# Reasoning Ability Practice Test for SBI PO Prelims

REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST
Directions(1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Here some statements with some conclusions. You have to choose the correct answer from the following five options.
a)if only conclusion I follows.
b)if only conclusion II follows.
c)if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
d)if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
e)if both conclusions I and II follow.

1.Statements: M = A ≤ N ≤ P = R ≤ X
Conclusions: I. M = X
II. X > M

2.Statements: V < I = C ≥ T,
R ≥ I
Conclusions: I. R > V
II. T ≤ R

3.Statements: D > E ≥ C = M > B < R = G
Conclusions: I. D > B
II. G > E

4.Statements: C = O ≤ R < P > T
Conclusions: I. C < T
II. P > C

5.Statements: W < A ≥ T = E ≤ R < D
Conclusions: I. R > W
II. A > D

Directions(6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Hayden, Gilchrist, Ponting, Mcgrath, Brett, Bevan, Hussey and Warner, eight friend are going to Sydney National Hotel for dinner. They are sitting around a square table, but not necessarily in the same order. Four of them are sitting at the courners and remaining four are sitting middle of each of the side of the table. Those who are sitting at the corners, are facing the centre and rest of them are facing outward. Each of them has a different hobby, i.e, Singing, Cooking, Teaching, Reading, Gossiping, Net surfing, Playing and Sleeping, but not necessarily in the same order.
>> Bevan sits third to the left of the one whose hobby is Cooking.
>> The one whose hobby is Cooking faces outward.
>> Only two persons sit between Bevan and Hayden.
>> The one whose hobby is Singing, sits on the immediate right of Hayden.
>> The one whose hobby is Gossiping sits second to the right of Gilchrist, who is an immediate neighbour of neither Hayden nor Bevan.
>> Gilchrist's hobby is not Cooking.
>> Only one person can sit between Warner and the one whose hobby is Gossiping.
>> Brett sits on the immediate left of the one whose hobby is Reading.
>> Gilchrist's hobby is not Reading.
>> Mcgrath's hobby is Teaching but he is not immediate neighbour of Warner.
>> The one whose hobby is Sleeping is an immediate neighbour of Mcgrath.
>> The one whose hobby is Net surfing is an immediate neighbour of Ponting.
>> Ponting is an immediate neighbour of both Brett and the one whose hobby is Sleeping.

6.Who sits diagonally opposite to the one whose hobby is Singing?
a)Warner
b)The one whose hobby is Sleeping
c)Brett
d)The one whose hobby is Playing
e)The one whose hobby is Net surfing

7.The immediate neighbours of the one whose hobby is Gossiping are:
a)Hussey & Mcgrath
b)Hussey & Gilchrist
c)Brett & Ponting
d)Brett & Mcgrath
e)Ponting & Hayden

8.Who is sitting exactly between Hayden and Hussey?
a)Warner
b)The one whose hobby is Playing
c)Gilchrist
d)The one whose hobby is Sleeping
e)None of these

9.What is the hobby of Brett?
a)Singing
b)Gossiping
c)Net surfing
d)Sleeping
e)Playing

10.What is the position of the one whose hobby is Reading with respect to Gilchrist?
a)Second to the right
b)Third to the left
c)Second to the left
d)Third to the right
e)Fourth to the left

1.c)
2.e)
3.a)
4.b)
5.d)
6.b)
7.a)
8.a)
9.c)
10.b)

Solution
1.M = A ≤ N ≤ P = R ≤ X
M = A = N = P = R = X
or, M = A < N < P = R < X
Conclusions:
I. M = X : Not true.
II. X > M : Not true.

2.V < I = C ≥ T,
R ≥ I
V < I ≤ R
R ≥ I = C ≥ T
Conclusions:
I. R > V : True.
II. T ≤ R : True.

3.D > E ≥ C = M > B < R = G
Conclusions:
I. D > B : True.
II. G > E : Not true.

4.C = O ≤ R < P > T
Conclusions:
I. C < T : Not true.
II. P > C : True.

5.W < A ≥ T = E ≤ R < D
Conclusions:
I. R > W : Not true.
II. A > D : Not true.
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