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 DSSSB, KVS, APS 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.

**Q1. If RACKET is written as 813524 in a certain code, how would TRACK be written in that code?**

(a) 28153

(b) 41835

(c) 81253

(d) 48135

**Q2. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis, find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation.**

**4 × 6 × 9 = 649, 7 × 3 × 2 = 372, 8 × 9 × 4 =?**

(a) 489

(b) 849

(c) 948

(d) 984

**Q3. Which of the following interchanges of signs would make the given equation correct?**

**24 + 6 × 3 ÷ 3 – 1 = 14**

(a) + and ×

(b) × and –

(c) ÷ and +

(d) – and ÷

**Directions (Q4–5): In each of the following question, select the missing number from the given responses.**

**Q4**.

** 8 72 9**

** 6 66 11**

** 9 ? 6**

(a) 64

(b) 60

(c) 52

(d) 54

**Q5. **

**14 25 42**

** 2 4 6**

** 3 3 ?**

** 4 7 9**

(a) 3

(b) 4

(c) 6

(d) 7

**Q6. X walks southwards and then turns right, then left and then right. In which direction is he moving now?**

(a) South

(b) North

(c) West

(d) South West

**Q7. Kalpana travelled from point B to straight to C and distance of 8 feet she turned left and walked 5 feet away. Again she turned left and walked 7 feet and finally turned left and walked 5 feet. How far is she from the starting point?**

(a) 3 feet

(b) 4 feet

(c) 1 feet

(d) 5 feet

**Q8. A solid cube of 4 inches has been pointed Red, Green and Black on pair of opposite faces. It has then been cut into one inch cubes. How many cubes have only four faces painted?**

(a) 0

(b) 4

(c) 8

(d) 16

**Q9. A, B, C, D and E are standing in a line facing north. E is standing 40 meters left to B. A is standing 20 meters left to C. D is standing 20 meters right to E and 50 meters right to C. What is the distance between A and B?**

(a) 70 meters

(b) 80 meters

(c) 90 meters

(d) 100 meters

**Q10. Which one of the following diagrams best depicts the relationship among Sparrows, Birds and Mice?**

(a) A

(b) B

(c) C

(d) D

**Solutions**

S1. Ans.(d)

S2. Ans.(d)

Sol.

S3. Ans.(c)

Sol. 24 ÷ 6 × 3 + 3 – 1= 14

⇒ 4 × 3 + 3 – 1 = 14

⇒ 12 + 3 – 1 = 14

⇒ 15 – 1 = 14

S4. Ans.(d)

Sol. The product of the first number and the third number in each row is equal to the middle number.

First Row

8 × 9 = 72

Second Row

6 × 11 = 66

Third Row

S5. Ans.(b)

Sol. First Column

14 = 2 + (3 × 4) = 2 + 12

Second Column

25 = 4 + (3 × 7) = 4 + 21

Third Column

42 = 6 + (? × 9) = ? =(42-6)/9=36/9=4

S6. Ans.(c)

Sol.

S7. Ans.(c)

Sol.

S8. Ans.(a)

Sol.

No cube will have four faces painted.

S9. Ans.(c)

AB = (20 + 30 + 20 + 20) m

= 90 metres

0S10. Ans.(c)

Sol. Sparrow is a bird. Sparrow is different from mice.

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