## 20 September, 2016

### Reasoning Study Notes: Blood Relation

Blood Relation can be really easy topic if you have the right approach. Comparatively among other topics of reasoning blood relations can fetch you full marks. But with one silly mistake or if you don’t pay attention to a little information you can lose that easy mark.

So let us see the approach towards Blood Relation:
Generation Tree:

Here let us look at the Generation Tree or Family Tree of a person X:

Different Relations:

Let us understand different possible relations of X:

Paternal

Great Grand Father

Father’s Grand Father

Great Grand Mother

Father’s Grand Mother, Father’s Grand Father’s Wife

Grand Father

Father’s Father

Grand Mother

Father’s Mother, Father’s Father’s Wife

Uncle

Father’s Brother

Aunt

Father’s Sister

Sibling

Brother/Sister

Niece

Sibling’s Daughter

Nephew

Sibling’s Son

Children

Son/Daughter

Cousin

Father’s Sibling’s Children

Grandchildren

Children’s children

Great Grand Children

Children’s children’s children

Maternal

Great Grand Father

Mother’s Grand Father

Great Grand Mother

Mother’s Grand Mother, Mother’s Grand Father’s Wife

Grand Father

Mother’s Father

Grand Mother

Mother’s Mother, Mother’s Father’s Wife

Uncle

Mother’s Brother

Aunt

Mother’s Sister

Cousin

Mother’s Sibling’s Children

In-Laws (Relative of Wife’s or Husband’s)

Great Grand Father-in-Law

Wife’s Grand Father

Great Grand Mother-in-Law

Wife’s Grand Mother, Wife’s Grand Father’s Wife

Grand Father-in-Law

Wife’s Father

Grand Mother-in Law

Wife’s Mother, Wife’s Father’s Wife

Father-in-Law

Wife’s Father

Mother-in-Law

Wife’s Mother

Sister-in-Law

Wife’s Sister

Brother-in-Law

Wife’s Brother

Daughter-in-Law

Son’s Wife

Son-in-Law

Daughter’s Husband

Approach towards Blood Relation Questions:

Read the question or instruction carefully.

Try to resolve the relation step by step. Always solve statement in generation. By this approach it will be less puzzling for you and time saving.

Example: Looking at a picture he said, ‘He is my grandmother’s daughter-in-law’s only son’s wife’

Grandmother’s daughter-in-law is his mother. Mother’s only son is he himself. So the the person in the picture is his wife.

If in the question paternal or maternal is not clearly mentioned, then solve the question assuming paternal side.

Always be careful about “He’, “She”, “His”, “Her”. Because this we can determine gender.

Try to draw the family tree while solving the questions; it reduces the chances of error and confusion.