Verbal Reasoning - Blood Relation Test - Discussion


Veena who is the sister-in-law of Ashok, is the daughter-in-law of Kalyani. Dheeraj is the father of Sudeep who is the only brother of Ashok. How Kalyani is related to Ashok?

[A]. Mother-in-law
[B]. Aunt
[C]. Wife
[D]. None of these

Answer: Option D


Ashok is the only brother of Sudeep and Veena is the sister-in-law of Ashok. Hence Veena is the wife of Sudeep. Kalyani is the mother-in-law of Veena. Kalyani is the mother of Ashok.

Pragyan Mishra said: (Feb 28, 2011)  
Good explanation.

Kamal Gusani said: (Jun 29, 2011)  
Why veena may not be the sister of Ashok's wife, that also is the sister-in-low of ashok. In this way, also the answer is none of these.

Vaibhav said: (Nov 8, 2012)  
It is not necessary that if venna is sister of ashoks's then she will be daughter in law of same house so as an assumption she will not.

Rajesh Nechu said: (Dec 18, 2012)  
I face problem such kind of question please tell me simple concept to solve such type of question means short tricks.

Sourav said: (Sep 3, 2013)  
Sister-in-law means "sister of one's spouse". Right? so, how does Veena become the wife of Sudeep?

Rudhra said: (Jun 21, 2014)  
But I assumed veena as the sister of ashok's wife. Is it wrong?

Vidushi said: (Jun 28, 2014)  
The answer is a bit inaccurate sister-in-law means "sister of one's spouse".

Kapi said: (Aug 29, 2014)  
Either case is possible and luckily the answers fit in the option D. But, as for me, data is not sufficient for the explanation given.

Nithi said: (Oct 12, 2014)  
There is no clue for vernacular is the wife of sudeep. So kalyani may be ashok's aunt (through the wife).

Rashid said: (Feb 19, 2015)  
Father: Deeraj.
Son 1: Sandeep.
Son 1 Wife: Veena.
Mother: Kalyani.
Son 2: Ashok.

Preet said: (Jun 7, 2015)  
Sister-in-law can be in three ways as follows:

1. The sister of one's spouse.

2. The wife of one's sibling.

3. The wife of the sibling of one's spouse.

So accordingly answer can be given in three different ways.

Can anyone tell me which way to proceed?

Manpreet said: (Jul 11, 2015)  
How can say that Veena is wife of Sudeep?

Mallireddy said: (Aug 26, 2015)  
We have to take the best option that fit the question.

i.e Veena is sister in law of Ashok.

It means she may be the sis of Ashok's wife or wife of Ashoks bro i.e., Sudeep.

But however in the question they emphasized Sudeeps relation with Ashok. So we have to consider Veena as Sudeeps wife.

Ankita said: (Oct 31, 2015)  
What we call a (Cousin) Mother in Law, we call mother in law only? Right?

Kamakshi said: (Mar 19, 2016)  

It may be 'C'.

Because other meaning of sister-in-law is wife's sister.

If this is the relation then kalyani is mother-in-law of veena.

And she is aunt of ASHOK.

And the option is given.

Hayaz said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
Given answer is correct because we don't know the gender of Ashok, so we should proceed the other way.

Kartik Sharma said: (Sep 16, 2016)  
It means that Veena sister is married to Ashok and Veena is the daughter in law of which house it cannot be the same where it's written that Kalyani is the mother of a shock.

Since brother of is Sudeep and father is Dheeraj? So let me know the answer.

Raone said: (Jan 27, 2017)  
@ Kartik Sharma.

Veena is sister in law of Ashok that implies she is a wife of Sudeep who is brother Ashok. Veena is the daughter-in-law of Kalyani that implies that she is her son wife.

So above answers are logically incorrect.

Asif Ansari said: (Mar 14, 2017)  
Lets Go in the reverse order.

"Dheeraj is the father of Sudeep who is the only brother of Ashok."
Breaking the sentence into parts.

1) Dheeraj is the father of Sudeep (Dheeraj is male i.e plus sign)
D+ -----> S.

2) Sudeep who is the only brother of Ashok. (Sudeep is male i.e. plus sign again)
[ S+ --- A ].

So, Dheeraj have only two children, among which one is surely male(Sudeep), we don't know about Ashok.
D+ ------> [S+ --- A].

Now Veena comes into picture,
" Veena who is the sister-in-law of Ashok, is the daughter-in-law of Kalyani ".

Let's break it again.

(1) Veena is the sister-in-law of Ashok.
AND she is also;
(2) Daughter-in-law of Kalyani.

We already have D+ -----> [S+ --- A ]

Lets analyse condition (1) "Veena is sister-in-law of Ashok" implies veena is female i.e. V-

Since Ashok have one brother, that means Veena is wife of Sudeep(S+ = V-).
So, we get D+ -----> [ ( S+ = V-) --- A ].

Let's analyze (2) " Veena is daughter-in-law of Kalyani" that means Kalyani is Sudeep's/Ashok's Mother and wife of Dheeraj (their father).
so, we get (D+ = K-) ----> [ (S+ = V-) --- A ]

Now the question says "How Kalyani is related to Ashok?"
Answer : Mother, which is not given in option a, b or c.

Vishal Mori said: (Apr 18, 2017)  
Here many possibilities for Ashok's the Sister in Laws Right?

So, In question, only one way to veena is sister in law of Ashok that is Sudeep's wife.

Try to built relationship from given in the questions.

I think it makes sense and from this, anyone can solve this.

Prasanth said: (May 26, 2017)  
How can we say that Kalyani is female? I think Kalyani may be Dheeraj father or mother, so we cannot say Kalyani is female.

Amartya Sinha said: (Apr 22, 2019)  
Here, Kalyani is the paternal aunt of Ashok.

Jeet said: (Jun 21, 2019)  
It is not necessary that Veena is the wife of Sudeep, she may be the sister of Ashok's wife.

Abid Khan said: (Mar 20, 2020)  
Sister in law also means the sister of someone's husband or wife so how can we solve a question if it has two meanings?

Please reply.

Sudeep said: (Aug 12, 2020)  
Kalyani is mother of Ashok.

Albin said: (Aug 24, 2020)  
It's not clear to me, please explain in detail.

Gautam said: (Sep 6, 2020)  
Veena can also be the sister of Ashok's wife. Right?

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