Analytical Skills MCQs

Analytical Skills MCQs

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1:

Based on the given information, who is the Hockey player in the group?

A.   Q

B.   R

C.   S

D.   T

2:

Bob walks 8km towards North and then turns to his right and walks 4km more. He then turns to his right and walks 5km and turns again to his right and walks another 4 km. Here he meets Smith coming from the opposite direction. They both stop here. In which direction was Bob going after his first turn?

A.   EAST

B.   WEST

C.   NORTH

D.   SOUTH

3:

 This question is based on the following series: aABLJ1238YZM957QRF Which letter is at the 5th position from the left of the 9th letter from the right in the given series?

A.   2

B.   L

C.   9

D.   None of these

4:

There are six members in a family: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6. The relation among the family members is such that there are 2 fathers, 1 mother, 1 daughter and 3 brothers. No person in the family is a grandmother to the other family members. Additional information is given as follows:
 C3 is the sister of C6.
 C2 is the brother of C5's husband.
 C4 is the father of C1 and grandfather of C6.
How many male members are there in the family?

A.   5

B.   4

C.   3

D.   2

5:

In a certain code language, 'Tuta Kaba' means 'red apples' 'Pita haka' means 'sweet oranges' 'Haka nut kaba' means 'sweet luscious apples' Which word in the language means 'luscious'?

A.   Tuta

B.   Kaba

C.   nut

D.   Haka

6:

From his current position at Location X (GMT + 2:00), Tom can choose to take any of the four flights that are scheduled at the same time (12:00 AM) from location X to the below-given locations (their GMTs are also mentioned). Location A: GMT + 09:00 Location B: GMT + 07:00 Location C: GMT - 09:00 Location D: GMT - 07:00 Each location can be reached from Location X after a 30-minute flight. If breakfast is available at every location between 7:00 AM - 9:00AM as per their respective GMTs, then which location should Tom fly to, if he wants to eat breakfast as soon as he lands?

A.   A

B.   B

C.   C

D.   D

7:

Three security guards: A, B and C, who guard a jewellery shop, work under the following conditions: None of the guards is called to work for three consecutive days. Guard A does not work on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Guard B does not work on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Guard C does not work on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. On which day of the week are all of them present for work?

A.   Sunday

B.   Saturday

C.   Friday

D.   Tuesday

8:

In a class, there are eight students: P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W. P is taller than Q, but shorter than R. Q is shorter than S, but taller than T. U is shorter than P, but taller than Q. V is taller than S, but shorter than U.
W is shorter than Q. Based on the above information, which one of the following is true?

A.   U is taller than S.

B.   W is taller than S.

C.   W is the shortest of all.

D.   T is taller than W.

9:

Two of Veronica's friends: Shaun and Michael, have their birthday today. Veronica wants to wish them during their free-incoming-calls time-slots, which is 11AM - 1PM according to their respective time-zones. At what time intervals Veronica should make the calls - first to Shaun and then to Michael - so that she is able to talk to them in their free-incoming-calls time-slots. The time-zone of the three are as follows: Veronica's time-zone: +11:00 GMT Shaun's time-zone: +6:00 GMT Michael's time-zone: +09:30 GMT

A.   04:00 PM to 06:00 PM and 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM

B.   6:00PM to 08:00 PM and 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

C.   08:00PM to 10:00 PM and 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM

D.   02:00 PM to 04:00 PM and 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

10:

There are six floors in a building from the first floor to the top floor. No two people can live on the same floor. Read the following information and answer the given question: P lives two floors below M. S lives on the floor above N. Two floors are vacant. If P lives on the second floor, which of the following would be true?

A.   S lives on the third floor.

B.   M lives on the fifth floor.

C.   N lives on the floor above M.

11:

Bob walks 8km towards North and turns to his right and walks 4km more. He then turns to his right and walks 5km and turns again to his right and walks another 4 km. Here he meets Smith coming from the opposite direction. They both stop here. If the starting point from where Bob started is marked as A and finishing point is marked as B, then what is the distance between A and B?

A.   8km

B.   4km

C.   3km

D.   9km

12:

A file, which is to be forwarded from the India (GMT +05:30) branch of a certain company, must go through four other branches, which are located at different places and are in different time-zones. The file takes five minutes to get processed and reach at the next location. At what time the file should be dispatched from India so that it reaches every branch in their last five working minutes (office timings are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) according to the respective time-zones of each branch. Branch locations and their respective time-zones are as follows: Location A Time Zone (+11:10 GMT) Location B Time Zone (+11:05 GMT) Location C Time Zone (+11:00 GMT) Location D Time Zone (+10:55 GMT)

A.   10 : 10 AM

B.   11 : 25 AM

C.   10 : 05 AM

D.   11 : 05 AM

13:

In a city, there are six hotels named: A, B, C, D, E and F. Hotel D is 25km to the north of Hotel F, which is 35km to the northeast of Hotel B. Hotel A is 15km west of Hotel E and 25km to the southwest of Hotel C. Three hotels are in a straight line in the following order: B, A and E. Hotels B and E are 30km apart from each other. If a visitor moves from Hotel E to Hotel D via Hotels A, B and F, then how much distance s/he would have covered?

A.   90km

B.   120km

C.   125km

D.   150km

14:

Five people, P, Q, R, S and T are appearing in an interview. The order in which they will be called for the interview is fixed. P will be called before R, Q will be called before S and T before P. Which among the following could be the correct sequence in which they would attend the interview?

A.   P, R, Q, S, T

B.   P, R, S, T, Q

C.   Q, R, P, T, S

D.   Q, S, T, P, R

15:

There are six members in a family: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6. The relation among the family members is such that there are 2 fathers, 1 mother, 1 daughter and 3 brothers. No person in the family is a grandmother to the other family members. The additional information is given as follows:
 C3 is the sister of C6.
 C2 is the brother of C5's husband.
 C4 is the father of C1 and grandfather of C6.
Who is C5's husband?

A.   C2

B.   C3

C.   C1

D.   C4

16:

A marketing executive in a company in India commences work in his office from 9 AM (+5:30 GMT) onwards. He needs to place a conference call to his colleagues based in different countries, and are, therefore, separated by time-zones. These colleagues reside in the following places: Kuwait (+03:00 GMT) Finland (+02:00 GMT) Russia (+04:00 GMT) Japan (+09:00 GMT) Which of the given options is the correct time-slot according to the Indian Standard Time in which he can place a conference call to his colleagues before their respective lunch breaks, i.e., before 1 PM according to their country's standard times?

A.   9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

B.   9:30AM to 10:00 AM

C.   10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

D.   10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

17:

Read the statements below: P can speak English and Spanish. Q can speak English and French. R can speak French and Spanish. S can speak German and English. T, a Spaniard, can also speak German. Who among the following cannot have a conversation without an interpreter?

A.   P and R

B.   Q and S

C.   Q and T

D.   P and T

18:

This question is based on the following sequence:
aABLJ1238YZM957QRF
If second half of the sequence is reversed, which character will be at the 4th position from right?

A.   L

B.   7

C.   9

D.   1

19:

There are five friends: A, B, C, D and E who pursue five different professions: singer, lawyer, doctor, sportsman and chef, not necessarily in the same order. One day, they meet and discuss their respective earnings. E is earning as much as the singer. C is earning less than the lawyer. A is earning less than the doctor. B is earning more than the chef. C is earning more than the doctor. The doctor is earning more than the sportsman. E is earning more than B. Based on the above information, what is A's profession?

A.   Singer

B.   Lawyer

C.   Chef

D.   Cannot be determined

20:

Peter places seven marbles in a row according to the following information.
 Two marbles are red in color.
 Two blue-colored marbles are adjacent to the same red-colored marble.
 There is one pink-colored marble.
 There are two white-colored marbles but they are not placed adjacent to each other.
 One of the red-colored marbles is placed at one end of the row.
If the pink-colored marble is placed at the other end of the row, then the marble of which color will be placed in the center of the row?

A.   White

B.   Blue

C.   Red

D.   Either Red or Blue

21:

Suppose there is a group of 5 people P, Q, R, S, and T. Information about these 5 persons is as follows:
 Among them one is cricketer, one is Hockey player, and one is football player.
 P and S are unmarried women in the group and do not take part in any game.
 None of the women plays Hockey or Cricket.
 There is a married couple in the group. T is the husband.
 Q is the brother of R and is neither a hockey player nor a football player.
Based on the given information, who is the Football player in the group?

A.   P

B.   Q

C.   R

D.   S

22:

This question is based upon the figure shown below


What is the total number of triangles in the given diagram?

A.   28

B.   29

C.   30

D.   31

23:

Carefully read the given information and answer the following question: A teacher categorizes the students of a class in five groups: P, Q, R, S and T. She comes up with the following conclusions: All Ps are Qs.
All Qs Are Rs. Some Ss are Ps. All Ss are Qs. No Ts are Rs. Which of the following is true?

A.   All Rs are Ps.

B.   Some Ts are Qs.

C.   All Ps are Ss.

D.   No Qs are Ts.

E.   Some Ts are Ps.

24:

Four men: Rory, Stephen, Tony and Ulrich are married to four women: Rachel, Sarah, Teri and Ursa. Each of the four couples lives in one of the following four states: Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas and Utah. Read the following information carefully and answer the given question: 1- The first letters of the names of men, their wives and the states in which they live are not the same. 2- Sarah is not married to Rory. 3- Stephen does not live in Rhode Island or Utah and is not Rachel's husband. 4- Ulrich and Teri do not live in South Dakota. Who is Rory's wife?

A.   Rachel

B.   Sarah

C.   Teri

D.   Ursa

25:

Graffitiing and speechmaking on public property should be banned. Anarchists and fundamentalists have no right to use public property to disseminate their nasty views. The above argument assumes that:

A.   anarchists and fundamentalists always use public property to disseminate their ideas.

B.   legal restrictions may apply to a select group.

C.   those who indulge in graffitiing and speechmaking on public property are anarchists and fundamentalists.

D.   law should not extend protection to those who create disorder.

26:

A, B, C and D are four people. 1)A is the son of B.
2)B is the daughter of C. 3)C is the mother of D. Which among the following is true?

A.   B and D are brothers.

B.   D is the father of A.

C.   A and D are brothers.

D.   B is the sister of D

27:

For his highly confidential project, Professor Mark Philip is trying to make a team comprising four doctors: two males and two females. He can choose the team members from among Peter, Jack, Martin, Steve, Mary, Rosy and Stephanie. Peter, Jack, Martin and Steve are male doctors. Mary, Rosy and Stephanie are female doctors. Peter and Jack do not work together. Rosy and Peter refuse to work together. Martin and Stephanie cannot work together. If Jack is made a member of the team, who among the following can be the other three members of the team?

A.   Mary, Rosy and Peter

B.   Mary, Stephanie and Martin

C.   Mary, Stephanie and Peter

D.   Mary, Rosy and Steve

28:

A, B, C and D were sitting around a dinner table and discussing their professions. A said, "I am sitting opposite the tester." B said, "I am on the right of the programmer." The debugger said, "I am on the left of the manager." D said, "I am sitting opposite C." Find the professions of A and B on the basis of the above-given information.

A.   Manager and Programmer.

B.   Programmer and Tester.

C.   Manager and Tester.

D.   Manager and Debugger.

29:

There are six members in a family: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6. The relation among the family members is such that there are 2 fathers, 1 mother, 1 daughter and 3 brothers. No person in the family is a grandmother to the other family members. Additional information is given as follows:
 C3 is the sister of C6.
 C2 is the brother of C5's husband.
 C4 is the father of C1 and grandfather of C6.
Who is the mother in the family?

A.   C3

B.   C2

C.   C1

D.   C5

30:

How many 7s are there in the following series which are immediately preceded by 9 but not followed by 7?
749769774329727793279

A.   2

B.   8

C.   5

D.   3

31:

Suppose there is a group of 5 people P, Q, R, S, and T. Information about these 5 persons is as follows:
 Among them one is cricketer, one is Hockey player, and one is football player.
 P and S are unmarried women in the group and do not take part in any game.
 None of the women plays Hockey or Cricket.
 There is a married couple in the group. T is the husband.
 Q is the brother of R and is neither a hockey player nor a football player.
Based on the given information, who is the Wife of T?

A.   Q

B.   R

C.   P

D.   S

32:

It is given that: 1. Fin is the brother of Austin. 2. Cane is the daughter of Austin. 3. Karol is the sister of Fin. 4. Goofy is the brother of Cane. Based on the above information, who is the uncle of Goofy?

A.   Karol

B.   Cane

C.   Fin

D.   Austin

33:

Read the following information and answer the given question: A certain code-word uses the digits 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The digits are written from left to right and the following conditions are to be adhered to: 1)The code-word must be four-digits long. 2)Repetition of digits is allowed but there should be atleast two different digits in the code-word. 3)1 cannot be the first number in the code-word. 4)If 2 occurs, it should occur more than once. 5)3 cannot be the last number in the code-word, nor can it be next to the last digit. 6)If 1 occurs, 4 must also occur. 7)If 2 does not occur, 5 too cannot occur. Which of the following can be the code-word?

A.   1224

B.   2532

C.   3225

D.   4315

E.   5413

34:

Six people, P, Q, R, S, T and V, run a marathon. Q does not win. Two runners separate T and S. P is running behind S and T. Q is running ahead of T and there is one runner in between the two of them. V is running ahead of S. How many runners separate P and V?

A.   1

B.   4

C.   3

D.   2

35:

Read the following information and answer the given question: Four lions, P, Q, R and S, and four tigers, L, M, N and O are being transferred from a wild life sanctuary. They are being transferred in two special animal transport vehicles. Each vehicle can hold four animals according to the following conditions: 1. There are exactly two lions and two tigers in each vehicle. 2. Either P or Q, but not both, can be kept in the first vehicle. 3. If L is in the first vehicle, R must also be in the first vehicle. 4. If N is in the first vehicle, Q cannot be in the first vehicle. If Q is in the first vehicle, which of the following three animals are kept along with Q?

A.   P, M and O

B.   R, S and L

C.   R, L and M

D.   R, M and N

E.   S, L and O

36:

Suppose there is a group of 5 people P, Q, R, S, and T. Information about these 5 persons is as follows:
 Among them one is cricketer, one is Hockey player, and one is football player.
 P and S are unmarried women in the group and do not take part in any game.
 None of the women plays Hockey or Cricket.
 There is a married couple in the group. T is the husband.
 Q is the brother of R and is neither a hockey player nor a football player.
Based on the given information, who is the Cricketer in the group?

A.   P

B.   Q

C.   R

D.   T

37:

There are three people, A, B and C. They are to share a cake equally. They cut the cake into "n" equal pieces. After each one of them finishes eating 4 pieces of the cake, the total number of the remaining pieces of the cake is equal to that to which each person was entitled initially. Find the value of "n".

A.   24

B.   18

C.   28

D.   36

38:

Stefan and Elena start walking Westwards from a certain point. After covering 20 km, Stefan turns right and Elena turns left. Stefan waits for some time and then walks another 10 km, whereas Elena walks only 5 km. Henceforth they both start walking Southwards and cover 15 km each. How far is Stefan from Elena?

A.   10km

B.   15km

C.   30km

D.   25km

39:

In the following sequence, how many numbers are divisible by 3 or 5 and are immediately followed by an odd number?
29, 25, 26, 21, 3, 25, 35, 18, 20, 22, 50, 9, 52, 54, 55, 56, 48, 26, 45

A.   5

B.   4

C.   8

D.   3

40:

In a city, there are 6 hotels named: A, B, C, D, E and F. Hotel D is 25km to the north of hotel F, which is 35km to the northeast of hotel B. Hotel A is 15km west of Hotel E and 25km to the southwest of Hotel C. Three hotels are in a straight line in the following order: B, A and E. Hotels B and E are 30km apart from each other. Which hotel is the farthest to the southwest of Hotel D?

A.   A

B.   B

C.   C

D.   D

A.   Mother

B.   Aunt

C.   Sister

D.   Can't say

42:

Bob walks 8km towards North and turns to his right and walks 4km more. He then turns to his right and walks 5km and turns again to his right and walks another 4 km. Here he meets Smith coming from the opposite direction. They both stop here. If Bob is to again reach the point from where he started, in which direction will he have to go from the point he's standing?

A.   SOUTH

B.   WEST

C.   NORTH EAST

D.   NORTH

43:

Two siblings: A and B, are having a conversation. Read the following information and answer the given question: A says to his sister, B: "I have as many sisters as brothers." B tells her brother, A: "I have twice as many brothers as sisters." How many brothers and sisters are there?

A.   2 brothers and 5 sisters

B.   4 brothers and 3 sisters

C.   3 brothers and 3 sisters

D.   3 brothers and 4 sisters

44:

This question is based upon the figure shown below


Count the number of triangles in the given diagram

A.   22

B.   25

C.   21

D.   27

45:

Damon is running 80m towards the west, then he turned left and walked 10m, then he turned to the left and went 10m and then turned left again and went 10m. How far is Damon from the starting point?

A.   80m

B.   70m

C.   20m

46:

In a game, Peter places seven marbles adjacently in a row. Two marbles are red in color. Two blue colored marbles are adjacent to the same red marble. There is one pink colored marble. There are two white colored marbles but they are not placed adjacent to each other. One of the red colored marbles is place at one end of the row. If the pink colored marble is placed at the other end of the row, where is the second red colored marble?

A.   In the second place.

B.   In the third place.

C.   In the fourth place.

D.   In the seventh place.

47:

A survey recently conducted revealed that the consumption of alcohol is injurious to health. The survey found that, on an average, men drank 75% of the total alcohol and women 25% during the last five years. Which question out of the following will be the most appropriate in evaluating the given statement?

A.   Why is the time of the survey 5 years and not more or less?

B.   Did any of the men die after consuming alcohol?

C.   When the survey was conducted, did women drink more alcohol than men?

D.   What has been the ratio of the males consuming alcohol to the females doing so during the last five years?

48:

Students of a college who are excused from attending the public speaking class are better orators than those who take the course. Thus we can improve public speaking skills of students by cancelling the public speaking course. The flaw in the reasoning used in the above argument is that the writer:

A.   gives no evidence for his conclusion.

B.   is expressing a subjective view.

C.   assumes all public speaking courses to be alike.

D.   confuses cause and effect.

49:

It is widely accepted that sports players are unconcerned about the environmental hazards. But this opinion is not true. A study recently conducted indicated that 75 percent of the 5000 players interviewed revealed a high level of interest in environmental hazards. If this conclusion is true, which among the
following would not favor it?

A.   There was no proof whether the interviewed players had any previous experience in dealing with environmental hazards.

B.   Players who are interested in dealing with environmental hazards were more likely to give the interview.

C.   The players were interviewed without regard to their experience.

D.   Since the time the players were interviewed, many developments have been taking place in dealing with environmental hazards.

50:

A train stops at six different stations on its route. After the train leaves the sixth station, it returns to the first station and repeats the cycle. The stations are located in six cities and are named A, B, C, D, E and F. E is the third station. B is the sixth. Station D comes before station F. Station C comes before station A. If C is the fourth station, which station among the following should come immediately before Station C?

A.   D

B.   E

C.   C

D.   A