# Reasoning Ability Practice Test for SBI PO prelims

REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST
Directions(1-7): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Eight friends, Modi, Obama, Hasina, Hillary, Rippon, Castro, Hitler and Stalin meet in a restaurent for get together. They are sitting around a circular table. All of them are facing the centre. Each of them has a different hobby, viz Gossiping, Travelling, Dancing, Reading, Writing, Singing, Driving and Cooking, but not necessarily in the same order.
>> Modi and Hasina, whose hobby is Dancing, can never sit together. There are two persons between the persons whose hobbies are Writing and Cooking.

>> The person whose hobby is Cooking sits second to the right of Castro.
>> There are two persons sitting between Hasina and the person whose hobby is Travelling. Obama and Rippon are immediate neighbours of each other. The person whose hobby is Singing sits on the immediate left of the person whose hobby is Gossiping.
>> Stalin doesn't like Reading or Singing and he is also not an immediate neighbour of the one whose hobby is Travelling. The person whose hobby is Singing can't sit with the person whose hobby is Driving.
>> Modi is second to the right of the person whose hobby is Writing. Hillary likes neither Travelling nor Writing. Rippon and Hitler are not immediate neighbours. Hitler, who does not like Cooking sits on the immediate right of Stalin. There is only one person sitting between those two persons whose hobbies are Travelling and Gossiping.
>> There is only one person sitting between Hitler and the person whose hobby is Travelling and that person can snever be Castro.

1.Stalin's hobby is:
a)Driving
b)Singing
c)Dancing
d)Cooking
e)None of these

2.Whose hobby is Gossiping?
a)Hasina
b)Rippon
c)Modi
d)Hitler
e)None of these

3.Which of the following combinations is absolutely correct?
a)Hitler - Dancing
b)Obama - Writing
c)Hillary - Singing
d)Hasina - Gossiping
e)All are correct

4.Position of Castro with respect to the person whose hobby is Driving is:
a)Third to the left
b)Third to the right
c)Fourth to the right
d)Second to the left
e)None of these

5.If Modi interchanges his position with the person whose hobby is Reading, then what will be the position of the person whose hobby is Dancing with respect to the person whose hobby is Travelling?
a)Second to the left
b)Third to the left
c)Third to the right
d)Second to the right
e)Can't be determined

6.How many persons are sitting between Rippon and Obama when counted in anti-clockwise direction from Rippon?
a)One
b)Three
c)Five
d)Six
e)Two

7.Who would be second to the left of the person whose hobby is Reading when all of them are allowed to sit in a direction facing away from the centre?
a)Modi
b)The person whose hobby is Travelling
c)The person Whose hobby is Writing
d)Hillary
e)The person whose hobby is Dancing

Directions(8-12): Here some statements with some conclusions. You have to read the statements carefully and give your anser.
a)if neither Conclusion I nor Conclusion II is true.
b)if either Conclusion I or Conclusion II is true.
c)if only Conclusion II is true.
d)if Conclusion I is true.
e)if both the Conclusion I and Conclusion II are true.

8.Statements: R = A > H ≥ U,
H < S
Conclusions: I. U < R
II. A < S

9.Statements: F > H = Q ≤ K < X
Conclusions: I. F > K
II. X > H

10.Statements: V < I ≤ Z,
D > I ≥ B
Conclusions: I. B > V
II. Z < D

11.Statements: J ≥ X = T ≥ O > N
Conclusions: I. O ≤ J
II. T > N

12.Statements: I ≥ S ≥ P = N
Conclusions: I. N = I
II. I > N

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

Solution
(1-7):

8.R = A > H ≥ U
H < S
A > H < S
Conclusions: I. U < R : True
II. A < S : Not true

9.F > H = Q ≤ K < X
Conclusions: I.F > K : Not true
II. X > H : True

10.V < I ≤ Z,
D > I ≥ B
Conclusions: I. B > V : Not true
II. Z < D : Not true

11.J ≥ X = T ≥ O > N
Conclusions: I. O ≤ J : True
II. T > N : True

12.I ≥ S ≥ P = N
Conclusions: I. N = I : Not true
II. I > N : Not true
I is either greater than or equal to N.
Therefore, either Conclusion I or Conclusion II is true.
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