Insert Missing Figure (Non Verbal)

The "Insert Missing Figure" is a type of non-verbal reasoning question that requires you to analyze a series of figures and determine the missing figure that fits logically into the sequence. This exercise assesses your ability to identify patterns, relationships, and logical sequences among non-verbal elements.

Key Elements in Insert Missing Figure Questions

  1. Given Figures:

    • A series of figures or shapes are provided, usually in a sequence.
  2. Missing Figure:

    • A blank or question mark representing the figure you need to identify and insert based on the given pattern.

Approach to Solve Insert Missing Figure Questions

  1. Analyze the Given Figures:

    • Carefully examine the provided figures, observing their shapes, sizes, positions, and any visible patterns.
  2. Identify the Underlying Pattern:

    • Try to determine the pattern or rule governing the sequence of figures. Look for how the figures transition from one to another.
  3. Apply the Pattern Logically:

    • Use the identified pattern to predict the missing figure that logically fits into the series.
  4. Verify the Logic:

    • Ensure that the chosen figure adheres to the pattern consistently across the entire series.

Common Patterns in Insert Missing Figure Questions

  1. Rotation:

    • Figures may rotate at a specific angle at each step.
  2. Mirror Image:

    • The missing figure may be the mirror image of the preceding figure.
  3. Geometric Progression:

    • Shapes may change in size, dimensions, or angles in a specific geometric progression.
  4. Sequential Addition or Subtraction:

    • Elements or parts of the figure may be added or subtracted in each step.
  5. Symmetry:

    • The missing figure may have a symmetrical relationship with the previous figures.

Tips for Effective Solving of Insert Missing Figure Questions

  1. Analyze Patterns Systematically:

    • Examine the figures in a systematic and organized manner to identify any recurring patterns.
  2. Check for Multiple Patterns:

    • Be open to the possibility of multiple patterns within the same sequence. Analyze each figure for different types of relationships.
  3. Elimination Technique:

    • If there are options for the missing figure, try eliminating options based on identified patterns to increase your accuracy.
  4. Practice Regularly:

    • Regular practice is crucial to enhance your ability to recognize patterns quickly and accurately.

Examples of Insert Missing Figure Questions

Example : 

Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

Problem Figures:                          Answer Figures:
  (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)       (1)     (2)     (3)     (4)     (5)
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Solution : 3

n each step, element at the upper-right position gets enlarged, inverts vertically and reaches the lower-left corner; the existing element at the lower-left position, is lost and a new small element appears at the upper-right position. 

Example : 

Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

Problem Figures:                          Answer Figures:
  (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)       (1)     (2)     (3)     (4)     (5)
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Solution : 1

One, two, three, one, two, three.....arcs get inverted sequentially. This inversion takes place in an ACW direction. 

Example : 

Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

Problem Figures:                          Answer Figures:
  (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)       (1)     (2)     (3)     (4)     (5)
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Solution : 4

The symbols move in the sequences  and alternately. In each step, the symbol that reaches the-encircled position gets replaced by a new symbol.