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. And for same we are providing you questions on Puzzles as per the 47 days study plan for RRB. To Practice more with these new pattern Reasoning Question for RRB PO Exam 2017.

Directions (1-5): In the following questions, the symbols @, ©, # \$ and % are used with the following meanings.
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitely true and mark your answer accordingly.
Q1. Statements: L @ W, M # W, M % J
Conclusions
II. W % J
III. L @ J
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) II and III follow
(d) Only III follows
(e) None of these

Q2. Statements: N © B, B \$ T, T # S
Conclusions
I. N # S
II. S @ B
III. T % N
(a) None follows
(b) I and II follow
(c) I and III follow
(d) II and III follow
(e) All follow

Q3. Statements: G @ H, H % K, K # D
Conclusions
I. D \$ H
II. D # H
III. D % H
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Either II and III follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) None of these

Q4. Statements: F # D, D © K, R @ K
Conclusions
I. F # K
II. R % D
III. R @ F
(a) I and II follow
(b) I and either II or III follow
(c) Either II and III follows
(d) I and III follow
(e) All of these

Q5. Statements: H © B, B \$ A, A # C
Conclusions:
I. A % H
II. C # H
III. H # A
(a) I and II follow
(b) I and III follow
(c) Either I or III follows
(d) II and III follow
(e) Only I follow

Solution(1-5):

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol.
I. M © L ( Not True)
II. W % J( Not True)
III. L @ J(  True)

S2. Ans.(e)
Sol.
I. N # S(  True)
II. S @ B(  True)
III. T % N( True)

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol.
I. D \$ H( Not True)
II. D # H( Not True)
III. D % H( Not True)

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol.
I. F # K( True)
II. R % D( Not True)
III. R @ F( True)

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol.
I. A % H(  True)
II. C # H( Not True)
III. H # A( Not True)

Directions (6-9): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below.
R 4 I J M Q 3 % T @ © U K 5 V 1 W \$ Y 2 B E 6 # 9 D H 8 G * Z N

Q6. Which of the following is the sixth to the left of the fifteenth from the left end of the given arrangement?
(a) 2
(b) #
(c) %
(d) \$
(e) T

Q7. How many such numbers are there in the given arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and not immediately followed by a letter?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Q8. How many such symbols are there in the given arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a letter but not immediately preceded by a number?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Q9. How many such consonants are there in the given arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a symbol?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Solution(6-9):

S6. Ans.(e)
Sol. Sixth to the left of the fifteenth from the left end= 15-6= 9th from left end= T

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Q3%

S8. Ans.(d)

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol.

Q10. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word SHOULDER each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol.
Q11. Among P, Q, R, S and T each having a different height, Q is taller than S. T is shorter than P. R is taller than Q but shorter than T. Who among them is the shortest?
(a) S
(b) P
(c) R
(e) None of these

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. P > T > R > Q > S

Q12. Sharwan correctly remembers that his mother’s birthday is before 16th but after 13th August whereas his sister correctly remembers that their mother’s birthday is after 14th but before 18th August. On which day in August was their mother’s birthday definitely?
(a) 15th
(b) 14th
(c) 14th or 15th
(e) None of these

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. According to Sharwan -birthday is on either 14th or 15th August
According to Sharwan’s sister birthday is on- 15th or 16th or 17th August

So, birthday is on— 15th of August.

Q13. In a certain code, BEND is written as ‘5%3#’ and NIGHT is written as ‘3@©64’. How is DEBT written in that code?
(b) #@54
(c) #%34
(d) #%54
(e) None of these

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. DEBT= # % 5 4

Q14. How many such digits are there in the number 5834619 each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are arranged in ascending order within the number?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

S14. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Q15. If the positions of the first and the fifth digits in the number 85231467 are interchanged, similarly the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged and so on, which of the following will be the second digit from the left end after the rearrangement?
(a) 2
(b) 5
(c) 3
(d) 1
(e) None of these

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol. numbers after operation =  1 4 6 7 8 5 2 3
Second digit from left end is=4