# Odd Man Out - Questions and Answers

In this kind of topic, 4 or more options may be given and you must point out the least related amongst all.

## Importance of topic

Questions from this topic are asked in several Entrance Exams such as CAT, CMAT, etc.

## Tips and Tricks

1. Classification: Try to differentiate among the given options. All the options except for one can be related to each other and will be falling under same group.

Example: Pick the odd one out

a. Tiger
b. Cow
c. Lion
d. Wolf

Explanation: Tiger, Lion and Wolf all are carnivores whereas Cow is an herbivore.

2. Go through all the options and try to relate the options by their common "Characteristics" or "Purpose".

Example: Pick the odd one out

b. Shovel
c. Trowel
d. Weeder

Explanation: Tools like Spade, Shovel and Trowel are used for digging whereas Weeder is a tool used to remove seeds from land. So, grouping of options can be done based on their "Purpose".

## Types

• Single Words
• Pair of Words
Both types can be further divided into:

• Letters
• Numbers
• Words
1) Single Words

Letters: Example

i) Pick the odd one out

a. B
b. D
c. E
d. F

Explanation: E is a vowel. Rest all are consonants.

Numbers: Example

i) Pick the odd one out

a. 4
b. 16
c. 36
d. 8

Explanation: 22 = 4, 42 = 16, 62 = 36.

Words: Example

i) Pick the odd one out

a. Volleyball
b. Football
c. Baseball
d. Chess

Explanation: Volleyball, Football and Cricket- all are outdoor games and Chess is an indoor game.

2) Pair Of Words

Letters: Example

i) Pick the odd one out.

a) A : C
b) B : D
c) C : E
d) D : E

Explanation: In all options except D, First and second letters have difference of one and in D : E there is no difference.

Numbers: Example

i) Pick the odd one out.

a) 2 : 4
b) 5 : 25
c) 10 : 100
d) 3 : 9
e) 6 : 60

Explanation: In all options except E, Second number is Square of first number.

Words: Example

i) Pick the odd one out.

a) May : January
b) September : November
c) October : April
d) January : December
e) October : July

Explanation : In all options except C, Both the month names are pair of either 31 or 30 while in option C, they are pair of 31 – 30.

Bucket of Examples:

1. Pick the odd one out

a. 3
b. 7
c. 9
d. 11

View solution

Correct Option: (c)

3,7 and 11 are prime numbers.

2. Pick the odd one out

a. Lion
b. Tiger
c. Hen
d. Cow

View solution

Correct Option: (c)

All the animals have 4 legs except for hen.

3. Pick the odd one out

a. Owl
b. Parrot
c. Eagle
d. Hawk

View solution

Correct Option: (a)

Owls are nocturnal.

4. Pick the odd one out

a. English
b. Hindi
c. Urdu
d. Sanskrit

View solution

Correct Option: (c)

All the languages except Urdu are written from left to right.

5. Pick the odd one out

a. 6
b. 9
c. 12
d. 15
e. 5

View solution

Correct Option: (e)

All except 5 are multiples of 3

6. Pick the odd one out

a. 671
b. 352
c. 211
d. 561

View solution

Correct Option: (c)

Middle Number is addition of First and Third Number

7. Pick the odd one out.

a) D : W
b) F : U
c) A : Z
d) G : T
e) B : Y

View solution

Correct Option: (d)

In option a,b,c,e ; position of first letter in alphabet(i.e. From A) is same as the position of second letter from reverse(i.e. from Z).

8. Pick the odd one out.

a) 857 : 21
b) 259 : 16
c) 718 : 16
d) 679 : 22
e) 397 : 19

View solution

Correct Option: (a)

In all options, second number is the sum of all digits of first number except for option A.

9. Pick the odd one out.

a) 19 : 380
b) 15 : 240
c) 25 : 650
d) 13 : 182
e) 10 : 100

View solution

Correct Option: (e)

Second number is a result of square and then addition of first number except for option E.

10. Pick the odd one out.

a) Dog : Kennels
b) Rabbit : Burrows
c) Lion : Den
d) Spider : Spider-Web
e) Hen : Coops

View solution

Correct Option: (d)

All options having Animals and their homes except for option D (Spider spins a cobweb to live in).

11. Pick the odd one out.

a) Beautiful – Ugly
b) Praise – Blame
c) Nice – Good
d) Beginning – Conclusion
e) Fat – Thin

View solution

Correct Option: (c)

All options are pair of antonyms expect for option C.