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Reasoning Ability Practice Bits for Latest Bank Exams

Directions ::- Study the information carefully and answer the questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular area at equal distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of the people are facing the centre, while some face outside (i.e., in a direction opposite to the centre.) B sits third to the left of H. H faces the centre. F sits second to right of B. E sits second to the left of D. D is neither an immediate neighbour of B nor H. Both the immediate neighbours of C face outside. A is not an immediate neighbour of H. Immediate neighbours of A face opposite directions (opposite directions means if one neighbour faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice versa). Both the immediate neighbours of D face the same direction as F (i.e., if F faces the centre then both the immediate neighbours of D also face the centre and vice versa). A faces the same direction as B (i e., if A faces the centre then B also faces the centre and vice versa)
1. How many people in the given arrangement face the centre?
1) Three
2) One
3) Two
5) Five
4) Four
2. Which of the following is true regarding G as per the given seating arrangement?
1) C sits third to left of G.
2) Only two people sit between G and D
3) A sits to immediate right of G.
4) B is one of the immediate neighbours of
5) G does not face the centre.
3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
1) G
2) A
3) C
4) F
5) D
4. What is A’s position with respect to H?
1) Third to the left
2) Third to the right
3) Fourth to the right
4) Second to the left
5) Fifth to the left
5. Who is sitting to the immediate right of E?
1) H
2) G
3) C
4) F
5) B
6. Who amongst the following sits exactly between F and B?
1) G
2) C
3) E
4) A
5) H


Directions ::  (7 – 11: Study the following information and answer the given questions)
In a certain code language make good finance plans’ is written as ‘zt mn lo xy’, ‘good economy helps finance’ is written as ” dn oj mn zt”, “make good progress now’ is written ” as xy rt cl br’, ‘progress helps develop country’ is written as ‘oj rt cl br” (all the codes are two letter codes only)

7. Which of the following represents the code for “make plans now”in the given code language?
1) oj xy zt
2) lo fs xy
3) lo oj mn
4) fs oj xy
5) xy lo mn
8. Which of the following represents the code for “helps progress” in the given code language?
1) dn oj
2) oj mn
3) zt mn
4) dn br
5) br oj
9. What is the code for “finance” in the given code language?
1) lo
2) xy
3) dn
4) mn
5) zt
10. What is the code for ‘good’ in the given code language?
1) mn
2) oj
3) zt
4) br
5) xy
11. What does the code ‘cl’ stand for in the given code language?
1) either “country” or “helps”
2) develop
3) either ‘develop’ or ‘country’
4) helps
5) country


Directions (Q.12-17): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
During one week, a human resource director conducts five interviews for a new job, one interview per day, Monday through Friday. There are six candidates for the job Rajan, Sachin, Tarun, Asha, Vanya and Kunal. No more than two candidates are interviewed more than once. Neither Sachin nor Asha nor Vanya is interviewed more than once, and no other candidate is interviewed more than twice.
The schedule of interviews is subject to the following conditions.
  • i) lf Tarun is interviewed, then he must be interviewed on both Monday and Friday.
  • ii) lf Sachin is interviewed, then Ash
  • is also interviewed, with Sachin’s interview taking place earlier than Asha’s interview.
  • iii) If Rajan is interviewed twice, then Rajan’s second interview takes place exactly two days after Rajan’s first interview.
  • iv) lf Vanya is interviewed, then Kunal is interviewed twice, with Vanya’s interview taking place after Kunal’s first interview and before Kunal’s second interview.
  • v) lf Asha is interviewed, then Rajan is also interviewed, with Asha’s interview taking place on a day either immediately before i or immediately after a day on which Rajan interviewed

12. Which of the following could be a complete and accurate list of candidates the human resource director interviews and the days on which those interviews take place?
1) Monday: Sachin, Tuesday: Asha, Wednesday: Rajan, Thursday: Kunal,Friday: Rajan
2) Monday: Sachin, Tuesday: Kunal, Wednesday: Rajan, Thursday: Kunal,Friday: Asha
3) Monday: Tarun, Tuesday: Rajan, Wednesday : Sachin, Thursday: Rajan, Friday: Tarun
4) Monday: Tarun, Tuesday: Rajan, Wednesday: Kunal, Thursday: Vanya, Friday: Tarun
5) None of these
13. If Vanya is interviewed on Tuesday, then which of the following must be true?
1) Tarun is interviewed on Friday
2) Asha is interviewed on Thursday
3) Rajan is not interviewed
4) Sachin is not interviewed
5) None of these
14. If Kunal is not interviewed, then which one of the following must be true?
1) Rajan is interviewed on Thursday
2) Sachin is interviewed on Tuesday
3) Tarun is interviewed on Monday
4) Asha is interviewed on Wednesday
5) None of these
15. If Sachin is interviewed, then which one of the following could be true?
1) Kunal is interviewed on both Tuesday and Wednesday
2) Asha is interviewed on Monday
3) Vanya is interviewed on Tuesday
4) Sachin is interviewed on Tuesday
5) None of these
16. If neither Asha nor Tarun is interviewed, then each of the following could be true except.
1) Rajan is interviewed on Monday
2) Rajan is interviewed on Thursday
3) Vanya is interviewed on Tuesday
4) Kunal is interviewed on Wednesday
5) None of the above
17. If both Asha and Vanya are interviewed, then which of the following is a complete and accurate list of the days on which “Kunal could be interviewed?
1) Monday, Friday
2) Tuesday, Thursday
3) Monday, Thursday, Friday
4) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5) Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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