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Reasoning Questions For DSSSB/HSSC Exam | 16th October 2019

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The reasoning is the most scoring section in any competitive exam. It also develops or nourishes our critical thinking skills as compared to other subjects. In DSSSBKVSAPS Exam as a student to score well in this part, you have to start your preparation now because there is negative marking as well. The more you have prepared, the better you score.

Directions (Q1-2): Select the related word/letter/number from the given alternatives.
Q1. ABDE: PQST ∷ MNPQ:?
(a) EFHI
(b) UVXZ
(c) IJLN
(d) TVWX

Q2. 167: 14 ∷ 143:?
(a) 7
(b) 8
(c) 6
(d) 5


Q3. Arrange the following according to the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly: 
Butterfly
Caterpillar
Eggs
Cocoon
(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 3, 2, 4, 1
(c) 3, 4, 2, 1
(d) 1, 4, 2, 3

Q4. Jamal was born of February 29, 1988. How many birthdays will be celebrated up to 29.02.2004?
(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 8
(d) 16

Q5. Ram is elder than Shyam, Lakshman is elder than Shyam, but younger than Ram, Hanuman is younger than both Hari and Shyam. Shyam is elder than Hari. Who is the youngest?
(a) Ram
(b) Lakshman
(c) Hanuman
(d) Hari

Q6. Raju and his grandfather have an age difference of 65 years at present. After 10 years the sum of their age is 95 years. What is the present age of Raju and his grandfather?
(a) 15 & 80
(b) 10 & 65
(c) 5 & 70
(d) 5 & 65

Q7. In a class, Karthik’s rank is 17th from the top and 28th from the bottom. How many students are there in the class?
(a) 45
(b) 41
(c) 40
(d) 44

Q8. Vikash said, “That boy is the grandson of my mother’s husband. I have no brother and sister.” How is the boy related to Vikash?
(a) Uncle
(b) Son
(c) Nephew
(d) Cousin

Q9. In given letter series how many times ‘L’ occurs, which is in between TY?
BTLYDETLFTLYTLYZGHTLILYTLY
(a) 3
(b) 5
(c) 4
(d) 6

Q10. OUT OF 1865 people, 660 can speak English and 1305 can speak Marathi. But, 120 persons can’t speak either language. Then how many can speak both languages?
(a) 220
(b) 440
(c) 120
(d) 1085

Solutions

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol.

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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol.
167 ⇒ 1 + 6 + 7 = 14
143 ⇒ 1 + 4 + 3 = 8

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol.
Arrangement according to the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly:
3. Eggs
        ↓
2. Caterpillar
        ↓
4. Cocoon
        ↓
1. Butterfly

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol.
1998 was a Leap Year.
1st Birthday on February 29 1992
2nd Birthday on February 29 1996
3rd Birthday on February 29 2000
4th Birthday on February 29 2004
Alternatively, 2004 – 1998 = 16 and 16/4=4

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol.
Ram > Lakshman > Shyam.. (i)
Shyam > Hari > Hanuman.. (ii)
From both statements
Hanuman was the youngest.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol.
Suppose the present age of Raju = x years
The present age of his grand-father = x + 65 years
10 years hence
x + 10 + x + 65 + 10 = 95
⇒ 2x = 95 – 85
∴ x = 10/2=5 years
Present age of Raju = 5 years
Present age of his grandfather
= 5 + 65 =70 years

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol.
Total number of students in the class = 17 + 28 – 1 = 44

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol.
Husband of Vikash’s mother means father of Vikash. Therefore, that boy is the son of Vikash.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol.

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol.
Out of 1865 people, 120 people speak neither English nor Marathi.
1865 – 120 = 1745 people speak either English or Marathi or both the languages.
The number of people who can speak both languages.
= (660 – 120) – 1745
= 1965 –1745 = 220


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