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 B Exam.

Directions (1-3): In each question, a set of six statements is given, followed by five answer choices. Each of the answer choices has a combination of three statements from the given set of six statements. You are required to identify the answer choice in which the statements are logically related.

Q1. Statements:
I. Some mango is apple.
II. Some lemon is tree.
III. All tree is apple.
IV. No apple is banana.
V. No tree is banana.
VI. All orange is banana.
(a) I,V,VI
(b) II,III,VI
(c) VI,II,I
(d) I,VI,IV
(e) None of these

Q2. Statements:
I. No sky is blue.
II. Some blue is red.
III. Some yellow is not pink.
IV. All pink is blue.
V. Some white is pink.
VI. All red is yellow.
(a) IV,V,VI
(b) I,VI,V
(c) I, II,VI
(d) II,VI,V
(e) None of these.

Q3. Statements:
I. All star are moon.
II. Some moon are sun.
III. No sun is earth.
IV. All earth is green.
V. Some green is tree.
VI. Some star is tree.
(a) I,VI,V
(b) IV,VI,I
(c) III,IV,VI
(d) II,I,V
(e) None of these.

Directions (4-5): 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.

Q4. Statements:
Some math is English. All English is science. All science is hindi. No hindi is Economics. Some economics is Sanskrit.
Conclusions:
(a) Some math is science.
(b) Some math is not economics.
(c) Some Sanskrit is economics.
(d) Some math is Sanskrit.
(e) Some math is hindi.

Q5. Statements:
All bus is train. Some bus is car. All car is truck. No truck is boat. All aeroplane is boat.
Conclusions:
(a) Some bus is truck.
(b) Some train is car.
(c) Some bus is not boat.
(d) No car is aeroplane.
(e) All boat is aeroplane.

Directions (6-10): Following are the criteria for selection of officers in an organization.
The candidate must
(i) Have passed Intermediate examination in first class with at least 60% marks.
(ii) Have passed Graduation degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks.
(iii) Have completed a Certificate/Diploma/Degree course in Computer Science.
(iv) Be not less than 21 yr and not more than 30 yr of age as on 1.7.2008.
If a candidate satisfies all the above mentioned criteria except.
1. At (ii) above but is a Post Graduate, case may be referred to the Managing Director (MD).
2. At (iii) above but has studied Computer Science as one of subjects of curriculum, case may be referred to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
In each of the questions below, information of one candidate is given. You have to take one of the following five decisions based on the information provided and the criteria and conditions given above. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.07.2008. You have to indicate your decision by marking answers to each question as follows.
(a) If the case is to be referred to MD
(b) If the case is to be referred to CEO
(c) If the candidate is to be selected
(d) If the information is inadequate to take a decision
(e) If the candidate is not to be selected

Q6. Anubhavi is a B.Com passed in first class with 64% marks. She had passed Intermediate examination in first class with 70% marks. She has also completed a certificate course in Computer Science with ‘B’ grade. Her date of birth is 23.9.1984.

Q7. Vishakha is a B.A. with Computer Science passed in second class with 58% marks. She had passed Intermediate in first class with 76% marks. She has completed 25 yr of age in December 2007.

Q8. Daksh passed Intermediate examination in first class with 85% marks and B.A. in second class with 57% marks. He has completed a computer certificate course very recently. His date of birth is 26.4.1982.

Q9. Viral passed Intermediate examination in 2003 with 85% marks and BCA. degree examination in 2006 with 69% marks. He has studied Computer Science as one of the subject at BCA. His date of birth is 17.9.1984.

Q10. Neetu is B.A. Graduate passed in second class with 56% marks. She had passed Intermediate in second class with 59% marks. She has also completed a Computer diploma with 56% marks. Her date of birth is 11.5.1982.

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight friends sitting around a circular table. Four of them are facing away from the centre and four of them are facing towards the center. Each of them reads different magazine -Frontline, Outlook, Famina, Filmfare, Digit, Tinkle, Autocar and Yojna. All of them are wearing different colour shirts viz. White, Blue, Orange, Pink, Green, Purple, Yellow and Red but not necessarily in the same order. E faces towards the centre and wear White shirt. Both the immediate neighbors of E face away from the centre and are wearing either Orange or Pink colour shirt. D faces away from the center and he reads Frontline magazine. Both the immediate neighbours of D do not face away from the centre. E sits third to the right of F, who wears Green shirt and faces away from the centre. C sits third to the left of F. The one who wears Orange shirt sits opposite to F. The one who wears Blue shirt is not the immediate neighbour of F and faces away from the centre. A sits second to the left of C and he wears neither Yellow nor Red shirt. The one who wears Yellow shirt sits between H and F. B faces away from the centre, and reads Outlook magazine and does not have a Blue shirt. E reads Autocar magazine. The person who reads Filmfare magazine sits opposite to D. The one who wears Purple shirt read Famina magazine. The person who reads Yojna magazine is not near to G or E. C faces the person who reads Tinkle magazine.

Q11. Which one of the following related to Purple?
(a) E
(b) F
(c) B
(d) D
(e) A

Q12. Which one of the following related to Orange?
(a) B
(b) H
(c) F
(d) D
(e) None of these

Q13. How many persons are there between the one who related to Pink and the one who related to Orange when counted in anticlockwise direction from the person who related to Pink?
(a) Four
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) CND
(e) None of these

Q14. Which one of the following related to Pink?
(a) B
(b) H
(c) F
(d) D
(e) None of these

Q15. Which of the following is B’s position with respect to F?
(a) Fourth to the left
(b) Third to the right
(c) Second to the left
(d) Second to the right
(e) None of these

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