Grouping of Figures

In a Competitive exam, Reasoning is one of the most important section. A good score in Reasoning test can lead you to score very good marks in competitive exams. You can achieve a good marks only if you have a depth knowledge of reasoning skills. Basically reasoning is divided into few sections according to logic and type. This Grouping of Figures topic is one of them.

"Grouping of Figures involves segregating a given set of figures into different groups on the basis of some common characteristics."

In this type of questions, we are given a set of figures or geometrical shapes. We are required to analyse these figures and classify them into different groups based on one or more common characteristics, that the figures share with each other. Grouping of figures can be done on the basis of their shape, orientation, count of the number of elements and other such characteristics.

The following example will help you become familiar with the type of questions asked

Directions (Example Nos. 1-3)In the following questions, group the figures into different classes on the basis of their orientation, shape etc.

E.g 1 Group the given figures into three classes using each figure only once.


Solution: (b)  Clearly, 1,7 and 8 contain a simple geometrical shape. 2, 4 and 9 contain two straight lines dividing the main figure into four parts. 3, 5 and 6 contain one geometrical shape divided into two equal parts by a straight line.

Thus, the given nine figures may be divided into three groups as (1,7,8), (3,5,6) and (2,4,9).