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Logical Reasoning

1. If TEMPLE is coded as VHQNIA, how would you code CHURCH?
a) EKYWI
b) EKYQZD
c) EKYPZD
d) EKYQWD e) None

2. In a certain code, ‘GROWTH’ is written as ‘HQPVUG’ and ‘FOUR’, is written as ‘GNVQ’. How is ‘PROBLEMS’ written in that code?
a) OQPAMDNR
b) QQNCMDNR
c) QQPAKDNR
d) QQPAMDNR
e) None of these

(3-5) : According to a certain code language ‘min fin bin gin’ means ‘Trains are always late’ ‘gin din cin hin’ means ‘Drivers were always punished’ ‘bin cin vin rin’ means ‘Drivers stopped all trains’ ‘din kin fin vin’ means ‘All passengers were late’

3. Which word is represented by ‘vin’?
a) Trains
b) Drivers
c) Late
d) All
e) None

4. ‘Drivers were late’ would be written as?
a) cin din fin
b) min cin din
c) fin din gin
d) gin hin gin
e) None of these

5. ‘kin min hin’ would mean:?
a) Always late train
b) All passenger trains
c) Passengers are late
d) Passengers are punished
e) None

(6-7): Study the information and answer the questions given below:
On a playing ground Dev, Kumar, Nilesh, Ankur and Pintu are standing as directed below facing the North:
(i) Kumar is 40 m to the right of Ankur.
(ii) Dev is 60 m to the South of Kumar.
(iii) Nilesh is 25 m to the West of Ankur.
(iv) Pintu is 90 m to the North of Dev.

6. Who is the North-East of the person, who is to the left of Kumar?
a) Nilesh
b) Ankur
c) Dev
d) Either Nilesh or Dev
e) Pintu

7. If a boy walks from Nilesh, meets Ankur followed by Kumar, Dev and then Pintu, how many metres has he walked if he has travelled the straight distance all through?
a) 215 m
b) 155 m
c) 245 m
d) 185 m
e) None

(8-10): Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions given below it:
A + B means A is the father of B, A- B means A is the wife of B; A x B means A is the brother of B; A ÷ B means A is the daughter of B.

8. If P + R ÷ Q, which of the following is true?
a) P is the husband of Q
b) P is the brother of Q
c) P is the son of Q
d) P is the father of Q
e) None of these

9. If P x R – Q, which of the following is true?
a) P is the brother of Q
b) P is the father of Q
c) P is the brother-in-law of Q
d) P is the Uncle of Q
e) None of these

10. If P – R x Q, which of the following is true?
a) P is the sister of Q
b) P is the son of Q
c) P is the husband of Q
d) P is the sister-in-law of Q
e) None

11. Find the missing number in the following series: 83, 82, 81, …….., 69, 60, 33
a) 73
b) 80
c) 75
d) 77
e) None of these

12.  Find the missing number in the following series: 77, 78, 77, 81, 73, …….., 55
a) 69
b) 71
c) 82
d) 89
e) None of these

13. Find the missing number in the following series:  6, 7, 9, 13, 21, ……..
a) 25
b) 29
c) 37
d) 32
e) None of these

14.  Find the missing number in the following series:4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 72, ……..
a) 108
b) 98
c) 92
d) 96
e) None of these

15. Find the missing number in the following series: 3, 6, 6, 12, 9, …….., 12
a) 15
b) 18
c) 11
d) 13
e) None of these

16. Vijay is ranked 14th in a class of 43 students. What is his rank from the bottom?
a) 30th
b) 28th
c) 29th
d) 31th
e) None

17. Dilip’s position from left in a row of student is 10th and Jagdish’s position is 20th from the right. Both of them interchange their position and Jagdish becomes 23rd from the right. How many students are there in the row?
a) 33
b) 44
c) 42
d) 41
e) 32

18. If the letter in the word ‘POWERFUL’, are rearranged as they appear in the English alphabet, the position of how many letters will remain unchanged after such rearrangement?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
e) None of these

19. If ‘W’ means white, ‘Y’ means yellow, ‘B’ means Black, ‘G’ means green, ‘R’ means red, which of the following will come next in the sequence given below?
W, WY, WYB, WYBG, WYBGR, W, WY, WYB, WYB
a) Red
b) White
c) Green
d) Yellow
e) None

20. In the following number series, how many times three number 4, 5 and 9 appear together in such a way, that the prime number comes in the middle and rest of the two numbers are arranged on either sides?
4 5 9 6 9 4 5 7 4 9 5 6 7 4 9 5 4 3 5 9 4 4 9 4 5 5 4 9
a) 3
b) 4
c) 2
d) More than 4
e) None

(1-11): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
(i) Eight rooms P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are located adjacent to one another in two different rows with four in each row.
(ii) Doors of the rooms of one row open into the doors of the rooms of another row.
(iii) No room of consecutive letter is either adjacent or opposite to each other.
(iv) P and Q are the rooms located at the end of two different rows.
(v) R is just left of T and is located in the same row in which P is located.
(vi) U is just left of Q.

1. Which room is opposite to P?
a) S
b) U
c) W
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these

2. Which room is diagonally opposite to S?
a) Q
b) W
c) V
d) Cannot be determined
e) None

3. Which room is opposite to R?
a) U
b) W
c) Q
d) Cannot be determined
e) None

4. Which room/ (s) is/are adjacent to W?
a) R
b) U and S
c) Q and U
d) Cannot be determined
e) None

5. Which of the following room is not located at either ends?
a) Q
b) V
c) S
d) W
e) P

6. Introducing a man, Neeraj said, ”His wife is the only daughter of my wife.” How is Neeraj related to that man?
a) father
b) grand father
c) father-in-law
d) son e) brother

7. Two letters in the word ‘PRESENCE’ have as many letters between them in the word as there are between them in the alphabets and in the same order. Which one of the two letters comes earlier in the alphabets?
a) C
b) E
c) R
d) P
e) None of these

8. If it is possible to make a meaningful word which 4th, 8th and 10th letters of the word ‘COUNTERACT’, which of the following will be the last letter of that word? If no such word can be made, give ‘X’ as answer. If more than one such word can be made, give ‘M’ as the answer.
a) A
b) N
c) T
d) X
e) M

9. If all the capital letters are substituted with small letters placed at even places in the following alphabetical series, then how would you write the name of the month DECEMBER?
A B C D E F ……………. Z
a) D E c E b M e r
b) d e C e M b e r
c) d E c E M b E R
d) d E C E M b E r
e) None of these

10. If the position of 1st letter of English alphabet is interchanged with the position of 14th letter, 2nd letter with 15th letter in such a way that M is interchanged with Z, then which of the following letter will be 9th to the right of 17th letter from the right?
a) F
b) E
c) R
d) T
e) None of these

11. If Mahesh and Sunder are ranked 11th and 12th respectively from the top in a class of 41 students, what will be their respective ranks from the bottom?
a) 32nd and 33rd
b) 29th and 30th
c) 30th and 31st
d) 31st and 30th
e) None of these


1-9: Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below :
S Q A 5 N % T 7 B 4 # J E $ 2 T S * 1 8 H 3 U @ 9 F W © K

1. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a vowel but not immediately preceded by a number?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) More than three
e) None

2. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement, each of which is either immediately preceded by a vowel or immediately followed by a symbol but not both?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
e) None

3. Which of the following is the seventh to the left of the fifteenth from the left end in the above arrangement?
a) H
b) B
c)1
d) 7
e) None

4. Two cars start from the opposite points of straight part of the National Higway 8, 100 km apart. The first car runs for 20 km. It then takes a detour – takes a right turn goes straight for 15km. It then turns left, runs for another 25 km and then takes the straight connecting road to reach back on the main road. In the meantime, due to a minor breakdown, the other car has run only 35 km along the main road. What would be the distance between the two cars at this point?
a) 20km
b) 30km
c) 45km
d) 10km
e) None of these

5. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Dollar
b) Rupee
c) Dinar
d) Cent
e) Yen

6. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Earth
b) Moon
c) Pluto
d) Mars
e) Mercury

7. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group. 
a) Minister
b) M.L.A
c) President
d) Prime Minister
e) M.P.

8. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Australia
b) Afghanistan
c) Russia
d) China
e) America

9. Four of the five words of the following questions belong to the same group or class. Pick up that one which does not belong to that group.
a) Man
b) Women
c) Girl
d) Gita
e) Boy


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