Blood Relations Questions For Competitive Exams

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Blood Relations Questions

There are many competitive exams conducted by various bodies across the world to select the best out of a pool of candidates. These exams consist of challenging questions that test the individual’s ability in various areas. While the other sections of competitive exams are structured to examine the academic knowledge, verbal ability, and aptitude skills, the reasoning section is framed to test the logical reasoning ability of the candidates. This section, which is further divided into two categories namely, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning, comprises an array of topics. One of which is the blood relations questions that are recurring and requires a lot of practice. In this blog, we will shed light on the details, the concept behind these questions, and various tips and tricks to score well on the topic. 

The Concept Behind Blood Relations Questions  

The main concept behind the blood relations questions is to determine how the individual is related to the other members of their family. In such questions, a family tree will be presented, and based on that, a number of questions are framed. To score well, it is advised to familiarise yourself with the different kinds of relations that a family can have. This will reduce the overall time needed to crack these questions. Listed below are some of the family members: 

  • Niece 
  • Sister in Law
  • Grandmother
  • Mother
  • Sister
  • Father
  • Brother
  • Nephew 
  • Grandfather
  • Aunt

Terms Used

One of the most basic requirements to tackle the blood relations questions is to understand the different relationships between members of a family. This has been tabulated below: 

S.No. Relationship Term Used
1. Mother of Grandmother or Mother of Grandfather  Great Grandmother
2. Father of Grandmother or Father of Grandfather Great Grandfather 
3.  Mother’s Mother or Father’s Mother Grandmother
4. Mother’s Father or Father’s Father  Grandfather
5.  Father’s Brother  Uncle
6. Mother’s Brother  Maternal Uncle
7.  Aunt’s Son or Uncle’s Son  Cousin
8. Aunt’s Daughter or Uncle’s Daughter Cousin
9. Mother’s Daughter or Father’s Daughter Sister
10. Mother’s Son or Father’s Son  Brother 
11. Sister’s Daughter or Brother’s Daughter Niece
12. Sister’s Son or Brother’s Son Nephew
13.  Father’s Sister Aunt
14. Mother’s Sister Aunt
15.  Wife’s Brother or Husband’s Brother  Brother-in-law
16. Wife’s Father or Husband’s Father Father-in-law
17. Wife’s Sister or Husband’s Sister Sister-in-law
18. Wife’s Mother or Husband’s Mother Mother-in-law
19. Son’s Wife Daughter-in-law
20.  Daughter’s Husband  Son-in-law

Types of Questions

Based on these relations, the blood relations questions are divided into different categories which include: 

  • Mixed Blood Relations
  • Puzzle Based Blood Relation
  • Single Person Blood Relation
  • Coded Blood Relations

Blood Relations Questions Tricks

To ace the blood relations questions for competitive exams, it is important to improve the speed and accuracy. Here are a few tricks you can use to determine the relations specified in the question:

  • Use the ‘+’ to represent a female member
  • Use the ‘-’ to represent a male member
  • Use ‘=’ to represent couples 
  • Use a single line to represent siblings 
  • Use vertical lines to represent relationships between different generations
  • In case the statements do not establish a relationship between the members, use ‘?’ for easier understanding. 

Sample Blood Relations Questions and Answers

To better understand the concept of the blood relations questions for competitive exams, let us have a look at these examples: 

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Q1. Nicholas said, “This girl is the wife of the grandson of my mother.” Who is Nicholas to this girl? 

A. Father C. Husband
B. Grandfather D. Father-in-Law

Q2. If Parth says, “Shaikh’s mother is the only daughter of my own mother,” How is Parth related to Shaikh? 

A. Father C. Brother
B. Grandfather D. None of the above

Q3. Brother of Snehansh is Rajesh. Shreya is the sister of Hrithik. Snehansh is the son of Shreya What is the relation of Rajesh with Shreya?

A. Father C. Brother
B. Son D. Grandfather

Q4. A is the brother of B and C is the sister of D. While Q is the daughter of B, P is the brother of Q. Determine A’s cousins.

A. (Q and P) C. (A and P)
B. (C and P) D. (B and C)

Q5. In a family of 3 generations, there are 8 members: P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W. R is the daughter and T is the son of Q and both are unmarried. 4 members of the family are females. V is the sister of H whose father is S. P is the son-in-law of V, who belongs to the 3rd generation. Q is the brother in law of W and P belongs to 3rd generation. If A is the child of T, determine how R is related to the child.

A. Father C. Uncle (Paternal)
B. Grandfather D. Uncle (Maternal)
E. Can’t determine
  1. C. (Mother’s Grandson- Son. Son’s Wife- Daughter-in-law)
  2. D (The only daughter of Parth’s Mother- Parth’s Sister. So, Shaikh’s mother is Parth’s sister. Or Parth is the brother of Shaikh’s Mother, i.e. Shaikh’s Maternal Uncle)
  3. B
  4. A

Hopefully, with this blog, you are now clear with the concept of the blood relations questions. If you are preparing for competitive exams but are not sure about how to get started with it then the experts at Leverage Edu will not only guide you in devising a strategy that will help you ace the exams but will also assist you in completing post-exams formalities. 

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  1. Please proofread the questions before uploading it here.
    I just solved one question and found many mistakes in it and at last, figured out it to be a wrong question.
    (Blood relations, Question number 5)

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