SBI POs Reasoning Model Questions with Answers

Directions: (1-5) : In each question below are given three statements followed by three conclusion numbered I, II and III. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. Then decide which of the answers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) is the correct
answer and indicate it on the answersheet.

1. Statement: a. Some teachers are professors.
b. Some professors are readers.
c. All readers are rectors.
Conclusions: I. Some readers are teachers
II. Some rectors are teachers.
III. All rectors are readers
1) None follows 2) Only I follows
3) Only II follows 4) Only III follows
5) All follows

2. Statement: a. Some papayas are guavas.
b. Some guavas are carrots.
c. Some carrots are mangoes.
Conclusions: I. Some mangoes are papayas
II. Some carrots are papayas.
III. No papaya is a mango.
1) Only either I or II follows
2) Only either I or III follows
3) Only II follows 4) Only III follows
5) None of these

3. Statement: a. All bottles are glasses.
b. All drums are bottles.
c. Some cups are bottles.
Conclusions: I. Some glasses are cups.
II. All drums are glasses.
III. Some bottles are drums
1) None follows 2) Only I & II follow
3) Only II & III follow 4) Only I & III follow
5) All follow

4. Statement: a. All tablas are sitars.
b. All sitars are harmoniums.
c. All harmoniums are violins.
Conclusions: I. Some violins are tablas.
II. Some violins are sitars.
III. Some harmoniums are sitars.
1) All follow 2) Only II follows
3) Only I follows 4) Only I & II follow
5) None follow

5. Statement: a. Some stations are ports.
b. All shops are stores.
c. No port is a store.
Conclusions: I. Some stations are shops.
II. Some stations are stores.
III. No shop is a port.
1) Only I follows 2) Only II follows
3) Only III follows 4) None follows
5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): Study the information given below to answer these questions.
(i) A school held competitions for Chess, Table Tennis, Carrom, Kho-
Kho and Volleyball during the annual sports week from Monday to
Saturday, each game on one day, one day being a rest day.
(ii) Carrom competition was held not on the first or on the last day but was held earlier than Table Tennis competition.
(iii) Kho - Kho competition was held on the immediate next day of the Table Tennis competition day.
(iv) Chess competition was held on the immediate previous day of the rest day.
(v) Kho - Kho competition day and Volleyball competition day had a twoday gap between them.
(vi) Volleyball competition was held on the immediate following
day of the rest day?

6. Which of the following was a rest day?
1) Wednesday 2) Tuesday 3) Friday 4) Thursday 5) None of these

7. Kho - Kho and carom competition days had a gap of how many days between them?
1) Nil 2) Two 3) Three 4) Four 5) None of these

8. On which day was the Chess competition held?
1) Thursday 2) Friday 3) Monday 4) Wednesday 5) None of these

9. Which of the following is a wrong statement?
1) Carrom competition was held on the immediate previous day of Table
Tennis competition.
2) Kho - Kho competition was held on three days after the day on
which Volleyball competition was held.
3) There was a gap of three days between the days on which Chess
and Table Tennis competitions were held.
4) There was a two days' gap between the rest day and the day on which Carrom competition was held.
5) None of these

10. Which of the following is the correct statement?
1) Kho - Kho competition was held after Table Tennis competition
2) Chess competition was held on Thursday
3) No competition was held on Wednesday
4) Table Tennis competition was held earlier than Chess competition.
5) None of these

11. 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?
1) Cricket 2) Football 3) Polo 4) Carrom 5) Hockey

12. In the word CONTRACTUAL, the positions of the first and the eleventh letters are interchanged. Similarly, the positions of the
second and the tenth letters are interchanged, and so on up to the positions of fifth and seventh letters are interchanged, keeping the position of sixth letter unchanged, which letter will be the third to
the right of the sixth letter from the left end?
1) U 2) N 3) T 4) A 5) None of these

13. In a certain code, LATE is written as $%#@ and WIDE is written as τ © Δ @. How is DIAL written in that code?
1) Δ@#$ 2) Δ@%$ 3) Δ©%$ 4) Δ©%# 5) None of these

14. What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on their positions in the English alphabet?
DGH JMN ? VYZ
1) PRS 2) QST 3) OQR 4) ORS 5) None of these

15. If in the following set of numbers the first and the third digits are interchanged in each number, which number will be second
if arranged in ascending order after interchanging the digits?
583 645 396 287 469
1) 583 2) 645 3) 396 4) 287 5) 469

KEY : 1-1 2-2 3-5 4-1 5-3 6-2 7-5 8-3 9-4 10-1 11-4 12-2 13-3 14-5 15-2.

Answers with Explanation
1. 1; Statement (a) + statement (b) gives no conclusion [...I + I = no conclusion] Hence, conclusion I does not follow . Again since statement (a) + statement (b) gives no conclusion, therefore we can't relate teachers and ;rectors either. Hence conclusion II does not follow. Again conversion of statement (c) gives conclusion 'Some rectors are readers'. Hence, conclusion III does not follow.

2. 2; Statement (a) + statement (b) gives no conclusion [... I + I = no conclusion]. Hence conclusion does not follow. Again , since statement (a) + statement (b) gives no conclusion, we can't relate
papayas and mangoes . Hence conclusions I and III do not follow. But these two conclusion make a complementary pair ( IE-type) . Hence either conclusion I or conclusion III follows.

3. 5; Statement (b) + statement (a) gives conclusion II [...A + A = A ] Hence, conclusion I follows. Again statement (c) + statement
(a) gives conclusion 'Some cups are glasses' [... I + A = I]. Now conversion of statement (b) gives conclusion III. Hence conclusion III follows.

4. 1; Conversion of statement (b) gives conclusion III. Hence conclusion III follows. Again statement (b) + statement (c) gives conclusion 'All sitars are violins' [A + A = A]. Now, conversion of 'All sitars are violins' gives conclusion' All tablas are violins'
gives conclusion I. Hence, conclusion I follows.

5. 3; Statement (b) + conversion of statement (c) gives conclusion III [ A+ E = E]. Hence, conclusion III follows Statement (a) + statement (c) gives conclusion 'Some stations are not stores' [I + E = O]. Hence, conclusion II does not follow. Again, 'Some stations are not stores' + All shops are stores' gives conclusion 'Some
stations are not shops' Hence conclusion I does not follow.

11. 4; Others are outdoor games.
12. 2; CONTRACTUAL
LAUTCARTNOC
Third to the righ of the sixth letter from the left end (6+3=) 9th letter from the left and, ie., 'N'

13. 3; Letters : L A T E W I D
Code : $ % # @ τ © Δ
∴ DIAL = Δ © % $

14. 5; PST
D +6 J +6 P +6 V
G +6 M +6 S +6 Y
H +6 N +6 T +6 Z

15. 2; 583 645 396 287 469
385 546 693 782 964

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