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 Exam.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
Eight employee Q, R, S, T, W, X, Y and Z of the multinational company (MNC) will have to attend the meeting in the months of August and December but not necessarily in the same order. In each month, the meeting will conduct on dates 21st, 23th, 27th and 31st of the given month. Only one person will attend the meeting on these given dates.
Q will attend the meeting on either 27th August or 27th December. There is only one person will attend the meeting between Q and T. There are two persons will attend the meeting between the T and R. There is one person will attend the meeting between the R and S. S will attend the meeting on 23th of any month either December or August. Only one person will attend the meeting between S and W. There are as many as the person will attend the meeting between W and Y as between Y and Z. X will not attend the meeting on 21st of August.

Q1.Who among following will attend the meeting on 27th August?
(a) Z
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) Y
(e) S

Q2. How many persons will attend the meeting between R and W?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) More than three
(e) None of these

Q3. Who among following will attend the meeting on 31st December?
(a) R
(b) Y
(c) S
(d) X
(e) W

Q4. If T is related to Q and R is related to S, in the same way Y is related to?
(a) X
(b) T
(c) Z
(d) Q
(e) R

Q5. X will attend the meeting on which of the following dates?
(a) 23th August
(b) 31st December
(c) 27th August
(d) 31st August
(e) None of these

Solution (1-5):
S1. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from 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.

Q6. Statements: All coins are notes. Some notes are rupee. No rupee is money. Some money are table.
Conclusions:
I. Some table are notes.
II. some money are coins
III. No table is notes.
IV. Some rupee are coins.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only IV follows
(e) Either I or III follows

S6. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Q7. Statements: All cat are horse. All horse are tiger. Some tiger are lion. Some lion are monkey.
Conclusions:
I. Some tiger are horse.
II. Some monkey are horse.
III. Some lion are horse.
IV. Some cat are lion.
(a) I and III follows
(b) I, II and III follow
(c) II, III and IV follow
(d) All I, II, III and IV follow
(e) None of the above

S7. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Q8. Statements: Some cat are dog. All dog are pig. All pig are mouse. Some mouse are bear.
Conclusions
I. Some bear are dog.
II. Some mouse are cat.
III. No bear is dog.
IV. Some mouse are dog.
(a) I, II and IV follow
(b) II, III and IV follow
(c) Either I or III and II follow
(d) Either I or III and IV follow
(e) Either I or III and II and IV follow

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol.
Q9. Statements: Some star are light. Some sky are light. All light are bulb. All bulb are tubelight.
Conclusions:
I. Some tubelight are star.
II. Some tubelight are sky.
III. Some sky are star.
IV. Some bulb are star.
(a) Only IV follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) None of these

S9. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Q10. Statements: Some box are wall. All wall are house. Some house are jungle. All jungle are road
Conclusions
II. Some jungle are wall.
III. Some house are box.
(a) I and II follow
(b) I and III follow
(c) III and IV follow
(d) II, III and IV follow
(e) None of the above

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Directions (11-15): Study the given information and answer the questions:
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement.
Input: 18 was his 27 first 36 input 33 still 49 clear 42
Step I: was 50 18 his 27 first 36 input 33 still clear 42
Step II: still 41 was 50 18 his 27 first 36 input 33 clear
Step III: input 35 still 41 was 50 18 his 27 first 33 clear
Step IV: his 34 input 35 still 41 was 50 18 27 first clear
Step V: first 28 his 34 input 35 still 41 was 50 18 clear
Step VI: clear 17 first 28 his 34 input 35 still 41 was 50
And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: 59 with broad 48 smile 35 then 24 hold 76 firmly 19

Q11. In which step the elements ‘75 broad 24’ found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step V
(e)Step IV

Q12. In step V, which of the following words would be at 3rd to the left of 6th from the right end?
(a) 23
(b) hold
(c) 36
(d) smile
(e) 47

Q13. How many step required completing the above arrangement?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Seven
(e) Six

Q14. Which of the following would be the step IV after arrangement?
(a) hold 36 smile 47 then 60 with 75 broad 24 firmly 19
(b) hold 36 smile 47 19 then 60 with 75 broad 24 firmly
(c) 36 hold smile 47 then 60 with 75 broad 24 firmly 19
(d) hold 36 smile 47 then 60 with 75 broad 19 24 firmly
(e) None of these

Q15. In step III, ‘smile’ is related to ‘60’ and ‘with’ is related to ‘35’. In the same way ‘then’ is related to?
(a) broad 35 24 hold firmly 19
(b) 47
(c) smile
(d) 75
(e) None of these

Solution (11-15):
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see the each step, then we can find that there is both number and words are arranged in each step.
1) For words arrangement- Words are arranged according to descending order given in English dictionary. In first step the words which comes last according to English dictionary arranged first to extreme left. And in second step next word  are arranged to left.And this process is continued in further step.
2) For number arrangement- Number are arranged according to descending order. In first step greatest number arranged in left. And in second step next number is arranged. And this process is continued in further step( Each odd number is added by one(+1) while they are arranged and one is subtracted by each even number(-1) while they are arranged).
Input:  59 with broad 48 smile 35 then 24 hold 76 firmly 19
Step I: with 75 59 broad 48 smile 35 then 24 hold firmly 19
Step II: then 60 with 75 broad 48 smile 35 24 hold firmly 19
Step III: smile 47 then 60 with 75 broad 35 24 hold firmly 19
Step IV: hold 36 smile 47 then 60 with 75 broad 24 firmly 19
Step V: firmly 23 hold 36 smile 47 then 60 with 75 broad 19
Step VI: broad 20 firmly 23 hold 36 smile 47 then 60 with 75

S11. Ans. (e)
Sol.

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol.

S13. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S14. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S15. Ans. (d)
Sol.