State Bank of India Aptitude-Reasoning Contributed by Prakaksh Sathyan updated on Jan 2022
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Directions (1-7): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:
Eight persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W from two families are taking breakfast around a round table. Three members are from one family and five belong to other family. Four of them are male members.

T, a male member is sitting second to right of V, a female member. In all cases R has same position with respect to S, who is second to left of Q, a female member. S is wife of W and is sitting adjacent to her husband. U is sister of W and is not sitting exactly between V and T. Q is immediate left of V. W is sitting immediate right of P.


1.     Which of the given statement is wrong?
(1) U is immediate right of S
(2) T is immediate left of P
(3) Q is sitting between U and V
(4) R is second to left of W-answer
(5) V is second to right of U

2.     Who is second to the left of P?
(1) Q 
(2) V 
(3) R -answer 
(4) S 
(5) U

3.     How many persons are sitting between P and Q when we count anticlockwise?
(1) 2 
(2) 3 -answer 
(3) 4 
(4) None
(5) Cannot be determined

4.     How many members are there in W’s family?
(1) 2 
(3) 3 
(3) 5 
(4) Cannot be determined-answer
(5) None of these

Directions (5-7): One out of five groups does not match on the basis of sitting arrangement. Find that group-
5.(1) USQ 
(2) RVT
(3) TRP 
(4) WPS 
(5) None of these-answer

6. 
(1) TW 
(2) PS 
(3) WU 
(4) SQ 
(5) TV-answer

7. 
(1) V 
(2) Q
(3) S 
(4) U
(5) P-answer

Directions (8-12): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
In a certain code ‘ge ji zo’ means ‘had horrible dream’, ‘lit zo pit’ means ‘realize your dream’ and ‘ge ze pat ze’ means ‘very very horrible experience’.

8.     Which of the following is the code for ‘your’?
(1) lit 
(2) zo
(3) pit 
(4) Cannot be determined-answer
(5) None of these

9.     ‘ji ze pit lit’ may represent-
(1) very horrible you realize 
(2) you had realize your
(3) had realize your very -answer 
(4) your very realize dream
(5) your very very had

10.     ‘dream had horrible experience’, can be coded as:
(1) zo ge ji ze 
(2) pat ge zo ji-answer
(3) zo ji ge pit 
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

11.     Which of the following is the code for ‘very’?
(1) ge 
(2) pat
(3) ze -answer 
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these

12.     Which of the following is the code of’ had’?
(1) ge 
(2) ji-answer
(3) zo 
(4) Cannot be determined
(5) None of these


Directions (13-17): In each of the questions /set of questions below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the two given conclusions logically follows from the information given in the statement. Give answer-
(1) If only Conclusion I follows.
(2) If only Conclusion II follows.
(3) If either Conclusion I or II follows.
(4) If neither Conclusion I nor II follows.
(5) Both Conclusions I and II follow.

13.     Statements: 
All doors are windows. Some windows are clips.
5-answer
Conclusions:
I. Some clips, if they are doors, they are also windows.
II. All chips which are not windows are also not doors.


14-15 Statements: 
No shoe is a chappal. Some chappals are sandals.
Conclusions:
I. Some sandals are not chappals.
II. Sandals which are not chappals are shoes.
1-answer


15. Conclusions:
I. No sandal is a shoe.
II. Sandals which are chappals are not shoes.
2-answer


16.     Statements: 
Some paints are red. All red which are paints are yellow.
Conclusions:
I. Some paints are yellow.
II. Some yellow are red.
5-answer


17.     Statements: 
All sets are hot. All belts are hot.
Conclusions:
I. At least some seats are belts.
II. All hot are either seats or belts.
2-answer


Directions (18-22): An arrangement machine when given an input of words, rearrange them following a particular rule and solve it.
Input: this chapter would give you basic concepts.
Step I: basic this chapter would give you concepts.
Step II: basic chapter this would give you concepts.
Step III: basic chapter concepts this would give you.
Step IV: basic chapter concepts give this would you.
Study the logic and answer the questions that follow:

18.     Input: adequate safety arrangements are must for kids.
Which of the following will be 2nd last step for the given input?
(1) adequate are arrangements for kids safety must.-answer
(2) adequate are arrangements for kids must safety.
(3) adequate are safety arrangements must for kids.
(4) adequate safety are arrangements must for kids.
(5) None of these

19.     Input: do not imitate others work.
Which of the following will be step 3 for the given input?
(1) do others not imitate work.
(2) do imitate not others work.
(3) work do others not imitate.
(4) do not others work imitate.
(5) There should be no 3rd step.-answer

20.     Input: Marcus Brauchli gives inaccurate information.
How many steps are required to rearrange the above input properly?
(1) 3 
(2) 4-answer
(3) 5 
(4) 2
(5) None of these

21.     Input: most Indian leaders cannot even visualize free India.
Which of the following will be last step of the above input?
(1) most Indian even leaders cannot visualize free India.
(2) cannot even free India Indian most leaders visualize.
(3) cannot even free India most Indian leaders visualize.
(4) cannot even free India Indian leaders most visualize.-answer
(5) None of these

22.     Step IV: it is figure anti-establishment from media.
Which of the following is the input of the above mentioned step?
(1) it is figure from anti-establishment media.
(2) media it is figure from anti-establishment.
(3) it is anti-establishment media from.
(4) Can’t be determined.-answer
(5) None of these

Directions (23-27): Study the following arguments and distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments because they relate to the question. ‘Strong’ arguments are these which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also not directly related to the question. Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the argument is a ‘strong’ and ‘weak’. Give answer-
(1) If only argument I is ‘strong’.
(2) If only argument II is ‘strong’
(3) If either I or II is ‘strong’.
(4) If neither I nor II is ‘strong’.
(5) If both I and II are ‘strong’.
23. Statement: Should the government punish those schools which charge high admission fee?
Arguments:
I. Yes, where will the poor students go?
II. Yes, education has become more of a business than a pious commitment.
2.-answer
24. Statement: Should there be a quota for those who are poor?
Arguments:
I. Yes, This will decrease the level of unemployment and poor people will not be discriminated by upper caste.
II. No, we already have reservations in our jobs.
1.-answer
25. Statement: Should there be no place for interview in selection?
Arguments:
I. Yes, it is a difficult part of selection.
II. No, it is the only way to judge the candidates personality and motives.
2.-answer
26. Statement: Should women be provided more job opportunities?
Arguments:
I. Yes, they should go into the outside world.
II. No, they are not interested in jobs.
1.-answer
27. Statement: Should government provide more benefits to those who are the only child of their parents?
Arguments:
I. Yes, it will control increase of population.
II. Yes, it will given them bright future and love of parents.
4.-answer
Directions (28-31): In these questions, a statement is given, which is followed by various assumptions. Read the statements and the assumptions and decide which one of them is implicit.
28. Statement: “Ensure freedom from thieves with this car locking system”.
Assumptions:
I. This car locking system is the best.
II. It is desired to have freedom from thieves.
III. There are thieves everywhere.
(1) I and II are implicit 
(2) II and III are implicit
(3) I and III are implicit .-answer 
(4) only II is implicit
(5) All I, II and III are implicit

29.     Statement: “We deal in used cars. Contact us at phone no. XYZ, at the earliest possible” – an advertisement.
Assumptions:
I. Some people want to sell old cars.
II. The advertisement will be read by the needy people.
III. Used cars may not be usually useless.
(1) Only I is implicit 
(2) Only II and III are implicit
(3) Only I and III are implicit
(4) All I, II, III are implicit.-answer
(5) None of I, II, III are implicit.

30.     Statement: “Lalu Prasad is expected to announce several schemes for poor people in the budget” – a news reporter.
Assumptions:
I. The reporter has a fair reporting.
II. The news-reporter has genuine report sources.
III. Lalu Prasad is capable of announcing schemes.
(1) I and II are implicit 
(2) II and III are implicit.-answer
(3) Only III is implicit 
(4) All are implicit
(5) None is implicit

31.     Statement: Mr. X tells Mrs. X: “I cannot send my child to that school. Children over there smoke and drink.”
Assumptions:
I. Smoking and drinking are not desirable of children..-answer
II. Their child will agree to their decision.
III. The school has a good reputation.
(1) I and II are implicit .-answer 
(2) II and III are implicit
(3)III and I are implicit 
(4) only I is implicit
(5) All I, II, III are implicit

Directions (32-36): Each of the questions 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-
(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 in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(D) If the data in both the statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(E) If the data in both statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.
32. How many sisters does Priya have?
I. Rohan, Priya’s brother has only two siblings.
II. Priya’s grandparents have two children and two granddaughters.
4.-answer
33. On which day of the week was Shahid born?
I. Shashid’s mother correctly mentions that he was born before Friday and after Tuesday.
II. Shahid’s after correctly remembers that Shahid was not born on a Wednesday.
4.-answer
34. Who is the haviest amongst P, Q, R, S and T?
I. R is heavier than Q but not as heavy as T
II. P is heavier only than S.
4.-answer
35. Is the time in the clock 3 o’clock now?
I. After fifteen minutes, the minute and the hour hands of the clock will make a straight line.
II. The train which is running late by exactly three hours from its scheduled time of arrival i.e. 11 am has reached now.
5.-answer
36. How is got coded in the language?
I. ‘I got good marks’ is written as ‘pe lit a so’ and ‘she has got cold’ is written as ‘je ra so ki’ in the code language.
II. ‘What have you got’ is written as ‘de wd so me’ and ‘Brazil got four goats’ is written as ‘di bi fe so’ in the code language.
3.-answer
37. SINK is related to FLOAT in the same way as a DESTROY is related to…….
(1) ENEMY 
(2) DEMOLISH
(3) ALIVE 
(4) PEACE
(5) CREATE.-answer

38. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group which one does not belong to the group?
(1) BLOCK 
(2) HAMPER
(3) IMPEDE 
(4) AVOID.-answer
(5) OBSTRUCT

39. This of the following figures represents the relation between ‘Gas’ water and helium?


3.-answer
40. What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following series?
AC DG HL MR ?
(1) SY .-answer 
(2) TZ 
(3) RX 
(4) SX
(5) SZ

41. If each odd digit in the number 813246 is multiplied by three and each even digit is divided by two, what will be the difference between the digit which are third from the left and third from the right of the new number thus formed?
(1) 1 
(2) 2
(3) 3 
(4) 7
(5) 8.-answer

42. If each alphabet in the word ABSOLUTE is arranged in alphabetical order (from left to right) and then each vowel is changed to next letter in the English alphabetical series and each consonant is changed to previous letter in English alphabetical series. Which of the following will be sixth from the left side of the new arrangement thus formed?
(1) F 
(2) R.-answer
(3) V 
(4) S
(5) K

43. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word SAMPLER each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward direction) as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?
(1) None 
(2) One
(3) Two .-answer 
(4) Three
(5) More than three

44. In a certain code ‘SHORE’ is coded as ‘QFMPC’ in the same code ___ will be coded as ‘WNDGL’.
(1) NIMPY 
(2) YPMIN .-answer
(3) ULIEJ 
(4) ULIJE
(5) JEILU

45. The question given below is based on the given diagram. You have to take the given diagram to be true even if it seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the five alternatives following question logically follows from the given diagram.


3.-answer

Directions (46-50): Each of the following questions consist of five figures marked (a),(b),(c),(d) and (e) called the Problem Figures followed by five other figures marked (1),(2),(3),(4) and (5) called the Answer Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.


46-2.-answer 47-4.-answer 48-2.-answer49-2.-answer50-1.-answer

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