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 questions for SBI PO Mains 2017 exam.

Directions( 1–5): In each question below are four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the four given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the four gives statements disregarding commonly known facts. Then decide which of the answers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) is correct and indicate it on the answer sheet.

1.Statements:
All fans are lights
Some lights are tubes
All tubes are coolers
Some coolers are wires
Conclusions:
I. Some coolers are lights
II. Some coolers are fans
III. Some wires are lights
IV Some lights are fans
(a) Only I and II follow
(b) Only I, III and IV follow
(c) Only I and IV follow
(d) Only II, III and IV follow
(e) None of these

2.Statements:
Some apes are ants
Some ants are monkeys
All monkeys are bears
All bears are bats
Conclusions:
I. Some bears are apes
II. Some bats are ants
III. Some bears are ants
IV. Some bats are monkeys
(a) Only I, II and III follow
(b) Only II, III and IV follow
(c) Only I, III and IV follow
(d) All follow
(e) None of these

3.Statements:
All colours are darks
All darks are whites
All whites are pinks
All pinks are greys
Conclusions:
I. Some greys are whites
II. All darks are pinks
III. Some pinks are colours
IV. All colours are greys
(a) Only I ,II and III follow
(b) Only I, II and IV follow
(c) Only II, III and IV follow
(d) All follow
(e) None of these

4.Statements:
Some sweets are samosas
Some samosas are rasgullas
Some rasgullas are kulfis
Some kulfis are icecreams
Conclusions
I. Some icecreams are samosas
II. No icecreams are samosas
III. Some kulfis are sweets
IV No kulfis are sweets
(a) Only either I or II follows
(b) Only either III or IV follows
(c) Only either I or II and either III or IV follow
(d) Only I and III follow
(e) None of these

5.Statements:
All apples are bananas
No bananas are coconuts
Some coconuts are guavas
All guavas are lemons
Conclusions:
I. Some lemons are coconuts
II. Some bananas are apples
III. Some guavas are bananas
IV Some coconuts are apples
(a) None follows
(b) Only I & II follow
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) Only IV follows

Direction(6-10): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z are seated in a straight line but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing south while some are facing north. S sits fourth to left of X. X sits at one of the extreme ends of the line. Both the immediate neighbours of S face north. T sits second to the left of Z. Z is not an immediate neighbour of S. Neither Z nor U sits at the extreme end of the line. Both the immediate neighbours of U face north. W sits to the immediate left of Y. Immediate neighbours of V face opposite directions (i.e. if one neighbour of V faces North then the other faces South and vice-versa). Immediate neighbours of T face opposite directions (i.e. if one neighbour of T faces North then the other faces South and vice-versa). S faces south. People sitting at the extreme ends face the opposite directions (i.e. if one person faces North then the other faces South and vice-versa).

6.How many persons sit between U and S?
(a)Three
(b) Four
(c) Six
(d)  Five
(e) None of these

7.Who sits second to the left of V?
(a)X
(b)Y
(c)Z
(d)W
(e) Cannot determined

8.How many person sit between Y and Z?
(a) Two
(b) Both (c) and (e)
(c) Five
(d) One
(e) Four

9.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
(a)U
(b) Z
(c) S
(d) T
(e) V

10.Who sits to the immediate left of Z?
(a)X       `
(b)  V
(c) S
(d) Y
(e) U

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions. In a certain code language:-

“Earth Star Moon” is written as-  Z4@  L4@  V5&
“Mars Venus Mercury” is written as-  V5&  Z4@  V7&
“Jupiter Sun Saturn” is written as-  F7&  Z6@  F3&

Q11. “NUMBER” will be coded as?
(a) A8@
(b)Z6&
(c)F6@
(d)F8&
(e)B6@

Q12. What is the code of ‘MIGRATED’?
(a) R8@
(b) F6&
(c) D4&
(d) R6&
(e) R6@

Q13. Which will be the code for ‘LAPTOP’?
(a) Z4@
(b) Z6@
(c)V8&
(d) B7&
(e) L5@

Q14. Which will be the code for ‘PHONE’?
(a) P4@
(b) U6@
(c)V9&
(d) O7&
(e) L5&

Q15. Which will be the code for ‘ASTEROIDS’?
(a) P5&
(b) Z9&
(c)K9&
(d) O8@
(e) M5@

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