GAT Analytical Reasoning Questions
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GAT analytical reasoning is a test of logic and common sense. It tests your logical thinking and reasoning skills on a set of given rules, relationships and conditions. After analyzing the statements and the associated rules you will be asked to answer 3-5 questions. GAT analytical questions will require you to interpret and draw logical inferences about the relationships and conditions given.
Introduction to the Question
Each analytical reasoning question on the GAT test by NTS starts with introductory statements describing a particular situation. These statements will give you a background of the situation and will suggest what you have to do. The introduction will tell you exactly how many items; persons or things are you going to be working with. Typical NTS analytical reasoning questions would require you to analyze up to 8 interconnected items.
Conditions or rules
Multiple short statements also known as rules follow the introduction to a GAT analytical reasoning question. These rules must be implemented and rigidly followed to ensure correct answer for all questions that follow. These rules give you the limits and boundaries of what you can or cannot do while working with the problem.
Things to look out for
Many times, an individual question may add some additional information or rules of its own. In such a case you must make sure that you follow this condition(s) for this question only – the initial rules will apply as well.
Some tips for answering analytical reasoning questions for NTS
Here are some very important tips and strategies for your GAT analytical reasoning preparation.
- At a time, work with just one problem before moving onto next.
- Before you start a question do as much thinking as possible.
- Read the rules and conditions carefully.
- Always draw a diagram or write rules using shortcuts and abbreviations.
- Before you go to the actual questions, try to make some general conclusions and connections.
- Make sure to eliminate all the incorrect answers
- Clear your mind before you move onto the next question
Directions for the GAT analytical reasoning
Directions: Each group of questions in this section is based on a set of conditions. In answering some of the questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram. Choose the response that most accurately and completely answers the question and blacken the corresponding space on your answer sheet.
Practice GAT Analytical Reasoning Questions
Below is a sample GAT analytical reasoning question. Try and solve it! To see if your answer is correct and to get a detailed explanation of this question, solve these free GAT practice questions with detailed answers and explanations. We have provided these GAT analytical questions with answers.
|From a group of seven friends — A, B, C, D, E, F, and G — exactly four will be selected to attend a concert. Selection must follow these conditions:
Either A or B must be selected, but A and B cannot both be selected.
Question: If F is not selected to attend the concert, then exactly how many different groups of four are there each of which would be an acceptable selection?
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