# Reasoning Ability Practice Test for NIACL Assistants

REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST
Directions(1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: 68 variance substitute 11 24 improve alas useless 59 20 share 60 75 alert
Step I: useless 75 68 variance substitute 11 24 improve alas 59 20 share 60 alert
Step II: useless 75 improve 59 68 variance substitute 11 24 alas 20 share 60 alert
Step III: useless 75 improve 59 alert 11 68 variance substitute 24 alas 20 share 60
Step IV: useless 75 improve 59 alert 11 alas 20 68 variance substitute 24 share 60
Step V: useless 75 improve 59 alert 11 alas 20 share 24 68 variance substitute 60
Step VI: useless 75 improve 59 alert 11 alas 20 share 24 substitute 60 68 variance
Step VII: useless 75 improve 59 alert 11 alas 20 share 24 substitute 60 variance 68
Step VII is the last step of the above input.

Input: 45 immediate work 22 42 always event human 69 52 yield 73

1.Which will be the Step V?
a)immediate 73 event 69 always 45 human 22 work 42 yield 52
b)immediate 73 69 event always 45 22 human work 42 52 yield
c)immediate 73 event 69 45 always human 22 work 42 yield 52
d)immediate 73 event 69 always 45 human 22 work 42 52 yield
e)None of these

2.If 'immediate' is related to '69' and 'always' is related to 'yield', then '42' is related to which in Step II?
a)always
b)45
c)52
d)work
e)can't be determined

3.Which will be the last but one step?
a)Fifth
b)Second
c)Third
d)Fourth
e)Can't be determined

4.In Step III, which of the following is third to the left of the one that is eighth from the left end?
a)45
b)always
c)work
d)22
e)None of these

5.The position of 'human' in Step IV is:
a)seventh from the left
b)fifth from the right
c)seventh from the right
d)sixth from the left
e)None of these

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

Kuchipudi, Western, Lavani, Bhangra, Disco, Freestyle and Bharatnatyam, seven styles of dance were performedon different days of same week starting from Monday and ending on Sunday, but not necessarily in the same order.
>> Bharatnatyam was performed on Wednesday.
>> Bharatnatyam was performed after a gap of one day after the Western dance was performed.
>> Bhangra dance was performed after the Lavani dance style.
>> There was only one dance style between Bhangra and Lavani.
>> Kuchipudi was performed on Friday.
>> Disco was performed immediately before the Freestyle.

6.Which style was performed on Tuesday?
a)Lavani
b)Kuchipudi
c)Western
d)Freestyle
e)Bhangra

7.Which style was performed on Sunday?
a)Bhangra
b)Lavani
c)Freestyle
d)Disco
e)Western

8.Which combination is absolutely correct?
a)Sunday - Disco
b)Saturday - Freestyle
c)Tuesday - Bhangra
d)Thursday - Lavani
e)Monday - Western

9.How many dance styles were performed between Freestyle and Lavani?
a)One
b)Four
c)Five
d)Two
e)None

10.Which style was performed immediately after Bharatnatyam?
a)Western
b)Lavani
c)Disco
d)Kuchipudi
e)None of these

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

Solution
(1-5):
The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step. As for words, the ones starting with a vowel are rearranged first in reverse alphabetical order. While for numbers, odd numbers are rearranged first in descending order. When this is done, the ones starting with a consonant are rearranged in alphabetical order. As for even numbers, they are rearranged in ascending order.
Input: 45 immediate work 22 42 always event human 69 52 yield 73
Step I: immediate 73 45 work 22 42 always event human 69 52 yield
Step II: immediate 73 event 69 45 work 22 42 always human 52 yield
Step III: immediate 73 event 69 always 45 work 22 42 human 52 yield
Step IV: immediate 73 event 69 always 45 human 22 work 42 52 yield
Step V: immediate 73 event 69 always 45 human 22 work 42 yield 52

(6-10):

 Day Dance Style Monday Western Tuesday Lavani Wednesday Bharatnatyam Thursday Bhangra Friday Kuchipudi Saturday Disco Sunday Freestyle