# Non Verbal Reasoning : Paper Folding

Last Updated : 06 Sep, 2023

Many competitive exams such as SSC CGL commonly ask paper folding-based questions. In this type of reasoning-based question, a piece of paper with a pattern on it is folded in half or so, and candidates need to determine how the paper will look after folding or opening.Â

## How to Solve Paper Folding Questions: Step-by-Step Guide

Follow the below steps to solve any kind of paper folding-based questions.

1. Step 1: Observation: Observe the paper carefully, and note the shape of the paper.
2. Step 2: Visualization: In your mind, carefully visualize the fold. Mostly you will find one-fold questions, which are easy to visualize but sometimes you may encounter more than one-fold questions.Â
3. Step 3: Elimination Method: Once you visualize the final outcome, try to use the elimination method wrong answer which clearly can’t be the answer. Narrow down your choices.
4. Step 4: Choose the best match that falls exactly the way you visualize. Â

## Paper Folding: Non-verbal Reasoning Question and Answers

Direction to solve: In each of the following problems, a square transparent sheet (X) with a pattern is given. Â Determine which of the four options would result in the pattern looking the way you want it to when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

Q1. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option D is the correct answer. By carefully examining it, we can see that the red marked area will become common when the paper is folded. Both the parts of the curves come together to form a circle in option D.

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Q2. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option B is the correct answer. As we can see the diameter of the circle and side of the square are of equal length so options A and D are directly eliminated. Option c gets eliminated as here square in rotate 90 degrees from the original image needs to be formed.Â

Q3. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option A is the correct answer. The first half of the paper will complete the circle in the second half. When the upper part of the square sheet is folded downward part of the semi-circle gets inverted and both form a circle.Â

Q4. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option 3 is the correct answer. The triangle on the upper half will not change but the triangle on the second half will flip horizontally.

Q5. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option 3 is the correct answer. When the circle with an arrow is folded arrows in both halves of the paper will face in opposite directions as in option 3.Â

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Q6.Â  In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: The lower portion will not change, as the lines in the upper side are vertical, again there will be no change in the direction of the lines. Option 4 is the correct answer.

Q7. Â In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option 2 is the correct answer.Â

Q8. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option 2 is the correct answer. As we know X is drawn on transparent paper, so we can clearly observe the overlapping of the lines. The leaf of the second part will overlap and cover the leaf of the first part.Â

Q9. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option C is the correct answer. The first part of X will be the same square and will have a dot inside it in the first part, a circle with a dot inside it in the second part and the square will have a dot inside it in the third part.Â

Q10.Â  In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option A is the correct answer. The figure has three curves so, after folding as well it should have three curves hence option A is correct.Â

Q11.Â  In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

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Solution: Option B is the correct answer. Circle is in the middle and when we fold it from the middle we get a semicircle which is clearly shown in Option B.Â

Q12. In the following problems, a square transparent sheet with a pattern is given. Figure out from amongst the four alternatives how the pattern would appear when the transparent sheet is folded at the dotted line.

Solution: Option C is the correct answer. When the inclined slanted line is folded it will form a triangle with a straight line hence option C is correct.Â

Keep practicing. All the best !!!.Â

### How do you solve paper folding and cutting questions?

Use the steps mention in the above article, first carefully examine the paper, then visualize the way it is folded, use the elimination method to eliminate the wrong options.

### What is the concept of paper cutting and folding?

Paper cutting and folding concepts involves a transparent or white paper which is been folded and some designs been cut into it and you have to visualize this in your mind in order to choose the correct option.Â

### How many times we can cut the paper?

We can cut the paper, exactly 7 times.

### What is the objective of paper cutting?

The objective behind asking the paper cutting based questions in exams to encourage creativity, concentration.

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