Visual memory questions are an important part of reasoning section in SSC JE exam. They are quick to solve and it is quite easy to fetch good marks from them. Visual memory questions attempt to test your ability to recognize patterns, memorize them and then deduce the pattern that is asked in the question. Sounds a bit tough? Well, it isn’t! You’ll see. So, without much further ado, let’s get cracking!

## Different Types of Visual Memory Questions in SSC JE Reasoning

For efficiently solving any question, you must first understand what type of questions it is. This would help you to come with the right strategy for solving the questions. There are a lot of different types of questions asked in SSC JE reasoning. So, it is useful for your preparation to know the different types of questions that you can expect.

In the case of Visual memory, two main types of questions were asked in the previous year papers. So, if you are preparing for SSC JE 2019, you can expect a good number of questions from these topics:

1. Mirror Images
2. Paper Folding

We would now take a closer look at each of these types of questions and how you can solve them in an efficient way.

## SSC JE Reasoning – SSC JE Visual Memory – Mirror Images

The concept of mirror images is known to most of us. In SSC JE, you would be given an image and you would be asked to choose its mirror image from the list of images.

For example, take a look at the following images Here, you are given an image -Image A and you are given three options. You are to select the mirror image of Image A from the options.

### Solving Mirror Image Questions for SSC JE Reasoning

Mirror images are quite easy to solve. Most of the times, you would be able to guess the right answer just by looking at the images once or twice.

However, if you are getting confused, then the best thing that you can do is start drawing the main image. Then you need to shift the elements of the image from left to right.

Let us take a look at the example that we have just cited in the section above. You would find that there are four elements of the image – a square, a circle, a triangle and a diamond.

In the original image:

• Square is at the left of the Circle.
• Triangle is at the right of the Diamond.
• The square and circle are above the triangle and diamond.

Therefore, the correct mirror image should have:

• Square at the right of the circle.
• Triangle at the left of the diamond.
• The square and circle should stay above the triangle and diamond. This is because, in mirror images, the image changes horizontally. The vertical position of the elements remains the same.

Therefore, the right mirror image is the option (2).

### Quick Tips for Solving SSC JE Reasoning Mirror Questions

• Read the questions carefully. Look whether they have specified the position of the mirror. If the mirror is below the image, then the image would change vertically i.e. top becomes bottom and vice-versa.
• If you are asked to make choose water reflection, then you should change the images vertically, not horizontally.
• If there is a single complicated element in the image, try to break it into parts. Change the positions accordingly and then combine the parts together to come up with the mirror image.
• Mirror images take little time to be solved. But, if you get confused once, you might find yourself stuck. So, always keep a calm mind.

### Some Practice Questions for SSC JE Reasoning – Mirror Questions

Question 1

Take a look at the image below and then choose  the correct mirror image from the options provided below: Question 2

Look at the image below and then choose the right mirror image from the options given below: Question 3

Find the correct alternative which closely resembles the mirror image of the image given below: ## SSC JE Reasoning – SSC JE Visual Memory – Paper Folding

SSC JE Paper Folding Questions are also quite simple. Here, they are going to show you that they have folded a paper in a specific way and then they have made a pattern on the folded piece. You would have to guess the pattern as it would appear once the paper has been unfolded.

Let us take a look at an example,

Find out from amongst the four alternatives as to how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line. Image                A                    B                    C                    D

### Solving Paper Folding Questions for SSC JE Reasoning

Most of these questions can be solved by just a simple look and a little bit of logic. The biggest advantage of such questions is that wrong alternative could easily be spotted and hence, finding the right option becomes kind of easy.

Let us take a look at the example now. The first thing that you need to keep in mind is that the paper is a transparent one. This means that the images would super-impose on each other.

Now, let’s solve it:

• As we can see from the given options, the paper is folded from left to right. Therefore, the part on the right would remain constant.
• This automatically eliminates options (b) and (c) as in both these options the image on the right is not as how it is supposed to be.
• So, we are left with two options – Option (a) and Option (d).
• Now, since the paper is folded from left to right only, the image on the left would change horizontally i.e. from right to left or vice-versa.
• But in case of option (A), the image on the left seemed to changed vertically i.e. it has gone from down to up. Therefore, this is wrong.

So, the correct answer is the option (D).

### Quick Steps for Solving SSC JE Reasoning Paper Folding Questions

Let’s review the steps you should follow to solve such questions:

STEP 1 – Read the question carefully and look at the images.

STEP 2 – Eliminate the wrong option.

STEP 3 – In the case of finding the right answer, try to follow the direction of the fold and change the position of the image accordingly.

### Some Practice Questions for SSC JE Reasoning – Paper Folding

Question 1

Find out from amongst the four alternatives as to how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line. Image                 A                    B                    C                    D 