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October 25, 2014

Reasoning Practice Test for SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams


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Important Point to Note : "Statements" type questions consist of a statement / group of statements, followed by certain inferences based on the facts contained in the given statements. You are required to analyze the given statements, understand their indirect implications and then decide which of the given conclusions follows logically. NEVER try to pick the answer choice in the first glance.

Directions (1-5) : In each of the following questions a statement is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something that is supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer 1) if only assumption I is implicit.
Give answer 2) if only assumption II is implicit.
Give answer 3) if only assumption I or II is implicit.
Give answer 4) if neither assumption I nor II is implicit. 
Give answer 5) if both assumptions I and II are implicit. 

1. Statement : It is not true that the mightiest superpower always wins wars and gets accolades from other countries. 
Assumptions :
I. Winners are sometimes admired and appreciated. 
II. Winners are occasionally criticized. 

2. Statement : Nobody can predict as to how long our country would take to contain the unfortunate and disastrous terrorist activities.
Assumptions :
I. It is impossible to put an end to terrorist activities. 
II. Efforts to control the terrorist activities are on. 

3. Statement : Wars must be discouraged vehemently even though majority of the victims might have been a nuisance to peace-loving people. 
Assumptions :
I. Some people create problems to peace loving people. 
II. Wars kill majority of the wicked people. 

4. Statement : In the recently imposed war, global public opinion was dishonored by the economically strong and scientifically advanced superpowers.
Assumptions :
I. Superpowers need not take any heed of global public opinion. 
II. Global public opinion should have been against the imposition of war. 

5. Statement : Wars must be discouraged vehemently even though majority of the victims might have been a nuisance to peace loving people. 
Assumptions :
I. Innocent people are also killed in wars. 
II. Vehement opposition to wars may have some desirable impact. 

Directions (1-5) : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between "strong" arguments and "weak" arguments. 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 I or II is strong. 
Give answer 4) if neither I nor II is strong. 
Give answer 5) if both I and II are strong.

1. Should all beggars on the roads in the big cities in India be forcibly sent to villages ?
Arguments :
I. No, this is grossly unfair and these people may die of hunger if they are sent to villages. 
II. Yes, these people create a bad impression of our country in the eyes of the foreigners who visit our country and hence should be removed. 

2. Should all the criminal convicted for committing murder be awarded capital punishment ?
Arguments :
I. Yes, this will be a significant step towards reducing cases of murder in future. 
II. No, nobody has the right to take any person's life irrespective of the acts of such individuals. 

3. Should all the professional colleges in India be encouraged to run their own courses without affiliation to any university.
Arguments :
I. Yes, this is only way to create more opportunities for those who seek professional training. 
II. No, this will dilute the quality of professional training as all such colleges may not be equipped to conduct such courses. 

4. Should there be a maximum ceiling imposed on the earnings of an individual in an organization ?
Arguments :
I. Yes, this will help equitable distribution of earnings to all the employees.
II. No, the organization should have free hand to decide the pay packets of its employees.

5. Should there be a compulsory military training for each college student in India ?
Arguments :
I. No, this goes against the basic democratic right of an individual to choose his / her own programs. 
II. Yes, this is the only way to build a strong and powerful nation. 

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

Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing 5 persons each in such a way that there is an equivalent distance between adjacent persons. In the 1st row E, F, G, H and I are sitting and all of them are facing south. In the 2nd row T, U, V, W and Z are sitting but not necessarily in the same order. In the given seating arrangement each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row. 

The one who is an immediate neighbor of H is facing W. F does not sit at the extreme ends of the row. V and Z are immediate neighbors. Only one person sits between I and G. Z sits second to the left of the person who faces I. E faces the person who is on the immediate left of Z. T sits at the end of the row. E and H are not immediate neighbors. 
  1. Who among the following sits between G and I ?
    1. H
    2. F
    3. E
    4. T
    5. None of these
  2. Who among the following faces G ?
    1. U
    2. V
    3. H
    4. Z
    5. None of these
  3. Who among the following sits second to the right of the person who faces U ?
    1. F
    2. I
    3. W
    4. V
    5. None of these
  4. How many persons sit between E and H ?
    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. Can't be determined
    5. None of these
  5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and hence form a single group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
    1. GZ
    2. FV
    3. WI
    4. UH
    5. EV


  1. r u preaparing for SBI PO associate???

  2. seating arrangement 3rd qns answer can be "E"......

  3. hello aishwarya
    preparing for SBI PO associate??

  4. Thanx team gr8ambitionz

  5. Seating arrangement can be drawn
    means in both ways,
    Therefore answer of question 3 changes...
    Am I correct...??? Pls rectify if wrong...

  6. Facing south : E G F I H

    Facing north : V Z U W T

  7. question no 1 is seems wrong answer should be- 1, jut compare 1 and 5 , in 5th seems both are strong ....

  8. strong and weak questions..

    question no 1 is seems wrong answer should be- 1, jut compare 1 and 5 , in 5th seems both are strong to 1

  9. Correct...But There are two more possibility for those who facing north(Second Row).
    1) U Z V W T
    2) T Z V W U

  10. congrats nd thanks for sharing ur experience nd coming back to say that u got selected :)

  11. 3rd question in seating arrangement...ans F is doubtful... since the row is facing south..... left and right are interchanged

  12. Nothing mentioned about U and V(right or left) ..answer of 3rd should be can't be determined......two or three possibilities are dere...

  13. hiii..u r here 2.. ;)

  14. i love reasoning :)

  15. YES...But They gave the ans based on below possibility..
    Facing south : E G F I H
    Facing north : T Z V W U

  16. Hai Friends,This is Chaitu,
    In My Opinion Arguments 2nd Question is Wrong,Please Refer Once...........

  17. Nice collection

  18. thanks...good questions...attemted all correct because I love resoning :)) :))

  19. ఇక్కడ తెలుగువారు ఎవరయీనా ఉన్నారా?

  20. in sitting arrangement we can also take two rows E,G,F,I,H and V,Z,U,W,U..yes or no


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