## New Pattern Reasoning Questions for SBI PO/Clerk 2018

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## New Pattern Reasoning Questions for SBI Clerk | Syndicate PO: Set- 2

Directions:(1-4) In every question two rows are given and to find out the resultant of a particular row you need to follow the following steps:

Step 1: If a composite number divisible by 7 is followed by the composite number then the resultant will be the addition of 5 with the difference of both the numbers.

Step 2: If composite number which not divisible by 7 is followed by the composite number then the resultant will be larger number among the two numbers.

Step 3: If composite number is followed by a prime number then the resultant will be the addition of both the numbers.

Step 4: If prime number is followed by an odd number then the resultant will be the average of both the numbers.

Step 5: If prime number is followed by an even number then the resultant will be the difference of both the numbers.

1.

23           30           15           24

35           28           13           50

What is the sum of the resultant of both the rows?

A  35
B  52
C  54
D  60
E  None of these

E  None of these

In row 1,

According to step 5, 30 – 23 = 7

Then step 4, (15 + 7)/2 = 11

Then step 5, 24 – 11 = 13

Resultant of row 1 is 13.

In row 2,

According to step 1, 35 – 28 + 5 = 12

Then step 3, 13 + 12 = 25

Then step 2, 50

Resultant of row 2 is 50.

Sum of both resultants is 63 (13+50).

2.

20           28           32           13

10           17           4              5

What is the difference of resultant of both the rows?

A  12
B  10
C  15
D  18
E  20

B. 10

In row 1,

According to step 2, 28 > 20, so, 28

Then step 1, (32 – 28) + 5 = 9

Then step 3, 13 + 9 = 22

Resultant of row 1 is 22.

In row 2,

According to step 3, 10 + 17 = 27

Then step 2, 27 > 4, so, 27

Then step 3, 27 + 5 = 32

Resultant of row 2 is 32

The difference of resultant of both the rows is (32 – 22) 10.

3.

14           10           15           5

19           7              20           10

What is the HCF of resultant of both the rows?

A  5
B  4
C  3
D  2
E  1

E  1

In row 1,

According to step 1, (14-10) + 5 = 9

Then step 2, 15 > 9, so, 15

Then step 3, 15 + 5 = 20

Resultant of row 1 is 20.

In row 2,

According to step 4, (19 + 7)/2 = 13

Then step 5, 20 -13 = 7

Then step 5, 10-7 = 3

Resultant of row 2 is 3.

HCF of both resultants is (20, 3) 1.

4.

22           25           5              14

13           11           14           21

What is the LCM of resultant of both the rows?

A  60
B  40
C  45
D  54
E  None of these

A.  60

In row 1,

According to step 2, 25 > 22, so, 25

Then step 3, 25 + 5 = 30

Then step 2, 30 > 14, so, 30

Resultant of row 1 is 30.

In row 2,

According to step 4, (13+11)/2 = 12

Then step 2, 14 > 12, so, 14

Then step 1, (21-14) + 5 = 12

Resultant of row 2 is 12.

LCM of both resultants is (30, 12) 60.

5. Nestle, the best selling tea nationally among tea lovers aged 25 to 50, recently completed an expensive and successful ad campaign. On the other hand is Bru, a less popular tea that has been on the market for many years. The makers of Bru claim that without the recent ad campaign, Nestle would be no more popular than Bru.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the assertion of the makers of Bru?
A  Nestle’s recent advertising campaign was one of the most expensive advertising campaigns in history.
B  Nestle’s recent ad campaign was intended in part to increase sales of the tea to tea lovers aged 25 to 50.
C  Prior to the recent campaign, Nestle had never advertised but had significantly outsold all other tea brands on the market for several years.
D  Most people prefer the taste of Bru to that of Nestle.
E  Food buying decisions can be significantly influenced with effective ad campaigns.

C  Prior to the recent campaign, Nestle had never advertised but had significantly outsold all other tea brands on the market for several years.

6.When Raj offered his old rocking chair at a garage sale, no one bought it, even though he offered it for only Rs.100. However, when he offered it at the local auction house, it was sold for Rs.1200.

Which of the following, if true, best explains why Raj was able to sell the rocking chair for a high price at the auction while he could not sell it for a much lower price at the garage?
A. The auction house specializes in selling antique furniture, which is generally valued more highly than the discarded furniture sold at garage sales.
B. The balance of the chair was distorted due two which it was not as comfortable as the rocking chairs available in the market.
C. Prospective buyers at auctions often pay more attention to the auction process than to the items up for bid.
D. When Raj offered his chair at the garage sale, he advertised that the proceeds of the sale would benefit a local charity, while he made no such claims for the proceeds from the auction.
E. Raj insisted that anyone who bought the chair should keep it in the drawing room of the house.

A. The auction house specializes in selling antique furniture, which is generally valued more highly than the discarded furniture sold at garage sales.

7. A cabinet minister expressed concern over the fact that none of the judges on the panel have any background in technology, yet they try appointed to resolve cases involving high tech companies. He stated that not one of the judges has a degree or any experience in computer technology.

A promising response to this concern, arguing that things are not as bad as they might seem, could involve which of the following claims?

A. Most of the computer scientists, by and large, have little interest in politics and public policy. It would be difficult to find scientists with the degree of commitment required for a serious contribution to the judicial system.
B. Majority of the public policy questions in this area are about the morality and the value of scientific and technological developments. They do not require much technical understanding beyond that of a layperson.
C. The rewards of a life as a judge, in terms of both money and prestige, are not high enough to attract top-flight technical experts to this area.
D. Looking for people who are qualified in both technical and legal areas of expertise would be an expensive practice.
E. Technical expertise is not valued in the judicial branch. There is therefore almost no way for a technical specialist to rise through the ranks to a top-level position in government.

B. Majority of the public policy questions in this area are about the morality and the value of scientific and technological developments. They do not require much technical understanding beyond that of a layperson.

8. As per the long held understanding of astronomers, the irregularity in the orbit of the planet Venus could be adequately explained by the gravitational pull exerted on Venus by the planet Mercury. However, a recent observation indicates that this planet is much too small to exert the amount of gravitational pull on Venus that astronomers once thought it did.

If the statements above are true, they provide the most support for which one of the following?

A. Venus is somewhat larger than the previous understanding of the scientists.
B. Further observations of Mercury will eventually show it to be even smaller than it is now thought to be.
C. The orbit on Venus is considerably more irregular than previous estimates of the scientists.
D. The gravitational pull of Mercury is not the sole cause of Venus’s irregular orbit.
E. There exists another, as yet undiscovered planet with an orbit beyond that of Mercury.

D. The gravitational pull of Mercury is not the sole cause of Venus’s irregular orbit.

9.JSW industries follows the policy of awarding bonuses only when profits exceed a ten percent return on stock- holders’ investments in the company. Higher profits result in higher bonuses for employees. Hence, bonuses in a year of general economic recession will be considerably lower than bonuses in a year of peak profits at JSW.

The conclusion above depends on the assumption that-

A. profits of the company are less likely to exceed a ten percent return on stockholders’ investments in the future
B. the amount represented by a ten percent return on stockholders’ investments in the company will increase from year to year
C. the company will be earning relatively low profits in recession years
D. whatever profits are in access of the ten percent return on stockholders’ investments is distributed in the form of bonuses
E. JSW has never had a year when it could not pay bonuses to it employees

C. the company will be earning relatively low profits in recession years

10.As per report of a government agency working to check the spread of diseases in the country, the prevalence of cholera is twice as high in the northern portion of the country as it is in the southern portion of the country. Thus, if a newlywed couple from the high-cholera northern portion of the country were to move to the Southern portion in order to start their family, they could expect a lower possibility that their children would contract cholera.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the conclusion drawn in the passage?

A. Most of those living in the southern portion of the country originally belong to a unique tribal group that is genetically resistant to cholera.
B. The head magistrate of the northern portion of the country has declared a state of emergency due to the high number of cholera cases in that area.
C. Sixty percent of those living in the northern portion of the country will never contract cholera in their lives.
D. People who move from the northern portion of the country to the southern portion are less likely to contract cholera than if they stayed in the northern portion of the country.
E. The northern portion of the country has more factories than the southern portion which lead to pollution of water increasing the chances of people contracting cholera.

A. Most of those living in the southern portion of the country originally belong to a unique tribal group that is genetically resistant to cholera.

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