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 following information and answer the questions given below:
In Jaypee university, there is a placement drive for B.Tech final year students. There are only ten students i.e. Akansha, Vidhi, Brajesh, Garima, Sagar, Deepti, Raj, Ankur, Roshan and Manju who belong to different cities i.e. Mumbai, Ranchi, Patna, Goa, Kolkata, Kanpur, Lucknow, Pune, Chennai and Delhi of indian states. Before written test, there is an orientation program, so all are seated in two rows in which Row 1 faces North and Row 2 faces South. These all student have different percentage marks in B.Tech i.e. 89, 74, 65, 85, 69, 78, 92, 78, 80 and 68.
The one who has got 74 % marks faces the one who seats 2nd right of the one who belongs to Mumbai. The one who belongs to Chennai, faces the one who sits 2nd left of the one who belongs to Patna. The one who belongs to Ranchi, is Manju who sits 3rd right of Akansha. The one who has got 78% marks is immediate neighbor of the one who faces the one who has got 68 %. There is one student sits between Manju who does not get 78 %, and Raj. Deepti faces south and sits 2nd right of the one who belongs to Delhi. Akansha sits at extreme left end of the row 2. The one who belongs to Lucknow sits at middle of Row 2.The one who has got highest % marks sits diagonally opposite to Roshan. Sagar has got 69 % marks. The one who is immediate right of the one who belongs to Lucknow faces Brajesh. There is only one student sits between Brajesh and Ankur. Akansha faces the one who belongs to Kolkata who sits extreme end of the Row. Sagar sits 2nd left of the one who belongs to Kolkata. The one who sits 3rd right of Garima, has got 89 %.The immediate neighbor of Sagar has got 80 % marks. Garima does not belong to Kanpur. Vidhi who does not belong to Kolkata sits diagonally opposite to Roshan. One of immediate neighbor of Deepti faces the one who belongs to Pune. The one who has got lowest % marks in these students sits opposite to the one Who belongs to Chennai. The one who belongs to Mumbai, sits opposite to the one who belongs to Ranchi. The one who faces the one who belongs to Kolkata, has got 72 %.

Q1. Who among the following belongs to Kanpur?
(a) Akansha
(b) Raj
(c) Vidhi
(d) Garima
(e) None of these

Q2. How many student sits between Raj and Deepti?
(a) Three
(b) Five
(c) No one
(d) Two
(e) None of these

Q3. If Manju is related to Pune, and Sagar is related to Patna, then Roshan is related to which of the following cities?
(a) Chennai
(b) Delhi
(c) Kolkata
(d) Lucknow
(e) Goa

Q4. Who among the following sits 2nd left of the one who belongs to Chennai?
(a) Garima
(b) Vidhi
(c) Akansha
(d) Roshan
(e) Raj

Q5. Who among the following sits at extreme end?
(a) Deepti
(b) Vidhi
(c) Sagar
(d) Ankur
(e) None of these

Directions (1-5):

S1.Ans.(b)
Sol.

S2.Ans.(c)
Sol.

S3.Ans.(d)
Sol.

S4.Ans.(a)
Sol.

S5.Ans.(b)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): Answer these questions based on the following information.
In a certain code:
‘Defence, Home and External’ is coded as ‘ 8 18 18 13’
‘Adviser and Foreign Secretary’ is coded as ‘ 23 18 21 43’
‘ground position strategy ahead’ is coded as ’18 29 32 5’

Q6. According to the above given logic, What will be the code of ‘Laptop’?
(a) 35
(b) 24
(c) 31
(d) 34
(e) None of these

Q7. What will be the code of ‘Government’?
(a) 34
(b) 24
(c) 28
(d) 38
(e) 39

Q8. What will be the code of ‘Modi Sarkar’?
(a) 13 15
(b) 19 17
(c) 19 21
(d) 13 19
(e) None of these

Q9. Which of the following word has been coded as ‘34’?
(a) Warsao
(b) Belgium
(c) Bulgaria
(d) Cyprus
(e) Nauru

Q10. What will be code of ‘Stationary’?
(a) 23
(b) 29
(c) 32
(d) 25
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10):
These are the latest pattern of coding-decoding questions. In these questions we are applying following concept:-
(i)The addition of last two letter of a word is coded as the code of that particular word.

S6.Ans.(c)
Sol.

S7.Ans.(a)
Sol.

S8.Ans.(d)
Sol.

S9.Ans.(b)
Sol.

S10.Ans.(e)
Sol.

Q11. Statement:- Wildlife activists have accused Indian authorities of a culture of secrecy around the cause of steadily rising tiger deaths. They want forest officials to cultivate the goodwill of forest dwellers around sanctuaries.
Which of the following options abrogates the above statement?
(i) At least 67 tigers have died this year - many as a result of conflict with humans, including poachers.
(ii) Tigers are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of endangered animals.
(iii) Karnataka state in the south recorded 14 deaths, more than any other, while the central state of Madhya Pradesh accounted for 13.
(iv) Since 2006 conservation efforts have yielded significant results, however. India's tiger population rose from 1,706 to 2,226 during the period 2011-2016.
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (ii)
(c) Only (iii)
(d) Only (iv) and (ii)
(e) Only (iv)

S11. Ans.(e)
Sol. In this question, we have to choose an option which negates the given statement.
Option (i) supports the statement by pointing out that a large number of tigers died and poaching was also involved.
Option (ii) also supports the statement by as being included in the red list of endangered animals means there is a threat to its population.
Option (iii) does not negate the statement as it mention a large number of deaths that took place in various states.
Option (iv) definitely negates the statement by mentioning a fact which proves that tiger population have increased over the recent past few years.

Q12. Statement:- India's top environment court has banned the dumping of waste within 500 metres of a heavily polluted stretch of the Ganges river. The NGT's orders are legally binding but can be challenged in the courts.
Which of the following can be concluded from the given statement?
(i) Indian spends too much money on cleaning of its rivers rather than on proper waste management system.
(ii) The river is sacred to Hindus who worship it as "Mother Ganges", but it has also become badly polluted by industrial waste, sewage and garbage.
(iii) NGT is more serious about the religious sentiments and does not care about air pollution.
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (ii)
(c) Only (iii)
(d) Only (ii) and (iii)
(e) None of these.

S12. Ans.(e)
Sol. In this question, we have to choose an option which can be concluded from the given statement.
Option (i) cannot be concluded as nothing has been mentioned in the statement about the use of money.
Option (ii) is not the correct choice as it cannot be concluded from the statement that the river is sacred.
Option (iii) is not a correct option as we cannot assume that NGT is not serious about the air pollution.

Q13. Statement:- The US House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defense funding to Pakistan, making it conditional to Islamabad showing satisfactory progress in the fight against terrorism.
Which of the following could be the postulated form the above statement?
(i) US is unhappy with the progress made by Pakistan in fighting terrorism.
(ii) Pakistan has enough resources to take care of its defense funding by herself.
(iii) Tensions have been rising on the Indo-Pak border with continuous cease fire violations from Pakistan.
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (ii) and (i)
(c) Only (iii) and (i)
(d) Only (ii) and (iii)
(e) None of these.

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. In this question, we have to choose an option which can be assumed from the give statement.
Option (i) can be assumed as this might have been the reason why US has imposed tougher conditions for the reimbursement of funds.
Option (ii) cannot be as assumed as US have not stopped or reduced its funding but simply imposed tougher conditions for the reimbursement of funds.
Option (iii) cannot be postulated as it is not related to the statement which is about US funding for Pakistan and terrorism.

Q14. Statement:- “The head of so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Sayed, has been killed in a military raid by US on the group's headquarters in the eastern province of Kunar”, US officials say.
Which of the following is not in line with the above statement?
(i) The raid also resulted in the deaths of other IS members, the Pentagon said in a statement.
(ii) The operation was aimed at disrupting the group's plans to expand in Afghanistan.
(iii) IS earlier announced it was moving into Afghanistan and Pakistan.
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (ii) and (i)
(c) Only (iii) and (i)
(d) Only (ii) and (iii)
(e) None of these.

S14. Ans.(e)
Sol. In this question, we have to choose an option which is not related to the statement.
Option (i) is related to the statement as it mentions the effectiveness of the raid.
Option (ii) is also related as it is given in the statement that the head of Islamic State was killed in Afghanistan.
Option (iii) is also related to the statement as it mentions IS’s plans for expansion in Afghanistan.

Q15. In the question given below, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as-
(a) If statements I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
(b) If statements II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(c) If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
(d) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
(e) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause
Statement I: Smriti Irani, Minister for Textiles, will hold an additional charge of the important Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the government has announced.
Statement II: Senior BJP leader and Information and Broadcasting Minister was named as the government's nominee for Vice President of India.

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. It can be deduced from the statements that the reason why the current textile minister is given an additional charge of I&B ministry is that the current I&B minister was chosen as the nominee for the Vice President of India.

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