Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Aptitude-Reasoning Contributed by Neelima updated on Sep 2019

HPCL Sample aptitude and reasoning to practice

1.  Find out the pair of numbers that does not belong to the group for lack of common property -

(a) 16-18

(b) 56-63

(c) 96-108

(d) 86-99 (Ans)

Explanations : All the rest are in the ratio of 8 : 9.

2. In the following question, number of letters are skipped in between by a particular rule. Which of the following observes the rule ?

(a) ACZXFG

(b) CFXURI

(c) CFIURX

(d) CXFUIR  (Ans)

3. Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following ?

1.  Sentence

2.  Word

3.  Chapter

4.  Phrase

5.  Paragraph

(a) 4, 3, 1, 2, 5

(b) 2, 3, 5, 4, 1

(c) 3, 5, 1, 4, 2 (Ans)

(d) 1, 3, 2, 4, 5

4. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary -

1.  Inhabit

2.  Ingenious

3.  Inherit

4.  Influence

5.  Infatuation

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(b) 5, 4, 1, 2, 3

(c) 4, 5, 2, 1, 3

(d) 5, 4, 2, 1, 3  (Ans)

5. Which one of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it ?

_ ab _ b _ aba _ _ abab

(a) a bb aa

(b) bb aa b

(c) ab aa b

(d) a aa  ba   (Ans)

Explanations :   a ab a b /  a aba b  /  a abab

Directions - In Q. 6 to 9, a series is given, with one/two term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

6. 14, 19, 29, 49, 89, _?_

(a) 139

(b) 149

(c) 159

(d) 169  (Ans)

7. BMRG, DLTF, FKVE, HJXD,  ?

(a) JIZC   (Ans)

(b) JZIB

(c) GIFB

(d) MOLC

8. 121, 144, 289, 324, 529, 576,  ?

(a) 961

(b) 841   (Ans)

(c) 900

(d) 729

9. 5, 21, 69, 213, 645,  ?

(a) 1670

(b) 1941   (Ans)

(c) 720

(d) 1320