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 twisted one reasoning questions for SBI PO Mains 2017.

Directions (1–5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

In Year 2016, seven persons viz. P, Q, R, S, T, V and W donated some money to a charitable trust on different months of the year starting from January and ending on November. Some of them are females and some of them are male. Their contribution,(in rupees) are – 5000, 500, 40, 1600, 80, 40 and 2500. V made his donation in June. Two donations were made between the donations made by V and P. On the first month of the year, a male made a contribution of 5000 rupees. S did not made his donation on a month after the donation of Q. None of the given person made his contribution in a month which has 28 days. There are two such cases where the difference in the number of days of the months of two successive donations is zero. In one such case, the months are consecutive months of the year. The contribution of Rs 500 was made in November month. The sum of contributions of W and Q is equal to that of S. Contribution by a female is always preceded and succeeded by the contribution of a male. T is the only female who cannot be succeeded by any one. P is the only male which is followed by another male. Only one donation is made between the donations made by T and S. The donation of the male who donated his money on June is the perfect square of the donation made on August. The donation by T is not made on the month immediately before or immediately after the month when V made his donation (considering only those month in which the donations were made. R donated money immediately before W. Only three persons made their contribution in a month which has 31 days.

Q1. As per the given arrangement which of the following combination represents only the people who are females?
(a) T, V
(b) Q, P, T
(c) V, W, R
(d) P, T
(e) W, T, S

Q2. As per the given arrangement which of the following person represent the one who was donated money in between the W and S?
(a) U
(b) P
(c) R
(d) V
(e) W

Q3. Who among the following is a female?
(a) P
(b) R
(c) S
(d) All of the Above
(e) Other than those given as options

Q4. Which of the following combinations is correct as per the given arrangement?
(a) January – P
(b) February – W
(c) April – Q
(d) June – S
(e) July – T

Q5. Who amongst the following is male who donated 2500 Rs?
(a) R
(b) V
(c) U
(d) W
(e) T

Directions (6-10): These questions are based on the following information.
‘science makes us evil’ is written as- 7V 13N 2F 4V
‘nature is best healer’ is written as- 6V 2R 2Y 8S
‘comfort lead to weakness’ is written as- 3X 12O 2L 23D
‘dumber than your phone’ is written as – 4W 20G 25B 5V

Q6. What can be the code for ‘Comfort zone ’?
(a) 12O 5V
(b) 12O 4V
(c) 3X 5A
(d) 3X 4V
(e) Can’t be determined

Q7. ‘7V’ can be the code of which of the following word?
(a) Justice
(b) Goov
(c) Ghost
(d) Gordona
(e) None of these

Q8. What is the code for ‘U Rock’?
(a) 2F I18
(b) 2G R9
(c) 2F R18
(d) 2M I18
(e) None of these

Q9. According to the given pattern, what is the code for ‘Phony’?
(a) 5V
(b) 5B
(c) 5Y
(d) 16V
(e) 16K

Q10. According to the following pattern, what is the correct letter for code ‘Phone is evil’?
(a) 5V 2R 4V
(b) 4W 2G 2F
(c) 4W H8 2F
(d) 5V 2F 6V
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Each of the questions below consists of a questions and three statements numbered I, II, III given below it. You have to decide the data provided in which of the statements are sufficient to answer the questions and choose your answer accordingly.

Q11. How is Anil related to Dinesh?
I. Soni is the mother in law of Avni, the wife of Anil.
II. Soni’s brother is Anil’s maternal uncle.
III. Soni husband is the only son of Dinesh.
(a) Only I & II
(b) Only I & III
(c) Only I & either II or III
(d) Any two of three
(e) The question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements.

Q12. Point 'A' is in which direction with respect to Point `Z'?
I.E is to the south of D, which is to the east of Z.
II.A is to the west of F.
III.A is to the southwest of D.
(a) Only I and II
(b) Only I and III
(c) Any two of the three
(d) All I, II and III
(e) None of these

Q13. What is the code for “box” in a code language?
I. ‘light the box’ is written as ‘nik ta re’ in the code language.
II. ‘box is shop’ is written as ‘pe da ta’.
III. ‘some light box’ is written as ‘ma re ta’.
(a) Only I & II or II & III
(b) Only I & III
(c) Only II & III
(d) All I, II & III are necessary
(e) Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements.

Q14. G is in which directions with respect to H?
I. M is in north of R, who is to the West of H.
II. G is to the East of M.
III. G is to the North-East of R.
(a) Only I & II
(b) Only III
(c) Any two of three
(d) All I, II & III are necessary
(e) Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements.

Q15. What is Kamya’s rank form the top in the class of 45 students?
I. Kamya is five rank below Ram who is 15th from the bottom
II. Preeti is 30th from the top and Swati is 5th from the bottom
III. Kamya is exactly in the middle of Preeti & Swati
(a) Only I
(b) Only II & III
(c) Either only I or only II & III
(d) Only I & either II or III
(e) None of these

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