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 NABARD Grade A Exam.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, G and H live in a seven-storey building, but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1 and the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each of them likes different colour red , black, white, pink, blue, yellow and orange but not necessarily in the same order. They all were born on different year’s viz. 1953, 1967, 1970, 1977, 1982, 1990 and 2002 but not necessarily in same order. But the date and month of birth of all these persons are same. Calculation is done with respect to the present year 2017 and assuming months and date to be same.

The ages of B and A are perfect cube. The difference between the ages of A and H is perfect square. The difference between age of B and G is perfect cube. C was born in an year which is an even number of year. The one who was born in 1967 likes red colour and lives on third floor. There are two persons live between the one who was born in 1967 and one who was born in 1953. The one who was born in 1953 likes orange colour . D lives on top floor and likes blue colour. There is one person lives between the E and B. There are two persons live between B and C. There is one person lives between the C and G, who likes pink colour. The one who likes yellow colour live on ground floor but he is not the youngest person. The one who likes white colour is younger than C.

Q1. How many persons live between D and C?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) None
(e) None of these

Q2. Who among the following likes black colour?
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A
(e) None of these

Q3. Who among the following likes orange colour?
(a) D
(b) C
(c) B
(d) A
(e) None of these

Q4. What is the age of G?
(a) 35 year
(b) 40 year
(c) 47 year
(d) 50 year
(e) None of these

Q5. H was born in which of the following year?
(a) 1990
(b) 1977
(c) 1982
(d) 1953
(e) 2002

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, the symbols Î´, *, %, # and @ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P Î´ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer.

Q6. Statements:
R * T, T Î´ M, M % K, K @ V
Conclusions:
I. V Î´ M
II. V Î´ T
III. M % R
IV. K Î´ R
(a) I and II are true
(b) I and III are true
(c) II and IV are true
(d) I, III and IV are true
(e) None of these

Q7. Statements:
H Î´ J, J # N, N @ R, R Î´ W
Conclusions:
I. W % N
II. W % H
III. R # J
IV. R Î´ J
(a) Only I is true
(b) Only II is true
(c) Only III is true
(d) Only IV is true
(e) Either III or IV is true

Q8. Statements:
B @ D, D Î´ F, F % M, M * N
Conclusions:
I. B % F
II. M Î´ D
III. N * F
IV. N Î´ F
(a) None is true
(b) Only I is true
(c) Only II is true
(d) Only III is true
(e) Only IV is true

Q9. Statements:
F # Z, Z @ H, H % N, N Î´ B
Conclusions:
I. F @ H
II. Z % N
III. B % H
IV. B % Z
(a) I and III are true
(b) II, III and IV are true
(c) I and II are true
(d) I, II and III are true
(e) None of the above

Q10. Statements:
M % K, K * W, W Î´ V, V @ N
Conclusions:
I. N * K
II. M % W
III. K Î´ V
IV. V % M
(a) None is true
(b) Only I is true
(c) Only II is true
(d) Only III is true
(e) Only IV is true

Directions (11-13): 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.
Q11. Statements:
All sky are blue.
All blue are pink.
Some pink are green.
All green are black.
Conclusions:

I. Some green are sky.
II. some pink are sky.
III. Some black are pink.
(a) Only I and II follow
(b) Only I and III follow
(c) Only II and III follow
(d) All I, II and III follow
(e) None of these

Q12. Statements:
Some toy are joy.
Some joy are boy.
All boy are cat.
All cat are bat.
Conclusions:
I. Some bat are joy.
II. Some cat are joy.
III. Some bat are toy.
(a) Only I and II follow
(b) Only II and III follow
(c) Only I and III follow
(d) All, I, II and III follow
(e) None of these

Q13. Statements:
Some star are moon.
All moon are sun.
All sun are earth.
Some earth are tree.
Conclusions:
I. Some tree are star.
II. Some sun are star.
III. Some tree are sun.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) Only II and III follow

Directions (14-15): 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.

Q14. Statements:
All star are moon. Some moon are kite. No kite are fly. Some fly are bird. All bird are hen..
Conclusions:
(a) Some hen are fly.
(b) All star being kite is a possibility.
(c) Some moon is not fly.
(d) Some star is not fly.
(e) All fly being hen is a possibiity.

Q15. Statements:
Some fly are high. No high is sky. All sky is black. Some black is Pink. All Pink is green.
Conclusions:
(a) All high being black is a possibility.
(b) All fly being sky is a possibility.
(c) Some green is black.
(d) All sky being green is a possibility.
(e) Some fly is not sky.

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