SBI PO Reasoning Ability: Practice Questions for Prelims 2021

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With the SBI PO Prelims 2021 exam soon approaching, ixamBee has put together some SBI PO Prelims Reasoning questions for your practice. It is always advisable that you review as many sample questions as possible so that you familiarize yourself with what you may expect in the exam. 

However, before you start, in case you are unfamiliar with the topics that will be assessed, kindly take a look at the SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Syllabus as well. 

SBI PO Prelims Reasoning Ability

For Reasoning, the most important step is to quickly decode the logic behind the question that is presented. Once you find yourself able to do that swiftly, you will also be able to solve the said question easily and correctly. However, this habit of quickly decoding the logic can only come through practice. For this, you should begin by solving the questions presented to you in this article. 

Important Points to Remember

The table below shows roughly how many questions you may expect per topic. The level of difficulty of these questions has also been provided in the corresponding column. 

TopicsQuestion NumberDifficulty Level
Alphabet Pairing1Easy
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding3-4Moderate
Blood Relation3Easy
Syllogism4-5Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense2Moderate
Miscellaneous3-4Moderate

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Reasoning Questions for Practice 

I. Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions: 

Seven boxes contain different subject books- English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Hindi, Physics and Economics are kept above the other, but not necessarily in the same order.

More than three boxes are placed in between boxes of Science and Maths book. There are two boxes are placed in between Box B and G which contain Economics book. Box which contains Maths’s book is placed below box of science book. Box E is immediately above the box which has Physics book. More than three boxes are placed in between box which contain Physics book and box of science book. Box F is immediately below the box of Hindi book. Chemistry book is placed in box C. Science book is not placed in box D. The box which contains the math books is immediately above Box A. 

  1. How many boxes are placed in between Box E and the box which contains Hindi books?

a) 2

b) 1

c) More than 3

d) 3

e) None 

  1. Which of the following boxes contains Science books?     

a) D

b) B

c) A

d) E

e) C 

  1. Which of the following boxes is placed just above the box which contains Chemistry book?

a) G

b) B

c) A

d) E

e) C 

  1. Which of the following books is placed in box A?  

a) Chemistry 

b) Physics

c) Hindi 

d) Economics 

e) English 

5. How many boxes are placed below the Box F? 

a) Three

b) Two 

c) Four 

d) One 

e) Two 

II. Study the following information carefully to answer the following question

What is the code for ‘move’ in a code language? 
I. In that language `jo gh na’ means ‘move room green’ and ‘jo gh jk’ means ‘move cloud room’. 
II. In the same language ‘jo na fd’ means ‘move green bag’. 

a) gh

b) jk

c) gh

d) jo

e) na

III. How many pairs of letters are there in the word “APPLICATION” each of which have as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

d) 5

e) None 

IV. Which alphabet is 3rd from the left in the meaningful four-letter word formed from the first, fourth, seventh and ninth letter of the word ‘NEIGHBOUR’? If more than one word is formed, then mark answer as X and no meaningful word is formed then mark answer as Z.    

a) E

b) I

c) B

d) O

e) None

V. In a number 83256149 if all digits are arranged in ascending order from left to right within the number, then how many digits will remain in the same position?

a) One

b) None

c) Three

d) Two

e) Four

VI. Provided below are some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:

Only Balls are Bats

Some balls are wickets

All wickets are grounds

Conclusions:

I. Some grounds can be bats.

II. All wickets can never be Balls.

a) If only conclusion I follows.

b) If only conclusion II follows.

c) If either conclusion I or II follows.

d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

e) If both conclusions I and II follow.

VII. Provided below are some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Statements:

Some deer are dogs

Only dog is cats

No dog is a parrot

Conclusions:

I. Some deer are not parrots.

II. All deer can be dogs.

a) If only conclusion I follows.

b) If only conclusion II follows.

c) If either conclusion I or II follows.

d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

e) If both conclusions I and II follow.

VIII. Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Eight persons – Sachin, Ruhi, Amar, Pallavi, Prachi, Girish, Tani and Nitin belong to a family which consists of three generations and two married couples. Prachi is the sister of only son of Amar. Pallavi is the daughter in law of Sachin. Ruhi is the mother of Amar. Sachin is the grandfather of Tani who is the daughter of Pallavi. Nitin is the maternal uncle of Girish.

  1. How many male members are there in the family?

a) Three

b) Four

c) Five

d) Six

e) Either Four or Five

2. How is Nitin related to Tani?

Brother

Father

Niece

Nephew

None of these

IX. If in a certain language, ‘EDUCATE’ is coded as ‘FFXGFZL’, which word will be coded as DCPTMUY?

  1. CREATED

2. CAMPHOR

3. CHIMNEY

4. COLOURS

5. None of these

X. Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given below: 

A word and number arrangement machine when arranging an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular logic. An illustration of the same is given below. 

Input: numb 57 unit 28 yields 16 camp 89 efficient 29 variety 49 

Step I: yields numb 57-unit 28 camp 89 efficient 29 variety 49 16 

Step II: variety yields numb 57-unit camp 89 efficient 29 49 16 28 

Step III: unit variety yields numb 57 camp 89 efficient 49 16 28 29 

Step IV: numb unit variety yields camp 89 efficient 49 16 28 29 57 

Step V: efficient numb unit variety yields camp 89 16 28 29 57 49 

Step VI: camp efficient numb unit variety yields 16 28 29 57 49 89

 Step VI is the final output.

On the basis of above illustration find the different steps of rearrangement for the input given below. 

Input: rumour 29 dedicated 23 curated 20 unique 16 perfect 78 timid 45

  1. Which of the following is third to the left of ’29’ in step III?

 a) Timid

b) 20

c) Rumour

d) 23

e) None of these

2. What is the sum of the numbers that come between ‘unique’ and ‘perfect’ in step II?

a) 47

b) 49

c) 56

d) 45

e) None of these

3. Which of the following pairs represents the elements at extreme ends in step V?

a) perfect 45

b) dedicated 29

c) dedicated 45

d) perfect 29

e) None of these

4. Which of the following steps is – “perfect rumour timid unique 29 dedicated curated 78 20 23 16 45”?

a) Step II

b) Step III

c) Step IV

d) Step V

e) None of these

5. What is the difference between the 9th element from the right end in step III and the 8th element from the left end in step VI?

a) 9

b) 6

c) 5

d) 3

e) 2

SBI PO Reasoning Quiz Answer Key

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SBI PO 2021 Some Other Resources

We have listed some other resources that you can take a look at to find a number of practice questions before the upcoming exam. 

SBI PO Free Mock Tests

SBI PO Previous Years’ Papers

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