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REASONING ABILITY
1. In a certain code language ‘how many goals
scored’ is written as ‘5 3 9 7’; ‘many more
matches’ is written as ‘9 8 2’ and ‘he scored five’
is written as ‘1 6 3’. How is ‘goals’ written in
that code language ?
(1) 5 (2) 7 (3) 5 or 7
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these
2. In a certain code TEMPORAL is written as
OLDSMBSP. How is CONSIDER written in that
code?
(1) RMNBSFEJ (2) BNMRSFEJ
(3) RMNBJEFS (4) TOPDQDCH
(5) None of these
3. How many meaningful English words can be
made with the letters DLEI using each letter only
once in each word ?
(1) None (2) One (3) Two
(4) Three (5) More than three
4. Among A, B, C, D and E each having different
weight, D is heavier than only A and C is lighter
than B and E. Who among them is the heaviest ?
(1) B (2) E (3) C
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these
5. Each odd digit in the number 5263187 is
substituted by the next higher digit and each even
digit is substituted by the previous lower digit
and the digits so obtained are rearranged in
ascending order, which of the following will be
the, third digit from the left end after the
rearrangement ?
(1) 2 (2) 4 (3) 5
(4) 6 (5) None of these
6. Pratap corrrectly remembers that his mother’s
birthday is before twenty third April but after
Nineteenth April, whert as his sister correctly
remembers that their mother’s birthday is not on
or after twenty second April. On which day in
April is definitely their mother’s birthday ?
(1) Twentieth (2) Twenty-first
(3) Twentieth or twenty-first
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these
7. Ashok started walking towards South. After
walking 50 meters he took a right turn and
walked 30 meters. He then took a right turn and
walked 100 meters. He again took a right turn
and walked 30 meters and stopped. How far and
in which direction was he from the starting point?
(1) 50 meters South (2) 150 meters North
(3) 180 meters East (4) 50 meters North
(5) None of these
8. If’–‘ means ‘+’; ‘–’means ‘×’; ‘×’ means ‘÷’and
‘+’means ‘–’; then 15 – 8 × 6 + 12 + 4 = ?
(1) 20 (2) 28 (3)
4
8
7
(4) 2 3 (5) None of these
9. Town D is towards East of town F. Town B is
towards North of town D. Town H is towards
South of town B. Towards which direction is
town H from town F ?
(1) East (2) South-East
(3) North-East (4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

10. How many such pairs of letters are there in the
word SEARCHES each of which has as many
letters between them in the word as in the English
alphabet ?
(1) None (2) One (3) Two
(4) Three (5) More than three
Direction: In each of the questions below are given
four statements followed by four conclusions
numbered I, II, III 8s IV. You have to take the given
statements to be true even if they seem to be at given
conclusions logically follows from the given
statements disregarding commonly known facts.
11. Statements: All cups are bottles. Some bottles
are jugs. No jug is plate. Some plates are tables.
Conclusions:
I. Some tables are bottles.
II. Some plates are cups.
III. No table is bottle.
IV. Some jugs are cups.
(1) Only I follows (2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows (4) Only IV follows
(5) Only either I or III follows
12. Statements: Some chairs are handles. All
handles are pots. All pots are mats. Some mats
are buses.
Conclusions:
I. Some buses are handles.
II. Some mats are chairs.
III. No bus is handle.
IV. Some mats are handles.
(1) Only I, II and IV follow
(2) Only II, III and IV follow
(3) Only either I or III and II follow
(4) Only either I or III and IV follow
(5) Only either I or III and II and IV follow
13. Statements: All birds are horses. All horses are
tigers. Some tigers are lions. Some lions are
monkeys.
Conclusions:
I. Some tigers are horses.
II. Some monkeys are birds.
III. Some tigers are birds.
IV. Some monkeys are horses.
(1) Only I and III follow
(2) Only I, II and III follow
(3) Only II, III and IV follow
(4) All I, II, III and IV follow
(5) None of these
14. Statements: Some benches are walls. All walls
are houses. Some houses are jungles. All jungles
are roads.
Conclusions:
I. Some roads are benches.
II. Some jungles are walls.
III. Some houses are benches.
IV. Some roads are houses.
(1) Only land II follow
(2) Only I and III follow
(3) Only III and IV follow
(4) Only II, III and IV follow
(5) None of these
15. Statements: Some sticks are lamps. Some
flowers are lamps. Some lamps are dresses. All
dresses are shirts.
Conclusions:
I. Some shirts are sticks.
II. Some shirts are flowers.
III. Some flowers are sticks.
IV. Some dresses are sticks.
(1) None follows (2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows (4) Only III follows
(5) Only IV follows
Direction: Study the following information
carefully and answer the questions given below:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees
of an organization working in three departments viz.
Personnel, Administration and Marketing with not
more than three of them in any department. Each of
them has a different choice of sports from football,
cricket, volleyball, badminton, lawn tennis, basketball,
hockey and table tennis not necessarily in the same
order.
D works in Administration and does not like
either football or cricket. F works in Personnel with
only A who likes table tennis. Eand H do not work in
the same department as D. C likes hockey and does
not work in marketing. G does not work in
administration and does not like either cricket or
badminton. One of those who work in administration
likes football. The one who likes volleyball works in
personnel. None of those who work in administration
likes either badminton or lawn tennis. H does not like
cricket.
16.Which of the following groups of employees
work in Administration department ?
(1) EGH (2) AF (3) BCD
(4) BGD (5) Data inadequate
17. In which department does E work ?
(1) Personnel (2) Marketing
(3) Administration (4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these
18.Which of the following combinations of
employee-department-favourite sport is correct?
(1) E – Administration – Cricket
(2) F – Personnel – Lawn Tennis
(3) H – Marketing – Lawn Tennis
(4) B – Administration – Table Tennis
(5) None of these
19.What is E’s favourite sport ?
(1) Cricket (2) Badminton
(3) Basketball (4) Lawn Tennis
(5) None of these
20.What is G’s favourite sport ?
(1) Cricket (2) Badminton
(3) Basketball (4) Lawn Tennis
(5) None of these
Direction: In the following questions, the symbols
# and S are used with the following meaning as
illustrated below.
P $ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to ‘Q
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
P Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than
Q’.
‘P Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
Now in each of the following questions
assuming the given statements to be true, find which
of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below
them is/are definitely true and give your answer
accordingly.
21. Statements: H @ T, T # F, F E, E V
Conclusions: I. V $ F II. E @ T
III. H @ V IV. T # V
(1) Only I, II and III are true
(2) Only I, II and IV are true
(3) Only II, III and IV are true
(4) Only I, III and IV are true
(5) All I, II, III and IV are true
22. Statements: D#R, R K, K@F, F$J
Conclusions: I. J # R II. J # K
III. R # F IV. K @ D
(1) Only I, II and III are true
(2) Only II, III and IV are true
(3) Only I, III and IV are true
(4) All I, II, III and IV are true
(5) None of these
23. Statements: N B, B $ W, W # H, H M
Conclusions : I. M @ W II. H @ N
III. W S N IV. W# N
(1) Only I is true (2) Only III is true
(3) Only IV is true
(4) Only either III or IV is true
(5) Only either III or IV and I are true
24. Statements: R D, D $ J, J # M, M @ K
Conclusions: I. K # J II. D @ M
III. R # M
IV. D @ K
(1) None is true (2) Only I is true
(3) Only II is true (4) Only III is true
(5) Only IV is true
25. Statements: M $ K, K @ N, N R, R # W
Conclusions: I. W @ K II. M $ R
III. K @ W
IV. M @ N
(1) Only I and II are true
(2) Only I, II and III are true
(3) Only III and IV are true
(4) Only II, III and IV are true
(5) None of these
Direction: Study the following information
carefully and answer the questions given below
Following are the conditions for selecting Senior
Manager-Credit in a bank. The candidate must—
(i) be a graduate in any discipline with atleast 60
percent marks.
(ii) have post qualification work experience of at
least ten years in the Advances Section of a bank.
(iii) be at least 30 years and not more than 40 years
as on 1.4.2010. (iv) have secured at least 40
percent marks in the group discussion. (v) have
secured at least 50 percent marks in interview.
In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the
conditions EXCEPT—
(A) at (i) above but has secured at least 50 percent
marks in graduation and at least 60 percent marks
in post graduation in any discipline the case is
to be referred to the General Manager Advances.
(B) at (ii) above but has total post qualification work
experience of at least seven years out of which
at least three years as Manager-Credit in a bank,
the case is to be referred to Executive
Director.
In each question below details of one candidate
is given. You have to take one of the following
courses of action based on the information
provided and the conditions and sub-conditions
given above and mark the number of that course
of action as your answer. You are not to assume
anything other than the information provided in
each question. All these cases are given to you
as on 01.04.2010.
Give answer
(1) if the case is to be referred to Executive
Director.
(2) if the case is to be referred to General
Manager-Advances.
(3) if the data are inadequate to take a decision.
(4) if the candidate is not to be selected.
(5) if the candidate is to be selected.
26. Shobha Gupta has secured 50 percent marks in
the Interview and 40 percent marks in the Group
Discussion. She has been working for the past
eight years out of which four years as Manager-
Credit in a bank after completing her B. A. degree
with 60 percent marks. She was born on 12th
September 1978.
27. Rohan Maskare was born on 8th March 1974. He
has been working in a bank for the past twelve years
after completing his B.Com. degree with 70 percent
marks. He has secured 50 percent marks in both
the Group Discussion and the Interview.
28. Prakash Gokhale was born on 4th August 1977.
He has secured 65 percent marks in. post
graduation and 58 percent marks in graduation.
He has been working for the past ten years in
the Advances Department of a bank after
completing his post graduation. He has secured
45 percent marks in the Group Discussion and
50 percent marks in the Interview.
29. Sudha Mehrotra has been working in the
Advances department of a bank for the past
twelve years after completing her B.Com. degree
with 60 percent marks. She has secured 50
percent marks in the Group Discussion and 40
percent marks in the Interview. She was born on
15th February 1972.
30. Amit Narayan was born on 28th May 1974. He
has been working in the Advances department of a
bank for the past eleven years after completing his
B.Sc. degree with 65 percent marks. He has secured
55 percent marks in the Group discussion and 50
percent marks in the interview.
Direcion: In each question below is given a
statement followed by three courses of action
numbered (A), (B) and (C). A course of action is a
step or administrative decision to be taken for.
improvement, follow-up or 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 suggested courses of action
logically follow(s) for pursuing.
31. Statement : A heavy unseasonal downpour
during tho last two days has paralysed the,
normal life in the state in which five persons were
killed but this has provided a huge relief to the
problem of acute water crisis in the state.
Courses of action:
(A) The state government should set up a
committee to review the alarming situation.
(B) The state government should immediately
remove all the restrictions, on use of potable
water in all the major cities in the state.
(C) The state government should send relief
supplies to all the affected areas in the state.
(1) None (2) Only (A)
(3) Only (B) and (C) (4) Only (C)
(5) All (A), (B), (C)
32. Statement: A large private bank has decided to
retrench one-third of its employees in view of
the huge losses incurred by it during the past
three quarters.
Courses of action:
(A) The Govt. should issue a notification to
general public to immediately: stop all
transactions with the bank.
(B) The Govt. should direct the bank to refrain
from retrenching its employees.
(C) The Govt. should ask the central bank of the
country to initiate an enquiry into the bank’s
activities and submit its report.
(1) None (2) Only (A)
(3) Only (B) (4) Only (C)
(5) Only (A) and (C)
33. Statement: Many political activists have
decided to stage demonstrations and block traffic
movement in the city during peak hours to protest
against the steep rise in prices of essential
commodities.
Courses of action:
(A) The Govt. should immediately ban all forms
of agitations in the country.
(B) The police authority of the city should deploy
additional forces all over the city to help
traffic movement in the city.
(C) The state administration should carry out
preventive arrests of the known criminals
staying in the city.
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C) (4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) None of these
34. Statement: The school dropout rate in many
districts in the state has increased sharply during
the last few years as the parents of these children
make them work in the fields owned by others
to earn enough for them to get at least one meal
a day.
Courses of action:
(A) The Govt. should put up a mechanism to
provide foodgrains to the poor people in these
districts through public distribution system
to encourage the parents to send their wards
to school.
(B) The Govt. should close down some of these
schools in the district and deploy the teachers
of these schools to nearby schools and also
ask remaining students to join these schools.
(C) Govt. should issue arrest warrants for all the
parents who force their children to work in
fields instead of attending classes.
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C) (4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) None of these
35. Statement: One aspirant was killed due to
stampede while participating in a recruitment
drive of police constables.
Courses of action:
(A) The officials incharge of the recruitment
process should immediately be suspended.
(B) A team of officials should be asked to find
out the circumstances which led to the death
of the aspirant and submit its report within a
week.
(C) The Govt. should ask the home department
to stagger the number of aspirants over more
number of days to avoid such incidents in
future.
(1) Only (A) (2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C) (4) Only (B) and (C)
(5) None of these
36. Effect: Majority of the employees of the ailing
organization opted for voluntary retirement
scheme and left the organization with all their
retirement benefits within a fortnight of
launching the scheme.
Which of the following can be a probable cause
of the above effect ?
(1) The company has been making huge losses
for the past five years and is unable to pay
salaryto its employees in time.
(2) The management of the company made huge
personal gains through unlawful activities.
(3) One of the competitors of the company went
bankrupt last year.
(4) The company owns large tracts of land in the
state which will fetch huge sum to its owners.
(5) None of these
37. Statement: Most of the companies in IT and
ITES sectors in India have started hiring from
engineering college campuses this year and are
likely to recruit much more than yearly
recruitment of the earlier years.
Which of the following substantiates the facts
stated in the above statement ?
(1) IT and ITES are the only sectors in India
which are hiring from engineering college
campuses.
(2) Govt. has stepped up recruitment activities
after a gap of five years.
(3) The IT and ITES companies have now
decided to vi sit the engineering college
campuses for tier II cities in India as well.
(4) Availability of qualified engineers will
substantially in crease in the near future.
(5) None of these
38. Cause: The Govt. has recently increased its taxes
or, petrol and diesel by about 10 percent. Which
of the following can be a possible effect of the
above cause ?
(1) The petroleum companies will reduce the
prices of petrol and diesel by about 10
percent.
(3) The petroleum companies will increase the
prices of petrol and diesel by about 5 percent.
(4) The petrol pumps will stop selling petrol and
diesel till the taxes are rolled back by the govt.
(5) None of these
39. Statement : The Govt. has decided to instruct
the banks to open new branches in such a way
that there is one branch of any of the banks in
every village of population 1000 and above or a
cluster of villages with population less than 1000
to provide banking services to all the citizens.
Which of the following will weaken the step
taken by the Govt. ?
(1) The private sector banks in India have
stepped up their branch expansion activities
in rural India.
(2) Many Govt. owned banks have surplus
manpower in its urban branches.
(3) All the banks including those in private sector
will follow the govt. directive.
(4) Large number of branches of many Govt.
owned banks in the rural areas are making
huge losses every year due to lack of adequate
business activities.
(5) None of these
Direction: Study the following information
carefully and answer the questions given below.
The centre reportedly wants to continue
providing subsidy to consumers for cooking gas and
kerosene for five more years. This is not good news
from the point of view of reining in the fiscal deficit.
Mounting subventions for subsidies means diversion
of savings by the government from investment to
consumption, raising the cost of capital in the process.
The government must cut expenditure on subsidies
to create more fiscal space for investments in both
physical and social infrastructure. It should outline a
plan for comprehensive reform in major subsidies
including petroleum, food and fertilizers and set goal
posts.
40.Which of the following is a conclusion which
can be drawn from the facts stated in the above
paragraph ?
(1) Subsidy provided by the government under
various heads to the citizen increases the cost
of capital.
(2) Govt. is unable to withdraw subsidies
provided to various items.
(3) Govt. subsidy on kerosene is purely a
political decision.
(4) Govt. does not have enough resources to
continue providing subsidy on petroleum
products.
(5) None of these
41.Which of the following is an inference which
can be made from the facts stated in the above
paragraph ?
(1) India’s fiscal deficit is negligible in
(omparison to other emerging economies in
the world.
(2) Subsidy on food and fertilizers are essential
for growth of Indian economy.
(3) Reform in financial sector will weaken
India’s position in the international arena.
(4) Gradual withdrawal of subsidy is essential
for effectively managing fiscal deficit in
India.
(5) None of these
42.Which of the following is an assumption which
is implicit in the facts stated in the above
paragraph ?
(1) People in India may not be able to pay more
for petroleum products.
(2) Many people in India are rich enough to buy
petroleum products at market cost.
(3) Govt. may not be able to create more
infrastructural facilities if the present level
of subsidy continues for a longer time.
(4) Govt. of India has sought assistance from
international financial organizations for its
infrastructural projects
(5) None of these

Direcion: Study the following information carefully
and answer the questions given below.
Poverty measurement is an unsettled issue, both
conceptually and methodologically. Since poverty is
a process as well as an outcome; many come out of it
while others may be falling into it. The net effect of
these two parallel processes is a proportion commonly
identified as the ‘head count ratio’, but these ratios
hide the fundamental dynamism that characterizes
poverty in practice. The most recent poverty
reestimates by an expert group has also missed the
crucial dynamism. In a study conducted on 13,000
households which represented the crucial dynamism.
In a study conducted on 13,000 households which
represented the entire country in 1993-94 and again
on 2004-05, it was found that in the ten-year period
18.2% rural population moved out of poverty whereas
another 22.1 % fell into it over this period. This net
increase of about four percentage points was seen to
have a considerable variation across states and
regions.
43.Which of the following is a conclusion which
can be drawn from the facts stated in the above
paragraph ?
(1) Accurate estimates of number of people
living below poverty line in India is possible
to be made.
(2) Many expert groups in India are not
interested to measure poverty objectively.
(3) Process of poverty measurement needs to
take into account various factors to tackle its
dynamic nature.
(4) People living below poverty line remain in
that position for a very long time.
(5) None of these
44.Which of the following is an assumption which
is implicit in the facts stated in the above
paragraph ?
(1) It may not be possible to have an accurate
poverty measurement in India.
(2) Level of poverty in India is static over the
years.
(3) Researchers avoid making conclusions on
poverty measurement data in India.
(4) Govt. of India has a mechanism to measure
level of poverty effectively and accurately.
(5) None of these
45.Which of the following is an inference which
can be made from the facts stated in the above
paragraph ?
(1) Poverty measurement tools in India are
outdated.
(2) Increase in number of persons falling into
poverty varies considerably across the
country over a period of time.
(3) Govt. of India has stopped measuring poverty
related studies.
(4) People living in rural areas are more
susceptible to fall into poverty over the time.
(5) None of these

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