Sunday, August 29, 2010

REASONING QUESTIONS

Directions (Q. 1-5):  Answer these questions referring to the symbol-letter-number sequence given below:
5 6 $ V W F? 4? M I 9 TB 8 U3 £G 2# * H E 7 N 1 Y A X


1. How many symbols are there which are immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a letter?
1) 2
2) 3
3) 4
4) 5
5) None of these

2. If all the symbols are dropped from the series, which letter/number will the be eleventh to the left of fifteenth letter/number from your left?
1) M
2) 1
3) 7
4) F
5) None of these

3. If the positions of the first and the sixteenth elements, second and seventeenth elements, and so on up to eleventh and twenty-sixth elements, are interchanged, which letter/number/symbols will be seventh to the right of nineteenth letter/number/symbol from the right?
1) 6
2) $
3) X
4) V
5) None of these

4. If the positions of the letters in the sequence are reoccupied by the letters themselves though after getting rearranged alphabetically from the left, which of the following will indicate the position of M in the new arrangement?
1) M is between * and 2
2) M is 13th from the right
3) M is 21st from the right
4) M is 15th from the left
5) None of these

5. What is the total number of 'the numbers immediately followed by a letter' and 'the symbols immediately following the letters' together in the above sequence?
1) 5
2) 6
3) 7
4) 8
5) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
A word arrangement machine when given an input line of words, rearranges them following a particular rule in each step.
The following is an illustration of the input and the steps of rearrangement.
Input: wearing dress tops strappy you avoid arm
Step I: strappy wearing dress tops you avoid arm
Step II: strappy wearing avoid dress tops you arm
Step III: strappy wearing avoid dress tops arm you
(Step III is the last step for this input)
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in the given questions the appropriate step for the given input.

6. Input: threats gang careful answer agree classes more Which of the following will be the third step for this input?
1) careful threats gang answer agree classes more
2) careful classes threats answer gang agree more
3) careful answer classes agree threats gang more
4) careful classes threats gang answer agree more
5) None of these

7. If the second step of an input is 'children teachers bunking school canteen movie freedom' which of the following will be its fifth step?
1) children teachers bunking canteen school movie freedom
2) bunking teachers children school canteen movie freedom
3) canteen freedom school movie children teachers bunking
4) children teachers bunking movie canteen school freedom
5) It cannot have fifth step.

8. If the input is 'pangs of worst and fears the neglect', which of the following will be the IV step?
1) neglect fears pangs worst and of the
2) and the neglect of pangs worst fears
3) and the of neglect pangs worst fears
4) worst pangs fears neglect of and the
5) Cannot be determined

9. Input: 'her famous away sibling thing usual stay'. Which of the following steps would be the last step for this input?
1) III
2) IV
3) V
4) VI
5) VII

10. If step V of an input is 'holding bench elbow floor bent lie your on', what will be step II?
1) on lie holding bench floor bent elbow your
2) holding bench elbow lie your floor on bent
3) holding bench elbow floor lie your on bent
4) holding lie your elbow bench floor on bent
5) Cannot be determined

Directions (Q. 11-16): Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A leading English daily of India, ABC News, invites applications for the post of sub-editors in its company.
The candidates are required to fulfill, apart from (1), at least three of the following conditions for his/her selection
1) He/she must be between 21-30 yrs.
2) He/she has first class degree in his/her graduation.
3) He/she has diploma in journalism with at least 55% marks.
4) He/she has an experience of at least 2 years in a news-paper.
5) He/she has won prize at state level for his/her articles published in state-level English daily.
If, however, he/she does fulfill all conditions except
(a)(5) above, but he/she has 5 yrs. Experience in a news agency, then refer to the
editor of ABC News.
(b) (2) above, but he/she has diploma in journalism with 75%, then refer to the chairman of ABC News.
(c) (3) above, but he/she has complete graduation with 75%, then refer to the managingdirectors of ABC News.
  All the information are given to you on 01-10-2000. Now, you have to take decision in regard to each case given below.
You are not to assume any information.
Give answer
(1) if the candidate is not to be selected.
(2) if the candidate is to be selected.
(3) if the candidate is to be referred to the chairman.
(4) if the candidate is to be referred to the managing director.
(5) if the candidate is to be referred to the editor.

11. Niharika Chawla, a 26-year-old graduate from Delhi University with 66% marks, has also done her diploma in journalism from Jamia with 75% marks. She has been working with The Hindu, Delhi for the last 3 years.

12. Shrya Singh, a first class graduate from Patna University, has done diploma in journalism from the same university with 72% marks. She has won several prizes for his articles at state level and has been working with The Hindustan Times, Patna from 20.07.98.

13. Akanksha Mathur, who hails from Mumbai, is a graduate from University of Mumbai with 50% marks. She also holds a degree in journalism with 76% marks. She has been working with Mid Day, Mumbai for the last 4 years. Her date of birth is 29-07-76.

14. Rohit Sen has won many awards for his articles at state level and he has been working with The Telegraph,Calcutta since 1995. He did his B.Com with 77% marks from University of Calcutta and after that he finished his diploma in journalism from Jadavpur university with 53%. His date of birth is 15-10-74.

15. Swatika Gupta is an English Hons. graduate from Bangalore University with 63% marks. She also holds diploma in journalism from the same university with 56% marks. Her date of birth is 22-09-71. She has been working with The Economic Times, Bangalore for the last one year.

16. Amisha Patel holds B.Sc. and diploma in journalism degree with 64% and 60% marks respectively from University of Ahmedabad. She is working with The Tribune, Ahmedabad. for last 7 years and she has won many prizes at state level for her articles. She is very hardworking and professional.

Directions (Q. 17-21): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II.
An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer
1) if only assumption I is implicit.
2) if only assumption II is implicit.
3) if either I nor II is implicit.
4) if neither I nor II is implicit.
5) if both I and II are implicit.

17. Statement: Order can be maintained only when law becomes enforceable. Law implies the corpus of rules or injunctions that need to be obeyed by one and all without exception.
Assumptions: I. The acceptance of a law by the people is a must for its effectiveness.
II.There is a section of people who are law unto themselves.

18. Statement:Sanskrit is a 'dead' language and its study in school is obsolete.
Assumptions: I. Sanskrit has no utility in our day-to-day life.
II. Schools should teach the students only such matters as are related to what they want to do in their lives.

19. Statement: “In India, the wheels of justice hardly move. “ - An American newspaper
Assumptions: I. Judicial process in India is dilatory,expensive, and beyond the reach of common people.
II. It is necessary for a civilised society to have a prompt judiciary.

20. Statement: To India and Indians, monsoon can be a bringer of bounty as well as harbinger of death.
Assumptions: I. The economy and the vast majority of the people in India are still dependent on rain.
II. In India, almost every year some part or the other is ravaged by floods.

21. Statement:So long as there is a caste-based society in our country, there is no harm in having caste-based organizations to look after the welfare of their castes.
Assumptions: I. There is nothing wrong in having religious organizations to spread their ideals.
II.Political parties cannot look after the welfare of different castes like caste-based organizations can.

22. If K means ×, H means ÷, M means + and N means -,
then what is the value of    1 K 3 H 2 M 2 N ?
1) Zero
2) 4
3) -4
4) 2
5) None of these

23. How many pairs of letters are there in the word GOAL-KEEPER which have the same number of letters between them as in English alphabet?
1) Five
2) Four
3) Seven
4) Six
5) None of these

24. If it is possible to make a meaningful word from the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th letters of the word PROGESTER-ONE, using each letter only once, third letter of the word would be your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, your answer would be S and if no such word can be formed, answer is M.
1) M
2) K
3) O
4) E
5) None of these

25. In the following number series how many 9's are there which are immediately preceded by a pair of numbers whose product is more than the product of the pair of numbers immediately following?
8 7 9 9 684 593 84 9 2 5 1 9 2 2 6 9 4 3 9 2 5 8 9 3 7
1) 4
2) 3
3) 6
4) 5
5) None of these

ANSWERS: 1. (2) 2. (5) 3. (4) 4. (5) 5. (1) 6. (2) 7. (5) 8. (1) 9. (4) 10. (5) 11. (2) 12. (1) 13. (3) 14. (2)15.(1) 16. (1) 17. (5) 18. (5) 19. (4) 20. (5)
 21. (2) 22. (2) 23. (4) 24. (3) 25. (3)