May 12, 2016

Reasoning Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Examination

Reasoning Question Paper SBI PO Preliminary Examination

State Bank of India PO Reasoning Practice Set


1. In a certain code language the word DISTURB is written as DTWVUKF. How will the word FRANTIC be written in that code language?
(1) EKUPDTH
(2) FKCPVTH
(3) EKVPCTH
(4) FLVPCTH
(5) None of these

2. If ‘A $ B’ means ‘A is brother of B’, ‘A @ B’ means ‘A is wife of B’, ‘A # B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’ and ‘A * B’ means ‘A is father of B’, then which of the following expressions indicate the relationship ‘U is father-in-law of P?
(1) P@Q$T#U* W
(2) P@W$Q*T#U
(3) P@Q$W*T#U
(4) P@Q$T#W*U
(5) None of these

3. Six friends,1A, B, C, D, E and F joined an institute in the year 1993 but on different days. Only E has joined before C and after D. C joined immediately before A and immediately after B. F is not the first or the last person to join. Who is the first person joining the Institute?
(1) D
(2) B
(3) A
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

Directions (4-7) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given-below it:
(1) Six boys B ,B2, B3, B4, B5, B6 and six girls C1, C2, E33, C4, C5 and C6 are standing in rows in such a way that each girl faces one boy, not necessarily in the same order.
(2) C1 is to the immediate. right of the girl who is facing B5" the boy at the extreme right. Only B2 is between B4 and B5. B6 is to the immediate left of B1 and to the immediate right of B3. C3 is facing B1 and is to the immediate left of C2. C6 is third to the left of C4.

4. Which of the following girls is facing B4?
(1) C5
(2) C4
(3) C3
(4) C6
(5) None of these

5. Which of the following pairs of a boy and a girl is at one of the extreme ends?
(1) C1,B5
(2) C4,B5
(3) C5, B2
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

6. Which of the following boys is to the immediate left of B4?
(1) B1
(2) B2
(3) B1, or B2
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

7. Who is facing C2 ?
(1) B1
(2) B6
(3) B4
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

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8. In a certain code language ‘go for morning walk’ is written as ‘$*?#‘, ‘good for health‘ is written as ‘£?@‘ and ‘good to walk fast’ is written as ‘+@T#’, then what is the code for ‘health’ in that language?
(1) £
(2) ?
(3) #
(4) +
(5) None of these

9. In a certain code language ‘ROUTINE’ is written as ‘VMRGFLI’. How will be ‘CRUELTY’ written in that code language?
(1) VPVCZRL
(2) VPCVZRL
(3) WPCVZRL
(4) VOCVZRL
(5) None of these

Directions (10-13) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

(i) Six books on different subjects viz., Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, English and History are placed one above the other but not necessarily in the same order. Each book belongs to different persons viz., A, B, C, D, E and F but not necessarily in the same order.
(ii) Only the book of Zoology, which belongs to F, is placed between the books of History and Chemistry. The book of English is just above the book of Chemistry and just below the book of Physics. The book of Mathematics is not kept above the book of Zoology.
(iii) The book of B is neither on the top nor at the bottom. The book of Chemistry of D is kept just below the book of A. The book of E is at the bottom.

10. On which subject does B have the book?
(1) Chemistry
(2) English
(3) History
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

11. Which of the following books is kept on the top?
(1) Mathematics
(2) English
(3) Zoology
(4) Physics
(5) None of these

12. Who among the following does have book of History?
(1) B
(2) E
(3) C
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

13. Which of the following books is third from the bottom?
(1) Chemistry
(2) Zoology
(3) History
(4) English
(5) None of these

14. If ‘M x N‘ means ‘M is the daughter of N’, ‘M + N’ means ‘M is the father of N’, ‘M ÷ N’ means ‘M’ is the mother of N’ and ‘M - N’ means ‘M is the brother of N’ then in the expression ‘P ÷ Q + R —T x K’, how P is "related to K?
(1) Daughter-in-law
(2) Sister-in-law
(3) Aunt
(4) Mother
(5) None of these

Directions (15-19): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
The consonants of English alphabet have been coded by using digits 1 to 8 and the vowels have been coded by using different symbols.
Letters  G B K H Z M F
             R V C S D Q X
             J N T L W Y P
Digit     5 4 1 3 2 8 7

If any vowel is not in the beginning nor in last, it is coded as ‘6’. If any vowel is at the beginning or in the last, it is coded as ‘9'. However, if the same vowel is placed at both beginning and in the last, it is coded as ‘$’ at both the places.
How the following letter-groups will be coded?

15. PKDEJHI
(1) 712653$
(2) 7129539
(3) 7126539
(4) 712$53$
(5) None of these

16. AFDQENI
(1) 9728649
(2) $72864$
(3) 9728949
(4) 6728949
(5) None of these

17. OPTIONAL
(1) $7166463
(2) $7199493
(3) 67199493
(4) 97166463
(5) None of these

18. EGTARLQE
(1) 95165389
(2) 65195386
(3) $519538$
(4) $51$538$
(5) None of these

19. ENIANGE
(1) $4$$45$
(2) 9466459
(3) $466453
(4) 6499456
(5) None of these

Directions (20-23) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.

(i) Seven subjects Sociology, Psychology, English, History, Geography, Economics and Hindi are taught between Monday and Friday by five persons A, B, C, D and E.
(ii) Each person teaches at least one subject. At least one subject is taught every day. No person teaches two subjects on the same day. B teaches Sociology on Wednesday, History is taught by E but not on Monday or Thursday, English is taught on Monday by A. Geography and Economics are taught on Monday and Tuesday respectively. D teaches only one subject Psychology on Tuesday. Geography is not taught by E or B.

20. Who teaches Geography?
(1) C
(2) E
(3) B
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

21. Which subject is taught on Friday?
(1) Hindi
(2) Economics
(3) History
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

22. Who teaches Economics?
(1) E
(2) A
(3) B
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

23. Which subject is taught on Thursday?
(1) History
(2) Economics
(3) Geography
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

Directions (24-30) : Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the ‘context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Mark answer (1) if the inference is “definitely true” i.e; it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
Mark answer (2) if the inference is “probably true” though not “definitely true‘ in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer (3) if the data are inadequate i.-e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
Mark answer (4) if the inference is “probably false” though not “definitely false" in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer (5) if the inference is “definitely false” i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the facts.

Procurement of wheat is in full swing in the northwestern states of India. By June end, public agencies are likely to end up with food grain stocks of about 40 to 42 million tonnes, the highest ever witnessed in the history of this country. This stock should be more than sufficient to ensure that the country's “food security’ is not endangered even if India faces two consecutive drought. But strangely enough, while the granaries overflow, there is still widespread hunger in the country even without a draught. The estimates of poverty are being debated, but broadly one-third of India seems to remain underfed. And this co-existence of grain surpluses with large scale hunger should make any serious policy maker think and examine the existing policy mix with a view to ensure faster economic growth and reduction in poverty.

24. India’s food grains stock has been satisfactory over the past few years.
25. India, at present, is one of the countries in the world to have sufficient food-for its people.
26. The distribution of food grains to the masses has remained a problem area for India.
27. The policy of India needs to be revamped to reduce the extent of poverty in the country.
28. India always maintains food grain stocks to withstand two consecutive droughts.
29. More than 30 percent of population in India does not even get two times meals per day.
30. The policy makers in India are unaware of prevalent hunger.

Questions Answers
1 3
2 1
3 1
4 4
5 2
6 1
7 2
8 1
9 5
10 3
11 4
12 1
13 2
14 5
15 3
16 1
17 4
18 5
19 3
20 1
21 3
22 4
23 5
24 1
25 1
26 1
27 1
28 5
29 1
30 5


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