# SBI Associates Clerks Online Practice Tests 2014 : Reasoning

Friends, here is our first Practice set on Reasoning for upcoming SBI Associates Clerks Online Exam. Try to solve these questions on your own and check with the answers given below the questions. You can check solutions with detailed explanations from here. Happy Reading.

### Set 1 :

Directions (1-5) : Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below.

E % 3 R 5 # A 6 B I J @ 2 9 H U 4 © M 1 * F 7 \$ W 8 P N D

1. How many such consonants are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a symbol ?
1. None
2. One
3. Two
4. Three
5. More than three
2. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement?
• 35A    1@ 9    4 M *  ?
1. 7WP
2. 7W8
3. \$8N
4. FWP
5. None of these
3. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a symbol ?
1. None
2. One
3. Two
4. Three
5. More than three
4. Which of the following is the eighth to the right of the twentieth from the right end of the above arrangement ?
2. @
3. 3
4. P
5. None of these
5. If all the numbers in the above arrangement are dropped, which of the following will be the fourteenth from the left end?
1. J
3. *
4. @
5. None of these

### Set 2 :

Directions (1-5) : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong' arguments and 'weak' argument. 'Strong' arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. "Weak' arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.

Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• Give answer (1) if only argument I is strong.
• Give answer (2) if only argument II is strong.
• Give answer (3) if either argument I or II is strong.
• Give answer (4) if neither argument I nor II is strong.
• Give answer (5) if both arguments I and II are strong.
1. Statement : Should the sale of all toys made in China be banned in India ?
• Argument I : Yes, these are very cheap and hence will put the local toy manufacturers out of business.
• Argument II : No, Indian toys are of much better quality and their sale will not be affected.
2. Statement : Should there be no examination up to Std IX in all the schools in India ?
• Argument I : No, students need to go through the process of giving examinations right from young age.
• Argument II : Yes, this will help students to think literally and achieve then creative pursuits.
3. Statement : Should there be only a uniform rate of income tax irrespective of the level of income ?
• Argument I : Yes, this will substantially reduce the work of the officials of the income tax department
• Argument II : No, this will reduce Govt tax collection to a large extent.
4. Statement : Should there be only two political parties in India ?
• Argument I : Yes, in many developed countries there are only two political parties.
• Argument II : No, Indian electorate is not mature to select between only two political parties.
5. Statement : Should the sale of Tobacco products be restricted to only a few outlets in each city / town ?
• Argument I : Yes, this will substantially reduce consumption of tobacco products.
• Argument I : No, those who want to purchase tobacco products should get them at convenient locations.

### Set 3 :

Directions (1-5) : Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or common cause. One of these statements may be the effects of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between the two statements.

• Mark Answer (1) if statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
• Mark Answer (2) if statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.
• Mark Answer (3) if both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes.
• Mark Answer (4) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
• Mark Answer (5) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.
1.
• A) Govt has decided to distribute part of the foods grain stock through public distribution system to people below poverty line.
• B) There has been bumper kharif crop for the last two seasons.
2.
• A) Most of the students enrolled themselves for the educational tour scheduled for next month.
• B) The school authority cancelled the educational tour scheduled for next month.
3.
• A) The prices of fruits have dropped substantially during the last few days.
• B) The prices of food grains have increased substantially during the last few days.
4.
• A) The road traffic between the two towns in the state has been disrupted since last week.
• B) The rail traffic between the two towns in the state has been disrupted since last week.
5.
• A) Heavy showers are expected in the city area during the next forty eight hours.
• B) The inter-club cricket tournament scheduled for the week was cancelled off.

### Set 4 :

Directions (1-6) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

A, B, C, D, E, F G and H are sitting around a circle facing the centre. H is fourth to the left of B and second to the right of F. A is third to the left of C, who is not an immediate neighbor of F. G is second to the left of A. D is second to the right of E.
1. Who is on the immediate right of F ?
1. H
2. A
3. G
5. None
2. Who is third to the left of A ?
1. C
2. F
3. B
5. None of these
3. In which of the following pairs is the first person sitting on the immediate left of the second person ?
1. EH
2. CE
3. AF
4. DB
5. None of these
4. Which of the following pairs represents the immediate neighbors of E ?
1. DH
2. HC
3. CA
5. None of these
5. Who is on the immediate right of H ?
1. E
2. C
3. H
5. None
6.  Who is the immediate right of B ?
1. E
2. F
4. None of these
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15. Renuka

16. thank u

17. plzz solve this

18. solve

19. First day will be the best day...All the best to you also.We should concentrate more on Quantitative aptitude which will decide our fate in exam.I hope this year also "Catastrophic paper" like last year will come,so prepare hard friend.

20. *More hard

21. If somebody could help me with the arguments i ll b pleased...plzzzz

22. Yes..i have heard this many times....but we can't trust IBPS in such things......i am worried about accuracy in english.....and maths too..but not a silent killer like english.....:D,.....You too prepare hard....(Y)

23. got 15 marks within 12 mins :)))

24. Hello guys how r u doing.

25. i too have the same problem...if u got any help..please tell me.

26. A is not immediate neighbour of F then how seating arrangement possible?pls clarify me.