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Cubes & Dice forms an important part of the Reasoning syllabus of various competitive exams like- SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, RRB NTPC and many others. This topic aims to test candidates ability to understand and analyze information presented visually and then solve problems logically.

What are Cubes & Dice?


A Cube is a three dimensional figure which is made out of a square. When a square is given a height equal to one of the sides, it becomes a Cube.

Basic Features of a Cube

Four faces are adjacent to one face

There are pairs of opposite faces. For instance, DEFH is ABCG and so on.

CDEG is the upper face of the cube

ABHF is the bottom face of the cube.

A cube has 6 square faces or sides

A cube has 8 points (vertices)

A cube has 12 edges

At a time, only three sides of a cube are visible and these sides can never be on the opposite side of each other.


On the other hand a Die/Dice is also a cube. It is a three dimensional figure with each of its six sides denoting different numbers/letters/colours, etc. It has 8 corners and 12 edges. In a dice, the length, breadth and height are equal to each other.

Numbers on a Die

The numbering on a die is specific.

The sum of the numbers on the opposite faces will always be equal to 7.

The number 1 will be opposite to number 6.

The number 2 is opposite to 5 and 3 is opposite to 4.

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