Non Verbal Reasoning - Series - Discussion

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

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 C


In each step, element at the upper-right position gets enlarged, inverts vertically and reaches the lower-left corner; the existing element at the lower-left position, is lost and a new small element appears at the upper-right position.

Kranti said: (Jan 26, 2011)  
Which series is followed for new small element? Why the answer is c & not the D ?

Arun said: (Jan 30, 2011)  
I think the answer should be option E! :-O

Rohit said: (Feb 14, 2011)  
Because this answer require cool thinking not obtusive one. Ok.

Situ said: (Mar 3, 2011)  
I also think the ans should E.

Greta said: (Mar 8, 2011)  
Yes it seems E.

Sundar said: (Mar 8, 2011)  

The given answer Option C is correct. No doubt in that.

In problem figure (E), take the top right image like 'Z' and flip it vertically. You will get the image same as in the bottom left image of answer figures 3 and 4.

From this info we surely tell that answer should be the answer figure either 3 or 4.

Not we can eliminate answer figure 4. Because, if the upper right element is 'S' then bottom left image should be like '' (you can verify it from problem figure-A).

Therefore Option C (Answer figure-3) is the correct answer.

I hope this explanation may help you. Have a nice day!

Dhananjaya said: (Apr 12, 2011)  
How the upper image go in a sequence I can't get it.

Guzzy said: (Apr 16, 2011)  
I think what you meant in the explanation is that it "inverts horizontally", not vertically - then this explanation makes sense.

Gopal Dixit said: (May 24, 2011)  
Is there any shortcuts for solving such question with in seconds ?

Hir said: (Jul 12, 2011)  
I am totally agree with sundar. Ans is c.

Alok said: (Oct 1, 2011)  
Yes, the answer is C. Thanks Sundar.

From the First Rule, "element at the upper-right position gets enlarged, inverts vertically and reaches the lower-left corner" All options except 3 and 4 are eliminated. Option 4 is eliminated by the other rule given in explanation, "the existing element at the lower-left position, is lost and a new small element appears at the upper-right position".

Bharat Prajapati said: (Dec 11, 2011)  
Nice, explanation. I am thankful to all users who gave such wonderful explanation.

Shridhar M said: (Jan 10, 2012)  
Thanks a ton Sundar. Your explanation is very good.

Sneha said: (Mar 15, 2012)  
Please be serious because people look up for valuable explanation. Thanks Sundar. You are right.

Hyrum said: (May 22, 2012)  
I think the answer could be D. All of the previous symbols in the top right corner are not symmetrical about the x-axis. "C" is symmetrical about the x-axis, but "S" is not. There is as much logic to choosing D as there is C in this case so I think the problem statement is in error.

Jackson Passeri said: (Jul 10, 2013)  
In my opinion the pattern/answer key seems to be inconsistent. I viewed the inversion of the S to be along the vertical, while the N the L and the Y were all horizontal inversions. Then the answer key goes back to vertical inversion. When to me the answer C appears to be a horizontal + vertical inversion.

Atif said: (Aug 15, 2013)  
Answer is E because we are only vertically inverting the figure and not laterally.

Sree said: (Sep 17, 2013)  
Answer is C. No doubt in that. Solution is the symbol will come at the bottom-left corner is "IMAGE of the of the top-right corner symbol in the previous one. :) ".

Ryuzaki said: (Nov 14, 2013)  
I think they are confuse in "inverts vertically".

Click "Start" then open your Paint application.
Draw the image (S), then ctrl+R "Flip Vertical"
Thats the vertical flip.

Do this for figure B, C, D, E. Hope it helps... ;)

Ryuzaki said: (Nov 14, 2013)  
Another solution,

Write the upper-right symbols in white paper.
Put your hand right to the top of paper. (Hold).
Put your left hand to the bottom of paper. (Hold).
Then flip the paper using your left hand to the top of right hand.

Mitesh said: (Feb 24, 2014)  
I think answer will be (E) because upper right element was flipped horizontally not vertically in the previous figure.

Prateek Jain said: (Sep 7, 2014)  
If you replace it vertically. The image becomes as that of 5 and not like 3 & 4.

So answer should be 5.

Priya said: (Oct 3, 2014)  
Hey guys I am really confused; please give proper solution why C? why not D.

Supraja said: (Oct 15, 2014)  
I think the correct answer is option C.

If you have the correct answer you tell me. And why?

Hithesh said: (Apr 7, 2015)  
Hello everyone, how to attempt questions in non verbal reasoning? I find it confusing.

Anurag said: (Jul 6, 2015)  
Why not answer D when no sequence in upper's elements?

Diptiranjanbehera said: (Jul 8, 2015)  
I don't understand this. Please I need someone help.

Vanitha said: (Aug 25, 2015)  
Even I do not understand please explain me briefly.

Bharat said: (Jan 19, 2016)  
It won't be E that's for sure. It's going to be either C or D but why C not D, that I don't understand.

Aditya said: (Aug 1, 2016)  
The answer is C, as given in the question that it should continue the sequence and not repeat it, and also option D does'nt make it the right answer as there should be an arrow as the main character if D is chosen. But, the reflection is of 'Z'. Hence, answer is 'C'.

Keya Maity said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
If it is vertically converted then 'C' is the right answer but in the problem figures, D and E are horizontally converted, and A and B are vertically converted, so I think the problem figures are not appropriate for that it is confusing.

Keya Maity said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
Actually, the problem in the figures, the figures are horizontally converted, So the answer will be 'E'.

Keya Maity said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
The answer is right as the problem figures are vertically converted, actually for Z horizontal and vertical conversation result will be same as it is a symmetric figure like S & N.

Harish said: (Aug 26, 2016)  
The answer is 'e' as the bottom images are water images of previous. If we think very deeply for this will get confused.

Lpg said: (Nov 15, 2016)  
I too agree that the correct answer is E.

Manjula said: (Nov 30, 2016)  
I am confused with this. Anyone, please explain this in clear.

Alu said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
I suggest that the answer should be 5.

Kaku said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
I agree, the right answer 3.

Sahil said: (Dec 27, 2016)  
I didn't understand what is to prove? Please explain me.

Rajender Kumar said: (Jan 5, 2017)  
A is answer here. Because position of Z is exaclty a mirror image given below on the left corner of rectangle.

Sanju said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
I could not know how to solve this problem. Please, can anyone help me?

Anand said: (Feb 22, 2017)  
Answer will be E not C.

Chiranjeet said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
Take the last horizontal part of all upper size alphabet and hang it.

You will get the answer.

Ripon said: (Apr 2, 2017)  
Why not E?

Kym said: (Apr 16, 2017)  
How to solve this? Please give me the correct explanation.

Nyra said: (Apr 22, 2017)  
I think it should be option E.

Anant Rana said: (May 23, 2017)  
I agree with the given answer.

Hasitha said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
It should be A not C.

Sarath said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
There are two types of reflection. Mirror images and water image. Here the right top letter is reflected in water image.( I.e Upside down).

Shivam Kaushik said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
The correct Answer is E.

Gnaneswar said: (Jan 27, 2018)  
In my view, the correct answer is D.

Gianfranco said: (Mar 29, 2018)  
It should be E. If C should change the behaviour of the series before.

Kushwaha Dindayal Nepal said: (May 19, 2018)  
Hopeful explanation. Thanks @Sundar.

Farooq said: (Jun 6, 2018)  
The answer should be E.

Parth said: (Jun 12, 2018)  
Answer C is right, I agree that can satisfy the given condition.

Nipapatel said: (Aug 22, 2018)  
Why not D?

Tedy said: (Sep 6, 2018)  
I am not getting this, please explain me.

Ansu Mehra said: (Oct 8, 2018)  
Nice explanation, thanks @Sundar.

Mariner Swapnil said: (Dec 5, 2018)  


Write the upper-right figures on a blank sheet.
Hold the sheet from the top and bottom side
Then flip the sheet vertically either from top to bottom or bottom to top side.
See the image of the figure on the back side of the sheet.

And get C as the answer.

Deepu said: (Dec 13, 2018)  
I'm not understanding how C is the correct answer. Can Anyone elaborate me?

Kisnaram Tholiya said: (Jan 3, 2019)  
I think, the answer is 1 because it is a rotation.

Amit said: (Mar 27, 2019)  
The answer should be E not C.

Jagdish Tamata said: (May 10, 2019)  
I didn't understand properly.

Rajkumar Gupta said: (Aug 30, 2020)  
Explain me.

Yugal said: (Nov 29, 2020)  
Answer is E. Because after enlarging the image we have to invert the shape vertically which gives the answer E.

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