CIDCO Aptitude-Reasoning Contributed by Laya updated on May 2019

                                                 CIDCO Question Paper

Reasoning Ability 

1. Each odd digit in the number 5263187 is substituted by the next higher digit and each even digit is substituted by the previous lower digit and the digits so obtained are rearranged in ascending order, which of the following will be the 3rd digit from the left end after the rearrangement? 
a) 2 
b) 4 
c) 5
d) 6 
e) None of these

2. Town D is towards East of town F. Town B is towards North of town D. Town H is towards South of town B. Towards which directions is town H from town F?
a) East 
b) South-East 
c) North-East
d) Data inadequate 
e) None of these

3. Among A, B, C, D and E each having different weight, D is heavier than only A and C is lighter than B and E. Who among them is the heaviest?
a) B 
b) E 
c) C
d) Data inadequate 
e) None of these

4. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word SEARCHES 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. If ‘÷ means’ ‘+’, ‘/ ’ means ‘×’, ‘×’ means ‘÷’ and ‘+’ means ‘/ ’, then 15 / 8 × 6 ÷ 12 + 4 = ?
a) 20 
b) 28 
c) 8-4/7
d) 2-2/3 
e) None of these

6. Ashok started walking towards South. After walking 50 m he took a right turn and walked 30 m. He then took a right turn and walked 100 m. He again took a right turn and walked 30 m and stopped. How far and in which direction was he from the starting point? 
a) 50 m South 
b) 150 m North 
c) 180 m East 
d) 50 m North 
e) None of these 

7. How many meaningful English words can be made with the letters DLEI using each letter only once in each word?
a) None 
b) One 
c) Two
d) Three 
e) More than three

8. In a certain code TEMPORAL is written as OLDSMBSP. How is CONSIDER written in that code?
a) RMNBSFEJ 
b) BNMRSFEJ 
c) RMNBJEFS
d) TOPDQDCH 
e) None of these

9. In a certain code language ‘how many goals scored’ is written as ‘5 3 9 7’; ‘many more matches’ is written as ‘9 8 2’ and ‘he scored five’ is written as ‘1 6 3’. How is ‘goals’ written in that code language?
a) 5 
b) 7 
c) 5 or 7
d) Data inadequate 
e) None of these

10. Pratap correctly remembers that his mother’s birthday is before 23rd of April but after 19th of April, whereas his sister correctly remembers that their mother’s birthday is not on or after 22nd of April. On which day in April is definitely their mother’s birthday?
a) 20th 
b) 21st 
c) 20th or 21st
d) Can’t be determined 
e) None of these

Directions (Q. 11-15) In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they 
seem to be at variance from 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. 

11. Statements: All cups are bottles.
Some bottles are jugs.
No jug is plate.
Some plates are tables.
Conclusions: I. Some tables are bottles.
II. Some plates are cups.
III. No table is bottle.
IV. Some jugs are cups.
a) Only I follows 
b) Only II follows 
c) Only III follows 
d) Only IV follows 
e) Only either I or III follows 

12. Statements: All birds are horses.
All horses are tigers.
Some tigers are lions.
Some lions are monkeys.
Conclusions: I. Some tigers are horses.
II. Some monkeys are birds.
III. Some tigers are birds.
IV. Some monkeys are horses.
a) Only I and III follow
b) Only I, II and III follow
c) Only II, III and IV follow
d) All I, II, III and IV follow
e) None of these

13. Statements: Some chairs are handles.
All handles are pots. All pots are mats. Some mats are buses. 
Conclusions: I. Some buses are handles.
II. Some mats are chairs. III. No bus is handle. 
IV. Some mats are handles. 
a) Only I, II and IV follow 
b) Only II, III and IV follow 
c) Only either I or III and II follow 
d) Only either I or III and IV follow 
e) Only either I or III and II and IV follow 

14. Statements: Some sticks are lamps.
Some flowers are lamps.
Some lamps are dresses.
All dresses are shirts.
Conclusions: I. Some shirts are sticks.
II. Some shirts are flowers.
III. Some flowers are sticks.
IV. Some dresses are sticks.
a) None follows
b) Only I follows 
c) Only II follows 
d) Only III follows 
e) Only IV follows 

15. Statements: Some benches are walls.
All walls are houses.
Some houses are jungles.
All jungles are roads.
Conclusions: I. Some roads are benches.
II. Some jungles are walls.
III. Some houses are benches.
IV. Some roads are houses. 
a) Only I and II follow 
b) Only I and III follow 
c) Only III and IV follow 
d) Only II, III and IV follow 
e) None of these 

Directions (Q. 16-20) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: 

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees of an organization working in three departments viz. Personnel, Administration and Marketing with not more than three of them in any department. Each of them has a different choice of sports from Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Basketball, Hockey and Table Tennis not necessarily in the same order. D works in Administration and does not like either Football or Cricket. F works in Personnel with only A who likes Table Tennis. E and H do not work in the same department as D. C likes Hockey and does not work in Marketing. G does not work in Administration and does not like either Cricket or Badminton. One of those who work in Administration likes Football. The one who likes Volleyball works in Personnel. None of those who work in Administration likes either Badminton or Lawn Tennis. H does not like Cricket. 

16. Which of the following groups of employees work in Administration department? 
a) EGH 
b) AF 
c) BCD
d) BGD 
e) Data inadequate

17. In which department does E work?
a) Personnel 
b) Marketing 
c) Administration
d) Data inadequate 
e) None of these

18. What is E’s favourite sport?
a) Cricket 
b) Badminton 
c) Basketball
d) Lawn Tennis 
e) None of these

19. Which of the following combinations of employees-department-favourite sport is correct? 
a) E-Administration-Cricket 
b) F-Personnel-Lawn Tennis 
c) H-Marketing-Lawn Tennis 
d) B-Administration-Table Tennis 
e) None of these 

20. What is G’s favourite sport? 
a) Cricket 
b) Badminton 
c) Basketball
d) Lawn Tennis 
e) None of these

Directions (Q. 21-25) In the following questions, the symbols @, $, *, # and ! are used with the following meaning as illustrated below: 
‘P $ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’. 
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’. 
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’. 
‘P ! Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’. 
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’. 
Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are dfinitely true and give your answer accordingly. 

21.Statements:N ! B, B $ W, W # H, H * M
Conclusions:I. M @ W
II. H @ N 
III. W ! N 
IV. W # N 
a) Only I is true 
b) Only III is true 
c) Only IV is true 
d) Only either III or IV is true 
e) Only either III or IV and I are true 

22. Statements: R * D, D $ J, J # M, M @ K
Conclusions: I. K # J
II. D @ M 
III. R # M 
IV. D @ K 
a) None is true 
b) Only I is true 
c) Only II is true 
d) Only III is true 
e) Only IV is true 

23. Statements: H @ T, T # F, F ! E, E * V
Conclusions: I. V $ F
II. E @ T 
III. H @ V 
IV. T # V 
a) Only I, II and III are true 
b) Only I, II and IV are true 
c) Only II, III and IV are true 
d) Only I, III and IV are true 
e) All I, II, III and IV are true 

24. Statements: D # R, R * K, K @ F, F $ J
Conclusions: I. J # R
II. J # K 
III. R # F 
IV. K @ D 
a) Only I, II and III are true 
b) Only II, III and IV are true 
c) Only I, III and IV are true 
d) All I, II, III and IV are true 
e) None of these 

25. Statements: M $ K, K @ N, N * R, R # W
Conclusions: I. W @ K
II. M $ R 
III. K @ W 
IV. M @ N 
a) Only I and II are true 
b) Only I, II and III are true 
c) Only III and IV are true 
d) Only II, III and IV are true 
e) None of these 

Directions (Q. 26-30) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: 
Following are the conditions for selecting Senior Manager-Credit in bank. The candidate must 
(i) Be a Graduate in any discipline with at least 60% marks.
(ii) Have post qualification work experience of at least 10 years in the Advances Section of a bank.
(iii) Be at least 30 years and not more than 40 years as on 01.04.2010.
(iv) Have secured at least 40% marks in the group discussion.
(v) Have secured at least 50% marks in inverview.
In the case of a candidate who satisfies all the conditions Except 
(a) At (i) above but has secured at least 50% marks in graduation and at least 60% marks in post graduation in and discipline the case is to be referred to the General Manager-Advances. 
(b) At (ii) above but has total post qualification work experience of at least seven years out of which at least three years as Manager-Credit in a bank, the case is to be referred to Executive Director. 

In each question, below details of one candidate is given. You have to take one of the following courses of action based on the information provided and the conditions and sub-conditions given above and mark the number of that course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 
01.04.2010. 
Give answer (a) if the case is to be referred to Executive Director. 
Give answer (b) if the case is to be referred to General Manager-Advances. Give answer (c) if the data are inadequate to take a decision. 
Give answer (d) if the candidate is not to be selected. 
Give answer (e) if the candidate is to be selected. 

26. Prakash Gokhale was born on 4th August 1977. He has secured 65% marks in post graduation and 58% marks in graduation. He has been working for the past 10 years in the Advances Department of a bank after completing his post graduation. He has secured 45% marks in the group discussion and 50% marks in the interview. 
Ans: Option B

27. Amit Narayan was born on 28th May 1974. He has been working in the Advances Department of a bank for the past 11 years after completing his B.Sc. degree with 65% marks. He has secured 55% marks in group discussion and 50% marks in the interview. 
Ans: Option E

28. Shobha Gupta has secured 50% marks in the interview and 40% marks in the group discussion. She has been working for the past eight years out of which four years as Manager-Credit in a bank after completing her B.A. degree with 60% marks. She was born on 12th September, 1978. 
Ans: Option A

29. Rohan Maskare was born on 8th March 1974. He has been working in a bank for the past 12 years after completing his B.Com degree with 70% marks. He has secured 50% marks in both 
the group discussion and the interview. 
Ans: Option C

30. Sudha Mehrotra has been working in the Advances Department of a bank for the past 12 years after completing her B.Com. degree with 60% marks. She has secured 50% marks in the group discussion and 40% marks in the interview. She was born on 15th February 1972.
Ans: Option D

Directions (Q. 31-35) In each questions below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered (A), (B) and (C). A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing. 

31. Statement: Many political activists have decided to stage demonstrations and block traffic movement in the city during peak hours to protest against the steep rise in prices of essential commodities. 
Courses of action 
(A) The government should immediately ban all forms of agitationsin the country. 
(B) The police authority of the city should deploy additional forces all over the city to help traffic movement in the city. 
(C) The state administration should carry out preventive arrests of the known criminals staying in the city. 
a) Only (A) 
b) Only (B) 
c) Only (C)
d) Only (A) and (B) 
e) None of these

32. Statement: The school dropout rate in many districts in the state has increased sharply during the last few years as the parents of these children make them work in the fields owned by others to earn enough for them to get at least one meal a day. 
Courses of action 
(A) The government should put up a mechanism to provide foodgrains to the poor people in these districts through public distribution system to encourage the parents to send their wards to school. 
(B) The government should close down some of these schools in the district and deploy the teachers of these schools to nearby schools and also ask remaining students to join these schools. 
(C) The government should issue arrest warrants for all the parents who force their children to work in fields instead of attending classes. 
a) Only (A) 
b) Only (B) 
c) Only (C)
d) Only (A) and (B) 
e) None of these

33. Statement: A large private bank has decided to retrench one-third of its employees in view of the huge losses incurred by it during the past three quarters. 
Courses of action 
(A) The government should issue a notification to general public to immediately stop all transactions with the bank. 
(B) The government should direct the bank to refrain from retrenching its employees. 
(C) The government should ask the central bank of the country to initiate an enquiry into the bank’s activities and submit its report. 
a) None 
b) Only (A) 
c) Only (B)
d) Only (C) 
e) None of these

34. Statement: One aspirant was killed due to stampede while participating in a recruitment drive of police constables. 
Courses of action 
(A) The officials incharge of the recruitment process should immediately be suspended. 
(B) A team of officials should be asked to find out the circumstances which led to the death of the aspirant and submit its report within a week. 
(C) The government should ask the home department to stagger the number of aspirants over more number of days to avoid such incidents in future. 
a) Only (A) 
b) Only (B) 
c) Only (C)
d) Only (B) and (C) 
e) None of these

35. Statement: A heavy unseasonal downpour during the last two days has paralysed the normal life in the state in which five persons were killed but this has provided a huge relief to the problem of acute water crisis in the state. 
Courses of action 
(A) The state government should set up a committee to review the alarming situation. 
(B) The state government should immediately remove all therestrictions on use of potable water in all the major cities in the state. 
(C) The state government shouldsend relief supplies to all the affected areas in the state. 
a) None 
b) Only (A) 
c) Only (B) and (C)
d) Only (C) 
e) All (A), (B) and (C)

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