Tips and Tricks to solve Missing Character Questions Quickly

Tips and Tricks to solve Missing Character Questions Quickly

Missing Character Questions asked in SSC CGL, What are Missing Character Questions, Common Pattern in Missing Character questions asked in SSC CGL, Quiz on Missing Character questions.

Tips and Tricks to solve Missing Character Questions Quickly

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The Reasoning section of the competitive exam includes many important topics like Analogy, Number Series, Coding Decoding, Arithmetic Reasoning,Relationship Concepts, Non Verbal Reasoning, Statement Conclusion,Syllogism, Missing Character etc.

Missing Character is among the most important topics of Reasoning section of the competitive examinations. This topic is one of the most interesting and also time consuming and also has a significant weightage in the exam.

But the problem is that it consumes a lot of time, and thereby leaving only a fraction of time for other questions in the section. In a way Missing Character Questions can make or break your final scores and sectional cutoffs and ultimately be the difference between a name in the selection list or in the registrations list for the next exam.

In this article we will discuss about tips and tricks to solve Missing Character Based Questions.But before that first let us know what actually are Missing Character based questions.

What are “Missing Character” questions.

Syllogism is a verbal reasoning type problem, which is an important topic and is frequently asked in many competitive examinations in the Reasoning Section. These types of questions contain  a figure matrix or even sometimes a set of figures bearing certain specific characters like alphabets, numbers, special characters or even a combination of them.

These characters bear a certain pattern. One of the box in the given figure matrix is kept empty and bears a question mark.


How to Solve “Missing Character” questions.

So now you have an idea about what are missing Character based questions, we can discuss about how you should solve them.You have to crack the pattern of these given characters and find the missing characters that would replace the question mark:It looks easy but in reality is not that much. We have seen so many aspirants are finding difficult in solving these questions.

Generally 4-5 questions are likely to be asked from the Missing Character based Questions  in the examination. Solving Missing Character based Questions is like a fun game if you understand the concepts. Follow the tips given below to solve question based on Syllogism.

  • The first step is to observe the statement and check if there is any familiar pattern in the given question.
  • The Second step is finding out the pattern
  • There is no need to memorize any pattern.
  • All you need is to understand the Concept and decipher the pattern

Common Patterns in “Missing Character” Questions in ssc cgl.

There is no limit as an infinite number of patterns are possible in the Missing Character based Questions. Following are some of the most common patterns frequently asked the Examination

Pattern 1: Single figure Pattern



Here a clockwise pattern is being followed. If we move clockwise we can see that numbers are increasing. If we observe it more closely, we can crack the pattern which is

4*2 +2 = 10

10*3 + 3 = 33

33*4 +4 = 136

136*5 +5 = 685

685*6 +6 = 4116


Pattern 2: Multiple figure Pattern

111Here, a series of figures is given. Checking the pattern in the first two figures, we have to find missing number in the third. If we observe the first two figure properly, we get an idea of the pattern which is in such a way that the number written inside the triangle is the difference of the numbers written outside it

For fig A, 20-14 =6, 28-20=8, 28-14=14

For fig B, 14-8=6, 22-14 =8, 22-8=14

For fig C, 35-29=6, 39-35=4 , 39-29=10


Friends in this way you can solve any type of question asked in Missing Characters.Here is a small quiz, Go through it to check your preparation level


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