Classification : Odd One Out Reasoning Tips, Tricks and Examples

Classification : Odd One Out Reasoning Tips, Tricks and Examples

Classification is an important topic under reasoning ability for competitive exams. In general, the questions on classification consists of a set of objects in which we have to find the odd one out from the required set.

What is Classification ?

Classification means finding an odd term from a given set of words,numbers or letters. Generally candidates had to find one term among the given all terms which is odd. These type of questions are also known as "Odd One Out".

To understand it better, let's see a problem based on classification

Classify the odd one out from the set : Cat, Dog, Cow, Lion, Horse

Here, we can see except Lion, all other animals in the required set are pet animals thus Lion is the correct answer.

There are mainly three types of questions asked in Classification ( Odd One Out ) :

Type 1 : Letter Classification

In This type of questions,candidates generally has to find out which letter or groups is different from all given set of letters

TYPE 1 Choose the group of letters which is different from others
OPTIONS
A. AC B. DF C. BD D. AD

Type 2 : Word Classification

In This type of questions,candidates generally has to odd one among the given set of letters

TYPE 2 Choose the group of letters which is different from others
OPTIONS
A. Brick B. Heart C. Diamond D. Spade

Type 3 : Number Classification

In This type of questions,candidates generally has to find out odd one among numbers or a group of numbers

TYPE 3 Choose the group of letters which is different from others
OPTIONS
A. 124 B. 121 C. 235 D. 145