*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.*

**Reasoning is a game of wits and presence of mind!****Practice with these new pattern reasoning question for NICL AO Mains Exam.**

*Directions (1-5): Study the information carefully and answer the questions given below.*
Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H are sitting in a row facing north but not necessary in the same order. No two successive students are sitting together according to alphabetical order. For Example :A does not sit with B; similarly, B does not sit with C and so on.

They also like different sports like Hockey, Badminton, Swimming, Chess, Football, Volleyball, Tennis, and Cricket but not necessary in the same order. Either D or B sits at the extreme end of the row. A likes cricket and sits second from the left end of the row. D sits third to left of one who likes Tennis. B sits third to left of G, who likes Volleyball. G does not sit the extreme end of the line. The one who likes football sits second to left of F. E does not sit any of the extreme end of the line. One of the immediate neighbors of B likes Chess. F does not like Chess. The one who likes Swimming sits second to right of one who likes Hockey.

**Q1. Which of the following student is sitting third to the right of one who likes Chess?**

(a) E

(b) G

(c) C

(d) B

(e) F

**Q2. How many students sit between D and E?**

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) More than three

(e) None of these

**Q3. D likes which of the following sports?**

(a) Football

(b) Swimming

(c) Hockey

(d) Chess

(e) None of these

**Q4. Who among following sits immediate left of B?**

(a) A

(b) The one who likes Swimming

(c) H

(d) The one who likes Volleyball.

(e) F

**Q5. Who among following likes Chess?**

(a) D

(b) A

(c) F

(d) B

(e) H

*Directions (6-9): Study the information carefully answers the questions given below.*
@ means either hour hand or minute hand is at 7

# means either hour hand or minute hand is at 5

$ means either hour hand or minute hand is at 2

% means either hour hand or minute hand is at 11

& means either hour hand or minute hand is at 4

* means either hour hand or minute hand is at 6

Note: If two symbols are given then consider by default the first symbol as hour hand and the second symbol as minute hand. And all time are consider at AM.

For Example: %$= 11:10 AM

**Q6. If Siddhartha takes 25 minute to reach his office and his office starts at @* then at what time should he leave to reach the station 10 minute earlier?**

(a) *@

(b) %*

(c) @%

(d) *%

(e) None of these

**Q7. $% represents which of the time?**

(a) 2:11 AM

(b) 11:10 AM

(c) 2:55 AM

(d) 6:55 AM

(e) None of these

**Q8. A person has to attend the meeting which is scheduled at ‘%$’. If It takes the person to 3 hours and 15 minutes to reach the place for meeting then at what time should he have to leave from his current position to reach the meeting on time?**

(a) %@

(b) @$

(c) @#

(d) @%

(e) None of these

**Q9. If Suheldev express departure from Janupur junction railway station at 8am and Siddhartha needs 1 hour to reach railway station from his home. Then at what time must Siddhartha leaves from his home to reach station 5 minute before?**

(a) *%

(b) *$

(c) *#

(d) %*

(e) None of these

*Directions (10-11): Each of the following questions consists of six statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the options that indicate a combination where the third statement can be logically deduced from the first two statements and that option will be your answer.***Q10.**

i. Some air is tree.

ii. All tree is green.

iii. No green is carbon

iv. Some carbon are tree

v. All tree are blue.

vi. Some blue are air.

(a)[ ii, iii, iv]

(b)[ vi, i, v]

(c)[ iv, ii, iii]

(d)[ iv, iii, ii]

(e)None is correct

**Q11.**

i. Some time is tide.

ii. Some sky is mobile.

iii. No mobile is watch.

iv. Some river is time.

v. Some watch is time.

vi. All tide is river.

(a)[ i, v, iii]

(b)[ v, iv, vi]

(c)[ i, vi, iv]

(d)[ iv, vi, i]

(e)None is correct

*Directions (12-15): Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions.*
An input-output is given in different steps. Some mathematical operations are done in each step. No mathematical operation is repeated in next step but it can be repeated with some other mathematical operation (as multiplication can be used with subtraction in step 1 and same can be used with addition in step 2)

As per the rules followed in the steps given above, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

**Q12. Find the addition of the two numbers obtained in step II?**
(a) 36

(b) 53

(c) 56

(d) 43

(e) None of these

**Q13. Find the difference between the sum of numbers which obtained in 1st step and sum of numbers obtained in all other steps?**

(a) 43

(b) 41

(c) 56

(d) 69

(e) None of these

**Q14. Find the multiplication of the numbers obtained in step III?**

(a) 686

(b) 698

(c) 524

(d) 588

(e) None of these

**Q15. If one(1) is added to the number obtained in Step IV, then find the square root of that number so obtained?**

(a) 5

(b) 6

(c) 7

(d) 8

(e) 4

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