Reasoning New Pattern Questions for SBI PO

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So, here we are with the Misc Reasoning.

Direction (1-2): In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given based on the given passage. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question based on the given passage and mark your answer as
(a)If statement I is the cause and statement II is its 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 and
(e)If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Q1.The power distribution companies (Discos) are set to conduct 12-hour load shedding in urban areas during summer season as the gap between electricity demand and generation is expected to exceed 7,000MW after mid of April. The load shedding in rural areas would be more than 14 hours in scorching heat, they said quoting the Discos’ report sent to the Ministry of Water and Power on expected power cuts. The electricity demand is considered to touch more than 21,000MW after a month, but its generation from hydel, thermal and IPPs components would remain below 15,000MW which includes around 6,000MW from hydel and 9,000MW from Wapda-owned Gencos (generation companies) and private IPPs (independent power producers).
I.Rural areas in the country have been suffering due to load shedding for quite some time.
II.If the Government is not able to overcome the power crisis, load shedding will be extended even to the urban areas.

Q2. The revision of interest rates on small savings schemes would make them unattractive to small investors in the current interest rate scenario. Along with cutting the interest rates on short-term savings instruments by 0.25 per cent, the government has also made them market-linked, which will be revised every quarter.  The labour ministry, on the other hand, raised the interest rate on employees’ provident fund (EPF) by a meagre five basis points to 8.8 per cent.
I. The government has decided to give tax benefits for small savings for investments and benefit accruals. However, all withdrawals of such savings are to be taxed.
II. People have been investing more in small savings than in equity market to avail maximum tax benefits.

Q3. It has been reported in recent years that a very large number of seats in engineering colleges in the country remain vacant at the end of admission session.
Which of the following may be the probable cause of the above effect?
(a)There has been a considerable decrease in hiring of engineering graduates due to economic slowdown in the recent years.
(b)Students have always preferred to complete graduation in three years ,time instead of four years for engineering.
(c)The govt. has recently decided to provide post-qualification professional training to all engineering graduates at its own cost.
(d)There has always been a very poor success rate among the engineering students.
(e)None of  these .

Q4.Statement: The biggest story of this Budget is a major change in the way the Union Government spends its money. Earlier this week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the government had accepted the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission and raised the States’ share in the net proceeds of union tax revenues from 32 per cent to 42 per cent. With more of its pie going directly to States to spend as they like, the Union Government would begin reducing its allocations to the State plan and wind up some Centrally Sponsored Schemes. The Central Government has directed the State Governments to reduce government expenditure in view of the serious resource crunch and it may not be able to sanction any additional grant to the states for the next six months.
I.The State Governments are totally dependent on Central Government for its expenditures.
II.The Central Government has reviewed the expenditure account of the State Government.
III.The State Governments will abide by the directive.
(a)None is implicit
(b)Only II and III are implicit
(c)Only III is implicit
(d)All are implicit
(e)None of these

Q5.The ancient Nubians inhabited an area in which typhus occurs, yet surprisingly few of their skeletons show the usual evidence of this disease. The skeletons do show deposits of tetracycline, an antibiotic produced by a bacterium common in Nubian soil. This bacterium can flourish on the dried grain used for making two staples of Nubian diet, beer and bread. Thus, tetracycline in their food propably explains the low incidence of typhus among ancient Nubians.
Which of the following is an assumption can be drawn from the passage? 
I.Infectious diseases other than typhus to which the ancient Nubians were exposed are unaffected by tetracycline.
II. Tetracycline is not rendered ineffective as an antibiotic by exposure to the process involved in making bread and beer. 
III. Typhus cannot be transmitted by ingesting bread or beer contaminated with the infectious agents of this disease. 
IV. Bread and beer were the only items in the diet of the ancients Nubians which could have contained tetracycline.
V. Typhus is generally fatal.
(a)None follows except II                                                  
(b)Only III & V follow
(c)Only  III follows                                                               
(d)All follow except I
(e)None of these   
Directions (6-10):Study the information carefully and answer the questions given below.
(a)If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
(b)If the data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
(c)If the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d)If the data given in both I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e)If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q6.How is ‘pages’ written in that code? 
I.In a certain code, ‘register pages are white’ is written as ‘ow wri th tis’ and ‘pages were not given’ is written as ‘sit tyd sot th’
II.In a certain code, ‘crazy deal with pages’ is written as ‘sip kip pos dis’ and ‘fun with crazy deal’ is written as ‘sip dis lik pos’.

Q7.What is the distance between point A and point B? 
I.Point C is 10 m west of point A and point D is 10 m north of point A.
II.Point B is 10 m south-east of point C. Point D is 20 m north-west of point B.

Q8.On which date in March is definitely Divyaraj’s father’s birthday?
I.Divyaraj correctly remembers that his father’s birthday is before 22nd March but after 14th March .
II.Divyaraj’s brother correctly remembers that their father’s birthday is after 19th  March but before 28th  March.

Q9.Who has secured less marks among A, B, C, D and E? 
I.D has secured less mark than only C and E.
II.B secured more marks than A.

Q10.How is E related to A? 
I.C is son of A and also father of D.
II.B is brother of C and E is the wife of D.

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
In a certain code language- 
‘Talks with idea cellular’ is written as [920238 5121221121318 4591 112112019]
‘Any indus stake’ is written as [20111195 14125 14421919]
‘Days after finance corp’ is written as [914114365 125419 1518316  6205118]

Q11.What is the code for “hence wrong always”?
(a)Can’t be determined
(b)181514237 514853 1223135119
(c)1223125119 181514237 514385
(d)142365 181514237 514385
(e)2312719 238312 154312

Q12.“Farming” is coded as?
(a)None of these

Q13.What is the code of ‘after’?
(e)none of these

Q14.Which will be the code for ‘mostly’?

Q15.What will be the code of ‘The push for’?
(a)23241 143521 1231
(b)8205 2119168 15618
(c)5341 2138123 12532
(d)5433 421353 212341
(e)14276 16538 163813 


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