In this article, we will discuss the trends, patterns, commonly asked questions and the strategy to face the Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning section of TISSNET. TISSNET has 30 questions of 1 mark each in this section and the time available is approximately 45 minutes. There is no negative marking. This section is generally a mix of the topics of quant as well as reasoning. A majority of the questions, which have appeared in this paper over the previous years, have been from topics like Set Theory, Sequence and Series, Permutations and Combinations, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration, Geometry, Ratio, SI/CI, Profit and Loss, Syllogisms, Numerical/word series/Odd one out, etc. The level of difficulty of questions in this section is usually easy to moderate.
TISSNET Analytical Ability
TISSNET has questions on quantitative ability as part of this section. To give you an idea of the nature and type of questions asked in this section, given below are some quantitative ability and reasoning question from past year TISSNET papers.
Q. "A clock shows correct time at 3 PM. After the hour hand has moved 135 degrees, what will be the time shown by the clock?"
Now in order to answer this question, the simple concept of clocks is needed.
Q. "The average of 5 numbers is 6.The average of 3 of these 5 numbers is 8. Find the average of the other two numbers."
This question was based on the basic concept of average. As you can see, TISSNET Analytical ability questions were quite manageable.
TISSNET Logical Reasoning
For a complete understanding of TISSNET logical reasoning part, have a look at a reasoning question, which appeared in one of the earlier papers.
Q. "Statements: Some sands are particles. Some particles are glasses.
Conclusions I: Some glasses are not particles.
II: Some glasses are sands."
Now this question is based on the topic syllogism. Syllogism is a part of reasoning section in almost all the competitive exams.
To conclude, as the difficulty level of this section is moderate, so one should maximize the number of questions attempted. Anyone who has brushed up the fundamentals of above said topics before the test can hope to score well in this section. You would do well if you revise the basics of all the Quant topics with a special reference to the above-mentioned topics. Besides this, revision of some reasoning topics will also help you.