UPSC previous year question paper of subject Mental Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning from the year 2006- 2010 with answers.

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- #1. cuboid has six sides of different colours. The red side is opposite to black. The blue side is adjacent to white. The brown side is adjacent to blue. The red side is face down. Which one of the following would be the opposite to brown? [2010]
- #2. In a meeting, the map of a village was placed in such a manner that south-east becomes north, north-east becomes west and so on. What will south become? [2010]
- #3. P, Q, R and S are four men. P is the oldest but not the poorest. R is the richest but not the oldest. Q is older than S but not than P or R. P is richer than Q but not than S. The four men can be ordered (descending) in respect of age and richness, respectively, as [2010]
- #4. Six persons M, N, O, P, Q and R are sitting in two rows, three in each. Q is not at the end of any row. P is second to the right of R. O is the neighbour of Q and is sitting diagonally opposite to P. N is the neighbour of R. On the basis of above information, who is facing N? [2010]
- #5. Six books A, B, C, D, E and F are placed side by side. B, C and E have blue cover and the other books have red cover. Only D and F are new books and the rest are old. A, C and D are law reports and others are Gazetteers. Which book is a new law report with a red colour? [2010]
- #6. A person travels 12 km due North, then 15 km due East, after that 15 km due West and then 18 km due South. How far is he from the starting point? [2009]
- #7. There are three cans A, B and C. The capacities of A, B and C are 6 litres, 10 litres and 16 litres respectively. The can C contains 16 litres of milk. The milk has to be divided in them using these three cans only. [2009] Consider the following statements: 1. It is possible to have 6 litres of milk each in can A and can B. 2. It is possible to have 8 litres of milk each in can B and can C. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- #8. There is a family of 6 persons A, B, C, D, E and F. There are two married couples in the family. The family members are lawyer, teacher, salesman, engineer, accountant and doctor. D, the salesman is married to the lady teacher. The doctor is married to the lawyer. F, the accountant is the son of B and brother of E. C, the lawyer is the daughter-in-law of A. E is the unmarried engineer. A is the grandmother of F. How is E related to F? [2009]
- #9. How many letters of the English alphabet (capitals) appear same when looked at in a mirror? [2009]
- #10. Six persons A, B, C, D, E and F are standing in a row. C and D are standing close to each other alongside E. B is standing beside A only. A is fourth from F. Who are standing on the extremes? [2009]
- #11. How many different triangles are there in the figure shown below? [2008]
- #12. Six faces of a cube are numbered from 1 to 6, each face carrying one different number. Further, 1. The face 2 is opposite to the face 6. 2. The face 1 is opposite to the face 5. 3. The face 3 is between the face 1 and the face 5 4. The face 4 is adjacent to the face 2. Which one of the following is correct? [2007]]
- #13. What is the value of X in figure III ?[2006]
- #14. A watch showed a time of fourteen minutes past nine (9 hrs and 14 minutes). The positions of the hour-hand and the minute hand of the watch are exactly interchanged. The new time shown by the watch is closest to which one of the following? [2006]
- #15. Each of the six faces of a cube is numbered by one of the digits from 1 to 6. This cube is shown in its four different positions in the figure I, II, III, and IV. [2006] Consider the following statements. 1. Figures II and III are sufficient to known as to which face is opposite to the face numbered 6. 2. figures II and III are sufficient to known as to which face is opposite to the face numbered 4. . 3. Figures I and IV are sufficient to known as to which face is opposite to the face numbered 3. Which of the statements given above are correct?
- #16. In an office, the number of persons who take tea is twice the number of persons who take only coffee. The number of persons who take coffee is twice the number of persons who take only tea. [2006] Consider the following statement: I. The sum of the number of persons who take either tea or coffee or both is four times the number of persons who take both coffee and tea. 2. The sum of the number of persons who take only coffee and those who take only tea is twice the number of persons who take both tea and coffee. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
- #17. A box contains five sets of balls while there are 3 balls in each set. Each set of balls has one color which is different from every other set, what is the least number of balls that must be removed from the box in order to claim with certainty that a pair of balls of the same colour has been removed? [2006]
- #18. P, Q, R, S and T reside in a five-storeyed (Ground + 4) building, and each of them resides on a separate floor. Further: [2006] 1. T does not reside on the topmost floor. 2. Q does not reside on the ground floor. 3. S resides on one storey above that of P and one storey below that of R. To know as the which one of the five persons resides on the ground floor which of the above statements are sufficient/ insufficient?