Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude | MCQ | Paper 1

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Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude is not a new topic of the revised syllabus of UGC NET Paper 1. In an updated syllabus, the unit “Reasoning (Including Mathematical Reasoning)” has been renamed as “ Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude.”  There are no changes in the subtopics under this unit.

You will learn in this unit the basic concept and types of Reasoning, number series, letter series, coding-decoding, blood relationship, etc.

Free Notes of UGC NET Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

We provide free study materials or notes of Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude for the aspiring candidates. You will learn here according to the new revised syllabus of NTA UGC NET Paper 1.

There are THREE topics of Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude of UGC NET Paper 1, in which No topic is new. The study materials available on this website are prepared by JRF qualified who are either working as an Assistant Professor or a Ph.D. Scholar.

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Types of Reasoning

Objectives of the topic: This topic covers the concept and types of Reasoning. After learning this topic, you will enhance the analytical skill which will be used in your academic work in the future.

Number series, Letter series, Codes, and Relationships

Objectives of the topic: In this topic, you will learn only limited reasoning topics which is useful for UGC NET Paper 1 like Number System, Letter Series, Coding & Decoding, Blood relationship, etc. You do not have to go for an in-depth study of Reasoning.

Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages, etc.)

Objectives of the topic: This portion will teach you the mathematical sills essential for analytics and calculation. Do not go for an in-depth study of Mathematical aptitude. The topics are limited, like basic calculation related to fraction, ratio, percentage, profit, and loss, etc.

UGC NET Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude MCQ


1) Insert the missing number in the following series: 4  16  8  64  ?  256

(A) 16     (B) 24              (C) 32           (D) 20

2) Pointing to a man, a woman said, “His mother is the only daughter of my mother.” How is the woman related to the man?

A) Mother (B) Daughter (C) Sister               (D) Grandmother

3) Sahil said, “Siddhesh’s mother is the only daughter of my mother.” How is Sahil related to Siddhesh?

A) Grandfather (B) Father (C) Brother   (D)  Maternal Uncle

Directions: In each of the following questions, one term in the number series is wrong. Find the wrong term.

4) 125, 126, 124, 127, 123, 129

(A) 123  (B) 124       (C) 126             (D) 129

5) 10, 26, 74, 218, 654, 1946, 5834

(A) 26  (B) 74     (C) 218   (D) 654

Answer Key

1 – A, 2 – A, 3 – D, 4 – D, 5 – D

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