The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the post of Assistant professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. Candidates who qualify the eligibility test are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be. This test is conducted by the National Testing Agency. This is a national level exam conducted twice every year. It will be an online test consisting of two papers, Paper I and II, conducted in a single session.
Logical Reasoning for UGC NET
Logical and mathematical reasoning section of the exam tests the candidates’ problem solving skills and the ability to think. It covers both analytical and mathematical reasoning topics. Logical reasoning means to analyze a situation and come up with a reasonable solution. Logical thinking requires the use of reasoning skills to study a problem.
Logical reasoning can be classified into two:
- Verbal Reasoning : This implies understanding the concepts and solving problems expressed in words.
- Non verbal Reasoning : This implies understanding the concepts and solving problems expressed in numbers or letters or figures in combination with words.
The following topics are covered in the logical reasoning section:
- Alphabet test
- Arithmetic reasoning
- Blood relations
- Calendar and clock test
- Coding and decoding
- Cubes and cuboids
- Cubes and dices test
- Data Sufficiency
- Decision Making
- Figure matrix
- Mathematical operations
- Mirror and water images
- Non verbal series
- Order and ranking
- Pattern series and sequences
- Puzzle test
- Reasoning analogies
- Series completion
- Statements and assumptions
- Statements and conclusions
- Verbal reasoning
UGC NET Reasoning Questions and Answers pdf
The next term in the series ABD, DGK, HMS, MTB, SBL, _________ is
Two numbers are in the ratio 2:5. If 16 is added to both the numbers, their ratio becomes 1:2. The two numbers are:
1) 16, 40
2) 20, 50
3) 28, 70
4) 32, 80
Ajay is a friend of Rakesh. Pointing to an old man, Ajay asked Rakesh “Who is he?”. Rakesh replied, “His son is my son’s uncle”. The old man is related to Rakesh as:
1) Father in law
A postman walked 20m straight from his office, turned right and walked 10m. After turning left he walked 10 m and after turning right walked 20m. He again turned right and walked 70m. How far is he from his office?
Ali buys a glass, a pencil box and a cup and pays Rs. 21 to the shopkeeper. Rakesh buys a cup, two pencil boxes and a glass and pays Rs. 28 to the shopkeeper. Preethi buys two glasses, a cup and two pencil boxes and pays Rs. 35 to the shopkeeper. The cost of ten cups will be:
1) Rs. 40
2) Rs. 60
3) Rs. 80
4) Rs. 70
Logical Reasoning Questions and Answers PDF
Which of the following is not correct in the context of Venn diagram method?
1) It is a method of testing the validity of arguments
2) It represents both the premises of a syllogism in one diagram
3) It can be used to represent classes as well as propositions
4) It requires two overlapping circles for the two premises of a standard form categorical syllogism
Ans : 4
Given below are four statements. Among them two are related in such a way that they both can be true but both cannot be false. Select the code that indicates these two statements. (a) Honest people never suffer. (b) Almost all honest people do suffer. (c) Honest people hardly suffer. (d) Each and every honest person suffers.
1) a and c
2)a and d
3)b and c
4)a and b
The missing term in the series 1, 4, 27, 16, ?, 36, 343, ____ is
If the statement ‘None but the brave wins the race is false’ which of the following statements can be claimed to be true:
1) All brave people wins the race.
2) Some people who win the race are not brave.
3) Some people who win the race are brave.
4)No person who wins the race is brave.
Given below are some characteristics of reasoning. Select a code that states a characteristic which is not of deductive reasoning:
1) The conclusion must be based on experiment and observation
2) The conclusion should be supported by the premise or premises
3) The conclusion should follow from the premise or premises
4) The argument may be valid or invalid
Logical test can also consist of images where one is required to analyze the image and logically deduce the answer from the given options. You might also be asked to complete the missing part of a puzzle. These test also contain grid based questions which tests a person’s pattern identifying ability.
Logical reasoning questions look very complex at first. They require a lot of practice to become familiar with the patterns. To improve your chances of clearing the UGC NET exam , practice previous years’ papers. This also helps you gain confidence by the time of exam. It is also imperative to keep a check on the time you spent on each question. Review the questions you have answered incorrectly and try to understand the reasoning. Practicing brain teasers like sudoku can also help your brain to be more skilled with these type of questions.