BITSAT 2015 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

                                                   Logical Reasoning

The test is given to the candidates to judge their power of reasoning spread in verbal and nonverbal areas. The candidates  should  be  able  to  think  logically  so  that  they  perceive  the  data  accurately, understand  the relationships correctly, figure out the missing numbers or words, and to apply rules to new and different contexts. These  indicators  are  measured  through  performance  on  such  tasks  as  detecting  missing  links,  following directions, classifying words, establishing sequences, and completing analogies.

1. Verbal Reasoning

1.1         Analogy

           Analogy means correspondence. In the questions based on analogy, a particular relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives provided.

1.2          Classification

               Classification means to assort the items of a given group on the basis of  certain common quality they possess and then spot the odd option out.

1.3          Series Completion

               Here series of numbers or letters are given and one is asked to either complete the series or find out the wrong part in the series.

1.4        Logical Deduction – Reading Passage

              Here a brief passage is given and based on the passage the candidate is required to identify the correct or incorrect logical conclusions.

1.5       Chart Logic

            Here a chart or a table is given that is partially filled in and asks to complete it in accordance with the information given either in the chart /table or in the question.

2. Nonverbal Reasoning

2.1        Pattern Perception

          Here a certain pattern is given and generally a quarter is left blank. The candidate is required to identify the correct quarter from the given four alternatives.

2.2      Figure Formation and Analysis

           The candidate is required to analyze and form a figure from various given parts.

2.3      Paper Cutting

            It involves the analysis of a pattern that is formed when a folded piece of paper is cut into a definite design.

2.4       Figure Matrix

             In this more than one set of figures is given in the form of a matrix, all of them following the same rule. The candidate is required to follow the rule and identify the missing figure.

2.5      Rule Detection

           Here a particular rule is given and it is required to select from the given sets of figures, a set of figures, which obeys the rule and forms the .

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