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 given questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight members of a family. They are living in different cities viz; Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dehradun and Jaipur but not necessarily in the same order. They all are meeting after a long time in Dehradun which is their hometown. They belong to three different generations. There are three married couples. All of them are sitting around a circular dining table for the lunch. They are all facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. They are all talking about different memories they share with that city.
C and A are offspring of D. A is not an immediate neighbour of his mother. There is only one person sitting between C and his niece G, but that person is not G's father. D and F are a married couple. D, the wife of F, sits second to the left of her husband. E, a bachelor, sits third to the right of his uncle A , but neither to the opposite nor to the immediate left of his father. G is not an immediate neighbour of her aunt B. No three females are sitting together. C and his siter-in-law are immediate neighbour.

Q1. Who among the following is G's father?
(a) F
(b) A
(c) H
(d) B
(e) Can't be determined

Q2. How many females are there in the family?
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) Five
(d) Can't be determined
(e) None of these

Q3. What is the position of D with respect to her granddaughter?
(a) Second to the left
(b) Fourth to the right
(c) Third to the right
(d) Fourth to the left
(e) Immediate left

Q4. Who among the following is the aunt of E?
(a) B
(b) D
(c) G
(d) H
(e) Can't be determined

Q5. Which of the following represents a group of male members of the family?
(a) E, B
(b) F, G
(c) C, G
(d) F, A
(e) Can't be determined

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three Conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the 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 flowers are toys.
Some toys are trees.
Some angels are trees.
Conclusions :
I. Some angels are toys.
II. Some trees are flowers.
III. Some flowers are angels.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only I and III follow
(d) Only III follows
(e) None follows

Q7. Statements:
Some pigeons are dogs.
All dogs are cats.
All pigeons are horses.
Conclusions :
I. Some horses are dogs.
II. Some cats are pigeons.
III. Some horses are cats.
(a) All follows
(b) Only II and III follow
(c) Only I and III follow
(d) Only I and II follow
(e) None of these

Q8. Statements :
All tables are streets.
All streets are bottles.
All parrots are bottles.
Conclusions :
I. Some streets are parrots.
II. Some bottles are tables.
III. All tables are bottles.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only II and III follow
(e) None of these

Q9. Statements :
Some cartoons are boys.
All boys are windows.
All jokers are windows.
Conclusions
I. All jokers are boys.
II. Some cartoons are windows.
III. Some jokers are cartoons.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only I and II follow
(e) None of these

Q10. Statements :
Some saints are balls.
All balls are bats.
Some tigers are balls.
Conclusions :
I. Some bats are tigers.
II. Some saints are bats.
III. All bats are balls.
(a) Only I and III follow
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only I and II follow
(d) Only III follows
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:The following are the conditions for the recruitment of Accountants and Accounts Assistants in an MNC. The candidate must-
(i) Have a degree of MBA.
(ii) Be in range of 25 years to 35 years.
(iii) Have work experience of not less than 5 years.
(iv) Be a Chartered Accountant.
If a candidate fulfills all these criteria, he/she would be selected as an accountant.
However, if a candidate fulfills all the criteria except
A. (iv) above, but has a degree of B Com with minimum 70% marks and also has an experience of 10 years, he/she can be selected as an Accountant.
B. (ii) above, but has a work experience of minimum 10 years, then the case may be referred to the MD, Personnel.
C. (iv) above, but has a degree of B Com with 70% marks and an experience of less than 10 years but not less than 6 years, and has computer literacy, then the candidate may be selected as an Accounts Assistant.
Based on these criteria decide what course of action should be taken in case of each of these candidates. No further information is available. You are not to assume anything. These cases are given to you as on 01.08.2003. Give answer-
(a) Candidate is to be selected as an Accountant.
(b) Candidate is to be selected as an Accounts Assistant.
(c) Case is to be referred to the MD, Personnel.
(d) Candidate is not to be selected.

Q11. Aryan is a Chartered Accountant with a work experience of seven years. His date of birth is 15.08.1971. He is a commerce graduate. He also has a degree of MBA.

Q12. Pooja Saini is a 38-year-old commerce graduate. She has a degree of MBA. She has a work experience of 3 years. She is computer-literate.

Q13. Abhishek Singh was born on 19.07.1974. He has been working since he got his MBA degree in 1999. He is a B Com degree holder with 80% marks. He has also done a Diploma in Computer Software.

Q14. Divyaraj Singh is a commerce graduate. He was born on 01.09.1976. He is computer-literate and also has an MBA degree. He has been working for the last four years. His percentage of marks in graduation (B Com) is 85.

Q15. Anshul Gupta is a Chartered Accountant having an experience of 10 years. She became a commerce graduate (B Com) on 02.02.1989 when she was 21 years old. She has an MBA degree.

Solution

Solution(1-5):

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S6. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Solution(11-15):

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. Aryan fulfills all required conditions, so Aryan is to be selected as an Accountant.

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. Pooja Saini is not fulfilling two conditions (ii) and (iii). So, she is not to be selected.

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. As given in the question Abhishek Singh has been working since 1999, so he has four year experience but required experience is not less than five year. So, he does not fulfill that condition. And nothing mentioned about condition (iv). So, Abhishek Singh is not to be selected.

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. As given in the question Divyaraj Singh has been working last four years, so he has four year experience but required experience is not less than five year. So, he does not fulfill that condition. And nothing mentioned about condition (iv). So, Divyaraj Singh is not to be selected.

S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. As it is given in the condition (ii) candidate age range between 25 to 35 year as on 01-08-2003, and Anshul Gupta is 35 year 6 month on 01-08-2003. So she is not fulfilling that condition, but she has an experience of 10 years as given in condition B(ii). So, that case may be referred to the MD, Personnel.