Previous Year Reasoning Questions

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1.Chanda is the wife of Bharat. Mohan is the son of Chanda. Ashish is the brother of Bharat and father of Dhruv. How is Mohan related to Dhruv?
(a) Sister
(b) Cousin
(c) Brother
(d) Mother

Ans.(b)
Sol.

Mohan and Dhruv are cousins.

2.In this question, some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis find out the correct answer from amongst the four alternatives for the unsolved equation.
7x6x8=678
8x9x7=987
6x5x7=567
5x4x6=?
(a) 456
(b) 564
(c) 645
(d) 654

Ans.(a)
Sol. Pattern : 2nd,1st,3rd
So, 5x4x6= 456

3.In the question, a word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., ‘A’ can be represented by 01, 13, etc., and ‘S’ can be represented by 55, 66, etc. Similarly you have to identify the set for the word ‘BOTH’

(a) 69,67,68,59
(b) 75,22,76,79
(c) 88,30,85,86
(d) 58,02,68,65

Ans.(b)
Sol. 
“B” =58, 69, 75, 88, 99
“O” =03, 11, 22, 30, 44
“T” =59, 68, 76, 87, 95 
“H” =57, 65, 79, 86, 98

 

4.Consider the given statement/s to be true and decide which of the given conclusions/assumptions can definitely be drawn from the given statement. 

Statement: 
Many books are rocks. 
All rocks are clips. 
Conclusion 
I: Some books are clips. 
II: No rock is a book. 
(a) Only conclusion I follows
(b) Only conclusion II follows
(c) Both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
(d) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
Ans.(a)
Sol. 

 

5.In the question, a word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, e.g., O can be represented by 02,14, etc., and P can be represented by 55,67,, etc. You have to identify the set for the word ‘NECK’

(a) 96,32,34,68
(b) 77,13,69,75
(c) 65,21,58,99
(d) 89,44,30,87
Ans.(d)
Sol. 
“N” = 58, 65, 77, 89, 96
“E” = 01, 13, 20, 32, 44
“C” = 04, 11, 23, 30, 42
“K” = 56, 68, 75, 87, 99

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