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Friday, 17 April 2015

SBI PO Reasoning Practice Set

Direction (Q. 1 - 5) : Answer these questions referring to the symbol-letter-number sequence given below:

N8B@5 A R(36YL» 3AF$4G£?TV9yaH7SJ 1 ©D

1. Four of the following five are similar in respect of their positions in the above sequence and hence form a group. Which one does not belong to the group?

1) GVoc 2) YAG 3) @pL 4) $Ty 5) TaS

 

2. How many symbols in the sequence are either immediately followed by a letter belonging to the first half of the English alphabet or immediately followed by a number?

1) 5 2) 6 3) 7 4) 8 5) None of these

 

3. If the positions of the letters in the sequence are reoccupied by the letters themselves after getting arranged alphabetically from left, which of the following will indicate the position of 'J' in the new arrangement?

1) Between G and • 2) Between 4 and £

3) 15th from the right 4) 7th to the left of R

5) None of these

 

4. Which of the following will not change its position after the change in Q. 153?

1) Only N 2) Only R and N 3) Only F

4) None 5) None of these

 

5. What is the total number of 'the numbers immediately followed by a letter' and 'the symbols immediately preceded by a letter' together in the given sequence?

1) 10 2) 11 3) 9 4) 12 5) None of these

 

6. In a certain code language the word BREAKDOWN is written as DQGCJFQVP. How will the word MENSTRUAL be written1 in that code language?

1) ODPRVQWZN 2) ODPUSTWZN 3) OPDUSTWZN

4) OPDUSWTZN 5) None of these

 

7. Four of the following five are similar in relation to their positions in the English alphabet and hence form a group. Which one does not belong to that group?

1) PKSOV 2) HPKTN 3) ARDUG

4) JTMXP 5) CEFI1

 

8. If each alphabet is assigned a sequential numerical value in terms of even numbers on the basis of their position in the English alphabet, viz. A = 2, B = 4, C = 6 and so on, what will be the value of the word LOCATION?

1) 180 2) 182 3) 186 4) 178 5) None of these

 

Direction (Q. 9 - 13) : In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. 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.

2) if only assumption II is implicit.

3) if either I or II is implicit.

4) if neither I nor II is implicit.

5) if both I and II are implicit.

 

9. Statement: Politicians turning into ministers is a natural transformation even if the quality of performance rarely matches expectations.

Assumptions: I. No ministers have adequate quality and skills.

II. Ministers should be able to handle their job efficiently.

 

10. Statement: Some ambitious political leaders themselves use grievances of minorities as empty slogans to grab political power.

Assumptions: I. Such leaders have no mass base nor genuine support, except for an occasional emotional upsurge.

II. Playing with the minority cards gives some leaders political berth but the status of their subjects remains unchanged.

 

11. Statements: India's strength lies in its pluralism and diversity. In fact, even western countries, which tended to be quite monolithic, are fast becoming pluralistic and diverse.

Assumptions: I. Diversity has become the order of the day.

II. No country can ignore the diversity among their populace.

 

12. Statement: When corrupt practices become a way of life, society degenerates and political stability is endangered.

Assumptions: I. Corruption harms every segment of society.

II. Only corruption-free society can have political stability.

 

13. Statement: "Those without a voter identity card will not be. Permitted to vote even if their names are in the eligible voters' list."— Election Commissioner on the eve of election

Assumptions: I. Voter identity cards have been issued to all the voters in the country.

II. Voter identity cards have not been issued to all the voters in the country.

 

Direction (Q. 14 - 18) : 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', ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given.

2) if the inference is 'probably true' though not 'definitely true' in the light of the facts given.

3) if the 'data are inadequate', ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

4) if the inference is 'probably false' though not 'definitely false' in the light of the facts given.

5) if the inference is 'definitely false', ie it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given for it contradicts the given facts.

The historical experience of how country after country went from poverty to prosperity over the last two hundred years suggests that the transformation in each case was generally driven by one sector, which became the engine of the economy. In Britain it was textiles; in the US the industrial revolution was led by the railways, in today's language, the nation's competitive advantage emanates from its leading sector. Over the last fifty years India has struggled unsuccessfully to find its lead sector or its source of competitive advantage, and this explains, in part, its inability to create an industrial revolution. Now, it may have found it in the information or knowledge sectors of the economy.

14. US and Britain are the most prosperous countries in the world.

15. India got its independence fifty years ago.

16. Two hundred years ago, all countries of the world were poor.

17. In near future India will not be listed among the prosperous countries.

18. Indians are the most talented in information technology.

 

Direction (Q. 19 - 25) : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Following are the criteria to give preferences in the allotment of berths to the wait-listed old citizens by the Indian Railways:

The person who are wait-listed must

i) be more than 60 years of age.

ii) have obtained at least 'C ratings in no. of hours of travelling and no. of times of journey on the Indian Railways during the last five years. For this, five ratings — A, B, C, D and E — have been created on the basis of "Railways Travelling Report" (RTR) with the lowest rating of A and highest rating of E.

iii) Have obtained at least ' D ' ratings in total distance travelled and no. of trains used for his/her journey by the Indian Railways during the last three years. For this, the six ratings A, B, C, D, E and F have been formulated on the basis of "Railways Travelling Report" with the lowest rating of A and the highest ratings of F.

iv) Have retired from defence services. However, in case of a candidate who fulfils all the criteria

EXCEPT

(a)(iv) Above, but has retired from other government departments or PSUs, may be referred to the Chief Reservation Clerk.

(b)(i) above, but be more than 58 years of age and has submitted a medical certificate in favour of his/her unfitness, may be referred to the Medical Officer, IR. 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".

Give answer

(1) if preferences is to be given.

(2) if data are inadequate.

(3) if the case is to be referred to Chief Reservation Clerk.

(4) if preferences is not to be given.

(5) if the case is to be referred to the Medical Officer.

19. S Padmanavan, a retired defence personnel of 61 years of age, has obtained ' D ' ratings in no. of hours of travelling and no. of trains used for journey during the last five years in RTR. He has also obtained ' E' ratings in total distance travelled and no. of times of journey on Indian Railways during the last three years in RTR.

 

20. 70-year-old Abdul Aziz is the father of Nazir Ahmed, a defence personnel. He retired from SAIL, a PSU, in 1990. He has obtained at least ' E ' ratings in all the four scales on the basis of RTR during the last fifteen years. Because of his old age he is unfit and so has submitted a medical certificate.

 

21. 62-year-old Dada Bhai has obtained C, D, C and E ratings in no. of times of journey, no. of trains used for his journey, no. of hours of travelling and total distance travelled in RTR for the last five years respectively. He is a retired doctor of a public sector unit.

 

22. Sabita Roy is a famous lawyer of her town. She is 59 years old. As she is a consultant in the Supreme Court the she regularly visits from her town Howrah to Delhi by the Indian Railways. She has obtained ' E ' ratings in all the catagories for the last ten years in the RTR. This time she has submitted the medical certificate for her unfitness.

 

23. Ram Lakhan Prasad is a retired school teacher. He has obtained kB ratings in no. of hours of travelling and no. of times of journey on the Indian Railways during the last five years in RTR. He has obtained D, E, C and D ratings in last four years respectively in total distance travelled and no. of trains used for his journey in RTR. He retired in 2007 at the age of 60 years from Kendriya Vidyalaya, a government school.

 

24. Omprakash Rai is an ex-serviceman and now runs his daily in his village. 63-year-old Rai has obtained Fratings in total distance travelled and no. of trains used for his journey during the last four years in RTR. He has obtained D, E, C, B and E ratings in no. of hours of travelling and no. of times of journey in last five years respectively in RTR.

 

25. Mahesh Jha has been given the best ratings in all the categories for t h e last ten years in RTR by the Indian Railways. He is a 65-year-old retired engineer from NTPC, a PSU.

 

Answers :

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2 3 4 5 3 2 3 4 2 2

 

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
4 2 2 2 2 1 4 3 2 3

 

21 22 23 24 25
3 4 4 4 3
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