REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST

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

Ashoka, Papaya, Mango, Guava, Apple, Banana and Lemon, seven trees are planted in a row, but not necessarily in the same order. All the trees are facing north.

**>>**Papaya tree is planted fourth to the right of the lemon tree.

**>>**Ashoka tree is planted at the extreme right end of the row.

**>>**Guava and mango trees are immediate neighbours of lemon tree.

**>>**Banana tree is planted immediately next to mango tree.

**1.Four of the following five are alike in a certain pattern. Which of the following does not belong to that group?**

a)Apple & Ashoka

b)Mango & Banana

c)Guava & Lemon

d)Banana & Apple

e)Lemon & Mango

**2.Which of the following two trees are planted at the extreme ends of the row?**

a)Lemon and Papaya

b)Papaya and Guava

c)Apple and Guava

d)Guava and Ashoka

e)Ashoka and Lemon

**3.Which tree is planted in the middle of the row?**

a)Apple

b)Banana

c)Lemon

d)Mango

e)Papaya

**4.Position of the apple tree with respect to guava tree:**

a)Third to the left

b)Immediate left

c)Fourth to the right

d)Second to the right

e)Third to the right

**5.Number of trees between Ashoka and Mango trees are:**

a)one

b)Three

c)Five

d)Two

e)None

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

Here is an arrangement of numbers and symbols

**3 4 2 6 8 7**© 5 4 £ 3 2 9 $ 1 6 5 3 7 # 9 8 6 @ 2 1 4 3 π 9 8 7 2 ß 4 3

**6.How many 2's are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a perfect square ? (1 is also a perfect square)**

a)One

b)Two

c)Three

d)Four

e)Five

**7.Which is fifth to the right of the eighteenth from the left end of the arrangement?**

a)@

b)2

c)6

d)$

e)9

**8.How many symbols are there in the arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded as well as followed by an even number in the arrangement?**

a)One

b)Five

c)Four

d)Three

e)Two

**9.If all the perfect squared digits are dropped, then which of the following will be the thirteenth from the left end of the arrangement? (1 is also a perfect square)**

a)5

b)7

c)$

d)6

e)#

**10.How many pairs of digits are there in the number highlighted in bold in the above arrangement each of which has as many digits between them as they have between them in the numerical series? (both forward and backward directions)**

a)Four

b)Five

c)Two

d)One

e)Three

__Answer key__2.d)

3.b)

4.c)

5.b)

6.b)

7.c)

8.e)

9.a)

10.a)

__Solution__||Guava||Lemon||Mango||Banana||Apple||Papaya||Ashoka||

(facing the north)

6.Such combinations are: 29, 21

7.5th to the right of the 18th from the left end means 23rd from the left, i.e, 6.

8.Even number:Symbol:Even number

such combinations are: 6@2, 2ß4

9.According to the question, the new sequence will be,

3 2 6 8 7 © 5 £ 3 2 $ 6 5 3 7 # 8 6 @ 2 3 π 8 7 2 ß 3

13th from the left is 5

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