Banking Pathway 2015: Reasoning Quiz

1. In a certain code ‘CAREFUL’ is written as ‘SBDDMVG’. How is ‘SECURED’ written in that code?
(5) None of these

2. W walked 30 m towards North, took a left turn and walked 20 m. He again took a left turn and walked 30 m. How far is he from the starting point?
(1) 30 m
(2) 50 m
(3) 80 m
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

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3. Among P, Q, R, S and T each having a different weight, R is heavier than only T. P is lighter than only S. Who among is the third heaviest?
(1) Q
(2) R
(3) S
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

4. Pointing to a boy, Rina said, “He is the only child of my father’s only brother”. How is the boy related to Rina? 
(1) Brother
(2) Cousin brother
(3) Uncle
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

5. If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the second, the fourth, the seventh and the ninth letters of the word ADMINISTER using each letter only once in each word, which of the following will be the third letter of that word? If no such word can be made, give ‘X’ as the answer and if more than one such word can be made, give ‘Y’ as the answer.
(1) D
(2) I
(3) E
(4) X

Directions: (Q. 6-10): In each question below a statement is given followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a practicable and feasible step or administrative decision to be taken for follow-up, improvement, or further action with regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, and decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follows(s). 
Give answer—
1) If only I follows.
2) If only II follows.
3) If either I or II follows.
4) If neither I nor II follows.
5) If both I and II follow.

6. Statement: The Indian cricket team reached in final matches of the previous six major tournaments, but failed to win even a single tournament.
Courses of action:
I. The team should change its coach.
II. The Indian cricket board should set up a committee to find out the reasons.

7. Statement: In the road accidents the pillion riders are getting more head injuries than the driver. 
Courses of action:
I. Pillion riders should also wear helmet.
II. Government should increase the number of speed breakers for slow speed.

8. Statement: Now-a-days, the number of suicide cases is on the rise.
Courses of action:
I. We should change our education system, where the people can learn the basic values of life.
II. Mostly the suicides are seen in youngsters due to stress. Parents should arrange for multiple hobby classes for their children.

9. Statement: The government is worried by the sudden collapse of an under construction bridge, leading to death of 34 people and injuries to many.
Courses of action:
I. The government should set up an inquiry committee to investigate the reasons for collapse
II. The authorities should shift the injured people to the hospital and clear the debris to see if someone is trapped.

10. Statement: Two third or even more of the world’s polar bears will disappear by 2050 due to shrinking Summer Sea ice, even under moderate projections caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Courses of action:
I. We should control environmental pollution by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and make people aware of effects of greenhouse gases through media.
II. Shift the polar bears to the other parts of the world, like Antarctica, where thick layer of ice is available.


1. 2
2. 5
3. 1 
4. 2
5. 5, Second, fourth, seventh and the ninth letters of the word ADMINISTRATION are D, I, S and E respectively. The words that can be made using them are : SIDE  
and DIES.
6. 2; I is not a practical course of action. II follows, as enquiry is the norm after every failures/incidents. 
7. 1; I is right course of action as it will protect pillion riders but II will solve one question and create another problem. 
8. 4; Both of the courses of action do not address the problem. It cannot be explained how values of life of multiple hobby classes can stop people from committing suicide. 
9. 5; I follows as in the case of question no. II also follows as rescue efforts are the first step in such incidents. 

10. 1; I follows as this is the only way to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. II does not follow because it is neither practical nor possible.