Questions on Blood Relations focus on testing the ability of a student to identify different family relationships. It is very important that one has a clear understanding of various terms used to describe family relationships. The test-taker is expected to work out a relationship between people from the information given in the question.
Typical terms used in Blood Relations
The relations can be classified in the following way:
Classification according to generation
|1st Generation||Grandfather, Grandmother|
|2nd Generation||Mother, Father, Uncle, Aunt|
|3rd Generation||Self, Sister, Brother, Sister-in-law, Brother-in-law, Cousin|
|4th Generation||Son, Daughter, Nephew, Niece|
|5th Generation||Grandson, Granddaughter|
Additionally, all relatives on one’s father’s side are paternal relatives and all relatives on one’s mother’s side are maternal relatives.
Typical blood relations questions
- The relationship between two people is given through a roundabout route, relating them to other people. One has to go through a series of relationships between the two people in the question. The relationships can just be as a simple statement or as a statement made by another person.
- Certain codes are used to describe different relationships and then a “statement” is given relating people using these codes. On the basis of the interpretation of the codes, the relationship between the people should be established.