Jun 8, 2016

Previous Year High Level Reasoning Questions SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Previous Year High Level Reasoning Questions SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Question for SBI Preliminary Examination


Directions (1-7) : Read the following information carefully and answer the following questions :
Following are the criteria for organising interview of such candidates who have been selected for the promotion to officer’s grade from assistant grade in the PRS industrial Group Limited :
The candidate to be called for interview must:
(i) be a graduate with minimum 50% marks
(ii) have minimum five years experience in the clerical cadre job.
(iii) have obtained at least ‘C’ ratings in performance (speed of work) and the quality of work each during the last three years. For this five ratings- A, B, C, D and E-have been created on the basis of “Performance Appraisal Report” with the lowest ratings of A and the highest ratings of E.
(iv) have obtained at least ‘D’ ratings in the approach of work (dependability) and in the flexibility of work each for his / her works in the last three years. For this, seven ratings - A, B, C, D, E, F and G have been formulated on the basis of “Performance Appraisal Report" with lowest ratings of A and the highest ratings of G.
However, in case of a candidate who fulfills all other criteria EXCEPT
(a) (i) above but has passed Graduation Exam and has got ‘E’ ratings in the approach of work in the last three years may be referred to the Assistant Manager (Personnel).
(b) (ii) above but has experience of three years in clerical cadre job and has got at least ‘D’ ratings in the quality of work for his/her works in the last three years may be referred to the Deputy Manager (Personnel).
Based on these criteria and information provided against each candidate, decide the course of action. You are not to assume anything. if the data provided are not adequate to decide the given course of action, your answer will be “Data inadequate". All the candidates fulfill the criterion of age.
Give answer
(1) if data are inadequate
(2) if not to be selected
(3) if selected for the interview
(4) if case is referred to the Assistant Manager
(5) if case is referred to the Deputy Manager

1. Mohammed Sheikh is a brilliant post-graduate in Science and has secured 63% and 55% marks in graduation and post graduation respectively. He has ‘E’ grade for dependability and flexibility in Performance Appraisal Report for last four years. He has got ‘C’ rating for quality of work and speed of work. He joined the Bank four years ago.

2. Kiran Bala is a young lady and laborious assistant who joined this organisation six years ago after passing B. Commerce Exam. The ratings being given to her for the last 4 years are ‘D’ and ‘C’ respectively for quality of work and speed of work. She is one of the leaders of the clerks. She has got ‘D’ ratings for flexibility of work for the last 5 years.

3. Mandar Bhave has passed his Graduation in Science and Diploma in Business Management with 58% and 62% respectively. He is good player of chess. His rating on P.A.R. are ‘D’ for ‘dependability’ and ‘flexibility’ where as he has ‘C’ rating for ‘quality of work’ and ‘D’ rating for ‘speed of work’ for the last 4 years.

4. Anubhav Rege is with the company for last seven years. For the last 4 years he has ‘D’ rating for ‘quality of work’, ‘C’ rating for ‘speed of work’, ‘E’ rating for ‘dependability’ and ‘D’ rating for ‘flexibility’. His marks in graduation and post-graduation are 46% and 50% respectively. He is very fond of cultural activities.

5. Shivasundaram has got ‘D’ rating since he joined the bank three years ago on quality of work, speed of work, dependability and flexibility. He has passed his graduation and post-graduation with 52% and 47% marks respectively. Shivasundaram is a popular employee because of his social activities.

6. Seema Mukhi is working in the clerical cadre for last five and half years. She has got ‘D’ and ‘E’ rating respectively on ‘flexibility’ and ‘dependability’ and ‘C’ rating for ‘quality of work’ and ‘speed of work’ for last four years. She has obtained 55% and 48% at S.S.C. and graduation respectively.

7. Anthony Cruz is a sportsman and is Vice-Captain of cricket team of PRS industries Ltd. He is working with the company for last seven years in the clerical cadre. The rating being given to him for the last 3 years as ‘C and ‘D’ grade for quality of work, speed of work respectively. Similarly, he has ‘D’ grade tor dependability and flexibility in PAH. He is an Arts graduate with 54% of marks.



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


Directions (8-12) : In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. Then decide which of the answers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) is the correct answer

8. Statement: “A rare opportunity to be a professional while you are at home".-— An advertisement for computer literate housewives by a computer company.
Assumptions:
I. Some housewives simultaneously desire to become professional.
II. Computer industry is growing at a fast pace.
III. It is possible to be a professional as well as a housewife.
(1) Only I and II
(2) Only II and III
(3) Only I and III
(4) Only II
(5) None of these

9. Statement : India’s economic growth has come at a terrible price of increased industrial and vehicular pollution.
Assumptions:
I. Pollution is a part of industrial society.
II. Indian economic growth is based on only industrial growth.
III. A country desires economic growth with manageable side effects.
(1) Only I
(2) Only II
(3) Only I and III
(4) Only III
(5) None of these

10. Statement : Efforts to develop technologies more appropriate to the needs of the poorest sections of society need to be further intensified.
Assumptions :
I. Nothing is impossible if proper efforts are made.
II. Technology needs are different for different sections of society.
III. It is possible to develop appropriate technologies for various Economic sections of the society.
(1) Only I
(2) Only III
(3) Only II
(4) Both II and III
(5) None of these

11. Statement : “We have the distinction of being the only company in India as well as the second in the world to have won an ISO 9002 quality certification in our line of business”- Statement of company X's Chairman.
Assumptions:
I. There were not many companies in the line of business of Company ‘X’.
II. Getting ISO 9002 in the line of business of Company ‘X’ is not easy.
III. The company ‘X’ desires to expand its business.
(1) Only I
(2) Only II
(3) Only III
(4) Only II and III
(5) None of these

12. Statement: Co-operative social relationships contribute to develop individual potentialities.
Assumptions: -
I. Every society desires to prosper.
II. Individuals desire to develop their potential.
III. It is possible to create and maintain co-operative environment in a society.
(1) Only II and III
(2) Only II and I
(3) Only I and III
(4) Only II
(5) None of these

Directions (13-17) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:
Digits in the numbers are to be coded as follows :

Digit 7 3 5 0 2 1 6 4 9 8
Code N H L T F D R Q G P

Following conditions are to be observed
(i) If the first digit is even and the last digit is odd they are to be coded as $ and @ respectively.
(ii) If the first digit is odd and the last digit is even they are to be coded as # and £ respectively.
(iii) lf 0 is preceded as well as followed by an odd digit then 0 is to be coded as ↑.
(iv) lf 0 is preceded as well as followed by even digit then 0 is to be coded as ↓.
(v) 0 is, not considered as either even or odd.

13. What will be the code for 1375490?
(1) DHNLQGT
(2) #HNLQG£
(3) DHNLQG*
(4) £HNLQG#
(5) None of these

14. Q R L ↑ H @ is the code for which of the following numbers?
(1) 8456037
(2) 8465032
(3) 6475031
(4) 6460539
(5) Data inadequate

15. Q L P ↓ H N T is the code for which of the following numbers?
(1) 4570680
(2) 4780650
(3) 6580470
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

16. What will be the code for 7620486?
(1) £RF↓QP#
(2) #RF↓QP£
(3) #RF*QP£
(4) £RF↑QP#
(5) None of these

17. What will be the code for 362500987
(1) #RFL**G£
(2) $RFLTTG@
(3) #RFFLTTG£
(4) $RFL**G@
(5) None of these

Directions (18-22) : In making decision about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “Strong” arguments and “Weak” arguments sip tar as they relate to the questions.“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 questions.
Instructions : Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a “Strong” argument and which is a “Weak” argument.
Give answer (1) it only argument I is "strong".
Give answer (2) if only argument II is “strong”.
Give answer (3) if either I or II is “strong”.
Give answer (4) if neither I nor II is “strong”, and
Give answer (5) if both I and II are “strong”.

18. Statement : Should government established higher level institutes of Technology (IIT’s) be privatised?
Arguments :
I. Yes, privatisation will make these institutes financially healthy, competitive and quality conscious.
II. Yes, privatisation is the key of the new era-can we survive without it?

19. Statement : Should vacations of court judges be reduced?
Arguments :
I. Yes, it will speed up judicial process and many people are likely to get justice in reasonable time.
II. Yes, it is a sign of British legacy. why should we carry it further?

20. Statement : Should the practice of transfers of clerical cadres employees from one city to another government offices be stopped?
Arguments :
I. No, transfer of employees is a routine administrative matter and we must continue it.
II. Yes, it involves lot of governmental expenditure and inconvenience to many compared to the benefits it yields.

21. Statement : Should higher qualification be the only criteria for internal promotions in any organisation?
Arguments :
I. Yes, why not? In fact only higher qualification is more important than other factors.
II. No, quality of performance and other factors are more important than mere higher qualification in case of internal promotion.

22. Statement: Should Indian scientists working abroad be called back to India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, they must serve the motherland first and forget about discoveries, honours, facilities and all.
II. No, we have enough talent, let them stay where they want.

Directions (23-27) : In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have assume everything in the statement to true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically lows beyond a reasonable doubt from information given in the statement.
Give answer (1) if only conclusion I lows.
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows.
Give answer (3) if either I or II follows.
Give answer (4) it neither I nor II follows
Give answer (5) if both I and II follow.

23. Statement : Although we have rating agencies like Crisil, ICRA, there is demand to have a separate rating agency for IT Companies to protect investors.
Conclusions :
I. Assessment of financial worth of IT Companies calls for separate set of skills, insight and competencies.
II. Now the investors investing in I.T. Companies will get protection of their investment.

24. Statement : Company “Y” will improve the manufacturing facilities for the production of shaving kits as a result of which capacity would increase and cost would be reduced— A spokesperson of the Company “Y”.
Conclusions :
I. The products of Company "Y" will complete the market norms in the quality and cost factor.
II. There will be demand of shaving kits of Company “Y”?

25. Statement : During 1997-98 the total loss incurred by the 111 Public Sector Units was to the tune of Rs. 6809 crore which was converted into paid capitals by the Government of its total investment of Rs. 5129 crore.
Conclusions :
I. The Government is left with only one option that is to privatise these units.
II. The Government did not take care in the matter of investments in these public sector units.

26. Statement : Population increase coupled with depleting resources is going to be the scenario of many developing countries in days to come.
Conclusions :
I. The population of developing countries will not continue to increase in future.
II. It will be very difficult for the governments of developing countries to provide its people decent quality of life.

27. Statement 1 Mr. X is one of the probable candidates shortlisted for the post of Director of K.L.M. Institute.
Conclusions :
I. Mr. X will be selected as Director of K.L.M. Institute.
II. Mr. X will not be selected as Director of K.L.M. Institute.

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