Non Verbal Reasoning - Series - Discussion

Discussion :: Series - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

Each of the following questions consists of five figures marked A, B, C, D and E called the Problem Figures followed by five other figures marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 called the Answer Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.


Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

Problem Figures:                          Answer Figures:
  (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)       (1)     (2)     (3)     (4)     (5)

[A]. 1
[B]. 2
[C]. 3
[D]. 4
[E]. 5

Answer: Option B


In each step, the elements move in the sequence.

Parveen said: (Sep 22, 2011)  
Is there any shortcut to solve this in seconds?

Varsha said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
Sorry sir I am not understanding this of question will be, please can you tell me short and simple tick to solve this type of question.

Arul Frances said: (Dec 16, 2011)  
Each question in the topic of Non- Verbal Reasoning is a unique one. We have to look keenly and find a simple relation in the question. For this problem just look in the figure (A) and compare it with figure (B). The 'Question mark'(?)gets moved to upper right top. Similarly in the next figures too. Thus the symbol in the center will move up to top left corner in next step. So from figure (E) the next step is option 2,since the center square got moved to the top left position in option 2.

Jeeva said: (Feb 15, 2012)  
Thanks Arul

Sneha said: (Mar 15, 2012)  
Just catch one figure like a square or triangle and when you look at all the figures, the square or the triangle have been in all positions. So the sequence starts again.

Amit said: (Apr 15, 2013)  
The LHS of figure1 is the RHS of figure 2. SImilarly, LHS of figure3 is same as RHS of figure4. So, from 5th figure, its LHS will be same as the figure in option2.

Deepak said: (Jun 4, 2013)  
Just catch one sequence, and arrive to the last one to answer the question based on sequence.

Tom said: (Jul 6, 2013)  
The shapes in the bottom right hand corner always go to the middle.

Aakash said: (Feb 24, 2014)  
Just number each end of the square and see which values moves where. Like 4 ends named 1, 2, 3, 4 and center is 0. See where 0 moves to then 1 and so on. Just number it in the second last relation and follow it yourself for the final answer.

Dharma said: (Sep 4, 2014)  
There is no rule to move ?

Mudassar Arshad said: (Nov 11, 2014)  
I can't understand logic of these questions? Can any one describe it simply please?

Rakash said: (Feb 3, 2015)  
The center symbol moves left upper corner in the next figure.

Burhan Aziz said: (Jul 22, 2015)  
Look at figure E. Series starts again from this figure. So answer is option B.

Pradeep said: (Aug 4, 2015)  
Start marking 0-center & from upper left corner 1-2-3-4.

For ?- 0 1 2 4 3 is position.

For square- 1 2 4 3 0.

For triangle- 2 4 3 0 1.

For = - 3 0 1 2 4.

For *- 4 3 0 1 2.

In this series next pattern will be option B.

Chintan Kaklotar said: (May 26, 2016)  
I can't able to solve the question, please help me.

Neelima said: (Jun 2, 2016)  
Superb explanation, Thanks, @Arul Frances.

Shyam Sahu said: (Jul 27, 2016)  
Thanks, @Arul Frances.

You express this Question as so easy way.

Mounika said: (Sep 8, 2016)  
Thank you @Arul.

Maharshi Dabhi said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
The whole system from close "x" from the upper part and lower part and goes in sequence from bottom to top.

Sohail said: (Feb 16, 2017)  
Please give me a short and reasonable way to solve this.

Abhishek Ram said: (Apr 2, 2017)  
I am not understanding. Can anyone help me?

Parthiban said: (May 18, 2017)  
I can't understand it please any one help me?

Gopal said: (Aug 7, 2017)  
How? I can't understand it.

Gamma said: (Sep 20, 2017)  

Just look at the bottom right of the A then the middle of B then left top of C image, making a slant line of =. Same for BCD making slant x. Same for CDE making and DE. So. B.

Sakshi said: (Oct 11, 2018)  
Thanks for your answer @Amit.

Mohammed Hufais said: (Jan 3, 2019)  
Thanks for explaining @Arul.

Dirk said: (Nov 20, 2019)  
A lot of good explanations. @Pradeep, you're explanation seems to be the most straightforward. To make it even more clear, I have a small addition so people may understand in better:

The middle = 0 Upper left corner = 1 Upper right corner = 2.
Lower left corner = 4 Lower right corner = 3.

Sayantan Roy said: (Nov 23, 2019)  
Whats the sequence?

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