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 NICL AO Mains Exam.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions.
There are eight students – M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T – who like different subjects viz- Hindi, English, Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Sanskrit but not necessarily in the same order. They all are living in the eight-storey building in which the ground floor is numbered one and the topmost floor is numbered eight. T lives on odd number floor and also immediately below the one who likes Sanskrit subject. T lives neither on the first nor third floor. There is only one person sits between the S, who likes Math subject and the one who likes Sanskrit subject. S lives on the even numbered floor. There are three students live between S and R, who likes Biology Subject. O lives immediately below P. The one who likes Chemistry live immediately below the one who likes Biology. There are three students live between the one who likes Chemistry and the Q, who likes Physics subject. Q does not live on the even numbered floor. M does not like Sanskrit or Chemistry. N likes English and lives on the even numbered floor. T does not like Hindi subject.

Q1. T likes which of the following subject?
(a) Science
(b) Math
(c) Chemistry
(d) Biology
(e) Physics

Q2. Who among following likes Hindi subject?
(a) S
(b) N
(c) M
(d) O
(e) P

Q3. O lives on which of the following floor?
(a) Seventh
(b) Sixth
(c) Fifth
(d) Four
(e)None of these

Q4. Who among following sits exactly between T and Q?
(a) P-Chemistry
(b) O-Sanskrit
(c) S-Math
(d) M-Hindi
(e)None of these

Q5. If R is related to Science and T is related to English, in the same way O is related to?
(a) Chemistry
(b) Math
(c) Hindi
(d) Physics
(e)None of these

Solutions (1-5):

S1. Ans. (a)
Sol.

S2. Ans. (c)
Sol.

S3. Ans. (b)
Sol.

S4. Ans. (c)
Sol.

S5. Ans. (d)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): Each of the following questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient in answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data in either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II are together necessary to answer the question.

Q6. Who is daughter in law of P?
I. Q is the only son of W, who is husband of P.
II. S is daughter of P and T is sister in law of S.

S6. Ans. (e)
Sol. T is daughter in law of P.

Q7. What is code for ‘dog’ ?
I. If the code for “ black and white dog” is “ sx lx zt fx” and the code of “ and the student who” is “ lv xs lx mn”.
II. The code for “ white cow and young” is “ et fx lx mb”.

S7. Ans. (d)
Sol.

Q8. Point ‘P’ is in which direction with respect to point ‘Q’?
I. Point A is west of Point B, which is north of Point C. Point B is exactly middle between A and Q. Pont P is north of Point C.
II. Point A is east of Point B, which is south of Point Q. Point P is west of Point B.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol.

Q9. Who amongst A, B, C, D and E is the shortest?
I. A is taller than B. E is not the tallest.
II. C is taller than A. D is not the tallest.

S9. Ans. (d)
Sol.

Q10. Among V, W, X, Y and Z seated in a straight line facing south. Who among following sits second to left of X?
I. W sits second to right of V. Z is not immediate neighbor of Y.
II. V sits third to left of Y. W sits on the immediate right of X.

S10. Ans. (e)
Sol.

Directions (11-13): 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.

Q11. Statements:
Some finger is hair. All hair is eye. No eye is hand. Some hand is ear. All ear is leg.
Conclusions
(a) Some finger is not eye.
(b) Some finger is not hand.
(c) No hair is hand.
(d) Some hand is leg.
(e) None of these

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol.

Q12. Statements:
All queen is king. Some queen is girl. All girl is women. No women is boy. All man is boy.
Conclusions:
(a) Some queen is women.
(b) Some king is not boy.
(c) Some queen is not boy.
(d) No girl is man.
(e) None of these.

S12. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Q13. Statements:
Some ticket is bus. Some bus is window. All window is seat. All seat is chair. No chair is sleeper.
Conclusions:
(a) Some bus is not sleeper.
(b) No window is sleeper.
(c) All ticket being window is a possibility.
(d) No seat is sleeper.
(e) None of these.

S13. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Directions (14-15): 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.

Q14. Statements:
No highway is tree.
All tree is green.
No green is sun.
Conclusions:
II. Some highway is sun.
III. Some highway is green.
IV. Some road is not tree.
(a) None follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only IV follows
(d) III and IV follow
(e) Only III follows

S14. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Q15. Statements:
Some train is blue.
All blue is tree.
No tree is water.
All carbon is water.
Conclusions:
I. Some train is tree.
II. Some train is not water.
III. No blue is water.
IV. No carbon is tree.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) All follow

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol.