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 question for SBI PO Mains Exam.

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions below, consist a question and three statements numbered I, II and III. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.
(a) If the data in statement I and II together are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement III are not required to answer the question.
(b) If the data in statement I and III together are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II are not required to answer the question.
(c) If the data in statement II and III are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I are not required to answer the question.
(d) If the data in all three statements I, II and III together are necessary to answer the question.
(e) If the data in all the statements, I, II and III even together are not sufficient to answer the question.

Q1. What is the code for ‘soaring’ in a certain code language?
Statements:
I. In a certain code language ‘soaring your business’ is coded as ‘sx vc fx’ and ‘mind your language’ is coded as ‘wx qc sx’.
II. In a certain code language ‘soaring fast and win’ is coded as ‘lv fx wm tz’ and ‘go and move fast’ is coded as ‘tz mc lx wm’
III. In a certain code language ‘move your legs’ is coded as ‘lx sx ty’ and ‘legs go on’ is coded as ‘rc ty mc’

Q2. Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing to the center of the table. How many students are sitting between C and F?
Statements:
I. A is seated second to the right of H, who is seated third to the right of D. G is seated immediate left of F.
II. C is seated third to the right of A and is not near to E. F is seated second to the right B.
III. D is seated second to the left of E and is third to right of G. C is an immediate neighbor of H.

Q3. Point A is in which direction with respect to B ?
Statements:
I. Point S is to the west of point T, which is in south of point B. Point A is to the north of point S.
II. Point B is to the east of point V, which is the south of point T. Point U is to the south of point B.
III. Point X is to the west of point A, which is to the south of point V.

Q4. Among eight friends A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S, who is sitting between B and R? (It is given that all the friends are sitting around circular table facing outside the center of the table).
Statements:
I. P is seated immediate right of D and third to the right of R, who sits adjacent to C .
II. S is seated third to the left of D, who is not near to A.
III. Q is seated third to the left of A, who is second to the right of B, who is not near to C.

Q5. Who among following is highest in six members family? (six members A, B, C, D, E and F are of different height)
Statements:
I. A is taller than only C and D. F is taller than B.
II. B is smaller than E while D is taller than A and F.
III. C is taller than E but smaller than D. F is taller than two persons.

Directions (6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons in each. In row 1, P, Q R, S, and T are sitting and all of them are facing south. In row 2, A, B, C, D, and E are sitting and all of them are facing north. In the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them is going to watch different movie viz. Bahubali, Alien, Half Girlfriend, Radha, Posto, Dino Planet, Lahoriye, Sarkar, Rosetta, and Smurfs but not necessarily in the same order.
There are two persons sitting between the person who is going to watch Bahubali who sits at an extreme end, and T. A, who sits middle of the row, and not an immediate neighbour of B, who is not going to watch Smurfs. E is sitting at an extreme end of the row. T is going to watch Posto , sits on the immediate right of the person who is going to watch Alien and faces the immediate neighhour of B. R does not sit at the extreme left end of the row. A does not watch Rosetta. There is only one person between Q and S, who is going to watch Bahubali. D is going to watch Dino Planet, is an immediate neighbour of the person is going to watch Smurfs and does not face the person who is going to watch Half Girlfriend. C, who is going to watch Radha, is an immediate neighbour of the person who is going to watch Rosetta, who in turn faces the immediate neighbour of the person who is going to watch Posto. There are two persons between the person who is going to watch Lahoriye and the person who is going to watch Half Girlfriend. R does not watch Lahoriye. E does not watch Sarkar.

Q6. Who among following sit at the extreme end of the line?
(a) R,C
(b) S,A
(c) Q,B
(d) E,T
(e) B,S

Q7. The immediate neighbor of A faces whom among the following?
(a) The person who who is going to watch Bahubali
(b) The person who who is going to watch Half Girlfriend
(c) The person who is going to watch Lahoriye.
(d) The person who who is going to watch Rosetta.
(e) Can't be determined

Q8.Who among the following sits diagonally opposite to R?
(a) E-Smurfs
(b) D-Dino Planet
(d) E-Rosetta
(e) None of these

Q9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions and so form a group. Which of the following is different from the group?
(a) T
(b) Q
(c) A
(d) P
(e) D

Q10. Which of the following statements is/are definitely false?
(a) P-Lahoriye
(b) E-Smurfs
(c) T-Posto
(e) All are true

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Following are the conditions for selecting Personnel Manager in an organisation:
The candidate must
(i) be a graduate with at least 50 percent marks.
(ii) have a postgraduate degree/diploma in Personnel Management/HR with at least 60 percent marks.
(iii) not be more than 35 years as on 1.6.2009.
(iv) have post-qualification work experience of at least five years in the Personnel/HR Division of an organisation.
(v) have secured at least 45 percent marks in the selection process.
In ‘the case of a candidate who satisfies all the conditions
EXCEPT–
(A) at (iii) above, but has post-qualification work experience of at least ten years, the case is to be referred to the Director-Personnel.
(B) at (iv) above, but has post-qualification work experience as Deputy Personnel Manager of at least three years, the case is to be referred to President-Personnel.
In each question below are given details of one candidate. 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 1.6.2009.
(a) if the candidate is to be selected.
(b) if the candidate is not to be selected.
(c) if the information provided is inadequate to take a decision.
(d) if the case is to be referred to the Director-Personnel.
(e) if the case is to be referred to the President-Personnel.

Q11. Shazia was born on 6th March 1978. She has been working as Deputy Personnel Manager in an organization for the past four years after completing her postgraduate diploma in HR with 68 percent marks. She has secured 50 percent marks in both graduation and selection process.

Q12. Aamir Khan was born on 5th January 1976. He has been working for the past five years in the personnel deptt. of an organisation after completing his postgraduate diploma in personnel management with 64 percent marks. He has secured 40 percent marks in the selection process and 52 percent marks in graduation.

Q13. Saif Ahmed has been working in the personnel department of an organisation for the past six years. He was born on 7th November 1977. He has secured 60 percent marks in postgraduate degree in personnel management. He has also secured 55 percent marks in both graduation and selection process.

Q14. Imran Malik has been working for the past five years in the HR Depth. Of an organisation after completing his postgraduate diploma is HR with 62 percent marks. He has secured 50 percent marks in both graduation and selection process. He was born on 29th May 1974.

Q15. Sofia has secured 52 percent marks in graduation and 62 percent marks in postgraduate degree in personnel management. She has also secured 48 percent marks in the selection process. She has been working for the past-seven years in the personnel department on an organisation after completing her postgraduate degree. She was born on 8th June 1974.