Analytical Reasoning is one of the important topics in Logical Reasoning subject. In most of the entrance exams, you have the logical reasoning section included. This subject mainly tests your reasoning skills and logical thinking. 

If you are preparing for IPMAT or DU JAT but worried about answering analytical reasoning questions, then you are at the right place. This post shall take you through analytical reasoning questions asked in IPMAT and DU JAT.

You can also know how to attempt them and download free PDFs to enhance your preparation levels. 

Before you know about the questions asked, let us understand what are analytical questions with an example.

Analytical Reasoning refers to understanding any data either in the form of qualitative or quantitative or pattern. This concept mainly tests your critical thinking and problem-solving ability. 

Analytical Reasoning Preparation Tips

Begin the preparation for the exam as quickly as possible. This will help you develop your concepts and to score well in the IPMAT and DU JAT.

  • Firstly candidates are advised to understand the comprehensive IPMAT and DU JAT syllabus before beginning their preparation. It will help you to know the challenging topics and the simple topics from the point of view of the exam. Majorly questions are based on Number Systems, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Menstruation, P & C, Sets, Data Interpretation, and Matrices.
  • Make your own study plan according to your grasping capacity, weightage, and difficulty level of the different topics of the exam. 
  • Go through the theory of each chapter and build strong conceptual knowledge of each section then practice 50 - 100 questions per chapter.
  • After completing any topic or section make it mandatory to give sectional or topic-specific mock.
  • This will help you improve your concepts in a gradual manner by making mistakes and then learning from them which is the most important step. 
  • Practice questions in exam-like conditions, allot a time limit for every question in a mock test, and test your strategy regularly.
  • Analyze your progress after every mock test. Analyzing a mock will help you build new concepts, correct conceptual and silly mistakes. 

Sample Analytical Reasoning Questions Asked for IPMAT and DU JAT

Q.1 Find out the missing number in the following series- 97, 63, 36, 54, ?

  1. 46
  2. 80
  3. 2
  4. 9

Q.2 In the following series : 4, 10, 23, 50, 104, 216, 439.

There is a wrong number, what should be the correct number instead of that wrong number?

  1. 104
  2. 24
  3. 51
  4. None of these

Q.3 Directions:- The following question consists of six statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the options that Indicate a combination where the third statement can be logically deduced from the first two statements and that option will be your answer.

Statements: All R is X;  Some X is P;   No P is Q;   No Q is T;  Some Q is R;  No R is T

  1. [ I , II , V ] 
  2. [ II , III , V ] 
  3. [ I , IV , VI ] 
  4. [ III , II , V ]

Q4. Directions. Read the following information carefully to choose the best option for the question:

'L% M’ means that M is the brother of L 

‘L x M' means that L is the mother of M

‘L+M’ means that L is the sister of M

‘L = M’ means that M is the father of L

Which of the following means "I is the nephew of Q?"   (a) Q%J = I ;  (b)  Q / M x B % I ;   (c) C / I = B % Q

  1. Only c
  2. Only a
  3. Only b
  4. Both a and b

Directions (Q.5 and Q.6): In the following question some capital alphabets are written in a row, below them their coding has been given. In the question, a particular word has been coded in a particular manner using codes as given below the capital letters. You have to understand the pattern of coding and have to answer the question asked subsequently.

Q5. If DASH is 2a84, then SMASH is?

  1. 7 5 U 7 t
  2. e y a 8 4
  3. 8 z q e 3
  4. S z q e 4

Q6. if FASHION is z64t7Uw, then POSITION is?

  1. z 6 4 e 4 7 6 c
  2. z 6 4 e 4 7 c 6
  3. c 6 7 4 e 4 6 z
  4. c 6 7 4 e 

Q7. Pointing to a photograph, a woman says, "This man's son's sister is my mother-in-law." How is the woman's husband related to the man in the photograph? 

  1. Grandfather 
  2. Nephew
  3. Son-in-law
  4. Grandson

Directions (Q8 and Q9) Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow. 

A, B, C, D, E, and F Live on different floors in the same building having six floors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered one, the floor above it is numbered two, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 6)

A lives on an even-numbered floor. There are two floors between the floors on which D and F live. F lives on a floor above D's floor. D does not live on the floor numbered two. B does not live on an odd-numbered floor. C does not live on any of the floors below F's floor. E does not live on a floor immediately above or immediately below the floor on which B lives.

Q8. Who among the following lives on the floors exactly between D and F?

  1. E, B
  2. C, B
  3. E, C
  4. A, E

Q9. On which of the following floors does B live?

  1. Sixth
  2. Fourth
  3. Second
  4. Cannot be determined

Q10. SuperGrads, EdTech, wants to form an online Mock Conduction Team of 5 Members out of a pool of 8 Members named A, B, C, D, ….H. Further, the following facts are known

  • If A is selected, G is also selected.
  • If H is selected, then C cannot be in the team.
  • B is the team leader, so B is always selected in the team. 
  • D is selected only if Fis selected.

Which of the following is a valid combination of members?

  1. BDCFH
  2. ABFDG
  3. BCFEH
  4. ACDFG

Previous Year Analytical Reasoning Questions in IPMAT

Q. Choose the box that is similar to the box formed from the given sheet of paper (X). (IPMAT 2020 Sample Paper - IPM Rohtak)

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 4 only

Q. Pointing to Manju, Raju said, "The son of her only brother is the brother of my wife". How is Manju related to Raju? (IPMAT 2020 Sample Paper- IPM Rohtak)

  1. Mother's sister
  2. Grandmother
  3. Mother-in-law
  4. Sister of father-in-law

Q. Choose the pair in which the words bear the same relationship to each other as the words of the given pair bear. Arrows: Quiver

  1. Fear: Tremble
  2. Money: Bank
  3. Sound: Music
  4. Coin: Mint

Q. Choose the pair in which the words bear the same relationship to each other as the words of the given pair bear. Embarrass: Humiliate

  1. Enquire: Ask
  2. Embezzle: Peculate
  3. Gamble: Investment
  4. Annoy: Exasperate

Q. Considering given statements as true, select a logical conclusion based on the given statements. Statements:
No tree is a flower
Some trees are fruits
(I) Fruits that are trees are not flowers.
(II) No fruit is a flower.

  1. The only conclusion I follow
  2. Only conclusion II follows
  3. Either conclusion I or II follows
  4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows

Q. Statements:
Lady's Finger is tastier than cabbage
Cauliflower is tastier than Lady's Finger
Cabbage is not tastier than peas

  1. Peas are as tasty as a lady's finger
  2. Peas are as tasty as cauliflower and lady's finger
  3. Peas are not tastier than a lady's finger
  4. Cauliflower is tastier than cabbage

Q. Statements:
Some A are B.
Some C are A.

(I) Some C are B.
(II) Some B are A.

  1. Only conclusion I follows
  2. Only conclusion II follows
  3. Either conclusion I or II follows
  4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows

Q. Choose the alternative which closely resembles the mirror image of the given combination.

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4


How to score well in Analytical reasoning questions of IPMAT?

Follow these tips to score well in analytical reasoning questions of ipmat and du jat.

  • The questions you think are easy should be solved in the first go, and ones that you think are moderate should be given one try in the first attempt. if you are able to solve it well and well, otherwise mark it for solving in the second pass if possible. 
  • Then in the last pass go for tough questions, with this strategy, you will be able to manage time efficiently. 
  • Study reference books like Magical book on quicker maths by M Tyra would help you learn tricks to solve mathematical calculations faster using mental calculation.

How to revise analytical reasoning questions for IPMAT and DU JAT?

The best method to improve your score in the last few months is to attempt mock tests and apply all the tips and tricks like the one mentioned above in a time-based mock exam. Practicing mock exams will not only help you increase your speed and accuracy on exam day, but it will also help you assess your level of preparation for the exam.

How are mock exams useful in preparing for the DU JAT exam?

Mock tests are a perfect tool for preparing for the DU JAT  exam. Attempting mock tests lets students assess their readiness for the tests. It also serves to maintain ample preparation and revision. DU JAT is based on application-based questions, therefore, a comprehensive practice is required. The more you train, the more likely you are to perform well in the final test.