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### Introduction

NIACL AO 2018-19 - Main Examination for Generalist, conducted in online Mode, has: a duration of 2 hours, a maximum score of 200 marks and consists of 4 sections, namely - Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude. There is a Negative marking in NIACL AO Main exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all the sections to qualify for the next stage. The below sections gives the detailed information about NIACL AO Generalist Reasoning Main Exam.

### Pattern

S.No. Name of Test (not in sequence) Type of test Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 Test of Reasoning Objective 50 English/ Hindi 120 min
2 Test of English Language Objective 50 English
3 Test of General Awareness Objective 50 English/ Hindi
4 Test of Quantitative Aptitude Objective 50 English/ Hindi
Total (Aggregate) 200

The NIACL AO Generalist Reasoning Main Exam, has the objective questions with 50 marks. Below mentioned are the different categories of expected questions in the Main Exam of NIACL AO Generalist Reasoning Section.

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### Samples

Directions (1-5): Study the information and answer the questions.
@ H 7 J W 6 ! 1 Q 5 R & 4 G # B X % Z 3 D & K 8 2 L * 9
1. In the given series, how many numbers are immediately preceded by a symbol and followed by a letter?

A. One B. Two C. Three D. Four E. None

Answer: Option (B)
Explanation: Such numbers are underlined below @ H 7 J W 6 ! 1 Q 5 R & 4 G # B X % Z 3 D & K 8 2 L * 9 Thus two such numbers are there.
2. If all the letters are dropped from the series and the order of the elements in the series is now reversed, then which element is 8th to the right of 2nd element from the left end?

A. 4 B. 5 C. & D. * E. #

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: If all letters are dropped from the series, the series becomes, @ 7 6 ! 1 5 & 4 # % 3 & 8 2 * 9 Reversing the order of elements 9 * 2 8 & 3 % # 4 & 5 1 ! 6 7 @ Now, 2nd from left end is “*” and 8th to its right is “&”
3. In the series, how many such symbols are there which have a letter immediately before and after them?

A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: Such symbols are underlined below; @ H 7 J W 6 ! 1 Q 5 R & 4 G # B X % Z 3 D & K 8 2 L * 9 Thus, three such symbols are there.
4. In the series, if symbol ® is inserted after every 3rd element, then which element is 9th from the left and right end respectively?

A. & and ! B. ® and ® C. ® and K D. ! and & E. None of the above

Answer: Option (D)
Explanation: @ H 7 J W 6 ! 1 Q 5 R & 4 G # B X % Z 3 D & K 8 2 L * 9 If symbol ® is inserted after every 3rd element, series becomes, @ H 7 ® J W 6 ® ! 1 Q ® 5 R & ® 4 G # ® B X % ® Z 3 D ® & K 8 ® 2 L * ® 9 Thus 9th from left and right end respectively are ! and &.
5. Which element is 6th to the left of 7th from the right of 11th from left end?

A. R B. % C. & D. 4 E. G

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: @ H 7 J W 6 ! 1 Q 5 R & 4 G # B X % Z 3 D & K 8 2 L * 9 11th from left end is R. 7th from its right is % and 6th to its left is &.
Directions (1-4): At the Indian Academy of Dramatic Arts, the following six plays are scheduled in a day as shown below in the table:
S. NO Play Duration Show Timings
1. The Adams Family 1 hour 9:00 am and 2:00 pm
2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1 hour 10:30 am and 11:30 pm
3. Cinderella 30 minutes 10:00 am and 11:00 am
4. Footloose 1 hour 10:00 am and 11:00 am
5. The Phantom of the Opera 1 hour 9:30 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm
6. The Wizard of Oz 30 minutes 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

1. Which of the following play will be shown after Lunch Break?

A. The Phantom of the Opera B. Breakfast at Tiffany’s C. The Wizard of Oz D. Cinderella

Answer: Option (C)
2. Which of the following play will be shown at 10:00 am?

A. Cinderella B. Footloose C. Either Cinderella or Footloose D. None of the above

Answer: Option (B)
3. which of the following sequence the plays will be shown?

A. The Adams Family – 1st; Cinderella – 3rd; and the Wizard of Oz – 6th. B. The Adams Family – 6th; Footloose – 3rd; and the Phantom of the Opera – 1st. C. The Adams Family – 1st; Cinderella – 3rd; and Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 4th. D. Footloose – 3rd; the Phantom of the Opera – 4th; the Wizard of Oz – 5th.

Answer: Option (C)
4. Which of the following play will be shown last?

A. The Adams Family B. The Wizard of Oz C. The Phantom of the Opera D. Either The Adams Family or The Phantom of the Opera

Answer: Option (C)
Direction: Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case
Karim’s was a popular fast-food joint at Hauz Khas, Delhi. Initially Karim handled his business alone. His sons, Iqbal and Ahmed, joined the business after graduation from college. Iqbal was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Karim’s was opened in Ambala. Karim had chosen Iqbal to head the Ambala branch. Though Iqbal increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Karim’s. Karim and Ahmed were not happy with his way of doing business.
Now, the foremost challenge for Karim was to sort out this issue with Iqbal. Karim knew that replacing Iqbal with Ahmed was difficult as Ahmed did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Iqbal might have long term negative consequences. Karim was confused about the future of course of actions.
Karim sought the help of five consultants, who give the following opinions?
I. Organic vegetables might be a big success at Hauz Khas but awareness about organic vegetables is low among Ambala customers. II. The Hauz Khas model can be implemented in Ambala provided the business is prepared to face the consequences. III. Many high end restaurants in Ambala use organic vegetables. So, using organic vegetables will not be a differentiating factor. IV. Selling prices of their dishes in Ambala are significantly lower. Using organic vegetables will bring down profits. V. Premium quality organic vegetables are not easily available in Ambala.
5. Which of the following set of options would support Iqbal’s argument of not using organic vegetables?

A. I, III, IV B. II, IV, V C. I, III, IV, V D. II, III, IV, V E. All of the above

Answer: Option (C)
Directions (1-5): Study the following set of questions carefully and answer the questions given below
1. If P + Q means P is the brother of Q; P x Q means P is the wife of Q and P % Q means P is the daughter of Q then which of the following means D is the uncle of A?

A. A % B x C + D B. A x B + C % D C. A + C % B x D D. None of these

Answer: Option (D)
2. A is the son of C; C and Q are sisters; Z is the mother of Q and P is the son of Z. Which of the following statements is true?

A. P and A are cousins B. P is the maternal uncle of A C. Q is the maternal grandfather of A D. C and P are sisters

Answer: Option (B)
3. M is the father of N who is the son of V. In order to know the relation of M to P, which of the statement/statements is/are necessary?
1. P is the brother of V.
2. The daughter of N is the granddaughter of V.

A. Only (1) B. Only (2) C. Either (1) or (2) D. (1) and (2) both

Answer: Option (A)
4. If X + Y means X is the daughter of Y; X - Y means X is the brother of Y; X % Y means X is the father of Y and X x Y means X is the sister of Y. Which of the following means I is the niece of J?

A. J - N % C x I B. I x C - N % J C. J + M x C % I D. I x C + N - J

Answer: Option (D)
5. A \$ B means A is the father of B; A # B means A is the sister of B; A * B means A is the daughter of B and A @ B means A is the brother of B. Which of the following indicates that M is the wife of Q?

A. Q \$ R # T @ M B. Q \$ R @ T # M C. Q \$ R * T # M D. Q \$ R @ T * M

Answer: Option (D)
Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
In a certain code language, ‘fire the deal burn’ is written as ‘pan cha ga mo’, ‘burn are pick stick’ is written as ‘ta ha cum pan’, ‘fire the devil burn’ is written as ‘ga cha she pan’ and ‘pick stick you’ is written as ‘ha cum va’.
1. What is the code for ‘devil’?

A. she B. cha C. ha D. pan E. None of these

Answer: Option (A)
The below table is similar for the questions (1 -5).
Word Code
Pick / Stick ha / cum
you va
Burn pan
Are ta
Fire / the ga / cha
Devil she
Deal mo

2. Which of the following can be the code for ‘you fire deal’?

A. va mo cha B. cha ga mo C. mo ga va D. Either (A) and (C) E. None of these

Answer: Option (D)
3. ‘cum’ is the code for?

A. che B. pan C. cum D. ga E. None of these

Answer: Option (C)
4. Which of the following is the code for ‘burn’?

A. pick B. are C. Either ‘pick’ or ‘stick’ D. burn E. None of these

Answer: Option (B)
5. ‘stick fire the pick’ can be coded as?

A. cha ga ha cum B. ha cum ga she C. cha ha ga mo D. Can’t be determined E. None of these

Answer: Option (A)
Directions (1-4): Each of the following questions is based on the following information:
1. Six flats on a floor in two rows facing North and South are allotted to P, Q, R, S, T and U. 2. Q gets a North facing flat and is not next to S. 3. S and U get diagonally opposite flats. 4. R next to U, gets a south facing flat and T gets North facing flat.
1. If the flats of P and T are interchanged then whose flat will be next to that of U?

A. P B. Q C. R D. T

Answer: Option (C)
2. Which of the following combination get south facing flats?

A. QTS B. UPT C. URP D. Data is inadequate

Answer: Option (C)
3. The flats of which of the other pair than SU, is diagonally opposite to each other?

A. QP B. QR C. PT D. TS

Answer: Option (A)
4. Whose flat is between Q and S?

A. T B. U C. R D. P

Answer: Option (A)
5. One morning Udai and Vishal were talking to each other face to face at a crossing. If Vishal's shadow was exactly to the left of Udai, which direction was Udai facing?

A. East B. West C. North D. South

Answer: Option (C)
Directions (1-5): In each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and Give answer
1. Question: In which year was Rahul born ?
Statements:
I. Rahul at present is 25 years younger to his mother. II. Rahul's brother, who was born in 1964, is 35 years younger to his mother.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient C. Either I or II is sufficient D. Neither I nor II is sufficient E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option (E)
2. Question: What will be the total weight of 10 poles, each of the same weight?
Statements:
I. One-fourth of the weight of each pole is 5 kg. II. The total weight of three poles is 20 kilograms more than the total weight of two poles.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient C. Either I or II is sufficient D. Neither I nor II is sufficient E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option (C)
3. Question: How many children does M have ?
Statements:
I. H is the only daughter of X who is wife of M. II. K and J are brothers of M.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient C. Either I or II is sufficient D. Neither I nor II is sufficient E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option (D)
4. Question: How much was the total sale of the company ?
Statements:
I. The company sold 8000 units of product A each costing Rs. 25. II. This company has no other product line.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient C. Either I or II is sufficient D. Neither I nor II is sufficient E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option (E)
5. Question: The last Sunday of March, 2006 fell on which date?
Statements:
I. The first Sunday of that month fell on 5th. II. The last day of that month was Friday.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient C. Either I or II is sufficient D. Neither I nor II is sufficient E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option (C)
Directions (1-5): Study the following question carefully and Choose the right answer.
1. Statement: M ≥ P T = M
Conclusion: I. V > P II. T ≥ H

A. If only conclusion I is true B. If only conclusion II is true C. If either conclusion I or II is true D. If neither conclusion I nor II is true E. If both conclusions I and II are true

Answer: Option (A)
Explanation: M ≥ P T = M …… (ii) Combining all statements, we get V > T = M ≥ P P is true. Again, T ≥ H is not true.
2. Statement: A > B = C ≥ D, V ≥ G ≤ H = D
Conclusion: I. C ≥ D II. A > H III. B ≥ G IV. C < V

A. Only I and II are true B. Only III and IV are true C. Only I, II and III are true D. All I, II and III are true E. None of these

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: Given statements: A > B = C ≥ D …..(i) V ≥ G ≤ H = D ……(ii) Combining both statement, we get A > B = C ≥ D = H ≥ G ≤ V Thus, C ≥ G is true.
3. Statement: M ≤ N T ≥ Q
Conclusion: I. R ≥ L II. T ≤ N III. L > M IV. R ≥ M

A. Only III and IV are true B. Only III is true C. Only I and IV are true D. All I, II, III and IV are true E. None of these

Answer: Option (B)
Explanation: M ≤ N T ≥ Q ......(ii) Combining both the statements, we get M ≤ N < L ≥ Q ≤ T < R Thus, R ≥ L is not true. T ≤ N is not true. Again, M M is true. R ≥ M is not true. Hence, only conclusion III is true.
4. Statement: M ≥ P T = M
Conclusion: I. V > P II. T ≥ H

A. If only conclusion I is true B. If only conclusion II is true C. If either conclusion I or II is true D. If neither conclusion I nor II is true E. If both conclusions I and II are true

Answer: Option (A)
Explanation: Given statement: M ≥ P T = M …… (ii) Combining all statements, we get V > T = M ≥ P P is true. Again, T ≥ H is not true.
5. Statement: E = G ≥ H = N, C > F ≥ M = N
Conclusion: I. F ≥ E II. E ≥ M III. C ≥ G IV. C > H

A. If only conclusion I is true B. All I, II, III and IV are true C. Only II and IV are true D. Only II is true E. None of these

Answer: Option (C)
Directions (1-5): 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: go now 53 39 18 for again 66 Step 1 : 66 go now 53 39 18 for again Step 2 : 66 again go now 53 39 18 for Step 3 : 66 again 53 go now 39 18 for Step 4 : 66 again 53 for go now 39 18 Step 5 : 66 again 53 for 39 go now 18 Step 6 : 66 again 53 for 39 go now 18 Step 7 : 66 again 53 for 39 go 18 now
1. Input: chanoyu wink 24 44 57 Heinz beech 71.
How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

A. Three B. Four C. Five D. Six

Answer: Option (D)
Explanation: Write the first letters of the given problem. Step 1 : 71 C W 24 44 57 H B Step 2 : 71 B C W 24 44 57 H Step 3 : 71 B 57 C W 24 44 H Step 4 : 71 B 57 C 44 W 24 H Step 5 : 71 B 57 C 44 H 24 W Step 6 : 71 B 57 C 44 H 24 W
2. Input: trees 18 27 desk are 91 hour zero 31 16 chairs.
Which of the following will be step 4 ?

A. 91 are 31 trees 18 27 desk hour zero 16 chairs B. 91 trees 18 27 desk are hour zero 31 16 chairs C. 91 are 31 chairs trees 18 27 desk hour zero 16 D. 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk 18 trees hour zero 16

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: Step 1 : 91 trees 18 27 desk are hour zero 31 16 chairs Step 2 : 91 are trees 18 27 desk hour zero 31 16 chairs Step 3 : 91 are 31 trees 18 27 desk hour zero 16 chairs Step 4 : 91 are 31 chairs trees 18 27 desk hour zero 16 Step 5 : 91 are 31 chairs 27 trees 18 desk hour zero 16 Step 6 : 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk trees 18 hour zero 16 Step 7 : 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk 18 trees hour zero 16 Step 8 : 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk 18 hour trees zero 16 Step 9 : 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk 18 hour 16 trees zero Step 10 : 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk 18 hour 16 trees zero
3. Input: how two 38 23 87 43 room over
Which of the following steps will be the last?

A. 91 are 31 trees 18 27 desk hour zero 16 chairs B. 91 trees 18 27 desk are hour zero 31 16 chairs C. 91 are 31 chairs trees 18 27 desk hour zero 16 D. 91 are 31 chairs 27 desk 18 trees hour zero 16

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: Step 1 : 87 how two 38 23 43 room over Step 2 : 87 how 43 two 38 23 room over Step 3 : 87 how 43 over two 38 23 room Step 4 : 87 how 43 over 38 two 23 room Step 5 : 87 how 43 over 38 room two 23 Step 6 : 87 how 43 over 38 room 23 two
4. step 2 of Input is: 94 car 86 window shut 52 31 house
Which of the following is definitely the input?

A. 94 car window 86 shut 52 31 house B. 86 window 94 car shut 52 31 house C. car shut window 86 52 31 house 94 D. cannot be determined

Answer: Option (D)
Explanation: From the given step input cannot be determined
5. Input: 94 car 86 window shut 52 31 house
Which of the following steps will be the last but one ?

A. Step 7 B. Step 8 C. Step 6 D. Step 5

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: Step 1 : 82 show 51 37 now for 49 goot Step 2 : 82 for show 51 37 now 49 goot Step 3 : 82 for 51 show 37 now 49 goot Step 4 : 82 for 51 goot show 37 now 49 Step 5 : 82 for 51 goot 49 show 37 now Step 6 : 82 for 51 goot 49 now show 37 Step 7 : 82 for 51 goot 49 now 37 show
Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions two statements are given and these statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (1) and (2).
1. Statements: Some actors are singers. All the singers are dancers. Conclusions: Some actors are dancers. No singer is actor.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows B. Either (1) or (2) follows C. Neither (1) nor (2) follows D. Both (1) and (2) follow E. Both (1) and (2) follow

Answer: Option (A)
2. Statements: All the harmoniums are instruments. All the instruments are flutes. Conclusions: All the flutes are instruments. All the harmoniums are flutes.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows B. Only (2) conclusion follows C. Either (1) or (2) follows D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows E. Both (1) and (2) follow

Answer: Option (B)
3. Statements: Some mangoes are yellow. Some tixo are mangoes. Conclusions: Some mangoes are green. Tixo is a yellow.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows B. Only (2) conclusion follows C. Either (1) or (2) follows D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows E. Both (1) and (2) follow

Answer: Option (D)
4. Statements: Some ants are parrots. All the parrots are apples. Conclusions: All the apples are parrots. Some ants are apples.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows B. Only (2) conclusion follows C. Either (1) or (2) follows D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows E. Both (1) and (2) follow

Answer: Option (B)
5. Statements: Some papers are pens. All the pencils are pens. Conclusions: Some pens are pencils. Some pens are papers.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows B. Only (2) conclusion follows C. Either (1) or (2) follows D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows E. Both (1) and (2) follow

Answer: Option (E)
Directions (1-4): Study the following information carefully answer the questions.
Six girls are sitting in a circle facing to the center of the circle. They are P, Q, R, S, T and V. T is not between Q and S but some other one. P is next to the left of V. R is 4th to the right of P.
1. Which of the following statement is not true

A. S is just next to the right to R B. T is just next to the right of V C. R is second to the left of T D. P is second to the right of R

Answer: Option (C)
2. If P and R interchange their positions then which of the following pair will sit together?

A. RT B. PV C. VT D. QV

Answer: Option (C)
3. What is the position of T?

A. Just next to the right of Q B. Second to the left of P C. To the immediate right of V D. QV

Answer: Option (D)
4. Which one is sitting just right to the V?

A. P B. T C. R D. S / Q

Answer: Option (B)
5. A, P, R, X, S and Z are sitting in a row. S and Z are in the center. A and P are at the ends. R is sitting to the left of A. Who is to the right of P ?

A. A B. X C. S D. Z

Answer: Option (B)
Directions (1-5): Study the following questions and answer carefully.
Choose the word Opposite in meaning to the given word. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1. What day comes three days after the day which comes two days after the day which comes immediately after the day which comes two days after Monday?

A. Monday B. Tuesday C. Wednesday D. Thursday

Answer: Option (B)
2. A man has 53 socks in his drawer: 21 identical blue, 15 identical black and 17 identical red. The lights are fused and he is completely in the dark. How many socks must he take out to make 100 per cent certain he has a pair of black socks ?

A. 40 socks B. 41 socks C. 38 socks D. 36 socks

Answer: Option (A)
3. Gordon is twice as old as Tony was when Gordon was as old as Tony is now. The combined age of Gordon and Tony is 112 years. How old are Gordon and Tony now ?

A. Gordon 64 and Tony 48 . B. Gordon 63 and Tony 47 . C. Gordon 60 and Tony 30 . D. Gordon 46 and Tony 33 .

Answer: Option (A)
Explanation: When Gordon was 48, Tony was 32(ie half the age Gordon is now).
4. How many cases do you need if you have to pack 112 pairs of shoes into cases that each hold 28 shoes ?

A. 8 B. 6 C. 4 D. 7

Answer: Option (A)
Explanation: 112 pairs of shoes = 224 shoes. = 224 ÷ 28 = 8.
5. In a party of 35 people there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men. How many of each are there?

A. 5 men, 10 children and 20 women. B. 10 men, 5 children and 10 women. C. 15 men, 10 children and 20 women. D. 5 men, 10 children and 10 women.

Answer: Option (A)
Explanation: IF x = the number of men, then x + 2x + 4x = 35. Therefore 7x = 35. So X = 5.
Directions (1-2): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.
Directions: Study the following information to answer the given questions: Seven animated movies - Up, Finding Nemo, Ice Age, Aladdin, Shark Tale, Beauty & the Beast, The Incredible, were screened during a children's workshop not necessarily in the same order. The workshop started on Monday and ended on Sunday. Only one movie was screened on each day.
‘Beauty & the Beast’ was screened on Wednesday. ‘The Incredibles’ was screened on the fourth day after ‘Up’ was screened. ‘Ice Age’ was screened before Thursday but not on Monday. ‘Shark Tale’ and ‘Aladdin’ were not screened on Saturday but ‘Shark Tale’ was screened before Saturday.
1. How many movies were screened before ‘Shark Tale’?

A. 6 B. 4 C. 2 D. 3 E. None of these

Answer: Option (D)
2. Which movie was screened on Saturday?

A. Finding Nemo B. Up C. The Incredibles D. Aladdin E. None of these

Answer: Option (A)
Directions (3-4): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.
In a sports event, different games are scheduled to be held on seven days, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. Two games are scheduled to be held on Saturday as well as on Sunday and one game on each of the remaining five days. The games to be held in these seven days are: Basketball, football, boxing, sprinting, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, wrestling and cycling, but not necessarily in the same order.
Shooting is scheduled to be held on Thursday. Boxing and cycling are scheduled to be held on the same day. Wrestling is scheduled to be held three days before basketball, i.e. two sports are scheduled between wrestling and basketball. Wrestling is not scheduled to be held on Wednesday. Weightlifting is scheduled immediately after the day boxing is scheduled. Football is scheduled immediately after the day wrestling is scheduled. Swimming is not scheduled on Monday.
3. Which of the following games is scheduled to be held on Friday?

A. Basketball B. Wrestling C. Swimming D. Weightlifting E. Sprinting

Answer: Option (A)
4. One which of the following days is weightlifting scheduled?

A. Monday B. Tuesday C. Wednesday D. Friday E. Sunday

Answer: Option (E)
Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.
After months of talent searching for an Administrative Assistant to the President of the college, the field of applicants has been narrowed down to five (A, B, C, D, and E, ). It was announced that the finalist would be chosen after holding a series of all day group personal interviews. The examining committee agreed upon the following procedure: (I) Interviews will be held once a week. (II) Not more than three candidates will appear at any all-day interview session. (III) Each candidate will appear at least once. (IV) If it becomes necessary to call applicants for additional interview, then not more than one such applicant should be asked to appear the next week. (V) Because of a detail in the written application, it was agreed that whenever Candidate B appears, A should also be present. (VI) Because of the travel difficulties, it was agreed that C will appear for only one interview.
5. Which of the following correctly states the procedure followed by the search committee?
I. After the second interview, all the applicants have appeared at least once. II. The committee sees at least one applicant a second time. III. If a third session is held, then it is possible for all the applicants to appear at least twice.

A. II only B. I only C. I and II only D. III only E. None of these

Answer: Option (E)
Directions ( 1- 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the below questions.
In these series, you will be looking at both the letter pattern and the number pattern. Fill the blank in the middle of the series or end of the series.
1. SCD, TEF, UGH, ____, WKL

A. CMN B. UJI C. VIJ D. IJT

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: There are two alphabetical series here. The first series is with the first letters only: STUVW. The second series involves the remaining letters: CD, EF, GH, IJ, KL.
2. B2CD, _____, BCD4, B5CD, BC6D

A. CMN B. BC3D C. B2C3D D. BCD7

Answer: Option (B)
Explanation: Because the letters are the same, concentrate on the number series, which is a simple 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 series, and follows each letter in order.
3. FAG, GAF, HAI, IAH, ____

A. JAK B. HAL C. HAK D. JAI

Answer: Option (A)
Explanation: The middle letters are static, so concentrate on the first and third letters. The series involves an alphabetical order with a reversal of the letters. The first letters are in alphabetical order: F, G, H, I , J. The second and fourth segments are reversals of the first and third segments. The missing segment begins with a new letter.
4. ELFA, GLHA, ILJA, _____, MLNA

A. OLPA B. KLMA C. LLMA D. KLLA

Answer: Option (D)
Explanation: The second and forth letters in the series, L and A, are static. The first and third letters consist of an alphabetical order beginning with the letter E.
5. CMM, EOO, GQQ, _____, KUU

A. GRR B. GSS C. ISS D. ITT

Answer: Option (C)
Explanation: The first letters are in alphabetical order with a letter skipped in between each segment: C, E, G, I, K. The second and third letters are repeated; they are also in order with a skipped letter: M, O, Q, S, U.
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