# Reasoning For BOB/IBPS Exams

We have started the 56 days Study Plan for IBPS PO Prelims.  This study plan is to efficiently utilise time and hard work to channelise it towards smart work. From now quizzes on Bankersadda will be according to the given study plan and this will help you prepare important topics in limited time. Today is DAY 18 of the study plan and in Reasoning today’s chapter is Data sufficiency.

Directions (1-5): This question consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and choose the most appropriate option.

Q1. In which month (of the same year) did Ravi join office?
I. Ravi’s mother correctly remembers that Ravi joined office after June, but before October and that month had less than 31 days.
II. Ravi’s father correctly remembers that Ravi joined office after August, but before December and the month had only 30 days.
(a) 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
(b) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
(c)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
(d) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

Q2. Is M the mother of L?
I. T is the mother of M. M is married to J. K is the son of J. F is the sister of K. L is the sister of F.
II. K is the grandson of T. K is the bother of F. F is the sister of L. L is daughter of J. J is the son-in-law of T.
(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(c) 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
(d) 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
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question

Q3. What is position of P?
I. T and V are immediate neighbours of P. only Q stands between V and U. Only R stands between S and T.
II. U and S stand at the extreme ends of the row. Only three people stand between U and T. R stands exactly between S and T. Q stands to the immediate left of U.
(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(c) 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
(d) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(e) 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

Q4. How is the word ‘plant’ written in the given code language?
I. ‘Buy a new plant today’ is written as ‘4 \$ % 7 2’ and ‘not the plant she said’ is written as ‘@ # 5 \$ 9’.
II. ‘Plant is always good’ is written as ‘> 6 3 \$’ and ‘is good buy always’ is written as ‘3 > 2 6’.
(a) 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
(b) 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
(c) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(d) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(e) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question

Q5. Among six people – A, B, C, D, E and F each having a different height who is the second tallest?
I. Only two people are shorter than D. Only two people are taller than A. E is shorter than C. D is taller than only F.
II. Only three people are shorter than A. B is shorter than D, but not the shortest. C is the tallest amongst them.
(a) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(b) 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
(c) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(d) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(e) The data in statement I is sufficient to answer the question while, the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question

Directions: (6-10): Each of the questions below consists of a question two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer

(a) 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
(b) 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
(c) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(d) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(e) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

Q6. How is J related to K?
I. J’s father P is brother of N. N is K’s wife.
II. J is son of P. P is brother of N. N is K’s wife.

Q7. On which floor of the building does G stay? (The building has five floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
I. Only the even-numbered floors are occupied and G does not stay on the second floor.
II. G does not stay on an odd-numbered floor.

Q8. How many days did Raju take to  complete his assignment?
I. Mohit correctly remembers that Raju took more than 3 days but less than 9 days to complete his assignment.
II. Mina correctly remembers that Raju took more than 7 days but less than 11 days to complete his assignment.

Q9. How is the word ‘GATES’ coded in the code language?
I. ‘BRICK’ is code d as ‘LDJSC’ and ‘PIN’ is coded as ‘OJQ’.
II. ‘WATER’ is coded as ‘SFUBX’ and ‘DISH’ is coded as ‘ITJE’.

Q10. Among A, B, C, D, which school has the highest number of students?
I. School A has fewer students than school D.
II. School C has fewer students than school D.

Directions (11-15): 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 given in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both statements and choose the most appropriate option.

Q11. How many persons are standing between L and K in a straight line of 19 persons? (Note: All are standing in a straight line, facing north).
I. Y stands on the extreme left end of the line. Only five persons stand between Y and K. Only six persons stand between K and R. Only four persons stand between R and L.
II. J stands exactly in the middle of the line. Only two persons stand between I and J. Only five persons stand between I and L. I stands to the left of L. K stands third to the left of J.
(a)The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(c) 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
(d) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(e) 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

Q12. Among six persons A, B, C, D, E and F standing around a circle, some of them are facing the centre while others are facing outside (i.e. opposite to the centre). What is the position of A with respect of E?
(Note: Facing the same direction means, if one is facing the centre then the other is also facing the centre and vice versa. Facing the opposite directions means, if one is facing the centre then the other is facing outside and vice versa).
I. C stands second to the right of E. E faces outside. C is an immediate neighbour of both D and B. F stands second to the left of D. D faces the same direction as E.
II. Only two persons stand between B and E. Both B and E face outside. E is an immediate neighbour of both D and F. B is an immediate neighbour of both C and A. A is not an immediate neighbour of D.
(a)The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(b) 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
(c) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(d)The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(e) 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

Q13. How is X related to N?
I. X is mother of J. T is married to Z. N is daughter of T. Z is brother of J.
II. X is married to Y. Y is father of J. J is married to L. J is uncle of N.
(a) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(b) 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
(c) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(d) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question
(e) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question

Q14. Among mobiles R, S, T, U, V and W, which is the costliest?
I. T is costlier than only two mobiles. S is costlier than R but not the costliest. V is costlier than only W.
II. R is cheaper than only two mobiles. V is costlier than W but cheaper than T. T is cheaper than R. S is cheaper than U.
(a) 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
(b) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(c) The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(d) 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
(e) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

Q15. In a six-story building (consisting of floors number 1 to 6, wherein the topmost floor in number 6 and the ground floor is number 1) each of six friends, namely M, N, O, P, Q and R, lives on a different floor (not necessarily in the same order). Who amongst them lives on the lowermost floor?
I. M lives on floor number five. Only two persons live between M and N. Q lives immediately above P.
II. P lives on floor number three. Only two persons live between P and O. N lives immediately above R. N lives on an even-numbered floor.
(a) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
(b) 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
(c) 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
(d)The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
(e) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question

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