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Welcome to Reasoning Ability Test for SBI Prelims

Directions (1-5): Study the following and answer the questions that follow:

Q.1. Statement: M = N ≥ L ≤ Q = S ≤ A
Conclusions: (i) M=L (ii) L<S
Q.2 Statement: Q ≥ M < L ≤ S =T ≤ B
Conclusions: (i) L<B (ii) L=B
Q.3 Statement: B ≤ Q = A ≥ E; A ≥ W; A< J
Conclusions: (i) B > Q (ii) Q ≥ W
Q.4 Statements: P ≥ L = M ≥ B ≥ S; B ≥ Z
Conclusions: (i) P > Z (ii) P = Z
Q.5 Statements: Y ≥ Q > Z; Z < M < N; M > O ≥ S
Conclusions: (i) M > S (ii) S < N
Directions (6-10): Study the following and answer the questions that follow:

Q.6 Statements:

Some chalks are chocolates
Some chocolates are chemicals
All chalks are cards


Conclusions:

(i) All chemical being cards is a possibility
(ii) No chemical being cards is a possibility
Q.7 Statements:

All apples are oranges
All grapes are apples
Some grapes are papaya

Conclusions:

(i) Some oranges are grapes
(ii) No apples are papaya
Q.8 Statements:

No SBI is IBPS
All SBI are tough
Some tough are Syndicate

Conclusions:

(i) Some Syndicate are IBPS
(ii) No IBPS is Syndicate
Q.9  Statements:

Some tables are chairs
Tables which are chairs are also desks
Some chairs are pens

Conclusions:

(i) Some pens are tables
(ii) Some desks are pens
Q.10 Statements:

No computer are laptops
Some laptops are speaker
All speaker are systems

Conclusions:

(i) Some system are computer
(ii) Some Speakers are definitely not computers
Directions (11-15): Following questions are based on the set of numbers given below

683         354         836         527         873


Q.11 If the 1st and the 3rd digits of all the numbers are multiplied then, which number will be divisible by 5?
Q.12 If the first and the second digits of each number are added then which of the following would be the 2nd lowest?
Q.13 If the digits of all the numbers are added within the number then which of the following number will repeat thrice?
Q.14 If 1 is subtracted from the 1st digit of every even number and 2 is added to the last digit of every odd number then, which of the following will be a multiple of 4?
Q.15 If the digits of all the numbers are arranged in the ascending order within the number which of the following will be the lowest?
Directions (16-18): Study the information given below and answer the questions that follow:

(A) In a family of six members, P, Q, R, S, T and U each one plays one out of the six games; Polo, Golf, Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Bridge and Baseball
(B) There are 2 married couples
(C) Q who plays Golf is the daughter in law of P
(D) P is the father of S, who plays Lawn Tennis, and S is the father of R, who plays baseball
(E) U is the brother of R
(F) The female members do not play polo
(G) T’s husband plays badminton

Q.16 How is U related to P?
Q.17 How many male members are there in the family?
Q.18 Who plays Polo?
Directions (19-23): Study the information given below and answer the questions that follow:
Nine individuals Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T, S and R are the only candidates who can serve on three committees A, B and C and each candidate should serve on exactly one of the committees.

  • Committee A should consist of exactly one member more than committee B

  • It is possible that there are no members in committee C

  • Among Z, Y and X none can serve on committee A

  • Among W, V and U, none can serve on committee B

  • Among T, S and R none can serve on committee C


Q.19 In case T and Z are the individuals serving on committee B, how many of the nine individuals should serve on committee C?
Q.20 Of the nine individuals, the largest number that can serve together on committee C is?
Q.21 In case R is the only individual serving on committee B, which among the following should serve on committee A?
Q.22 In case T, S and X are the only individuals serving on committee B, the total membership of committee C should be?
Q.23 Among the following combinations, which could constitute the membership of committee C?
Directions (24-26): Study the following directions and answer the questions that follow:

Pankaj starts from point A and walks 12 Km towards east and reaches a point B.

(A) She then takes a left turn and walks 4 km
(B) She again turns right to reach a point C by walking 7 Km
(C) She again turns right and walks 16 Km to point D
(D) After the final right turn she reaches point E after walking 7 kms

Q.24 How far and in which direction is point B to E?
Q.25 In which direction is point A with respect to D?
Q.26 How many pairs of letters are there in the word GARGANTUAN which have as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabets?
Directions (27-29): Study the directions given below and answer the questions that follow:

(A) There are six racing tracks A, B, C, D, E and F and all have different length
(B) E is longer than B and D
(C) F is shorter than B and D but longer than A
(D) E is not the longest
(E) The length of the shortest rope is 5 Km and the second largest rope is of 18 Km
(F) The length of all the ropes is a whole number

Q.27 If A + D is 18 Km, then what is D + E?
Q.28 What can be the possible value of B + F if the value of B is an odd number less than 17?
Q.29 Which is the longest racing track?
Q.30 If in a certain code language, STRONGER is coded as HGILMPVI, then how will PHILANTHROPIST be coded in the same language?
Directions (31-35): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Seven dignitaries F, G, H, I, N, O and P are to be seated together at a diplomatic ceremony. They will be seated in a row of seven chairs numbered 1 to 7, from front to back. Any sitting is acceptable as long as all seven dignitaries are seated, one in each chair and the sitting arrangement confirms to the following rules.

F must sit in the chair immediately behind O’s chair. G cannot sit in the chair immediately in front and immediately behind N’s chair. There must be exactly two chairs between the chairs of H and P. There must be at least one chair between the chairs of I and P. N must sit in chair 3.

Q.31 Which of the following sitting arrangements from chair 1 through chair 7 confirms to the rules?
Q.32 If F sits in chair 6 and H sits in chair 7, which of the following dignitaries must sit in chair 2?
Q.33 If the sitting arrangement from chair 1 through chair 7 is G, I, N, H, O, F, P which of the following pairs of dignitaries can exchange seats without violating the rules?
Q.34 If O sits in chair 1 and H sits in chair 7, then the number of chairs between F’s chair and I’s chair must be?
Q.35 If H sits in chair 4, and F sits in chair 6, then the dignitaries in chair 1 and 7 respectively must be?

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