SSC CHSL 2018-2019 Tier-1: Important General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics

General intelligence and Reasoning is considered to be one of the highest scoring sections of 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 2018-19: General Intelligence and Reasoning Topics

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

Topic

Subtopics

Number of Questions asked

Series

Analogy (both word based and numerical)

3-4

Odd pair (both word based and numerical)

Classification

Missing characters

Coding

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

3-4

Symbols

Mathematical Operations

Arrangement

Seating arrangement (Linear and Circular)

4-5

Blood relations

Ranking

Puzzles

Direction Sense

Logic

Syllogism

2-3

Venn Diagrams

Assumption or Inference or Conclusion

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Miscellaneous

Clock

0-1

Calendar

Non-Verbal

Cube and dices

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

7-8

Sequence of figures

Matrix (Finding missing numbers or letters)

Paper-cutting, folding, punching

Mirrors and water reflection

Configuration, fitting pieces, odd pieces, etc.

Total

25

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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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Tips to Score high in General Intelligence & Reasoning Section of SSC CHSL Tier-1 2018-19

Let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section of SSC CHSL 2018 Exam.

  • Improve your logical skills: As this section test candidates’ ability to think and problem solving skills, therefore it is required by the students to sharpen their logical and analytical skills.
  • Command over concepts: Both Verbal and Non Verbal Types of Concepts should be focused by the candidates. The understanding of Directions should be accurate, i.e., identifying which direction is West, North, East and South. Series is the most important topic, but it is also very difficult to master.
  • Practice Previous Year Question Papers: Try to practice as much previous paper as you can. But don’t forget to follow the current structure of the exam, as exam pattern keeps on changing from time to time.  
  • Build a Proper Study Plan: Follow a proper strategy and a time table for all the sections of question paper.
  • Don’t make unnecessary assumptions: Always Remember that the given question will be solved by the data given only, don’t make unnecessary assumptions or judgment while solving the problem. Use smart and appropriate tricks and method for solving any problem.

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