Jun 26, 2016

## SBI Probationary Officer Reasoning Questions Answers

Directions (1-5) : In the following questions the symbols x, @ , ©, \$ and # are used with the following meaning :
‘A x B‘ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor equal to B’.
‘A @ B’ means ‘A is not greater than B’.
‘A© B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor smaller than B’.
‘A \$ B’ means ‘A is not smaller than B’.
‘A # B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor equal to B’.

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the two conclusions 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 conclusion I or II is true.
Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.
Give answer (5) if both conclusions I and II are true.
1. Statements : S \$ T, T @ R, R # M
Conclusions: I. M x T

2. Statements : K x B, B @ D, D # K
Conclusions: I. B @ K
II. B # K

3. Statements : N © R, R @ M, M \$ J
II. N # M

4. Statements : Z \$ K, K x T, T © F
Conclusions: I. F # Z
II. Z x T

5. Statements :
H @ V, V © M, M x R
Conclusions: I. R x H
II. H x R

### State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officers Preparation 2016 - Preliminary & Main Examination

Directions (6-10) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
(i) M, N, P, Q, S and T are six members of a group in which there are three female members. Female work in three departments — Accounts, Administration and Personnel and sit in three different floors— Ist, IInd and IIIrd. Persons working in the same department are not on the same floor. On each floor two persons work.
(ii) No two lady work in the same department or on the same floor. N and S work in the same department but not in Personnel. Q works in Administration. S and M are on the Ist and IIIrd floors respectively and works in the same department. Q a lady does not work on IInd floor. P, a man works on Ist floor.

6. Which of the following pairs of persons work in Administration?
(1) QP
(2) QN
(3) SP
(5) None of these

7. Which of the following groups of persons are females?
(1) SQT
(2) QMT
(3) QPT
(5) None of these

8. T works in which department?
(1) Accounts
(3) Personnel
(4) Accounts or Personnel
(5) None of these

9. Which of the following pairs works on IInd floor?
(1) PT
(2) SM
(3) QN
(4) QT
(5) None of these

10. If T is transferred to Account and S is transferred to Administration, who is to be transferred to Personnel to maintain the original distribution of females on each floor?
(1) P
(2) N
(3) Q or N
(5) None of these

11. In a certain code CHEMISTRY is written as NFIDITUSZ. How is BEANSTOCK written in that code?
(1) CFBOSLDPU
(2) CFBOSUPDL
(3) OBFCSUPDL
(4) OBFCSLDPU
(5) None of these

12. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) 131
(2) 151
(3) 181
(4) 171
(5) 161

13. If only the consonants in the word MEAT are changed in such a way that each of them becomes the next letter in the English alphabet and the remaining letters are kept unchanged, then how many meaningful words can be formed with the new set of letters using each letter only once in a word?
(1) None
(2) Two
(3) Three
(4) One
(5) None of these

14. A, B, C, D and E when arranged in descending order of their weight, from top A becomes third, E is between D and A. C and D are not at the top. Who among them is the second?
(1) C
(2) B
(3) E
(5) None of these

15. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) Anxiety
(2) Anger
(3) Sorrow
(4) Joy
(5) Feeling

Directions (16-20) : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
A word-number arrangement machine when given an input as set of word-numbers rearranges them following a particular rule and generates step wise outputs till the rearrangement is complete following that rule.
Following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement till the last step.
Input: pour ask 57 dear 39 fight 17 28
Step I: ask pour 57 dear 39 fight 17 28
Step II: ask 57 pour dear 39 fight 17 28
Step III : ask 57 dear pour 39 fight 17 28
Step IV: ask 57 dear 39 pour fight 17 28
Step V: ask 57 dear 39 fight pour 17 28
Step VI: ask 57 dear 39 fight 28 pour 17
and Step VI is the last output. As per the rule followed in the above steps find out the answer to each of the following questions :

16. If Step II of an input is “cut 97 38 end for 29 46 down", which of the following will be the last step?
(1) V
(2) IV
(3) VI
(4) VII
(5) None of these

17. If the IV th step of an input is “ago 85 elite 79 exile fat 26 41 ” which of the following will definitely the IInd step of output of the input?
(1) ago 85 79 elite fat 41 26 exile
(2) ago 85 exile elite 41 26 fat 79
(3) ago 85 26 exile 41 elite 79 fat
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

18. If the Ist step of an input is “car 17 vas tiger 92 87 like 52" which of the following will be the IVth step?
(1) car 92 like 87 tiger 52 17 vas
(2) car 92 like 87 17 vas tiger 52
(3) car 92 like 87 tiger 17 vas 52
(4) car 92 like 17 vas tiger 87 52
(5) None of these

19. Input : zeal for 49 31 high 22 track 12
Which of the following will be the IIIrd step?
(1) for 49 high 31 track 22 zeal 12
(2) for 49 high 31 zeal 22 track 12
(3) for 49 high zeal 31 22 track 12
(4) for 49 high 31 track zeal 22 12
(5) None of these

20. Input : 19 feat 34 28 dog bag take 43
Which of the following steps would be “bag 43 dog 19 feat 34 28 take"?
(1) IInd
(2) IVth
(3) Ist
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

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