The questions from the syllogism topic of reasoning comes almost in every competition exam. The difficulty level of syllogism questions in SSC exams is not so high. Almost all the SSC exams i.e CGL/CHSL/MTS/Steno. have the same quality of syllogism questions.

There are mainly two types of Syllogism Questions namely:

(A) If only (i) conclusion follows

(B) If only (ii) conclusion follows

(C) If either (i) or (ii) follows

(D) If neither (i) nor (ii) follows and

(E) If both (i) and (ii) follow.

All books are chairs

All chairs are red

(i) All books are red.

(ii) Some red are books.

There are mainly two types of Syllogism Questions namely:

*Syllogism and***2 - Statement***Syllogism questions. This article mainly focus on building the basics of syllogism questions. So let's just take a look at the format of the question.***3 - Statement****Directions:**In each of the following questions two statements followed by four conclusions (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). Choose the conclusions which logically follow from the given statements.**Give answer:**(A) If only (i) conclusion follows

(B) If only (ii) conclusion follows

(C) If either (i) or (ii) follows

(D) If neither (i) nor (ii) follows and

(E) If both (i) and (ii) follow.

**Statements:**All books are chairs

All chairs are red

**Conclusions:**(i) All books are red.

(ii) Some red are books.

**Basics of Syllogisms Questions****1. Proposition:**The two statements which are given above are called propositions. There are two things in any proposition i.e., 'Subject' and 'Predicate'.__Subject:__*about which*something is being said. For eg. Books and Chairs.__Predicate:__The part of the proposition which tells us*what is being said about*the subject. For eg. chairs and red.

Some More Examples:

- All snakes are big.
- No college boy is disciplined.
- Some girls are beautiful.

Now in the above given examples

*snakes, college boy and girls*are subjects and on the other hand*big, disciplined and beautiful*are predicate.

**2. Types of Proposition:**There are mainly 2 types and they are:

__Universal Proposition:__These proposition either fully include the subject or fully exclude it. For eg, All boys are cute. Another example is None of the boys is honest.__Particular Proposition:__These proposition partly include or partly exclude the subject. Examples are. Some boys are cute..., Some boxes are broken.

There is also sub-category of the above two categories. I am giving them with examples and also their shortcut name.

__Universal Positive Proposition__All books are good.**(A):**__Universal Negative Proposition__**(E):**No books are good.__Particular Positive Proposition__**(I):**Some books are good.__Particular Negative Proposition__**(O):**Some books are not good.