# Oriental Bank of Commerce Examination Question Papers on Reasoning

Q1. ‘34’ is related ‘12’ in the same way as ‘59’ is related to—
(A) 45
(B) 14
(C) 42
(D) 38
(E) 47

Q2. What should come next in the following number sequence ?
2 2 3 2 3 4 2 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 4 5 6 ?
(A) 2
(B) 7
(C) 8
(D) 3
(E) None of these

Q3. Among P, Q, R, S, T and U, R is taller than only P and U. S is shorter than only T and Q. If each of them has a different height, who among them will be the third from top when they are arranged in descending order of their height ?
(A) R
(B) P
(C) S
(D) Q
(E) None of these

Q4. Vikas walked 10 metres towards North, took a left turn and walked 15 metres and again took a left turn and walked 10 metres and stopped walking. Towards which direction was he facing when he stopped walking ?
(A) South
(B) South-West
(C) South-East
(D) Cannot be determined
(E) None of these

Q5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(A) B D
(B) C E
(C) G I
(D) F H
(E) NL

Q6. How many such 7s are there in the following number sequence each of which is immediately preceded by 5 and not immediately followed by 8 ?
2 3 5 7 8 9 3 4 5 7 6 1 9 3 5 7 4 8 3 2 5 7 8 8 9 2 5
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

Q7. If it is possible to form a number with the first, the fourth and the seventh digits of the number 4671358, which is the perfect sequare of a two-digit odd number, which of the following will be the digit in the tenth place of that two-digit odd number ? If no such number can be formed, give ‘O’ as the answer and if more than one such number can be made, give ‘X’ as the answer—
(A) 2
(B) 9
(C) 3
(D) O
(E) X

Q8. Among P, Q, R, S and T, Q is younger than only S and R and older than T. Who among them is the oldest ?
(A) S
(B) R
(C) P
(E) None of these

Q9. In a certain code ‘59346’ is written as ‘\$AD%F’ and ‘8173’ is written as ‘HB#D’. How is ‘9865’ written in that code ?
(A) H A F \$
(B) A F H \$
(C) A D F \$
(D) B H F \$
(E) None of these

Q10. If ‘M’ denotes ‘÷’, ‘K, denotes ‘–’, ‘T’ denotes ‘×’ and ‘R’ denotes ‘+’, then—
20 K 16 T 8 M 4 R 6 = ?
(A) 18
(B) – 6
(C) – 12
(D) – 18
(E) None of these

Q11. Pointing to a boy, Meena said “He is the only grandson of my grandfather”. How is the boy related to Meena ?
(A) Brother
(B) Cousin
(C) Uncle
(E) None of these

Q12. B is sister of D. M is father of D. N. is sister of M. How is B related to N ?
(A) Sister
(B) Aunt
(C) Niece
(E) None of these

Q13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(A) Fruit
(B) Flower
(C) Leaf
(D) Petal
(E) Tree

Q14. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(A) 26
(B) 34
(C) 72
(D) 46
(E) 38

Q15. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(A) Cuckoo
(B) Crow
(C) Bat
(D) Parrot
(E) Sparrow

Q16. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word TERMINATE each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet ?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

Q17. If it is possible to make only one meaningful English word with the second, the fifth, the sixth and the tenth letters of the word STREAMLINE, which of the following will be the third letter of that word ? If no such word can be made, give ‘X’ as the answer and if more than one such word can be made, give ‘Y’ as the answer—
(A) E
(B) A
(C) M
(D) X
(E) Y

Directions (Q.18 to 24)—In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. 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.

Q18. Statements : Some blades are papers. Some papers are books. Some books are pens.
Conclusions :
I. Some pens are papers.
II. Some books are blades.
III. Some pens are blades.
(A) Only I follows
(B) Only II follows
(C) Only III follows
(D) None follows
(E) Only II and III follow

Q19. Statements : Some pencils are marbles. All marbles are buses. Some buses are trucks.
Conclusions :
I. Some trucks are pencils.
II. Some buses are pencils.
III. No truck is pencil.
(A) Only I follows
(B) Only II follows
(C) Only either I or III and II follow
(D) Only either I or III follows
(E) None of these

Q20. Statements : Some trees are jungles. Some jungles are flowers. All flowers are streets.
Conclusions :
I. Some streets are jungles.
II. Some streets are trees.
III. Some flowers are trees.
(A) Only I follows
(B) Only II follows
(C) Only III follows
(D) Only I and II follow
(E) None of these

Q21. Statements : All desks are tables. All tables are chairs. Some chairs are sofas.
Conclusions :
I. Some sofas are desks.
II. Some chairs are desks.
III. Some tables are desks.
(A) Only I and II follow
(B) Only II and III follow
(C) Only I and III follow
(D) All follow
(E) None of these

Q22. Statements : Some cycles are bikes. No bike is flower. All flowers are goats.
Conclusions :
I. No goat is cycle.
II. Some flowers are cycles.
III. Some goats are bikes.
(A) None follows
(B) Only I follows
(C) Only II follows
(D) Only III follows
(E) Only II and III follow

Q23. Statements : All rivers are hills. All hills are rocks. Some rocks are sticks.
Conclusions :
I. Some sticks are hills.
II. Some sticks are rivers.
III. Some rocks are rivers.
(A) None follows
(B) Only I follows
(C) Only II follows
(D) Only III follows
(E) Only II and III follow

Q24. Statements : All tyres are cars. All wheels are cars. All cars are trains.
Conclusions :
I. All tyres are trains.
II. Some trains are wheels.
III. Some trains are cars.
(A) Only I follows
(B) Only I and II follow
(C) Only I and III follow
(D) Only II and III follow
(E) All follow

Directions (Q. 25 to 32)—In each questions below is given a group of letters followed by four combinations of symbols and digits lettered (A), (B), (C) and (D). You have to find out which of the combinations correctly represents the group of letters based on the following codes and conditions and mark the letter of that combination as the answer. If none of the four combinations correctly represents the group of letters, mark (E) i.e. ‘None of these’ as the answer.

Letter :                       B M K A T R E U N H F I W D P
Digit/Symbol Code :  6  9  8  2 @ 1 # \$ 3 ♦ 4 7 % 5 ©

Conditions :
(i) If the first letter is a vowel and the last letter is a consonant, both are to be coded as the code for the vowel.
(ii) If the first letter is a consonant and the last letter is a vowel, codes for these two are to be interchanged.
(iii) If both the first and the last letters are consonants, both are to be coded as the code for the last letter.

Now based on the above, find out coded form of the letter groups given in each question.

Q25. RNWDEF
(A) 9 @ 3 ♦ 8 #
(B) # @ 3 ♦ 8 #
(C) # @ 3 ♦ 8 9
(D) # 3 ♦ @ 8 #
(E) None of these

Q26. MATRBW
(A) % © 6 9 7 3
(B) 3 © 6 9 7 3
(C) % © 6 9 7 %
(D) 3 © 6 9 7 %
(E) None of these

Q27. EDPKTA
(A) 8 ♦ 4 5 6 ©
(B) © ♦ 4 5 6 8
(C) 8 ♦ 4 5 6 8
(D) 8 ♦ 5 4 6 ©
(E) None of these

Q28. ABUHFI
(A) © 2 1 7 # \$
(B) © 7 2 1 # ©
(C) \$ 7 2 1 # \$
(D) © 7 2 # 1 \$
(E) None of these

Q29. WPTMBI
(A) \$ 4 6 % 7 3
(B) 3 4 6 % 7 \$
(C) 3 4 6 % 7 3
(D) \$ 4 6 % 7 \$
(E) None of these

Q30. FHITWU
(A) # 1 \$ 6 3 #
(B) 2 1 \$ 6 3 2
(C) # 1 # 6 3 2
(D) 2 1 \$ 6 3 #
(E) None of these

Q31. HUDBRE
(A) 1 2 7 ♦ 9 8
(B) 1 2 ♦ 7 9 8
(C) 8 2 ♦ 7 9 1
(D) 8 ♦ 2 7 9 1
(E) None of these

Q32. IMPNWK
(A) 5 % 4 @ 3 \$
(B) \$ % 4 @ 3 5
(C) \$ % 4 @ 3 \$
(D) 5 % 4 @ 3 5
(E) None of these

Directions (Q.33 to 40)—Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions :
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input : 51 pour 32 start now 23 46 house
Step I : 23 51 pour 32 start now 46 house
Step II : 23 start 51 pour 32 now 46 house
Step III : 23 start 32 51 pour now 46 house
Step IV : 23 start 32 pour 51 now 46 house
Step V : 23 start 32 pour 46 51 now house
Step VI : 23 start 32 pour 46 now 51 house
and step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Q33. Step II of an input is :18 task bear cold dish 81 63 31 How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement ?
(A) Three
(B) Four
(C) Five
(D) Six
(E) None of these

Q34. Input : 72 59 37 go for picnic 24 journey How many steps will take to complete the rearrangement ?
(A) Three
(B) Four
(C) Five
(D) Six
(E) None of these

Q35. Input : nice flower 34 12 costly height 41 56. Which of the following will be step III ?
(A) 12 nice 34 height flower costly 41 56
(B) 12 nice 34 height 41 flower costly 56
(C) 12 nice 34 flower costly height 41 56
(D) 12 nice flower 34 costly height 41 56
(E) None of these

Q36. Step II of an input : 16 victory 19 36 53 store lake town. Which of the following will be step V ?
(A) 16 victory 19 town store 36 53 lake
(B) 16 victory 19 town 36 store 53 lake
(C) 16 victory 19 town 36 53 store lake
(D) There will be no such step
(E) None of these

Q37. Step III of an input : 15 yes 29 ask for soap 42 37. Which of the following is definitely the input ?
(A) ask yes 29 15 for soap 42 37
(B) yes ask 15 29 for soap 42 37
(C) 29 15 yes ask for soap 42 37
(D) Cannot be determined
(E) None of these

Q38. Input : milk pot 18 24 over goal 36 53. Which of the following steps will be the last but one ?
(A) VI
(B) V
(C) VII
(D) VIII
(E) None of these

Q39. Step III of an input is : 36 win 44 95 86 ultra box queen How many more steps will required to complete the rearrangement ?
(A) Three
(B) Four
(C) Five
(D) Six
(E) None of these

Q40. Input : new 22 model 27 pump 38 11 join. How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement ?
(A) Four
(B) Five
(C) Six
(D) Seven
(E) None of these

Directions (Q 41 to 45)—Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are seven friends working in a call center. Each of them has different day offs in a week from Monday to Sunday not necessarily in the same order. They work in three different shifts I, II and III with at least two of them in each shift.
R works in shift II and his day off is not Sunday. P’s day off is Tuesday and he does not work in the same shift with either Q or W. None of those who work in shift I has day off either on Wednesday or on Friday. V works with only T in shift III. S’s day off is Sunday. V’s day off is immediate next day of that of R’s day off. T’s day off is not on Wednesday. W’s day off is not on the previous day of P’s day off. S works in shift I. Q does not work in the same shift with R and his day off is not on Thursday.

Q41. Which of the following is W’s day off ?
(A) Tuesday
(B) Monday
(C) Saturday
(E) None of these

Q42. Which of the following is R’s day off ?
(A) Friday
(B) Thursday
(C) Tuesday
(D) Wednesday
(E) None of these

Q43. Which of the following groups of friends work in shift II ?
(A) RP
(B) RV
(C) QWS
(E) None of these

Q44. Which of the following is Q’s day off ?
(A) Friday
(B) Wednesday
(C) Thursday
(D) Monday
(E) None of these

Q45. Which of the following groups of friends work in shift I ?
(A) RV
(B) RP
(C) QWS
(E) None of these

Directions (Q. 46 to 50)—In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement give the answer—
(A) If only Assumption I is implicit.
(B) If only Assumption II is implicit.
(C) If either I or II is implicit.
(D) If neither I nor II is implicit.
(E) If both I and II are implicit.

Q46. Statement : A nationalized bank issued an advertisement in the national dailies asking the eligible candidates for applying for 100 posts of chartered accountants.
Assumptions :
I. The eligible chartered accountants may respond to the advertisement.
II. There may be adequate number of eligible chartered accountants who may want to join a nationalized bank.

Q47. Statement : The municipal authority announced before the onset of monsoon that the roads within the city will be free of potholes during monsoon.
Assumptions :
I. The roads were repaired so well that potholes may not reappear.
II. People may not complain even if the potholes reappear.

Q48. Statement : “Our Europe Holiday Package costs less than some of the holiday Packages within the country”—An advertisement by an Indian travel company.
Assumptions :
I. People may prefer to travel to foreign destinations than to the places within the country at comparable cost.
II. People generally take their travel decisions after getting information from such advertisements.

Q49. Statement : The retail vegetable vendors increased the prices of vegetables by about 20 per cent due to non-availability of vegetables at lower prices at the wholesale market.
Assumptions :
I. The customers may totally stop buying vegetables at higher prices.
II. The customers may still buy vegetables from the retail vendors.

Q50. Statement : A large number of students and parents stood in the queue to collect forms for admission to various under-graduate courses in the college.
Assumptions :
I. The college authority may be able to admit all those who stood in the queue.
II. The college authority may have adequate number of forms for all those standing in the queue.

Directions (Q. 51 to 56)—Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below :
M 4 E T % J 9 I B @ U 8 © N # W F 1 V 7 ♦ 2 A H 3 Y 5 \$ 6 K

Q51. Which of the following is the ninth to the right of the seventeenth fom the right end of the above arrangement ?
(A) A
(B) %
(C) I
(D) Y
(E) None of these

Q52. What should come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement ?
4 T % 9 B @ 8 N # F V 7 ?
(A) 2 H 3
(B) 2 H Y
(C) ♦ A H
(D) ♦ A 3
(E) None of these

Q53. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(A) J I T
(B) 3 5 A
(C) \$ K Y
(D) A 3 ♦
(E) 8 © @

Q54. How many such vowels are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a number and immediately followed by a consonant ?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) Four

Q55. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a symbol and immediately preceded by a consonant ?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

Q56. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant but not immediately followed by a consonant ?
(A) None
(B) One
(C) Two
(D) Three
(E) More than three

Directions (Q. 57 to 63)—In the following questions, the symbols \$, @, ©, % and # are used with the following meaning as illustrated below :

‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.

Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the conclusions I, II and III given below them is / are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

Q57. Statements : M © T, T @ J, J # D
Conclusions :
I. D # T
II. D % T
III. D % M
(A) All are true
(B) Only I is true
(C) Only II is true
(D) Only either I or II is true
(E) Only either I or II and III are true

Q58. Statements : H \$ J, J © M, M @ T
Conclusions :
I. H % M
II. H \$ T
III. T % J
(A) Only I is true
(B) Only III is true
(C) Only II is true
(D) Only I and II are true
(E) None of these

Q59. Statements : R @ N, N % E, E # K
Conclusions :
I. R © K
II. K % N
III. E % R
(A) None is true
(B) Only I is true
(C) Only II is true
(D) Only III is true
(E) Only II and III are true

Q60. Statements : M © K, K % T, T \$ R
Conclusions :
I. R © K
II. R © M
III. T © M
(A) Only I is true
(B) Only II is true
(C) Only III is true
(D) Only I and II are true
(E) None of these

Q61. Statements : D # W, W \$ Z, Z % M
Conclusions :
I. Z @ D
II. M © D
III. D \$ M
(A) Only I and II are true
(B) Only II and III are true
(C) Only I and III are true
(D) All are true
(E) None of these

Q62. Statements : K % N, N \$ B, B © D
Conclusions :
I. D % N
II. K % D
III. B © K
(A) None is true
(B) Only II is true
(C) Only III is true
(D) Only I is true
(E) Only II and III are true

Q63. Statements : T # A, A \$ B, B @ D
Conclusions :
I. D # A
II. D # T
III. B @ T
(A) None is true
(B) Only I is true
(C) Only II is true
(D) Only III is true
(E) Only II and III are true

Directions (Q. 64 to 70)—Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Following are the conditions for selecting Manager-Finance in an organisation. The candidate must—
(i) Be a graduate in any discipline with at least 50 per cent marks.
(ii) Be a post-graduate in Management with specialization in Finance.
(iii) Be at least 25 years and not more than 35 years as on 1.2.2008.
(iv) Have post qualification work experience of at least two years in the Accounts/Finance department of an organization.
(v) Have secured at least 40 per cent marks in the selection process.

In the case of a candidate who satisfies all other criteria EXCEPT—
(a) At (ii) above, but has worked as Deputy Manager—Finance in an organization for at least three years, his/her case is to be referred to General Manager-Finance.
(b) At (v) above, but has secured at least 70 per cent marks in post graduation, his/her case is to be referred
to President-Finance.

In each question below, detailed information of one candidate is provided. You have to take one of the following courses of action based on the information provided and the conditions and sub-conditions given above and mark your answer accordingly. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in case of each candidate.

All these cases are given to you as on 1.2.2008, mark answer—
(A) If the candidate is not to be selected.
(B) If the data provided are not adequate to take a decision.
(C) If the case is to be referred to General Manager-Finance.
(D) If the case is to be referred to President-Finance.
(E) If the candidate is to be selected.

Q64. Neeta Kothari was born on 10th September 1975. She has been working in the Finance Dept. of an organization for the past four years after completing her MBA with Finance specialization. She has secured 60 per cent marks in the selection process.

Q65. Gopal Sharma has secured 60 per cent marks in graduation. He has been working in the Finance Dept. of an organization for the past four years after completing his MBA in Finance with 75 per cent marks. He was born on 25th may 1978. He has secured 39 per cent marks in the selection process.

Q66. Sikha Dwivedi was born on 8th March 1975. She has secured 60 per cent marks in both graduation and post graduation. She has been working in the Accounts Dept. of an organization for the past three years after completing her post graduation. She has secured 65 per cent marks in the selection process.

Q67. Samir Malhotra has secured 55 per cent marks in graduation and 65 per cent marks in MBAFinance. He has been working as Deputy Manager. Finance in an organization for the past four years after completing his MBA. He was born on 24th February 1980. He has secured 60 per cent marks in the selection process.

Q68. Somnath Banerjee was born on July 8, 1972. He has secured 65 per cent marks in both graduation and MBA-Finance. He has also secured 70 percent marks in the selection process. He has been working in the Accounts Dept. of an organization for the past three years after completing his MBA.

Q69. Ashok Chandra has secured 70 per cent marks in graduation and 65 per cent marks in MBAFinance. He has been working for the past three years in the Finance Dept. of an organization after completing his MBA. He has secured 35 per cent marks in the selection process. He was born on 16th December 1979.

Q70. Avinash Chopra has been working as Deputy Manager. Finance in an organization for the past four years after completing graduation with 65 per cent marks. He has also done a diploma in Finance Management. He has secured 55 per cent marks in the selection process. He was born on 3rd April, 1978.
Oriental Bank of Commerce Examination Question Papers on Reasoning