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 following information carefully and answer the question given below:
Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H will have to attend the seminar in the months of July and August but not necessarily in the same order. In each month, the seminar will conduct on dates 7th, 13th, 19th and 25th of the month. Only one student will attend the seminar on these given dates. A will attend the seminar on either 19th July or 19th August. There are exactly two students will attend the seminar between the date on which A and H attend the seminar. There is exactly one student will attend the seminar between the date on which H and B attend the seminar. There are two students will attend the seminar between the date on which B and G attend the seminar. There is exactly one student will attend the seminar between the date on which G and C attend the seminar. D will not attend the seminar on either 7th of July or 7th of August. There are exactly two students will attend the seminar between the date on which D and F attend the seminar. E will not attend the seminar on 25 August and F will not attend on 7 August.

Q1.Who among following will attend the seminar on 13th July?
(a) F
(b) E
(c) A
(d) D
(e) B

Q2. How many students will attend the seminar between D and G?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) More than three
(e) None of these

Q3. Who among following will attend the seminar on 25th of August ?
(a) E
(b) A
(c) D
(d) B
(e) C

Q4. If E is related to C and A is related to B, in the same way F is related to?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) H
(e) G

Q5. C will attend the seminar on which of the following dates?
(a) 13th July
(b) 25th July
(c) 19th August
(d) 25th August
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): In each of these questions the symbols @, #, \$, % and ⋆ are used with different meanings as follows.
I. ‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
II. ‘P # Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
III. ‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor greater than Q’.
IV. ‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
V. ‘P ⋆ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
In each question, four statements showing relationships have been given, which are followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. Assuming that the given statements are true, find out which conclusion(s) is/are definitely true.

Q6.Statement:
L # T, T⋆D, D @ H, H \$ K
Conclusions:
I. K ⋆ D
II. K # D
III. L ⋆ D
IV. K \$ L
(a) I and III are true
(b) II and III are true
(c) III and IV are true
(d) I and II are true
(e) None of the above

Q7. Statements:
E \$F, F @ I, I % K, L ⋆ K
Conclusions
I. E @ I
II. L ⋆ F
III. F % K
IV. E % K
(a) None is true
(b) I and II are true
(c) II and III are true
(d) I, II and III are true
(e) All are true

Q8. Statement:
R @ J, J⋆ F, F # M, M % V
Conclusions:
I. J % V
II. R @ M
III. J # V
IV. R ⋆ M
(a) Either I or III is true
(b) Either II or IV is true
(c) II and III are true
(d) Either I or III and either II or IV are true
(e) None of the above

Q9. Statement:
V % W, W # Z, Z @ T, T \$ H
Conclusions
I. Z % H
II. V @ Z
III. V ⋆ Z
IV. W \$ T
(a) Either II or III is true
(b) Only I is true
(c) Only IV is true
(d) I and II are true
(e) None of the above

Q10. Statements:
H % L, L @ Q, Q ⋆ R, R # N
Conclusions
I. H @ Q
II. H % Q
III. N @ Q
IV. N % Q
(a) I and III are true
(b) II and III are true
(c) II and IV are true
(d) All are true
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Following are the conditions for selecting Management Trainee in an organization
The candidate must
(i) be a graduate with at least 60 percent marks.
(ii) be not less than 21 yr and not more than 28 yr as on 1.1.2010.
(iii) be ready to pay Rs. 50000 as security deposit.
(iv) have secured at least 40 percent marks in the selection examination.
(v) have secured at least 50 percent marks in personal interview.
In the case of a candidate who was satisfied all the above conditions except.
1. at (i) above, but has secured at least 65 percent marks in the post-graduation, the case is to be referred to GM-personnel.
2. at (iii) above, but is ready to sign a bond for one year, the case is to be referred to ED-personnel.
In each question below, are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the following course of actions, 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 are on 1.1.2010.
(a) If the data provided is not adequate to take a decision
(b) If the candidate is to be selected
(c) If the candidate is not to be selected
(d) If the case is to be referred to the GM-Personnel
(e) If the case is to be referred to the ED-personnel.

Q11. Ankur has secured 52 percent marks in the personal interview and 40 percent marks in the selection examination. He can pay Rs. 25000 as security deposit. Alternatively, he can sign a bond of one year. He was born on 3rd December, 1984. He has secured 63 percent marks in graduation.

Q12. Sharwan was born on 8th June, 1987. He has secured 55 percent marks in both the selection examination and the personal interviews. He can pay the security deposit of Rs. 50000. He has secured 68 percent marks in post-graduation and 59 percent marks in graduation.

Q13. Anamika has secured 62 percent marks in graduation and 52 percent marks in the personal interview. She was born on 12th July, 1983. She is ready to pay the security deposit of Rs. 50000. She has secured 46 percent marks in the selection examination.

Q14. Suruchi was born on 15th May, 1985. She has secured 65 percent marks in graduation and 70 percent marks in post-graduation. She is ready to pay Rs. 50000 as security deposit. She has also secured 45 percent marks in the selection examination.

Q15. Shubham was born on 15th march, 1984. He has secured 58 percent marks in graduation and 63 percent marks in post-graduation. He has secured 50 percent marks in both selection examination and personal interview. He is ready to pay security of Rs. 50000.

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