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# PREVIOUS YEAR REASONING QUESTIONS | 28.06.2017

Mahendra Guru

Previous year questions give guidance to us and provide a base for the preparation of any competitive exam. It is always good to have an experience of how the level of exam varies from year to year. For every subject like in Reasoning Ability, we come to know the pattern of questions must be followed to prepare the examination.

Directions (Q.1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II are given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and Give answer:

(1) If the data in Statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(2) If the data in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(3) If the data in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(4) If the data in both the Statement I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(5) If the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

1. What does ‘Pe’ mean in a code language?

I. ‘Na Si La Lo’ means ‘you may go now’ and ‘Ne Si Na Pe’ means ‘he may go there’ in that code language.
II. ‘Ki Se Pe Bo’ means ‘come there and see’ and ‘Se Ni Bo Ki’ means ‘come here and see’ in that code language.

2. What is Keshav’s rank in a class of 50?

I. Amit, ranking 18th in the class from the top, is 7 ranks below Vivek, who is 5 rank above Keshav.
II. Saurav, the 10th from the bottom, is 20 ranks below Suresh, who is 5 ranks below Keshav.

3. How is Ram related to Nitin?

I. Revati, Nitin’s mother, is cousin of Sukesh, the uncle of Ram.
II. Pravin, Ram’s father-in-laws, is the grandfather of Sachin, the nephew of Nitin.

4. Who among M, N, O, P and Q is the youngest?

I. N, the 2nd youngest is younger than Q, O and M.
II. O, the 2nd oldest, is older than N.

5. Six people –S, T, U, V, W and X are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. What is T’s position with respect to X?

I. Only two people sit between U and W. X is second to the left of W. V and T are immediate neighbors of each other.
II. T is to the immediate right of V. There are only two people between T and S. X is an immediate neighbor of S but not of V.

Ans 1: (2)
Ans 2: (3) (Explanation -From either statements keshav’s rank can be determined)
Ans 3: (4)
Ans 4: (1) (Explanation - From 1st statement we can find that P is youngest)
Ans 5: (2)  (Explanation- From 2nd statement we can find that T is second to the left of X)

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