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How to solve Syllogism Questions for IPMAT & DU JAT

Author : Rahul V. Bhole

March 3, 2022

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Syllogism is one of the most important topics in Logical Reasoning sections of both IPMAT and DUJAT exams. Syllogism is a valid deductive argument having two premises and a conclusion.

In most of the entrance exams, including IPMAT and DU JAT, you come across 4-5 questions from the syllogism topic. 

Questions based on this topic include two or more statements followed by conclusions. You have to identify the conclusion based on the given statements.

Most of you might feel that this topic is tricky and time-consuming. However, you can quickly solve these questions by learning a few techniques.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight about how to solve Syllogism questions for IPMAT and DU JAT, types of Syllogisms, sample questions, and more.

Short Tricks to Solve Syllogism Questions in IPMAT 2022

The core technique to solve the syllogism questions lies in connecting one statement with another and verifying the statements given in the conclusion.

Listed below are some of the best Preparation Tips for solving syllogism questions in IPMAT

Below are a couple of Syllogism tricks listed to help you with syllogism rules. 

  • Go through all the statements one by one carefully.
  • Draw Venn diagrams to differentiate one statement from another easily.
  • Find out the pattern of the question.
  • Try to explore all the possibilities in statements that include "All" and "No" before concluding the answer.
  • Mistakes in approaching these Syllogism questions --- With "some" and "all" questions can be quite confusing. So, try to understand the difference between them.
  • Make sure to solve a syllogism question in a sequential manner. It is depicted as an incorrect way of approaching these types of questions. 
  • Find an expected relation between statements and conclusions.

Types of Syllogism Questions for IPMAT 2022

There are infinite types of possible cases of syllogism questions. However, we have discussed the general types which are most likely to be asked in the IPMAT Entrance Exam.

1. All A are B

In this type of question, A is contained in B but not necessarily vice-versa. This states that A is a subset of B, but B may not be a subset of A.

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Example:

Statement: A is a dog, B is an animal

Conclusion: 

  • Some dogs are animals
  • Some animals are dogs

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2. A=B

In this type of question, A is a subset of B and B is also a subset of A.

Conclusion:

  • Dogs are animals
  • Animals are dogs

3. No A is B

In this type of question, A is not related to B, which means B does not contain A, and A is not in B.

Conclusion:

No dogs are animals

4. Some A are B

In this type of question, some of A is in B, that is A, and B are overlapping each other. Thus, some Bs are A will also be true.

Statement:

  • All cats are dogs
  • All dogs are cats

Conclusion:

  • All cats are dogs, and All dogs are cats

5. Some A are not B

In this case, some portion of A is not included in B for sure while it is uncertain that whether the other part of A is included in B or not.

Read more: Short tricks to improve your vocabulary for IPMAT 

Rules to Solve Syllogism Questions for IPMAT and DU JAT 2022

There are specific syllogism rules that you should follow while solving the questions that are based on Syllogism. Let us have a look at the rules and enhance your preparation for the upcoming exams.

  • All+All will always imply an "All" conclusion.
  • All+No will always imply a "No" conclusion.
  • All+Some will always imply a "No" conclusion.
  • Some+ All will always imply a "Some" conclusion.
  • Some+No will always imply a "Some not" conclusion.
  • Some+Some will always imply a "No" conclusion.

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Sample Syllogism Questions for IPMAT and DU JAT 2022

To help you get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam and the difficulty level, we have curated some syllogism questions from previous year's question papers for IPMAT and DU JAT.

Q. Read the questions to determine the most logical conclusions that follow the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:

  • (A) All chairs are tables.
  • (B) All tables are windows.

Conclusions:

  • I. Some tables are chairs.                   
  • II. Some windows are chairs.

Mark your answers accordingly

  1. If only conclusion I follow
  2. If only conclusion II follows
  3. If either I or II follows
  4. If neither I nor II follows
  5. If both follow

Read more: Short tricks to crack the IPMAT quant section

Q. The following questions consist of five/six statements, each followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the best option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements:

(A) No monsoon is a season.; 

(B) Some seasons are monsoons.; 

(C)  Some seasons are spring.; 

(D) No seasons are spring.; 

(E) Some monsoons are not spring.;

(F) All monsoons are spring.

Options:

(a) DFA

(b) BEF

(c) CBE

(d) DEB

Q) The following questions consist of five/six statements, each followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the best option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements:

(A) All crackers are pollutants.; 

(B) All crackers are noisy.;

(C) All crackers are burst during Diwali.; 

(D)  All cars are pollutants.; 

(E) Some pollutants are crackers.

Options:

(a) ABC

(b) BCA

(c) ADE

(d) all of the above

Read more: Short tricks to solve multiplication and division questions in IPMAT

Q) Given questions contain four arguments of three sentences each. Choose the set in which the third statement is a logical conclusion of the first two.

(1) Some bikes are mopeds. All mopeds are scooters. some bikes are scooters

(2) All children are hairs. No hairs are red. No children are red.

(3) No pencil is a pen. Some pens are markers. Some pencils are markers.

(4) Every man has a wife. All wives are devoted. No devoted has a husband.

Options:

(a) (1), (2) and (3)

(b) (1) and (2).

(c) (3) and (2).

(d) (1), (2), (3), and (4)

Q) The question consists of two statements followed by two conclusions. Consider the statement to be true even if they vary with the commonly known facts and find out which of the given conclusion (s) logically follow(s) the given statements.

Statements:

Some discounts are borrowings

All borrowings are bargains

Conclusions:

  1. No bargain is a discount
  2. All bargains are discounts

Options:

(A) Either I or II follows

(B) Only I follows

(C) Both I and II follow

(D) Neither I nor II follows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Through Venn diagram you can easily solve the syllogism question in the IPMAT exam.
  • Read the given statements carefully. 
  • Find the pattern of the question.
  • Draw a Venn diagram based on statements.
  • Find the conclusion.
Yes. Logical deduction and syllogism question both are same.

The syllogism questions include three parts as listed below:

  • Major Premise
  • Minor Premise
  • Conclusion
You can expect 4-5 questions based on syllogism topic in the IPMAT exam.
Yes. There are certain rules to to solve syllogism questions in the IPMAT 2022. You can go through the above post to know the rules for solving syllogism questions.
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How to solve Syllogism Questions for IPMAT & DU JAT

Author : Rahul V. Bhole

Updated On : March 3, 2022

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Syllogism is one of the most important topics in Logical Reasoning sections of both IPMAT and DUJAT exams. Syllogism is a valid deductive argument having two premises and a conclusion.

In most of the entrance exams, including IPMAT and DU JAT, you come across 4-5 questions from the syllogism topic. 

Questions based on this topic include two or more statements followed by conclusions. You have to identify the conclusion based on the given statements.

Most of you might feel that this topic is tricky and time-consuming. However, you can quickly solve these questions by learning a few techniques.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight about how to solve Syllogism questions for IPMAT and DU JAT, types of Syllogisms, sample questions, and more.

Short Tricks to Solve Syllogism Questions in IPMAT 2022

The core technique to solve the syllogism questions lies in connecting one statement with another and verifying the statements given in the conclusion.

Listed below are some of the best Preparation Tips for solving syllogism questions in IPMAT

Below are a couple of Syllogism tricks listed to help you with syllogism rules. 

  • Go through all the statements one by one carefully.
  • Draw Venn diagrams to differentiate one statement from another easily.
  • Find out the pattern of the question.
  • Try to explore all the possibilities in statements that include "All" and "No" before concluding the answer.
  • Mistakes in approaching these Syllogism questions --- With "some" and "all" questions can be quite confusing. So, try to understand the difference between them.
  • Make sure to solve a syllogism question in a sequential manner. It is depicted as an incorrect way of approaching these types of questions. 
  • Find an expected relation between statements and conclusions.

Types of Syllogism Questions for IPMAT 2022

There are infinite types of possible cases of syllogism questions. However, we have discussed the general types which are most likely to be asked in the IPMAT Entrance Exam.

1. All A are B

In this type of question, A is contained in B but not necessarily vice-versa. This states that A is a subset of B, but B may not be a subset of A.

Download Free Study Material for IPMAT and DU JAT Exams by SuperGrads

Example:

Statement: A is a dog, B is an animal

Conclusion: 

  • Some dogs are animals
  • Some animals are dogs

ipmat mock test

ipmat Mock test

2. A=B

In this type of question, A is a subset of B and B is also a subset of A.

Conclusion:

  • Dogs are animals
  • Animals are dogs

3. No A is B

In this type of question, A is not related to B, which means B does not contain A, and A is not in B.

Conclusion:

No dogs are animals

4. Some A are B

In this type of question, some of A is in B, that is A, and B are overlapping each other. Thus, some Bs are A will also be true.

Statement:

  • All cats are dogs
  • All dogs are cats

Conclusion:

  • All cats are dogs, and All dogs are cats

5. Some A are not B

In this case, some portion of A is not included in B for sure while it is uncertain that whether the other part of A is included in B or not.

Read more: Short tricks to improve your vocabulary for IPMAT 

Rules to Solve Syllogism Questions for IPMAT and DU JAT 2022

There are specific syllogism rules that you should follow while solving the questions that are based on Syllogism. Let us have a look at the rules and enhance your preparation for the upcoming exams.

  • All+All will always imply an "All" conclusion.
  • All+No will always imply a "No" conclusion.
  • All+Some will always imply a "No" conclusion.
  • Some+ All will always imply a "Some" conclusion.
  • Some+No will always imply a "Some not" conclusion.
  • Some+Some will always imply a "No" conclusion.

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ipmat online coaching

Sample Syllogism Questions for IPMAT and DU JAT 2022

To help you get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam and the difficulty level, we have curated some syllogism questions from previous year's question papers for IPMAT and DU JAT.

Q. Read the questions to determine the most logical conclusions that follow the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:

  • (A) All chairs are tables.
  • (B) All tables are windows.

Conclusions:

  • I. Some tables are chairs.                   
  • II. Some windows are chairs.

Mark your answers accordingly

  1. If only conclusion I follow
  2. If only conclusion II follows
  3. If either I or II follows
  4. If neither I nor II follows
  5. If both follow

Read more: Short tricks to crack the IPMAT quant section

Q. The following questions consist of five/six statements, each followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the best option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements:

(A) No monsoon is a season.; 

(B) Some seasons are monsoons.; 

(C)  Some seasons are spring.; 

(D) No seasons are spring.; 

(E) Some monsoons are not spring.;

(F) All monsoons are spring.

Options:

(a) DFA

(b) BEF

(c) CBE

(d) DEB

Q) The following questions consist of five/six statements, each followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the best option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements:

(A) All crackers are pollutants.; 

(B) All crackers are noisy.;

(C) All crackers are burst during Diwali.; 

(D)  All cars are pollutants.; 

(E) Some pollutants are crackers.

Options:

(a) ABC

(b) BCA

(c) ADE

(d) all of the above

Read more: Short tricks to solve multiplication and division questions in IPMAT

Q) Given questions contain four arguments of three sentences each. Choose the set in which the third statement is a logical conclusion of the first two.

(1) Some bikes are mopeds. All mopeds are scooters. some bikes are scooters

(2) All children are hairs. No hairs are red. No children are red.

(3) No pencil is a pen. Some pens are markers. Some pencils are markers.

(4) Every man has a wife. All wives are devoted. No devoted has a husband.

Options:

(a) (1), (2) and (3)

(b) (1) and (2).

(c) (3) and (2).

(d) (1), (2), (3), and (4)

Q) The question consists of two statements followed by two conclusions. Consider the statement to be true even if they vary with the commonly known facts and find out which of the given conclusion (s) logically follow(s) the given statements.

Statements:

Some discounts are borrowings

All borrowings are bargains

Conclusions:

  1. No bargain is a discount
  2. All bargains are discounts

Options:

(A) Either I or II follows

(B) Only I follows

(C) Both I and II follow

(D) Neither I nor II follows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Through Venn diagram you can easily solve the syllogism question in the IPMAT exam.
  • Read the given statements carefully. 
  • Find the pattern of the question.
  • Draw a Venn diagram based on statements.
  • Find the conclusion.
Yes. Logical deduction and syllogism question both are same.

The syllogism questions include three parts as listed below:

  • Major Premise
  • Minor Premise
  • Conclusion
You can expect 4-5 questions based on syllogism topic in the IPMAT exam.
Yes. There are certain rules to to solve syllogism questions in the IPMAT 2022. You can go through the above post to know the rules for solving syllogism questions.

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