# TCS NQT Reasoning Ability 2022

## What is Reasoning Ability?

It is the new logical section of TCS NQT 2022. It determines your non-verbal abilities through deductive and inductive logic, and critical thinking in solving everyday problems. It is a mandatory section, so if you ace this section you can show the recruiters how cool and calm your reasoning ability is, under pressure. To know more about the detailed syllabus of TCS NQT Reasoning Ability, click the button below.

 Number of Questions 30 Total Time 50 minutes Marking 1 Mark per Question Difficulty Moderate to High

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## Latest TCS NQT Reasoning Ability 2022 Questions

1. Find the next number in the series 384, 48, 192, 24, 96,_____

384

384

5.69%

48

48

10.61%

192

192

5.25%

12

12

78.45%

384, 48, 192, 24, 96 . There are 2 series alternatively.

Series 1 - 384, 192, 96

Series 2- 48, 24, …..

Each series is formed by dividing the first term by 2 to get the 2nd term.

Therefore, 24/2 = 12

2. Given below is a question followed by two statements. I and II, each containing some information. Decode which of the statements are sufficient to answer?

How many Rs would Avicii need to spend to buy 11 consoles and 14 headphones?

• Avicii spent an amount of Rs 201 thousand to buy 15 consoles and 12 headphones
• Avicii spent an amount of Rs 121 thousand to buy 7 consoles and 9 headphones

If statement 1 alone is sufficient to answer the question

If statement 1 alone is sufficient to answer the question

17.39%

If statement 2 alone is sufficient to answer the question

If statement 2 alone is sufficient to answer the question

11.36%

If both the statements together are sufficient to answer the question

If both the statements together are sufficient to answer the question

50.63%

If both the statement are insufficient to answer the question

If both the statement are insufficient to answer the question

20.62%

To find - 11x + 14y = ?

Using statement 1 alone -

15x + 12y = 201000 ( not alone sufficient as two variables , 1 equation.)

Using statement 2 alone -

7x + 9y = 121000 ( not alone sufficient as two variables , 1 equation.)

Combining both - Two equations, two variables, cam determine the solution for the question statement.

The combination of both statements I and II are necessary.

3. In a certain code, L*O means L is the brother of  O, L+O means L is the husband of O, L x O means L is the mother of O and L ÷ O means L is the sister of O, then which of the following expressions means D is the daughter of Z?

Z + S x D * I ÷ V

Z + S x D * I ÷ V

33.5%

Z + S x I ÷ D * V

Z + S x I ÷ D * V

20.06%

Z + S x I * D ÷ V

Z + S x I * D ÷ V

32.04%

Z x S + I * D ÷ V

Z x S + I * D ÷ V

14.4%

Z + S = Z is husband of S

S x I = S is mother of I

H * D = I is brother of D

D ÷ V = D is the sister of V

4. What is the wrong number in the following series?

DNR, GQU, KUY, PZD, VGJ

DNR

DNR

16.85%

VGJ

VGJ

54.25%

KUY

KUY

11.28%

PZD

PZD

17.62%

VGJ is the wrong number in the series.

Let's take DNR

Difference between letter D and Letter N is 10 and difference between N and R is 3 ..same with PZD , KUY, GQU

But not with VGJ

5. Four friends Aarti, Bhavna, Charu, and Dhriti have one of the four professions i.e.Dentist, Anchor, Educator, and Landscaper. Each friend belongs to one of the four different cities, Calcutta, Indore, Lucknow, and Punjab. Aarti is not a Landscaper or Educator. The Dentist is from Lucknow, Dhriti is an Anchor. The Landscaper is from Punjab. The Educator is neither from Calcutta nor Punjab. Dentist is not from Punjab. Charu is from Indore. Which of the following statements is correct about Bhavna?

Bhavna is the Landscaper and belongs to Calcutta

Bhavna is the Landscaper and belongs to Calcutta

14.95%

Bhavna is Dentist and belongs to Punjab

Bhavna is Dentist and belongs to Punjab

12.93%

Bhavna is a Dentist and belongs to Calcutta

Bhavna is a Dentist and belongs to Calcutta

9.9%

Bhavna is a Landscaper and belongs to Punjab

Bhavna is a Landscaper and belongs to Punjab

62.22%

• Aarti is not a Landscaper or Educator.
• The Dentist is from Lucknow, Dentist is an Anchor.
• The Landscaper is from Punjab.
• The Educator is neither from Calcutta nor Punjab.
• Dentist is not from Punjab.
• Charu is from Indore.

From the given data set, we can conclude that,

 Person Profession Place Aarti Dentist Lucknow Bhavna Landscaper Punjab Charu Educator Indore Dhriti Anchor Calcutta

6. The following are the criteria of Selecting a Software Engineer for an IT company.

The Candidate must

1. Have completed B.C.A with more than 70 % marks.
2. Be more than 25 years and less than 30 years of age as june 1 , 2020.
3. Have secured more than 75 % in the interview and more than 60% marks in the written test.

However , if the candidate fulfills all the above criteria except

1. At (1) , but has completed M.C.A with at least 75% of marks, his/her case is to be referred to the managing director.
2. At (2) , but has secured more than 85% marks in B.C.A, his/her case is to be referred to the chief Executive officer.

Keith completed B.C.A and M.C.A with 76% and 72% marks respectively. He completed 27 years of age in the year 2019. He has secured 65% marks in the written test and 78% in the interview . What decision would be taken in his case?

His case is to be referred in the managing director

His case is to be referred in the managing director

24.21%

He would be selected

He would be selected

51.37%

He would not be selected

He would not be selected

14.53%

His case is to be referred to the chief executive officer.

His case is to be referred to the chief executive officer.

9.89%

 Criteria Information Status 1 Keith completed B.C.A with 76% Fulfilled 2 He completed 27 years in 2019 Fulfilled 3 He secured 65% marks in the written test and 78% in the interview Fulfilled

Verdict - He would be selected

7. Four Statements are followed by four conclusions numbered conclusions(s) logically follows/follow from the statements.

Statements:

All barks are eatables

Conclusion:

Only III and IV follow.

Only III and IV follow.

13.87%

Only I and either II or IV follow

Only I and either II or IV follow

41.82%

Only III and either II or IV follow

Only III and either II or IV follow

27.54%

Only II, III, and IV follow

Only II, III, and IV follow

16.77%

Using the Tick & Cross method.

Conclusion I - Not possible, as for getting cakes & eatables in a conclusion, if we take a & d statement, there is no middle term.

Hence, option b omitted out.

Conclusion III - Possible, taking statement C & D using middle term barks.

Conclusion II - Possible, no bark is a bread, as no relation of bark & bread.

Hence, option A omitted out.

After making all possible conclusions, the most appropriate answer is option C.

8. A statement is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II.Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumption(s) is/are implicit in the statement.

Statement

Various governments across the world have issued strict guidelines for the public to wear masks and wash hands regularly to safeguard their health during covid-19 pandemic.

Assumptions

Covid-19 Pandemic is a serious health issue.

There are ways by which people can save themselves from Covid-19 pandemic.

Neither I nor II is implicit

Neither I nor II is implicit

6.14%

Both I and II are implicit

Both I and II are implicit

65.11%

Only II is implicit

Only II is implicit

17.69%

Only I is implicit

Only I is implicit

11.06%

Both I and II are implicit.

Assumption I can be drawn from the statement as strict guidelines tend to prove the fact that Covid -19 can cause serious health issues.

Assumption II can be drawn from the statement as strict guidelines including the use of masks & washing hands regularly which can be the ways by which people can save themselves from Covid-19 pandemic.

Hence, Both I and II are implicit.

9. In the following diagram, the hexagon stands for “males”, the square stands for “vets”,, the triangle stands for “government employed”, the circle stands for “disease warrior”. The numbers in different segments show the number of persons for that segment.

How many government-employed vets are disease-warrior but are not males?

14

14

9.45%

26

26

16.13%

16

16

67.51%

7

7

6.91%

10. Arrange the following words in the most meaningful order

1.Polishing

2.Design

3.Cutting

4.Nailing

5.Wood

2 5 1 3 4

2 5 1 3 4

8.11%

5 2 3 4 1

5 2 3 4 1

47.92%

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

4.15%

5 4 3 2 1

5 4 3 2 1

39.81%

Wood > Design > Cutting > Nailing > Polishing

First,  Wood is taken. Then a Design is drawn. Cutting of wood is done. Then, the Nailing process is done. And finally, Polishing is done.

11. Find the next number in the series 4, 12, 60, 420,  _____?

3780

3780

71.75%

1890

1890

5.08%

840

840

13.41%

None of the above

None of the above

9.76%

Given series 4, 12, 60, 420 ...

This can be interpreted as

4 x 3 = 12

12 x 5 = 60

60 x 7 = 420

420 x 9 = 3780

12. M is taller than T but shorter than Y. Y is shorter than only O

Y and M are shorter than O, T is only taller than N

Who is the tallest among L, N, O, T and Y?

If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

22.04%

If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

12.9%

If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

16.94%

If the data in both statements I and II together are sufficient to answer the question

If the data in both statements I and II together are sufficient to answer the question

48.12%

If the data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

Statement 1 - M is taller than T but shorter than Y. Y is shorter than only O

Statement 2 - Y and M are shorter than O, T is only taller than N

This means that O is the tallest.

N --> T --> M --> Y --> O

13. In a certain code B%C means B is the brother of C, B&C means B is the mother of C, [email protected] means B is the daughter of C, B\$C means B is the father of C, B#C means B is the sister of C. If L \$ Y % V & I # O @ U, how is U related to V?

Wife

Wife

11.7%

Husband

Husband

46.52%

Brother

Brother

10.58%

Sibling

Sibling

31.2%

L \$ Y = L is the father of Y (1)

Y % V = Y is the brother of V (2)

V & I = V is the mother of I (3)

I # O = I is the sister of O (4)

O @ U = O is the daughter of U (5)

From statement 3, 4, and 5

As V is the mother of I, I is the sister of O and O is the daughter of U implies that V and U are siblings

14. Which is the wrong term in the following series?

BXD,DVF,GSI,KPN,PYR,VDX

FSH

FSH

18.54%

JPM

JPM

44.98%

OJQ

OJQ

18.54%

UDW

UDW

17.93%

BXD = 1 letter gap between 1st and 3rd letter

DVF = 1 letter gap between 1st and 3rd letter

GSI = 1 letter gap between 1st and 3rd letter

PYR = 1 letter gap between 1st and 3rd letter

VDX = 1 letter gap between 1st and 3rd letter

KPN = no pattern like above words.

Hence KPN is the wrong term in the series.

15. Neeraj, Ishfaq, Rohit, Mahim, and Harish, in any one of the 5 activities, i.e., quiz, singing, dance, debate, and mimicry. Rohit participates in singing, Harish does not participate in debate or mimicry, Mahim does not participate in Mimicry. Ishfaq participates in Quiz. Who participates in the debate?

Neeraj

Neeraj

14.99%

Mahim

Mahim

54.18%

Cannot be determined

Cannot be determined

12.1%

Neeraj or Mahim

Neeraj or Mahim

18.73%

• Rohit participates in singing
• Harish does not participate in debate or mimicry
• Mahim does not participate in Mimicry
• Ishfaq participates in Quiz

From the given data set, we can conclude that,

 Person Activity Neeraj Mimicry Ishfaq Quiz Rohit Singing Mahim Debate Harish Dance

16. The following are the criteria for selecting a candidate for the post of Assistant Manager.

The candidate must.

(i) Be a graduate in engineering in specification of Human Resource Management with minimum 55% marks.

(ii) Have three years full time experience.

(iii) Have secured more than 60 % in the interview and at least 70% in the written test.

However, if the candidate fulfills the above criteria except.

In case of the applicant who satisfies all other criteria except-

at (i) above , but has more than five year experience in relevant field. his/her case is to be referred to the management.

at (ii) above, but has secured more than 65% in the written test as well as in the interview. his/her case to be referred to the HR department.

at (iii) above, but has graduated in engineering with specialization in Human Resource Management with a minimum 65% marks in his/her case to be referred to the General Manager.

Sidharth has recently completed his graduate in engineering with specialization of Human Resource Management with minimum 65 % marks. He has now secured 65% in the interview and 73% in the written test.

Based on these criteria and the information Provided , decide the course of action.

Refer to HR department

Refer to HR department

26.96%

He would be selected.

He would be selected.

34.47%

Refer to the General Manager.

Refer to the General Manager.

31.4%

Refer to Management.

Refer to Management.

7.17%

 Criteria Information Status i Sidharth has recently completed his graduate in engineering with specialization of Human Resource Management with minimum 65 % marks. Fulfilled ii No information, “recently completed his graduate in engineering” implies he does not have 3 years full time work experience Unfulfilled iii He has now secured 65% in the interview and 73% in the written test. Fulfilled

Verdict - (ii) did not satisfy hence Siddhart will be referred to the HR department.

17. The following are the criteria for selecting a candidate for the post of Assistant Manager.

The candidate must.

(i) Be a graduate in engineering in specification of Human Resource Management with minimum 55% marks.

(ii) Have three years full time experience.

(iii) Have secured more than 60 % in the interview and at least 70% in the written test.

However, if the candidate fulfills the above criteria except.

In case of the applicant who satisfies all other criteria except-

at (i) above , but has more than five year experience in relevant field. his/her case is to be referred to the management.

at (ii) above, but has secured more than 65% in the written test as well as in the interview. his/her case to be referred to the HR department.

at (iii) above, but has graduated in engineering with specialization in Human Resource Management with a minimum 65% marks in his/her case to be referred to the General Manager.

Amit has completed his B.E with 60% marks without HRM specialization but he has been working as an assistant manager in a required company for the last six year. He has now secured 65% in the interview and 66% in the written test

Based on these criteria and the information Provided , decide the course of action.

Refer to HR department

Refer to HR department

28.57%

He would be selected.

He would be selected.

18.53%

Refer to the General Manager.

Refer to the General Manager.

24.32%

Refer to Management.

Refer to Management.

28.57%

 Criteria Information Status i Amit has completed his B.E with 60% marks without HRM specialization Fulfilled ii He has been working as an assistant manager in a required company for the last six year. Fulfilled iii He has now secured 65% in the interview and 66% in the written test Unfulfilled

Verdict - (iii) did not satisfy hence Amit will be referred to the General Manager

18. Two statements are given followed by three conclusions numbered I, II, and III. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:

1. All fishes are trees.
2. All trees are bushes.

Conclusions.

1. Some bushes are trees
2. Some fishes are not bushes
3. All fishes are bushes

None of the conclusions follow.

None of the conclusions follow.

13.1%

Only conclusion I and III follow

Only conclusion I and III follow

60.71%

Only conclusion I and II follow

Only conclusion I and II follow

13.1%

Only conclusions II and III follow

Only conclusions II and III follow

13.1%

19. A statement is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II.Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumption(s) is/are implicit in the statement.

Statement:

The sale of Smart TVs has increased by 20% in this financial year.

Assumptions:

There was hardly any sale of Smart TV in the previous years.Smart TV has been introduced this year.

Neither I nor II is implicit

Neither I nor II is implicit

30.57%

Both I and II are implicit

Both I and II are implicit

26.75%

Only II is implicit

Only II is implicit

15.29%

Only I is implicit

Only I is implicit

27.39%

Sale of Smart TVs in previous years and Smart TVs introduced this year have no relation with the statement given with 20% increase of Smart TV sales in the financial year.

20. Arrange the following words in the most meaningful order

2.Result

3.Exam

5.Application

4 5 3 2 1

4 5 3 2 1

78.24%

5 2 3 4 1

5 2 3 4 1

4.92%

5 4 3 2 1

5 4 3 2 1

13.21%

5 4 2 3 1

5 4 2 3 1

3.63%

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