Mar 1, 2017

# SBI PO Preliminary Up-to-date Reasoning Ability Question Paper

Directions (Q. 1-5): Ravi, Suresh and Asif are in control of the following number-letter-symbol series respectively.
Ravi: 2 & S * 9 P T B £ 8 Q Δ 6
Suresh: Φ 1 Ω F@ V 4 \$ © M T D →
Asif: G 3 H # K N * 5 R = 7 W Y
1. Starting from the left end and following the given order in each series, if a group of three elements is formed by taking symbol from Suresh’s series, number from Ravi’s series and letter from Asif” s series, each symbol-number-letter only once, which of the following will be the elements of the 4th such group formed?
1) \$8N
3) \$6N
4) *1V
5) None of these

2. If from each series, amongst letters/numbers/symbols the one having highest members is sorted out and then arranged in the descending order on the basis of the number of elements they have, which of the following will indicate the correct descending order?
1) Asif-letters, Suresh-symbols, Ravi-symbols
2) Asif-letters, Suresh-symbols, Ravi-letters
3) Ravi-numbers, Suresh-letters, Asif-symbols
4) Ravi-letters, Suresh-symbols, Asif-letters
5) None of these

3. If each symbol which immediately precedes a number in Ravi’s series, each number which immediately follows a letter in Suresh’ s series, and each letter which immediately precedes a symbol in Asif's series are selected, what will be the total number of these elements?
1) 7
2) 8
3) 6
4) 5
5) None of these

4. If all the numbers from Asif‘ s series, all the letters from Suresh’s series and all the symbols from Ravi’s series are respectively arranged in the same given order one after the other from the left end, which of the following will be the seventh to the right of the eleventh element from your right?
1) D
2) M
4) A
5) None of these

5. Which of the following is true?
1) The total number of symbols immediately preceded by numbers in Ravi’s series is equal to the total number of letters immediately preceded by numbers in Suresh’s series.
2) The total number of symbols immediately followed by numbers in Asif‘ s series is less than the total number of letters immediately preceded by numbers in Ravi’s series.
3) The total number of letters immediately following symbol in Ravi’s series is more than the total number of symbols immediately preceded by numbers in Suresh’s series.
4) The total number of symbols immediately preceding letter in Ravi’s series is less than the total number of symbols immediately followed by numbers in Asif’s series
5) The total number of symbols in Ravi’s series is more than the total number of symbols in Suresh’s series.

Directions (6-10): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:
In a certain code, the symbol for 0 (zero) is @ and for 1 is \$. There are no other symbols for all other numbers greater than one. The numbers greater than 1 are to be written only by using the two symbols given above. The value of the symbol for 1, doubles itself every time it shifts one place to the left. Study the following example:
‘0’ is written as @
‘2’ is written as \$
‘2’ is written as \$@
‘3’ is written as \$\$
‘4’ is written as \$@@ and so on

6. Which of the following will represent 11?
1) \$@\$\$
2) @\$\$@
3) \$\$@@
4) \$@\$@@
5) None of these

7. Which of the following will represent 8?
1) \$\$@@
2) @\$\$@
3) \$\$@@
4) @@\$\$
5) None of these

8. Which of the following numbers will be represented by \$\$@\$?
1) 8
2) 11
3) 13
4) 12
5) None of these

9. Which of the following will represent the value of the product 3 x 3 + 1?
1) \$\$@\$
2) \$@\$@
3) \$@@\$\$
4) \$\$\$
5) None of these

10. Which of the following numbers will be represented by \$@@@\$?
1) 22
2) 31
3) 14
4) 17
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 11-15): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two or three statements given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.
11. Who is the uncle of L?
A) P, brother of M, is father of L; M is father of S.
B) R is father of L’s cousin.
1) A alone is sufficient
2) B alone is sufficient
3) Either A alone or B alone is sufficient
4) Both A and B together are not sufficient
5) Both A and B together are necessary

12. Who is to the North-East of R?
A) S is to the South-East of N, who is to the South-West of P, who is to the North of Q.
B) T is to the North-West of Q, who is to the South of P.
C) R, who is to the North of S, is midway between N and Q, N being to the West of R.
1) All A, B, C together are required
2) Only A and C together are sufficient
3) Only B and C together are sufficient
4) Either A and C together or B and C together are sufficient
5) None of these

13. How much did Sohil get as profit at the year-end in the business done by Animesh, Sohil and Akhilesh?
A) Akhilesh invested Rs. 8000 for nine months, his profit was g times that of Sohil’s, and his investment was 3/2 times that of Animesh.
B) Animesh & Sohil invested for one year and in the proportion 1 : 2 respectively.
C) The three together got Rs 1000 as profit at the year-end.
1) Only A and B together are sufficient
2) Only A and C together are sufficient
3) A, B and C together are not sufficient
4) A, B and C together are not necessary
5) None of these

14. What is the rank of Suresh in a class of 17 students?
A) Nitin, having 13th rank from the bottom, is six ranks ahead of Bhupesh, who is two ranks behind Suresh.
B) Bhupesh is four ranks ahead of Kamlesh.
C) Bhupesh is two ranks behind Suresh and Kamlesh’s rank is 15.
1) Only A alone is sufficient
2) Either A alone or B and C together are sufficient
3) Only B and C together are sufficient
4) Only A and C together are sufficient
5) None of these

15. Which code represents ‘Them’ in the given code language?
A) In the code language, ‘Se Me Ye’ means ‘Tell Them Young’ and ‘Me Yo Na Ye’ means ‘Wise Young Sharp Tell’.
B) In the code language ‘Na Ki Pa Lo’ means ‘Clever Sharp Come Tomorrow’ and ‘Ki Po Se Ye’ means ‘Bring Cleyer Young Them’.
C) In the code language, ‘Pa Na Se Ki Te’ means ‘Clgver Slgrp Come Them No’ and ‘Ki Ni Pa Be Te Na’ means ‘Yellow Cggie Slgrp Run Cleyer No’.
1) Only A alone is sufficient
2) Either A alone or B and C together are sufficient
3) Only B and C together are sufficient
4) Only C alone is sufficient
5) Either A alone or C alone is sufficient

Directions (Q. 16-20): In each question given below a statement is followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up for further action in regard to 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 three given/suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing and decide the answer.
16. Statement: The chairman of the car company announced in the meeting that all trial of its first product the new car model ‘M’ are over and company plans to launch its car in the marked after six months.
Courses of action:
I. The network of dealers is to be finalized and all legal:"financial and other matters in this connection will have to be ﬁnalised shortly.
II. The company will have to make plan for product other than car.
III. Material, managerial and other resources will have to be in fine tune to maintain production schedule.
1) I and III only
2) Only I
3) All the three
4) Only II
5) None of these

17. Statement: The Company ‘X’ has rejected first lot of valves supplied by Company ‘A’ and has cancelled its entire huge order quoting use of inferior-quality material and poor craftsmanship.
Courses of action:
I. The Company ‘A’ needs to investigate functioning of its purchase, production and quality control departments.
II. The Company ‘A’ should inspect all the valves rejected by Company ‘X’.
III. The Company ‘A’ should inform Company ‘X’ that steps have been taken for improvement and renegotiate schedule of supply.
1) Only I and II
2) Only II
3) All I, II and III
4) II and either I or III
5) None of these

18. Statement: Residents from Model Colony coming under North Ward of City ‘X’ have complained to the Ward Officer that for last three days the tap water in the ward is contaminated and no action is being initiated by the municipal staff.
Courses of action:
I. The Ward Officer of North Ward should initiate action against residents who have lodged complaints against municipal staff.
II. The Ward Officer should ask his junior officer to visit Model Colony to asses the actual condition of water with his staff and to get samples of water tested from laboratories.
III. The Ward Officer should ask Ward Engineer to check water installation and pipelines in the Model Colony area.
1) Only I and II
2) Only II and III
3) Only either I or III and II
4) Only I and III
5) None of these

19. Statement: The Deputy Mayor of city ‘Z’ has proposed to install a plant of mineral water and to supply citizens mineral water bottles at Rs 6 per liitre as against Rs 10 per litre being sold by local private companies.
Courses of action:
I. The local private companies of city ‘Z’ will have to close their operation.
II. The Corporation of city Z will have to provide for losses in this project in its budget.
III. The tap water scheme of city Z will have to be stopped.
1) None of these
2) Only I and III
3) Only I and II
4) Only II & III
5) All the three

20. Statement: The Management of School ‘M’ has decided to give free breakfast from next academic year to all the students in its primary section through its canteen even though they will not get any government grant.
Courses of action:
I. The school will have to admit many poor students who will seek admission for the next academic year.
II. The canteen facilities and utensils will have to be checked and new purchases to be made to equip it properly.
III. Funds will have to be raised to support the scheme for years to come.
1) Only either I or II
2) Only II and III
3) Only I
4) None of these
5) All the three

Directions (Q. 21-25): Given below are pairs of events ‘A’ and ‘B’. You have to read both the events ‘A’ and ‘B’ and decide their nature of relationship. You have to assume that the information given in ‘A’ and ‘B’ is true and you will not assume anything beyond the given information in deciding the answer.
Mark answer (1): If ‘A’ is the effect and ‘B’ is its immediate and principal cause
Mark answer (2): If ‘A’ is the immediate and principal cause and ‘B’ is its effect
Mark answer (3): If ‘A’ is an effect but ‘B’ is not its immediate and principal cause
Mark answer (4): If ‘B’ is an ' effect but ‘A’ is not its immediate and principal cause.
Mark answer (5): None of these

21. Event: (A) Prices of gold have gone up in the local market.
Event: (B) India has won several prizes in design of gold ornaments.

22. Event: (A) Today, the Prime Ministers of country ‘P’ and ‘Q’ have decided to take steps to improve the bilateral relations.
Event: (B) Next week a Committee of Foreign Ministers and Senior Officers of country ‘P’ and ‘Q’ will work out further steps to improve the relationship.

23. Event: (A) Recently the prices of the personal computers (PCs) have come down .
Event: (B) Some school children are showing keen interest in learning computers.

24. Event: (A) This year Bank ‘M’ has celebrated its silver jubilee.
Event: (B) More customers are getting attracted to the market branch of Bank M.

25. Event: (A) Recently the traffic jams on MG Road of city ‘Z’ are not only reduced but the traffic has also become manageable.
Event: (B) The flyover on MG Road of city ‘Z’ has recently been made operational and the number of traffic police personnel has been increased.

Directions (Q. 26-30): Read the following information and answer the questions given below:
(i) Two wooden cubes ‘A’ and ‘B’ are placed adjacent to each other in front of you in such a way that ‘A’ is to your left and ‘B’ to your right.
(ii) One pair of opposite faces of cube ‘A’ is painted by the same colour i.e. Red colour. Another pair of opposite faces is painted by Blue and one of the remaining faces is Yellow and other one is Violet.
(iii) Only two opposite faces of cube ‘B’ are painted by Blue colour. Remaining pairs of opposite faces are painted in such a way that opposite face of Brown colour is Green and one of the other two opposite faces is Black and the other is White.

26. If Red surface of ‘A’ and Blue of ‘B’ are touching the table and Yellow of ‘A’ and Black of ‘B’ are facing you, then which coloured side of ‘B’ is facing Blue side of ‘A’?
1) Brown
2) Green
3) White
4) Either Brown or Green
5) None of these

27. If Black surface of ‘B’ is kept on the top Red surface of ‘A’, which coloured side of ‘B’ will face the sky?
1) White
2) Blue
3) Brown
5) None of these

28. If the cubes are rearranged one above the other in such a way that White face of ‘B’ is facing sky and Yellow face of ‘A’ is kept above it, then which coloured surface of ‘A’ will be facing you?
1) Violet
2) Blue
3) either Blue or Red
4) Either Blue or Violet

29. If ‘B’ is kept to your left with Green coloured surface facing you and ‘A’ kept at your right with Blue surface facing you, then which of the following pairs of colours of ‘A’ and ‘B’ will be facing each other?
1) Yellow-Black
2) Yellow-White
3) Black-Violet
4) Violet-White