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Reasoning For NIACL AO Prelims: 2019

Directions (1-2): Read the following information carefully and answer the question which follows:

IF ‘A × B’ means ‘A is son of B’

IF ‘A + B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’
IF ‘A ÷ B’ means ‘A is wife of B’
IF ‘A - B’ means ‘A is Father of B’

Q1. What will come in the place of the question mark, to establish that M is mother of J in the expression?

‘J + K – L ? M’
 +
 ×
 –
 ÷
 Either (a) or (b)

Q2. Which of the following relations are true based upon the relations given in the question?
J ÷ K × L - M + N’ ?
 K is brother of N
 J is daughter-in-law of M
 J is daughter-in-law of N
 N is daughter of L
 None is true

Directions (3-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Point S is 40 m towards the North of Point P. Point Q is 15 m towards the West of point S. Point U is 25 m towards the West of point S. Point T is 20 m towards the South of point Q. Point R is 15 m towards the East of point T. Point V is 15 m towards the West of point P.

Q3. Which of the following points are in a straight line?

 S, T, P
 T, V, R
 S, Q, V
 T, V, Q
 U, Q, R

Q4. P is in which direction with respect to R?
 South
 North
 East
 West
 Cannot be determined

Q5. If a person walks 10 m towards East from point U and then takes a right turn, which of the following points would he reach first?
 V
 S
 T
 P
 R

Directions (6–10): Read the following passage carefully and answers the questions given below it—

Eight persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W are sitting around a square table facing the centre not necessarily in the same order. Each one of them has a different item in his/her purse viz. Rose, Cigar, Cap, Candy, Teddy, Sandwich, Water bottle and Pen. Two persons are sitting on each side facing the other two.

V sits second to the right of the one who has candy. The one who has a water bottle is an immediate neighbour of the one who has candy. S and the one having a rose are immediate neighbours of each other. U does not have a rose. Only one person sits between T and Q, when counted clockwise from Q. R sits third to left of the one who has a pen. The one who has a sandwich sits second to left of the person having a teddy. Two people sit between the one who has a Water bottle and U, when counted clockwise from the person who has the water bottle. T and P are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither T nor P is an immediate neighbour of either U or the one who has a Candy in his purse. The one who has a cap sits second to the right of Q, who has a cigar.

Q6. Who amongst the following has a Water bottle?

 R
 W
 Q
 P
 S

Q7. If U has a sister amongst the given eight persons sitting around the table, then which of the following could definitely not be her sister?
 R
 W
 Q
 P
 S

Q8. Who amongst the following has a Cigar?
 W
 T
 R
 S
 Q

Q9. Who amongst the following sit exactly between U and the person who has a water bottle?
 W and the person who has a Rose.
 V and S.
 R and the person who has a Cap.
 R and S
 The persons who have a Teddy and a Cigar.

Q10. Who amongst the following sits seventh to left of U?
 T
 R
 V
 The one who sits to the immediate right of the one carrying a teddy.
 None of these

Directions (11-15): A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: soul 63 bag 51 92 66 dancer light 86 read

Step I: bag soul 63 51 66 dancer light 86 read 92
Step II: dancer bag soul 63 51 66 light read 92 86
Step III: light dancer bag soul 63 51 read 92 86 66
Step IV: read light dancer bag soul 51 92 86 66 63
Step V: soul read light dancer bag 92 86 66 63 51
Step VI: 36 6 9 6 1 2 5 3 9 6

And step VI is the last step of the arrangement. As per the above rule followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the input given below;

Input: 41 do provoke 21 79 mouth cat loud 29 apple 83 44

Q11. How many steps would be needed to complete the arrangement?

 IV
 V
 VI
 VII
 None of these

Q12. Which Step number would be the following output? loud do cat apple provoke 21 mouth 29 83 79 44 41
 III
 II
 VII
 IV
 There will be no such step

Q13. Which of the following would be the step I?
 apple 41 do cat provoke 21 mouth loud 79 29 83 44
 apple cat 21 provoke do 41 mouth loud 29 83 44 79
 apple 41 do provoke 21 44 mouth cat loud 79 83 29
 apple 41 do provoke 44 21 cat mouth loud 29 79 83
 None of these

Q14. In step V, which of the following word/number would be on the 6th position (from the right)?
 44
 21
 79
 provoke
 apple

Q15. Which of the following would be the final arrangement?
 35 36 36 15 1 6 2 7 8 5 1 3
 35 35 36 15 1 6 2 7 4 5 2 3
 35 36 36 15 1 6 2 7 8 5 2 3
 36 36 36 15 1 6 2 7 8 5 2 3
 None of these












SOLUTIONS

1.E
2.C
3.D
4.A
5.C
6.E
7.A
8.E
9.C
10.D
11.D
12.D
13.E
14.B
15.C

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