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:
Ten friends are sitting in two parallel rows containing five people each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1 – A, B, C, D, and E are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing south. In row 2 – P, Q, R, S and T are seated (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. All of them belong to different states like Bihar, Punjab, Kerela, Odisha, Tripura, Manipur, Assam, Rajasthan, Gujrat, and Nagaland but not necessarily in the same order.

A sits third to left of one who belongs to Punjab.Either A or one who belongs to Punjab sits on the extreme end of the row. Immediate neighbor of A faces T, who belongs toTripura. Only one person sits between T and Q, who belongs to Odisha. Q does not sit any extreme end of the row. E belongs toBihar and faces Q. Immediate neighbor of Q faces the person who belongs to Kerela. There are two persons sit between B and the person who belongs to Kerela. R belongs to Gujrat and faces B. Immediate neighbor of C faces the person who belongs toNagaland. Immediate neighbor of Q does not face the person who belongs toManipur. P belongstoAssam.

Q1.Who sit at the extreme ends of the row?
(a) B,C,R,S
(b) B,C,P,Q
(c) T,R,B,C
(d) T,R,E,A
(e) R,C,D,T

Q2. D belongs towhich of the following state?
(a) Bihar
(b) Tripura
(c) Punjab
(d) Rajasthan
(e) Manipur

Q3. B faces which of the following person?
(a) P
(b) R
(c) Q
(d) S
(e) T

Q4. Which of the following information is NOT true regarding D?
(a) D is immediate neighbor of B.
(b) D sits second to left of E.
(c) D sits second to right of A.
(d) D faces P
(e) D belongs toRajasthan

Q5. Who belongs to Kerela?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) P
(e) Q

Directions (6 - 10): In the following questions, Î´, @, ©, % and ⋆ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below.
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’
‘P ⋆ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’
‘P Î´ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true and give answer accordingly.

Q6.Statements:
D Î´ T, T @ R, R © M, M % K
Conclusions:
I. R @ D
II. R % D
III. K ⋆ T
IV. M Î´ T
(a) Either I or II is true
(b) III and IV are true
(c) Either I or II and III are true
(d) Either I or II and IV are true
(e) Either I or II and III and IV are true

Q7. Statements:
J @ F, F Î´ N, N % H, H © G
Conclusions
I. G ⋆ N
III. F ⋆ J
IV. J Î´ G
(a) I and II are true
(b) I, II and III are true
(c) II, III and IV are true
(d) All are true
(e) None of these

Q8. Statements:
R ⋆ K, K % D, D @ V, V Î´ M
Conclusions:
I. R ⋆ D
II. V ⋆ R
III. D @ M
IV. M % D
(a) None is true
(b) Only III is true
(c) Only IV is true
(d) Either III or IV is true
(e) Either III or IV and II are true

Q9. Statements:
B © T, T ⋆ R, R % F, F @ K
Conclusions:
I. B % R
II. F ⋆ T
III. R % K
IV. K ⋆ T
(a) None is true
(b) Only I is true
(c) Only II is true
(d) Only III is true
(e) Only IV is true

Q10. Statement:
F % N, N © W, W Î´ Y, Y ⋆ T
Conclusions:
I. F % W
II. T % N
III. N % Y
IV. T % W
(a) I and III are true
(b) I and IV are true
(c) I, II and IV are true
(d) I, II are true
(e) None of the above

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions below is given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q11. Statements:
Some stones are rocks.
All rocks are brick.
Some brick are marble.
All hills are marble.
Conclusions
I. Some stones are marble
II. Some hills are brick
III. Some brick are stones
IV. All marble are hills
(a) None follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) II and III follow
(d) Only III follows
(e) None of these

Q12. Statements:
All arrows are bows.
All bows are swords.
Some swords are gun.
All gun are knives.
Conclusions
I. All knives are bows
II. Some swords are knives
III. all bows are arrows
IV. All arrows are swords
(a) Only II follows
(b) II and IV follow
(c) III and IV follow
(d) I and III follow
(e) None of these

Q13. Statements:
Some pianos are violins.
Some violins are drums.
All drums are song.
No song is a flute.
Conclusions
I. Some song are pianos
II. Some drums are flutes
III. Some pianos are drums
IV. No flute is a drum
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Either II or IV follows
(d) Only IV follows
(e) None of these

Q14. Statements:
Some air are tree.
All tree are green.
All green are kites.
All kites are ball.
Conclusions
I. Some tree are ball
II. All kites are air
III. All ball are green
IV. All tree are kites.
(a) Only IV frollows
(b) Either II or III follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only I follows
(e) None of these

Q15. Statements:
All kings are queen.
All soldiers are queen.
All senators are queen.
Some senators are soldiers.
Conclusions:
I. Some senators are kings
II. All queen are soldiers
III. Some queen are senators
IV. Some soldiers are kings
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only II and III follow
(e) Only III follows

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