# Sbi Po Recruitment Exam 2013: Reasoning Interactive Free Practice Set

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• 1.
How many such digits are there in the number 4735281 each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are rearranged in ascending order?
• A.

None

• B.

One

• C.

Two

• D.

Three

• E.

More than three

• 2.
If ‘P’ denotes ‘×’, ‘Q’ denotes ‘÷’, ‘R’ denotes ‘+’; and ‘S’ denotes ‘–‘; then 9 P 27 Q 3 S 54 R 18 is equal to
• A.

45

• B.

48

• C.

46

• D.

49

• E.

None of these

• 3.
Ram correctly remembers that his mother’s birthday is after 8th July but before 12th July whereas his sister correctly remembers that her mother’s birthday is after 10th July but before 16th July. On which day in July was definitely their mother’s birthday?
• A.

9th

• B.

10th

• C.

11th

• D.

12th

• E.

10th or 11th

• 4.
How many such pair of letters is there in the word ECONOMICS each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?
• A.

None

• B.

One

• C.

Two

• D.

Three

• E.

More than three

• 5.
In a certain code ‘GATE’ is written as ‘1234’ and ‘CREAM’ is written as ‘56427’. How is TARGET written in that code?
• A.

326145

• B.

326413

• C.

326431

• D.

• E.

None of these

• 6.
How many meaningful English words can be made with the letters ‘AEMT’ using each letter only once in each word?
• A.

None

• B.

One

• C.

Two

• D.

Three

• E.

More than three

• 7.
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?
• A.

81

• B.

73

• C.

63

• D.

51

• E.

39

• 8.
In a certain code ‘MOBILE’ is written as ‘ELNLYR’. How is ‘GOOGLE’ written in that code?
• A.

ELTLLT

• B.

ELLTTL

• C.

TLLTOV

• D.

VOTLLT

• E.

OVTLLT

• 9.
If A + B means A is the sister of B; A – B means A is the brother of B; A × B means A is the daughter of B, Which of the following shows the relation that E is the maternal uncle of D?
• A.

D + F × E

• B.

D – F × E

• C.

D × F – E

• D.

D + F – E

• E.

None of these

• 10.
A + B means A is the father of B; A – B means A is the wife of B; A x B means A is the brother of B; A ÷ B  means A is the daughter of B. If P ÷ R + S + Q, which of the following is true?
• A.

P is the daughter of Q

• B.

Q is the aunt of P

• C.

P is the aunt of Q

• D.

P is the mother of Q

• E.

None of these

• 11.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. 8 people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, & W are sitting around a circular table facing the center. P is sitting in between U & V. V is opposite Q Q is sitting to the left of T, who is opposite P R is sitting in between Q & U W is sitting to the right of T Who is sitting to the immediate left of S?
• A.

T

• B.

Q

• C.

V

• D.

W

• E.

P

• 12.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. 8 people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, & W are sitting around a circular table facing the center. P is sitting in between U & V. V is opposite Q Q is sitting to the left of T, who is opposite P R is sitting in between Q & U W is sitting to the right of T Which pair is sitting opposite to each other?
• A.

R & S

• B.

P & U

• C.

V & T

• D.

W & P

• E.

U & T

• 13.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. 8 people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, & W are sitting around a circular table facing the center. P is sitting in between U & V. V is opposite Q Q is sitting to the left of T, who is opposite P R is sitting in between Q & U W is sitting to the right of T Who is sitting three places to the right of R?
• A.

T

• B.

V

• C.

Q

• D.

U

• E.

W

• 14.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. 8 people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, & W are sitting around a circular table facing the center. P is sitting in between U & V. V is opposite Q Q is sitting to the left of T, who is opposite P R is sitting in between Q & U W is sitting to the right of T In which combination is the first person sitting to the immediate left of the second person?
• A.

TQ

• B.

UP

• C.

VS

• D.

WS

• E.

None of these

• 15.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. 8 people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, & W are sitting around a circular table facing the center. P is sitting in between U & V. V is opposite Q Q is sitting to the left of T, who is opposite P R is sitting in between Q & U W is sitting to the right of T If Q & S interchange their positions, then who is sitting to the immediate left of S?
• A.

R

• B.

W

• C.

T

• D.

V

• E.

P

• 16.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. Seven people C, D, E, F, G, H, & I are standing in a row facing north not necessarily in the same order. F is not at the extreme ends, but is second from the east end. D is two places to the left of H, who is at one of the extreme ends. G is to the immediate right of E and C is not at the extreme end. I is sitting in the centre. Who are at extreme ends?
• A.

E & F

• B.

F & G

• C.

E & D

• D.

E & H

• E.

D & G

• 17.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. Seven people C, D, E, F, G, H, & I are standing in a row facing north not necessarily in the same order. F is not at the extreme ends, but is second from the east end. D is two places to the left of H, who is at one of the extreme ends. G is to the immediate right of E and C is not at the extreme end. I is sitting in the centre. Who is to the immediate right of I?
• A.

D

• B.

C

• C.

F

• D.

G

• E.

H

• 18.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. Seven people C, D, E, F, G, H, & I are standing in a row facing north not necessarily in the same order. F is not at the extreme ends, but is second from the east end. D is two places to the left of H, who is at one of the extreme ends. G is to the immediate right of E and C is not at the extreme end. I is sitting in the centre. F is standing between:
• A.

D & I

• B.

D & H

• C.

E & C

• D.

E & F

• E.

G & I

• 19.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. Seven people C, D, E, F, G, H, & I are standing in a row facing north not necessarily in the same order. F is not at the extreme ends, but is second from the east end. D is two places to the left of H, who is at one of the extreme ends. G is to the immediate right of E and C is not at the extreme end. I is sitting in the centre. Which of the following statements is definitely true?
• A.

I is to the immediate right of D

• B.

D is between G & I

• C.

C is 3rd from the west end

• D.

D is two places to the left of F

• E.

C & D are neighbours

• 20.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. Seven people C, D, E, F, G, H, & I are standing in a row facing north not necessarily in the same order. F is not at the extreme ends, but is second from the east end. D is two places to the left of H, who is at one of the extreme ends. G is to the immediate right of E and C is not at the extreme end. I is sitting in the centre. Which of the following are neighbors?
• A.

F & I

• B.

G & I

• C.

E & C

• D.

H & G

• E.

None of these

• 21.
Directions for the Questions: Read the following information and choose the right alternate for the questions given afterwards. The sports week of an institute was organized from 11th to 18th of a month, 11th being a Wednesday. During that period six games– Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey and Football were played, one game on each day. Further information is: Hockey was not played on the closing day, i.e., on 18th. Tennis was played on the previous day of Cricket. Football was not played either on Wednesday or Saturday. No game was played on Thursday and Sunday. Volleyball was played on Monday. There was a gap of two days between Cricket and Football. The sports week started with which game?
• A.

Tennis

• B.

Cricket

• C.

Volleyball

• D.

Hockey

• E.

None of these

• 22.
Directions for the Questions: Read the following information and choose the right alternate for the questions given afterwards. The sports week of an institute was organized from 11th to 18th of a month, 11th being a Wednesday. During that period six games– Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey and Football were played, one game on each day. Further information is: Hockey was not played on the closing day, i.e., on 18th. Tennis was played on the previous day of Cricket. Football was not played either on Wednesday or Saturday. No game was played on Thursday and Sunday. Volleyball was played on Monday. There was a gap of two days between Cricket and Football. How many days’ gap is there between Hockey and Football?
• A.

Three

• B.

Four

• C.

Five

• D.

Two

• E.

None of these

• 23.
Directions for the Questions: Read the following information and choose the right alternate for the questions given afterwards. The sports week of an institute was organized from 11th to 18th of a month, 11th being a Wednesday. During that period six games– Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey and Football were played, one game on each day. Further information is: Hockey was not played on the closing day, i.e., on 18th. Tennis was played on the previous day of Cricket. Football was not played either on Wednesday or Saturday. No game was played on Thursday and Sunday. Volleyball was played on Monday. There was a gap of two days between Cricket and Football. Which pair of games was played on Wednesday?
• A.

• B.

Hockey and Cricket

• C.

Cricket and Tennis

• D.

Cannot be determined

• E.

None of the above

• 24.
Directions for the Questions: Read the following information and choose the right alternate for the questions given afterwards. The sports week of an institute was organized from 11th to 18th of a month, 11th being a Wednesday. During that period six games– Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey and Football were played, one game on each day. Further information is: Hockey was not played on the closing day, i.e., on 18th. Tennis was played on the previous day of Cricket. Football was not played either on Wednesday or Saturday. No game was played on Thursday and Sunday. Volleyball was played on Monday. There was a gap of two days between Cricket and Football. Which game exactly precedes Volleyball?
• A.

Hockey

• B.

Football

• C.

Cricket

• D.

Table-Tennis

• E.

None of these

• 25.
Directions for the Questions: Read the following information and choose the right alternate for the questions given afterwards. The sports week of an institute was organized from 11th to 18th of a month, 11th being a Wednesday. During that period six games– Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey and Football were played, one game on each day. Further information is: Hockey was not played on the closing day, i.e., on 18th. Tennis was played on the previous day of Cricket. Football was not played either on Wednesday or Saturday. No game was played on Thursday and Sunday. Volleyball was played on Monday. There was a gap of two days between Cricket and Football. Tennis follows which game?
• A.

Hockey

• B.

Cricket

• C.

Tennis

• D.

None of these

• E.

Cannot be determine

• 26.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. A training college has to conduct to refresher course for teachers of seven different subjects— Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Zoology, Economics, Geography and Mathematics from 2nd July to 9th July. Course should start with Botany. 3rd July, being Sunday, should be a holiday. Geography subject should be on the previous day of the Mathematics subject. Course should end with Chemistry subject. Physics should be immediately after holiday. There should be a gap of one day between Economics and Mathematics. There should be a gap of two days between Zoology and Economics. Which subject will be on Tuesday?
• A.

Chemistry

• B.

Mathematics

• C.

Economics

• D.

Botany

• E.

None of these

• 27.
• A.

Wednesday

• B.

Friday

• C.

Saturday

• D.

Thursday

• E.

Cannot be determined

• 28.
Directions for the Questions: Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow. A training college has to conduct to refresher course for teachers of seven different subjects— Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Zoology, Economics, Geography and Mathematics from 2nd July to 9th July. Course should start with Botany. 3rd July, being Sunday, should be a holiday. Geography subject should be on the previous day of the Mathematics subject. Course should end with Chemistry subject. Physics should be immediately after holiday. There should be a gap of one day between Economics and Mathematics. There should be a gap of two days between Zoology and Economics. Which subject precedes Chemistry?
• A.

Economics

• B.

Mathematics

• C.

Physics

• D.

Botany

• E.

None of these

• 29.
• A.

One

• B.

Two

• C.

Three

• D.

No gap

• E.

None of these

• 30.
Directions for the Questions: In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by some conclusions. 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. Statements: I Some pearls are diamonds. II Some diamonds are sapphires. III All sapphires are emeralds. IV All emeralds are topaz. Conclusions: I Some topaz are sapphires. II Some emeralds are diamonds. III Some sapphires are pearls.
• A.

Only I and II follow

• B.

Only III follows

• C.

Only II follows

• D.

Only I follows

• E.

None follows

• 31.
• A.

Only I and II follow

• B.

Only III follows

• C.

Only II follows

• D.

Only I follows

• E.

None follows

• 32.
Directions for the Questions: In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by some conclusions. 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. Statements: I All triangles are ovals II All ovals are circles III Some circles are squares IV Some squares are rectangles Conclusions: I Some rectangles are ovals II Some circles are triangles III Some squares are triangles
• A.

None follows

• B.

Only I follows

• C.

Only II follows

• D.

Only III follows

• E.

Only I and II follow

• 33.
Directions for the Questions: In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by some conclusions. 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. Statements: I All wrenches are hammers II No hammer is screw III Some screws are nails IV All nails are nuts Conclusions: I Some nuts are hammers II No nut is hammer III Some screws are wrenches
• A.

Only I follows

• B.

Only II follows

• C.

Only III follows

• D.

Only either I or II follows

• E.

Only either I or II and III follow

• 34.
Directions for the Questions: In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by some conclusions. 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. Statements: I Some plates are knives II All knives are forks III Some forks are spoons IV All spoons are bowls Conclusions: I Some bowls are forks II Some spoons are knives III Some forks are plates
• A.

Only I and II follow

• B.

Only I and III follow

• C.

Only II and III follow

• D.

All I, II and III follow

• E.

None of these

• 35.
Directions for the Questions: In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by some conclusions. 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. Statements: I All roses are sunflowers II Some sunflowers are lilies III Some lilies are poppies IV No poppy is pansy Conclusions: I Some roses are lilies II No sunflower is pansy III No lily is pansy IV Some sunflowers are pansy
• A.

Only II follows

• B.

Only II & III follow

• C.

Only either II or IV follows

• D.

Only III follows

• E.

None of these

• 36.
Directions for the Questions: Each question is followed by two statements I and II. Mark the answer. Mary has Rs. 4 in 50-paisa and one-rupee coins. How many 50-paisa coins does she have? I She has less 50-paisa coins than one-rupee coins II She has a total of 5 coins
• A.

If statement (I) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (II) alone is not sufficient

• B.

If statement (II) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (I) alone not sufficient

• C.

If BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient

• D.

If EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question

• E.

If the statements (I) and (II) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question

• 37.
Directions for the Questions: Each question is followed by two statements I and II. Mark the answer. Sonal made 5 deposits to his savings account. What w the total of the deposits? I The average of the deposits was \$75 II The largest deposit was \$110 and the smallest deposit was \$35
• A.

If statement (I) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (II) alone is not sufficient

• B.

If statement (II) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (I) alone not sufficient

• C.

If BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient

• D.

If EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question

• E.

If the statements (I) and (II) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question

• 38.
Directions for the Questions: Each question is followed by two statements I and II. Mark the answer. Three consecutive integers X, Y and Z are not necessarily in that order. Which is the highest number? I The average of X and Y is Z II X is greater than Y
• A.

If statement (I) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (II) alone is not sufficient

• B.

If statement (II) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (I) alone not sufficient

• C.

If BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient

• D.

If EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question

• E.

If the statements (I) and (II) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question

• 39.
Directions for the Questions: Each question is followed by two statements I and II. Mark the answer. Is p = m? ‘p’ and ‘m’ are real numbers? I p2 = m2 II p3 = m3
• A.

If statement (I) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (II) alone is not sufficient

• B.

If statement (II) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (I) alone not sufficient

• C.

If BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient

• D.

If EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question

• E.

If the statements (I) and (II) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question

• 40.
Directions for the Questions: Each question is followed by two statements I and II. Mark the answer. How long did the secretary’s speech last? I He spoke at an average of 50 words per minute II He would have spoken for 10 minutes extra, had his speech rate been 4 words per minute
• A.

If statement (I) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (II) alone is not sufficient

• B.

If statement (II) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question but statement (I) alone not sufficient

• C.

If BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient

• D.

If EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question

• E.

If the statements (I) and (II) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question

• 41.
Directions for the Questions: Each of the following questions consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. Give answer as Statement: Should there be compulsory medical examination of both the man and the woman before they marry each other? Arguments: I No. This is an intrusion to the privacy of an individual and hence cannot be tolerated II Yes. This will substantially reduce the risk of giving birth to children with serious ailments
• 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 and

• E.

If both I and II are strong

• 42.
Directions for the Questions: Each of the following questions consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. Give answer as Statement: Should cutting of trees be banned altogether? Arguments: I Yes. It is very much necessary to do so to restore ecological balance II No. A total ban would harm timber based industries
• 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 and

• E.

If both I and II are strong

• 43.
Directions for the Questions: Each of the following questions consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. Give answer as Statement: Can pollution be controlled? Arguments: I Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled II No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever¬growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control
• 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 and

• E.

If both I and II are strong

• 44.
Directions for the Questions: Each of the following questions consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. Give answer as Statement: Should there be reservation of seats and posts on communal basis? Arguments: I Yes. It will check most of the intercommunal biases II No. Qurs is a secular state
• 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 and

• E.

If both I and II are strong

• 45.
Directions for the Questions: Each of the following questions consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. Give answer as Statement: Should there be students' union in college/university? Arguments: I No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus II Yes. It is very necessary. Students are future political leaders
• 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 and

• E.

If both I and II are strong

• 46.
Directions for the Questions: In each question below given is a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. Assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow. Mark your answer as: There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for berths in most of the long distance trains during the current holiday season. I The railway authority should immediately increase the capacity in each of these trains by attaching additional coaches II The people seeking accommodation should be advised to make their travel plan after the holiday
• A.

If only I follows

• B.

If only II follows

• C.

If either I or II follows

• D.

If neither I nor II follows and

• E.

If both I and II follow

• 47.
Directions for the Questions: In each question below given is a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. Assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow. Mark your answer as: Most of those who study in premier engineering colleges in India migrate to developed nations for better prospects in their professional pursuits. I All the students joining these colleges should be asked to sign a bond at the time of admission to the effect that they will remain in India at least for ten years after they complete education II All those students who desire to settle in the developed nations should be asked to pay entire cost of their education which the government subsidises
• A.

If only I follows

• B.

If only II follows

• C.

If either I or II follows

• D.

If neither I nor II follows and

• E.

If both I and II follow

• 48.
Directions for the Questions: In each question below given is a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. Assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow. Mark your answer as: The car dealer found that there was a tremendous response for the new XYZ's car-booking with long queues of people complaining about the duration of business hours and arrangements. I People should make their arrangement of lunch and snacks while going for car XYZ's booking and be ready to spend several hours II Arrangement should be made for more booking desks and increased business hours to serve more people in less time
• A.

If only I follows

• B.

If only II follows

• C.

If either I or II follows

• D.

If neither I nor II follows and

• E.

If both I and II follow

• 49.
Directions for the Questions: In each question below given is a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. Assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow. Mark your answer as: The Meteorology Department has forecast that a severe cyclonic storm would hit coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the next forty-eight hours. I The local administration should advise the fishermen not to go to dangerous area in the sea II The local administration should alert the people of coastal areas of these two states and they should be prepared to shift to safer places
• A.

If only I follows

• B.

If only II follows

• C.

If either I or II follows

• D.

If neither I nor II follows and

• E.

If both I and II follow

• 50.
Directions for the Questions: In each question below given is a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. Assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow. Mark your answer as: The Committee has criticized the Institute for its failure to implement a dozen of regular programmes despite an increase in the staff strength and not drawing up a firm action plan for studies and research. I The broad objectives of the Institute should be redefined to implement a practical action plan II The Institute should give a report on reasons for not having implemented the planned programmes
• A.

If only I follows

• B.

If only II follows

• C.

If either I or II follows

• D.

If neither I nor II follows and

• E.

If both I and II follow