1 3 2 8 6
How many pairs of alternate numbers have a difference of 2?  
(a) One 
(b) Five
(c) Three 
(d) Two 

Q8. If with the third, fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth letters of the word PERSONALITY, a meaningful word is formed, then first letter of the word is the answer. If no word is possible, then ‘X’ is the answer.  
(a) O
(b) T
(c) R
(d) X

Q9. Number of letters skipped in between adjacent letters in the series decreases by one. find out which of the letter-series follows the given rule. 
Q10. A boy rode his bicycle northwards, then turned left and rode one km and again turned left and rode 2 km. He found himself exactly one km west of his starting point. How far did he ride northwards initially?  
(a) 1 km 
(b) 2 km 
(c) 3 km 
(d) 5 km 

Q11. Arijit and Atif are brothers. Shreya and Sunidhi are sisters. Arijit’s son is Sunidhi’s brother. How is Atif related to Shreya?  
(a) Father 
(b) Brother 
(c) Grandfather 
(d) Uncle 

Q12. A woman introduces a man as the son of the brother of her mother. How is the man related to the woman?  
(a) Nephew 
(b) Son 
(c) Cousin 
(d) Uncle 
Q13. In a certain code language, 24685 is written as 33776. How is 35791 written in that code?  
(a) 44826
(b) 44882
(c) 46682
(d) 44682 

Directions (14-15): In each of the following question, four words/numbers have been given, out of which three are alike in some manner and the fourth one is different. Choose out the odd one. 

(a) 2384
(b) 1592
(c) 3629 
(d) 4298

(a) Kleptomania 
(b) Schizophrenia 
(c) Agoraphobia 
(d) Alzheimer’s disease 


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