May 13, 2016

# Model Reasoning Questions SBI PO Preliminary Exam

## Non Verbal Reasoning for SBI PO Preliminary Examination

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and
Give answer (1) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (2) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (3) it the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if the data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

1. Who is the shortest among P, Q, R, S and T?
Statements
I. Q is taller than T but shorter than S and H
II. P is not the shortest.

2. On which day of week Mohan did reach Delhi?
Statements
I. Mohan left Mumbai by train on Tuesday.
II. Mohan stayed for one day in Jaipur and completed his journey to Delhi in two days.

3. How many sons does P have?
Statements
I. T and S are brothers of R
II. The mother of S is the wife of R‘s father.

4. What does “ja" represent in a code language?
Statements
I. In that code language “pik ja sok pot" means “you can stay here”.
II. In that code language “jo sok ton te” means “you may come here".

5. City M is situated in which direction with respect to City D?
Statements
I. City K is to the south of City P.
II. City M is to the north of City R, which is to the West of City D.

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Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
A word arrangement machine when given an input line of words rearranges it in every step following a certain rule. Following is an illustration of an input line of words and various steps of rearrangement:
Input: gone are take enough brought station
Step I: take gone are enough brought station
Step II: take are gone enough brought station
Step III: take are station gone enough brought
Step IV: take are station brought gone enough
And, Step IV is the last step for this input. Now find out appropriate step in each of the following questions following the above rule.

6. Input : car on star quick demand fat.
What will be the third step for this input?
(1) star car quick demand on fat
(2) star quick car demand on fat
(3) star car demand quick on tat
(4) star car quick on demand fat
(5) None of these

7. If Step III is “ultra barrack save enough party lying".
Which of the following would be the Input?
(1) ultra enough party save barrack lying
(2) ultra barrack enough party save lying
(3) ultra enough barrack save party lying
(4) enough ultra barrack save party lying
(5) Cannot be determined

8. It Step IV of input is ‘violet for sour height journey medium’.
Which of the following would be Step II of that input?
(1) violet journey height for sour medium
(2) violet for sour journey height medium '
(3) violet for journey height sour medium
(4) violet for sour height journey medium
(5) Cannot be determined

9. if Step III of an input is ‘warden examination town ink garden restore’.
What step would be ‘warden ink town garden restore examination’?
(1) I
(2) II
(3) IV
(4) V
(5) None of these

10. Input: ink hurry yet for the victory.
Which of the following will be the last step of the above input?
(1) IIIrd
(2) IVth
(3) Vth
(4) VIth
(5) None of these

Directions (11-18) : Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions : Following are the criteria for appointing a Personnel Manager for a company The candidate must__
(A) not be more than 35 years as on 1.6.2000
(B) be a post graduate in personnel management
(C) have work experience as personnel officer/manager of at least five years.
(D) have good command over English.
In the case of a candidate—
(i) who satisfies all the other criteria except at (A) above but has work experience as personnel manager. for at least 10 years, his/her case may be referred to Director (Personnel) for consideration.
(ii) who satisfies all the other criteria except at (C) above but has obtained Ph.D. degree in Personnel Management, his / her case may be referred to Managing Director for consideration.
You are given the following cases on 1.6.2000. Depending upon the information provided in each case in each of the questions given below and based on the criteria mentioned above, recommend your decision. You are not to assume anything. Mark your answer as per the following:
Mark answer (1) if the candidate is to be selected.
Mark answer (2) if the candidate is not to be selected.
Mark answer (3) if the case is to be referred to Director (Personnel).
Mark answer (4) if the case is to be referred to Managing Director.
Mark answer (5) if complete information is not provided.

11. Kamini Gadgil is a post-graduate in Personnel Management and was born on 15th August 1967. She has been working in a company for the last 10 years as Personnel Officer.
12. Aditi Sahay is a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Personnel Management. She has been working in a company as personnel officer for the last two years. She has good command over English and was born on 2nd November 1964.
13. Vijay Kulkarni is a graduate in personnel management. He was 32 years old as, on 1st December 1999. He has good command over English and has been working in a company as personnel manager for the last 12 years.
14. Pradeep Sarkar is post-graduate in Personnel Management and he has been working in a company as a Personnel Manager for the last 15 years. He has good command over English and his date of birth is 13th April, 1964.
15. Praveen Chopra is post-graduate in Personnel Management and he has been working in a company as Personnel Officer for the last 7 years. He has good command over English and his date of birth is 20th March, 1967.
16. Priya Karkhanis was born on 25th January 1968. She has been working in a company as Personnel Manager for the last three years. She has good command over English. She has done Ph.D. in Personnel Management.
17. Nirmala Pandey has passed post-graduation examination in Personnel Management. She has good command over English and she has been working in a company as Personnel Officer for the last five years. She was born on 17th May; 1969.
18. Anees Ahmad is post-graduate in Personnel Management. He has been working as Personnel Officer for the last seven years. He has good command over English.

Directions (19-24): In the following questions the symbols @, @, ©, © and \$ are used with the following meaning
P @ O means P is greater than Q.
P \$ Q means P is equal to Q.
P @ O means P is neither greater than nor equal to Q.
P © Q means P is either smaller than or equal to Q.
P © Q means P is either greater than or equal to Q.
Now in each of following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions numbered I and II given below them is/are definitely true?
Give answer (1) if only conclusion I is true.
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) if either I or II is true.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II is true.
Give answer (5) if both I and II are true.

19. Statements:
M @ K, P © K, K \$ T
Conclusions
I. P \$T
II. M @ T

20. Statements:
R @ M, M \$ P, P © T
Conclusions
I. R @ T
II. R \$T

21. Statements
Conclusions
I. N @ K

22. Statements
M @ R, R \$ A, A© K
Conclusions
I. K@M

23. Statements
P©M, M @ K, K \$ T
Conclusions
I. P \$ M
II. T @ P

24. Statements
M @ R, R @ K, K © N
Conclusions
I. N @ R
II. N @ M

Directions (25-30): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action 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 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 given suggested courses of action (s) logically follows for pursuing.
Give answer (1) if only I follows.
Give answer (2) if only II follows.
Give answer (3) if either I or II follows.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II follows.
Give answer (5) if both I and II follow.

25. Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.
Courses of Action:
I. Govt. should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

26. Statement: A larger number of lower ranked politicians are murdered by anti-social elements in City A.
Courses of Action:
I. All those in the city with criminal records should immediately be arrested.
II. The city police should keep a close vigil on the movements of anti-social elements so as to prevent future attacks.

27. Statement : It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsuled Vitamin E does not have same effect on human body.
Courses of Action:
I. The sale of capsuled Vitamin E should be banned.
II. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to meet the body requirement of Vitamin E.

28. Statement : India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighbouring countries.
Courses of Action :
I. India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats.
II. India should get the neighbours into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.

29. Statement : India has now been recognised by the Western World as a vast resource of knowledge and are eager to use the same.
Courses of Action :
I. India should exploit this opportunity to hasten its economic growth.
II. India should bargain effectively with the Western World and become a super power in South Asia.

30. Statement : It is estimated that about twenty lakhs people will visit the city during the ensuring festival.
Courses of Action:
I. The civic authority should make adequate arrangements to tackle the situation.
II. All the hospitals in the city should be put on high alert in case of any eventuality.

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