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# Reasoning Questions For DSSSB Exam 2017

Directions (1-3): In each of the following 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.

Q1. a b _ b b c _ c _ a b _ a b _ b
(a) ccaac
(b) cbabc
(c) cacac
(d) bccab

Q2. _ a _ b _ a b a a _ b a b _ a b b
(a) aaabb
(b) ababb
(c) babab
(d) babba

Q3. c _ b a a _ a c a _ c a c a b _ a c a a _ b c a
(a) acbaa
(b) bbcaa
(c) bccab
(d) cbaac

Q4. If Meena says, “Anita’s father Raman is the only son of my father-in-law Mahipal”, then how is Bindu, who is the sister of Anita, related to Mahipal?
(a) Niece
(b) Daughter
(c) Wife
(d) None of these

Q5. In a certain code language, ‘3a, 2b, 7c’ means ‘truth is eternal’; ‘7c, 9a, 8b, 3a’ means ‘enmity is not eternal’ and ‘9a, 4d, 2b, 8c’ means ‘truth does not perish’. Which of the following means ‘enmity’ in that language?
(a) 3a
(b) 7c
(c) 8b
(d) 9a

Directions (6): Choose the odd numeral pair/group in each of the following questions:
Q6.
(a) 1 (-80) 9
(b) 8 (-16) 9
(c) 11 (-48) 13
(d) 12 (-81) 15

Directions (7-9): There is a certain relation between two given words on one side of :: and one word is given on another side of :: while another word is to be found from the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the given pair has. Select the best alternative.

Q7. Breeze : Cyclone :: Drizzle : ?
(a) Earthquake
(b) Storm
(c) Flood
(d) Downpour

Q8. Cells : Tissues : Atoms : ?
(a) Elements
(b) Molecules
(c) Compunds
(d) Organs

Q9. Drill : Bore : Sieve : ?
(a) Thresh
(b) Sift
(c) Pry
(d) Rinse

Q10.Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.
1. Arrogance
2. Acknowledge
3. According
4. Account
5. Accenture
(a) 1, 2, 4, 3, 5
(b) 5, 3, 4, 2, 1
(c) 5, 3, 1, 4, 2
(d) 3, 4, 1, 2, 5
Solutions:
S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. The series is abc/b/bca/c/cab/a/abc/b.
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. The series is baa/bba/baa/bba/baa/bb.
Thus, the pattern baa/bba is repeated.
S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. The series is cab/aa/cacab/cacab/aa/cacab/ca.
Thus, the pattern ‘cacab/cacab/aa’ is repeated.
S4.Ans.(d)
Sol.
Thus, Bindu is the grand-daughter of Mahipal.
S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. In the second and third statement, the common code is ‘9a’ and the common word is ‘not’. So, ‘9a’ means ‘not’.
In the first and second statements, the common codes are ‘7c’ and ‘3a’ and the common words are ‘is’ and ‘eternal’.
Thus, in the second statement, ‘8b’ means ‘enmity’.
S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. In all other groups, the number inside the bracket is the difference of the squares of the number outside it.
S7.Ans.(d)
Sol. Second is a more intense form of the first.
S8.Ans.(b)
Sol. Cells constitute tissues and atoms constitute molecules.
S9.Ans.(b)
Sol. Second denotes the function performed by the first.
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Order according to dictionary is:
5. Accenture , 3. According , 4. Account , 2. Acknowledge , 1. Arrogance