Matrix forms an important part of the Non- Verbal Reasoning syllabus of various banking and competitive exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SBI PO, IBPS PO and many others.

What is Matrix?

Matrix is a set of elements laid out in tabular form (in rows and columns).

Matrix coding is a method to represent the numbers/letters/figures, where one digit/number/figure will be missing. The numbers/digits/figures will follow a particular pattern/logic.

The candidates are required to decipher that logic/pattern to solve the given question.

Types of Matrix Questions

The matrix questions can be based on the following types-

Missing Number/Alphabet

Here, the characters can be a set of numbers/alphabets or a combination of numbers and letters that follow a certain pattern. The candidates are required to figure out the logic behind the pattern and answer the questions based on the options.

Figure Matrix

In such types of questions, more than one set of figures is given in the form of a matrix. All the figures follow the same rule. The candidates are required to analyze the complete sets and find out the common pattern to complete the incomplete figure.

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