Tricky questions of Reasoning for SSC CHSL & RRB NTPC


Direction (1-2): In each of the following questions, one term in the number series is wrong. Find out the wrong term.

Q1. 16, 22, 30, 45, 52, 66
(a) 22
(b) 45
(c) 66
(d) 30

Q2. 445, 221, 109, 46, 25, 11, 4  
(a) 221
(b) 46
(c) 11
(d) 25

Q3. 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.
Z, W, S, P, L, I, E, ?
(a) B
(b) A
(c) G
(d) H

Q4. In this letter series, some of the letters are missing which are given in that order as one of the alternatives below it. Choose the correct alternative.
 _ b c _ c a _ a b a _ c _ c a
(a) abcbb
(b) bcbcc
(c) aabba
(d) cbbcc
Directions (5): In this question, a matrix of certain characters is given. These characters follow a certain trend, row-wise or column-wise. Find out the trend and choose the missing character from the given alternatives.  
Q5.
31
9
61
84
38
32
35
?
43
(a) 27 
(b) 40
(c) 48
(d) 56

Q6. If the given interchanges namely: sings + and ÷ and numbers 2 and 4 are made in signs and numbers, which one of the following four equations would be correct?  
(a) 2 + 4 ÷ 3 = 3 
(b) 4 + 2 ÷ 6 = 1.5 
(c) 4 ÷ 2 + 3 = 4 
(d) 2 + 4 ÷ 6 = 8 

Q7. In a row of girls, Pooja and Yashita occupy the ninth place from the right end and tenth place from the left end respectively. If they interchange their places, then Pooja and Yashita occupy seventeenth place from the right and eighteenth place from the left respectively. How many girls are there in the row? 
(a) 25
(b) 26
(c) 27
(d) Data inadequate 

Q8. How many 7s is immediately preceded by 6 but not immediately followed by 4 are there in the following series?
7 4 2 7 6 4 3 6 7 5 3 5 7 8 4 3 7 6 7 2 4 0 6 7 4 3  
(a) One 
(b) Two 
(c) Four 
(d) Three

Q9. How many meaningful words can be formed using the first, the sixth and seventh and ninth letters of the word PROMENADE using each letter only once in each word?   
(a) One 
(b) Two 
(c) Three 
(d) Four 

Q10. If in the English alphabet every fourth letter is replaced by the symbol (⋆), which of the following would be seventh to the left of the fourteenth element from the left?  
(a) G
(b) H
(c) ⋆
(d) J

Q11. One morning after sunrise, Rahul was standing facing a pole. The shadow of the pole fell exactly to his right. Which direction was he facing?  
(a) South 
(b) East 
(c) West 
(d) Data inadequate 

Q12. S, the son-in-law of Q, is the brother-in-law of P who is the brother of R. How is P related to Q?  
(a) Brother 
(b) Son 
(c) Father 
(d) Data inadequate 

Q13. Ajay introduces Himanshu as the son of the only brother of his father’s wife. How is Himanshu related to Ajay?  
(a) Cousin 
(b) Son 
(c) Uncle 
(d) Son-in-law 

Q14. In a certain code language, ‘go for morning walk’ is written as ‘$*?#’, ‘good for health’ is written as ‘£?@’ and ‘good to walk fast’ is written as ‘+@↑#’, then what is the code for ‘health’ in that code language?   
(a) +
(b) #
(c) £
(d) ? 

Q15. If the animals which can walk are called ‘swimmers’, animals who crawl are called ‘flying’ those living in water and called ‘snakes’ and those which fly in the sky are called ‘hunters’, then what will a lizard be called? 
(a) Flying
(b) Snakes 
(c) Swimmers
(d) Hunters 






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