State Bank of India Aptitude-Reasoning Contributed by Lokesh updated on Jan 2022
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SBI Aptitude-Reasoning

                                          SBI PO Preliminary Exam Paper

Reasoning Ability


Directions (Qs. 1- 4) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two digit numbers)

Input: tall 48 13 rise alt 99 76 32 wise jar high 28 56 barn
Step I: 13 tall 48 rise 99 76 32 wise jar high 28 56 barn alt
Step II: 28 13 tall 48 rise 99 76 32 wise jar high 56 alt barn
Step III: 32 28 13 tall 48 rise 99 76 wise jar 56 alt barn high
Step IV: 48 32 28 13 tall rise 99 76 wise 56 alt barn high jar
Step V: 56 48 32 28 13 tall 99 76 wise alt barn high jar rise
Step VI: 76 56 48 32 28 13 99 wise alt barn high jar rise tall
Step VII: 99 76 56 48 32 28 13 alt barn high jar rise tall wise
And Step VII is the last step of the above input, as the desired arrangement is obtained.
As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 84 why shit 14 32 not best ink feet 51 27 vain 68 92(All the numbers are two digit numbers) 

1. Which step number is the following input? 
32 27 14 84 why sit not 51 vain 92 68 feet best ink 
(1) Step V 
(2) Step VI 
(3) Step IV
(4) Step III 
(5) There is no such step 

2. Which word/number would be at 5th position from the right in Step V?
(1) 14 
(2) 92 
(3) feet
(4) best 
(5) why

3. How many elements (word or numbers) are there between ‘feet and 32’ as they appear in the last step of the input?
(1) One 
(2) Three 
(3) Four
(4) Five 
(5) Seven

4. Which of the following represents the position of ‘why’ in the fourth step?
(1) Eighth from the left 
(2) Fifth from the left
(3) Sixth from the left 
(4) Fifth from the left
(5) Seventh from the left

Directions (Qs. 6 -10) Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
Eight persons - Harish, Ishaan, Jamal, Kunal, Lokesh, Manish, Nitin and Omkar - are standing in a straight line at equidistant positions. Some of them are facing north while others are facing south.Manish is standing third to the right of Harish. Manish is standing at one of the extreme ends. Lokesh is standing third to the left of Harish. The immediate neighbours of Jamal face north. Nitin is not an immediate neighbour of Harish. The persons standing at the extreme ends face the same direction (both are facing either North or South). The immediate neighbours of Harish face the opposite direction as that of Manish. The immediate neighbours of Omkar face opposite direction with respect to each other. One of the immediate neighbour of Lokesh is Kunal who is facing north. Ishaan is standing between Jamal and Manish. Not more than four persons are facing north.

5. Who among the following is third to the left of Nitin? 
(1) Kunal 
(2) Jamal 
(3) Harish
(4) Ishaan 
(5) Omkar

6. The immediate neighbours of Lokesh are: 
(1) Manish and Nitin 
(2) Nitin and Omkar
(3) Kunal and Nitin 
(4) Nitin and Harish
(5) Jamal and Harish

7. Exactly how many persons are standing between Ishaan and Omkar?
(1) Three 
(2) Four 
(3) One
(4) Two 
(5) None

8. Who among the following is to the immediate left of Harish?
(1) Omkar 
(2) Jamal 
(3) Ishaan
(4) Lokesh 
(5) Kunal

9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the above arrangement and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
(1) Nitin 
(2) Lokesh 
(3) Omkar
(4) Jamal 
(5) Kunal

10. Who among the following is exactly between Lokesh and Jamal?
(1) Nitin 
(2) Omkar 
(3) Harish
(4) Ishaan 
(5) None

Directions (11 - 13): 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 the answer.
(1) 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 
(2) 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
(3) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question 
(4) If the data given in both statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and 
(5) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

11. How many brothers does Shilpa have? 
I. Deepa who is Shilpa’s sister has two siblings. 
II. Kaushal is the only son of Deepa’s parents. 

12. Amongst four friends A, B, C and D seated in straight line facing north, who sits to the immediate right of B?
I. A sits third to the right of B and C is not immediate neighbour of B.
II. C sits to the immediate left of A. A sits at one of the extreme ends. D does not sit at the extreme end of the line.

13. Which direction is Sudha facing?
I. If Sunny, who is currently facing West, turns 900 towards his left, he would face the same direction as Sudha.
II. If Harry, who is currently facing East, turns 900 towards his left, he would face the direction just opposite to the direction Sudha is facing. 

Directions (Qs. 14 - 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Point A is 5 m towards the West of point B. Point C is 2 m towards the North of point B. Point D is 3 m towards the East of point C. Point E is 2 m towards the South of point D.

14. If a person walks 2 m towards the North from point A, takes right turn and continues to walk, which of the following points would he reach first?
(1) D 
(2) B 
(3) E
(4) C 
(5) Cannot be determined

15. Which of the following points are in a straight line? 
(1) ABE 
(2) DCA 
(3) CED
(4) BDA 
(5) ACE

Directions (16-20): In each of the questions below are given two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I & II. 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 conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

16. Statements: All metals are black.Some pots are black. No black is thread.
Conclusions: I. At least some thread are pots. II. All thread being pot is a possibility
III. Some metals are black.
(1) Only I follows 
(2) Only II & III follow
(3) All follow 
(4) None follows
(5) Only I & III follow

17. Statements: Some boys are rude. Some rude are human. All human are good.
Conclusions: I. All human being boys is a possibility. II. At least some rude are good.
III. Some good are not boys.
(1) Only I follows 
(2) Only II & III follow
(3) All follow 
(4) Only I & III follow
(5) None of these

18. Statements: Some trains are metro.No bus is a train. All taxi is a metro.
Conclusions: I. Some metro is not a bus.
II. At least some taxi is a bus.
III. All bus being metro is a possibility.
(1) Only I follows 
(2) Only II & III follow
(3) All follow 
(4) Only I & III follow
(5) None follows

19. Statements: All managers are clerk.Some boss is a clerk. All peons are boss.
Conclusions: I. All boss is a peon.
II. No manger is boss.
III. All manager being peon is a possibility. 
(1) Only I follows 
(2) Only III follows
(3) Only II follows 
(4) None follows
(5) Only I & III follow

20. Statements: No chain is gold.Some metal is chain. Some pots are gold. 
Conclusions: I. Some pots are not chain. 
II. All metal being gold is a possibility.
III. Some pots are metal.
(1) Only I follow 
(2) Only II & III follows
(3) All follows 
(4) None follows
(5) Only I & III follow

Directions (21-25): In the following questions,relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by three conclusions. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements.

21. Statement: A >B > C < D, P < C
Conclusion: I. P > D II. B <P III. A = C 
(1) Only I follows 
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only III follows 
(4) None follows
(5) Only I & III follow

22. Statement: K ? L < M > N, L > P
Conclusion: I. P < N II. M > N III. M = N 
(1) Only I & III follow 
(2) Only I & II follow
(3) All follow 
(4) Either II or III follows
(5) None follows

23. Statement: R = O > L, B < A, A < L
Conclusion: I. L = R II. O > B III. A < R 
(1) Only I & III follow 
(2) Only I & II follow
(3) All follow 
(4) Only II & III follow
(5) None follows

24. Statement: S > N > M > P < K, S < Q
Conclusion: I. Q > N II. Q >P III. M > S 
(1) Only I & III follow 
(2) Only I & II follow
(3) All follow 
(4) Only II & III follow
(5) None follows

25. Statement: E > K > T < M, K < N> T
Conclusion: I. N > E II. T < E III. N > M 
(1) Only I & III follow 
(2) Only I & II follow
(3) All follow 
(4) Only II & III follow
(5) None of these 

Directions (26-30): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight colleagues A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Each one of them holds a different post viz. Manager, Company Secretary, Chairman, President, Vice - President, Group Leader, Financial Advisor and Managing Director.A sits third to the right of the Managing Director. Only two people sit between the Managing Director and H. Vice - President and the Company Secretary areimmediate neighbours of each other. Neither A nor H is a Vice - President or a Company Secretary. Vice -President is not an immediate neighbour of the Managing Director. Manager sits second to the left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of H. The Manager is an immediate neighbour of both Group Leader and Financial Advisor. Financial Advisor sits third to the right of B. B is not the Vice - President. C sits to the immediate right of the Chairman. A is not the Chairman. F is not an immediate neighbour of A. G is not an immediate neighbour of the Manager.

26. Who amongst the following sits third to the left of E?
(1) The Manager 
(2) G
(3) A 
(4) The Financial Advisor
(5) B

27. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(1) F - Chairman
(2) G - President
(3) D - Manager
(4) A - Financial Advisor
(5) B - Managing Director

28. Who amongst the following is the President of the company?
(1) A 
(2) C 
(3) H
(4) G 
(5) D

29. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
(1) The Group Leader of the company is an immediate neighbour of the Vice - President
(2) G sits second to right of D
(3) The Group Leader and the Company Secretary are immediate neighbours of each other 
(4) The Chairman of the company sits to the immediate left of the Managing Director 
(5) The Group Leader sits second to the left of D

30. Which of the following posts does B holds in the company?
(1) Chairman 
(2) Manager
(3) Company Secretary 
(4) Vice - President
(5) Financial Advisor

31. Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follows:
If ‘A X B’ means ‘A is father of B’
If ‘A + B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’
If ‘A ÷ B’ means ‘A is son of B’
If ‘A - B’ means ‘A is sister of B’
What will come in the place of the question mark, to establish that P is the son - in-law of S in the expression: P X Q + R - T ? S
(1) + 
(2) X 
(3)-
(4) ÷ 
(5) Either + or ÷

32. 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?
(1) None 
(2) One 
(3) Two
(4) Three 
(5) More than three

Directions (Qs. 33- 35): Study the following information and answer the following questions. In a certain code, ‘he is waiting there’ is written as ‘la pa ro ta’, ‘there is the train’ is written as ‘zo ro ji la’, ‘waiting at the station’ is written as ‘ma ta fu ji’ and ‘is this a station’ is written as ‘fu bi ro vi’.

33. What is the code for ‘he’?
(1) la 
(2) pa 
(3) ro
(4) ta 
(5) Either la or zo

34. Which of the following represents ‘the train station’? 
(1) zo la ma 
(2) fu ji ta
(3) fu ji zo 
(4) ro zo fu
(5) Cannot be determined

35.Which of the following may represent ‘guard is waiting’?
(1) ro ta zo 
(2) ta ki ro 
(3) fu zo ki
(4) ta ro ji 
(5) la ma ro

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