Verbal Reasoning: Blood Relation Test
The family relationship test or the blood relationship tests are about the relationship of a particular person with another person on the same family based on the chain of relationships between other members of that family. The candidate is given a problem depicting relationships among the various members of a family in a roundabout chain and he has to decipher the vital link that would provide a clue to the relation of two particular persons as asked in the question.
Since the success in these type of tests largely depends on the candidate’s knowledge of family relationships, one should acquire the same in right earnest.
Having acquired such knowledge while answering reasoning questions on family relationships, the candidate should sketch the situation by making a diagram based on the statements given in the direction part of the question. This would make the chain of relationship clear and in front of the eyes for conclusions.
Example: Blood Relation Test
Question: A man pointing to a photograph says, “The lady in the photograph is my nephew’s maternal grandmother”. How is the lady in the photograph related to the man’s sister who has no other sister?
Because, the lady is the grandmother of man’s sister’s son. Clearly she is the mother of man’s sister, as also his own mother.