SBI PO: Reasoning section Sample questions

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State Bank of India is set to conduct an entrance exam for the recruitment to 1837 posts of Probationary Officer . The exam will include two parts, Part A will contain objective type questions and Part B will be a descriptive type exam. The objective type Paper A consists of 4 sections with 50 questions each (1 mark for each question): Reasoning, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Awareness, Marketing and Computers and English Language. The best way to prepare for an exam is by solving sample questions. The following sample questions have been provided by SBI for the PO 2014 recruitment exam. Be sure to check your answers at the end!

Reasoning
This is a test to see how well you can think and also to judge your aptitude/ knowledge for working with computer.
It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.
Q.1. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can be formed, X is the answer.
(1) T (2) P (3) M (4) S (5) X

Q.2. ‘Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader.’ Which of the following inferences definitely follows from these statements ?
(1) Satyapriya is honest (2) Satyapriya is dishonest
(3) Some leaders are honest (4) Leaders are generally dishonest
(5) Satyapriya is sometimes dishonest

Q.3. Every person above eighteen years of age who is registered as a voter, can vote. To find out whether Madhu, who was born twenty years ago, can vote, which of the following further information is needed?
(I) Madhu’s date of birth (II) Whether Madhu is registered as a voter
(1) Only I (2) Only II (3) Either I or II (4) Neither I nor II (5) Both I and II

Q.4. Two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts, consider the two conclusions; together and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.
Statements: I.All machines are windows. All windows are clouds.
Conclusions: I. All machines are clouds. II. All clouds are machines.
(1) None follows (2) Only I follows (3) Both I & II follow (4) Only II follows (5) Either I or II follows5

Directions: In each of the following questions, there are five letter groups or words in each question. Four of these letter groups or words are alike in some way, while one is different. Find the one which is different.
Example. (1) black (2) red (3) green (4) paint (5) yellow
Of the five, ‘black, ‘red’, ‘green’ and ‘yellow’ form a group as they are names of colours. ‘paint’ is not the name of a colour. Therefore, (4) is the answer.
Questions
Q.5. (1) BC (2) MN (3) PQ (4) XZ (5) ST
Q.6. (1) Mango (2) Apple (3) Orange (4) Guava (5) Rose

Directions: In each of the following questions, there is a question mark in which only one of the five alternatives given under the question satisfies the same relationship as is found between the two terms to the left of the sign :: given in the question. Find the correct answer.
Example. Foot : man : : hoof : ?
(1) leg (2) dog (3) horse (4) boy (5) shoe
In the above example, ‘hoof’ has the same relationship with ‘horse’ as ‘foot’ has to ‘man’. Hence the answer is (3).
Questions
Q.7. Day : Night : : Kind : ?
(1) Dark (2) Bright (3) Cruel (4) Generous (5) Gratitude
Q.8. Hut : Mansion : : Rabbit : ?
(1) Hole (2) Carrot (3) Elephant (4) Small (5) Rat

Questions also come in the form of figures, designs and drawings, but are generally divided into 3 sections: Analogies, Classification and Series.

ANSWERS:
Question 1 answer 4
Question 2 answer 3
Question 3 answer 4
Question 4 answer 2
Question 5 answer 4
Question 6 answer 5
Question 7 answer 3
Question 8 answer 3

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