In each of the following questions,
a figure or matrix is given, each of which bears certain characters, numbers, letter or group of letter following
a certain pattern. You are required to decipher this pattern and find the missing character from the given alternative.
1. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

645


B.

725


C.

525 

D.

625






View Answer
We can see that (5 + 4)^{2} = 81
(7 + 9)^{2} = 256
(6 + 15)^{2} = 441
Therefore, (12 + 13)^{2} = 625
Hence, option (D) is the correct answer.


2. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

37


B.

42


C.

41 

D.

40






View Answer
We can see that, 5 × 3 + 4 = 19
Similarly, 6 × 4 + 5 = 29
Therefore, 7 × 5 + 6 = 41
Hence, option (C) is the correct answer.

3. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

110


B.

130


C.

140 

D.

120






View Answer
We can see that, (5 × 6 × 8) + (7 × 4 × 9) = 240 + 252 = 492
Similarly, (7 × 5 × 4) + (6 × 8 × 9) = 140 + 432 = 572
Therefore, (4 × 3 × 5) + (7 × 2 × 5) = 60 + 70 = 130
Hence, option (B) is the correct answer.

4. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

2


B.

5


C.

4 

D.

3






View Answer
We can see that, from second coloumn, 22 + 2  23 = 1
Similarly, from third column, 40 + 5  43 = 2
Therefore, 21 + 1  20 = 2
Option (A) is the correct answer.

5. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

5


B.

3


C.

4 

D.

10






View Answer
We can see that, in the first column,
6 × 4
/
3
=
24
/
3
= 8
Similarly, in the second column,
18 × 3
/
2
=
54
/
2
= 27
Let the missing number is a, then,
15 × a
/
5
= 9
15a = 45
a = 3

Hence, option (B) is the correct answer.

6. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

12


B.

+12


C.

15 

D.

+10






View Answer
We can see that, (3^{2} + 6^{2}) − (2^{2} + 4^{2}) = (9 + 36) − (4 + 16) = 45 − 20 = 25
Similarly, (7^{2} + 11^{2}) − (8^{2} + 6^{2}) = (49 + 121) − (64 + 36) = 170 − 100 = 70
Let the missing number is y, (4^{2} + 1^{2}) − (2^{2} + 5^{2}) = (16 + 1) − (4 + 25) = y
or, y = 17 − 29
y = −12
Hence, option (A) is the correct answer.

7. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

80


B.

75


C.

60 

D.

70






View Answer
We can see that, 7 × 2 + 2 = 16
16 × 2 + 2 = 34
Therefore, the missing term is, 34 × 2 + 2 = 70
Hence, option (D) is the correct answer.

8. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

10


B.

14


C.

13 

D.

15






View Answer
The given figure contains numbers from 1 to 6 in three alternate segments, the smaller number being towards the outside and the
number 14 to 19 in the remaining three alternate segments with the smaller number towards the inside.
Hence, option (B) is the
correct answer.

9. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

10


B.

15


C.

8 

D.

20






View Answer
We can see that in figure (A), 10 − 4 = 6; 18 − 10 = 8; 18 − 4 = 14
Similarly, in figure (B), 14 − 8 = 6; 22 − 14 = 8; 22 − 8 = 14
Therefore, 11 − 5 = 6, 15 − 11 = 4; the missing term is 15 − 5 = 10
Hence, option (A) is the
correct answer.

10. 
What will come in place of question mark?


A.

79


B.

72


C.

69 

D.

59






View Answer
The sum of numbers at the extremities of the three line segments in each figure is equal.
Thus, in figure (A), (39 + 33) = (29 + 43) = (27 + 45)
In figure (B), (42 + 31) = (29 + 44) = (30 + 43)
Let the missing term in figure (C) is y, then, (y + 10) = (59 + 20) = (40 + 39) = 79
y + 10 = 79
y = 79 − 10
y = 69
Hence, option (C) is the
correct answer.
