# Reasoning Ability Practice Test for SBI PO Prelims

REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST
(Previous year question)
1.What should come next in the following letter series based on English alphabet?
CEA     IKG     OQM     ?
a)STW
b)WUS
c)SWU
d)UWS
c)None of these

2.The positions of how many digits in the number 59164823 will remain unchanged after the digits are rearranged in descending order within the number ?
a)None
b)One
c)Two
d)Three
e)More than three

3.What should come next in the following letter series?
P Q R S T A B C D E P Q R S A B C D E P Q R S A B C D P Q ?
a)R
b)T
c)A
d)B
e)None of these

4.In a certain code language, 'how can you go' is written as 'ja da ka pa', 'can you come here' is written as 'na ka sa ja' and 'come and go' is written as 'ra pa sa'. How is 'here' written in that code language?
a)ja
b)na
c)pa
e)None of these

5.In a certain code 'DOWN' is written as '5@9#' and 'NAME' is written as '#6%3'. How is 'MODE' written in that code?
a)%653
b)%@63
c)%5@3
d)%@53
e)None of these

Directions(6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and K are sitting around a circle facing the centre. F is fourth to the right of A who is third to the right of B. K is fourth to the left of B and third to the right of D. C is third to the right of H. E is second to the left of G.

6.Who is fourth to the left of G ?
a)C
b)A
c)D
d)K

7.What is E's position with respect to B ?
a)Second to the left
b)Third to the right
c)Fourth to the right
d)Third to the left
e)Fifth to the right

8.Who is third to the right of K ?
a)F
b)E
c)G
e)None of these

9.Who is to the immediate right of F ?
a)B
b)G
c)E
e)None of these

10.In which of the following combinations is the third person sitting between the first and the second persons ?
a)GFB
b)BGH
d)KEC
e)EGF

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

Solution
1.Move six letters forward respectively.

2.Number                 : 5 9 1 6 4 8 2 3
In descending order : 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

3.PQRST / ABCDE / PQRS / ABCDE / PQRS / ABCD / PQR

4.how can you go = ja da ka pa ....(i)
can you come here = na ka sa ja ....(ii)
come and go = ra pa sa ....(iii)
from (i) and (ii) can you = ja ka ....(iv)
from (ii) and (iii) come = sa ....(v)
using (iv), (v) and (ii), we get
here = na

5.D = 5, O = @, W = 9, N = #, A = 6, M = %, E = 3
so, MODE = %@53

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