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Updated on: September 25th, 2023
SSC CGL Reasoning Questions to increase their chances of cracking the exam. Reasoning is one of the key sections which is asked in both tiers of the SSC CGL exam. It is very vast and can be divided into three sections, which are logical reasoning, verbal and nonverbal reasoning. With SSC CGL exam just around the corner, here we present you the most expected reasoning questions for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam.
These SSC CGL reasoning questions are most likely to be asked in the upcoming Tier 1 exam. Knowing the SSC CGL reasoning expected questions will help you fetch the maximum marks in this section with much ease. We have provided a comprehensive list of questions in SSC CGL Reasoning Questions in this article below. So, what are you waiting for? Jump on to it already!
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SSC CGL Reasoning Questions
Many of the candidates find the reasoning section difficult because of its complex nature and the difficulty level of the questions. However, knowing the expected reasoning questions for SSC CGL 2022 will make things a lot easier. Below, we have curated the SSC CGL Reasoning Questions PDF that you will definitely come across in the exam with slight modifications. Practice these questions as many as you can and you will witness a significant improvement in your accuracy level within a few days.
SSC CGL Reasoning Topicwise Weightage
To score well in the exam, candidates must know SSC CGL reasoning topicwise weightage. This will help candidates know the important topics so they can practice accordingly. Following is the weightage of topics in SSC CGL reasoning questions given below.
SSC CGL Reasoning Topicwise Weightage 

Topics 
No. of Questions Asked 
Analogy 
45 
Blood Relations 
1 
Symbols and Notations 
1 
Direction and Distance 
12 
Clock and Calendar 
1 
23 

23 

1 

Cubes and Dices 
12 
Venn Diagram 
1 
Miscellaneous 
23 
Alphabetical Arrangements 
12 
Mirror and Water Image 
1 
Paper Cutting and Folding 
1 
Figure Problems (Completion, Embedded, Deviation) 
23 
Classification 
23 
Series/ Missing Number 
12 
1 

– 
Most Expected SSC CGL Reasoning Questions
In SSC CGL Reasoning section, there will be 25 questions and the majority of them will be based on Verbal and Nonverbal reasoning . Each question carries the weightage of 2 marks and 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Thus, candidates are advised to attempt this section carefully and practice the SSC CGL reasoning expected questions provided below.
1. Select the option in which the numbers share the same relationship as that shared by the given pair of numbers.
21:483
A. 19:399
B. 16:286
C. 11:242
Answer  A
Solution 
Logic : x^2 + x X 2
As
21^2 + 21 x 2 = 441 + 42 = 483
Similarly
19^2 + 19 x 2 = 399
Hence, option A is the correct answer.
2. Select the option in which the numbers share the same relationship as that shared by the given pair of numbers.
11:121
A. 12:441
B. 13:117
C. 19:360
Answer  A
Solution 
Logic – xy =>(yx)^2
As,
11 => 11^2 = 121
Similarly,
12 => 21^2 = 441
Hence, option A is the correct answer.
3. Select the option that is related to the third term in the same way as the second term is related to the first term.
YATCH: BDIUZ:: PENCIL: ?
A. BQDZLU
B. NFQBDQ
C. DFJMOQ
Answer  C
Solution 
The logic is that the place value of letters are increased by +1, then the letters are arranged in descending order.
Y (25) + 1 = Z (26)
A (1) + 1 = B (2)
T (20) + 1 = U (21)
C (3) + 1 = D (4)
H (8) + 1 = I (9)
BDIUZ
Similarly,
P (16) + 1 = Q (17)
E (5) + 1 = F (6)
N (14) + 1 = O (15)
C (3) + 1 = D (4)
I (9) + 1 = J (10)
L (12) + 1 = M (13)
DFJMOQ
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
4. Select the correct option which will complete the series:
CWE, FQH, RDI, ___
A. MCL
B. MCO
C. JKO
Answer  B
Solution 
Add the place value of each letter in the group, the sum is 31
CWE = 3 + 23 + 5 = 31
FQH = 6 + 17 + 8 = 31
RDI = 18 + 4 + 9 = 31
MCO = 13 + 3 + 15 = 31
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
5. The figure in the following questions follows a series. Select a figure from the given alternatives marked as A, B, C, and D which will continue the same series.
A.
B.
C.
Answer  C
Solution 
Element (→, 0) shifts anticlockwise in each step. While shaded square shifts clockwise in each step.
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
6. In each of the following number series given, one number is wrong. Find out that wrong number.
2, 3, 10, 38, 172
A. 2
B. 3
C. 38
Answer  C
Solution 
Pattern –
2 × 1 + 1 = 3
3 × 2 + 4 =10
10 × 3 + 9 = 39
39 × 4 + 16 = 172
Thus, in place of 38, it should be 39.
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
7. In each of the following number series given, one number is wrong. Find out that wrong number.
8, 19, 52, 151, 447
A. 19
B. 447
C. 52
Answer  B
Solution 
Pattern
8 × 3 – 5 = 19
19 × 3 – 5 = 52
52 × 3 – 5 = 151
Thus, in place of 447, it should be 448.
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
8.Select the number from among the given options that can replace the question mark (?) in the following series.
145, 182, 223, 266, 313, ?
A. 366
B. 363
C. 368
Answer  A
Solution 
The logic is that the numbers are increasing by consecutive prime numbers starting from 37 –
145 + 37 = 182
182 + 41 = 223
223 + 43 = 266
266 + 47 = 313
313 + 53 = 366
Hence, option A is the correct answer.
9. In a certain code, MONKEY is written as MKLOUA, LION is written as NQKL How is TIGER written in that code?
A. FQHUS
B. GIRTV
C. FQSUH
Answer  C
Solution 
The letters of the word are written in a reverse order and then each letter is moved one step backward to obtain the code.
M Reverse N
O Reverse L
N Reverse M
K Reverse P
E Reverse V
Y Reverse B
And,
N (14) – 1 = M (13)
L (12) – 1 = K (11)
M (13) – 1 = L (12)
P (16) – 1 = O (15)
V (22) – 1 = U (21)
B (2) – 1 = A (1)
Similarly,
T Reverse G
I Reverse R
G Reverse T
E Reverse V
R Reverse I
And,
G (7) – 1 = F (6)
R (18) – 1 = Q (17)
T (20) – 1 = S (19)
V (22) – 1 = U (21)
I (9) – 1 = H (8)
FQSUH
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
10. In a certain code language, OPERATION is written as NODQBUJPO. How is INVISIBLE written in that code?
A. JOWJTHAKD
B. HMUHTHAKD
C. HMUHTJCMF
Answer  C
Solution 
Here, each of the first four letters in the word is moved one step backward, while each of the last five letters is moved one step forward to obtain the corresponding letter of the code.
O (15) – 1 = N (14)
P (16) – 1 = O (15)
E (5) – 1 = D (4)
R (18) – 1 = Q (17)
A (1) + 1 = B (2)
T (20) + 1 = U (21)
I (9) + 1 = J (10)
O (15) + 1 = P (16)
N (14) + 1 = O (15)
Similarly, the first four letters moved one step back in INVISIBLE is HMUH, while the last five letters moved one step forward is TJCMF. Combining these we get the answer, HMUHTJCMF.
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
11. If 35 + 48 = 40, 23 + 34 = 36, 15 + 25 = 52 then 11 + 21 =?
A. 15
B. 30
C. 25
Answer  C
Solution 
If we add the individual digits on the LHS and multiply them with 2, 3, 4 and 5 we get –
(3 + 5 + 4 +8) × 2 = 40
(2 + 3 + 3 + 4) × 3 = 36
(1 + 5 + 2 + 5) × 4 = 52
Similarly,
(1 + 1 + 2 +1) × 5 = 25
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
12. The capital letters in each of the following words are words are coded and written in small letters on the right side of each word, but the small letters do not appear in the same order as the letters in the word. Find out the codes for letters and answer the questions that follow.
KING : bdme
RING : deob
INK : emb
IRK : oem
What is the code for letter K?
A. e
B. m
C. d
Answer  B
Solution 
You can see that in KING and RING, ING is common. Therefore, the three letters which represent ING should be ‘bde’ which are also common in the given code. The left out letter in the word KING is K i.e. m in the given code. Similarly, in RING the left out letter is R which is ‘o’ in the code.
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
13. In a certain code language, ‘LOUD’ is coded as 235415 and ‘GAMER’ is coded as 9214120. How will ‘ABYSMAL’ be coded in that language?
A. 1726761821
B. 1521012291
C. 1511482251
Answer  C
Solution 
Here, the logic is that consonants are coded as reverse alphabet’s place value
and vowels are coded as place values A (1), E (2), I (3), O (4), U (5) and then the digit order is taken from right to left.
L (12) Reverse O (15)
O = 4
U = 5
D (4) Reverse W (23)
235415
And,
G (7) Reverse T (20)
A = 1
M (13) Reverse N (14)
E = 2
R (18) Reverse I (9)
9214120
Similarly,
A = 1
B (2) Reverse Y (25)
Y (2) Reverse B (2)
S (19) Reverse H (8)
M (13) Reverse N (14)
A = 1
L (12) Reverse O (15)
1511482251
Hence, option C is the right answer.
14. Select the option that is related to the third term in the same way as the second term is related to the first term.
CONSTANT : BDIUMORTSUUEMOSU : : INTERVIEW : ?
A. EOMOSUAISQUWEOAIVX
B. EOMOSUAIQSUWEAOIVX
C. EOMOSUAIQSUWEOAIVX
Answer  C
Solution 
The logic is that the consonants are coded by their immediate close letters (previous and next) and the vowels are coded by their immediate close vowels (previous and next) following AEIOU cycle –
Thus, CONSTANT is written as BCDIOUMNORSTSTUUAEMNOSTU and thus, BDIUMORTSUUEMOSU
Similarly,
INTERVIEW will be written as EIOMNOSTUAEIQRSUVWEIOAEIVWX and thus,
EOMOSUAIQSUWEOAIVX
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
15.Which of the following numbers will replace the question mark (?) in the given series?
176, 218, 228, 291, 280, 364, 332, ?
A. 435
B. 416
C. 437
Answer  C
Solution 
First Series – 176 , 228, 280, 332
176 + 52 = 228
228 + 52 = 280
280 + 52 = 332
Second series –
218, 291, 364, ?
218 + 73 = 291
291 + 73 = 364
364 + 73 = 437
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
SSC CGL Reasoning Previous Year Questions
Candidates can check out SSC CGL reasoning questions from previous year to practice. These questions will help candidates practice important topics and acquaint themselves with the type of questions asked in the exam. Check out SSC CGL reasoning previous year questions mentioned below.
1. The second number in the given numberpairs is obtained by performing certain mathematical operation(s) on the first number. The same operation(s) is/are followed in all the numberpairs, except one. Find that odd numberpair.
A. 48:7
B. 25:8
C. 15:4
Answer  B
Solution 
7 x (71) + (7 1) = 42 + 6 = 48
4 x (4 1) + (4 – 1) = 12 + 3 = 15
3 x (31) + (3 – 1) = 6 + 2 = 8
Except option B all others follows above logic.
Hence, option B is the correct answer
2. Which letter cluster will replace the question mark(?) to complete the given series?
EMXB, ?, YGRV, VDOS, SALP
A. BYJU
B. JBUY
C. BJUY
Answer  C
Solution 
E – 3 = B => B – 3 = Y=> Y – 3 = V => V – 3 = S
M – 3 = J => J – 3 = G => G – 3 = D => D – 3 = A
X – 3 = U => U – 3 = R => R – 3 = O => O – 3 = L
B – 3 =Y => Y – 3 = V => V – 3 = S => S – 3 = P
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
3. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace the * signs and to balance the given equation.
24*6*51*31*3
A. =,−,×,+
B. ×,−,=,×
C. −,÷,=,+
Answer  B
Solution 
24*6*51*31*3
After putting the sign
24×651=31×3
144 – 51 = 93
93 = 93
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
4. Pointing to a woman, Rohan said “Her daughter’s son is the brother of my wife’s daughter.” How is that lady related to Rohan?
A. Sister
B. Mother in law
C. Mother
Answer  B
Solution 
Woman is the mother in law of Rohan.
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
5. Select the option that is related to the third term in the same way as the second term is related to the first term and the sixth term is related to the fifth term.
5 : 35:: 9:? :: 14: 224
A. 99
B. 113
C. 107
Answer  A
Solution 
As
5 x (5 + 2) = 35
14 x (14 + 2) = 224
Similarly,
9 x ( 9 + 2) = 99
Hence, option A is the correct answer.
6. A paper is folded and cut as shown below. How will it appear when unfolded?
A.
B.
C.
Answer  C
Solution 
After unfolding the paper
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
7. Select the option that represents the correct order of the given words as they would appear in an English dictionary.
1. Knight
2. Kitchen
3. Kinship
4. Kinetic
5. Kind
A. 5,4,3,2,1
B. 5,3,4,2,1
C. 5,3,2,4,1
Answer  A
Solution 
The correct order is –
5. Kind
4. Kinetic
3. Kinship
2. Kitchen
1. Knight
The correct order is – 5,4,3,2,1
Hence, option A is the correct answer.
8. Select the option that is related to the fifth number in the same way as the second number is related to the first number and the fourth number is related to the third number.
7 : 71::13 : 209::16 : ?
A. 291
B. 317
C. 305
Answer  C
Solution 
As,
7 x (7+3) + 1 = 71
13 x (13 + 3) + 1 = 209
Similarly
16 x ( 16 + 3 ) + 1 = 305
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
9. In a certain code language, “NOPE” is coded as “100”, and “EGG” is coded as “38”. How will “LAP” be coded in that language?
A. 27
B. 31
C. 58
Answer  C
Solution 
NOPE = 14 + 15 + 16 + 5 = 50 x 2 = 100
And
EGG = 5 + 7 + 7 = 19 x 2 = 38
Similarly
LAP = 12 + 1 + 16 = 29 x 2 = 58
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
10. In a certain code language, ‘STATE’ is written as ‘38401405’, and ‘EXILE’ is written as 5489245′. How will ‘ARENA’ be written in that language?
A. 21810142
B. 1365281
C. 21181014
Answer  B
Solution 
Logic – Vowel x 1 and Consonant x 2
S = 19 x 2 = 38
T = 20 x 2 = 40
A = 1
T = 20 x 2 = 40
E = 5
And EXILE = 5489245
Similarly
A = 1
R = 18 x 2 = 36
E = 5
N = 14 x 2 = 28
A = 1
Hence, option B is the correct answer.
SSC CGL Reasoning Questions: Important Topics
To prepare SSC CGL Reasoning questions efficiently, candidates must know the important topics and practice them well. Below, we have listed down important SSC reasoning topics that are frequently asked in the exam. Candidates should pay special attention to these topics to ensure they score maximum marks in the exam.
 Analogy
 Syllogism
 Direction questions
 Sitting Arrangement
 Mathematical Operations
 Visual Reasoning
 Paper folding & unfolding questions
 Arithmetic Reasoning
 Blood Relation
Since you are aware of SSC CGL Reasoning Questions now, you must practice them rigorously to excel in General Intelligence & Reasoning section in one attempt. Also, don’t forget to attempt the SSC CGL mock test to take your preparation level a notch higher!