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 information and answer the given questions:
There are seven people A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. They all were born in different years viz. 1948, 1951, 1963, 1972, 1975, 1992 and 2002 but not necessarily in same order. But the date and month of birth of all these persons are same. The calculation is done with respect to the present year 2017 and assuming months and date to be same. A was born on the even number of years and his age is multiple of 5, but A is not the youngest person. Age of F is equal to double the difference between A and G. Age of E is equal to the difference between the age of B and C, but E is not the youngest among all of them. C was not oldest among all of them.

Q1. D borns in which of the following year?
(a) 1975
(b) 1963
(c) 1948
(d) 2002
(e) 1992

Q2.How many people are younger than A?
(a) Four
(b) Three
(c) Two
(d)One
(e) None of these

Q3.Who among the following is second youngest?
(a) A
(b)C
(c)D
(d) E
(e)F

Q4. What will be the age of E after six years from now?
(a) 60year
(b) 48year
(c) 51year
(d) 31year
(e) None of these

Q5. B was born in which of the following year?
(a) 2002
(b) 1972
(c) 1951
(d) 1992
(e) 1948

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions. In a certain code language:-
“he was quiet boy” is written as “ 25#Z 20#K 19#E 5@T”
“very respectful towards me” is written as “ 5@O 19#H 12@J 25@F”
“family were closely linked” is written as “4@P 25#Y 5@E 25@V”

Q6. What is the code for “unremarkable”?
(a) 5@V
(b) 5@G
(c) 15@G
(d) 25@G
(e) None of these

Q7. What is the code for “guardian”??
(a) 24@U
(b) 14@U
(c) 14@V
(d) 14@X
(e) None of these

Q8. What is the code of ‘family”?
(a) 5@V
(b) 25@B
(c) 25@V
(d) 35@V
(e) None of these

Q9. Which will be the code for ‘victorian’?
(a) 14#V
(b) 24#F
(c) 14#F
(d) 14#X
(e) None of these

Q10. What is the code of ‘university’?
(a) 25@X
(b) 25@V
(c) 15@G
(d) 25@G
(e) None of these

Q11. A postman was returning to the post office which was in front of him to the north. When the post office was 100 metres away from him, he turned to the left and moved 50 metres to deliver the last letter at Institute. He then moved in the same direction for 40 metres, turned to his right and moved 100 metres. How many metres was he away from the post office?
(a) 90
(b) 20
(c) 150
(d) 100
(e) None of these

Q12. Starting from a point P, Saba walked 20m towards South. She turned left and walked 30m. She then turned left and walked 20m. She again turned left and walked 40m and reached a point Q. How far and in which direction is the point Q from the point P?
(a) 20m West
(b) 10m North
(c) 10m East
(d) 10m West
(e) None of these

Directions (13-15): These questions are based on the following information.
(i) ‘P × Q’ means ‘P is brother of Q’.
(ii) ‘P ÷ Q’ means ‘Q is mother of P’.
(iii) ‘P – Q’ means ‘P is father of Q’.
(iv) ‘P + Q’ means ‘Q is sister of P’.

Q13. Which of the following means ‘M is the daughter of T’?
(a) M + N ÷ J – T
(b) T – J × M ÷ R
(c) M – J × T ÷ K
(d) M + W × R ÷ T
(e) None of these

Q14. How is K related to R in the expression: R ÷ T + K?
(a) Daughter
(b) Sister
(c) Niece
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) Mother

Q15. Which of the following means D is the grandfather of W?
(a) D – K × T – W
(b) D ÷ K × T ÷ W
(c) D – K × T ÷ W
(d) D ÷ K × T – W
(e) None of these

Solution(1-5):
S1. Ans.(e)
Sol.
S2. Ans.(b)
Sol.
S3. Ans.(c)
Sol.
S4. Ans.(a)
Sol.
S5. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Solution (6-10): This coding-decoding is based on new pattern.

S6.Ans. (b)
Sol.
S7.Ans. (b)
Sol.
S8.Ans. (c)
Sol.
S9.Ans. (c)
Sol.
S10.Ans. (d)
Sol.

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. He is 90m away from post-office.

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol.
S13. Ans.(b)
Sol.
S14. Ans.(d)
Sol.
S15. Ans.(a)
Sol.

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