HOCL Aptitude-Reasoning Contributed by Alma Xavier updated on May 2019

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HOCL Ltd Invites management Trainees notification and Written test pattern, HOCL Ltd  model questions for practice,Hocl Ltd.    HINDUSTAN ORGANIC CHEMICALS LIMITED (A Govt. Of India Enterprise)Harchandrai House,81 Maharshi Karve Marg ,Marine Lines, Mumbai RECRUITMENT OF MANAGEMENT TRAINEES.HOCL a multi Chemical Company known world over for its quality products is looking for promising, energetic young professionals with bright academic record to join the organization at its offices across the country and Production Unit at Rasayani , Maharashtra & Kochi, Kerala as MANAGEMENT TRAINEES in the following areas.

HOCL Management Trainee Written test Pattern

 

Time limit :2 hours

No of questions :130

subject based :50 (80 Marks)

General awareness, Quanititative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning :80 Questions (40 Marks)

 

HOCL Ltd Reasoning Ability Model questions

 

1. 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 the group?

(1) 115

(2) 145

(3) 95

(4) 155

(5) 75    (ans)

Solutions : Only 75 is divisible by 3.

 

 2. How many meaningful words can be made from the letters ADEL using each letter only once?

(1) None

(2) One

(3) Two

(4) Three     (ans)

(5) More than three

Solutions : Three meaningful words

DEAL, LEAD, LADE

 

3. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word "ADVERTISE', each of which has as many letters between them in the word, as they have in the English alphabet ?

(1) None

(2) One      (ans)

(3) Two

(4) Three

(5) More than three

Solutions :     Only one such pair is 'DI'.                     

 

4. In a certain code, FUEL  is written as $%#6 and KITE is written as @?7#. How is LIFE written in that code?

(1) 6%$#

(2) 6$%#

(3) 6?$#

(4) 6%?#

(5) None of these       (ans)

Solutions :      F    U    E     L   

                ?    ?   ?    ?

                $    %   #    6

and               K     I    T     E          

                ?    ?   ?    ?

                @    ?    7    #

So,                L     I     F    E

                ?    ?   ?    ?

                    6     ?    $    #

 

5. If in the word CUSTOMIZE all the consonants are replaced by the previous letter and all the vowels are replaced by the next letter in English alphabet and then all the letters are arranged alphabetically from left to right, which letter will be fourth from the right?

(1) R     (ans)

(2) T

(3) L

(4) M

(5) None of these

Solutions :    According to question,

New arrangement           :   B   V   R    S    P    L    J   Y    F

Alphabetically arranged   :   B   F    J    L    P    R    S   V   Y

So, R is fourth from right end.

 

Directions (Q. 6 -10) In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statement 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.

 

6. Statements     All flowers are fruits. No fruit is juice. Some juices are proteins. All proteins are vitamins.

    Conclusions         I.  Some vitamins are fruits.

                           II.  Some juices are vitamins.

                           III. No flower is juice.   

(1) Only I and II follow

(2) Only I and III follow

(3) All I, II and III follow

(4) Only II and III follow      (ans)

(5) None of the above

 

7. Statements    Some bags are suits. All suits are trousers. Some trousers are shirts. All shirts are coats.

    Conclusions         I.  Some trousers are coats.

                           II.  Some bags are trousers.

                           III. Some suits are coats.

(1) Only I and II follow     (ans)

(2) Only I follows

(3) Only I and III follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of the above 

 

8. Statements    All books are novels. Some novels are poems. Some poems are stories. No story is a movie.

    Conclusions         I.  Some books are poems.

                           II.  Some movies are novels.

                           III. No movie is a novel.

(1) Only I follows

(2) Only I and II follow

(3) Only either II or III follows    (ans)

(4) None follows

(5) None of the above

 

9. Statements    All cups are bowls. All bowls are trays. Some trays are plates. No plates is spoon. 

    Conclusions         I.  Some bowls are plates.

                           II.  Some cups are spoon.

                           III. No cups is  spoon.

(1) Only I follows

(2) Only II follows

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of these     (ans)

 

10. Statements    Some towers are pillars. Some pillars are buildings. All buildings are flats. No flat is house.

    Conclusions         I.  No building is house.

                           II.  Some towers are houses.

                           III. Some towers are flats.

(1) None follows

(2) Only I follows    (ans)

(3) Only II and III follows

(4) All follow

(5) None of the above

 

Directions (Q. 11-15) In these questions the symbols @,#,$,% and « are used with different meanings as follows :

'A @ B' means 'A is not smaller than 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 not greater than B'.

'A « B' means 'A is neither greater than nor equal to B'.

In each questions, four statements showing relationships have been give, which are followed by three conclusions I, II and III. Assuming that the given statements are true, find out which conclusion (s) is/are definitely true.

Solutions : (11-15)

«  ? < #  ?  > @  ?  ? % ?  ? $  ?  =  


 

11. Statements    V $ Y,     Y @ Z,     Z % X,    X # T

    Conclusions         I.  T # Z

                           II.  X # Y

                           III. Z « Y

(1) None follows   (ans)

(2) Only I follows

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) Only I and III follow

(5) None of the above

Solutions :    

 V $ Y   ?  V = Y

Y @ Z  ?  Y ? Z

Z % X  ?  Z ? X

X # T  ?  X > T

From all above statements,

V = Y ? Z  ? X > T

Conclusions   I.  T # Z  ?  T > Z  (False)

                  II.  X # Y  ?  X > Y  (False)

                  III. Z « Y ?   Z < Y  (False)

None follows.

 

12. Statements    R @ J,     J % F,     F « E,    E % M

    Conclusions         I.  M # J

                           II.  F % M

                           III. M « R

(1) Only I follows   (ans)

(2) Only II  follows

(3) Only III  follows

(4) Only I and II follow

(5) All follow

Solutions : 

 R @ J  ?  R ? J

J % F   ?  J ? F

F « E   ?  F < E

E % M  ?  E ? M

From all above statements,

R ? J ? F < E ? M

Conclusions         I.  M # J    ?  M > J  (True)

                        II.  F % M  ? F ? M   (True)

                       III. M « R   ? M < R   (False)

Only (I) follows

 

13. Statements    H # R,     R @ L,     L « W,    W % F

    Conclusions         I.  H # L

                           II.  F # L

                           III. H $ F

(1) Only I follows

(2) Only I and II follow  (ans)

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) Only either I or II follows

(5) All follow

Solutions : 

H # R    ?  H > R

R @ L    ?  R ? L

L « W    ?  L < W

W % F   ?  W ? F

From all above statements,

H > R ? L < W ? F

Conclusions         I.  H # L  ?  H > L  (True)

                       II.  F # L   ?  F > L  (True)

                       III. H $ F   ?  H = F  (False)

So, only (I) and (II) follows.

 

14. Statements    M # K,     M $ F,    F % Q,    Q « H

    Conclusions         I.  H # K

                           II.  Q # K

                           III. Q @ M

(1) Only I and II follow

(2) Only either I or II follows

(3) All I, II and III follow  (ans)

(4) Only II and III follow

(5) None of these

Solutions : 

M # K   ? M > K

M $ F   ?  M = F

F % Q  ? F ? Q

Q « H  ? Q < H

From all above statements,

K < M = F ? Q < H

 Conclusions         I.  H # K   ?  H > K (True)

                         I.  Q # K   ?  Q > K (True)

                        III. Q @ M  ? Q ? M  (True)

So, all follow.

 

15. Statements    D « Q,     Q $ L,    L # T,    T % H

    Conclusions         I.  D « L

                           II. L @ H

                           III. H « L

(1) Only I follow

(2) Only I and II follow

(3) Only either II or III follows

(4) All I, II and III follow

(5) Only I and either II or III follow  (ans)

Solutions : 

D « Q  ?  D < Q

Q $ L   ?  Q = L

L # T   ?  L > T

T % H  ? T ? H

From all above statements,

D < Q = L > T ? H

Conclusions        I.  D « L  ? D < L  (True)

                       II. L @ H  ? L ? H  (False)

                      III. H « L  ? H < L  (False)

Only (I) and either (II) or (III) follow.

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