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Reasoning - Questions on Series

Find the missing number in the series.


5760, 960, ? , 48, 16, 8
1. 240
2. 192
3. 160
4. 120
Answer (b). First number is divided by 6 to get the second and the second is divided by 5 to get the third and the third is divided
by 4 to get the fourth number and so on.
2. 3, 9, 21, 39, ?
1. 72
2. 53
3. 63
4. 51
Answer (c). The numbers progressively increase by multiples of 6.Thus, the difference between 9 and 3 is 6, between 21 and 9
is 12,between 39 and 21 is 18. Hence 39 + 24 = 63
3. 1, 0, 3, 2, 5, 6, ?
1. 9
2. 8
3. 10
4. 7
Answer (d). There are 2 series here. One is 1, 3, 5, 7. The second is 0, 2, 6, 12.
4. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ?
1. 17
2. 21
3. 23
4. 19
Answer (b). Starting from 2, each number is the sum of preceding 2
numbers. Thus 1 + 1 = 2 + 1 = 3 + 2 = 5 + 3 = 8 + 5 = 13 + 8 = 21.
5. 18, 24, 21, 27, ? , 30, 27
1. 33
2. 30
3. 24
4. 21
Answer (c). The numbers follow a "+ 6 and - 3" pattern. Thus 18 (+6) = 24 (- 3) = 21 (+ 6) = 27 (- 3) = 24 (+ 6) = 30 (- 3) = 27.
6. 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, ?
1. 50
2. 37
3. 35
4. 45
Answer (b). The numbers are 12 + 1, 22 + 1, 32 + 1, 42 + 1 and so on.
7. 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 22, ?
1. 41
2. 39
3. 25
4. 29
Answer (d). The numbers progressively increase by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and so on.
8. 4, 2, 5, 3, 6, 4, 7, 5, 8, ?
1. 4
2. 7
3. 6
4. 3
Answer (c). The numbers follow a "- 2 and + 3" pattern. Thus 4 (- 2) = 2 (+ 3) = 5 (- 2) = 3 (+ 3) = 6 (- 2) = 4 (+ 3) = 7 (- 2) =
5 (+3) = 8 (- 2) = 6.
9. 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, ?
1. 48
2. 50
3. 46
4. 67
Answer (b). The numbers progressively increase by 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and so on.
10. 7, 14, 23, 34, 47, 62, ?
1. 79

2. 92
3. 82
4. 94
Answer (a). The numbers progressively increase by 7, 9, 11, 13, 15,17 and so on. Thus 7 + 7 = 14 + 9 = 23 + 11 = 34 + 13 =
47 + 15 = 62
+ 17 = 79.
11. 2, 4, 12, 48, 240, ?
1. 480
2. 1200
3. 1440
4. 720
Answer (c). The numbers are progressively multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Thus 2 x 2 = 4 x 3 = 12 x 4 = 48 x 5 = 240 x 6 =
1440.
12. 1, 5, 4, 10, 9, 15, 16, 20, ?
1. 27
2. 25
3. 23
4. 30
Answer (b). There are 2 series here. One is 1, 4, 9, 16, 25. The
second is 5, 10, 15, 20.
13. 101, 120, 145, 168, 197, ?
1. 224
2. 226
3. 241
4. 227
Answer (a). The series is 102 + 1 = 101, 112 - 1 = 120, 122 + 1 =
145, 132 - 1 = 168, 142 + 1 = 197, 152 - 1 = 224.
14. 20, 17, 19, 16, 18, 15, ?
1. 15
2. 17
3. 21
4. 22
Answer (b). The series is 20 - 3 = 17 + 2 = 19 - 3 = 16 + 2 = 18 - 3
= 15 + 2 = 17.
15. 2, 10, 30, 68, 130, ?
1. 231
2. 190
3. 214
4. 222
Answer (d). The series is 13 + 1 = 2, 23 + 2 = 10, 33 + 3 = 30, 43 +4 = 68, 53 + 5 = 130, 63 + 6 = 222.
16. 1438, 1429, 1417, 1402, ?
1. 1378
2. 1384
3. 1387
4. 1392
Answer (b). The numbers progressively decrease by multiples of 3 starting with 9. Thus 1438 - 1429 = 9, 1429 - 1417 = 12,
1417 - 1402
= 15. 1402 - 17 = 1384.
17. 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, ?
1. 18
2. 21
3. 19
4. 20
Answer (b). The numbers progressively increase by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.

18. 8, 17, 36, 75, 154, ?


1. 293
2. 313
3. 342
4. 265
Answer (b). (8 x 2) + 1 = 17; (17 x 2) + 2 = 36; (36 x 2) + 3 = 75.

19. 10, 100, 200, 310, ?


1. 400
2. 410
3. 420
4. 430
Answer (d). The difference between successive numbers is 90, 100,110. Hence the difference between the next number and 310
should be 120. Thus 310 + 120 = 430.
20. 4/12/11, 1/1/12, 29/1/12, 26/2/12, ?
1. 24/3/12
2. 25/3/12
3. 26/3/12
4. 27/3/12
Answer (b). The difference between two consecutive dates is 28 days.
Note: 2012 was a leap year.
21. 2, 3, 10, 29, 66, ?
1. 89
2. 99
3. 127
4. 130
Answer (c). The difference between the numbers is 1, 7, 19, 37. The difference between the numbers so obtained is 6, 12, 18.
Hence the difference between the next number and 66 should be 37 + 24 = 61.Thus 66 + 61 = 127.
22. 1, 2, 6, 21, ?
1. 88
2. 86
3. 67
4. 62
Answer (a). 1 x 1 + 1 = 2; 2 x 2 + 2 = 6, 6 x 3 + 3 = 21; 21 x 4 + 4
= 88
23. 2460, 3570, 4680, ?
1. 8640
2. 5670
3. 5970
4. 5790
Answer (d). Number formed by first 2 digits increases by 11 in each consecutive number, while the number formed by the last 2
digits
increases by 10.
24. 7714, 7916, 8118, ?
1. 8320
2. 8312
3. 8520
4. 8515
Answer (a). The first 2 digits are a sequence of odd numbers starting from 77 and the last 2 digits are a sequence of even
numbers starting from 14.
25. 2, 3, 10, 15, ?
1. 25
2. 26
3. 24
4. 30
Answer (b). 12 + 1 = 2; 22 - 1 = 3; 32 + 1 = 10; 42 - 1 = 15; 52 + 1
= 26.
Test of Reasoning - Relations
1. A is Bs brother. C is Ds father. E is Bs mother. A and D are
brothers. How is E related to C?
1. Sister
2. Sister-in-law
3. Niece
4. Wife
Answer (d).
2. B is the brother of A, whose only sister C is mother of D. E is maternal grandmother of D. How is B related to E?
1. Daughter-in-law
2. Daughter
3. Son
4. Nephew
Answer (c).

3. Raju is the brother of Alok. Sunita is the sister of Sunil. Alok is the son of Sunita. How is Raju related to Sunil?
1. Nephew
2. Son
3. Brother
4. Father
Answer (a).
4. A and B are sisters, R and S are brothers. As daughter is Rs sister. What is Bs relation to S?
1.
2.
3.
4.

Mother
Grandmother
Sister
Aunt

Answer (d).
5. E is the sister of B, A is the father of C, B is the son of C.How is A related to E?
1. Grandfather
2. Granddaughter
3. Father
4. Great-grandfather
Answer (a).
6. A is Bs brother, C is As mother, D is Cs father, E is Bs son.How is D related to E?
1. Son
2. Grandson
3. Grandfather
4. Great Grandfather
Answer (d).
7. B is Ds mother and C is Ds brother. H is E's daughter whose wife is D. How are E and C related?
1. Father-in-law
2. Brother-in-law
3. Uncle
4. Brother
Answer (b).
8. Given that A is the mother of B. C is the son of A. D is the brother of E. E is the daughter of B. Who is the grandmother of D?
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
Answer (a).
9. A is Ds brother. D is Bs father. B and C are sisters. How is A related to C?
1. Son
2. Grandson
3. Father
4. Uncle
Answer (d).
10. Savita is the niece of Ashok, whose is mother is Lavanya.Lavanya's mother is Kavita. Kavita's husband is Govardhan. Padma is
the mother-in-law of Govardhan. How is Savita related to Govardhan?
1. grandson's daughter
2. Daughter-in-law
3. Great grand-daughter
4. Grand niece
Answer (c).
11. A is Bs sister. C is Bs mother, D is Cs father, E is Ds mother, then how A is related to D?
1. Grandfather
2. Grand daughter
3. Daughter
4. Niece
Answer (b).
12. If B is the brother of A, D is the daughter of A, L is the sister of B, M is the brother of D, Who is the uncle of M?
1. A
2. L
3. M
4. B

Answer (d).
13. Reena is the daughter-in-law of Vinay and sister-in-law of Suresh. Manoj is the son of Vinay and only brother of Suresh. Find
the relation between Reena and Manoj.
1. Wife
2. Aunt
3. Cousin
4. Sister-in-law
Answer (a).
14. Suresh introduces a man as He is the son of the woman who is the mother of the husband of my mother. How is Suresh
related to the man?
1. Uncle
2. Son
3. Cousin
4. Nephew
Answer (d).
15. B is A's brother. C is A's father. D is C's sister and E is D's mother. How is B related to E?
1. Grandson
2. Great-grandson
3. Grandaunt
4. Grandmother
Answer (a).
Test of Reasoning - Directions
1. A man starts from a point and walks 2 km towards north. He turns right and walks 3 km. Then he turns left and travels 2 km.
What is the direction he is now facing?
1. East
2. West
3. South
4. North
Answer (d).
2. Four aeroplanes of Air Force viz., A, B, C and D started for a demonstration flight towards east. After flying 50 km planes A and
D flew towards right, planes B and C flew towards left. After 50 km,planes B and C flew towards their left, planes A and D flew
towards their left. In which directions are the aeroplanes A, B, D, C respectively flying now?
1. North, South, East, West
2. South, North, West, East
3. East, West, East, West
4. West, East, West, East
Answer (c).
3. If South-East becomes North, then what will South West become?
1. North
2. West
3. East
4. North West
Answer (c)

4. From her home Prema wishes to go to school. From home she goes toward North and then turns left and then turns right, and
finally she turns left and reaches school. In which direction her school is situated with respect to her home?
1. North East
2. North West
3. South East
4. South West
Answer (b)
5. Two squads of soldiers A and B, facing East and West respectively received the following commands - Left Turn, About Turn,
Right Turn,Left Turn. Which directions would the squads A and B face at the end?
1. East, West
2. West, East
3. North, South
4. South, North
Answer (d)
6. A man is facing East, then he turns left and goes 10 m, then
turns right and goes 5 m, then goes 5 m to the South and from there
5 m to West. In which direction is he from his original place?

1. East
2. West
3. North
4. South
Answer (c)
7. A driver left his village and drove North for 20 kms, after which he stopped for breakfast. The he turned left and drove another
30kms, when he stopped for lunch. After some rest, he again turned left and drove 20 kms before stopping for evening tea. Once
more he turned left and drove 30 kms to reach the town where he had supper.After evening tea in which direction did he drive?
1. West
2. East
3. North
4. South
Answer (b)
8. Raju moved to his North West side for 2 km. From there he turned 90 clockwise and moved 2 km. From there he turned 90
clockwise and travelled 2km then he would be in which direction from the original position?
1. South East Region
2. North East Region
3. South West Region
4. Western Region
9. Janaki started from her house and walked 2 kms towards North.Then she took a right turn and covered one kilometer. Then she
took again a right turn and walked for 2 kms. In what direction is she going?
1. North
2. East
3. South
4. West
10. Mohan starts from point A and walks 1 km towards south, turns left and walks 1 km. Then he turns left again and walks 1 km.
Now he is facing
1. East
2. West
3. North
4. South-West
Answer (c).
11. A man walks 6 km towards the north, then turns towards his left and walks for 4 km. He again turns left and walks for 6 km. At
this point he turns to his right and walks for 6 km. How many km and in what direction is he from the starting point?
1. 10 km and West
2. 6 km and South
3. 4 km and South
4. 8 km and West
Answer (a).
12. A rat runs 15 feet towards East and turns to right and runs 10 feet. He then turns to right and runs 9 feet, and again turns to
left to run 5 feet. He once again takes a left turn and runs 12 feet and finally turns to left and runs 6 feet. What direction is the rat
facing now?
1. EAST
2. NORTH
3. WEST
4. SOUTH
13. Suresh starts from a point, walks 2 miles towards south, turns right and walks 1 miles, turns left and walks miles and
then he turns back. What is the direction he is facing now?
1. East
2. West
3. South
4. North
Answer (d).
14. A starts from a point and walks 5 kms north, then turns left and walks 3 kms. Then again turns left and walks 5 kms. Point out
the direction in which he is going now.
1. North
2. South
3. East
4. West
Answer (b).
15. A man starts from a point, walks 4 miles towards north and turns left and walks 6 miles, turns right and walks for 3 miles and
again turns right and walks 4 miles and takes rest for 30 minutes. He gets up and walks straight 2 miles in the same direction and
turns right and walks one mile. What is the direction he is facing?

1. North
2. South
3. south-east
4. West
Answer (b).
16. Arun started from point A and walked 10 kms East to point B,then turned to North and walked 3 kms to point C and then
turned West and walked 12 kms to point D, then again turned South and walked 3 kms to point E. In which direction is he from his
starting
point?
1. East
2. South
3. West
4. North
Answer (c).
17. A man starts from a point and walks 2 km towards North, turns towards his right and walks 2 km, turns right again and
walks. What direction is he facing now?
1. South
2. South-East
3. North
4. West
Answer (a).
18. Jyoti comes out of her house and turns East. After walking for 100 metres, she turns right and goes 50 metres. Then she turns
right again. In which direction is she going now?
1. East
2. West
3. North
4. South
Answer (b)
Logical Reasoning - Statements and Conclusions
In the following questions two/three/four statements are given,followed by some conclusions. You have to consider the
statements to
be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if
any,
follow from the given statements?
1.
Statement I : All teachers are aged.
Statement II : Some women are teachers.
Conclusion I : All aged are women.
Conclusion II : Some women are aged.
1. Both conclusion I and II follow
2. Only conclusion I follows
3. Only conclusion II follows
4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
Answer (c). Since some women are teachers and all teachers are aged,
some women (those who are teachers) are aged.

2.
Statement I : All skaters are good swimmers.
Statement II : All good swimmers are runners.
Conclusion I : Some runners are skaters.
Conclusion II : All runners are good swimmers.
Neither conclusion 1. I nor II follow
2. Only conclusion I follows
3. Only conclusion II follows
4. Both conclusion I and II follow
Answer (b).
3.
Statement I: Latha is a beautiful and intelligent girl.
Statement II: She is very good.
Conclusion I. All beautiful girls are intelligent.
Conclusion II. Beauty and intelligence are the essential factors of
goodness.
1. Only conclusion I follows
2. Only conclusion II follows
3. Both conclusions I and II follow
4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows

Answer (d).
4.
Statement I: All writers are lawyers.
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Statement II: All readers are lawyers.
Conclusion I. Some lawyers are readers.
Conclusion II. Some readers are writers.
Only conclusion 1. I follows
2. Only conclusion II follows
3. Both conclusions I and II follow
4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
Answer (a). "Some readers are writers" may be a possibility but
cannot be concluded from the given statements.

5.
Statement I: Due to contamination of water, large number of people
were admitted to hospital.
Statement II: The symptoms were of Typhoid.
Conclusion I : Contamination of water may lead to Typhoid.
Conclusion II : Typhoid is a contagious disease.
1. Only conclusion I is true
2. Only conclusion II is true
3. Both Conclusions I and II are true
4. Both conclusions I and II are false
Answer (a). Contagious disease is spread from one person to another
by direct contact. That typhoid is a contagious disease is not
deductible from the given statements.
6.
Statements I: 60% of the government employees went on strike.
Statement II: Mr. Gopal is a government employee.
Conclusions I: Mr. Gopal went on strike.
Conclusion II: Mr. Gopal did not participate in the strike.
Only conclusion 1. I follows
2. Only conclusion II follows
3. Both conclusions I and II follow
4. Either conclusion I or II follows
Answer (d). Since Mr. Gopal is a government employee, he either
participated or did not participate in the strike.
7.
Statement I: Temple is a place of worship.
Statement II: Church is also a place of worship.
Conclusion I: Temple is a place of worship for Hindus.
Conclusion II: All churches are temples.
1. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
2. Both conclusions I and II follow
3. Only conclusion I follows
4. Only conclusion II follows
Answer (a). Neither of the two conclusions can be derived from the
statements.
8.
Statement :The human organism grows and develops through stimulation and action.
Conclusion I: Inert human organism cannot grow and develop.
Conclusion II: Human organisms do not react to stimulation and
action.
Neither conclusion 1. I nor II follows
2. Both conclusions I and II follow
3. Only conclusion I follows
4. Only conclusion II follows
Answer (c).
9.
Statement I : Some towers are windows.
Statement II : All windows are houses.
Statement III : Some houses are temples.
Conclusion I : Some towers are temples.
Conclusion II : Some houses are towers.

1. Only conclusion I follows.


2. Only conclusion II follows.
3. Both conclusions I & II follow.
4. Neither conclusion I nor II follows.
Answer (b). The first conclusion of towers being temples is only a
possibility but cannot be concluded from the given statements.

10.
Statement I: Man can find ultimate reality by dedication to God
through meditation.
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Statement II: Meditation is the process to enrich the peace of mind.
Conclusion I: Meditation is the process to realize the God.
Conclusion II: Meditation does not help to find out the Mukti of
Soul.
Conclusion III: Perfect dedication to God is essential to realize
the existence of ultimate reality.
Only conclusion 1. I follows.
2. Only conclusions II and III follow.
3. Only conclusions I and III follow.
4. All conclusions follow.
Answer (c).
11.
Statement I: All apples are bananas.
Statement II: All bananas are sweet.
Conclusion I: All apples are sweet.
Conclusion II: Some bananas are apples.
1. Conclusion I follows.
2. Conclusion II follows.
3. Either conclusion I or II follows.
4. Both conclusions I and II follow.
Answer (d).
12.
Statement I: All metals are silver.
Statement II: All silver are diamond.
Statement III: Some diamonds are gold.
Statement IV: Some gold are marbles.
Conclusion I: Some gold are metals.
Conclusion II: All metals are diamond.
Conclusion III: Some silver are marble.
Conclusion IV: Some gold are silver.
Only conclusion 1. I follows.
2. Only conclusion II follows.
3. Only conclusion III follows.
4. Only conclusion IV follows.
Answer (b).
13.
Statement I: All carrots are vegetables.
Statement II: All tomatoes are fruits.
Statement III: Some carrots are tomotoes.
Conclusion I: Some vegetables are carrots.
Conclusion II: Some tomatoes are vegetables.
Conclusion III: Some carrots are fruits.
Conclusion II: Some fruits are vegetables.
1. Conclusion I and II follow
2. Conclusions II and III follow
3. Conclusion I, II and III follow
4. All follow
Answer (d).
14.
Statement I: Some years are decades.
Statement II: All centuries are decades.
Conclusion I: Some centuries are years.
Conclusion II: Some decades are years.
Conclusion III: No century is a year.
Only conclusions 1. I and III follow
2. Only conclusion I follows

3. Only conclusion II follows


4. Only conclusions I and II follow
Answer (c). Some centuries are years cannot be concluded as indicated by probable diagram I and no century is a year cannot
be concluded as seen in probable diagram II.
15.
Statement I: All bald men are rich.
Statement II: All bearded men are saints.
Statement III: Some saints are rich.
Conclusion I: No bald man is a saint.
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Conclusion II: No bearded man is rich.
Conclusion III: Some bald men are saints.
Only conclusion 1. I follows
2. Both conclusions I and II follow
3. Either conclusion I or III follows
4. Only conclusion III follows
Answer (c). As can be seen from the two probable diagrams, either no
bald man is a saint or some bald men are saints.

Test of Reasoning - Groups of People


1. Five men A, B, C, D and E read a newspaper. The one who reads first gives it to C, the one who reads last had taken it from A. E
was not the first or last to read. There were two readers between B and A. Find the person who read the newspaper last.
1. E
2. B
3. D
4. A
Answer (c).
From Statement 1 - C is the second to read. _ C _ _ _
From Statement 2 - A is second from last to read. _ C _ A _
From Statement 3 - E must be in centre since he was neither the
first not the last. _ C E A _
From Statement 4 - Two readers can be between only if B is the first
to read the newspaper. B C E A _
Hence the sequence is B, C, E, A & D.
2. Four friends A, B, C, D contribute money to a pool. A contributes double the amount C contributes and B contributes half the
amount A
contributes. D contributes half the amount of B. Which two are contributing equal amount?
1. B, D
2. A, D
3. A, B
4. B, C
Answer (d). A contributes double the amount C contributes and B contributes half the amount A contributes implies that B and C
are
contributing equal amount.
3. Of the five members of a panel sitting in a row. A is to the left of B, but on the right of C, D is on the right of B but is on the
left of E. Find the member who is sitting in the middle.
1. B
2. D
3. A
4. C
Answer (a). Sequence is E, D, B, A and C. A sits between B and C and
D sits between E and B. On the whole B sits in between everyone.

4. P, Q and R are educated P, R and S are hard working, R, S and T are employed, P, Q, S and T are polite. Who is educated,
hardworking, polite but not employed?
1. P
2. Q
3. R
4. T
Answer (a).
5. A, B, C, D and E are sitting on a bench. A is sitting next to B, C is sitting next to D, D is not sitting with E who is on the left end
of the bench. C is on the second position from the right. A is on the right of B and E. A and C are sitting together. In which
position is A sitting?
1. Between B and D
2. Between B and C

3. Between E and D
4. Between C and E
Answer (b). Sequence is E, B, A, C and D. Here there are 2 clear facts that E is on the left end of the bench and C is sitting in the
2nd place from right. Next you can see that A is sitting on the right of E and B and that B and A are sitting together.
6. In a group of friends, two men have wives, one is a bachelor, anothers wife is dead, two are divorcees. They take four children
with them to a picnic. How many have gone to the picnic?
1. 12
2. 10
3. 14
4. 13
Answer (a).
Two men + their wives = 4.
Bachelor + Widower + 2 divorcees = 4.
Children = 4.
Total 4 + 4 + 4 = 12.
7. A, P, R, X, S and Z are sitting in a row, S and Z are in the centre, and A and P are at the ends, R is sitting on the left of A. Then
who is on the right of P?
1. A
2. X
3. S
4. Z
Answer (b).
From the first sentence - _ _ S Z _ _
From the second sentence - A _ S Z _ P
From the third sentence - A R S Z _ P
Final sitting A R S Z X P.
8. Among the children A, B, C, D and E. B is taller than E but shorter than A. A is shorter than C but taller than D who is taller than
B. If all the children stand in a line according to their heights, who would be fourth if counted from the tallest one?
1. A
2. E
3. D
4. B
Answer (d).
From the second sentence C is taller than A
A is taller than D
D is taller than B
From the first sentence B is taller than E.
So the sequence is C, A, D, B and E.
9. A is richer than B. C is richer than A. D is richer than C. E is the richest of all. If they are made to sit in the above degree of
richness who will be in the middle position (central position)?
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
Answer (c). Sequence is B, A, C, D and E.
10. Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
1. A, B, C, D, E and F are members of a club.
2. There is one married couple in the group.
3. D is the only married female in the group.
4. A and C are two ladies.
5. F is brother of A and is not married.
6. E is the sister of F.
How many female members are there in the club?
1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 5
Answer (c). There are 4 female members in the club.
D - from sentence 3
A and C - from sentence 4
E - from sentence 6
11. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in line facing the East. C is immediate right of D. B is at an extreme end and has E as his
neighbor. G is between E and F, D is sitting third from the South end. Who are the persons sitting at the extreme ends?
1. A and E
2. A and B
3. F and B
4. C and D

Answer (b).From the third sentence - B E _ _ _ _ _


From the fourth sentence - B E G F _ _ _
From the fifth sentence - B E G F D _ _
From the second sentence - B E G F D C _
Therefore, the sitting sequence is B, E, G, F, D, C and A.
12. Five boys are sitting in a row, A is on the right of B, E is on the left of B, but to the right of C. If A is on the left of D, who is
sitting in the middle?
1. B
2. E
3. A
4. C
Answer (b). Sitting sequence is D, A, B, E and C
13. While the group photo of a family was taken, the father was found to be sitting to the left of the son and right to the
grandfather. Mother was sitting to the right of her daughter but left to grandfather. Who is occupying the central place?
1. Son
2. Grandfather
3. Father
4. Mother
Answer (b). Sitting sequence from left to right is Son, Father,
Grandfather, Mother and Daughter.
14. A family went out for a walk. Daughter walked after the father.
Son was walking behind the mother and ahead of father. Who walked
last?
1. Son
2. Father
3. Mother
4. Daughter
Answer (d). The walking sequence from 1st postion to last position is Mother followed by Son and Father followed by daughter at
the end.
15. Seven boys A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are stand in a straight line as follows :
C is standing 1. between A and G.
2. B is standing to the left of E.
3. G is standing between C and E.
4. D and F are standing together.
Who is standing exactly in the middle?
1. G
2. A
3. E
4. D
Answer (c).
From the first sentence - A C G
From the third sentence - A C G E
From the second sentence - A C G E B.
From the last sentence - A C G E B D F or D F A C G E B.
16. Five boys A, B, C, D, E are sitting in a park in a circle. A is facing South-West, D is facing South-East, B and E are right opposite
A and D respectively and C is equidistant between D and B. Which direction is C facing?
1. West
2. South
3. North
4. East
Answer (d).
17. A group of ten students shake hands with one another among themselves. What is the total number of shaking of hands?
1. 20
2. 56
3. 90
4. 45
Answer (d). 1st person shakes hands with 9 people and 2nd person with 8 people and 3rd person with 7 people and so on.
Therefore ther total number of handshakes are the total of numbers from 1 to 9.

18. Six friends are sitting in a circle and playing cards. Kenny is to the left of Danny. Michael is in between Bobby and Johnny.
Roger is in between Kenny and Bobby. Who is sitting to the right of Michael?
1. Danny
2. Johnny
3. Kenny
4. Bobby

Answer (d). J, M, B, R, K and D.


19. Out the six members panel sitting in a row U is to the left of
V but on the right of W who is to the right of X and Y is at the right of Z who is to the left of X. Find the members sitting
right in the middle.
1. ZY
2. XW
3. UV
4. WV
Answer (b). The sitting sequence you can derive at is V, U, W, X, Z
and Y.
20. Of the six members of a panel sitting in a row X is to the left of Q but on the right of P. Y is on the right of Q but is on the
left of Z. Z is to the left of R. Find the members who are at the
extreme?
1. QZ
2. XZ
3. PR
4. QY
Answer (b). The sitting sequence is R, Z, Y, Q, X and P.
21. Six girls are standing in a circle facing to the centre. Bindu
is to the left of Viji. Rekha is in between Bindu and Mumtaz. Jessi
is in between Viji and Nirmala. Who is to the left of Mumtaz?
1. Rekha
2. Nirmala
3. Viji
4. Bindu
Answer (b).
22. A group of friends are sitting in an arrangement one each at the corner of an octagon. All are facing the centre. Mahima is
sitting
diagonally opposite Rama, who is on Sushmas right. Ravi is next to Sushma and opposite Girdhar, who is on Chandras left,
Savitri is
not on Mahimas right but opposite Shalini. Who is on Shalinis right?
1. Ravi
2. Mahima
3. Girdhar
4. Rama
Answer (a).
23. Five girls M, N, O, P and Q are standing in a row. P is on the right of Q, N is on the left of Q, but is on the right of M. P is on
the left of O. Who is standing on the extreme right?
1. Q
2. N
3. O
4. P
Answer (c) O, P, Q, N and M.
24. Five children are standing in a row. O is third from M who is standing left of N, and P is on the left of Q who is second from N.
What is the position of P from the right?
1. Third
2. First
3. Fourth
4. Second
Answer (c). N, M, Q, P, and O.
25. Six persons A, B, C, D, E, F sit in 2 rows, 3 in each. If E is not at any end. D is second to left of F, C is neighbor of E and is
sitting diagonally opposite to D and B is neighbor of F, who will be
opposite to B?
1. A
2. E
3. C
4. D
Answer (b). The first row is C E A and the second row is F B D.
Directions (Q.36-40) In the following questions, a number series is given with one term missing. Choose the right option that will
continue the same pattern and fill in the blank spaces.
Q. 36 4, 16, (..), 64, 100
(a) 25
(b) 35
(c) 36

(d) 38
Q.37 2, 8, 18, (.), 50
(a) 20
(b) 22
(c) 32
(d) 34
Q.38 1, 6, 12, 19, 27, (.)
(a) 35
(b) 34
(c) 33
(d) 36
Q.39 2, 5, 10, 17, (.), 37
(a) 25
(b) 26
(c) 27
(d) 28
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Q.40 1, 2, 6, (.), 1806
(a) 43
(b) 42
(c) 41
(d) 44
Q.41 Nitin is facing north. He turns 135 in the anticlockwise direction and then 180 in the clockwise direction. Which direction
Nitin is facing now?
(a) North-west
(b) North-east
(c) South-east
(d) South-west
Q.42 I am facing east. I turn 120 in the clockwise direction and then 165 in the anticlockwise direction. Which direction am I
facing now?
(a) North-east
(b) North-west
(c) South-east
(d) South-west
Q.43 In a Dictionary, which of the following word will appear first?
(a) Remove
(b) Retrospect
(c) Revive
(d) Rumor
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Q.44 In a telephone directory, which of the following name will appear in the last?
(a) Viraj
(b) Vivek
(c) Vikas
(d) Vikrant
Test of Reasoning - Positions
1. If you are eleventh in a queue starting either end, how many are there in the queue?
1. Eleven
2. Twenty
3. Twenty one
4. Twenty two
Answer (c).
2. In a row of 16 girls, when Hema was shifted by two places towards the left she became 7th from the left end. What was her
earlier position from the right end?
1. 7th
2. 8th
3. 9th
4. 10th
Answer (b).
3. In a row of children, Kavita is fourth from right and Savita is second from left. When they interchange positions Kavita is ninth
from right. What will be Savita's position from left?
1. Fifth
2. Sixth
3. Seventh
4. Eighth
Answer (c).
4. In a row of boys, Amrith is seventh from the left and Amar is twelfth from the right. If they interchange their positions, Amrith

becomes 22nd from the left. How many boys are there in the row?
1. 19
2. 31
3. 33
4. 34
Answer (c). Amrith is 22nd from left or twelfth from right (old position of Amar). So there are 21 boys to his left and 11 boys to
his right. Thus including Amrith there are 33 boys in the row.

5. In a row of girls, Clara is 9th from the left and Glory is 16 th from the right. If they interchange their positions, Clara becomes
25th from the left. How many girls are there in the row?
1. 34
2. 36
3. 40
4. 41
Answer (c). Clara is 25th from left or 16th from right (old position of Glory). So there are 24 girls to her left and 15 girls to her
right. Thus including Clara there are (24 + 15 + 1) = 40 girls in the row.
6. In a row of children, Ravi is fourth from right and Sham is second from left. When they interchange positions Ravi is ninth from
right. What will be Sham's position from left?
1. Fifth
2. Sixth
3. Seventh
4. Eighth
Answer (c).
7. Suresh is 7 ranks ahead of Ashok in the class of 39 students. If Ashok's rank is 17th from the last, what is Suresh's rank from
the
start?
1. 16 th
2. 23 th
3. 24 th
4. 15 th
Answer (a).
8. Sudesh ranks seventh from the top and 28th from the bottom. How many students are there in the class?
1. 34
2. 35
3. 28
4. 21
Answer (a). 6 + Sudesh + 27 = 34 students in the class.
9. Ramesh ranks 13th in a class of 83 students. There are 5 students below Kishan rankwise. How many students are there
between Ramesh
and Kishan?
1. 62
2. 64
3. 65
4. 66
Answer (b). 12 students + Ramesh + X number of students + Kishan + 5
students = 83.
X = 83 - (12 + 5 + 2 ) = 64.
10. In a class Rajan got the 11th rank and he was 31st from the bottom of the list of boys passed. Three boys did not take the
examination and one failed. What is the total strength of the class?
1. 32
2. 42
3. 45
4. 46
Answer (c). Total strength = 10 (ranked better than Rajan) + Rajan + 30 (ranked lower than Rajan) + 3 (did not take the exam)
+ 1(failed) = 45
11. A is older than B but younger than C. D is younger than E but older than A. If C is younger than D, who is the oldest of all?
1. A
2. C
3. D
4. E
Answer (d). The order from the oldest to the youngest is E - D - C -A - B.
12. Among five friends A is shorter than B but taller than E, C is slightly taller than B but D is slightly shorter than B and slightly
taller than A. Who is the shortest?
1. A

2. E
3. C
4. D
Answer (b). The order from the tallest to the shortest would be C B - D - A - E.
13. There are five friends - S, K, M, A and R. S is shorter than K,but taller than R. M is the tallest. A is a little shorter than K and
little taller than S. Who has two persons taller and two persons shorter than him?
1. R
2. S
3. K
4. A
Answer (d). The order from the tallest to the shortest would be M K - A - S - R.
14. 'Somya' is shorter than 'Usha', 'Neha' is taller then 'Somya', 'Sudha' is taller than 'Usha" but shorter than 'Hema', 'Usha' is
taller than 'Neha'. Who is the tallest among them?
1. Hema
2. Usha
3. Sudha
4. Neha
Answer (a). The order from the tallest to the shortest would be Hema
- Sudha - Usha - Neha - Somya.
15. If Sheena is taller than Meena, Reena is taller than Chitra but shorter than Beena, Meena is shorter than Chitra, Chitra is taller
than Sheena, then who is the shortest?
1. Sheena
2. Meena
3. Reena
4. Beena
Answer (b). The order from the tallest to the shortest would be
Beena - Reena - Chitra - Sheena - Meena.
16. In a team of five players, Vani is older than Rani. Sita is younger than Vani but older than Rani. Nita is younger than Mary and
Rani. Rani is older than Mary. Whose age is middle of the five in this team?
1. Mary
2. Vani
3. Rani
4. Sita
Answer (c). The order from the oldest to the youngest would be Vani - Sita - Rani - Mary - Nita.
17. Snigdha is elder than Swapna. Lavanya is elder than Swapna but younger than Snigdha. Suvarna is younger than both Hari
and Swapna,
Swapna is elder than Hari. Who is the youngest?
1. Snigdha
2. Lavanya
3. Suvarna
4. Hari
Answer (c). The order from the eldest to the youngest would be Snigdha - Lavanya - Swapna - Hari - Suvarna.
18. Lalit is elder than Prakash and Kishore. Mukesh is elder than Rakesh but not as old as Lalit. Prakash is younger than Rakesh
but
is not the youngest. Who is the eldest?
1. Lalit
2. Mukesh
3. Rakesh
4. Kishore
Answer (a). The order from the eldest to the youngest is Lalit -Mukesh - Rakesh - Prakash - Kishore.
19. Shailendra is shorter than Keshav but taller than Rakesh. Madhav is the tallest. Ashish is a little shorter than Keshav and little
taller than Shailendra. If they stand in the order of increasing heights, who will be the second?
1. Ashish
2. Shailendra
3. Rakesh
4. Madhav
Answer (b). The order of standing in the order of increasing heights would be Rakesh - Shailendra - Ashish - Keshav - Madhav.
20. In the alphabetical order A, B, C, D, Z, which letter is 11 th to the left of the letter which is 4 th to the right of T?
1. K
2. O
3. I
4. M

Answer (d).

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