# Reasoning  for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 01 May

Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following questions, the symbols \$, Î´, @, % and © are used with the following meanings as illustrated below:
‘A \$ B’ means ‘A is neither greater than nor equal to B’
‘A Î´ B’ means ‘A is not greater than B’
‘A @ B’ means ‘A is not smaller than B’
‘A % B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor greater than B’
‘A © B’ means ‘A is neither smaller than nor equal to B’
In each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true.
1. Statements: V Î´ O, O © X, X @ S, S % E
Conclusions:        I. V Î´ X                     II. E Î´ X
1) Only I                                2) Only I, II and IV
3) Only III                             4) All are true
5) None of these
2. Statements: C % I, F © I, F @ M, M © Q
Conclusions:       I. C © Q                    II. Q \$ F
III. I \$ M                  IV. F % C
1) Only I                                2) Only II
3) Only III and IV               4) All are true
5) None of these
3. Statements: S © E, E Î´ M, M @ N, N © Q
Conclusions:      I. N \$ S                     II. E Î´ Q
III. M © Q               IV. E % N
1) Only I and II                    2) Only III
3) Only II and IV                 4) None is true
5) All are true
4. Statements: N © U, U Î´ K, K \$ L, L % R
Conclusions:       I. U \$ R                     II. K \$ R
III. U Î´ L                  IV. N © R
1) Only I and II                    2) Only I
3) Only II                              4) Only III
5) All are true
5. Statements: X @ G, G \$ N, N © E, E @ U
Conclusions:           I. G \$ E                     II. U \$ X
III. N © X                IV. U \$ N
1) Only I and II                    2) Only IV
3) All are true                        4) Only I
5) None is true
Directions (Q.  6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
Eight friends – Nirvi, Rashi, Diya, Priya, Priti, Reena, Nisha and Isha – are sitting around a circular table but not facing the centre. Each of them has her birthday in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August, but not necessarily in the same order.
Isha, whose birthday is in the month of April, sits third to the right of Priti. The one whose birthday is in the month of June sits second to the left of Nisha, whose birthday is in the month of January. Diya, whose birthday is in the month of July, sits between the persons whose birthday, are in the months of February and June. Nisha sits second to the left of Rashi, who cannot sit adjacent to Priti. Reena’s birthday is in the month of August and sits second to the right of Nirvi, whose birthday is in the month of March.
6. What is the position of Nisha with respect to the person whose birthday is in the month of July?
1) Third to the left               2) Third to the right
3) Second to the right          4) Fifth to the right
5) Four to the left
7. Which of the following combinations is definitely true?
1) Isha – June                       2) Nirvi – January
3) Priti – August                   4) Rashi – May
5) None of these
8. How many persons are sitting between Priti and the person whose birthday is in the month of April? (If counted from Priti in clockwise direction)
1) One                    2) Two                   3) Three
4) None                  5) None of these
9. Which of the following persons’ birthday is in the month of February?
1) Rashi                 2) Nisha                 3) Priti
4) Priya                  5) Nirvi
10. ‘Nisha’ is related to ‘June’ and ‘Reena’ is related to ‘March’. In the same way, ‘Priya’ is related to which of the following months?
1) January             2) February           3) August
4) July                5) April

1. 5
2. 2
3. 2
4. 1
5. 2
6. 2
7. 4
8. 2
9. 3
10. 2