# Reasoning Ability Practice Test for SSC CGL (Tier-I)

REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST
Directions(1-3): In each of the following questions select the related letters/word/number from the given alternatives.

1.Symphony : Composer :: Painter : ?
a)Leonardo
b)Art
c)Colours
d)Fresco

2.Elephant : Tusk :: Parrot : ?
a)Beak
b)Spine
c)Quill
d)Feather

3.AB : L :: BC : ?
a)V
b)W
c)X
d)Y

Directions(4-6): Find the odd one

4.a)YXZ          b)NMO
c)NLM         d)RQS

5.a)18-54         b)14-56
c)12-48         d)16-64

6.a)PWT         b)SZW
c)CJG          d)LRO

7.In the following questions, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
i)Curd
ii)Grass
iii)Butter
iv)Milk
v)Cow
a)2, 5, 4, 3, 1
b)5, 2, 3, 4, 1
c)5, 2, 4, 1, 3
d)4, 2, 5, 3, 1

8.What will come in place of question mark(?)
BD , FH , JL , NP , ?
a)RT
b)SU
c)RS
d)PQ

9.Which combination will correct the following sequence?
m _ _ l m _ l _ m m _ l
a)llmlm
b)mmlml
c)mlmll
d)mllml

10.Rajiv is the brother of Arun. Sonia is the sister of Sunil. Arun is the son of Sonia. How is Rajiv related to Sunil?
a)Brother
b)Nephew
c)Son
d)Father

11.Among 5 boys, Vasanth is taller than Manohar, but not as tall as Raju. Jayant is taller than Dutta but shorter than Manohar. Who is the tallest in the group?
a)Vasanth
b)Raju
c)Manohar
d)Jayant

Directions(12-13): What will come in place of question mark (?)

12.    R   Q   L
S    P   M
T    ?   N
a)R
b)W
c)V
d)O

13.     7   6   15
10   ?   12
35  12  90
a)4
b)11
c)9
d)25

14.If ‘+’ means ‘÷’, ‘÷’ means ‘ ̶ ’, ‘ ̶ ’ means ‘×’, ‘×’ means ‘+’, then
8 + 2 ÷ 3  ̶  4 × 6 = ?
a)- 2
b)- 15
c)- 12
d)- 10

15.Choose the appropriate combination of signs to solve the following equation. 16 * 8 * 1 * 8
a)- ÷ =
b)÷ = -
c)= - ÷
d)÷ - =

1.d)
2.a)
3.b)
4.c)
5.a)
6.d)
7.c)
8.a)
9.c)
10.b)
11.b)
12.d)
13.a)
14.a)
15.a)

Solution
1.Symphony is a long complex musical composition for a large Orchestra. Composer composes music. Fresco is a picture painted on a wall or ceiling while the plaster is still wet.

2.Tusk is either of a pair of very long pointed teeth that projects from the mouth of elephant and other animals. Beak is the hard pointed or curved part of a bird's mouth.

3.A = 1, B = 2
so, L = 12
Similarly, B = 2, C = 3
so, W = 23

4.N(-2) = L(+1) = M
Y(-1) = X(+2) = Z
N(-1) = M(+2) = O
R(-1) = Q(+2) = S

5.12 × 4 = 48
16 × 4 = 64
14 × 4 = 56
18 × 3 = 54

6.L(+6) = R(-3) = O
C(+7) = J(-3) = G
S(+7) = Z(-3) = W
P(+7) = W(-3) = T

7.Meaningful order of the words:
Cow >> Grass >> Milk >> Curd >> Butter

8.B(+4) = F(+4) = J(+4) = N(+4) = R
D(+4) = H(+4) = L(+4) = P(+4) = T

9.m m l l / m m l l / m m l l

10.Rajiv and Arun are sons of Sonia.
Therefore, Rajiv is the nephew of Sunil.

11.Raju > Vasanth > Manohar
Manohar > Jayant > Dutta
Clearly, Raju is the tallest in the group.

12.Columnwise,
R(+1) = S(+1) = T
Q(-1) = P(-1) = O
L(+1) = M(+1) = N

13.Columnwise,
(7 × 10)/2 = 35
(6 × ?)//2 = 12
or, ? = 12/3 = 4
(15 × 12)/2 = 90

14.8 + 2 ÷ 3 ? 4 × 6 = ?
or, ? = 8 ÷ 2 - 3 × 4 + 6
or, ? = -2

15.16 - 8 ÷ 1 = 8
or, 16 - 8 = 8 