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 question given below:
Seven Persons P, Q, R, S, T, U and V live on seven different floors of a building, but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor of the building is numbered one; the one above it is number two and so on till the topmost floor is number seven. Each of them also likes a different subject and colour i.e. subjects are- Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Hindi, Sanskrit and colour are- Red, Pink, Blue, White, Yellow, Orange and Violet but not necessarily in the same order.
Only one person lives between the one who likes Economics and the one who likes Hindi. S does not like Economics. V does not like Maths. The one who likes Orange live immediate above the one who likes Economics. T lives on one of the floors below Q, but does not live on the lowermost floor. The one who lives on 7th floor is immediate above the one, who lives immediate below the one who likes Violet. There are three persons between Q and T. The one who likes Biology lives on one the odd-numbered floors below U. P lives immediately above U and does not like Chemistry. U does not like White and Pink. The one who likes Blue live immediate above the one who likes Yellow. The one who likes Hindi is also likes Pink. Only one person lives between Q and the one who likes Chemistry. The one who likes Yellow lives below the one who likes Red. Only two persons live between V and the one who likes Chemistry. The one who likes Physics live on one of the even-numbered floors above the one who likes Chemistry. The one who likes Sanskrit lives immediately above V, who does not like Hindi. S lives on one of the floors above R.

Q1.Who among following likes White colour?
(a)R
(b) The one who likes Physics
(c) The one who likes Chemistry
(d) The one who likes Maths
(e) Q

Q2.Who lives on immediate above the one who likes Pink colour?
(a)The one who likes Chemistry
(b) Both (a) and (e)
(c) S
(d) Q
(e) The one who likes Red

Q3. Who among following like Sanskrit subject?
(a)Q
(b) P
(c) V
(d) T
(e) None of these

Q4.How money persons live between the one who likes Biology and the one who likes Pink?
(a) None
(b) Three
(c) Two
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these

Q5.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
(a) The one who likes Biology
(b) The one who likes Orange
(c) The one who lives on 5th floor
(d) The one who lives on 6th floor
(e) The one who likes Maths

Solution(1 –5):

S1.Ans(b)
Sol.

S2.Ans.(b)
Sol.

S3.Ans.(d)
Sol.

S4.Ans.(c)
Sol.

S5.Ans.(d)
Sol.

Directions (6–10) In the following questions, the symbols @, \$, %, # and © are used with the following meanings illustrated—
(i) ‘X @ Y’ means ‘X is not smaller than Y’.
(ii) ‘X \$ Y’ means ‘X is not greater than Y’.
(iii) ‘X % Y’ means ‘X is neither smaller than nor equal to Y’.
(iv) ‘X # Y’ means ‘X is neither greater than nor equal to Y’.
(v) ‘X © Y’ means ‘X is neither smaller than nor greater than Y’.
In each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true. Give answer—
(a)If only I is true.
(b)If only II is true.
(c)If either I or II is true
(d)If neither I nor II is true.
(e)If both I and II are true.

Q6.Statements:
P \$ T, T @ L, U % L
Conclusions:
I. P @ L

Q7.Statements:
Conclusions:
II. B%K

Q8.Statements:
Conclusions:
I. P\$K
II. J#L

Q9.Statements:
T % O, T # M, M@ V
Conclusions:
I. M % T
II. O % V

Q10.Statements:
K @ T, T # C, C \$ P
Conclusions:
II. C % K

Solution(6-10):
>---%
≥---@
<---#
≤---\$

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Statement-P≤T≥L<U
Conclusion- P≥L, U=L

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Statement- A≥B>D=K
Conclusion- A=K, B>K

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol. Statement- J<K=L≥P
Conclusion- P≤K, J<L

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Statement- V≤M>T>O
Conclusion-M>T,O>V

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Statement- K≥T<C≤P
Conclusion- C=K, C>K

Directions (11-15): Study the information and answer the following questions:
In a certain code language
"person will store such" is coded as "VH@ UE# JL@ FN@ "
"over the demand for" is coded as " PR# FD@ IE# WR@ "
"current bout of trouble" is coded as " GF@ VT# PT@ SE# "

Q11. What is the code for ‘champion'?
(a) JN@
(b) IN@
(c) IN#
(d) IK@
(e) None of these

Q12. What is the code for ‘perhaps'?
(a) FS@
(b) FS#
(c) FL#
(d) PS#
(e) None of these

Q13. What is the code for ‘nothing'?
(a) QG#
(b) PG@
(c) MG#
(d) PG#
(e) None of these

Q14. What is the code for ‘neither’?
(a) QR#
(b) FR@
(c) KR#
(d) FR#
(e) None of these

Q15. What is the code for ‘things'?
(a) IO@
(b) IS#
(c) IK@
(d) IS@
(e) None of these

Solutions (11-15):
These are the latest pattern of coding-decoding questions. In these questions we are applying following concept:-

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S12. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S15. Ans.(d)
Sol.