Jun 27, 2016

Latest SBI PO Preliminary Exam Reasoning Question Answer

Latest SBI PO Preliminary Exam Reasoning Question Answer

State Bank of India Reasoning Question and Answer


Directions (1-5) : in each of the questions below are given three statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. 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.

1. Statements:
Some bricks are trees.
All trees are pens.
All pens are boats.
Conclusions:
I. Some boats are bricks.
II. Some pens are bricks.
III. Some trees are bricks.
IV. Some bricks are boats.
(1) None follows
(2) All follow
(3) Only I and II follow
(4) Only III and IV follow
(5) None of these

2. Statements:
All Cups are tables.
Notable is water.
Some waters are clothes.
Conclusions:
I. No cloth is cup.
II. No cloth is table.
III. Some clothes are waters.
IV. Some waters are cups.
(1) None follows
(2) All follow
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only I and II follow
(5) None of these

3. Statements:
Some flowers are rods.
Some rods are doors.
Some doors are houses.
Conclusions:
I. Some houses are flowers.
II. Some doors are flowers.
III. Some flowers are doors.
IV. No house is flower.
(1) Only I and IV follow
(2) Only II and III follow
(3) Only either I or II follows
(4) Only either I or IV follows
(5) None of these

4. Statements:
All trucks are vans.
All vans are cars.
All cars are trains.
Conclusions:
I. All trains are trucks.
II. All cars are trucks.
III. All trucks are trains.
IV. All vans are trains.
(1) All follow
(2) Only I and II follow
(3) Only II and III follow
(4) Only II and IV follow
(5) None of these

5. Statements:
No table is fruit.
No fruit is window.
All windows are chairs.
Conclusions:
I. No window is table.
II. No chair is fruit.
III. No chair is table.
IV. All chairs are windows.
(1) None follows
(2) All follow
(3) Only I and II follow
(4) Only III and IV follow
(5) None of these


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

Directions (16- 20): Each of the questions given 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): it 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): if 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 VII together are not sufficient to answer the question; and
Give answer (5): if the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

6. What does ‘pit’ means in a certain code language?
I. ‘ja na pit sod‘ means ‘beautiful bunch of flowers’ in that code language.
II. ‘na sod pa tok’ means ‘huge bunch of twigs’ in that code language.

7. Towards which direction is P from R?
I. S is towards west of M and north-east of R.
II. P is towards south of S.

8. How is M related to R?
I. P and R are children of K who is wile of M.
II. N’s sister M is married to R’s father.

9. Among Q, R, S, T and V who is third from the top when they are arranged in ascending order of their height?
I. T is taller than Q and V but shorter than R.
II. R and S are taller than T and Q is shorter than T but taller than V.

10. When was the election of the President of the society held?
I. Suresh submitted his nomination for the election on 13th and left on 17th for Delhi the day after he won the election.
II. The nominations were scrutinised on 14th and the ballot papers were prepared on the following day.

11. If the positions of the first and fifth digits in the number 94271365 are interchanged, similarly the positions of the second and the sixth are interchanged and so on, which of the following will be the fourth from the right end?
(1) 2
(2) 7
(3) 1
(4) 9
(5) None of these

12. In a certain c0de‘FEAR is written as ‘+x÷*’ and ‘READ’ is written as ‘*x+$’. How is ‘FADE’ written in that code?
(1) +÷$x
(2) x÷+$
(3) $÷+*
(4) ÷$+x
(5) None of these

13. lf ‘P’ means ‘x’, ‘R’ means ‘+‘, ‘T’ means ‘÷’ and ‘S’ means ‘—’, then 18T3P9S8R6 = ?
(1) -1(1/3)
(2) 46
(3) 58
(4) 2/3
(5) None of these

14. In a certain code BREAK is written as ASDBJ. How is SOLAR written in that code?
(1) RPKBS
(2) TPMBS
(3) RPKBQ
(4) TPKBQ
(5) None of these

15. Which of the following does not have the same relationship as that of Cloth : Garments?
(1) Leather: Footwear
(2) Wood : Furniture
(3) Earthen pots : Clay
(4) Gold : Ornaments
(5) None of these

Directions (16-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: -
(i) A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seven persons wearing a different colour shirt— white, red, black, green, yellow, blue and violet and a different colour trousers -— blue, red, white, black, cream, yellow and indigo The persons, colour of the shin and colour of the trousers above are not necessarily in the, same order. No person is wearing shin and trousers of same colour.
(ii) B is wearing red colour shirt and is not wearing cream or yellow colour trousers. D is wearing green Colour shirt and indigo colour trousers. Colour of A’s shirt and F’s trousers is same. Colour of E's shirt and C’s trousers is same. G is wearing blue shirt and E is wearing blue trousers. F is not wearing any yellow dress. Red and blue is not the combination of shirt and trousers of any of the persons.

16. What is the colour of A’s trousers?
(1) White
(2) Cream
(3) Blue
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

17. What is the colour of G's trousers?
(1) Red
(2) Cream
(3) White
(4) Indigo
(5) None of these

18. Who wears violet colour shirt?
(1) C
(2) F
(3) C or F
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

19. What is the colour of F’s shirt?
(1) Blue
(2) Violet
(3) Green
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

20. What is the colour of B’s trousers?
(1) Red
(2) White
(3) Indigo
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

Directions (21-25) : 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 and
Mark answer (5) it the inference is ‘definitely false’ i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.
Pollution amounts to slow murder. Regular exposure to industrial and vehicular pollution leads to life threatening diseases like asthma, heart problems, cancer and various other disorders. Therefore, nobody has the right to pollute, rich or poor. industrial and vehicular pollution are growing rapidly across the country. It is not just metropolitan centres that are heavily polluted today but also small and medium towns. Pollution is growing faster than the economy. This is because the western technological model, built on heavy use of energy and materials, is an inherently highly toxic model. it produces huge amounts of toxic pollutants, which can be controlled only it there is careful choice of technology and there is considerable discipline in its use.

21. The spread of pollution has gathered momentum in the recent past.
22. The pollution level in the western I world is considerably more than in India.
23. Proper planning in use of modern technology leads to less pollution in the environment.
24. The industries which use higher level of energy create more pollution.
25. The smaller industrial units contribute proportionately higher pollution.

Directions (26-30) : in making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments so far as they relate to the question. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the questions or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
In each question below a statement is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument.
Give answer (1) if only argument I is strong.
Give answer (2) if only argument II is strong
Give answer (3) ii either I or II is strong.
Give answer (4) it neither I nor II is strong.
Give answer (5) ii both I and II are strong.

26. Should the school teachers be necessarily involved in the census activities?
Arguments :
I. No, this will adversely affect the quality of teaching programme.
II. Yes, the teachers are the best tit for this job.

27. Should India engage into a dialogue with neighbouring countries to stop cross border tension?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this is the only way to reduce the cross border terrorism and stop loss of innocent lives.
II. No, neighbouring countries cannot be relied upon in such matters, they may still engage in subversive activities.

28. Should all the utility services be immediately brought under essential services to avoid frequent agitation and strikes by the employees?
Arguments:
I. No, otherwise how the employees may voice their grievances and demands.
II. Yes, the employees are becoming more and more greedy and A they take the general public for a ride by striking work.

29. Should all the unauthorised structures in the city be immediately demolished?
Arguments:
I. No, where will the people residing in such houses live?
II. Yes, this will give a clear message to general public and-they will retrain from constructing unauthorised buildings.

30. Should the railways in India be privatized in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises?
Arguments :
I. Yes, this is the only way to bring in competitiveness and provide better service to the public.
II. No, this will pose a threat to national security of our country as multinationals will enter into the fray.

Directions (31-35) : Study the following arrangement of digits, letters and symbols and answer the questions given below:
MK3$FtE5F%TUJ *8PHBN2IS#A37D4
31. How many such consonants are there each of which is either immediately preceded by a number and/or immediately followed by a symbol?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) None of these

32. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the above arrangement and form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) 3RF
(2) %UB
(3) 8H2
(4) l #7
(5) H8U

33. If the positions of F and B are interchanged, similarly, the positions of U and A are interchanged. How many such vowels will be there each of which will be both immediately preceded and immediately followed by a consonant?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) None of these

34. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series?
R5K, U *F, ?, A7I
(1) B28
(2) PBJ
(3) B2H
(4) HNJ
(5) NJP

35. Which of the following is neither immediately preceded by a letter nor immediately followed by a letter?
(1) None
(2) B
(3) $
(4) 7
(5) None of these

Directions (36-40) : In each question below ls given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered l and ll. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer (1) if only assumption I is implicit.
Give answer (2) if only assumption II is implicit.
Give answer (3) it either I or II is implicit.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II is implicit and
Give answer (5) if both I and II are implicit.

36. Statement:
The ‘X’ group of employees association have opposed Voluntary Retirement Scheme to the employees of some organisations.
Assumptions :
I. Only those employees who are not efficient may opt for the scheme.
II. The response of the employees may be lukewarm towards the scheme and it may not benefit the organisation to the desired level.

37. Statement:
In view of the statement on the ongoing strike of work by the employees, the government has agreed to work out an effective social security programme.
Assumptions:
I. The striking employees may not be satisfied with the announcement and continue the agitation.
II. The striking employees may withdraw their agitation with immediate effect and start working.

38. Statement :
The head of the organisation congratulated the entire staff in his speech for their sincere effort to bring down the deficit and urged them to give their best for attaining a more profitable position in future.
Assumptions:
I. The employees may get motivated and maintain and it possible enhance their present level of work:
II. The employees may now relax and slow down in their day to day work as there is no immediate threat of huge deficit.

39. Statement:
“Private Property, tresspassers will be prosecuted"—— A notice on a plot of land.
Assumptions :
I. The passerby may read the notice and may not tresspass.
II. The people are scared of prosecution and therefore, never tresspass.

40. Statement:
The government has set up a fact finding mission to look into the possible reasons for the recent violence in the area.
Assumptions:
I. The mission may be able to come up with credible information about the incidents.
II. The people in the area may cooperate with the mission and come forward to give detailed information related to the incidents.

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4 5
5 1
6 4
7 4
8 3
9 2
10 5
11 4
12 1
13 5
14 3
15 3
16 5
17 2
18 3
19 4
20 4
21 1
22 3
23 1
24 1
25 5
26 4
27 1
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29 2
30 4
31 5
32 5
33 2
34 1
35 1
36 4
37 2
38 1
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