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 SBI PO Mains 2017.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. They belong to different states, viz Punjab, Kerela, Goa, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland, Bihar and Telengna, but not necessarily in the same order. They also like different colours– Red, White and Blue. At least two persons like one colour.
Only D and E like Red and D sits third to the right of E. A is from Manipur and likes White and sits on the immediate right of E. F is from Sikkim and likes Blue. H likes the same colour as G. G is third to the left of F. B sits opposite the person who is from Telengna. C sits exactly opposite the person who belongs to Punjab. The persons who belongs to Nagaland and Goa like White. G is from Telengna. B is from Goa. The persons who like White do not sits adjacent to each other. The one who is from Bihar does not like White or Red. H is not from Nagaland.

Q1. Who among the following is from Kerela?
(a) The one who likes Blue
(b) D
(c) The one who likes White
(d) E
(e) None of these

Q2. Who sits fifth to right of H?
(a) F
(b) C
(c) B
(d) G
(e) A

Q3. E belong to which of the following state?
(a) Nagaland
(b) Kerela
(c) Punjab
(d) Bihar
(e) None of these

Q4. Which of the following combinations is true?
(a) G – White – Telengna
(b) C – Blue – Kerela
(c) D – Red – Punjab
(d) A-Blue- Manipur
(e) None is true

Q5. Which of the following statements is/are true?
(a) G is from Telengna and likes White.
(b) C is from Nagaland and likes White.
(c) F does not like Blue.
(d) H belongs to Kerela and likes Red.
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the given information and answer the 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 an input and rearrangement.
Input: 54 sudden 88 desk 41 required 63 an under 15 92 explain
Step I: 17 54 sudden 88 desk 41 required 63 under 92 explain an
Step II: desk 17 54 sudden 88 required 63 under 92 explain an 43
Step III: 52 desk 17 sudden 88 required 63 under 92 an 43 explain
Step IV: required 52 desk 17 sudden 88 under 92 an 43 explain 65
Step V: 86 required 52 desk 17 under 92 an 43 explain 65 sudden
Step VI: under 86 required 52 desk 17 an 43 explain 65 sudden 90

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: 48 sweet 82 door 35 read 57 a unit 9 86 end

Q6. In which step the elements ‘11 unit 86’ found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step V
(e)Step VI

Q7. In step IV, which of the following words would be at 2nd position to the left of 7th from the right end?
(a) 11
(b) sweet
(c) 82
(d) unit
(e) 86

Q8. How many step required completing the above arrangement?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Six
(d) Seven
(e) Five

Q9. Which of the following would be the step III after arrangement?
(a) 16 door 11 sweet 82 read 57 unit 86 a 37 end
(b) 6 door 11 sweet 80 read 57 unit 86 a 37 end
(c) 6 door 15 sweet 82 read 57 unit 86 a 37 end
(d) 46 door 11 sweet 82 read 57 unit 86 a 37 end
(e) None of these

Q10. In step VI, ‘80’ is related to ‘unit’ and ‘11’ is related to ‘door’. In the same way ‘59’ is related to?
(a) end
(b) unit
(d) sweet
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Each of the following 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. Read both the statements and give answer.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient in answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data in either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II are together necessary to answer the question.

Q11. How is D related to G ?
I. F is mother of D and G is the mother-in-law of F.
II. D is the son of E and E is the son of G.

Q12. What is the code for ‘who’ in the code language ?
I. In the code language ‘who is she’ is written as ‘ka ma te’ and ‘she is good’ is written as ‘te ka ro’.
II. In the code language ‘who are you going’ is written as ‘la ma pa je’ and ‘who is the girl’ is written as ‘ch fa ma te’.

Q13.Point R is towards which direction of Point M?
I. Point M is to the west of Point T, which is of the south of Point R.
II. Point M is to the South of Point B, which is to the West of Point R.

Q14. Among M, N, D, P and K, who earns more than only the least earner among them?
I. N earns more than M and P but less than only D.
II. M earns more than P who earns less than K.

Q15. Who among A, B, C and D is sitting next to A if all the four are sitting in a straight line facing North?
I. A does not sit next to D, who does not sit next on the extreme right.
II. None sit to the left of A and on the right of B, while only one person sits between C and B.

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