# NIACL AO Mains Exam Reasoning Quiz: 15th February 2019

Dear Aspirants,

### Reasoning Questions for NIACL AO PHASE II Exam 2019:

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams like NIACL AO PHASE II is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-5): Read the information carefully and answer the questions:

Eight different coloured boxes i.e. Pink, Red, Violet, Green, Purple, Yellow, White and Magenta are placed one above another in a stack but not necessarily in the same order.
Red colour box is immediate above the green colour box. The number of boxes in between Red colour box and yellow colour box is one more than between the Green colour box and magenta colour box. Not more than three boxes are placed above green colour box. Two boxes are between yellow colour box and green colour box, which is below magenta colour box. White colour box is immediate above the red colour box. Pink colour box is below to yellow colour box. Purple box is not placed below violet and yellow box.

Q1. How many boxes are between Red and Violet coloured box?

Two
Three
One
Four
None
Solution:

Q2. Which color of box is immediate below to Purple?
Yellow
White
Red
Magenta
None of these
Solution:
Q3. Four of the five following to a group find which is not belongs to the groups?
White, Yellow
Green, Purple
Violet, Red
Pink, Magenta
Pink, Green
Solution:
Q4. Which box are not adjacent to each other?
White, Pink
Red, White
Green, Red
Magenta, White
Pink, Yellow
Solution:
Q5. Which box is immediate below the Green colour box?
Red
Yellow
Pink
Purple
Magenta
Solution:
Q6. Pointing to a Lady, Harsh said, “She is the maternal aunt of my father’s only daughter” How is the lady is related to Harsh’s father?
brother
Sister
Daughter
sister in law
Father
Q7. Adarsh started walking in North direction for 2 km to reach P, then turn left walks 5km. After this, he turns right and walks 5 km again. Now, he turns again towards right and walks 4km, then turn right and walks 5km. Now what is the shortest distance between Point P and Final position and in which direction he is with respect to his initial position?
1km, North west
2km, North east
1km, South
2km, South west
None of these
Solution:

Q8. Pointing towards a Man, Happy said, “He is only child of my grandfather” How is Man related to Happy?
Uncle
Brother
Maternal Grandfather
Can’t be determined
None of these
Q9. If the expressions ‘M>N , M < P’, ‘N >Y’ and ‘P are true, which of the following conclusions will be true?
N > Q
M > Q
Y = M
Q > Y
None of these
Q10. In a class, six students A, B, C, D, E and F are seating on a circular bench and facing inside, A sits opposite to E, who sits second right to F. B sits opposite to the one who is adjacent to F. Who sits opposite to B?
A
C
D
E
Either (b) or (c)
Solution:

Directions (11-12): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing. Give answer

Q11. Statement: A large number of employees have gone on a mass casual leave in protest, against the company’s new recruitment policy.

Courses of action:
I. The company should immediately withdraw the new recruitment policy.
II. All these employees should immediately be suspended from their service.
If only I follows
If only II follows
If either I or II follows
If neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow.
Solution:
Here, the problem is one of mutual disagreement. So, extreme measures as getting rid of the policy or employees protesting against it, won’t help. It can best be solved by finding a middle path via mutual talks. Thus, neither I nor II follows.
Q12. Statements: A large cache of live ammunition has been found in the scarp-yard of a local steel factory.
Courses of action:
I. The steel factory should immediately be closed down till all these ammunitions are located and shifted to safe places.
II. The Government should immediately set up an enquiry to unearth the details and take corrective measures to avoid such incidence in future.
If only I follows
If only II follows
If either I or II follows
If neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow.
Solution:
Clearly, such a finding demands a probe into the matter along with sealing of the premises for further checks to avoid any mishap. Thus both the course of action I and II follow.
Directions (13-15): Each of the following questions consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. Give answer

Q13. Statement : Should all the infrastructural development projects in India be handed over to the private sector?

Arguments :
I. No. The private sector entities are not equipped to handle such projects.
II. Yes. Such projects are handled by private sector in the developed countries.
if only argument I is strong
if only argument II is strong
if either I or II is strong
if neither I nor II is strong
if both I and II are strong.
Solution:
Clearly, such projects if handed over to the private sector shall be given to a competent authority. So, argument I is vague. Also, imitating a policy on the basis that it worked out successfully in other countries, holds no relevance. Thus, argument II also does not hold strong.
Q14. Statement : Should colleges be given the status of a university in India?
Arguments :
I. Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the students’ performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid.
II. No. It is utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.
if only argument I is strong
if only argument II is strong
if either I or II is strong
if neither I nor II is strong
if both I and II are strong.
Solution:
Clearly, at the college level, all the students are assessed according to their performance in the University Exams and not on the basis of any criteria of a more intimate dealings with the students. So, argument I is vague. Also, at this level the awarding of degrees is impartial and simply based on his performance. So, argument II also does not hold.
Q15. Statement : Should our country extend generous behaviour and goodwill to our erring and nagging neighbours?
Arguments :
I. Yes. Goodwill always pays dividend.
II. No. Our generous behaviour and goodwill will be considered as our weakness.
if only argument I is strong
if only argument II is strong
if either I or II is strong
if neither I nor II is strong
if both I and II are strong.
Solution:
Clearly, a good behaviour may at some point of time lead to mutual discussions and peaceful settlement of issues in the long run. So, argument I holds strong. However, such a behaviour may be mistaken for our weakness and it would be difficult to continue with it if the other country doesn’t stop its sinister activities. Hence, II also holds.