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BOB Manipal PO 2016 Exam is round the corner and hope you all are well prepared to crack this one. This exam is similar to every other banking exam and has four sections followed by a descriptive test:
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • Descriptive Test


Hope you all know the pattern of the exam but here we are providing you the exam patternonce again to make sure that you don’t have any kind of doubt regarding the same.

As we can see that all the sections carry equal weightage and the level of exams is increasing so it becomes essential to score good in all the sections. This can become a bit easier if we know the expected questions from each of the topics beforehand.

In this article we are going to discuss about one of the most crucial sections of any banking Exam. i.e. Reasoning section. 50 questions will be asked from this section and 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
Last year, questions asked from various topics of Reasoning Section are as follows:
  1. Seating Arrangement – 10 questions
  2. Puzzle (Floor based) – 10 questions
  3. Syllogism – 5 questions
  4. Inequality – 5 questions
  5. Data Sufficiency – 5 questions
  6. Coding-Decoding – 5 questions
  7. Logical reasoning – 5 questions
  8. Miscellaneous(Blood relation, ranking, Input-Output) – 5 questions
So let us check out the questions from each of the above mentioned topics one by one:

Seating Arrangement 

Directions: Study following information and answer the questions given below: 
Eight people – Pawan, Sanjay, Piyush, Ranjeet, Puran, Yogesh, Amit, and Pankaj are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Each of them is of a different profession – Clerk, Typist, HR, Counselor, Marketing, Accountant, Content Developer and Manager but not necessarily in the same order. Sanjay is sitting second to the left of Yogesh.
The Manager is an immediate neighbour of Yogesh. There are only three people between the Manager and Pawan. Only one person sits between the Counselor and Pawan. The Typist is to the immediate right of the Counselor. Pankaj is second to the right of Yogesh. Ranjeet is the Manager. Piyush and Puran are immediate neighbour of each other. Neither Piyush nor Puran is a Counselor. The Marketing is to the immediate left of Sanjay. The Accountant is second to the right of the Typist. The Content Developer is an immediate neighbor of the Counselor. Piyush is second to the right of the Clerk.

Q. Who is sitting second to the right of Pawan?
  1. The Accountant
  2. Piyush
  3. The Counselor
  4. Sanjay
  5. Yogesh
Solution:

So Piyush is sitting second to the right of Pawan.



2. Puzzle –


Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions: 
Seven persons B, E, C, S, G, F and I conduct workshop on Developing Production skills in seven different companies J, K, L, M, N, O and P on a different day of the week from Monday to Sunday. The order of persons, companies and days of the week are not necessarily the same. 
E organizes workshop in Company M on Wednesday. S does not conduct workshop for companies J or L and conducts on the next day of G who conducts the workshop for Company O. F conducts workshop for Company N on Friday. I conducts workshop on Monday but not for Company L or P. C conducts workshop for Company J but not on Tuesday.

Q. Who conducts workshop on Saturday?
  1. C
  2. S
  3. G
  4. S or G
  5. None of These

Solution:














3. Syllogism –


In syllogism questions, the options should be true in any case. The best approach to solve these questions is that one should always try to prove the option wrong, if the option can’t be proved wrong in any case then it is definitely true.

Direction: In each of the questions below are given two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I & II. 
You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusion and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Statements: 

  • All metals are black.
  • Some pots are black. No black is thread.
Conclusions: 
  • I. At least some thread are pots.
  • II. All thread being pot is a possibility
  • III. Some metals are black.

  1. Only I follows
  2. Only II & III follow
  3. All follow
  4. None follows
  5. Only I & III follow
Solution:

Only II & III follow






4. Inequality –

This category has one statement which is followed by more than one conclusion. We have to observe the given statement and then we have to check whether the given conclusions follow or not.

Directions: In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. These statements are followed by two conclusions.


Statements : 
P >=Q = R; Q < S <=T
Conclusions:
I. S > P
II. T > R

  • Only conclusion I follow.
  • Only conclusion II follow.
  • Either conclusion I or II follows.
  • Neither conclusion I nor II follows.
  • Both conclusions I and II follows.
Solution:  ‘Only conclusion II follow. ‘

5. Data Sufficiency –

The best thing about data sufficiency questions is that we don’t have to solve the given questions. We only need to find out which statements are required / sufficient to solve the questions. So these questions are easy in comparison to other questions where we have to do the exact calculations.


Directions: Each of the questio
ns below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.

Q. Among five friends A, B, C, D and E sitting around a circular table and facing the centre, who is sitting to the immediate left of A?
  • I. A sits third to the right of B. D is not an immediate neighbour of B.
  • II. B is an immediate neighbour of C.
  1. The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
  2. The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
  3. The data in statement I alone or in statement Ii alone are sufficient to answer the question.
  4. The data in both the statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question
  5. The data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Solution:

‘The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.’

6. Coding-Decoding –

These questions have one example and one question. We have to decode the pattern from the given example and apply that pattern for finding the answer for the question asked. These questions are in the paper to check the observation power of individuals. Once we are able to find the pattern, these questions are easiest of all in the section.

Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow :
If ‘A × B’ means ‘A is father of B’.
If ‘A + B’ means ‘A is wife of B’.
If ‘A ÷ B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’.
If ‘A – B’ means ‘A is son of B’.

Q. How is L related to Q in the expression ‘L ÷ M × O – P ÷ Q?
  1. Granddaughter
  2. Niece
  3. Daughter-in-law
  4. Daughter
  5. Cannot be determined


7. Logical Reasoning –

Q. It has been reported in recent years that a very large number of seats in engineering colleges in the country remain vacant at the end of the admission session. Which of the following may be the probable cause of the above effect?
  1. There has-been a considerable decrease in hiring of engineering graduates due to economic slowdown in the recent years.
  2. Students have always preferred to complete graduation in three years, time instead of four years for engineering.
  3. The Govt. has recently decided to provide post- qualification professional training to all engineering graduates at its own cost.
  4. There has always been a very poor success rate among the engineering students.
  5. None of these
Solution:
‘There has-been a considerable decrease in hiring of engineering graduates due to economic slowdown in the recent years. ‘
Economic slowdown affects the hiring of engineering graduates. Due to this reason admissions in colleges has been affected.

8. Miscellaneous –

Few questions from the categories i.e. direction, blood relation and ranking will be asked which can be seen anywhere in the question paper and should be solved instantly because skipping these questions is not a good idea. The reason is that these questions are good for taking stress out and building the confidence.Q. How many such pairs of letters are them in the word DISTINGUISH, each of which have as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabet?
  1. None
  2. One
  3. Two
  4. Three
  5. More than three
Solution:

Hence four such pairs of letters are formed.
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