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 NABARD Grade A Exam.

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.

Q1. Which chair amongst L, K, J, M and O is the heaviest?
(i) Chair K is heavier than J and M. Chair O is heavier than only chair L.
(ii) Only three Chairs are lighter than J. The weight of chair K is 50 kg, which is 2 kg more than Chair J.
(iii)Chair J is lighter than only one chair. Chair O is lighter than chair K and heavier than chair L. Chair M is not the lightest or heaviest chair among them.
(a)Only I and III are sufficient
(b)Only II and III are sufficient
(c)Either I or II or III alone is sufficient
(d)All I, II and III together are sufficient
(e)None of these

Q2. In a college, five different subjects, viz Finance, Marketing, Accounts, Economics and Entrepreneurship, are taught on five different days of the same week, starting from Monday and ending on Friday. Is Marketing taught on Wednesday?
(i) Two subjects are taught between Economics and Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is taught before Economics. Marketing is taught on the day immediately next to the day when Finance is taught. Accounts is not taught on Friday.
(ii) Three lectures are scheduled between the lectures of Accounts and Economics. Entrepreneurship is taught immediately before Finance.
(iii) Economics is not taught on Wednesday.
(a)Only I is sufficient
(b)Only II and III are sufficient
(c)Either I or II or III is sufficient
(d)All I, II and III are sufficient
(e)None of these

Q3. There are six letters A, E, O, R, G and N. Is ‘ORANGE’ the word formed after performing the following operations using these six letters only? (Considering letters facing in the North direction)
Statement: I. G is placed third to the right of R, which is immediate left to A.
II. E is placed second to the right of N. The word begins with O.
III. E is placed third to the right of A.
(a)Only I and III are sufficient
(b)Only II and III are sufficient
(c)Only II and I are sufficient
(d)All I, II and III are sufficient
(e)None of these

Q4. Among S, T, U, V and W who has got the third lowest mark?
I. S has got 1 mark less than T and has got greater marks than W.
II. U and V have got greater marks than S.
(a) If statements I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) If statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but statement I alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) If statement either I or II is sufficient to answer the question.
(d) If both the statements I and II taken together are not sufficient to answer the questions.
(e) If both the statements I and II taken together are sufficient to answer the questions.

Q5.How is B related to A?
I. C is daughter of B and also mother of D.
II. E is brother of C and A is the wife of D.
(a) If statements I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) If statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but statement I alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) If statement either I or II is sufficient to answer the question.
(d) If both the statements I and II taken together are not sufficient to answer the questions.
(e) If both the statements I and II taken together are sufficient to answer the questions.

Directions (6-10): Study the information given below and answer the given questions.
N, O, K, L, M, Y, X, R and S nine students who are pursuing MBA live on the different floor of a hostel but not necessarily in the same order. The Hostel has nine floors and only one person stays on one floor. All of them likes different topic of their course, i.e. Economics, Marketing, Leadership, Finance, Accounts, Management, Banking, Balance sheet and Entrepreneurship, but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 9. Each of them lives on different number room from 1 to 9.
R likes Finance and stays on an even-numbered floor. N stays on any even-numbered floor below the floor on which R stays. There are only two persons who have consecutive room numbers and stays on the floor immediately next to each other. The one who likes Balance sheet stays on the fourth floor. The one who stays on top floor is living on an even numbered room. The floor number of Y is the same as the room number of K. M stays on the second floor and likes Leadership. The one who likes Entrepreneurship stays on the third floor. N does not like Management. There are only four persons staying between the one who likes Accounts and the one who likes Marketing. There are two floors between the floors on which the persons who like Banking and Finance stay. K likes Marketing. There are three floors between the floors on which K and X stay. The room number of M is the same as the floor number of the one living immediately above him. S lives room no. 6 and N lives room no. 9 and the one having same room and floor number does not stay between them. L stays on a floor immediately above S’s floor. Only one person has the same floor number and room number and he does not stay on an odd numbered floor.There is one floor between the floors on which Y and X stay. Y does not like Entrepreneurship. The one who likes Economics stays on the topmost floor. Y does not stay on the ground floor. Room number of O is greater than both X and L.

Q6. Who amongst the following person likes Management?
(a) L
(b) S
(c) X
(d) Y
(e) None of these

Q7. Which amongst the following persons lives on room no. 2 ?
(a) Y
(b) X
(c) L
(d) Either X or L
(e) None of these

Q8. N likes which of the following topic?
(a) Balance sheet
(b) Entrepreneurship
(c) Accounts
(d) Economics
(e) None of these

Q9. Who among the following persons have the same room number and floor number?
(a) N
(b) S
(c) R
(d) M
(e) O

Q10. How many floors are there between the floor on which S stays and the floor on which K stays?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) None
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Directions (11-15): 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: curfew 16 was 28 imposed 11 as 23 measure 37 to 32
Step I: as curfew 16 was 28 imposed 23 measure 37 to 32 12
Step II: curfew as 16 was 28 imposed measure 37 to 32 12 24
Step III: imposed curfew as 16 was 28 measure to 32 12 24 38
Step IV: measure imposed curfew as was 28 to 32 12 24 38 15
Step V: to measure imposed curfew as was 32 12 24 38 15 27
Step VI: was to measure imposed curfew as 12 24 38 15 2731
Step VI is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.
As per the rules follow in the given steps find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: has 13 been 19 on 26 the 38 end 29 since 42

Q11. In which of the following step the element ‘end been 14’ has been found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step IV
(c) Step V
(d) Step II
(e) Step VI

Q12. What is difference between the element which is third from right end in Step VI and the one which is third from left end in Step I?
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9
(e) None of these

Q13. In step V, ‘since’ is related to ‘37’ and in Step III ‘has’ is related to ‘30’. In the same way in Step II ‘end’ is related to?
(a) 39
(b) 20
(c) 14
(d) 42
(e) 26

Q14. Which element is exactly between ‘been’ and ‘42’ in the second last step of the given arrangement?
(a) 20
(b) 37
(c) end
(d) the
(e) None of these

Q15. Which of the following is the fourth step of the arrangement based on the given input?
(a) on has end been the 38 since 42 14 20 2530
(b) on end been has the 38 since 42 14 20 30 25
(c) on has end been 42 the 38 since 14 20 30 25
(d) on has end been the 38 since 42 14 20 30 25
(e) None of these
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