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 (1-3): Question consists of Five statements followed by five conclusions. Consider 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 does not logically follow from the given statements using all statements together.

Q1. Statements: Some mango is apple. No apple is sweet. Some sweet is papaya. All papaya is banana. No banana is grape.
Conclusions:
(a) Some mango is not sweet.
(b) Some sweet is banana.
(c) Some sweet is not apple.
(d) No papaya is grape.
(e) None of these

Q2. Statements: Some shirt is pant. All pant is jeans. No jeans is cloth. Some cloth is dress. All dress is jacket.
Conclusions:
(a) Some shirt is jeans.
(b) Some shirt is not cloth.
(c) No pant is cloth.
(d) Some jacket is cloth.
(e) Some shirt is jacket.

Q3. Statements: All bat is ball. Some bat is football. All football is hockey. No hockey is badminton. All sport is badminton.
Conclusions:
(a) Some ball is football.
(b) Some hockey is bat.
(d) All football is ball.
(e) No sport is hockey.

Directions (4-5): In each of the questions below is given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. 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 from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q4. Statements:
Some pen is book.
No book is tree.
All tree is green.
No green is sun.
Conclusions:
I. Some pen is green.
II. Some book is sun.
III. Some book is green.
IV. Some pen is not tree.
(a) None follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only IV follows
(d) III and IV follow
(e) Only III follows

Q5. Statements:
Some air is green.
All green is tree.
No tree is water.
All carbon is water.
Conclusions:
I. Some air is tree.
II. Some air is not water.
III. No green is water.
IV. No carbon is tree.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) All follow

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
There are eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H, who live in an eight-storey building. The ground floor is numbered one and the topmost floor is numbered eight. Each of them are working in different nationalize bank, viz BOI, BOB, Dena, UBI, CBI, IOB, PNB and OBC, but not necessarily in the same order. There is only one floor between A and the floor on which person that works in OBC. The person who works in OBC does not live on floor number 1. D lives just below B. The one who works in BOI live on even-numbered floor and just above the floor on which person who works in CBI lives. The person who works in IOB lives on an even-numbered floor but not on the 8th floor. Neither D nor H lives on the 1st floor. Only one person lives between the one who works in PNB and D. A lives on an odd-numbered floor and E lives just above A. B lives on the fourth floor. Only two friends live between the one who works in IOB and A. F lives just below the one who works in CBI. D works neither in CBI nor OBC. The person who works in Dena bank does not live on an odd-numbered floor. G does not work in BOB. There are two floors between the floor on which H lives and the floor on which E lives. Only two persons live between the one who works in UBI and the one who works in DENA bank.

Q6. Who among the following works in BOB?
(a) D
(b) C
(c) F
(d) E
(e) None of these

Q7. How many persons are there between E and B?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) None of these

Q8. Who among the following lives on the topmost floor?
(a) The one who works in BOI
(b) The one who works in IOB
(c) The one who works in DENA
(d) The one who works in BOB
(e) None of these

Q9. Which of the following combinations is/are true?
(a) Floor no. 2 – D – UBI
(b) Floor no. 5 – F – OBC
(c) Floor no. 1 – C – BOB
(d) Floor no. 8 – E – BOI
(e) None of these

Q10. A works in which of the following bank ?
(a) BOI
(b) OBC
(c) IOB
(d) CBI
(e) None of these

Directions (11-12): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
P + Q means P is the sister of Q
P # Q means P is the husband of Q
P \$ Q means P is the daughter of Q
P % Q means P is the mother of Q
P @ Q means P is the brother of Q

Q11. What should come in place of the question mark, to establish that B is the child of K in the expression?
T % K # F % L + N ? B
(a) Only %
(b) Either + or @
(c) Only #
(d) Either @ or %
(e) Only +

Q12. Which among the given expressions indicate that J is the wife of F?
(a) P \$ J % R + K % F
(b) F @ R + K + P % J
(c) J % P + K @ R \$ F
(d) J % P # K + R + F
(e) None of these

Directions (13-15): Read the given information carefully and answer the given questions.
Each of the six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U has a different weight. R is heavier than T but lighter than U. Q is lighter than only P. T is not the lightest. U weighs 50 kg. P weighs 60 kg.

Q13. Whose weight could possibly be 40 kg?
(a) None of these
(b) Q
(c) P
(d) R
(e) U

Q14. Which of the following weights correctly represents the possible weight of Q?
(a) 65 kg
(b) 48 kg
(c) 55 kg
(d) 61 kg
(e) 63 kg

Q15.If 2 is subtracted from each odd digit in the number 756432 and 2 is added to each even digit in number then which of the following digit is repeated in the digits so obtained?
(a) 9
(b) 6
(c) 5
(d) 5
(e) None of these

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