**Reasoning Ability**is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions,

*Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.*
Kamal, Ranjeet, Vinay, Vikas, Ramesh, Tarun, Rinku and Ranu are sitting around a circular table at equal distance between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of the persons are facing the center while some others are facing outside (i.e. in a direction opposite to the center.)

Note: Same direction means that if one person is facing the center then the other person is also facing the center and vice versa. Opposite direction means that if one person is facing the center then the other person is facing outside and vice-versa.

Ramesh sits second to the right of Rinku. Rinku faces the center. Ranjeet sits third to the left of Ramesh. Ramesh and Ranjeet face opposite directions. Immediate neighbors Ranjeet faces the center. Vinay sits second to the right of Ranjeet. Ranu sits on the immediate left of Vinay. Kamal sits second to the left of Vikas. Vikas faces the same direction as Ranjeet. Vikas is not an immediate neighbor of Rinku. Immediate neighbors of Ramesh face opposite directions (i.e opposite directions means if one neighbor faces the center the other neighbor faces outside and vice versa).

**Q1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and so form a group. Who is the one that does not belong to that group?**

(a) Ranu

(b) Ranjeet

(c) Vinay

(d) Kamal

(e) Vikas

**Q2. Who sits second to the left of Ranu?**

(a) Rinku

(b) Ranjeet

(c) Tarun

(d) Other than those given as options

(e) Vinay

**Q3. Which of the following is true regarding Tarun as per the given seating arrangement?**

(a) Ranu is one of the immediate neighbors

(b) Tarun sits third to the right of Ramesh

(c) Tarun faces the center

(d) Only two persons sits between Tarun and Rinku.

(e) Only one person sit between Tarun and Kamal?

**Q4. What is Vinay’s position with respect to Kamal?**

(a) Second to the left

(b) Second to the right

(c) Third to the right

(d) Third to the left

(e) Fourth to the left

**Q5. How many persons in the given arrangement face outside?**

(a) Three

(b) Two

(c) Four

(d) Five

(e) One

*Directions (6 – 10): Following questions are based on the five three-digit numbers given below:***369 717 922 625 434**

**Q6. If all the numbers are arranged in ascending order from left to right then which of the following will be the sum of the first and last digits of the number which is in the middle in the new arrangements?**

(a) 16

(b) 11

(c) 27

(d) 49

(e) 18

**Q7. If the positions of the first and third digits of each of the number interchange then what will be the product of all the digits of the second lowest number?**

(a) 13

(b) 56

(c) 99

(d) 48

(e) 25

**Q8. If one is subtracted from each odd number and two is added to each even number then what will be the difference between the third digit and the first digit of the lowest number thus formed?**

(a) Zero

(b) 6

(c) 4

(d) 2

(e) 5

**Q9. What will be the resultant if the first digit of the highest number is divided by the third digit of the lowest number?**

(a) 0.5

(b) 1

(c) 2

(d) 2.2

(e) None of these

**Q10. If all the digits in each of the numbers are arranged in descending order within the number from left to right, which of the following will be the second highest number in the new arrangement**

(a) 369

(b) 717

(c) 922

(d) 625

(e) None of these

**Solution(6-10):**

**S6.Ans.(b)**

**Sol.**exactly middle- 625 after arranging in the ascending order

Sum of the first and the last digit of 625= 6+5= 11

**S7.Ans.(d)**

**Sol**.434 is the second lowest number after arranging the first and last digit of each of the numbers

Product of all digits= 4 *3 * 4 = 48

**S8.Ans.(e)**

**Sol**.

**S9.Ans.(b)**

**Sol.**first digit of the highest number = 9

Third digit of the lowest number = 9

So 9/9 = 1

**S10.Ans.(c)**

**Sol.**922 is the second highest number after arranging the digits in descending order.

**Ó**

*Directions (11-14): In the following questions, the symbols ?,*

*, *, % and # are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:*
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.

‘P?Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.

‘P#Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.

‘PÓQ’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.

‘P%Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor greater than Q’.

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

**Q11. Statements:**D#K, K?T, T*M, M%J

**Conclusions**:

I. J?T

II. J%T

III. D?T

(a) Only I is true

(b) Only II is true

(c) Only either I or II is true

(d) Only IV is true

(e) Only either I or II and III are true

**Q12. Statements**:R?N, NÓD, D*J, J#B

**Conclusions**:

I. R?J

II. J?N

III. B?D

(a) None is true

(b) Only I is true

(c) Only II is true

(d) Only III is true

(e) I and III are true

**Q13. Statements**:WÓB, B%V, V*R, R?K

**Conclusions**:

I. KÓB

II. R#B

III. V?W

(a) I and II are true

(b) I and III are true

(c) II and III are true

(d) All I, II and III are true

(e) None of the above

**Q14. Statements**:H*M, M#T, T?D, DÓR

**Conclusions**:

I. DÓM

II. R?M

III. H*T

(a) None is true

(b) Only I is true

(c) Only II is true

(d) Only III is true

(e) I and II are true

**Q15. In a class of 42 children, Joseph’s rank is sixteenth from the top. Kevin is seven ranks below Joseph. What is Kevin’s rank from the bottom?**

(a) 22nd

(b) 20th

(c) 19th

(d) 23rd

(e) 25th

**S15. Ans. (b)**

**Sol.**Kevin’s rank from the top=16+7=23rd

So, kevin’s rank from the bottom=42-23+1=20th

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