New Pattern Reasoning Questions for NICL AO Mains Exam

Dear Readers,


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 given below:

Six students A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a circular table facing towards the center of the table in a library. They read different comics like Indrajal, Raj, King, Nutan, Champak and Tulsi but not necessarily in the same order. They are wearing T-shirts of different colours, i.e. white, violet, green, red, yellow and blue but not necessarily in the same order. The students, who read Indrajal, King and Champak are neither in white T-shirt nor in Violet. The students who are in green and yellow T-shirts have neither read Indrajal nor King comics. A is neither in white T-shirt nor on the immediate left of the one who reads Nutan comics. The only student who is between E and F reads Raj comics. The one who is on the immediate left side of the student who is in white T-shirt does not read Tulsi comics. D reads Nutan comics and the colour of his T-shirt is green, he is facing the student who reads Raj comics. The One who reads Indrajal comics  is seated opposite to the student wearing blue T-shirt, while the student whose T-shirt is of green colour is on the immediate left of the student who reads Champak comics. One who reads Tulsi comics is on the immediate right of the student in white T-shirt but on the immediate left of the student who reads  King comics. C does not read King comics while F does not read Indrajal comics.

Q1. Who among the following is in white T-shirt?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) E
(e) None of these

Q2. The only student, who is between E and D, is wearing T-shirt of the colour?
(a) red
(b) blue
(c) violet
(d) yellow
(e) None of these

Q3. Who among the following has read Champak comics?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) E
(e) None of these

Q4. Which of the following is correctly matched?
(a) A-Yellow-Nutan
(b) B-Red-King
(c) E-Red-Indrajal
(d) F-Violet-Champak
(e) None of these

Q5. The colour of the T-shirt of the student, who reads Tulsi comics, is
(a) red
(b) yellow
(c) blue
(d) violet
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and 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)
Input     :  until 46 there 54  formal 26 deal 68 by 32
Step I    :   by until 46 there 54 formal 26 deal 32 68
Step II  :   deal by until 46 there formal 26 32 68 54
Step III  :  formal deal by until there 26 32 68 54 46
Step IV  : there formal deal by until 26 68 54 46 32
Step V   : until there formal deal by 68 54 46 32 26

Step V is the last step of the above arrangement.
As per the rules followed in the steps given above, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: mobile  48  wallet 36 stock 64 has 52 got 18

Q6. Which of the following represents the position of ‘64’ in the fifth step?
(a) Eighth from the left end
(b) Sixth from the left end
(c) Fourth from the right end
(d) Sixth from the right end
(e) None of these

Q7. Which of the following would be fourth to the left of second to the right of “18” in Step IV ?
(a) got
(c) has
(d) stock
(e) None of these

Q8. In the last step of the rearrangement, ‘wallet’ is related to ‘18’ and ‘stock’ is related to ‘36’ in a certain way. Which of the following would ‘mobile’ be related to, following the same pattern?
(b) 52
(c) 64
(d) got
(e) None of these

Q9. How many elements (words or numbers) are there between ‘has’ and ‘18’ as they appear in the last but one of the outputs?
(a) One
(b) Three
(c) Six
(d) Five
(e) None of these

Q10. Which step number would be the following output?
mobile has got wallet 36 stock 18 64 52 48
(a) Step IV
(b) Step V
(c) Step VI
(d) Step VII
(e) Step III

Directions (11-15): ABC Ltd Company wants to recruit Trainee Officers in its IT department. Following are the criteria for selection:
The candidate must
(i) be an engineering graduate in IT or Computer Science or Electronics or Electronics and Telecommunication with minimum of 60% marks.
(ii) have secured at least 75% marks in Secondary (SSC) and at least 80% marks in Higher Secondary (HSC) examination.
(iii) be not less than 21 years and not more than 26 years of age as on 1.7.2007.
(iv) have cleared the selection test with at least 50% marks.
(v) have scored at least 45% marks in interview.
However, if a candidate satisfies all the above mentioned criteria
(A) at (ii) above, but has scored at least 70% marks in engineering, his/her case may be referred to GM–IT.
(B) at (v) above, but has scored at least 40% marks in interview and 60% marks in selection test, his/her case may be referred to the VP.
In each question below, details of one candidate is provided. You have to take an appropriate decision based on the information provided and the criteria indicated above and mark your answer as one of the choices given below. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 1.7.2007.
Marks answer
(a) if the candidate is to be selected.
(b) if the candidate is not to be selected.
(c) if the case is to be referred to GM-IT.
(d) if the case is to be referred to VP.
(e) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.

Q11. Neha Singh is an Engineering graduate in Computer Science who passed out in 2005 at the age of 22 years with 66% marks. She had scored 82% marks in SSC and 87% marks in HSC. She had fared well in the selection test and scored 68% marks. Her score in interview was 42%. 

Q12. Mangal Pandey is a 23–year–old boy working as a Trainee Engineer in an Engineering firm that he joined recently. He has done BE Electronics with 73% marks. His scores in SSC and HSC were 78% and 82% respectively. He cleared the selection test with 56% marks and his score in inter–view was 44%.

Q13. Mohit Bisht is an IT Engineer who passed with 68% marks in 2006. He had secured more than 85% marks both in SSC and HSC. His scores in selection test as well as interview are more than 60%.

Q14. Prakash  has passed BE in Electronics with 63% marks, SSC with 78% marks and HSC with 84% marks. His date of birth is 10th July 1982. He has scored 54% marks in selection test and 56% marks in interview.

Q15. Poonam  passed IT Engineering degree with 76% marks in 2005. She had scored 78% marks both in SSC and HSC. She completed 25 years of age on 16th June 2007. She has performed well in the selection test and interview and secured more than 60% marks at both the stages.


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