The topic of blood relations is basically asked to test the candidates logical reasoning skills. The questions from blood relations are asked in CSAT paper. This article gives details about basic relationships which often figure in the examinations.
Aspirants would find this article very helpful while preparing for the IAS Exam.
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CSAT – Prelims
UPSC conducts the civil services exam in three stages- Prelims, Mains, and interview. The preliminary exam is the first screening stage which decides the fate of an aspirant. The Prelims consist of two papers:
- General Studies Paper I
- General Studies Paper II( CSAT)
The General Studies Paper I deal with Polity, Economy, Geography, History, and General science and currents affairs. The General Studies Paper II (CSAT) deals with aptitude and English comprehension.
CSAT – Blood Relations
If aspirants are familiar with the given articles in the table below, half of the battle is already won. It is not obligatory to mug-up these names, but aspirants should make a clear picture in their mind as they go through each one of them. This will help them to formulate the shortcut tricks for solving Blood relations problems for logical and analytical reasoning.
To develop a blood relation graphic, some standard symbols are used according to aspirants convenience to specify the relationships among the family members.
|Father||Husband of Mother or Mother’s husband|
|Mother||Wife of father or Father’s Wife|
|Brother||Father or Mother’s Son|
|Sister||Father or Mother’s Daughter|
|Uncle||Father or Mother’s Brother|
|Aunt||Father or Mother’s Sister|
|Grandfather||Father’s or Mother’s Father|
|Grandfather||Father of Father or Mother|
|Great Grandfather||Father of Grandfather or Grandmother|
|Grandmother||Mother of Father or Mother|
|Grandmother||Father or Mother’s Mother|
|Great Grandmother||Mother of Grandfather or Grandmother|
|Sister-in-law||Husband’s sister or Wife’s Sister|
|Nephew||Brother’s or Sister’s Son|
|Niece||Brother’s or sister’s Daughter|
|Cousin||Aunt’s or Uncle’s Son or Daughter|
|Father or Uncle||Grandfather’s or Grandmother’s Son|
Practice Question on Blood Relation
- Pointing towards Appu, Vinu said, “I am the only son of his father’s one of the sons.” How Appu is related to Vinu?
- Either uncle or father
- Pointing to a girl in the photograph, Suraj said, “Her mother`s brother is the only son of my mother’s father.” How is the girl`s mother related to Suraj?
The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2021.