RBI Assistant Exam 2012 Question Paper: Reasoning

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RBI Assistant Exam 2012 Question Paper: Reasoning

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  • 1. 
    How many meaningful English words can be formed with  the letters PC YO using all the letters, but each letter only once in each word?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

    • E. 

      More than three

  • 2. 
    The positions of the first and fifth letters of the word SUITABLE are interchanged. Similarly, the positions of second and sixth letters, third and seventh letters, and fourth and eighth letters are interchanged. In the new arrangement, how many letters are there in the English alphabetical series between the alphabet which is third from the left end and the alphabet which is second from the right end?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      More than four

  • 3. 
    Read the following information carefully and answer the question which follow. Among A, B, C, D and E, each scored different marks in an examination. Only one person scored more than C. E scored more than a but less than D. D did not score the highest marks. The one who scored the second lowest scored 71 % marks. C scored 92% marks. Who among the following is most likely to have scored 87% marks?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      D

    • D. 

      E

    • E. 

      Either A or D

  • 4. 
    Read the following information carefully and answer the question which follow.  Among A, B, C, D and E, each scored different marks in an examination. Only one person scored more than C. E scored more than a but less than D. D did not score the highest marks. The one who scored the second lowest scored 71 % marks. C scored 92% marks. Which of the following percentages is most likely to be B's percentage in the exam?
    • A. 

      68%

    • B. 

      71%

    • C. 

      84%

    • D. 

      76%

    • E. 

      97%

  • 5. 
    The following question is based on the alphabetical series given below.                 . M  J  L  I  T  Q  S  R  K  U  F  H  C  B  D  E  A  V  P  O  G  N What will come in place of question (?) mark in the following series based on the above alphabetical series? N             PO          BDE        ?
    • A. 

      UKR

    • B. 

      SRKU

    • C. 

      RKUF

    • D. 

      QSRK

    • E. 

      FUK

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      HGKU

    • B. 

      UPKR

    • C. 

      KPSR

    • D. 

      UPSR

    • E. 

      UGSR

  • 7. 
    The following question is based on the alphabetical series given below.                 . M  J  L  I  T  Q  S  R  K  U  F  H  C  B  D  E  A  V  P  O  G  N   'HC' is related to 'KQ' in a certain way. Similarly, ‘OG’ is related to 'AB' in the same way. To which of the following is 'RK' related, following the same pattern?
    • A. 

      TJ

    • B. 

      SI

    • C. 

      TI

    • D. 

      HD

    • E. 

      IM

  • 8. 
    Each vowel of the word SAVOURY is changed to the next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to the previous letter in the English alphabetical series. If the new alphabets thus formed are arranged in alphabetical order (from left to right), which of the following will be fifth from the right?
    • A. 

      U

    • B. 

      R

    • C. 

      Q

    • D. 

      P

    • E. 

      X

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      More than four

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      A,C,P

    • B. 

      B,C,P

    • C. 

      Q,C,A

    • D. 

      A,B,Q

    • E. 

      A,B,C

  • 11. 
    In this question, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer Statements:        Conclusions:     
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I is true

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II is true

    • C. 

      If either conclusion I or II is true

    • D. 

      If neither conclusion I nor II is true

    • E. 

      If both conclusions I and II are true

  • 12. 
    In this question, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer Statements:        Conclusions:     
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I is true

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II is true

    • C. 

      If either conclusion I or II is true

    • D. 

      If neither conclusion I nor II is true

    • E. 

      If both conclusions I and II are true

  • 13. 
    In this question, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer Statements:         Conclusions:      
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I is true

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II is true

    • C. 

      If either conclusion I or II is true

    • D. 

      If neither conclusion I nor II is true

    • E. 

      If both conclusions I and II are true

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I is true

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II is true

    • C. 

      If either conclusion I or II is true

    • D. 

      If neither conclusion I nor II is true

    • E. 

      If both conclusions I and II are true

  • 15. 
    In this question, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer Statements:        Conclusions:      
    • A. 

      If only conclusion I is true

    • B. 

      If only conclusion II is true

    • C. 

      If either conclusion I or II is true

    • D. 

      If neither conclusion I nor II is true

    • E. 

      If both conclusions I and II are true

  • 16. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question.        Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C and D are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row 2, P, Q, Rand S are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.         S sits second to left of Q. A faces the immediate neighbour of S. Only one person sits between A and C. P does not face A. B is not an immediate neighbour of A. Which of the following is true regarding D?
    • A. 

      D sits at one of the extreme ends of the line

    • B. 

      A sits on the immediate left of D

    • C. 

      Q faces D

    • D. 

      C is an immediate neighbour of D

    • E. 

      No immediate neighbour of D faces R

  • 17. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question.          Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C and D are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row 2, P, Q, Rand S are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.          S sits second to left of Q. A faces the immediate neighbour of S. Only one person sits between A and C. P does not face A. B is not an immediate neighbour of A.   Who among the following faces C?
    • A. 

      P

    • B. 

      Q

    • C. 

      R

    • D. 

      S

    • E. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 18. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question.          Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C and D are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row 2, P, Q, Rand S are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.          S sits second to left of Q. A faces the immediate neighbour of S. Only one person sits between A and C. P does not face A. B is not an immediate neighbour of A.   Who among the following sits on the immediate right of the person who faces C?
    • A. 

      P

    • B. 

      Q

    • C. 

      R

    • D. 

      S

    • E. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 19. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question.              Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C and D are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row 2, P, Q, Rand S are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.              S sits second to left of Q. A faces the immediate neighbour of S. Only one person sits between A and C. P does not face A. B is not an immediate neighbour of A.   Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      Q

    • C. 

      R

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      S

  • 20. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question.            Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C and D are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing North. In row 2, P, Q, Rand S are sitting (but not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing South. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.             S sits second to left of Q. A faces the immediate neighbour of S. Only one person sits between A and C. P does not face A. B is not an immediate neighbour of A.   Who among the following faces R?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Si

    • B. 

      Ru

    • C. 

      Ha

    • D. 

      Ma

    • E. 

      Cannot be determined

  • 22. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question: In a certain code, 'time and money' is written as 'ma jo ki', ' manage time well' is written as 'pa ru jo', 'earn more money' is written as 'zi ha ma' and 'earn well enough' is written as 'si ru ha'. Which of the following represents 'more time'?
    • A. 

      Pa jo

    • B. 

      Zi ki

    • C. 

      Ma ki

    • D. 

      Si jo

    • E. 

      Jo zi

  • 23. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question: In a certain code, 'time and money' is written as 'ma jo ki', ' manage time well' is written as 'pa ru jo', 'earn more money' is written as 'zi ha ma' and 'earn well enough' is written as 'si ru ha'.   What is the code for 'manage'?
    • A. 

      Ru

    • B. 

      Pa

    • C. 

      Jo

    • D. 

      Ha

    • E. 

      Either 'jo' or 'ru'

  • 24. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question: In a certain code, 'time and money' is written as 'ma jo ki', ' manage time well' is written as 'pa ru jo', 'earn more money' is written as 'zi ha ma' and 'earn well enough' is written as 'si ru ha'.   Which of the following may represent' 'money matters'?
    • A. 

      Ki to

    • B. 

      Ma pa

    • C. 

      Fi ma

    • D. 

      Ha ma

    • E. 

      Ma jo

  • 25. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question: In a certain code, 'time and money' is written as 'ma jo ki', ' manage time well' is written as 'pa ru jo', 'earn more money' is written as 'zi ha ma' and 'earn well enough' is written as 'si ru ha'.   What does 'ru' stand for?
    • A. 

      Well

    • B. 

      Manage

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      Enough

    • E. 

      Either 'time' or 'enough'

  • 26. 
    Study the following information to answer the given question: In a certain code, 'time and money' is written as 'ma jo ki', ' manage time well' is written as 'pa ru jo', 'earn more money' is written as 'zi ha ma' and 'earn well enough' is written as 'si ru ha'.   Which of the following may represent 'good enough'?
    • A. 

      Ru si

    • B. 

      Da ha

    • C. 

      Si pa

    • D. 

      Si da

    • E. 

      Ki ru

  • 27. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G. A is related to G in a certain way. Similarly, C is related to H, according to the given seating arrangement. Who among the following is related to F, following the same pattern?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 28. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G.   Who among the following sits second to the right of C?
    • A. 

      F

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      D

    • D. 

      G

    • E. 

      H

  • 29. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G.   What is the position of C with respect to the position of E?
    • A. 

      Third to the left

    • B. 

      Second to the left

    • C. 

      Immediate right

    • D. 

      Third to the right

    • E. 

      Second to the right

  • 30. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G.   Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
    • A. 

      A sits on the immediate left of 'H

    • B. 

      B sits exactly between C and G

    • C. 

      F sits second to the right of C

    • D. 

      E is an immediate neighbour of C

    • E. 

      None is true

  • 31. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G.   Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbours of G?
    • A. 

      A, C

    • B. 

      C, D

    • C. 

      D, R

    • D. 

      D, E

    • E. 

      C, F

  • 32. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G.   Who among the following sits exactly between C and F?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      D

    • C. 

      G

    • D. 

      H

    • E. 

      B

  • 33. 
    Study the following information carefully and answer the given question. Eight friends - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - are sitting around a circle facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order. D sits third to left of A. A is an immediate neighbour of both F and H. Only one person sits between C and F. 8 is not an immediate neighbour of D. Only one person sits between B and G.   Starting from A, if all the friends are made to sit in alphabetical order in clockwise direction, the positions of how many (excluding A) will remain unchanged?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three

    • E. 

      Four

  • 34. 
    In each question below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer   Statements: All exams are tests. No test is a question. Conclusions: I. At least some exams are questions.                          II. No exam is a question.
    • 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 conclusions I and II follow

  • 35. 
    In each question below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer     Statements: No bangle is an earring. Some earrings are rings. Conclusions: I. No ring is a bangle.                          II. Some rings are definitely not earrings.
    • 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 conclusions I and II follow

  • 36. 
    In each question below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer     Statements: Some banks are colleges. All colleges are schools. Conclusions: I. At least some banks are schools.                          II. All schools are colleges.
    • 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 conclusions I and II follow

  • 37. 
    In each question below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer     Statements: All rivers are lakes. All lakes are Conclusions: I. All rivers are oceans.                          II. At least some oceans are lakes.
    • 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 conclusions I and II follow

  • 38. 
    Each of the question below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer   On which date of the month was Parul born? I. Her mother correctly remembers that she was born after 15th but before 21st of April. II. Her father correctly remembers that she was born after 18th but before 24th of April.
    • A. 

      If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    • B. 

      If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    • C. 

      If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question

    • D. 

      If the data neither in statement I nor in statement II are sufficient to answer the question statement

    • E. 

      If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

  • 39. 
    Each of the question below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer   How many brothers does Meghna have? Meghna is a girl. I. Kishore, the father of Meghna, is the only child of Kamal. Kamal has only two grandchildren. II. Jyoti, the daughter-in-law of Kamal, has a son and a daughter.
    • A. 

      If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    • B. 

      If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    • C. 

      If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question

    • D. 

      If the data neither in statement I nor in statement II are sufficient to answer the question statement

    • E. 

      If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    • B. 

      If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    • C. 

      If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question

    • D. 

      If the data neither in statement I nor in statement II are sufficient to answer the question statement

    • E. 

      If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question