Wednesday, 23 August 2017

2 Hot Tricks To Solve Syllogism Questions in IBPS Clerk Exam

In this post, we have discussed syllogism tricks to solve syllogism questions that are asked in IBPS Clerk Exam


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There is no running away from syllogism questions, especially in competitive exams such as IBPS Clerk  Exam. Syllogism questions form an integral part of IBPS Clerk 2017. Syllogism questions are the most time-consuming questions asked from the logical reasoning section of IBPS Clerk. Syllogism questions can be easily solved by using syllogism tricks and helps you save a lot of time in IBPS Clerk  Exam. 

In this post, we have discussed a few frequently asked syllogism questions and have solved them using syllogism tricks. Before moving forward, quickly revise the basis of syllogism and learn all the terms that are used in syllogism questions.


Syllogism Questions
Syllogism Questions - Basic Concepts and Syllogism Terminology

Module 1: 
Module 1 of syllogism talks about syllogism questions on conclusions. Conclusions are the statements which are true in all the cases. Hence, Module 1 is the most frequently asked module in IBPS Clerk. 

Given below are two examples on syllogisms that are solved using syllogism tricks to help you save time in IBPS Clerk.


Example 1: Syllogism Tricks To Solve Syllogism Questions in IBPS Clerk 

Syllogism Question: 
All stamps are Pockets
Some pockets are buckets
All buckets are tubes

Conclusions: 
1. Some tubes are Stamps 
2. Some buckets are Stamps
3. Some tubes are packets 

The best way to solve these questions is to draw Venn diagrams. 
Solution: 

Basic Venn Diagram 
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1. Some tables are stamps: 
The circle T and S don’t overlap each other. They are completely far from each other. 
Therefore, some tubes can’t be stamps. Hence, this conclusion is false.

2. Some buckets are Stamps:
The circle B and S don’t overlap each other. They are completely far from each other. Therefore, some buckets can’t be stamps. Hence, this conclusion is false.

3. Some tubes are packets:
The circle T and P overlap each other. Hence, the conclusion is true. 

Second Condition Venn Diagram  
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The conclusion 3 also satisfies the 2nd condition. Hence, conclusion 3 is the right conclusion. 

*Note: A conclusion should be true in all the conditions. If, a conclusion doesn't satisfy anyone condition/Venn diagram then, that conclusion cannot be taken into consideration. 


Syllogism Questions - Conclusions & Possibilities

Example 2: Syllogism Tricks To Solve Syllogism Questions in IBPS Clerk  

Syllogism Question: 
All roads are cars
No car is tree 
Some trees are jungles 
All jungles are rivers 

Conclusions 
1. Some rivers are roads 
2. Some jungles are roads 
3. Some cars are roads 
4. No jungle is road

Solution: 

Basic Venn Diagram 
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Second Condition Venn Diagram  

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Let us now solve this Syllogism Question with BOTH the diagrams in mind.

1.  Some rivers are roads 
The circle Ro and Ri don’t overlap each other. They are completely far from each other. Therefore, some rivers can’t be roads. Hence, this conclusion is false.

2. Some jungles are roads 
The circle j and Ro don’t overlap each other. They are completely far from each other. Therefore, some jungles can’t be roads. Hence, this conclusion is false.

3. Some cars are roads 
The circle Ro and C overlaps each other. Hence, conclusion three is true. 

4. No jungle is road
The circle Ro and J don’t overlap each other. They are completely far from each other in the basic diagram. However, according to the second diagram, all roads are jungles. Therefore, no jungle is a road stands incorrect. Hence, this conclusion is false.

Solve this syllogism question using the syllogism tricks and leave your answers in the comment section below. 
Syllogism Question: 
Statements:
Some doors are windows.
Some windows are lamps.
All lamps are candles.

Conclusions:
I. Some candles are doors.
II. Some candles are windows.
III. Some lamps are doors.

Options: 
A) Only I follows
B) Only II follows
C) Only III follows
D) Only I and II follows
E) None of these
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