Test: Mental Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning - 10 (2013-2012)


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QUESTION: 1

Consider the following matrix:

What is the number at ‘X’ in the above matrix?

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Solution:

Consider 2nd element in each row. Sum up the digits of each number.
3 + 7 + 0 = 10
2 + 2 + 4 = 8
7 + 3 + 0 = 10
Now redraw the table agains:

∴ 1 + x = 10
⇒ x = 9

QUESTION: 2

In each item, there are two sets of figures, first four figures named Problem figure sand next four figures named Answer figures indicated as (a), (b), (c) and (d). The problem figures follow a particular sequence. In accordance with the same, which one of the four answer figures should appear as the fifth figure?

Q. Problem figures:

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Solution:

In each step arrow symbol is inverting 180° and cross circle symbol in each step touches one vertex of triangle in clockwise direction.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 3

In each item, there are two sets of figures, first four figures named Problem figure sand next four figures named Answer figures indicated as (a), (b), (c) and (d). The problem figures follow a particular sequence. In accordance with the same, which one of the four answer figures should appear as the fifth figure?

Q. Problem figures:

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Solution:

From figure (1) to (2), 2nd and 3rd design makes a pair and comes forward while 1st design gets 180° inverted.
Same from figure (2) to (3) and figure (3) to (4).
Hence option (b) is correct answer.

QUESTION: 4

Consider the following figures 1, 2, 3 and 4:

In the figures from 1 to 4 above, two symbols are shown to change their position in a regular direction. Following the same sequence, which one of the following will appear at the fifth stage?

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Solution:

Below is the pattern followed by symbols.

QUESTION: 5

Examine the following statements:
1. Rama scored more than Rani
2. Rani scored less than Ratna
3. Ratna scored more than Rama
4. Padma scored more than Rama but less than Ratna.
Who scored the highest?

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Solution:

Ratna  > Padma > Rama > Rani
So, Ratna scored the highest marks.

QUESTION: 6

In five flats, one above the other, live five professionals. The professor has to go up to meet his IAS officer friend. The doctor is equally friendly to all, and has to go up as frequently as go down. The engineer has to go up to meet his MLA friend above whose flat lives the professor's friend.

From the ground floor to the top floor, in what order do the five professionals live?

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QUESTION: 7

Examine the following statements:
1. None but the rich can afford air-travel.
2. Some of those who travel by air become sick.
3. Some of those who become sick require treatment.
Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

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QUESTION: 8

Consider the following statements:
1. All machines consume energy.
2. Electricity provides energy.
3. Electrically operated machines are cheap to maintain.
4. Electrically operated machines do not cause pollution.
Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

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QUESTION: 9

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

Q. Which lecture is scheduled on Monday?

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QUESTION: 10

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

Q. Which lecture is scheduled between Statistics and English?

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QUESTION: 11

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

Q. Which lecture is the last one in the week?

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QUESTION: 12

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

Q. Which lecture is scheduled on Wednesday?

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QUESTION: 13

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

Q. Which lecture is scheduled before the Mathematics lecture?

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QUESTION: 14


Which one of the figures shown below occupies the blank space (?) in the matrix given above?

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Solution:

In the first and 2nd row, the dark part of the circle rotates 180° clockwise at every new step.

QUESTION: 15

Three views of a cube following a particular motion are given below:

What is the letter opposite to A?

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QUESTION: 16


In the above figure, circle P represents hardworking people, circle Q represents intelligent people, circle R represents truthful people, and circle S represents honest people. Which region represents the people who are intelligent, honest and truthful but not hardworking?

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Solution:


The region (6) represents, the people who are intelligent, honest, truthful but not hardworking.

QUESTION: 17

Six squares are coloured, front and back, red (R), blue (B), yellow (Y), green (G), white (W) and orange (O) and are hinged together as shown in the figure given below. If they are folded to form a cube, what would be the face opposite to the white face?

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Solution:

Case 1 : When G is arranged to the base, B is the back face and W is the front face. Thus, B is opposite to W.
Case 2 : Let Y be the top and fold G, O and W down. Then, B will fold to become the back face and be opposite W.

QUESTION: 18

The elements of the problem figures given below are changing with a certain rule as we observe them from left to right:

According to this rule, which of the following would be the next figure if the changes were continued with the same rule?

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QUESTION: 19

Consider the following statement:
The Third World War, if it ever starts, will end very quickly with the possible end of civilization. It is only the misuse of nuclear power which will trigger it.

Based on the above statement, which one of the following inferences is correct?

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QUESTION: 20

Consider the following statements:
1. All X-brand cars parked here are white.
2. Some of them have radial tyres.
3. All X-brand cars manufactured after 1986 have radial tyres.
4. All cars are not X-brand.
Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

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Solution: