Strategy Tips and Tricks to Solve Syllogism Questions

Syllogism is an important topic of reasoning section and carries 5 marks hence no candidate can think of giving it a cold shoulder. Read this article and learn the tips and tricks to solve this topic with accuracy and in less time.

Syllogism is one of the most important topic in reasoning section because it carries 5 marks in prelims examination out of 35 and there are times when in mains examination as well, questions have come from this topic but ofcourse they were lengthy and time-taking. In this article, we will be covering the tips and tricks which will be beneficial for you to solve this topic in minimum time with maximum accuracy. So make sure you read it whole and right.

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Concept Of Syllogism

The concept of syllogism is simple and is based on the logical ability of a candidate. You are not expected to assume things based on your common belief. Instead, there are certain rules that you must follow while solving this topic. We solve this by doing the visual representation of the statements and then marking the answer following them. This visual representation is known as venn diagram. Given below are the how we represent certain relationships.

Rule 1- All A are B, as per this rule all the elements of the first are put inside the second element.

Rule 2- No A are B, this just shows that there is no relationship between the two elements

Rule 3- Some A are B, this implies that some of the elements of A are part of some of the element of B

Rule 4- Some A are not B, this implies that some of the elements of A are not B.

Another important rule in syllogism is to never assume anything by your own until and unless it is not given or mentioned. You will come across to certain statements that will not be coherent with the day today known facts but you have to work on those statement with your logical reasoning and not with your general awareness.

Given below are the statement type you will come across to in Syllogism:

Type 1: All A are B

Type 2: No A is B

Type 3: Some A are B

Type 4: Some A are not B

Given below is the Conclusion Type:

Type 1: All A are B

Type 2: No A are B

Type 3: Some A are B

Type 4: Some A are not B

Type 5: All A are B is a possibilities

Type 6: All A are not B is a possibilities

Type 7: At least some A areB

Types of conclusion in syllogism

There are mainly three types of conclusion in syllogism as given below:

  1. Positive- where we are 100% sure.
  2. Negative- In this, we are sure that it doesn’t
  3. Possibility- In this we are not 100% sure but Possible case may occur. In syllogism, a conclusion which is not 100% sure, it’s possibilities can happen i.e we are doubtful in saying it but the possibility may occur

You can understand this topic better by solving some questions by your own. Given below is the PDF you can download and practice

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