SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Mock test - 2

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SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Mock test - 2
Directions (1 – 5): Read the following passage carefully and answers the questions given below it:
In a SAARC meeting eight delegates A, B C, D, E, F, G, and H of different countries are sitting around a square table facing the centre not necessarily in the same order. Each one of them is belongs to different countries India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

F sits second to the right of the delegate of Sri Lanka. Bangladesh is an immediate neighbour of delegate of Sri Lanka. Two people sit between the delegate of Bangladesh and B. C and E are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither C nor E is an immediate neighbour of either B or delegate of Sri Lanka. The delegate of Pakistan sits second to the right of D, who is the delegate of Maldives. G and the delegate of India is immediate neighbour of each other. B is not the delegate of India. Only one person sits between C and D. H sits third to left of the delegate of Bhutan. The delegate of Nepal sits second to left of the delegate of Afghanistan.
1. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
A) E is an immediate neighbour of the delegate of India
B) E is the delegate of Maldives
C) The delegate of India is an immediate neighbour of F
D) The delegate of Bhutan sits between F and delegate of Nepal
E) Shopkeeper sits second to the right of the teacher
2. H is the delegate of which country?
A) India  
B) Pakistan 
C) Sri Lanka 
D) Afghanistan  
E) Bhutan
3. What is the position of delegate of Afghanistan with respect to delegate of Bangladesh?
A) Immediately to the left 
B) Third to the left
C) Second to the right  
D) Fourth to the left
E) Second to the left
4. Who sit/s exactly between the delegate of Maldives and C?
A) H  
B) Delegate of Pakistan
C) Delegate of Nepal
D) Cannot be determined
E) F
5. What is the position of delegate of Pakistan when counted anti-clock wise direction from C?
A) Immediately to the left 
B) Third to the left
C) Second to the right  
D) Fourth to the left
E) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): In each group of questions below are 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 from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer—
(A) If only conclusion I follows.
(B) If only conclusion II follows
(C) If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
(D) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
(E) If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.
Statements (6 – 7): No coconut is a lemon. All lemons are onions. All coconuts are groundnuts.
6. Conclusions:
I. Some groundnuts are not onions.
II. All lemons are groundnuts is a possibility.
7. Conclusions:
I. Some lemons which are groundnuts are also a part of onions
II. No onion is coconut.
Statements (8 – 9): Some thousands are millions. All millions are billions. All trillions are billions.
8. Conclusions:
I. All thousands are trillions is a possibility.
II. No billion is thousand is a possibility.
9. Conclusions:
I. Some trillions are millions is definitely true.
II. At least some trillions are not thousands.
10. Statements: All refrigerators are televisions. All juicers are refrigerators. No television is radio.
Conclusions:
I. Some radios are not juicers.
II. All refrigerators are radios is a possibility.
Directions (11-15): Read the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Six lectures are scheduled in a week starting from Monday and ending on Sunday of the same week. Computer Science is not on Tuesday or Saturday. Psychology is immediately after Organisational Behaviour. Statistics is not on Friday and there is one day gap between Statistics and Research Methods. One day prior to the schedule of Economics there is no lecture (as that day is the off day and Monday is not the ’off’ day).
11. Which of the following is the last lecture scheduled?
A) Economics
B) Research Methods
C) Psychology
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
12. If Wednesday is the ‘off’ day, the code would be 2-4, if Thursday was the ‘off’ day, the code would be 3-3. Taking into account the ‘off’ day which of the following code is correct?
A) 2 - 4
B) 3 - 3
C) 5 - 1
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
13. Which lecture is scheduled on Friday?
A) Economics
B) Psychology
C) Computer Science
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
14. How many lectures were scheduled between Economics and Psychology?
A) One
B) Two
C) Three
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
15. Which day is Computer Science scheduled?
A) Monday
B) Wednesday
C) Thursday
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
Directions (16 – 20): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
In a party there are eight friends in which four are boys and remaining are girls, in which girls are Ela, Ishita, Chitra and Diya and boys are Badal, Hitesh, Faruq and Ganesh. In between these eight friends one girl and one boy are the host. They are sitting around a rectangular table. Three are on the longer side of the rectangular table and hosts are on the remaining side. Some additional information is given below:
(a) All four girls are sitting adjacent to each other and Diya is 3rd right of Ganesh.
(b) Ganesh is the host sitting 2nd left of Chitra. Hitesh and Chitra are sitting opposite to each other.
(c) Ishita is 3rd left of Ganesh. Faruq is third left of Ela.
16. Who is the 2nd host in this arrangement?
A) Hitesh
B) Badal
C) Ela
D) Chitra
E) none of these
17. What is the Chitra’s position?
A) Immediate left of Ganesh
B) Immediate right to Ganesh
C) Faruq’s 2nd right
D) Faruq’s immediate right 
E) Immediate left of Ela.
18. Who is immediate left of Diya?
A) Ishita
B) Badal
C) Faruq
D) Ganesh
E) None of these
19. How many girls and boys are sitting opposite to the same gender?
A) One
B) Three
C) None
D) Two 
E) None of these
20. Which of the following statement is true?
A) Three boys are sitting on one longer side
B) Ishita is the another host
C) Faruq and Ela are opposite to each other
D) One girls is sitting to the second right of Badal
E) None of these
Directions (21 – 25): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between “strong” arguments and “weak” arguments insofar as they relate to the question. “Strong” arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. “Weak” arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which ofthe arguments is a “strong” argument and which is a “weak” argument. Give answer
A) if only argument I is “strong”.
B) if only argument II is “strong’*:
C) if either I or II is “strong”.
D) if neither I nor II is “strong”.
E) if both I and II are “strong”.
21. Statement: Should the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) be brought under the direct control ofthe Cabinet Secretariat?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will reduce cases of partiality and will make CBI more meaningful and purposeful.
II. No, the move will empower the prime minister to harass leaders of coalition parties if these leaders do not go in his favour on any issue.
22. Statement: Should the law ministry put in place a new corrective mechanism to make judges with ‘deviant behaviour’ more accountable to the system?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the mechanism will check the judiciary’s sagging standards.
II. No, any such mechanism can’t be successful unless the executive plays a role in collaboration with the judiciary.
23. Statement: Should sale and purchase of human organs be made legal in India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, in many countries sale and purchase of human organs is not considered illegal.
II. No, this will open the floodgates for the sale of human organs.
24. Statement: Should medical colleges be allowed to admit students even after the commencement of their session, if the seats remain unfilled?
Arguments:
I. Yes, unfilled seats will weaken the economic condition of the colleges.
II. No, this will hamper the study of the students of the entire batch.
25. Statement: Should robots replace astronauts in space missions?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this will save the precious life of human beings.
II. No, this will make space missions more expensive.
Directions (26 – 30): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Twelve friends are seated along the two rows - (such that facing each other.) A, B, C, D, E and F are seated in first row and facing south. P, Q, R, S, T and V are seated in second row and facing north. Q is on the immediate right of S who is facing A. D is on the immediate right of A. P, F and C are at extreme ends and nobody is seated on the right of F. Only V is seated between P and T and he is not facing B. Q is on the immediate left of R.
26. Who is Facing C?
A) P
B) V
C) T
D) Q 
E) None of these
27. Which of the following pairs is at one of the extreme Ends?
A) F, T
B) C, T
C) P, B
D) R, C
E) None of these
28. Who is facing V?
A) B
B) A
C) D
D) Can’t say
E) None of these
29. If A is related to R in a certain way and E is related to S in the same way, then which of the following is related to D?
A) Q
B) T
C) P
D) V 
E) None of these
30. If in the first row first person from the left interchange its position with the sixth person from the left and following the same way second person changes its position with fifth and third person change its position with forth and so on, who will face’s’?
A) A
B) C
C) D
D) B 
E) None of these
Directions (31 – 33): In the following questions, the Symbols @, #, $ , % and * are used with the following meanings as illustrated below.
'A $ B' means 'A is not smaller than B'.
'A % B' means 'A is not greater then B'.
'A @ B' means 'A is neither smaller than nor equal to B'.
'A * B' means 'A is neither greater than nor smaller than B'.
'A # B' means 'A is neither greater than nor equal to B'.
In each of the following question assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitily true.
31. Statements: D * Q, Q @ L, L $ B, B # G
Conclusions:
 I. D @ B
 II. B * D
 III. G @ L
A) Either I or II only
B) I and II only
C) I only       
D) II and III only
E) None of these
32. Statements: Z @ Y, Y # K, K % M, M @ T
Conclusions:
I. Z @ M
II. Y @ T
III. Z # K
A) I only
B) II and III only
C) Either I or II only
D) All I,II and III
E) None of these
33. Statements: P # M, M % R, R * T, T # L
Conclusions:
I. P # M
II. P * R
III. M % L
A) I only
B) I and II only
C) Either I or III only
D) All I,II and III
E) None is true
34. In a certain code ORGANISE is written as BHSPDRHM. How is DOUBTFUL written in that code?
A) CVPEKTES
B) CVPIMVGU
C) ATNCKTES
D) ATNCMVGU
E) None of These
35. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word SPINSTER each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions), as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?
A) Four  
B) Three  
C) Five
D) Six   
E) More than six