. SYNDICATE BANK PROBATIONARY OFFICERS EXAM., 2015 (Held on 9-2-2016) Reasoning (Based on Memory)

Directions—(Q. 1-5) The ques­tion consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and choose the most appropriate option.

  1. Among five friends A, B, C, D and E each studying in a different standard , 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 10th, in which standard does C study ? (‘Junior’ in the statements implies a lower standard and ‘senior’, higher standard)
  2. B studies in a standard which is an odd number. C is B’s senior but does not study in 10th standard.
  3. Only three people are senior to A. B is senior to A but junior to C.
  • The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in state­ment II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • 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
  • The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both the state­ments I and II together are neces­sary to answer the question
  1. Four friends , P, Q, R and S are seated around a circular table. Some are facing the centre while some face outside (i.e., opposite to the centre). Which direction is R facing (centre or outside) ?
  1. R sits second to left of S. R sits to immediate right of Q.
  2. Q sits to immediate right of R. P is an immediate neigh­bour of both R and S.
  • The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in state­ment II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • 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
  • The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both the state­ments I and II together are neces­sary to answer the question
  1. Point M is in which direction with respect to Point A ?
  2. A person starts walking from point A, walks 5 m towards North and then takes a right turn and walks 8 He then takes a left turn and walks for 3 m before stopping at Point Z. Point M is 12 m away from Point Z.
  3. A person starts from Point A and walks 4 m towards the West. He then takes a right turn and walks 9 m towards the North. He then takes a right turn and walks 5 m. He then takes a final right turn and stops at point R after walking for 5 m. Point M is towards the North of Point R.
  • The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the ques­
    tion, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • 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
  • The data either in statement
  • alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both the state­ments I and II together are neces­sary to answer the question
  1. Is Q the father of A ?
  2. M is the mother of A and B. C is the only sister of A. R is married to B. R is the daughter-in-law of Q.
  3. Q has only one daughter C. C is the sister of A and B. B is the son of M. R is the daughter-in-law of M.
  • The dara in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the ques­tion, while the data in statement
  • alone are not sufficient to answer the question
  • 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
  • The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the ques­tion
  • The data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
  • The data in both the state­ments I and II together are necessary to answer the question

 

  • R
  • V
  • other than those given as options
  • W
  • P
  1. Who sits exactly between R and the manager, when counted from the right of R ?
  • W (B) T

(C) Q                 (D) S

  • U
  1. Which of the following state­ments is not true as per the given information ?
  • R is a Chef
  • P and V are immediate neighbours of S.
  • All the given statements are true
  • Only three persons sit bet­ween U and Q
  • S is an Engineer
  1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the arrange­ment and hence form a group. Which one does not belong to that group ?
  • SU (B) RW

(C) TQ               (D) PU

  • VS
  1. Who sits second to the right of Q?
  • S
  • P
  • other than those given as options
  • W
  • U
  1. If all the persons are made to sit in the alphabetical order in clockwise direction starting from P, the position of how many of them will remain unchanged (excluding P) ?
  • Three (B) One

(C) Two            (D) Four

  • None
  1. This consists of an information followed by two statements numbered I and II.

The travel authorities of country Talong have eased the process of acquiring visa for the tourists.

Statements :

  1. The economy of country Talong is more dependent on Tourism industry than any other.
  2. Students will be encouraged to go for higher studies to Talong.

Which of the given two state­ments can be inferred about the given information ? (An infer­ence is something which is not directly stated but can be infer­red from the given facts.)—

  • Neither I nor II can be infer­red from the given information
  • Both I and II can be inferred from the given information
  • Either I or II can be inferred from the given information
  • Only II can be inferred from the given information
  • Only I can be inferred from the given information

Directions—(Q. 32 and 33) Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

In a class, Sameer’s rank is 10th from the top and Anjali’s rank is 4th from the top. Among girls, Anjali’s rank is 3rd from the top and 7th from the bottom. Among boys, Sameer’s rank is 5th from the top and 21st from the bottom.

  1. What is the total number of students in that class ?
  • 43 (B) 30

(C) 34                 (D) 39

  • 36
  1. How many boys and girls are in between Sameer and Anjali ?
  • Four Boys, two Girls
  • Two Boys, Four Girls
  • Three Boys, two Girls
  • Two Boys, Two girls
  • Two Boys, Three Girls

Directions—(Q. 34-39) Study the given information carefully to answer the given question.

Seven people—P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are sitting in a straight line with equal distance between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing North and some are facing South.

Only two people are sitting to the left of V. Only two people sit between V and Q. P sits second to the left of Q. The immediate neighbours of P face opposite directions (i.e., if one of the neighbours faces South then the other faces North and vice- versa). Only one person sits between P and R. U sits third to the left of R. S is not an immediate neighbour of Q. Both the immediate neighbours of R face the same direction (i.e., if one neighbour face South then the other neighbour also faces South and vice- versa). P faces the same direction as that of R. T faces North. Q sits to the immediate left of T.

  1. Who amongst the following sits exactly between V and the one who is sitting to the immediate left of Q?
  • P
  • R
  • other than those given as options
  • T
  • U
  1. Who amongst the following sits

exactly in the middle of the line ?

  • S (B) P

(C) U                  (D) T

  • R
  1. Which of the following state­ments is TRUE as per the given information ?
  • S faces South
  • V sits third to the left of Q.
  • None of the given options is true
  • S sits exactly between R and P ,
  • U sits to the immediate right ofP
  1. Which of the following pairs represent the people sitting at the two extreme ends of the line ?
  • QR
  • Other than those given as options
  • TU
  • SQ
  • ST
  1. Who amongst the following sits second to the right of S ?
  • U
  • V
  • Q
  • Other than those given as options
  • P
Answers with Hints
Sister
Father
‘^Mother
Husband
Sister ”

9. (C) A + B&[email protected]%E$F

Husband Sister 1

Father
Mother
Brother
  • Which of the following pairs represent the immediate neigh­bours of Q ?
  • TU (B) QP

(C) PR .              (D) TV

  • VU

Directions—(Q. 40-44) Read the given information and answer the given questions.

Eight People S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z live on separate floors of an 8- floor building. Ground floor is num­bered 1, first floor is numbered 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 8.

  • Y lives on floor numbered 1. Only two people live between Y and T.
  • S lives immediately above X. S lives on an even numbered floor.
  • Only one person lives between X and W. X lives above W.
  • Z lives on an odd-numbered floor above S.
  • V does not live on the topmost floor.
  1. Which of the following is true with respect to the given infor­mation ?
  • Only one person lives bet­ween T and X
  • Only two people live bet­ween T and U
  • W lives immediately above Y
  • Z lives on floor numbered 7
  • U lives on an odd-numbered floor
  1. Who amongst the following lives between U and S ?
  • Z (B)    V

(C)     T              (D)    W

  • No one
  1. Who among the following live on floor number 5 ?
  • U (B)    X

(C)     V              (D)    T

(E) Z

  1. Who lives on the floor imme­diately below T ?
  • S
  • other than those given as options
  • Y
  • Z
  • W
  1. How many people live between the floors on which Z and T live ?
  • More than three
  • Three
  • No one
  • One
  • Two

Directions—(Q. 45-49) Study the information to answer the given questions.

In a certain code language,

‘many residents of city’ is written as ‘ja nu pa la’

‘city with many choices’ is written as ‘ko la nu si’

‘choices made by residents is written as ‘pa mx ko tr’

‘made good choices here’ is written as ‘vk rp tr ko’

(All the codes are two letter codes only)

  1. What is the code for ‘with’ in the given code language ?
  • si (B) la

(C) ko                 (D) tr

  • nu
  1. What is the code for ‘made by residents’ in the given code language ?
  • mx pa tr (B) ko mx pa (C) tr mx ko (D) la pa tr
  • mx tr vk
  1. What is the code for ‘choices’ in the given code language ?
  • ko (B) vk

(C) la                  (D) nu

  • si
  1. Which of the following may represent ‘here for good’ in the given code language ?
  • la rp wq (B) xz vk si (C) rp uy vk (D) vk rp ja
  • vk rp la
  1. What does the code ‘nu’ stand for in the given code language ?
  • of
  • Either ‘city’ or ‘many’
  • with
  • Either ‘city’ or ‘good’
  • good
  1. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ‘MA­CHINERY’ each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both the forward and backward directions), as they
    have between them in the English alphabetical series ?
  • Three
  • Two
  • None
  • Five
  • More than three
  1. (E)
  2. (D) The data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
  3. (B) (A)
5. (C) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

6. (E) 19 1 9 14 20 12 25
S A I N T L Y
A 1 L N S T Y
1 9 12 14 19 20 25
7. (C) A @ B %C& D + E

[A]

Father

 

 

Mother—^                        ^

Sister Husband

  1. (E) A % B + C & D ? E A%B+C&[email protected]

(A)

Mother—4

Sydg)

Husband

Or

A % B + 0& D % E

Mother

B)

  1. (D) Main:

Swimmers

Athletes

Drivers

Banker

 

 

40. (D) 41. (A) 42. (B) 43. (E) 44. (E) To solve the questions 45 to 49 :

many or city -* nu or la choices                           -»    ko

made                 -*     tr

residents                   pa

by                      -»     mx

of                       -»     ja

with                   -*     si

good or here -» vk or rp 45. (A) 46. (A) 47. (A) 48. (C) 49. (B) 50. (A) Three – HI, EH, IM

rr

13 1         3      8      9 14 5 18 25

MACHINERY

I M————— 1

 

Main Range Result
Conclusion I X V X
Conclusion II V V V

Reptiles Amphibians

 

14. (E) Main:
Turtles
Or
Range: Reptiles
Turtles
Or
(Manager)
(Architect) (Teacher) R
W (Chef)

(Lawyer) T

Frog
Turtles

Main Range Result
Conclusion I X V V
Conclusion II V X X

Shrubs

 

Weeds
Turtles
Frog
Main Range Result
Conclusion I V V V
Conclusion II V X X

Kings

 

12. (C) Main:

Dukes

Warriors

Or

Warriors
READ DARE DEAR
25. (B) 26. (E) 27. (A) 28. (A) 29. (D) 30. (A) 31. (E)

32.     (C) Girls = 2 + l + 6 = 9

Boys = 4 + 1 + 20 = 25 .’.Total students = 25 + 9 = 34

33.     (C) Three Boys, two Girls

2  Girls, 1 boy

Anjali — 4th (3rd Among girls)

3  boys 2 girls

Sameer—10th (5th among boys) To solve the questions 34 to 39 :

North

I—- 1—– 1—- 1—– 1—– 1—– 1

Sf    Rt      Vf     Pi       Uf     Qt     Tf

South

34.     (A) 35. (B) 36. (B) 37. (E) 38. (B)

39. (A)

To solve the questions 40 to 44 :

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
u Z S X T W V Y

 

Shrubs
Weeds
17. (B)MaOs L aT = E sD

Conclusion I :      D s   O           (V)

Conclusion II :     M a   E           (V)

(E)B<C = Ds X £ Y<Z Conclusion I :                            B <   X (V)

Conclusion II :     Z s   C           (x)

(C)R<OsLsE = GaS-aP Conclusion I : R > P         (x)

Conclusion II : P s E                 (V)

(A)MaOaLaT = EaD Conclusion I : T < O (V) or Conclusion II : T = O (V) 21. (D) S s P s A = R > E s D

Conclusion I :       A >   D           (x)

Conclusion II : S s E                  (x)

18.
19
20.
Trees-
Range:
Plants
Kings
Dukes

Main Range Result
Conclusion I X V X
Conclusion II V V V

13. (C) Main:

 

Trees
Weeds

Main Range Result
Conclusion I V V V
Conclusion II X V V

16. (D) VI [b| [E] O G lR] [a\ PH Y

 

Range:
Plants
Range:
Shrubs
15. (B) Main: Plants
Range:
Reptiles
Amphibians
Q (Pilot)
S

(Engineer) y

(Doctor)

Amphibians
Or
Range:
Banker
Swimmers
Drivers
Main Range Result
Conclusion I X X X
Conclusion II V X X

 

Athletes
11. ©Main:
Reptiles Amphibians
22.     (A) R<OsLsE = GaSaP

Conclusion I : O < G © or Conclusion II : G = O               (V)

23.     (A) Statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.

24.     (C) Statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.

To solve the questions 25 to 30 :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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