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SSC CHSL 2021 Exam: Check Important General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Important Reasoning Topics: Get the details of Important General Intelligence Reasoning Topics that have maximum chances of coming in the SSC CHSL 2021 Exam. SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier-1 Exam will consist of objective multiple-choice questions.
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SSC CHSL 2021 Exam: Check Important General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Important Reasoning Topics: General Intelligence and Reasoning is considered to be one of the highest-scoring sections of the SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam. This section will test your ability to think and solve problems. The questions asked in this section are mainly the brain teasers and sometimes can be quite tricky to answer.

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SSC CHSL Tier-1 2021: General Intelligence and Reasoning Topics

Below are the major topics covered in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam under the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section:



Number of Questions asked


Analogy (both word based and numerical)


Odd pair (both word based and numerical)


Missing characters


Coding-Decoding (Ex - NAME is written as GFDN then MEAN is written as..)



Mathematical Operations


Seating arrangement (Linear and Circular)


Blood relations



Direction Sense




Venn Diagrams

Assumption or Inference or Conclusion

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Cube and dices

(predicting colors or numbers on the faces of the object)


Sequence of figures

Matrix (Finding missing numbers or letters)

Paper-cutting, folding, punching

Mirrors and water reflection

Configuration, fitting pieces, odd pieces, etc.



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Let’s analyse in detail the Logical Reasoning topics mentioned in the above table:

  1. Coding-Decoding: Coding-Decoding basically judges the candidate’s ability to decipher the code language. In each question of this topic, a word and a coded form of the word will be given. Students are required to decode the logic behind this coding and then apply the same logic to another given word for finding the answer in the form of a code.
  2. Arrangement: Questions based on Seating Arrangements are one of the most common and important questions in Logical Reasoning segment. In this type of question some people are arranged in a circle, they may be standing or even sitting around a circular table. The other topics covered under this segment are Blood relations, Ranking, Puzzles and Direction Sense.
  3. Logic based: Questions based on logic requires critical thinking and needs a lot of time to solve. In case of Syllogism questions, draw Venn Diagrams to avoid confusion.
  4. Miscellaneous: Questions from topics like Clock and Calendar are sometimes asked in Tier-I exam.
  5. Non-verbal: This segment covers topics like Pictorial Analogies, Symbol series, symbolic operations, numeric patterns, spatial relations, space visualizations, Spatial Reasoning, mirror image and space image are examples of questions.

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