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 NICL AO Mains Exam.

Directions (1-5): Study the information and answer the given questions:

There are seven people A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. They all were born in different years viz. 1947, 1952, 1960, 1968, 1982, 1990 and 1997 but not necessarily in same order. But the date and month of birth of all these persons are same. The calculation is done with respect to the present year 2017 and assuming months and date to be same. G’s age is in multiple of 5.The difference of age between A and D is double the difference of age between B and C. C was born in the even number of year. D is younger than A. G does not the oldest person. The age of F is exactly double the age of one of them. A does not born in 1960.

Q1. E borns in which of the following year?
(a) 1947
(b) 1952
(c) 1960
(d) 1990
(e) None of these

Q2.How many people are younger than E?
(a) Four
(b) Three
(c) Two
(d) One
(e) Five

Q3.What is the age of D?
(a) 49
(b) 35
(c) 27
(d) 20
(e) None of these.

Q4. What will be the age of C after three years from now?
(a) 30year
(b) 23year
(c) 68year
(d) 60year
(e) None of these

Q5.Who among the following is six youngest?
(a) F
(b) G
(c) D
(d) C
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the given information and answer the questions:

When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and its rearrangement.
Input:  polar 21 sun 55 orbit 43 before 28 launch 37 of 62
Step I: orbit 62 polar 21 sun 55 43 before 28 launch 37 of
Step II: polar 55 orbit 62 21 sun 43before 28 launch 37 of
Step III: sun 43 polar 55 orbit 62 21before 28 launch 37 of
Step IV: launch 37 sun 43 polar 55 orbit 62 21 before 28 of
Step V: of 28 launch 37 sun 43 polar 55 orbit 62 21 before
Step VI:  before 21of 28 launch 37 sun 43 polar 55 orbit 62

Step V is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.
As per the rule followed in the given steps find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input:  final26 after 18 the 46 launch 91 and 41 minutes 53
Q6.In which step the elements ’18 the launch’ found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step IV
(c) Step V
(d) Step III
(e) Step VI

Q7. Which of the following number is fourth from left end in Step V?
(a) 26
(b) 41
(c) 46
(d) 91
(e) None of these

Q8.In stepIV, ‘launch’ is related to ‘final’ and ‘41’ is related to ‘46’. In the same way ‘final’ is related to?
(a) after
(b) 53
(c) 91
(d) 18
(e) None of these

Q9. Which element is exactly between ‘26’ and ‘41’ in Step VI?
(a) minutes
(b) the
(c) 18
(d) and
(e) None of these

Q10.Which of the following is the second step of the arrangement based on the given input?
(a) after 91 minutes 53 final 26 18 the 46 launch and 41
(b) after 53 minutes 91 final 26 18 the 46 launch and 41
(c) after 53 minutes 91 final 18 26 the 46 launch and 41
(d) after 53 minutes 91 final 41 18 the 46 launch and 26
(e) None of these

Directions (11-12): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. 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.
(a) if only I follows.
(b) if only II follows.
(c) if either I or II follows.
(d) if neither I nor II follows.
(e) if both I and II follow.

Q11. Statements: Expensive clothes and accessories are becoming a growing need among college going teenage children.
Courses of action
I. Colleges should introduce a dress code.
II. Children should be counseled emphasizing the importance of many other things.

Q12. Statements: With the onset of monsoon all the hospitals are getting increased number of patients due to various epidemics.
Courses of action
I. Civic authorities should educate the public the need for observing minimum required hygiene.
II. Civic authorities should make arrangements to equip the hospitals with required medicines and other facilities.

Directions (13-15): Below in each question are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
(a) if statement I is the cause and statement II is the effect.
(b) if statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(c) if both the statements I and II are independent causes.
(d) if both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
(e) if both the statements are effects of some common cause.

Q13.
(I) Recently the government has established a bamboo innovation studio and allied workshops in Agartala.
(II) There has been witnessed a radical change in the choices of people using bamboo as an alternative to timber and steel.

Q14.
(I) Recently Supreme Court has directed banning of taking alcohol in public places.
(II) The railways have decided to ban taking alcohol in trains, railway stations and all railway offices saying any violation would attract a fine of Rs 100.

Q15.
(I) Mr Kumble resigned from the post of coach of Indian cricket team.
(II) BCCI is looking for a foreign coach for Indian cricket team.

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