1. Which of the following is seventh to the right of fifteenth from the right end ?
    (1) 4 – Ans
    (2)
    (3) 1
    (4) w
    (5) None of these
    Expl : Seventh to the right of fifteenth from the right end is 4.
  2. If all the symbols are dropped from the above arrangement which of the following will be eighth from the left end ?
    (1) F
    (2) $
    (3) U
    (4) 3 – Ans
    (5) None of these
    Expl : If all the symbols are dropped from the arrangement
    A 8 B 6 7 H U 3 F V R 2 I 4 1 W E9 L 5
    I
    Eighth from the left
    So, eighth from the left is 3.
  3. How many such symbols are three in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a consonant and also immediately preceded by a number?
    (1) None
    (2) One
    (3) Two – Ans
    (4) Three
    (5) More than three
    Expl : 3

Number Symbol Consonant
3 $F and 9 © L

  1. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately followed by a vowel but not immediately preceded by a number ?
    (1) None
    (2) One – Ans
    (3) Two
    (4) Three
    (5) More than three

Number

Symbol

Vowel

R2I

  1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way on the basis of their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ?
    (1) B7#
    (2) 14
    (3) F2 R
    (4) 95 L
    (5) W©E – Ans

Expl : B —+3—> 7 —1—-> #

I —+3—> 4 —1—->

F —+3—> 2 —1—-> R

9 —+3—> 5 —1—-> L

W —+3—> © —2—->E

So W © E does not belong to the group.

  1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ?
    (1) Iron
    (2) Copper
    (3) Zinc
    (4) Aluminium
    (5) Brass – Ans
    Expl : Except Brass all are metal
  2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ?
    (1) 31
    (2) 39 – Ans
    (3) 47
    (4) 41
    (5) 43
    Expl : Except 39 all are prime number
  3. In a certain code ROSE is written as #43 $ and FIRST is written as 5 *#37. How is store written in that code ?
    (1) 473$#
    (2) 473#$
    (3) 374 #$ – Ans
    (4) 347#$
    (5) None of these
    Expl : R O S E and F I R S T

# 4 3 $ 5 * # 3 7
Similarly,

S T O R E

3 7 4 # $

  1. How many meaningful English words can be made from the letters ADER, using each letter only once in each word ?
    (1) None
    (2) One
    (3) Two
    (4) Three
    (5) More than three – Ans
    Expl : Meaningful words
    READ, DEAR, EARD and DARE
  2. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word DISTINGUISH, each of which have as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabet ?
    (1) None
    (2) One
    (3) Two
    (4) Three
    (5) More than three – Ans
    Expl : D I S T I N G U I S H
    4 9 19 20 9 14 7 21 9 19 8
    Four such pair of letters are formed.

Direction (Q.11-15) In each question below are four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II , III and IV. You have to take the four given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the four given statements disregarding commonly known facts. Then, decide which of the answers (1), (2), (3) , (4) and (5) is the correct answer and indicate it on the answer sheet.

  1. Statements : All stones are pearls. Some pearls are shells. Some shells are boxes . No box is container
    Conclusions : I. Some stones are shells
    II. No pearl is container.
    III. No shell is container
    IV. Some pearls are containers.
    (1) Only II follows
    (2) Only II and III follow
    (3) Only either II or IV follows – Ans
    (4) Only III follows
    (5) None of follows
  2. Statements : Some rings are chains. All chains are bangles. All bracelets are bangles. Some bangles are pendants.
    Conclusion : I. Some rings are bangles.
    II. Some chains are pendants
    III. Some bracelets are rings
    IV. No pendant is ring.
    (1) None of follows
    (2) Only I follows – Ans
    (3) Only II and III follow
    (4) Only IV follows
    (5) None of the above
    13. Statements : Some schools are colleges. Some colleges are hostels. No hostel is office. All offices are institutes.
    Conclusions : I. No hostel is institute
    II. Some hostels are schools
    III. Some hostels are institutes
    IV. Some offices are college
    (1) Only I follows
    (2) Only II and III follow
    (3) Only IV follows
    (4) Only either I or III follows – Ans
    (5) None of the above
  3. Statements : Some pins are needles. Some threads are needles. All needles are nails. All nails are hammers.
    Conclusions : I. Some pins are hammers
    II. Some threads are nails
    III. Some pins are threads.
    IV. No pin is thread
    (1) Only I, II and either III or IV follows – Ans
    (2) Only III and IV follow
    (3) Only I and II follow
    (4) All follow
    (5) None of the above
    Conclusions I. v
    II. v
    III. v
    IV. v So either III or IV and I, II follows.
  4. Statements : Some chairs are rooms. No room is sofa. All sofas are tables. Some tables are desks.
    Conclusions : I. Some sofas are desks
    II. No room is table
    III. Some chairs are tables
    IV. No desk is room.
    (1) None follows – Ans
    (2) Only I follows
    (3) Only either II or III follows
    (4) Only III and IV follow
    (5) All follow
    Conclusions : I. x
    II. x
    III. x
    IV. x None follows

Directions (Q.16-20) Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing the centre. F is third to the right of C and second to the left of H. D is not an immediate neighbour of C or H. E is to the immediate right of A, who is second to the right of G.

  1. Who is second to the left of C ?
    (1) A – Ans
    (2) B
    (3) E
    (4) D
    (5) None of these
  2. Who is to the immediate right of C ?
    (1) A
    (2) B – Ans
    (3) D
    (4) B or D
    (5) None of these
  3. Which of the following pairs of persons has first person sitting to the right of the second person ?
    (1) CB
    (2) AE
    (3) FG
    (4) HA
    (5) DB – Ans
  4. Who sits between G and D ?
    (1) H
    (2) D
    (3) F – Ans
    (4) E
    (5) None of these
  5. Which of the following is the correct position of B with respect to H ?
    (1) Only I
    (2) Only II
    (3) Only III
    (4) Both II and III – Ans
    (5) None of these

Expl :

Directions (Q.21-25) Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II are 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 (1) if the data in Statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement II along are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (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.
Give answer (3) if the the data in statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (4) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer (5) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

  1. who reached the station first among L, M, J, T and R, if no two persons reached together ?
    I. M reached only after J and T.
    II. L reached before R.
    Ans : 4
    Expl : From statement I
    (J and T) > M > (L and R)
    From statement II,
    L>R
    From statements I and II,
    (J and T) >M>L>R
  2. Tower ‘P’ is in which direction with respect to tower ‘Q’
    I. P is to the West of H, which is to the South of Q.
    II. F is to the West of Q and to the North of P.
    Ans : 3
    Expl : From statement I,
  3. What is the Suneeta’s rank from top in the class ?
    I. In the call of 42 children, Suneeta is 29th from the bottom
    II. Suneeta is ten ranks below Samir.
    Ans : 1
    Expl : From statement I,
    The tank of Sunita from top = 42 – 28 = 14th
  4. What is the code for ‘walks’ in the code language ?
    I. In the code language ‘she walks fast’ is written as ‘he ka to’.
    II. In the code language ‘she learns fast’ is written as ‘jo ka he’.
    Ans : 5
    Expl : From statement I,
    She walks fast —> he ka to
    From statement II,
    she learns fast —> jo ka he
    :. From statements I and II,
    walks —-> to
  5. How is K related to N?
    I. N. is brother of M 2who is daughter of K
    II. F is husband of K
    Ans : 5
    From statement I,
    Brother Daughter
    N————–<——-M———-<——–K
    :. K may be the mother or father of M.
    From statement II,

Husband
F————-<——K
From statement I and II , K is the mother of N.

26.Directions (Q.26-30) In these questions a group of digits is given followed by four combinations of letters and symbols numbered (1), )(2), (3) and (4).
Digits are to be coded as per the scheme and conditions given below. You have to find out which of the four combinations correctly represents the group of digits. Serial number of that combination is your answer. If none of the combinations is correct, your answer is (5) ie, ‘None of these’.

Digit : 5 1 2 8 6 3 9 0 4 7
Letter/Symbol code : H $ T A U % # F R @

Conditions :
(i) If first digit is odd and the last digit is even their codes are to be interchanged
(ii) If the first as well as the last digit is even both are to be coded as *
(iii) if the first digit is even and the last digit is odd both are to be coded as the code for last digit.

  1. 471536
    (1) *@$H%* – Ans
    (2) R@$H%U
    (3) U@$H%U
    (4) R@$H%R
    (5) None of these

Expl : 4 7 1 5 3 6

* @ $ H % *
conditions II follows

  1. 697845
    (1) U#@ARU
    (2) U#@ARH
    (3) H#@ARH – Ans
    (4) H#@ARU
    (5) None of these

Expl : 6 9 7 8 4 5

H # @ A R H
Conditions III follows
28. 590247
(1) @#FTRH
(2) H#FTR@ – Ans
(3) H#FTRH
(4) @#FTR@
(5) None of these
Expl : 5 9 0 2 4 7

H # F T R @

  1. 348096
    (1) %RAF#U
    (2) %RAF#%
    (3) URAF#U
    (4) *RAF#*
    (5) None of these – Ans
    Expl : 3 4 8 0 9 6

U R A F # %

  1. 374862
    (1) %@RAUT
    (2) %@RAU%
    (3) *@RAU*
    (4) T @ RAU% – Ans
    (5) None of these
    Expl : 3 7 4 8 6 2

T @ R A U %

Condition (i) follows

Directions (Q.31-35) In these questions symbols @, #, $, * and % are used with different meaning as follows .
‘A @ B’ means ‘A is not smaller than B’
‘A # B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor equal to B’.
‘A$B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor smaller than B’.
‘A*B’ means ‘A is not greater than B’.
‘A%B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor equal to B’.
In each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are defenitely true.
Give answer (1) if only conclusion I is true
Give answer (2) if only conclusion II is true.
Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or nor conclusion
Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I or nor conclusion II is true
Give answer (5) if both conclusions I and II are true.

%==> < # ==> > *==> < @==> > $ ==> =
31. Statement N @ W, W # H, H % T
Conclusion I. H%N
II. T#W
Ans : 1
Expl : (1) N @ W ==> N>W
W # H ==> W >H
H%T ==> H< T
:.N> W>H<T

  1. Statements : F # R, H%R, L*H
    Conclusions I. F#L
    II. R @ L
    Ans : 1
    Expl : F # R ==> F>R
    H%R ==> H<R
    L*H ==> L<H
    :. F>R>H>L
  2. Statements : J @ K, K%M, M#T
    Conclusions : I. K% T
    II. K@ T
    Ans : 3
    Expl : J @ K ==> J> K
    K%M ==> K<M
    M#T ==> M>T
    :. J>K<M>T
    Conclusion : I. K% T ==> K<T (False)
    II. K@ T ==> K>T (False)
    Either I or II is true.
  3. Statements V * W, W$H, H @ I
    Conclusions I. V*I
    II. I*W
    Ans : 2
    Expl : V * W ==> V<W
    W$H ==> W=H
    H @ I ==> H>I
    :. V< W=H> I
    Conclusions
    I. V* I ==> V<I (False)
    II. I*W ==> I < W (True)
  4. Statements L * P, P%V, V#D
    Conclusions I. L*V
    I I. L$D
    Expl :
    Directions (Q.36-40) These questions are based on the following information. Study it carefully and answer the questions.
    Seven members L, H, K, T, F, J and R represent different countries in Olympics viz. USA, China, Korea, France, Russia, Australia and Japan; each one competes for a different sport viz., volleyball, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Tennis, Boxing, Athletics and Football. The order of persons, countries and the games is not necessarily the same.
    K presents China for Archery. T represents USA but not for Velleyball or Rifle Shooting. The one who represents Japan competes for Boxing. F competes Volleyball but not for Korea. L represents Australia for Athletics. The one who represents Russia competes for Tennis. J does not represent Korea or Japan. R competes for Rifles Shooting.
    36. D The one who competes for Rifle shooting, represents which country ?
    (1) France
    (2) Korea – Ans
    (3) Japan
    (4) USA
    (5) None of these
  5. Which of the following combinations is correct ?
    (1) J-Tennis-France
    (2) R-Tennis-Russia
    (3) R-Tennis-France
    (4) J-Tennis-Russia – Ans
    (5) None of these
  6. Who represents Japan ?
    (1) F
    (2) R
    (3) J
    (4) H – Ans
    (5) None of these
  7. For which game does T compete ?
    (1) Boxing
    (2) Foot ball – Ans
    (3) Tennis
    (4) Cannot be determined
    (5) None of these
  8. F represents which country ?
    (1) France – Ans
    (2) Russia
    (3) Japan
    (4) Korea
    (5) None of these

Expl: Member Country Game
L Australia Athletics
H Japan Boxing
K China Archery
T USA Football
F France Volleyball
J Russia Tennis
R Korea Rifle shooting
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Directions (Qns. 1 to 5) : In the questions given below, certain symbols are used with the following meaning :

A @ B means A is greater than B

A * B means A is either greater than or equal to B

A # B means A is equal to B

A $ B means A is either smaller than or equal to B

A + B means A is smaller than B

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely True ?

Give answer (A) if only conclusion I is true.

Give answer (B) if only conclusion II is true.

Give answer (C) if neither conclusion I or II is true.

Give answer (D) if neither conclusion I or II is true.

Give answer (E) if both conclusion I and II are true.

  1. Statements :

D + T; E $ V; F * T; E @ D

Conclusions :

  1. D $ V
  2. D + F

(Ans : B) Explanatory Ans : –

D + T; E $ V; F * T; E @ D

After conversion

D < T; E = V; F = T; E > D or, V = E > D < T = F

Conclusions :

  1. D $ V ? D < V : Not True D is smaller than V.
  2. D + F ? D < F : True
  3. Statements :

B + D; E $ T; T * P; P @ B

Conclusions :

  1. P $ D
  2. P @ D

(Ans : C) Explanatory Ans : –

B + D; E $ T; T * P; P @ B

After conversion

B < D; E = T; T = P; P > B or, E = T = P > B < D

Conclusions :

  1. P $ D ? P = D : Not True
  2. P @ D ? P > D : Not True

While considering the relation between two entities three possibilities exists : greater than, equal to or smaller than. Therefore, either I or II is true.

  1. Statements :

T * U; U $ W; V @ L; W + V

Conclusions :

  1. V @ T
  2. L # W

(Ans : D) Explanatory Ans : –

T * U; U $ W; V @ L; W + V

After conversion

T = U; U = W; V > L; W < V or, T = U = W < V > L

Conclusions :

  1. V @ T ? V > T : Not True
  2. L # W ? L = W : Not True
  3. Statements :

P $ Q; N # M; M @ R; R * P

Conclusions :

  1. P + N
  2. Q $ M

(Ans : A) Explanatory Ans : –

P $ Q; N # M; M @ R; R * P

After conversion

P = Q; N = M; M > R; R = P or, N = M > R = P = Q

Conclusions :

  1. P + N ? P < N : True
  2. Q $ M ? Q < M : Not True
  3. Statements :

E * F; G $ H; H # E; G @ K

Conclusions :

  1. H @ K
  2. H * F

(Ans : E) Explanatory Ans : –

E * F; G $ H; H # E; G @ K

After conversion

E = F; G = H; H = E; G > K or, K < G = H = E = F

Conclusions :

  1. H @ K ? H > K : True
  2. H * F ? H = F : True