Reasoning is a game of wits and presence of mind! Yes, it is true and it might seem as the greatest of the challenge after English Section’s surprises but yet this one can easily be dealt with. You just need correct practice and hardwire your brain to quickly make decisions of what to attempt and what to leave. Practice with these new pattern reasoning questions for SBI PO Mains 2017 exam.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
There are eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at the four corners of the square table while four sit in the middle of each of four sides. The one who sits at the four corners face the center and those who sit in the middle of the sides face outward. Each of them likes different colour, viz Red, Green, Violet, Black, White, Pink, Blue and Orange.
F sits third to left of the one who likes Green. The one who likes Green faces outward. Only two friends sit between F and A. The one who likes Red sits on the immediate right of A. The one who likes White sits second to right of B, who is not immediate neighbor of A or F.B does not like Green. Only one friend sits between H and one who likes White. E sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Black. B does not like Black. D likes Violet but he is not immediate neighbor of H. The one who likes Orange is an immediate neighbor of D. The one who likes Pink is an immediate neighbor of C. C is an immediate neighbor of both E and the one who likes Orange.

Q1. Who among following likes Pink colour?
(a) E
(b) A
(c) H
(d) G
(e) F

Q2. Who among following sits opposite to D?
(a) G
(b) F
(c) C
(d) B
(e) A

Q3. Who among following sits second to right of D?
(a) A
(b) E
(c) C
(d) B
(e) G

Q4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
(a) A
(b) H
(c) B
(d) E
(e) F

Q5. Who among following sits diagonally opposite to H ?
(a) E
(b) B
(c) F
(d) A
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Each of the following questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient in answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data in either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II are together necessary to answer the question.

Q6. Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the center. Who is opposite to A?
I. D sits second to right of F and opposite to E. A is an immediate neighbor of B and C.
II. G sits third to right of E, who sits second to right of A.

Q7. Who among D, E, F, G, H and J got the highest marks in an exam?
I. D’s marks was more than G and J and E’s marks was less than that of F.
II. E scored less than G. J scored more than G and H. No one scored marks between F and G or F and H.

Q8. Among V, W, X, Y and Z, seated in a straight line facing south, who sits at the extreme end of the row?
I. W sits second to right of V. Z is not immediate neighbor of Y.
II. V sits third to left of Y. W sits on the immediate right of X.

Q9. How is S related to E ?
I. W is father of X and P is grandson of E, who is wife of W.
II. G is mother of S and daughter in law of W.

Q10. Among five friends P, Q, R, S and T having different heights, who is the tallest?
I. R is taller than only one friend. Only one friend is taller than T. P is not shortest.
II. R is shorter than three persons. Only one person is taller than T. P is  neither the tallest nor the shortest in the group. Q is the shortest in group.

Directions (11-15): Study the given information and answer the questions:
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement.
Input:   ways 46 to 26 deal 32 with 72 shortage 81
Step I:    32 shortage ways 46 to deal 26 with 72 81
Step II:   81 with 32 shortage ways 46 to deal 26 72
Step III:  26 deal 81 with 32 shortage ways 46 to 72
Step IV:  72 to 26 deal 81 with 32 shortage ways 46
Step V:   46 ways 72 to 26 deal 81 with 32 shortage

And Step V is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: there 39 year 45 action 26 agenda 51 is 71

Q11. In which step the elements ‘year 45 is’ found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step V
(e)None of these

Q12. In step V, which of the following words would be at 3rd position to the left of 4th from the right end?
(a) year
(b) 45
(c) is
(d) 39
(e) action

Q13. How many step required to complete the above arrangement?
(a) Four
(b) Seven
(c) Five
(d) Six
(e) None of these

Q14. Which of the following would be the step III after arrangement?
(a) 26 action 71 three 51 agenda 39 year 45 is
(b) 26 action 71 three  agenda 39 year 45 is 51
(c) 26 action 71 three 51 agenda  year 45 is 39
(d) 26 action 71 three 51 agenda 39 year  is 45
(e) None of these

Q15. In step IV, ‘45’ is related to ‘is’ and ‘year’ is related to ‘39’. In the same way ‘26’ is related to?
(a) action
(b) 71
(c) three
(d) 51
(e) agenda

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