# Previous Year Questions of Reasoning for IBPS Exams 2016

Directions (1 – 5): In each of the question-sets below are two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer.

(a) if only conclusion I follow.
(b) if only conclusion II follow.
(c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
(d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
(e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follows.

Q1. Statements:
All stars are bottles.
Some bottles are papers.
No paper is a calendar.
1. Conclusions:
I. All stars being papers is a possibility.
II. No calendar is a bottle.

Q2. Statements:
All stars are bottles.
Some bottles are papers.
No paper is a calendar.
Conclusions:
I. All calendars being stars is a possibility.
II. At least some bottles are stars.

Q3. Statements:
All stars are bottles.
Some bottles are papers.
No paper is a calendar.
Conclusions:
I. At least some calendars are bottles.
II. No calendar is a star.

Q4. Statements:
Some pencils are blankets.
All blankets are erasers.
Conclusions:
I. At least some pencils are erasers.
II. All erasers being pencils is a possibility.

Q5. Statements:
Some pencils are blankets.
All blankets are erasers.
Conclusions:
I. No eraser is a pencil.
II. All blankets being pencils is a possibility.

Directions (6 – 10): Each of the following 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.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient in 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 in either 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 together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II are together necessary to answer the question.

Q6. Who amongst P, Q, R, S and T is the tallest?
I. P is taller than Q. T is not the tallest.
II. R is taller than P. S is not the tallest.

Q7. In which direction is point E, with reference to point S?
I. Point D is to east of point E. Point E is to the south of point F.
II. Point F is to the north-west to point S. Point D is to the north of point S.

Q8. In which month of the year did Rahul go abroad for a vacation?
I. Rahul correctly remembers that he went for a vacation in the first half of the year.
II. Rahul’s son correctly remembers that they went for a vacation after 31st March but before 1st May.

Q9. On which day of the same week is Ramesh’s exam scheduled (Monday being the first day of the week)?
I. Ramesh correctly remembers that his exam is scheduled on a day after Tuesday, but before Thursday of the same week.
II. Ramesh’s father correctly remembers that Ramesh’s exam is scheduled on the third day of the week.

Q10. How may marks has Suman scored in the test of 20 marks?
I. Suman scored two-digit marks. Her marks were not in decimals.
II. Suman scored more than 9 marks in the test.

Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Eight friends Suchit, Sameer, Shivam, Shubham, Sneha, Swati, Somya and Shruti are sitting around a circular table. Three friends facing outside the centre while, five friends are facing towards the centre. Sameer sits third to the right of Swati. Shubham is not an immediate neighbour of Shruti. Shivam sits third to the left of Shubham, who is second to the right of Suchit. Two friends are sitting between Shruti and Sneha and two are sitting between Swati and Sneha. Shivam is second to the left of Somya, who is facing the centre. Sneha faces outside the centre. Sameer is facing the centre. Sneha is not opposite Somya or Shivam. Shivam faces the centre whereas Suchit and Shruti faces outside the centre.

Q11. Who sits fifth to the left of Shruti?
(a) Shivam
(b) Swati
(c) Sneha
(d) Suchit
(e) None of these

Q12. Which of the following statements is not true?
(a) Shruti is sitting third to the right of Shubham.
(b) Sneha is sitting opposite Suchit.
(c) Swati is sitting third to the left of Sneha.
(d) Somya is sitting between Shubham and Sneha.
(e) All are true

Q13. Who is sitting on the immediate right of Suchit?
(a) Sameer
(b) Somya
(c) Sneha
(d) Swati
(e) None of these

Q14. Who is sitting opposite Somya?
(a) Sameer
(b) Sneha
(c) Shruti
(d) Shivam
(e) Shubham

Q15. Which group of three friends is facing outside the circle?
(a) Suchit, Shruti and Somya
(b) Sameer, Sneha and Shruti
(c) Suchit, Sneha and Swati
(d)Sneha, Suchit and Shruti

(e) None of these