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UPSC question paper – 2016-2020 – Mental Ability Analytical Logical Reasoning

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#2. The letters from A to Z are numbered from 1 to 26 respectively. If GHI = 1578 and DEF = 912, then what is ABC equal to: [2020-II]

#3. Consider the following statements: [2020-II] 1. The minimum number of points of intersection of a square and a circle is 2. 2. The maximum number of points of intersection of a square and a circle is 8. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

#4. If in a particular year 12th January is a Sunday, then which one of the following is correct?

#5. A family of two generations consisting of six members P, Q, R, S, T and U has three males and three females. There are two married couples and two unmarried siblings. U is P’s daughter and Q is R’s mother-in-law. T is an unmarried male and S is a male. Which one of the following is correct? [2020-II]

#6. Two Statements S1 and S2 are given below followed by a Question: [2020-II] S1: There are not more than two figures on any page of a 51-page book. S2: There is at least one figure on every page. Question: Are there more than 100 figures in that book? Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above Statements and the Question?

#7. Consider the following arrangement that has some missing letters: [2020-II] abab_b_bcb_dcdcded_d The missing letters which complete the arrangement are

#8. Two Statements S1 and S2 are given below with regard to four numbers P, Q, R and S followed by a Question: S1: R is greater than P as well as Q. S2: S is not the largest one. Question: Among four numbers P, Q, R and S, which one is the largest? Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above Statements and the Question?

#9. Three Statements S1, S2 and S3 are given below followed by a Question: S1: C is younger than D, but older than A and B. S2: D is the oldest. S3: A is older than B.Question: Who among A, B, C and D is the youngest? Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above Statements and the Question? [2020-II]

#10. A is 16th from the left end in a row of boys and V is 18th from the right end. G is 11th from A towards the right and 3rd from V towards the right end. How many boys are there in the row? [2020]

#11. Consider the following sequence of numbers : 5 1 4 7 3 9 8 5 7 2 6 3 1 5 8 6 3 8 5 2 2 4 3 4 9 6 How many odd numbers are followed by the odd number in above sequence? [2020]

#12. Two Statements are given followed by two Conclusions: Statements: All cats are dogs. All cats are black. Conclusion-I: All dogs are black Conclusion-II: Some dogs are not black. Which of the above Conclusions logically follows/follow from the two given Statements, disregarding commonly known facts? [2020]

#13. A man walks down the backside of his house straight 25 metres, then turns to the right and walks 50 metres again; then he turns towards left and again walks 25 metres. If his house faces to the East, what is his direction from the starting point? [2020]

#14. Seeta and Geeta go for a swim after a gap of every 2 days and every 3 days respectively. If on 1st January both of them went for a swim together, when will they go together next? [2019]

#15. In a school, 60% students play cricket. A student who does not play cricket, plays football. Every football player has got a two-wheeler. Which of the following conclusions cannot be drawn from the above data?1. 60% of the students do not have two-wheelers. 2. No cricketer has a two-wheeler. 3. Cricket players do not play football. Select the correct answer using the code given below

#16. P, Q and R are three towns. The distance between P and Q is 60 km, whereas the distance between P and R is 80 km. Q is in the West of P and R is in the South of P. What is the distance between Q and R? [2019]

#17. A five-storeyed building with floors from I to V is painted using four different colours and only one colour is used to paint a floor. [2019-II] Consider the following statements : 1. The middle three floors are painted in different colours. 2. The second (II) and the fourth (IV) floors are painted in different colours. 3. The first (I) and the fifth (V) floors are painted red. To ensure that any two consecutive floors have different colours

#18. Consider the following Statements and Conclusions: Statements: [2019] 1. Some rats are cats. 2. Some cats are dog. 3. No dog is a cow. Conclusions: I. No cow is a cat. II. No dog is a rat. III. Some cats are rats. Which of the above conclusions is/are drawn from the statements?

#19. Mr. ‘X’ has three children. The birthday of the first child falls on the 5th Monday of April, that of the second one falls on the 5 th Thursday of November. On which day is the birthday of his third child, which falls on 20th December? [2019]

#20. Which year has the same calendar as that of 2009? [2019]

#21. Consider two statements S1 and S2 followed by a question: S1 : p and q both are prime numbers. [2019] S2 : p + q is an odd integer. Question : Is pq an odd integer? Which one of the following is correct?

#22. ‘A’ started from his house and walked 20 m towards East, where his friend ‘B’ joined him. They together walked 10 m in the same direction. Then ‘A’ turned left while ‘B’ turned right and travelled 2 m and 8 m respectively. Again ‘B’ turned left to travel 4 m followed by 5 m to his right to reach his office. ‘A’ turned right and travelled 12 m to reach his office. What is the shortest distance between the two offices? [2019]

#23. Consider the following sequence that follow some arrangement: [2019] c_accaa_aa_bc_b The letters that appear in the gaps are

#24. What is X in the sequence [2019] 4, 196, 16, 144, 36, 100, 64, X?

#25. If the numerator and denominator of a proper fraction are increased by the same positive quantity which is greater than zero, the resulting fraction is [2019]

#26. What is X in the sequence [2019] 132, 129, 124, 117, 106, 93, X?

#27. S1 : Twice the weight of Sohan is less than the weight of Mohan or that of Rohan. S2 : Twice the weight of Rohan is greater than the weight of Mohan or that of Sohan. Which one of the following statements is correct?

#28. S1 : Twice the weight of Sohan is less than the weight of Mohan or that of Rohan. S2 : Twice the weight of Rohan is greater than the weight of Mohan or that of Sohan. Which one of the following statements is correct?

#29. Six students A, B, C, D, E and F appeared in several tests. Either C or F scores the highest. Whenever C scores the highest, then E scores the least, Whenever F scores the highest, B scores the least. In all the tests they got different marks; D scores higher than A, but they are close competitors; A scores higher than B; C scores higher than A. If E is ranked third, then which one of the following is correct?

#30. Six students A, B, C, D, E and F appeared in several tests. Either C or F scores the highest. Whenever C scores the highest, then E scores the least, Whenever F scores the highest, B scores the least. In all the tests they got different marks; D scores higher than A, but they are close competitors; A scores higher than B; C scores higher than A. If B scores the least, the rank of C will be

#31. Six students A, B, C, D, E and F appeared in several tests. Either C or F scores the highest. Whenever C scores the highest, then E scores the least, Whenever F scores the highest, B scores the least. In all the tests they got different marks; D scores higher than A, but they are close competitors; A scores higher than B; C scores higher than A. If F stands second in the ranking, then the position of B is

#32. If $ means ‘divided by’; @ means ‘multiplied by’; # means ‘minus’; then the value of 10#5@1$5 is

#33. A joint family consists of seven members A, B, C, D, E, F and G with three females. G is a widow and sister-in-law of D’s father F, B and D are siblings and A is daughter of B. C is cousin of B. Who is E? (a) Wife of F (b) Grandmother of A (c) Aunt of C Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#34. In the sequence 1, 5, 7, 3, 5, 7, 4, 3, 5, 7, how many such 5s are there which are not immediately preceded by 3 but are immediately followed by 7?

#35. If E sits in his office and faces the corridor, whose office If every alternative letter of the English alphabet from B onwards (including B) is written in lower case (small letters) and the remaining letters are capitalized, then how is the first month of the second half of the year written?

#36. The plan of an office block for six officers A, B,C, D, E and F is as follows : Both B and C occupy offices to the right of the corridor (as one enters the office block) and A occupies on the left of the corridor. E and F occupy offices on opposite sides of the Corridor but their offices do not face each other. The offices of C and D face each other. E does not have a corner office. Fs office is further down the corridor than A’s, but on the same side.Who is/are Fs immediate neighbour/neighbours? [2018]

#37. The plan of an office block for six officers A, B,C, D, E and F is as follows : Both B and C occupy offices to the right of the corridor (as one enters the office block) and A occupies on the left of the corridor. E and F occupy offices on opposite sides of the Corridor but their offices do not face each other. The offices of C and D face each other. E does not have a corner office. Fs office is further down the corridor than A’s, but on the same side.If E sits in his office and faces the corridor, whose office is to his left? [2018]

#38. If RAMON is written as 12345 and DINESH as 675849, then HAMAM will be written as [2018]

#39. If LSJXVC is the code for MUMBAI, the code for DELHI is [2018]

#40. A, B, C and D are students. They are studying in four different cities, viz., P, Q, Rand S (not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Science college, Arts college, Commerce college and Engineering college (not necessarily in that order), which are situated in four different States, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and Kerala (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that- (i) D is studying in Assam (ii) Arts college is located in city S which is in Rajasthan (iii) A is studying in Commerce college (iv) B is studying in city Q (v) Science college is located in Kerala Which one of the following statements is correct? [2018]

#41. A, B, C and D are students. They are studying in four different cities, viz., P, Q, Rand S (not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Science college, Arts college, Commerce college and Engineering college (not necessarily in that order), which are situated in four different States, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and Kerala (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that- (i) D is studying in Assam (ii) Arts college is located in city S which is in Rajasthan (iii) A is studying in Commerce college (iv) B is studying in city Q (v) Science college is located in Kerala Which one of the following statements is correct regarding Engineering college? [2018]

#42. A, B, C and D are students. They are studying in four different cities, viz., P, Q, Rand S (not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Science college, Arts college, Commerce college and Engineering college (not necessarily in that order), which are situated in four different States, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and Kerala (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that- (i) D is studying in Assam (ii) Arts college is located in city S which is in Rajasthan (iii) A is studying in Commerce college (iv) B is studying in city Q (v) Science college is located in Kerala Which one of the following statements is correct? [2018]

#43. A, B, C and D are students. They are studying in four different cities, viz., P, Q, Rand S (not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Science college, Arts college, Commerce college and Engineering college (not necessarily in that order), which are situated in four different States, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and Kerala (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that- (i) D is studying in Assam (ii) Arts college is located in city S which is in Rajasthan (iii) A is studying in Commerce college (iv) B is studying in city Q (v) Science college is located in Kerala C is studying in [2018]

#44. A, B, C and D are students. They are studying in four different cities, viz., P, Q, Rand S (not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Science college, Arts college, Commerce college and Engineering college (not necessarily in that order), which are situated in four different States, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and Kerala (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that- (i) D is studying in Assam (ii) Arts college is located in city S which is in Rajasthan (iii) A is studying in Commerce college (iv) B is studying in city Q (v) Science college is located in Kerala Science college is located in [2018]

#45. A, B, C and D are students. They are studying in four different cities, viz., P, Q, Rand S (not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Science college, Arts college, Commerce college and Engineering college (not necessarily in that order), which are situated in four different States, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and Kerala (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that- (i) D is studying in Assam (ii) Arts college is located in city S which is in Rajasthan (iii) A is studying in Commerce college (iv) B is studying in city Q (v) Science college is located in Kerala A is studying in [2018]

#46. If Pen < Pencil, Pencil Cap, then which one of the following is always true? [2018]

#47. A solid cube of 3 cm side, painted on all its faces, is cut up into small cubes of 1 cm side. How many of the small cubes will have exact1y two painted faces. [2018]

#48. Consider the following pattern of numbers: [2018] : 10 17 15 87 9 6 68 : : 8 11 18 A What is the number at ? in the above pattern?

#49. Consider the following sum : [2018] • + 1• + 2• + •3 + •1 = 21• In the above sum, • stands for

#50. Rotated positions of a single solid are shown below. The various faces of the solid are marked with different symbols like dots, cross and line. Answer the three items that follow the given figures. What is the symbol on the face opposite to that containing the cross? [2018]

A)  Single dot

(b) Two dots

(c) Line

(d) Four dots

Ans C) Line

#51. Rotated positions of a single solid are shown below. The various faces of the solid are marked with different symbols like dots, cross and line. Answer the three items that follow the given figures. What is the symbol on the face opposite to that containing two dots? [2018]

(a) Single dot

(b) Three dots

(c) Four dots

(d) Line

Ans (c) Four dots

#52. Rotated positions of a single solid are shown below. The various faces of the solid are marked with different symbols like dots, cross and line. Answer the three items that follow the given figures. What is the symbol on the face opposite to that containing a single dot? [2018]

(a) Four dots

(b) Three dots

(c) Two dots

(d) Cross

Ans (b) Three dots

#53. Consider the sequence given below : [2018] 4/12/95, 1/1/96, 29/1/96, 26/2/96, .... What is the next term of the series?

#54. Lakshmi, her brother, her daughter and her son are badminton players. A game of doubles is a bout to begin: [2018] (i) Lakshmi’s brother is directly across the net from her daughter. (ii) Her son is diagonally across the net from the worst player’s sibling. (iii) The best player and the worst player are on the same side of the net. Who is the best player?

#55. Consider the following figures : [2018] In the figures (I) to (VI) above, some parts are shown to change their positions in regular directions. Following the same sequence, which of the figures given below will appear at (VII) stage?

#56. Consider the figures given below : [2018] To fit the question mark, the correct answer is

#57. Eight railway stations A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are connected either by two way passages or one way passages. One way passages are from C to A, E to G, B to F, D to H, G to C, E to C and H to G. Two way passages are between A and E, G and B, F and D, and E and D. If the route between G and C is closed, which one of the following stations need not be passed through while travelling from H to C? [2017]

#58. Eight railway stations A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are connected either by two way passages or one way passages. One way passages are from C to A, E to G, B to F, D to H, G to C, E to C and H to G. Two way passages are between A and E, G and B, F and D, and E and D. In how many different ways can a train travel from F to A without passing through any station more than once? [2017]]

#59. Eight railway stations A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are connected either by two way passages or one way passages. One way passages are from C to A, E to G, B to F, D to H, G to C, E to C and H to G. Two way passages are between A and E, G and B, F and D, and E and D. While travelling from C to H, which one of the following stations must be passed through. [2017]

#60. In a school, there are five teachers A, B, C, D and E, A and B teach Hindi and English. C and B teach English and Geography. D and A teach Mathematics and Hindi. E and B teach History and French. Who teaches maximum number of subjects. [2017]

#61. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are Lecturers from different cities- Hyderabad, Delhi, Shillong, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and Srinagar (not necessarily in the same order) who participated in a conference. Each one of them ' is specialized in a different subject, viz, Economics, Commerce, History, Sociology, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics (not necessarily in the same order). Further 1. Lecturer from Kanpur is specialized in Geography 2. Lecturer D is from Shillong 3. Lecturer C from Delhi is specialized in Sociology 4. Lecturer B is specialized in neither History nor Mathematics 5. Lecturer A who is specialized in Economics does not belong to Hyderabad 6. Lecturer F who is specialized in Commerce belongs to Srinagar 7. Lecturer G who is specialized in Statistics belongs to Chennai Who of the following belongs to Hyderabad? [2017]

#62. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are Lecturers from different cities- Hyderabad, Delhi, Shillong, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and Srinagar (not necessarily in the same order) who participated in a conference. Each one of them ' is specialized in a different subject, viz, Economics, Commerce, History, Sociology, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics (not necessarily in the same order). Further 1. Lecturer from Kanpur is specialized in Geography 2. Lecturer D is from Shillong 3. Lecturer C from Delhi is specialized in Sociology 4. Lecturer B is specialized in neither History nor Mathematics 5. Lecturer A who is specialized in Economics does not belong to Hyderabad 6. Lecturer F who is specialized in Commerce belongs to Srinagar 7. Lecturer G who is specialized in Statistics belongs to Chennai To which city does the Lecturer specialized in Economics belong? [2017]

#63. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are Lecturers from different cities- Hyderabad, Delhi, Shillong, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and Srinagar (not necessarily in the same order) who participated in a conference. Each one of them ' is specialized in a different subject, viz, Economics, Commerce, History, Sociology, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics (not necessarily in the same order). Further 1. Lecturer from Kanpur is specialized in Geography 2. Lecturer D is from Shillong 3. Lecturer C from Delhi is specialized in Sociology 4. Lecturer B is specialized in neither History nor Mathematics 5. Lecturer A who is specialized in Economics does not belong to Hyderabad 6. Lecturer F who is specialized in Commerce belongs to Srinagar 7. Lecturer G who is specialized in Statistics belongs to Chennai Who is specialized in Geography? [2017]

#64. The average rainfall in a city for the first four days was recorded to be 0.40 inch. The rainfall on the last two days was in the ratio of 4:3. The average of six days was 0.50 inch. What was the rainfall on the fifth day? [2017]

#65. In a certain code, '256' means 'red colour chalk', '589' means "green colour flower' and '254' means 'white colour chalk'. The digit in the code that indicates 'white' is [2017]

#66. Consider the following : [2017] A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are standing in a row facing North. B is not neighbour of G. F is to the immediate right of G and neighbour of E. G is not at the extreme end. A is sixth to the left of E. H is sixth to the right of C. Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above?

#67. The outer surface of a 4 cm × 4 cm × 4 cm cube is painted completely in red. It is sliced parallel to the faces to yield sixty four 1 cm × 1 cm × 1 cm small cubes. How many small cubes do not have painted faces?

#68. Consider the following relationships among members of a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E and F: [2017] l. The number of males equals that of females. 2. A and E are sons of F. 3. D is the mother of two, one boy and one girl. 4. B is the son of A. 5. There is only one married couple in the family at present. Which one can be drawn from following the given inferences?

#69. Examine the following statements : [2017] 1. All colours are pleasant. 2. Some colours are pleasant. 3. No colour is pleasant 4. Some colours are not pleasant. Given that statement 4 is true, what can be definitely concluded?

#70. In a test, Randhir obtained more marks than the total marks obtained by Kunal and Debu. The total marks obtained by Kunal and Shankar are more than those of Randhir. Sonal obtained more marks than Shankar. Neha obtained more marks than Randhir. Who amongst them obtained highest marks?

#71. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding biopesticides? [2017] 1. They are not hazardous to human health. 2. They are persistent in environment. 3. They are essential to maintain the biodiversity of any ecosystem. Select the correct answer using the code given below.

#72. Six boys A, B, C, D, E and F play a game of cards. Each has a pack of 10 cards. F borrows 2 cards from A and gives away 5 to C who in turn gives 3 to B while B gives 6 to D who passes 1 to E. Then the number of cards possessed by D and E is equal to the number of cards possessed by [2017]

#73. Consider the given statement and the two conclusions that follow : [2017] Statement : Morning walk is good for health. Conclusions : 1. All healthy people go for morning walk. 2. Morning walk is essential for maintaining good health. What is/are the valid conclusion/ conclusions?

#74. P = (40% of A) + (65% of B) and Q = (50% of A)+ (50% of B), where A is greater than B. In this context, which of the following statements is correct? [2017]]

#75. In a group of six women, there are four tennis players, four postgraduates in Sociology, one postgraduate in Commerce and three bank employees. Vimala and Kamla are the bank employees while Amala and Komala are unemployed. Komala and Nirmala are among the tennis players. Amala, Kamla, Komala and Nirmala are postgraduates in Sociology of whom two are bank employees. If Shyamala is a postgraduate in Commerce, who among the following is both a tennis player and a bank employee? [2017]

#76. Consider the following : [2017] A+ B means A is the son of B. A– B means A is the wife of B. What does the expression P + R - Q mean?

#77. 15 students failed in a class of 52. After removing the names of failed students, a merit order list has been prepared in which the position of Ramesh is 22nd from the top. What is his position from the bottom?

#78. "Rights are certain advantageous conditions of social well-being indispensable to the true development of the citizen." [2017] In the light of this statement, which one of the following is the correct understanding of rights?

#79. Consider the following : [2017] Statement : Good voice is a natural gift but one has to keep practising to improve and excel well in the field of music. Conclusions: 1. Natural gifts need nurturing and care. II. Even though one's voice is not good, one can keep practising. Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statement and conclusions?

#80. The sum of income of A and B is more than that of C and D taken together. The sum of income of A and C is the same as that of B and D taken together. Moreover, A earns half as much as the sum of the income of B and D. Whose income is the highest?

#81. Four tests-Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology are to be conducted on four consecutive days, not necessarily in the same order. The Physics test is held before the test which is conducted after Biology. Chemistry is conducted exactly after two tests are held. Which is the last test held? [2017]

#82. If second and fourth Saturdays and all the Sundays are taken as only holidays for an office, what would be the minimum number of possible working days of any month of any year? [2017]

#83. No supporters of 'party X', who knew Z and supported his campaign strategy, agreed for the alliance with 'party Y'; but some of them had friends in 'party Y'. With reference to the above information, consider the following statements : [2017] 1. Some supporters of 'party X' knew Z. 2. Some supporters of 'party X', who opposed Z's campaign strategy, knew Z. 3. No supporters of 'party X' supported Z 's campaign strategy. Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

#84. No supporters of 'party X', who knew Z and supported his campaign strategy, agreed for the alliance with 'party Y'; but some of them had friends in 'party Y'. With reference to the above information, which one among the following statements must be true? [2017]

#85. Consider the following statements. [2016] 1. The rate of population growth is increasing in the country 2. The death rate is declining faster in the country compared to birth rate 3. The birth rate is declining faster in the country compared to death rate 4. Rural-urban migration is taking place regularly in the country Which one of the following conclusions may be true in the light of the above facts?

#86. A ate grapes and pineapple; B ate grapes and oranges; C ate oranges, pineapple and apple; D ate grapes, apple and pineapple. After taking fruits, B and C fell sick. In the light of the above facts, it can be said that the cause of sickness was: [2016]

#87. In a. question paper there are five questions to be attempted and answer to each question has two choices - True (T) or False (F). It is given that no two candidates have given the answers to the five questions in an identical sequence. For this to happen the maximum number of candidates is: [2016]

#88. Six boxes A, B, C, D, E and F have been painted with six different colours viz., violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow and orange and arranged from left to right (not necessarily either kept or painted with the colours in the same order). Each box contains a ball of any one of the following six games: cricket, hockey, tennis, golf, football and volleyball (not necessarily in the same order). The golf ball is in violet box and is not in the box D. The box A which contains tennis ball is orange in colour and is at the extreme right. The hockey ball is neither in box D nor in box E. The box C having cricket ball is painted green. The hockey ball is neither in the box painted blue nor in the box painted yellow. The box C is fifth from right and next to box B. The box B contains volleyball. The box containing the hockey ball is between the boxes containing golf ball and volleyball. The football is in the box of which colour? [2016]

#89. Six boxes A, B, C, D, E and F have been painted with six different colours viz., violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow and orange and arranged from left to right (not necessarily either kept or painted with the colours in the same order). Each box contains a ball of any one of the following six games: cricket, hockey, tennis, golf, football and volleyball (not necessarily in the same order). The golf ball is in violet box and is not in the box D. The box A which contains tennis ball is orange in colour and is at the extreme right. The hockey ball is neither in box D nor in box E. The box C having cricket ball is painted green. The hockey ball is neither in the box painted blue nor in the box painted yellow. The box C is fifth from right and next to box B. The box B contains volleyball. The box containing the hockey ball is between the boxes containing golf ball and volleyball. Which of the following statements is/are correct? [2016]

#90. Six boxes A, B, C, D, E and F have been painted with six different colours viz., violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow and orange and arranged from left to right (not necessarily either kept or painted with the colours in the same order). Each box contains a ball of any one of the following six games: cricket, hockey, tennis, golf, football and volleyball (not necessarily in the same order). The golf ball is in violet box and is not in the box D. The box A which contains tennis ball is orange in colour and is at the extreme right. The hockey ball is neither in box D nor in box E. The box C having cricket ball is painted green. The hockey ball is neither in the box painted blue nor in the box painted yellow. The box C is fifth from right and next to box B. The box B contains volleyball. The box containing the hockey ball is between the boxes containing golf ball and volleyball. Which one of the following boxes contains the golf ball? [2016]

#91. Consider the following statements: [2016] 1. Either A and B are of the same age or A is older than B 2. Either C and D are of the same age or D is older than C 3. B is older than C Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

#92. There is an order of 19000 quantity of a particular product from a customer. The firm produces 1000 quantity of that product per day out of which 5% are unfit for sale. In how many days will the order be completed? [2016]

#93. There are five persons in a group — P, Q, R, S and T. The group has one doctor, one lawyer and one artist. P and S are unmarried students. T is a man married to one of the group members. Q is the brother of P and is neither doctor nor artist. R is not doctor. Who of the following is definitely a man? [2016]

#94. There are five persons in a group — P, Q, R, S and T. The group has one doctor, one lawyer and one artist. P and S are unmarried students. T is a man married to one of the group members. Q is the brother of P and is neither doctor nor artist. R is not doctor. Who is the lawyer? [2016]

#95. There are five persons in a group — P, Q, R, S and T. The group has one doctor, one lawyer and one artist. P and S are unmarried students. T is a man married to one of the group members. Q is the brother of P and is neither doctor nor artist. R is not doctor.

#96. There are five persons in a group — P, Q, R, S and T. The group has one doctor, one lawyer and one artist. P and S are unmarried students. T is a man married to one of the group members. Q is the brother of P and is neither doctor nor artist. R is not doctor. Who is the artist? [2016]

#97. There are five persons in a group — P, Q, R, S and T. The group has one doctor, one lawyer and one artist. P and S are unmarried students. T is a man married to one of the group members. Q is the brother of P and is neither doctor nor artist. R is not doctor. Who is the doctor? [2016]

#98. There are some nectar-filled flowers on a tree and some bees are hovering on it. If one bee lands on each flower, one bee will be left out. If two bees land on each flower, one flower will be left out. The number of flowers and bees respectively are: [2016]

#99. There are five hobby clubs in a college —photography, yachting, chess, electronics and gardening. The gardening group meets every second day, the electronics group meets every third day, the chess group meets every fourth day, the yachting group meets every fifth day and the photography group meets every sixth day. How many times do all the five groups meet on the same day within 180 days? [2016]

#100. Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table. Every chair is spaced equidistant from adjacent chairs. [2016] (i) C is seated next to A (ii) A is seated two seats from D (iii) B is not seated next to A On the basis of above information, which of the following must be true? 1. D is seated next to B 2. E is seated next to A 3. D and C are separated by two seats Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#101. There were 50 faculty members comprising 30 males and the rest females. No male faculty member knew music, but many of the female faculty members did. The Head of the institution invited six faculty members to a tea party by draw of lots. At the party it was discovered that no member knew music. The conclusion is that: [2016]

#102. Consider the following statement: [2016] “We shall go either for a picnic or for trekking”. Which of the following, if true, would falsify this claim?

#103. A person X was driving in a place where all roads ran either north-south or east-west, forming a grid. Roads are at a distance of 1 km from each other in a parallel. He started at the intersection of two roads, drove 3 km north, 3 km west and 4 km south. Which further route could bring him back to his starting point, if the same route is not repeated? [2016]

#104. In a class of 60 students, where the number of girls is twice that of boys, Kamal, a boy, ranked seventeenth from the top. If there are 9 girls ahead of Kamal, the number of boys in rank after him is: [2016]

#105. A military code writes SYSTEM as SYSMET and NEARER as AENRER. Using the same code, FRACTION can be written as: [2016]

#106. A cube has all its faces painted with different colours. It is cut into smaller cubes of equal sizes such that the side of the small cube is one-fourth the big cube. The number of small cubes with only one of the sides painted is: [2016]

#107. A person walks 12 km due north, then 15 km due east, after that 19 km due west and then 15 km due south. How far is he from the starting point? [2016]

#108. When three friends A, B and C met, it was found that each of them wore an outer garment of a different colour. In random order, the garments are: jacket, sweater and tie; and the colours are: blue, white and black. Their surnames in random order are : Ribeiro, Kumar and Singh. Further, we know that : 1. neither B nor Ribeiro wore a white sweater 2. C wore a tie 3. Singh’s garment was not white 4. Kumar does not wear a jacket 5. Ribeiro does not like to wear the black colour 6. Each of the friends wore only one outer garment of only one colour Who wore the sweater ? [2016]

#109. When three friends A, B and C met, it was found that each of them wore an outer garment of a different colour. In random order, the garments are: jacket, sweater and tie; and the colours are: blue, white and black. Their surnames in random order are : Ribeiro, Kumar and Singh. Further, we know that : 1. neither B nor Ribeiro wore a white sweater 2. C wore a tie 3. Singh’s garment was not white 4. Kumar does not wear a jacket 5. Ribeiro does not like to wear the black colour 6. Each of the friends wore only one outer garment of only one colour What is the colour of the tie ? [2016]

#110. When three friends A, B and C met, it was found that each of them wore an outer garment of a different colour. In random order, the garments are: jacket, sweater and tie; and the colours are: blue, white and black. Their surnames in random order are : Ribeiro, Kumar and Singh. Further, we know that : 1. neither B nor Ribeiro wore a white sweater 2. C wore a tie 3. Singh’s garment was not white 4. Kumar does not wear a jacket 5. Ribeiro does not like to wear the black colour 6. Each of the friends wore only one outer garment of only one colour What is C’s surname ? [2016]

#111. A person climbs a hill in a straight path from point ‘O’ on the ground in the direction of north-east and reaches a point ‘A’ after travelling a distance of 5 km. Then, from the point ‘A’ he moves to point ‘B’ in the direction of north- west. Let the distance AB be 12 km. Now, how far is the person away from the starting point ‘O’? [2016]

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