Just a few days are left for SBI PO and NIACL Assistant Examination. It is time to pace up your preparation for SBI PO Prelims and NIACL Assistant Prelims 2017. These Reasoning questions will also help you in preparing for BOB PO and NICL AO 2017 recruitment examination.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers and all are arranged as per some logic based on the value of the number.)
Input:     stronger 48 banks 39 gaining 74 market 56 share 27
Step I:     market stronger 48 banks gaining 74 56 share 27 39
Step II:   banks market stronger gaining 74 56 share 27 39 48
Step III:  stronger banks market gaining 74 56 share 39 48 27
Step IV:  gaining stronger banks market 74 share 39 48 27 56
Step V:   share gaining stronger banks market 39 48 27 56 74
Step V is the last step of the arrangement the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input:  India 54 Will 15 Remain 77 Fair 39 Fastest 28

Q1. Which of the following would be step III?
(a) remain fair fastest india will 54 15 39 28 77
(b) remain fair fastest india 54 will 3915 28 77
(c) remain fair fastest india 54 will  39 28 7715
(d) remain fair fastest india 54 will 15 39 28 77
(e) None of these

Q2. Which word/number would be at sixth position from the right end in step IV?
(a) India
(b) 54
(c) 39
(d) fastest
(e) 28

Q3. How many steps required to complete the above input?
(a) Four
(b) Five
(c) Six
(d) Seven
(e) None of these

Q4. In which step the elements ’15 39 28 ’ found in the same order?
(a) Step V
(b) Step IV
(c) Step I
(d) Step II
(e) Step III

Q5. Which element is exactly between ‘15’ and ‘77’ in Step II?
(a) remain
(b) fair
(c) 39
(d) 28
(e) none of these

Directions (6-10): Study the following information  carefully and answer the given questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The one who sits at the four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each of them likes a different colour, viz Red, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Violet, Orange, White and Black colour but not necessarily in the same order. C sits third to the left of the one who likes Black colour. The one who likes Black colour faces outside. Only two persons sit between C and H. The one who likes Red colour sits on the immediate right of H. The one who likes Violet colour sits second to the right of G. G is neither an immediate neighbour of H nor of C. G does not like Black colour. Only one person sits between A and the one who likes Violet colour. D sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Orange colour. G does not like Orange colour. E likes White colour. E is not an immediate neighbour of A. The one who likes Blue colour is an immediate neighbour of E. The one who likes Yellow colour is an immediate neighbour of F.

Q6. What is the position of the one who likes Orange colour with respect to G?
(a) Second to the left
(b) Third to the right
(c) Fourth to the left
(d) Second to the right
(e) Third to the left

Q7. Who among the following represent the immediate neighbours of the one who likes Violet colour?
(a) B, F
(b) C, E
(c) B, E
(d) D, F
(e) F, H

Q8. Who among the following sits exactly between H and B?
(a) C
(b) The one who likes Blue colour
(c) The one who likes Pink colour
(d) G
(e) A

Q9. Which of the following is true regarding B?
(a) B is one of the immediate neighbours of D.
(b) The one who likes Black colour is an immediate neighbour of B.
(c) B sits second to the left of H.
(d) B likes White colour.
(e) B is an immediate neighbour of the one who likes Red colour.

Q10. Who amongst the following sits diagonally opposite the one who likes Red colour?
(a) The one who likes Blue colour
(b) D
(c) A
(d) The one who likes Pink colour
(e) The one who likes Yellow colour

Directions (11-12): In the given questions, assuming the given statements to be true. Find which of the given four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

Q11. Statement: M > U > L ≤ N; L ≥ Y > A
Conclusions
I. Y < N
II. M > N
III. N = Y
IV. M > A
(a) Only either II or III is true.
(b) Only IV and either I or III are true.
(c) Only IV is true.
(d) Only II is true.
(e) Only III is true.

Q12. Statement: J ≥ A > D = E; L < A < M
Conclusions:
I. M < J
II. J > L
III. D > L
IV. E < M
(a) Only II is true.
(b) Only I and III are true.
(c) None is true.
(d) Only II and IV are true.
(e) Only I and II are true.

Directions: (13-15): In the following questions, the symbols @, \$, #, © 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 greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P % 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 which of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

Q13. Statements: R # J, J \$ D, D @ K, K % T
Conclusions:
I. T # D
II. T @ D
III. R # K
IV. J \$ T
(a) Only either I or II is true
(b) Only III is true
(c) Only III and IV are true
(d) Only either I or II and III are true
(e) None of these

Q14. Statements: T % R, R \$ M, M @ D, D © H
Conclusions:
I. D % R
II. H # R
IV. T % D
(a) Only I is true
(b) Only I and IV are true
(c) Only I and III are true
(d) Only II and IV are true
(e) None of these

Q15. Statements: M @ B, B # N, N \$ R, R © K
Conclusions:
I. K # B
III. M \$ R
(a) Only I and III are true
(b) Only I and II are true
(c) Only II and IV are true
(d) Only II, III and IV are true
(e) None of these

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