# Reasoning

## Test Paper 1 Answer

**1 Answer:** b

**Explanation:** Wednesday ⇨ Application received by inward clerk

Thursday ⇨ Forwarded to senior clerk

Friday ⇨ Sent to Desk officer

Friday ⇨ Matter disposed

**2 Answer:** b

**Explanation:** Kashish is 5th from left and Mona is 13th from left. This means Mona is 8 positions ahead of Kashish.

Mona’s position from right = 6

So, Kashish position from right = 6 + 8 = 14

It will be Mona’s position from right after interchange of positions.

**3 Answer:** d

**Explanation:** When 27 is divided by 3, we get 9 as quotient.

**4 Answer:** c

**Explanation:** The following table gives the explanation.

M | L | K | J | I | H | G | F | E | D | C | B | A |

13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 |

4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 |

**5 Answer:** d

**Explanation:** Age of mother = M

Age of husband = H = M + 9

Age of Son = S = M/2

Age of Daughter = D = F/3

Also, D = S – 7

Or, S – 7 = F/3

Or, 3S – 21 = F

Or, 3(M/2) – 21 = F

Or, (3M/2) – 21 = M + 9

Or, 3M – 42 = 2M + 18

Or, 3M = 2M + 60

Or, M = 60

**6 Answer:** a

**Explanation:** Rs. 96 is divisible by all the options. Let us solve by using option a, i.e. 8

If 8 people attended the picnic then per head cost = Rs. 12

If 8 + 4 people will attend the picnic then per head cost = Rs. Rs. 8

Difference is of Rs. 4

Hence, option a is the right answer.

**7 Answer:** b

**Explanation:** This can be solved by using the following Venn Diagram.

**8 Answer:** a

**Explanation:** This question can be solved by using the following Venn Diagram.

**9 Answer:** b

**Explanation:** The name of vegetable is PUMPKIN

**10 Answer:** c

**Explanation:** Let us try to solve this by using the smallest option, i.e. 10

Number of Hens = 10

Number of Cows = 10

Number of Bullocks = 5

Total animals = 25

Hence, number of keepers = 3

Number of heads = 25 + 3 = 28

Number of legs = 10 × 4 + 5 × 4 + 10 × 2 + 3 × 2 = 40 + 20 + 20 + 6 = 86

Difference between number of legs and number of heads = 86 – 28 = 58

Now, let us solved this by using the second smallest option, i.e. 12

Number of Hens = 12

Number of Cows = 12

Number of Bullocks = 6

Total animals = 30

Hence, number of keepers = 3

Number of heads = 30 + 3 = 33

Number of legs = 12 × 4 + 6 × 4 + 12 × 2 + 3 × 2 = 48 + 24 + 24 + 6 = 102

Difference between number of legs and number of heads = 102 – 33 = 69

Hence, option c is the right answer.