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 RRB PO Exam 2017.

Directions (1-5): Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions.
An input-output is given in different steps. Some mathematical operations are done in each step. No mathematical operation is repeated in next step but it can be repeated with some other mathematical operation (as multiplication can be used with subtraction in step 1 and same can be used with addition in step 2)

As per the rules followed in the steps given above, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Q1. Find the addition of the two numbers which is obtained in step III?
(a) 65
(b) 66
(c) 64
(d) 63
(e) None of these

Q2. Find the multiplication of two numbers obtained in Step II?
(a) 240
(b) 225
(c) 250
(d) 275
(e) None of these

Q3. Find the difference between the two numbers obtained in Step III?
(a) 14
(b) 13
(c) 12
(d) 11
(e) None of these

Q4. Find the half of number which is obtained in Step IV??
(a) 21
(b) 22
(c) 23
(d) 24
(e) 25

Q5. Find the addition of all the numbers which is obtained in Step I,II,III and IV?
(a) 301
(b) 302
(c) 303
(d) 304
(e) None of these

Solution (1-5):

S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Addition of number in Step III is= 37+26=63

S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. Multiplication of number in Step II- 15*16=240

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Difference between the number obtained in Step III-  37-26=11

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol.  Number obtained in Step IV- 44
Half of 44 is 22.

S5. Ans. (d)
Sol.  Addition of all numbers obtained in Step I, II, III, and IV is=304

Directions (6-7): In each question below, are given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, and then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
(a) if only I follows.
(b) if either I or II follows.
(c) if neither I nor II follows.
(d) if both I and II follow.
(e) if only II follows.

Q6. Statement: Fake currency is being supplied to India through the bus service that comes from Pakistan.
Course of action:
I. Indian government should stop all bus service which comes from Pakistan.
II. Indian police should check the bus properly and keep proper vigilance in the bus which comes from Pakistan.

S6. Ans.(e)
Sol. Stopping the bus service is not the solution of the problem. So, action I does not follow. To stop the supply of fake currency, Indian police should check the bus properly and keep proper vigilance in the bus.

Q7. Statement: Over the years there has been increasing use of money power in elections.
Course of action:
I. Candidates found indulging in such malpractices should be banned from contesting elections for entire life.
II. Tax should be imposed on the amount of advertisement expenditure incurred in excess of certain limits.

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Banning for life is too harsh. So, action I does not follow. Candidates cannot spend beyond the limit set by election commission of India. Tax is calculated on the amount that is spent on paper. So, action II does not follow.

Directions (8-10): Below in each question are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statements. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
Mark answer (a) : if statements I is the cause and statements II is the effect.
Mark answer (b) : if statements II is the cause and statements I is its effect.
Mark answer (c) : if both the statements I and II are independent causes
Mark answer (d) : if both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
Mark Answer (e) : if both the statements are effects of some common cause.

Q8. (A) There has been mass recruitment of IT professionals by Indian IT companies.
(B) Many developed countries are increasingly outsourcing IT related functions to India and China.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. The mass recruitment of IT professionals by Indian IT companies is due to the work companies are getting from the developed countries. So, statement (B) is the cause while (A) is its effect.

Q9. (A) The price of aircraft fuel has risen during the past few months.
(B) Many passenger airlines in India have been forced to cut their air fares by about 10 percent.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Both statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.

Q10. (A) There have been sporadic events of stone pelting throughout the day in the affected areas of the city.
(B) Many wounded people were brought to the nearby hospitals from the affected areas of the city.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Statement (A) is the cause while (B) is its effect.

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Ten students are sitting in twelve seats in two parallel rows containing five student each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C, D and E are seated and all of them are facing south, and in row 2, P,Q, R, S and T are sitting and all of them are facing north. One seat is vacant in each row. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each student seated in a row faces another student of the other row. All of them like different subjects i.e. Hindi, English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Civics, Art, Sanskrit and Urdu.
A sits second to left of one who like Hindi subject. T sits one of the extreme ends of the row. There are three student sit between T and S, who likes English subject. Immediate neighbor of T faces B. One of immediate neighbor of B faces R, who likes Maths subject. C likes Science subject and sits second to left of vacant seat. One of immediate neighbor of R is Q and he likes History subject. One of immediate neighbor of Q faces D and he likes Geography subject. The one who likes Civics subject sits immediate left of the one who likes Art subject. The one who likes Sanskrit subject sits third to left of person who likes Urdu subject. Either the seat which is adjacent to A or the one who likes Hindi subject is on the extreme end of the row. There are no vacant seats adjacent to R

Q11.Who among following faces P ?
(a) E
(b) C
(c) A
(d) B
(e) D

Q12. Who among following likes Civics?
(a) A
(b)C
(c)B
(d)Q
(e)P

Q13. How many persons are sit between E and B?
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) One
(d) More than three
(e) None of these

Q14. Who among following likes Urdu subject?
(a) R
(b) Q
(c) T
(d) A
(e) B

Q15. Who among following faces immediate neighbor of P?
(a) C
(b) The one who likes Geography
(c) The one who likes Civics
(d) The one who like Hindi
(e) None of these

Solutions (11-15):

S11. Ans. (b)
Sol. .

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol.

S13. Ans. (a)
Sol.

S14. Ans. (c)
Sol.

S15. Ans.(d)
Sol.

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