Tips for cracking the Logical Reasoning Section of SET Law

In this article, you will learn how to prepare for the logical reasoning section of the SET - LAW entrance examination. The points that will be covered in this article will help you to crack this section comfortably.

Important Areas: First of all, understand the areas from which the questions usually appear in this section.

  • Series - Numeric and Alphabetic.
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions
  • Puzzles
  • Arguments
  • Syllogism
  • Analogies - Vocabulary based and Alphabets based
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Misc reasoning

There are 2-3 questions on each of these areas in the SET exam. You must cover the basics of all the reasoning topics, with special reference to the above-mentioned areas, as the questions are more likely to appear from these areas.

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We have come up with some suggestions and tips for a concrete preparation strategy to help you score well in this section of SET:

1. Know the Basics well: Reasoning questions from areas like coding, directions, blood relations, syllogisms, etc. can be easily solved if you know the basics of these topics and identify the correct pattern. You can easily solve 25-27 questions (out of 30 questions) from this section, once you are thorough with a clear understanding of concepts. You can see the level of the questions, which have appeared in the real SET - exam over the previous years.

Illustration 1: What will come in the place of question mark in the following question? 6, 13, 28, 59, ?

  1. 111
  2. 113
  3. 122
  4. 114

Sol: The logic applied here is 6 x 2 + 1 = 13, then 13 x 2 + 2 = 28, after that 28 x 2 + 3 = 59. Now the answer will be 59 x 2 + 4 = 122.
Learning: In this logic the multiplicative number is a constant value but the additive number is increased by 1 every time. Similarly the logic could be that that multiplicative number is changed every time and the additive is same. Even both the multiplicative and the additive numbers could be changed to create a question.

Illustration 2: What will come in the place of question mark in the following question? QPO, SRQ, UTS, WVU, ?

  1. YXW
  2. XVZ
  3. ZYA
  4. VWX

Sol: The logic applicable in this question is that the three consecutive letters are written in the reverse order and the first letter of every group of letters is the last letters of the next group i.e. QPO, the first letter is Q, which is the last letter of the next group and thus the set will be SRQ. Now this group start with S, which will be the last letter of the next group and the group will become UTS and so on. The last set given is WVU, the first letter is W, which will be the last letter and that is given only in the first option, which will be your answer, or the complete set will be YXW, three letters in the reverse order.

Learning: The position of all the alphabets is important. Sometimes the logic used in the question is simple; you just need to compare all the given letters/numbers to crack the logic. Knowing the position of alphabets could prove to be handy in this case, which you can remember by using the word EJOTY, where E is the fifth letter, J is the 10th letter, O, T and Y occupy position number 15, 20 and 25 respectively.

2. Sufficient practice: SET is essentially a speed-based test. Hence, the real challenge lies in solving questions in a time efficient manner. Knowledge of fundamentals or basics alone is not enough unless sufficient practice of all question types is done. Solving previous years' papers and taking mock tests also helps to a great extent.

Though the overall level of questions in this section varies from medium to difficult, but still there are a few questions, which are very easy and could be called 'sitters'.

The questions asked in this section involve almost all the areas of reasoning. You should practice around 40-50 questions of each area to solve the questions in a quick span of time. You can practice these questions and learn the concept with the help of our online chapter wise tests and articles.

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Key Learning:
  • Practicing mock tests and previous years' SET papers help in mastering your preparation.
  • Past years' paper analysis shows that all the areas in reasoning section are important, therefore, you should not leave any topic untouched.
  • Basic understanding of all topics and sufficient practice is required to score well in SET Law reasoning section.

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