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TEST OF REASONING -- for CLERKS AND PO DEC 13 ONE --26122014

Test-I: Reasoning Ability--122013 one
Directions (Q.1-5): Read the following informationcarefully and answer the questions.
Eight groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are going for rock climbing in different mountain ranges, viz, Aravallis, Himalayas, Satpura, Andes, Alps, Rockies, Atlas and Appalachian but not necessarily in the same order.  These groups are also going for rafting in different rivers, viz Spree, Hudson, Amazon, Tigris, Tiber, Nile, Danube and Thames but not necessarily in the same order.
Group G is going neither to river Danube nor to river Hudson.  Neither group F nor group G is going to raft in the river Tigris or the river Nile.  Group E is going to the Appalachian mountain range.  Group C is going to the Andes mountain range and the river Tiber.  The one who is going to raft in the Amazon is also going to the Appalachian mountain range.  Group A and B are going for rafting either in the Nile or Thames.  Group D does not want to raft in the Tigris and F does not want to raft in the Hudson.  The group which is climbing on the Aravallis is rafting in the Danube and the group which is climbing on the Atlas is rafting in the Hudson.  A and G do not climb on the Rockies and the Satpura.  The group which is climbing on the Himalayas is rafting in the Thames.  Group H and G climb either on Alps or on the Satpura mountain range.

1.      Which of the following groups is going to climb on the Aravallis?
A)    D                                 B) E                             C) F                             D) H                            E) None of these

2.      The group rafting in the Nile is climbing in which of the following mountain ranges?
A)    Andes              B) Rockies      C) Aravallis     D) Atlas                                   E) None of these

3.      Which group is going to raft in the river Nile?
A) G                                  B) D                            C) A                            D) Data inadequate     E) None of these

4.      Which of the following combinations is definitely true with regard to the above information?
A)    C-Aravallis-Tiber                    B) A-Himalayas-Nile              C) D-Atlas-Danube
D) H-Satpura-Tigris                                  E) G-Andes-Spree

5.      Which of the following combinations is not true with respect to the above information?
A)    G-Alps-Spree                          B) F-Aravallis-Danube                        C) E-Appalachian-Amazon    
D) B-Rockies-Nile                                    E) A-andes-Thames

Directions (Q.6-10): In each question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II.  you have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at 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.  Given answer
a)      If only conclusion I follows.
b)      If only conclusion II follows.
c)      If either conclusion I or II follows.
d)     If neither conclusion I nor II
e)      If both conclusions I and II follows.
6.      Statements:           All equals are questions.
All questions are symbols.
Some questions are answerable.
Conclusion:          I. All answerable being symbols is a possibility.
II. No equal is answerable.

7.      Statements:           No game is an application.
Some applications are easy.
All easy are dynamics.
Conclusions:         I. No game is dynamic
II. No dynamic is application.
8.      Statements:           Some vitamins are calcium.
All calcium are minerals.
Some minerals are not vitamins
Conclusions:         I. All calcium are vitamins.
 II. Some vitamins are not minerals is a possibility.

9.      Statements:           Some details are beneficial.
All beneficial are helpful.
Some informations are not details.
Conclusions:         I. some informations are helpful.
II. All helpful being beneficial is a possibility.

10.  Statements:           No word is a statement.
Some statements are paragraphs.
No paragraph is a chapter.
Conclusions:         I. All statements can never be chapters.
 II. All words being chapters is a possibility.

Directions (Q.11-15): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
A,B,C,D,E,F, G and H are eight members of a family sitting around a circular table and all of them are facing away from the centre.  Each of them has a different sunsign, viz, Aquarius, Libra, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Pisces, Aries and Capricorn, but not necessarily in the same order.

C sits second to the right of F’s wife, whose sunsign is neither Cancer nor Capricorn.  No male is an immediate neighbor of C.  E’s son sits second to the left of H and on the immediate right of the person whose sunsign is Leo.  H, who is brother of B, has the sunsign Capricorn.  H is not an immediate neighbor of F’s wife.  E’s son’s sunsign is Libra.  Only one person sits between G and H.  F’s sister E sits on the immediate right of her father, whose sunsign is Aries. G is mother of B.  Only one person sits between F’s father and A.  Asits on the immediate left of the person whose sunsign is Pisces.  Only one person sits between F and B.  B sits second to the left of the person whose sunsign is Aquarius.  B is father of D and is not an immediate neighbor of A.

11.  Whose sunsign is Aquarius?
A)    D                     B) G                C) Father of D             D) Can’t be determined                       E) None of these

12.  Who among the following is E’s son?
A)    B                                 B) F                             C) A                            D) D                E) C

13.  The person whose sunsign is Virgo is sitting between who among the following?
A)    The persons whose sunsigns are Pisces and Leo
B)    The persons whose sunsigns are Aries and Libra
C)    The persons whose sunsigns are Libra and Caner
D)    Can’t be determined
E)     None of these

14.  Four of the five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group.  Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
A)    D                                 B) C                            C) A                            D) F                 E) B

15.  What is the position of G with respect to her granddaughter according to the given seating arrangement?
A)    4th to the right              B) 4th to the left                       C) Immediate left        
D) Immediate right                        E) 2nd to the left

Directions(Q. 16-20): In each of these questions, relationships between some elements are shown in the statement(s).  This/these statement(s) are followed by two conclusions numbered I and II.  Read the statements and give answer.
A)    If only conclusion I follows.
B)    If only conclusion II follows.
C)    If either conclusion I or II follows.
D)    If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
E)     If both conclusion I and IIfollows.

Direction(Q.21-25): Read the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Twelve wards N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X and Y of a hospital are in two parallel buildings, Building 1 is facing west and Building 2 is facing east.  Wards P, Q, R, S, T and U are in Building 1 and wards N, O, V, W, X and Y are in Building 2.  Each ward of Building 1 is exactly opposite the other ward in Building 2.
l   Ward V, which is at one of the ends of the building, is second to the left of ward
Y.
l   There are two wards between ward N and O.
l   There is only one ward between ward S and T.
l   Ward U is third to the right of Q.
l   Ward U is not opposite either V or Y.
l   Ward S and T are not opposite V.  Ward P is adjacent to ward S.
l    WardW , which is not opposite T, is not adjacent to N.

21. Which ward is opposite Q?
A) N                                 B) Y                            C) W               D) X                E) O

22. How many wards are there between wards R and S?
A) Four                B) Three                      C) Two                        D) One                        E) None of these

23. Ward R is related to ward X in the same way as ward U is related to O, based on the given arrangement.  Who among the following is Q related to following the same pattern?
A) N                                 B) V                            C) W               D) Y                E) None of these

24.Whcih of the following wards are at the ends of the building?
A) V, O                   B) U, Q                       C) v, w             D) R, T                        E) None of these

25. Which of the following statements is true about P?
A) ward Y is opposite ward P.
B) Ward N is not the neighbor of that ward which is opposite P.
C) ward S is not adjacent to ward P.
D) Ward P is 2nd from the right end.
E) Ward O is opposite that Ward which is 3rd to the left of ward P.

Directions(Q.26-30): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
In a certain code language, ‘government is ready for disaster management’ is written as ‘ti cu ko mo je pe’, ‘management less government’ is written as ‘de cu ko’, ‘less organized management’ is written as ‘cu pa de’ and ‘government ready in management’ is written as ‘cu ti ko su’,.
26.Which of the following is the code for ‘disaster’?
A) je                       B) ti                 C) mo              D) Can’t be determined           E) None of these

27. What does ‘su’ stand for?
A) government                   B) ready                      C) for               D) in                E) Can’t be determined

28. Which of the following is the code for ‘management in government’?
A) su cu ti               B) su ko cu      C) ti ko cu                   D) ko mo su                E) None of these

29. Which of the following may be the possible code for ‘government should readyin management’?
A) cu ti ko su ye                                         B) ye ti su ko mo                     C) cu ti mo su ye        
D) ti ko cu ye je                                          E) None of these

30. If ‘organised’ is related to ‘pa’, ‘less’ is related to ‘de’ and ‘ready’ is related to ‘ti’ then ‘for’ is related to which of the following?
A) je                       B) pe   C) mo  D) Either ‘je’ or’pe’    E) Can’t be determined

Directions(Q.31-35): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step.  The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement:

Input: 202  nokia 65 samsung 116 micromax 5 apple 610 lenovo Panasonic 51 huawei
Step I:              610 202 nokia 65 samsung 116 micromax5 apple Lenovo Panasonic 51 huawei
Step II:            610 202 65 nokia Samsung 116 micromax5 apple Lenovo Panasonic 51 huawei
Step III:  610 202 65 116 nokia Samsung micromax5 apple Lenovo Panasonic 51 huawei
Step IV:           610 202 65 116 5 nokia Samsung micromax apple Lenovo Panasonic 51 huawei
Step V:             610 202 65 116 5 51 nokia Samsung micromax apple Lenovo Panasonic Huawei
Step VI:           610 202 65 116 5 51 huawei nokia Samsung micromax apple Lenovo Panasonic
Step VII:  610 202 65 116 5 51 huawei Panasonic nokia Samsung micromax apple Lenovo
Step VIII: 610 202 65 116 5 51 huawei Panasonic micromax nokia Samsung apple Lenovo
Step IX:          610 202 65 116 5 51 huawei Panasonic micromax nokia Lenovo Samsung apple
Step X:           610 202 65 116 5 51 huawei Panasonic micromax nokia Lenovo apple Samsung
Step X is the last step of the above input, as the desired arrangement is obtained.  As per the rules followed in the above questions find the appropriate step for the given input.
Input:   “ 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator 81 godrej hitachi 200 electrolux 43 bluestar 315 sharp”

31. Which of the following is the last step but one?
A) VII                  B) VIII             C) IX               D) X                            E) None of these

32. If ‘24’ is related to ‘kelvinator’ and ‘godrej’ is related to ‘43’, ‘electrolux’ is related to which of the following in step III?
A) bluestar                        B) 43               C) 315 D) sharp                                  E) None of these

33. Which of the following is third to the left of the one that is 8th from the left end is Step III?
A) godrej              B) kelvinator               C) whirlpool                D) 24   E) None of these

34. Which of the position of ‘kelvinator’ in step VI?
A) 7th from the right                                 B) 8th from the left                                           C) 6th from the left    
D) 5th from the right                                 E) None of these

35. Which of the following will be Step V of the rearrangement?
A) 315 81 200 43 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator godrej hitachi Electrolux bluestar sharp
B) 315 81 200 43 55 24 whirlpool kelvinator godrej hitachi Electrolux bluestar sharp
C) 315 81 200 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator godrej hitachi Electrolux 43 bluestar sharp
D) 315 81 200 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator godrej hitachi Electrolux bluestar sharp 43
E) None of these

Directions (Q.36-40): In each of the following questions, a question is followed by information given in three statements.  You have to study the question along with the statements and decide the information given in which statement(s) are sufficient to answer the question.  Give your answer.
A)    If the data in statement I and II are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement III are not required to answer the question.
B)    If the data in statement I, II and III are not sufficient to answer the question.
C)    If the data in statement II and III are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not required to answer the question.
D)    If the data in statement I alone or in statement II alone or in statement III alone are sufficient to answer the question.
E)     If the data in all the statements I, II and III together are  necessary to answer the question.

36. Who is brother-in-law of Kiran?
I. Kiran is married to brother of Rakhi, Priya is daughter of Kiran.
II. Priyank and Kabir are the two brothers of Rakhi.
III. Only Priyank has no child.

37. What does ‘effective’ represent in a code language/
I. ‘problem of pollutants’ means ‘yo ko ta’ in that code language.
II. ‘pollutants suffering public place’ means ‘pa jo ko de’ in that code language.
III. ‘effective awareness place’ means ‘qo no de’ in that code language.

38. What is the number of students in an institute?
I. Each classroom contains 38 chairs.
II. There are 15 classes in the institute.
III. Each class has a strength of 28.

39. What is the distance between a garden and a market?
I. Starting from the garden, Rahul walks 10 km in a straight line in south direction.  He then turns to his left and covers a distance of 5 km.  He again turns to his left and covers a certain distance and reaches the market.
II. The market and the garden are not in a straight line.
III. Starting from the market, Rahul walks in north-east direction.  He then takes two right turns one by one after covering equal distances.

40. How many general awareness programmes are shown on a TV channel?
I. Riya watches six programmes a day.
II. There is a gap of 2 hours exactly between any two programmes.
III. The general awareness programmes receive a response of 8 hours a day.

Directions (Q. 41-44): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Why is inflation at double digits and growth at stagnation levels of around 4.5 per cent of the second year running?  It has to do with the UPA’s growth and distribution model.  This socialist distribution model has been discussed extensively, and with no apparent effect on the policymakers.
1.      Socialism has had a negative impact on growth and inflation both.
2.      Inflation of 10 per cent or more is hazardous to an economy.
3.      The policymakers have failed to realise that you need to create wealth before you can distribute it.
4.      India is a dominantly agricultural country, and most of the poor reside in rural agricultural areas.
5.      Most of the socialist countries have witnessed low levels of inflation.
6.      A country’s economy is shaped largely by the model it adopts.

41. Which of the following statements, if true, would strengthen the statement?
A) Only 1             B) Only 2        C) Only 3                    D) Both 2 and 5          E) None of these

42. Which of the following could be an assumptionin the above passage?
A) Only 2             B) Only 3        C) Only 5                    D) Only 1                    E) Both 2 and 5

43. Which of the statements, if true, would weaken the statement?
A) Only                B) Only 5        C) Both 5 and 6           D) Only 4                    E) None of these

44. Which of the statements is superfluous with regard to the above passage?
A) Only 1                                                 B) Only 2                                C) Both 2 and 3          
D) Both 4 and 5                           E) None of these

45.”Walmart will be a speck in India’s market and its absence won’t make a huge difference.” –A statement by India’s Finance Minister
Which of the following has been assumed by the finance minister before giving the above statement?
A)  Walmart has not made any substantial investment in India so far and has had a negligible presence.
B)      Walmart has a bad reputation in multi-brand retail worldwide.
C)      Walmart’s demands were not in favour of India’s domestic industries.
D)      Only 2 and c

E)       None of these


ANSWERS
Answers
(1-5):

Name
Mountain
River
A
Himalayas
Thames
B
Rockies
Nile
C
Andes
Tiber
D
Atlas
Hudson
E
Appalachian
Amazon
F
Aravallis
Danube
G
Alps
Spree
H
Satpura
Tigris

1.      C   2.B                  3.E                   4.D                  5.E

6. A; Some questions are answerable (I)         conversion       some answerable are questions (I) + All questions are symbols (A) = I + A = I = Some answerable are symbols.  Hence, the possibility in 1 exists.  Hence, conclusion I follows.  But there is no negative statement.  Thus any negative conclusion does not follow.  Hence, conclusion II does not follow.

1.                  D; Some applications are easy (I) + All easy are dynamics (A) = I + A = I = Some applications are dynamics.  Hence, conclusion II does not follow.
Again, No game is an application (E) + Some applications are dynamics (I) = E + I = O* = Some dynamics are not games.  Hence, conclusion I does not follow.

8.B; conclusion I does not follow from first statement.  But the possibility in conclusion II exists from third statements.  Hence, conclusion II follows.

9.B; Some details are beneficial (I) + All beneficial are helpful (A) = I + A = I = Some details are helpful (I).
Now, Some informations are not details (O) + Some details are helpful (I) = O + I = NO conclusion.  Hence, conclusion I does not follow.
Again, the possibility in II exists from second statement.

10. E; Some statement are paragraphs (I) + No paragraph is a chapter (E) = I + E = O = Some statements are not chapters.  Hence, concussion I follows.
Now, No word is a statement (E) + Some statements are paragraphs (I) + E + I = O* = Some paragraphs are not words.
Again, No paragraph is a chapter           conversion                No chapter is a paragraph (E) + Some paragraphs are not words (O) = E + O = No conclusion.
But the possibility n conclusion II exists.  Hence, conclusion II follows.

(11-15):



 (Aries)
   C
 

(Aquarius) D                                 E (Leo)

(Virgo) G                                                      A (Libra)
 

(Cancer) B                                   F (Pisces)

H (Capricorn)

Family tree
(+)               male
(-)                female
C+

-G    F+        E-

+H  B+            A+

D-

11.A                12. C   13. E   

14.A; All others are males.

15. C

16. A; Given statements:
V ≥ P                       ….(i)
U > R                      ….(ii)
P ≥ Q < R =S          ….(iii)
Combining (ii) and (iii), we have
P ≥ Q < R = S < U, so Q < R < U. hence, Q < U or U > Q is true.
Thus conclusion I follows.
Again, combining (i) and (iii),
V ≥ P ≥ Q < R = S
 

V ≥ Q
Hence, conclusion II does not follow.

17. D; N ≥ R = Q < P > C > B ≤ A
So, we can’t compare A and C.  hence, conclusion I doesn’t follows.
Again, R = Q < P, ie R < P
Thus conclusion II does not follow.

18. D; Given statements: A < B ≥ C > D            …(i)
 B > H                         …(ii)
From statement (i), we have
B > D. hence conclusion I does not follow.
Again, combining (i) and (ii),
A < B < H.thus, we can’t compare A and H.  Hence, conclusion II doesn’t follow.

19. A; Given statements:
P ≥ Q > R = S < T …(i)
 W < R … (ii)
Combining (i) and (ii), we have
Q > R > W
 

 Q > W
Hence, conclusion I follows.
From statement (i), we have
P > S < T, so we can’t compare P and T.  Hence, conclusions II does not follow.

20. D; Given statements:
L < M > N < O > P …(i)
 Q ≥ P                                                …(ii)
   L > S                                     …(iii)
Combining (i) and (ii), we have
L < M > N < O > P ≤ Q
 

We can’t compare N and Q.  So both conclusion I and II do not follow.
(21-25):
V                     R
N                     U
Y                     P
W                    S
O                     Q
X                     T
Building 2                       Building 1

21.  E                22. C   23. A   24. D   25. A  

(26-30):
government is ready for disaster management             ti cu ko mo e pe           …(i)
Management less government             de cu ko           …(ii)
Less organized management               cu pa de …(iii)
Government ready in management                  cu ti ko su        …(iv)
From (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) management                       cu        …(v)
From (i), (ii), (iv) and (v) government                         ko        …(vi)
From (i) and (iv) ready                        ti          …(vii)
From (iv), (v), (vi) and (vii) in su         …(viii)
From (iv), (v) and (vi) less       de        …(ix)
From (iii), (v) and (ix) organized                     pa        …(x)
From (i), (v), (vi) and (vii)

26. D   27. D   28.B                29.A                30. E
(31-35):
The machine rearranges first the numbers and then the words.  For numbers, it starts rearranging with the numbers divisible by 5 but the biggest number divisible by 5 is taken first.  Rest of the numbers (not divisible by 5) are rearranged in descending order.  Both divisible and non-divisible by 5 are taken in alternate steps.  As for words, they are rearranged according to decreasing number of vowels.  If there are two words having the same number of vowels then words are arranged in alphabetical order.
If there are two words having equal number of vowels and there is repetition of a vowel in a word, then this word will come after other words having the same number of vowel and alphabetical order will not be applicable.
Input: 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator 81 godrej hitachi 200 electrolux 43 bluestar 315 sharp
Step I:             315 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator 81 godre hitachi 200 electrolux 43 bluestar sharp
Step II:           315 81 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator godre hitachi 200 electrolux 43 bluesat sharp
Step III:          315 81 200 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator godrej hitachi Electrolux 43 bluestar sharp
Step IV:          315 81 20043 24 whirlpool 55 kelvinator godre hitachi Electrolux bluestar sharp
Step V:            315 81 200 43 55 24 whirlpool kelvinator godrej hitachi Electrolux bluestar sharp
Step VI:  315 1 200 43 55 24 kelvinator whirlpool godrej hitachi elecrolux bluestar sharp
Step VII:        315 81 200 43 55 25 kelvinator elecrolux whirlpool godre hitachi bluestar sharp
Step VIII:       315 81 00 43 55 24 kelvinator Electrolux bluestar whirlpool godrej hitachi sharp.
Step IX:                      315 81 200 43 55 24 kelvinator elecrolux bluestar hitachi whirlpool godrej sharp

31. B   32. D   33.C                34.A                35.B               

36.E; From I & II.Kiran is married either to Priyank or to Kabir.
From I, II & III.Priyank has no child and Kiran has a daughter.  Hence, Kabir is husband of Kiran.

37. B; From I, II, III code for ‘effective’ can’t be determined.

38.    C; From I. Number of chairs in each classroom = 38
From II. Strength in each class = 28
From II and III. Total number of students = 15× 28 = 420

39.    B; From I.
Garden                     Market
                     ?
                     10 Not given
Total distance between garden and market can’t be determined.  From II & III e can’t determine the distance.

40.    B; From I, II & III we can’t determine the number of general awareness programmes.

41.              C; (3) points out the flaw in the socialist model and thus adds to the argument that it is the socialist model that has been responsible for the diseased economy.

42.              E; (2) has clearly been assumed in the concern shown for “inflation at double digits” (6) is assumed in the way the writer links inflation and growth with “the UPA’s growth and distribution model”.

43.    B; If (5) is correct, socialism cannot be held responsible for the high inflation here.

44.    A; (1) is at best a summary of the passage and hence a mere repetition.

45.    A; When the call something a “Speck”, we assume that its size is negligible
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