# How to solve Syllogism Based Questions?

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## HOW TO SOLVE SYLLOGISM BASED QUESTIONS?

The word ‘Syllogism’ is also referred to ‘Logic’. Syllogism is an important section of logical reasoning and hence, a working knowledge of its rules is required on the part of the candidate. Hence, it can be expressed as the ‘Science of thought as expressed in language’. The questions based on syllogism can be solved by using Venn diagram and some rules devised with the help of analytical ability.

With this unique characteristic, this test becomes an instrument of teaching the candidates to follow the rules and work as per the instructions without an error. Here, only basic concept and rules, which have a bearing on reasoning faculty could alone help.

Basic Concepts:

• Some/Few/Atleast

• All/Cent/Percent/100%

• None/0%

Statements & Conclusions:

• Statement: All A are B

 Conclusions Follow or Not Follow Some A are B Yes No A are B No Some A are not B No All B are A No Some B are A Yes No B are A No Some B are not A No
• Statement: Some A are B

 Conclusions Follow or Not Follow All A are B Could be follow No A are B Impossible Some A are not B Not in all cases, but it’s possible All B are A no Some B are A Yes No B are A Impossible Some B are not A Could be possible
• Statement: No A are B

 Conclusions Follow or Not Follow All A are B No Some A are B No All B are A no Some A are not B Yes Some B are A No No B are A Yes Some B are not A Yes

• Statement: Some A are NOT B

 Conclusions Follow or Not Follow All A are B No Some A are B Could be follow No A are B Could be follow All B are A Could be follow Some B are A Not in all but Could be follow No B are A Could be follow Some B are not A Yes

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