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How to prepare Logical Reasoning for SSC CGL 2017

Last Updated - June 01, 2017

Logical Reasoning in SSC CGL is one the most important for the candidates to prepare the exam. Holding 50 marks-weightage in the exam, it must be studied well while preparing for SSC CGL.

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) recruitment board conducts exam every year for various SSC CGL posts. This year also the notification of the application process has been announced by the board.

The detailed SSC CGL Reasoning syllabus for Tier I exam is discussed below, candidates can check the syllabus and the weightage of various topics,priority order, importance,number of questions you can expect from each topic and types of questions.

Main topics which are covered under Reasoning section includes:

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Semantic Classification
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding

These topics must be well prepared by the candidates to secure best score in this section.

Examination NameCombined Graduate Level Examination(CGLE)
Organization’s NameStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Application form will be available fromMay 16, 2017
SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam DateJune 19-July 2, 2017
Mode of ApplyOnline Mode and Offline Mode
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
CategoryReasoning Syllabus
Official Websitehttp://ssc.nic.in/

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

SubjectQuestionsMarksTime
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
255075 minutes For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550
TOTAL100200

SSC CGL 2017 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Candidates must go through the syllabus thoroughly and prepare according to the syllabus. This can help them prepare well and all the topics that are asked in the SSC CGL exam.

Semantic Analogy
Symbolic/Number Analogy
Figural Analogy
Ranking test
Semantic Classification
Symbolic/Number Classification
Figural Classification
Input-Output questions
Problem Solving
Word Building
Seating arrangement
Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations
Questions on Dies
Clock and Calendar
Space Orientation
Space Visualization
Venn Diagrams
Drawing inferences
Folding & un-folding of Punched hole/pattern
Figural Pattern – folding and completion
Indexing and Address matching
Date & city matching
Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
Small &Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification
Embedded Figures
Critical thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence
Puzzels
Distance and Directions
Blood Relations
Coding Decoding
Series
Sitting Arrangement

Weightage of Chapters of SSC CGL Reasoning

This topic wise weightage of the subject can help candidates know that which topics to give more emphasis on. This will help them prepare well by focusing and preparing the high weightage topics.

TopicsWeightage
ClassificationWeightage: 2-3 Qs Level: Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
AnalogyWeightage: 2-3 Qs Level: Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
Coding DecodingWeightage: 2-3 Qs Level: Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
PuzzleWeightage: 2-3 Qs Level: Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
MatrixWeightage: 0-1 Qs Level: Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, may be time consuming
Word formationWeightage: 0-1 Qs Level: Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, may be time consuming
Arranging words in Meaningful order or Dictionary orderWeightage: 1-2 Qs Level: Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming
Venn diagramWeightage: 0-2 Qs Level: Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming
Directions & DistancesWeightage: 0-1 Qs Level: Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming
Blood RelationsWeightage: 0-1 Qs Level: May be Time Consuming, may be tricky
Missing NumberWeightage: 1-2 Qs Level: May be Time Consuming, may be tricky
SeriesWeightage: 2-3 Qs Level: May be Time Consuming, may be tricky
Non Verbal ReasoningWeightage: 3-4 Qs Level: Scoring, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Visual imagination is required
Verbal ReasoningWeightage: 0-1 Qs Level: May be tricky, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Time Consuming

SSC CGL Reasoning Important Topics

On the basis of analysis of previous year SSC CGL Exam, list of 10 important reasoning topics that should be covered during preparation includes:

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Semantic Classification
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Rule Detection, Dices, Ranks

The section of Reasoning Ability and General Intelligence constitutes 25% of the total score in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination. Hence, Candidates need to give an equal amount of time on this section as on other sections.


SSC CGL Preparation Tips

The main goal while preparing for the test is simply to know each topic well and achieve the highest score. The preparation must be in such a way that there is no confusion left when you are fully prepared and leaving for the exam on the date of examination.


Syllogistic Reasoning

  • This is the most important topic that comes every year in the exam and is a scoring topic if practiced well.
  • Use Venn diagrams to solve questions of this type.
  • Syllogisms can have accuracy. This means if you attempt 5 questions, you will get around 3-4 right on an average.
  • Practice this topic as much as you can.

Relationship Concepts

  • These questions might appear long and complicated however they are simple to solve. Once you get the flow according to the question then it will hardly take 1-2 minutes to solve 5 questions related to relationship.
  • Use diagrammatic representation to solve it.

Statement conclusion

  • There is no definite right or wrong answer in these questions, since it depends on the thought process of the candidate.
  • Mark the answer only if you are sure or the question is really easy.
  • Spend no more than 2-3 minutes combined on this topic.

Seating Arrangement and Directions

  • The best part about sitting arrangement questions is they are clubbed together. This means they are asked as set of 3-5 questions based on one case.
  • So, if candidate manages to get the initial arrangement correct, then it will be easy to attempt all questions for that case in a total time of 3-4 minutes.
  • Practice for these types of questions as much as you can. Practice is the main key to get these questions solved in time.

Coding - Decoding

The number of questions from this topic just keeps on increasing every year and you can easily crack these questions, provided you have practiced them enough.


Selecting the right books is very important for sure success in any exam. It reduces the efforts. Selecting the best books simplify your learning process and enhances your chances of doing best in the Exam.

Here are the list books that the candidate must refer for best results:

SubjectBook NameAuthor
ReasoningVerbal- Non Verbal ReasoningR.S.Aggrawal
ReasoningAnalytical ReasoningM K Pandey
ReasoningMulti Dimensional Reasoning e-bookUpkar Publication
ReasoningReasoning Ability Questions for SSC e-bookUpkar Publication
ReasoningPractice Questions for Reasoning AbilityDisha Publication

SSC CGL Logical Reasoning Cut off

The cut off of SSC CGL Tier 1 will decide the chances of candidates to get qualified for Tier 2 written exam and Tier 3 personal interview. The candidates who get qualified in all the sections will get finally selected.

CategorySCSTOBCEx.SOHHHVHURTotal
Cut off Marks75.2570.2581.5060.7570.2530.0048.0096.00-
Candidates available1854487354627950321865954103831309113756
CategorySCSTOBCEx.SOHHHVHURTotal
Cutoff Marks72.2567.2579.2553.0067.2525.0042.5092.50-
Candidates available350914095270116029076207567117592

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