Sunday, 4 September 2016

Reasoning For IBPS Exams



Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees of an organization working in three departments, viz. Personnel, Administration and Marketing with not more than three of them in any department. Each of them has a different choice of sports from football, cricket, volleyball, badminton, lawn tennis, basketball, hockey and table tennis, not necessarily in the same order. D works in Administration and does not like either football or cricket. F works in Personnel with only A, who likes table tennis. E and H do not work in the same department as D. C likes hockey and does not work in Marketing. G does not work in Administration and does not like either cricket or badminton. One of those who work in Administration likes football. The one who likes volleyball works in Personnel. None of those who work in Administration likes either badminton or lawn tennis. H does not like cricket.

Q1. Which of the following groups of employees work in Administration department?
(a) EGH 
(b) SAF
(c) BCD 
(d) BCE
(e) Data inadequate

Q2. In which department does E work?
(a) Personnel 
(b) Marketing
(c) Administration 
(d) Data inadequate
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following combinations of employee department favorite sport is correct?
(a) E - Administration - Cricket
(b) F - Personnel - Lawn Tennis
(c) H - Marketing - Lawn Tennis
(d) B - Administration - Table Tennis
(e) None of these

Q4. What is E’s favourite sport?
(a) Cricket 
(b) Badminton
(c) Basketball 
(d) Lawn Tennis
(e) None of these

Q5. What is G’s favourite sport?
(a) Cricket 
(b) Badminton
(c) Basketball 
(d) Lawn Tennis
(e) None of these

Directions(6-10): In the following questions, the alphabets- b, g, y, a and d are used with the following meanings.

P b Q means P is not smaller than Q.
P g Q means P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q.
P y Q means P is not greater than Q.
P a Q means P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q.
P d Q means P is neither greater than nor equal to Q.

Now in each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true. Give answer,

(a) if only conclusion I is true;
(b) if only conclusion II is true;
(c) if either I or II is true;
(d) if neither I nor II is true; and
(e) if both I and II are true.

Q6. Statements: M b N, H y Q, B bM
Conclusions: I. H g M    II. Q g N

Q7. Statements: C a B, L d S, S y C
Conclusions: I. B a S      II. C a L

Q8. Statements: I b H, E a F, I g F
Conclusions:  I. E a I      II. H d E

Q9. Statements: V g O, R g V, O b B
Conclusions: I. R g B      II. R a B

Q10. Statements: L a U, T g L, O b B.
Conclusions: I. T a W      II. U g W

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 provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer.

Q11. How is P related to Q?
Statements:
I. Mother of P is daughter of R
II. R is sister of Q
(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;421
(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 in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(d) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question;
(e) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q12. Among five friends A, B, C, D and E who is the youngest?
Statements:
I. B and D are older than C and E
II. C is older than only E
(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;421
(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 in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(d) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question;
(e) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q13. Tower R is in which direction with respect to Q?
Statements:
I. M is to the East of Q and to the North of R.
II. L is to the West of R and to the South of Q.
(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;421
(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 in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(d) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question;
(e) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q14. How many children are there in the row of children facing North?
Statements:
I. Kavita is twelfth from the left end of the row and is seventh to the right of Nisha.
II. Nisha is twentieth from the right end of the row.
(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;421
(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 in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(d) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question;
(e) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q15. How many sons does ‘D’ have?
Statements:
I. R is the only sister of T and M who are sons of D.
II. T and M are only brothers of R who is daughter of D.
(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;421
(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 in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;
(d) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question;
(e) if the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.








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