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Questions on Reasoning for SBI PO

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Question: Prerna correctly remembers that last year the exams were held before June but after February. Simran correctly remembers that last year the exams were before Sep­tember but after April. In which month of the year were the exams definitely held?
(1) October
(2) January
(3) July
(4) May
Ans. (4)

Question: ‘2’ is subtracted from each even digit and ‘2’ is added to each odd digit in the number 6385471. Which of the following will be the difference between the fourth digit from the left and the fifth digit from the right of the new number thus formed?
(1) 5
(2) 4
(3) 3
(4) 1
Ans. (4)

Directions (next 3 questions): Four married couples P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W live on a street in four different-coloured houses. One of the houses is red. Q is a male and does not live in the white house. W is a female not married to P. R lives in the yellow house. S is not married to T. Q does not live in the blue house. T is married to Q. V, a female, is not married to R W lives in the blue house. U is one of the wives.

Question: Which of the following represents the group of males?
(1) P,Q,R,S
(2) P,Q,R,T
(3) P,Q,S,T
(4) Can’t say
Ans. (1)

Question: Which of the following represents the colour of T’s house?
(1) red
(2) white
(3) yellow
(4) Can’t say
Ans. (1)

Question: Who among the following lives in the white-coloured house?
(1) P
(2) P or R
(3) P or Q
(4) Can’t say
Ans. (1)

Directions (next 2 questions): On the basis of the information given below, answer the following questions.
Five friends Anu, Ritu, Tony, Sunny and Puja decide to taste ice creams of different flavours, viz vanilla, orange, strawberry, Kesar Pista and butterscotch one by one after their dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. None of them eats any ice cream on Sunday or Monday. Each of them takes only one ice cream in a day. No two friends taste the same flavour on any day. Anu tastes Kesar Pista on Thursday. Neither Ritu nor Puja tastes strawberry or vanilla on Wednesday. Ritu tastes Kesar Pista on Friday. Puja does not taste butterscotch on Tuesday. Sunny tastes orange flavour on Tuesday. Tony tastes vanilla on Saturday. Anu tastes strawberry on Tuesday. Sunny tastes butterscotch on Wednesday.

Question: Which flavour does Puja taste on Friday?
(1) vanilla
(2) orange
(3) strawberry
(4) Kesar Pista
Ans. (3)

Question: Who tastes Kesar Pista on Wednesday?
(1) Anu
(2) Ritu
(3) Puja
(4) Can’t determined
Ans. (3)

Directions (8 – 10): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Mark answer (1) if only Course of action I follows.
Mark answer (2) if only Course of action II follows.
Mark answer (3) if either Course of action I or Course of action II follows.
Mark answer (4) if neither Course of action I nor Course of action II follows.
Mark answer (5) if both Course of action I and Course of action II follow.

Question: Statement : Many school children dies in few accidents caused due to poor maintenance of school buses during the last few months.
Courses of action:
I. The government should set up an expert group to inspect the condition of school buses to avoid such accidents.
II. The government should suspend the licence of all the school buses till these buses are properly checked.
Ans. (1)

Question: Statement: A huge oil tanker overturned on the highway lead into the stair capital and blocked most pair of the highway from vehicular traffic.
Courses of action:
I. The government should immediately constitute a high level enquiry committee to look into the mailer.
II The driver of the oil tanker should immediately be arrested.
Ans. (4)

Question: Statement: Two persons, while on their daily walks in the jogger’s park were killed by unidentified miscreants early in the morning.
Courses of action:
I. The police authority should deploy police constables near the jogger’s park to prevent such criminal acts in future.
II. The citizens of the locality should go for early morning walks in groups to avoid such attacks.
Ans. (5)

Directions (11 – 12): Four of the following five are alike in some manner while the fifth one is different. Choose the odd one out.

Question: (1) worry
(2) anger
(3) joy
(4) feeling
Ans. (4)

Question: (1) hour
(2) minute
(3) watch
(4) second
Ans. (3)

Question: In a certain code SAGE is written as 4169′ and PERT is written as ‘7928’. How is STEP written that cede?
(1) 4897
(2) 4987
(3) 4197
(4) 4387
Ans. (1)

Question: Among A, B, C, D and E each having a different amount of money, C has more money than only E, B and A. Who among them has the highest amount of money?
(1) C
(2) D
(3) E
Ans. (2)

Question: Nikhil walked 30 metres towards East, took a left turn and walked 20 metres. He again took a left turn and walked 30 metres. How far and in which direction is he from his starting point ?
(1) 20 metres North
(2) 80 metres North
(3) 20 metres South
(4) 80 metres South
Ans. (1)

Question: Which of the following is the second digit of the second lowest number?
(1) 1
(2) 7
(3) 6
(4) 8
(5) 9
Ans. (2)

Question: In a certain code ‘SHINE’ is coded as ‘FOJIT’ and ‘AFTER’ is coded as ‘SFUGB’. How will ‘PRICE’ be coded in the same code?
(1) QSJDF
(2) FDSJQ
(3) FDJSQ
(4) FSJDQ
Ans. (3)

Directions (6 – 8): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Question: Statement: All cheques are notes. All notes are tyres. All tyres are books. All books are rods.
Conclusions:
I. Some rods are notes.
II. Some books are tyres.
III. Some tyres are cheques.
(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only I and III follow
(3). Only II and III follow
(4) All I, II and III follow
Ans. (4)

Question: Statement: All roads are buses. Some buses are cars. Some cars are days. All days are nights.
Conclusions:
I. Some nights are buses.
II. Some nights are cars.
III. Some days are buses.
(1) None follows
(2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only III follows
Ans. (3)

Question: Statements: Some seeds are flowers. All flowers are trees. All trees are leaves. Some leaves are branches.
Conclusions:
I. Some branches are flowers.
II. Some leaves are seeds.
III. Some leaves are flowers.
(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only I and III follow
(3) Only II and III follow
(4) All I. II and HI follow
Ans. (3)

Directions (9 – 11): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below : H 3 R % M A 5 K 2 P 5 E © N 4 W O’ P & Q 1 U V 9 J I D 7 8

Question: If all the symbols are dropped from the above arrangement, which of the following will be the eleventh from the right end?
(1) 0
(2) F
(3) N
(4) 4
Ans. (2)

Question: Which of the following is the sixth to the left of the fourteenth from the left end of the above arrangement?
(1) 2
(2) 1
(3) U
(4) K
Ans.(4)

Question: How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately pre-ceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a symbol ?
(1) More than three
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) three
Ans. (5)

Question: Among A, B, D and F, each hav­ing different weight, A is lighter than B and B is lighter than only D. F is not as heavy as A. Who amongst them is the lightest?
(1) D
(2) F
(3) A
(4) Cannot be determined
Ans. (2)