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SSC Reasoning Preparation Tips: Logic Sequence of Words

Mar 13, 2018 11:59 IST
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SSC reasoning preparation tips
SSC reasoning preparation tips

Logic Sequence of Words is important and unavoidable topic of SSC exams as there will be a minimum of one question that will be asked in all SSC Tier-1 exams. In such type of problems, a sequence is to be formed with the given number of words in such a way that the particular arrangement of the words provides a logical completion of some process and activity step by step. In these questions, you will find four/ five/ six or more words related with each other in any way. The aspirants require to find the correct logical arrangement of these words out of the given alternatives.

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In this article, you will find the types of inquired question and tips or tricks to solve them. Let us take a tour of them-

SSC Reasoning preparation tips: Logic Sequence of words

From Logic sequence of words topic, there are generally four types of questions are asked.

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Type 1: Sequence of event or process occurrence

The problem words may be a part of any particular event or process or various stages related to chained process from beginning to end or vice-versa. A candidate is required to choose that option from the given alternatives, which represents the correct logical sequence of the process.

Example: Arrange the following words in a meaningful order.

  1. Reading
  2. Composing
  3. Writing
  4. Printing

(a)    1, 3, 4, 2

(b)   3, 2, 4, 1

(c)    4, 1, 3, 2

(d)   3, 2, 1, 4

Answer: (b)

Explanation: The above words are related to the various steps of the publishing industry. So, First the matter is written, then composed, printed and finally read.

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Type 2: Objects sequence in a class or group

A few times, Words are given such that they are related to a particular group or class. A candidate is required to draw the options from the mentioned alternatives, which shows the correct logical sequence of objects in that particular group of class. The example given below can easily clarify you about it-

Example: Arrange the following words in a meaningful order.

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Universe
  3. Taj Mahal
  4. India
  5. World

(a)    3, 1, 4, 5, 2

(b)   4, 1, 5, 3, 2

(c)    2, 5, 4, 3, 1

(d)   4, 3, 1, 5, 2

Answer: (a)

Explanation: the sequence represents the global location of the places. You have to arrange it in a logical manner, whether it can be of ascending order or descending order. So, Taj mahal is located in Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh belongs to India and so forth.

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Type 3: Sequence in Ascending or descending order

In this type of questions, the items represented by the problem words may be related to each other in terms of their properties. You will be asked to arrange the given words on the basis of increasing or decreasing order of their age, size, value, intensity, density, etc. To understand this, find the example given below-

Example: Arrange the following words in a meaningful order.

  1. Gold
  2. Iron
  3. Sand
  4. Platinum
  5. Diamond

(a)    3, 1, 4, 1, 5

(b)   3, 2, 1, 5, 4

(c)    1, 5, 4, 2, 3

(d)   5, 4, 3, 1, 2

Answer: (b)

Explanation: All the problem words represent  valuable items and have their own value in monetary terms. The least costly product will be at bottom and most valuable will be on top in respective ascending order. Sand is least costly and other things are in the following manner-

Sand < Iron < Gold < Diamond < Platinum

Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

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Type 4: Sequence order of words as per the dictionary

In such questions, Random words are given, which are not co-related to each other. So, you can arrange them in English dictionary order to seek the correct answer. In English Dictionary, All words have their own separate and systematic place. To Check the order of words in English dictionary, first check the very first letter of the word and arrange that words in the similar fashion. After that, traverse to the second letter from the arranged list and arrange that list again in the appropriate manner. So on and so forth for the remaining letters of the problem words.

Example: Arrange the following words in a meaningful order.

  1. Mitigate
  2. Migrate
  3. Might
  4. Mislead

(a)    3, 2, 4, 1

(b)   1, 2, 3, 4,

(c)    3, 1, 2, 4

(d)   2, 4, 3, 1

Answer: (a)

Explanation: In English Dictionary, Might come very first among the other three. Then, Migrate comes after that Mislead and finally Mitigate will be obtained. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

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In the above article, we have covered all the essential and generally asked questions in SSC exams. For more tips & strategies related information, keep on visiting us.

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