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SSC Exam Reasoning Study Material: A conceptual guide for Classification

Jun 28, 2016 14:58 IST

    SSC is well known for the recruitment of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts under the Ministries/Departments in The Government of India. SSC organizes various examinations like Combined Graduate Level examination, Combine Higher Secondary Level, Stenographer and for SI/DP/CAPF, etc., throughout the year having almost the same Exam Pattern. The Exam paper is comprised of basically 4 subjects.

    a. General Intelligence & Reasoning
    b. English language & Comprehension
    c. Quantitative Aptitude
    d. General knowledge

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    So, Jagranjosh.com has introduced a brief plan for revising topics at the time of examination. In this article, Classification  which sometimes appear more difficult to understand in terms of  finding similar groups of Objects.


    ‘Classification’ means to list the items of a given group on the basis of certain quality and then choose the stranger out. It is one of the important chapters of General Mental Ability Segment of Reasoning. In these types of Questions the candidate is required to choose one item which does not fit into the group of similar items.

    Types of Classification:

    Type I: Selecting the odd word

    Example:  Select the word which is least like the other words in the group.

    (a) Dagger

    (b) Hammer

    (c) Knife

    (d) Sword

    (e) Blade

    Solution: (b) Here all are sharp edged and having a cutting action except Hammer.

    Type II: Selecting the odd pair of words

    Example: Choose the odd pair of words

    (a) Oil: Lamp

    (b) Power: Machine

    (c) Oxygen: Life

    (d) Water: Tap

    Solution: (d) clearly in all the pairs second requires the first to function

    Type III: Selecting the odd Numeral

    Example: Choose the number which is different from others in the group

    (a) 17

    (b) 27

    (c)  29

    (d) 37

    (e) 59

    Solution: (b) Each of the numbers except 27, is a prime number.

    Type IV: Selecting the odd Numeral group or Numeral Pair

    Example: Choose the number which is different from others.

    (a) 21-49

    (b) 24-64

    (c) 25-54

    (d) 27-81

    Solution: (c) In all other numbers, the second number is the square of one-third of the first number.

    Type V: Selecting the odd letter Group

    Example: Choose the group of letters which is different from others.

    (a) APBQ

    (b) CRDT

    (c) EUFV

    (d) GWHX

    Solution: (b) In all other, the first and the third as well as the second and the fourth are consecutive letters in the English alphabet.

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