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 NICL AO Mains Exam.

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons each. In row 1, A, B, C, D and E are sitting and all of them are facing south. In row 2, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting and all of them are facing north. In the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. Moreover, each of them is going in the market and each person eats different types of foods i.e. Idali, Cutlet, Dosa, Golgappe, Bread roll, Tikki, Noodles, Biryani, Chili potato and Eggroll, but not necessarily in the same order.
There are only two person’s sit between the one who eats Idali, who sits at an extreme end and E. P, who sits in the middle of the row, is not an immediate neighbour of Q, who doesn’t eat Eggroll. T is sitting at an extreme end. E eats Bread roll, sits on the immediate right of the person who eats Cutlet and faces the immediate neighhour of Q. B is not sitting at the extreme left end. P does not eat Chili potato. There is only one person between C and D, who eats Idali. S eats Tikki, is an immediate neighbour of the person, who eats Eggroll and does not face the person, who eats Dosa. R, who eats Golgappe, is an immediate neighbour of the person who eats Chili potato and the person who eats chili potato faces the immediate neighbour of the person who eats Bread roll. There are two persons between the person who eats Noodles and the person who eats Dosa. B does not eat Noodles. T does not eat Biryani.

Q1.A eats which of the following foods?
(a) Biryani
(b) Noodles
(c) Dosa
(d) None of these
(e) Can't be determined

Q2.Who eats Biryani?
(a) R
(b) B
(c) T
(d) P
(e) Can't be determined

Q3.‘Idali’ is related to ' Noodles ' in a certain way, based on their seating positions. Then Eggroll is related to whom, following the same seating positions?
(a) Biryani
(b) Chili potato
(c) Cutlet
(d) Tikki
(e) Golgappe

Q4.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions and so form a group. Which of the following is different from the group?
(b) Noodles
(c) Eggroll
(d) Golgappe
(e) Tikki

Q5.Which of the following statements is/are definitely false?
(a) B eats Dosa.
(b) There are two persons sitting between the person who eats Tikki and the person, who eats Chili   potato.
(c) The person who eats cutlet faces the person who eats Biryani.
(d) The person who eats Chili potato sits opposite the person, who eats Idali.
(e) All are true

Directions (6-10): In each of the question below are given four statements followed by four Conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q6.Statements:
Some Kick are Mick.
All Mick are Pick.
Some Pick are Snick.
All Cartoon are Snick.
Conclusions:
I. Some Kick are not Snick.
II. At least some Cartoon are Pick.
III. Some Pick are Kick.
IV. All Snick being Cartoon is a possibility.
(a) None follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) II and III follow
(d) III and IV follow
(e) None of these

Q7.Statements:
All boxe are bag.
All bag are school.
Some school are college.
All college are institute.
Conclusions:
I. All institute are bag.
II. At least some school are institute.
III. All bag are not boxe.
IV. All boxe being school is a possibility.
(a) Only II follows
(b) II and IV follow
(c) III and IV follow
(d) I and III follow
(e) None of these

Q8.Statements:
Some penalty are goal.
Some goal are ping.
All ping are popular.
No popular are mistake.
Conclusions:
I. All popular are penalty.
II. Some ping are definitely mistake.
III. At least some penalty are ping.
IV. No mistake is a ping.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Either II or IV follows
(d) Only IV follows
(e) None of these

Q9.Statements:
Some book are pen.
All pen are tablet.
All tablet are pencil.
All pencil are laptop.
Conclusions:
I. At least some pen are laptop.
II. All pencil are book.
III. All laptop are not tablet.
IV. All pen being pencil is a possibility.
(a) Only IV follows
(b) Either II or III follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only I follows
(e) None of these

Q10.Statements:
All queen are troops.
All enemy are troops.
All wazir are troops.
Some wazir are enemy.
Conclusions:
I. Some wazir are queen.
II. Only troops is enemy.
III. All troops are not wazir.
IV. Some enemy being queen is a possibility.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) II and IV follow
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
There are eight persons namely- P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W sitting around a circular table facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. Each person belongs to different country i.e. Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, West Indies, Srilanka, India and Pakistan also likes different kinds of fruits viz.- Mango, Litchi, Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Grapes, Guava and Banana, but not necessarily in the same order.
Person belongs to India sits second to the right of S, who belongs to neither Srilanka nor West Indies. U sits second to the right of the one, who belongs to Srilanka. The one who likes Pineapple sits second to the left of the one, who belongs to South Africa. Two people sit between the one, who belong to West Indies and Q. V and the one, who belongs to New Zealand are immediate neighbours of each other. Persons who like Orange and Grapes are adjacent to the one who belongs to New Zealand. Person likes Orange sits immediate left of the one who belongs to South Africa. Q does not like Guava and Banana. The one who likes Banana sits second to the right of the one who likes Guava. R and T is immediate neighbour of each other. Neither R nor T is an immediate neighbour of either Q or the one who belongs to Srilanka. Q is not belongs to New Zealand. The one who belongs to South Africa sits second to the left of the one who belongs to Pakistan. Person who likes Apple sits fourth to the right of the one who likes Litchi. The one who likes Guava is not immediate neighbour of the one who belongs to Srilanka. Neither R nor T sits third to the left of the person, who belongs to Srilanka. P likes Banana. Only one person sits between R and the one who belongs to Australia. W sits third to the left of the one who belongs to Bangladesh. W does not like Apple.

Q11. What is the position of Q with respect to the one, who belongs to South Africa?
(a)Second to the left
(b) Second to the right
(c) Sixth to the left
(d) Third to the right
(e) Both (b) and (c)

Q12. Which of the following fruits does Q like?
(a)Pineapple
(b) Mango
(c) Apple
(d) Litchi
(e) None of these

Q13. Who sits opposite P?
(a)The one who belongs to Srilanka
(b)The one who belongs to South Africa
(c)The one who belongs to New Zealand
(d)The one who belongs to Bangladesh
(e)None of these

Q14. 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)S
(b) The one who likes Banana
(c) The one who belongs to South Africa
(d) The one who belongs to New Zealand
(e) The one who likes Orange

Q15. U belongs to which of the following country?
(b)  India
(c) West Indies
(d) South Africa
(e) New Zealand

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