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### Reasoning Questions for SBI PO MAINS 2019

Reasoning Ability is a crafty section. With each passing year, all the organizations are increasing the level of complexity of the questions that are asked in either prelims or mains. It eventually affects the number of question one can usually attempt. But this section is based on logic and rules can be aced if practised well enough. The only way to achieve this ambitious goal is by practising continuously with dedication. So to prepare you with best tools for the finals, here is today's Reasoning Quiz based on the study plan and the exact same pattern of questions that are expected to be asked in SBI PO MAINS 2019. Keep Practicing. All the best.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:
There are six employees A, B, C, D, E, F of a company and all of them are working on six different designation of a company viz. CMD, MD, CEO, COO, SE, JE. All the designations given are to be considered in a given order (as CMD is considered as Senior-most and JE is considered as the Junior-most). Each of them likes some colour and have some hobby.
The one who is MD likes white colour. E likes dancing and senior than F who likes black colour. The one who is SE likes travelling. Only two employees are junior than D. The one who likes blue colour is senior than the one who likes Singing. C likes reading and senior than the one who likes green colour. B likes purple colour and junior than F. The one who likes painting is senior than the one who likes writing. The one who likes green colour is senior than the one who likes travelling. C does not like white colour. D does not like green colour. A senior than the one who likes black colour and he is not CEO. The one who likes yellow colour is junior than the one who likes singing. The one who is SE does not like blue colour.

Q1. Who among the following person likes Reading?
A
The one who likes Green colour
The one who is CMD
The one who likes Black Colour
E
Solution:

Q2. Who among the following SE of the company?
The one who likes writing
A
The one who likes Purple colour
The one who likes travelling
E
Solution:

Q3. How many persons are senior than F?
Two
One
four
Three
More than Four
Solution:

Q4. What is the hobby of the COO of the company?
Writing
Painting
Dancing
Singing
Travelling
Solution:

Q5. What is the designation of the one who likes dancing?
SE
MD
JE
CEO
COO
Solution:

Directions (6-8): Each of these questions is based on the following information:
(i) A % B means A is the father of B.
(ii) A @ B means B is the brother of A.
(iii) A \$ B means B is the sister of A.
(iv) A * B means A is the son of B.

Q6. If the expression ‘P%M@Q*R\$T’ is true, then which of the following is definitely true?
M is nephew of T
Q is daughter of P
M is son of R
T is sister-in-law of P
R is brother of P
Solution:

Q7. Which of the following expression shows ‘N is sister in law of R’?
R\$M*O%N@P
M\$N@O%P*R
O%M*R\$N@P
M\$N*O%P@R
None of these
Solution:

Q8. If the expression ‘E*G@F%H\$D’ is true, then which of the following is not true?
D is niece of G
E is cousin of D
D is nephew of G
F is father of H
All are true
Solution:

Directions (9-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
There are seven members in a family of three generation. W is a daughter-in-law of F. Y is the father of A. Y is a brother of E, who is a sister-in-law of W. B is the son of Z, who is a grandfather of A. B is unmarried. W has no sibling.

Q9. Who among the following Uncle of A?
F
Y
B
E
None of these
Solution:

Q10. What is relation of W with respect to E?
Sister
Aunt
Mother
Sister in law
None of these
Solution:

Directions (11-12): In making decision about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “strong” arguments and “weak” arguments. “Strong” arguments must be both important and directly related to the question. “Weak” arguments may not be directly related to the question and may be of minor importance or may be related to the trivial aspects of the question.
Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the argument is a “strong” argument and which is a “weak” argument.

Q11. Should graduation be made minimum educational qualification for entry level jobs in any public sector organization?
Arguments:
I: Yes, graduates always perform better than the non-graduates by virtue of their higher level of education.
II: No, there are quite a few people who cannot afford to remain un-employed till the completion of graduation and are capable of performing equally well as the graduate candidates.
if only argument I is strong.
if only argument II is strong.
if either argument I or II is strong.
if neither argument I nor II is strong.
if both arguments I and II are strong.
Solution:
In a country where welfare is accorded high priority, stricter rules cannot be applied. Further, there is no need to make graduation the minimum educational qualification for entry level jobs in any public sector organization. Hence, Argument I is not strong Argument II is logically convincing.

Q12. Should the examination bodies for all university examination permit the use of calculators?
Arguments:
I: No, it is necessary for the students to know the methods of manual calculation to make their concepts clear.
II: Yes, manual calculations are no more required with extensive use of computers in all fields.
if only argument I is strong.
if only argument II is strong.
if either argument I or II is strong.
if neither argument I nor II is strong.
if both arguments I and II are strong.
Solution:
Only argument I seems to be strong. Any electronic device like computer can be used effectively if the concepts are clear.

Directions (13-15): Study the following information to answer the given questions: Given
A*B means B is 2m east to A
A@B means B is 1m west to A
A#B means B is 2m south to A
A%B means B is 1m north to A
A!B means B is 2m east to A
If T#R, Q@P, S*R, Q%S, S%U, holds true, then

Q13. In which direction is T with respect to U?
South west
Northeast
South east
Northwest
None of these
Solution:

Q14. In which direction is P with respect to R?
South west
Northeast
South east
Northwest
None of these
Solution:

Q15. What is the shortest distance U and R?
5m
3m
4m
√3m
None of these
Solution:

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