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Reasoning Ability Test

1. A meaningful word starting with ’A’ is made from the first, the second, the fourth, the fifth and the sixth letters of the word ’CONTRACT’. Which of the following is the middle letter of the word?
a) C
b) T
c) O
d) R
e) None of these

2. In a certain code ’nee tim see’ means ’how are you’, ’ble nee see’ means ’where are you’. What is the code for ’where’?
a) nee
b) tim
c) see
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these

3. Ramesh is taller than Ajay. Vijay is taller than Suresh and Ramesh. Who among them is the shortest?
a) Ramesh
b) Suresh
c) Ajay
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these

4. ’’Fan’’ is related to ’’Wings’’ in the same way as ’’Wheel’’ is related to
a) Round
b) Cars
c) Spokes
d) Moves
e) Air

5. If ’-’ means ’x’, ’x’ means ’+’, ’+’ means and ’’ means ’-’, then what will be the the value of 40×12+3-6
60 = ?
a) 4
b) 7.95
c) 16
d) 479.95
e) None

(Q 6-10) : Answer the following questions on the basis of the following alphabet.

6. Four of the following five are alike in regard to their positions in the alphabet and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) DA
b) KH
c) QN
d) YV
e) SV

7. Which letter is the 7th to the right of the 13th letter from your left?
a) S
b) T
c) V
d) U
e) None of these

8. If the first half of the alphabet is written in the reverse order, which of the following will be the 19th letter from your right?
a) F
b) H
c) D
d) E
e) None of these

9. If the first and the second letters interchange their position and similarly the third and the fourth letters, the fifth and the sixth letters and so on, which letter will be the 17th from your right?
a) H
b) I
c) F
d) J
e) None of these

10. What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following letter series?
a) FGI
b) FGH
c) FHG
d) EFI
e) None

11. A’s office is situated 5 km. north from B’s office. B starts from his office and walks 2 km. towards A’s office. He then turns right and walks 3 km. and then turns left and walks 3 km. To which direction will he turn to reach A’s office?
a) West
b) North
c) South
d) East
e) None

12. Six persons A,B,C,D,E and F are standing in a row. B is between F and D, E is between A and C. A does not stand next to either F or D. C does not stand next to D. F is between which of the following pair of persons?
a) B&C
b) C&D
c) A&C
d) A&B
e) None

13. A bus for Agra leaves after every 45 minutes from Delhi’s bus stand. An enquiry clerk told a passenger that the bus had already left 5 minutes back and the next would leave at 10.45 a.m. At
what time did the passenger get the information from the inquiry clerk?
a) 10.05 a.m.
b) 10.30 a.m.
c) 10.45 a.m.
d) 10.15 a.m.
e) None

14. In a row of boys, if A who is 10th from the left and B who is 9th from the right interchange their positions A becomes 15th from the left. How many girls are there in a row?
a) 23
b) 28
c) 27
d) 31
e) None

15-16. Read the information given below and answer the questions that follow :
Six friends A,B,C,D,E and F are sitting in a closed circle facing the centre. E is to the left of D. C is between A and B. F is between E and A.

15. Who is to the left of B?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) None

16. Who is to the right of C?
a) D
b) F
c) C
d) A
e) None

(17-20). A family consists of five members A,B,C,D and E. The gentleman E has two sons and
an unmarried daughter and a daughter-in-law is an officer and her brother-in-law ’A’, is an Engineer. ’C’ is a doctor. B is a violinist who is brother of A.

17. Who is the daughter of ’E’?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) None

18. How is A related to D?
a) A is the brother-in-law of D
b) A is the father-in-law of D
c) A is the brother of E
d) A is husband of D
e) None of these

19. How is ’E’ related to ’B’?
a) E is the daughter of B
b) E is the brother of B
c) E is the father of B
d) E is the sister of B
e) None of these

20. Who is the wife of B?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) None

21. How many pairs of letters are there in the word CHAIRS which have as many letters between them in the word as in the alphabet?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
e) More than three

22. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) Table
b) Chair
c) Stool
d) Cupboard
e) Furniture

23. How many independent words can HEARTLESS be divided into without changing the order of the letters and using each letter only once?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) Cannot be so divided
e) None of these

24. If A*B means ’A is the mother of B’ and A x B means ’A is the husband of B’, which of the following shows ’P is the father of Q’?
a) Q * M x P
b) P * Q
c) Q * P
d) P x M * Q
e) None of these

25. Eye is related to See in the same way as Ear is related to?
a) Ring
b) Sound
c) Hear
d) Smell
e) Light

26-30: An interrogative sentence is followed by two arguments – one beginning with ’Yes’ and the other with ’No’. You are to pick one of the following answer – choices which is applicable to each of the following questions.
(a) Only argument I is forceful.
(b) Only argument II is forceful.
(c) Both argument I and II are forceful.
(d) Neither I nor II is forceful.

26. Should everyone in India work according to his capacity and get according to his needs?
I. Yes, because this is the only method to eardicate poverty from India.
II. No, because it will be injustice to the hard working.

27. Should India remain secular?
I. Yes, because people belonging to different religions live in India.
II. No, because the different religious groups do not see eye to eye with one another.

28. Should strikes be banned in essential services?
I. Yes, because strikes disrupt the normal life.
II. No, because it is a democratic right of the people.

29. Should deforestation be considered a cognisable offence?
I. Yes, because deforestation will spoil the ecology.
II. No, because for industrialization deforestation is necessary.

30. Should manufacturing of tobacco products be banned?
I. Yes, because these are dangerous for human beings.
II. No, because those who are addicted to it will not be able to live without it.

Q.No. 31 to 35 : In each question below are given three statements followed by four conclusions. Take the Three statements to be true even if they are at variance with known facts. Point out which of the conclusions logically follow from the Three statements given.

31. Statements : 
All cats are dogs.
All dogs are horses.
All horses are donkeys.
Conclusions :
(I) Some dogs are cats
(II) Some horses are not dogs
(III) All cats are donkeys
(IV) Some donkeys are cats
a) Only I and II follow
b) Only II and IV follow
c) All of these follows
d) Only I, III, IV follows.
e) None of these follows

32. Statements : 
All ships are boats.
No boat is an oar. 
All oars are life-belts.
Conclusions :
(I) Some boats are ships.
(II) Some boats are not ships.
(III) No ship is a life-belt
(IV) No life-belt is a ship
a) Only I
b) Only II
c) Only I, III
d) All of these
e) None

33. Statements : 
All fingers are legs. Some
legs are hands. 
All hands are ears.
Conclusions : 
(I) Some legs are fingers.
(II) All legs are hands.
(III) All hands are legs.
(IV) No hand is ear.
a) Only II and IV follow
b) Only II and III follow
c) Only I follows
d) None of these follow
e) All follow

34. Statements : 
No shirt is pant.
No pant is a shoe. 
All shoes are books.
Conclusions :
(I) No pant is a shirt
(II) No shoe is a pant
(III) No shirt is a book
(IV) No book is a shirt
a) Only I and II follow
b) Only III and IV follow
c) Only I, II, III follow
d) All of these follows
e) None of these follows

35. Statements : 
All halls are walls. 
All walls are fans. 
All fans are swans.
Conclusions : 
(I) Some swans are fans
(II) Some swans are not fans
(III) All walls are swans
(IV) All halls are swans
a) Only III and IV follow
b) Only I, II and IV follow
c) Only I & II follow
d) None of these follows.
d) All of these follows

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