SSC reasoning mock test : SSC reasoning mock test to solve for competitive exams

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Directions for the question set:
Read the following passage and solve the questions based on it.

In an Engineering College, five students from five different cities were elected as Secretaries by the students to perform different student activities. Each student studies in a different branch of engineering. Additionally, the following information is provided:
(i) Aman does not stay in the Ambaji hostel where the student from Pune stays.
(ii) The student, whose name is not Aman and does not study in Electric Engineering, stays in Mount abu hostel. He is the only student among the five to stay at Mount abu hostel located in Ahmedabad.
(iii) Hemin neither belongs to Ahmedabad, nor does he study Mechanical Engineering, stays in Pavagarh.
(iv) The student-in-charge of Sports activity stays in the Ambaji hostel where Plastic Engineering student does not stay.
(v) Sanju and one other student, who studies Electric Engineering, both stay in the same hostel.
(vi) The student who belongs to Jaipur does not stay with the student-in-charge of the Mess activity staying at Ambaji hostel.
(vii) Sanju is not the student-in-charge of the Sports activity and does not stay with student-in-charge of Student body activity .
(viii) Rahul, the student-in-charge of Computer activity, stays at Mount abu hostel.
(ix) The student from Patna and the student, who studies Mechanical Engineering, both stay at Ambaji hostel. They are the only two among the five students to stay at this hostel.
(x) The student, who stays at Mount Abu hostel, studies Electronic communication.
(xi) Hemin, who does not belong to Bangalore, studies Civil Engineering. He is not Secretary of the Cultural.
(xii) Sanju does not belong to Jaipur.
(xiii) The student from Bangalore and the student-in-charge of Student body activity, both stay the Pavagarh hostel.

Question 1: Which of the following statements is correct?
I. Sanju and Aman stay at the same hostel.
II. The General Secretary of the Cultural studies Mechanical Engineering.
III. The student who belongs to Patna is studying Electric Engineering.
IV. The student who belongs to Bangalore is studying Electronic communication.
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Only III
D. None of the statements is correct

Question 2: Which of the following statement(s) is (are) incorrect?
I. The Civil Engineering student and the student-in-charge of Sports activity, both stay in the same hostel.
II. The student-in-charge of Student body activity is studying Electric Engineering.
III. The student who belongs to Pune is the student-in-charge of Mess activity.
IV. Rahul belongs to Ahmedabad.
A. Only I
B. Both I and II
C. All of I, II and III
D. None of the statements is incorrect

Question 3: The General Secretary of the Cultural belongs to:
A. Patna
B. Pune
C. Bangalore
D. Ahmedabad

Question 4: The student who belongs to Jaipur is studying in_______.
A. Electric Engineering
B. Mechanical Engineering
C. Plastic Engineering
D. None of the above

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Common solution for the set: For such sort of arrangement sets where large no. of clues are given, make sure that you try to connect each keyword given so as to decipher the arrangement. For example, statements II,VIII and X connect the same Mt Abu keyword, hence we can easily decipher from these clues that there is a single student in Mt Abu hostel located in Ahmedabad(Statement-II) and whose name is Rahul and he is the student in charge of Computer Activity (Statement-VIII) and studies Electronic Engineering (Statement-X). From statement XIII, it is clear that there are two students staying at Pavagarh hostel among them one is from Bangalore and other student-in charge of Student body Activity. From statement IX, it is clear that remaining two students stay at the Ambaji hostel. Now look at I and IX statements, they both reveal that Ambaji has students from Pune and Patna. From IX, the student who is not from Patna and stays in Ambaji hostel studies Mechanical engineering. From VII, Sanju is not staying in Pavagarh hostel since Pavagarh has student-in-charge of Student body activity (last statement), hence only option with Sanju is Ambaji hostel. Now from V, Sanju is not studying Electrical engineering, hence he has to be in Mechanical in Ambaji. Since III says that Hemin stays in pavagarh hostel and since he does not belong to Bangalore, hence he must hail from Jaipur and should be student-in-charge of Student body activity in Pavagarh. From IV and VII, Sanju is not Sports secretary but sports secretary stays in Ambaji, hence the other guy from Patna should be Sports secretary. From V, this guy should be Electrical engineer. From I, since Aman does not stay in Ambaji, he must stay in Pavagarh and must be from Plastic engineering (only places left in the table). From this, only guy left Karan studies electrical engineering in Ambaji. From VI, the other guy from Ambaji is mess secretary and since one guy is sports sec,, hence Sanjay is the mess secretary. Remaining one Aman will be the Cultural Sec then.

In this way connecting clues in similar fashion, we can form the following table-:

Answers 1: (C) From the above table, it is clear that the student from Patna studies Electric Engineering. The correct option is (C).

Answers 2: (B) From the above table, the student belonging to Civil Engineering branch stays in Pavagarh Hostel, whereas Sports activity student stays in Ambaji Hostel. So, statement I. is incorrect. Also the student in charge of Student body activity is studying Civil Engineering. So, second statement is also incorrect. Also, the student who belongs to Pune is student in charge of Mess activity and Rahul belongs to Ahmedabad. Hence, option B is the correct answer. The correct option is (B).

Answers 3: (C) The general secretary of the Cultural belongs to Bangalore. The correct option is (C).

Answers 4: (D) The student from Jaipur is studying in Civil Engineering. The correct option is (D).

Extra tips for SSC reasoning mock test :
• While solving questions in SSC reasoning mock test, main exam and other exam, carefully read what is being asked. For example, you might confuse the options for mark incorrect option with mark correct option.
• For arrangement sets where large no. of clues are given, make sure that you try to connect each keyword given so as to decipher the arrangement.
• Do not leave review of SSC reasoning mock tests for the last as you might not be able to recollect the line of thinking you followed at that point of time. Piling up may also leave you with plenty of backlog that you may not be able to manage and complete.

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