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): Study the following diagram and convert it into other diagrams by implementing the instructions which is given in each step to get next step.

For Step-1:
Add the number of the last alphabet which is in the alphabetical series with the element.

For Step-2:
(i) If the alphabets contain one consonant and one vowel -
If the number with them is a whole square, then replace vowel with the opposite letter in alphabetical series and add 2 in the given number.
If the number with them is not a whole square, then replace vowel with the second previous letter in the alphabetical series.
(ii) If the alphabets are two consonant –
If the number with them is a whole square, then replace alphabets with the opposite letter in alphabetical series and subtract 2 in the given number.
If the number with them is not a whole square, then replace alphabets with the second next letter in the alphabetical series.

For Step-3 : step 3 is coded in some special pattern.

As per the rules followed in the above step, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.

Q1.Which of the following element replaces the alphabets IN12 in step 3?
(a)VY2
(b)LZ7
(c)DV13
(d)VX14
(e)None of these

Q2. Which of the following element replaces BD4 in step 2?
(a)OP14
(b)PU19
(c)YW2
(d)VR18
(e)None of these

Q3. Which of the following element is placed immediate right to GS19 in step 3?
(a)OP14
(b)UT18
(c)DV13
(d)BD4
(e)None of these

Q4.Which of the following is diagonally opposite to the element YZ26 in step 2?
(a)GS21
(b)OP14
(c)GS19
(d)AM13
(e)None of these

Q5. Which of the following replaces XT18 in step 3?
(a)CC5
(b)YW2
(c)VW5
(d)UT20
(e)None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions.
An input-output is given in different steps. Some mathematical operations are done in each step. No mathematical operation is repeated in next step but it can be repeated with some other mathematical operation (as multiplication can be used with subtraction in step 1 and same can be used with addition in step 2)

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.

Q6. Which among the following is the sum of the digits of first block in step 2?
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 7
(d) 8
(e) None of these

Q7. Which of the following is the sum of the numbers of blocks in step 1?
(a) 136
(b) 120
(c) 234
(d) 142
(e) None of these

Q8. Which of the following is the number which will get after multiplication of number of both blocks in step 3?
(a) 4
(b) 6
(c) 12
(d) 36
(e) None of these

Q9. Which of the following is the resultant after dividing the first digit of first block in step 1 from the second digit of first block in step 2?
(a) 3
(b) 2
(c) 6
(d) 4
(e) None of these

Q10. Which of the following is the resultant of the multiplication of the second digit of third block in step 1 and first digit of second block in step 2?
(a) 13
(b) 12
(c) 16
(d) 14
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, G, H and J live on eight different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor of the building is numbered 1 and the topmost floor of the building is numbered 8. The DOB of each of the persons falls in different months i.e. March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October, but not necessarily in the same order. All persons like different types of fruits i.e. Guava, Apple, Grapes, Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Litchi and Orange but not necessarily in the same order.
The one whose DOB is in August does not live on an odd-numbered floor and does not like Apple & Litchi. J lives just below the one whose DOB is in October. The one who lives on Third floor likes Guava. The one whose DOB is in April lives on an even-numbered floor but not on the topmost floor and likes either Orange or Pineapple. Only one person lives between G and the one whose DOB is in July. The one who likes Banana lives immediate above the floor in which J lives. E likes Litchi. The one whose DOB is in June lives on an even numbered floor and lives just above the person whose DOB is in October. C’s DOB is not in July or October. The persons (who likes Apple, Mango, Orange and Grapes) lives on even numbered floor. The one who likes Grapes lives below the one who likes Mango. Only two persons live between the one whose DOB is in August and the one whose DOB is in March. D’s DOB is not in September. Only two persons live between G and the one whose DOB is in April. Neither E nor C lives on the first floor. Only one person lives between C and the one whose DOB is in May. A lives just above G. Only two persons live between E and A. The one whose DOB is in July does not live on floor number one. A does not like Grapes or Mango. B lives on an even-numbered floor and just above C.

Q11.How many persons live between the person whose DOB is in September and the one who likes Apple?
(a) Six
(b) Two
(c) Four
(d) Five
(e) None of these

Q12. Which of the following fruits does D like?
(a) Guava
(b) Pineapple
(c) Banana
(d) Litchi
(e) Grapes

Q13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
(a) June
(b) Grapes
(c) April
(d) Banana
(e) Mango

Q14. Which of the following statement is true?
(a) B’s DOB is in April and lives on the 5th floor.
(b) H’s DOB is in May and lives on the first floor.
(c) The one whose DOB is in October lives on the 6th floor.
(d) E lives on floor numbered five and likes Litchi.
(e) G lives on floor numbered seven and likes Mango.

Q15. J is related to Orange in the same way as G is related to Litchi. Which of the following is B related to, following the same pattern?
(a) Guava
(b) Pineapple
(c) Mango
(d) Apple
(e) Grapes

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