Grouping of Identical Figures

What is Grouping of Identical Figures?

  • Grouping of Identical Figures is a type of non-verbal reasoning question where a set of figures is given, and you have to group them based on their identical features.
  • In this type of question, you need to identify the common features or characteristics of the figures and group them accordingly.

Types of Grouping of Identical Figures

  • There are different types of grouping of identical figures in non-verbal reasoning, including:
    • Type of Shape: In this type, the figures are grouped based on their shape, such as circles, squares, triangles, etc.
    • Type of Size: In this type, the figures are grouped based on their size, such as small, medium, and large.
    • Type of Orientation: In this type, the figures are grouped based on their orientation, such as vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.

Tips for Solving Grouping of Identical Figures

  • Look for the common features or characteristics of the figures and group them accordingly.
  • Use the process of elimination to eliminate the options that do not fit the pattern or rule.
  • Try to visualize the figures in different orientations or positions to see if they fit the pattern or rule.

Practice Questions

Example : 

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

  1. 1,4 ; 2,3 ; 5,6
  2. 1,5 ; 2,6 ; 4,3
  3. 1,6 ; 2,3 ; 4,5
  4. 1,2 ; 3,6 ; 4,5

Solution : 1,4 ; 2,3 ; 5,6

(1, 4), (2, 3) and (5, 6) are three different pairs of identical figures.

Example : Group the given figures into three classes using each figure only once.

  1. 1,3,9 ; 2,5,6 ; 4,7,8
  2. 1,3,9 ; 2,7,8 ; 4,5,6
  3. 1,2,4 ; 3,5,7 ; 6,8,9
  4. 1,3,6 ; 2,4,8 ; 5,7,9

Solution : 1,3,9 ; 2,5,6 ; 4,7,8

1, 3, 9 have one element placed inside a different element.

2, 5, 6 contain two mutually perpendicular lines dividing the figure into four parts.

4, 7, 8 have two similar elements (unequal in size) attached to each other.

Example : 

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

  1. 1,4,7 ; 2,5,8 ; 3,6,9
  2. 1,4,7 ; 2,5,9 ; 3,6,7
  3. 1,3,4 ; 2,5,8 ; 6,7,9
  4. 1,2,3 ; 4,5,6 ; 7,8,9

Solution : 1,4,7 ; 2,5,8 ; 3,6,9

1, 4, 7 are all (two-dimensional) quadrilaterals.

2, 5, 8 are all three-dimensional figures.

3, 6, 9 are all (two-dimensional) triangles.

Example : 

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

  1. 1,5,8 ; 3,4,7 ; 2,6,9
  2. 1,3,6 ; 4,5,9 ; 2,7,8
  3. 1,3,6 ; 2,5,7 ; 4,8,9
  4. 6,7,8 ; 1,3,7 ; 2,4,9

Solution : 1,3,6 ; 2,5,7 ; 4,8,9

1, 3, 6 contain one complete circle each.

2, 5, 7 contain a semi-circle each.

4, 8, 9 contain a triangle each.

Example : 

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

  1. 1,3,7 ; 2,4,6 ; 5,8,9
  2. 1,4,6 ; 2,5,7 ; 3,8,9
  3. 1,4,8 ; 2,5,6 ; 3,7,9
  4. 1,4,8 ; 2,7,9 ; 3,5,6

Solution : 1,4,8 ; 2,5,6 ; 3,7,9

1, 4, 8 contain similar elements (not equal in size) each divided into four parts and attached to each other.

2, 5, 6 contain three elements (two of which are similar) placed one inside the other.

3, 7, 9 contain one element inside the other, which may or may not be similar.