Friday, 25 November 2016

Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016





Directions (1-2): In each question three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III have been given. 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.

Q1. Statements: 
All bats are balls.
No stick is a ball.
All bottles are sticks.
Conclusions:
I. All balls being bats is a possibility.
II. Some bats are not sticks.
III. At least some bottles are not balls.
(a) Only I follow
(b) Only II and II follow
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only I and II follow
(e) None of the above

Q2. Statements: 
Some potatoes are vegetables.
All vegetables are grains.
No grain is a fruit.
Conclusions:
I. Some potatoes are grains.
II. Some potatoes are not fruits.
III. No fruit is a grain.
(a) Only II and III follow
(b) Only III follows
(c) All I, II and III follow
(d) None follows
(e) None of the above

Directions (3-7): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight family members P, Q, R, S, W, X, Y and Z are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. The husband of Z sits second to the right of Q, who sits exactly between two males. X sits second to the left of the son of S. X is sister of Y, who is sister of R. X is not an immediate neighbor of Z’s husband. Only one person sits between P and X. P is father of Y. S, who is brother of Z, sits on the immediate left of his mother. Only one person sits between Z’s mother and W. Only one person sits between Z and Y. Y is not an immediate neighbor of W. R sits second to the right of S and is not the sister of Y. The son of S sits second to the left of Q.

Q3. What is the position of Q with respect to W?
(a) Second to the left
(b) Immediate left
(c) Third to the right
(d) Second to the right
(e) None of the above

Q4. How many persons sit between X and her maternal uncle if counted anticlockwise from X?
(a) Three 
(b) One
(c) Four
(d) Two
(e) None of the above

Q5. Who among the following sits third to the left of P?
(a) S
(b) W
(c) Z
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of the above

Q6. What is the position of Y with respect to her sister?
(a) Second to the right
(b) Immediate left
(c) Third to the left
(d) Immediate right
(e) None of the above

Q7. Who among the following sits fourth to the right of P’s wife?
(a) Y
(b) X
(c) W
(d) R
(e) None of the above

Directions (8-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Six students A, B, C, D, E and F obtained different marks in an examination. A obtained more marks than only two students. B obtained more marks than D but not the highest. F obtained more marks than only C. The one who obtained the second highest marks obtained 280. The one who obtained the second lowest marks obtained 190 marks.

Q8. If the total marks of the examination are 500 then who among the following possibly obtained 60% marks?
(a) D
(b) E
(c) Either A or C
(d) Either D or E
(e) None of the above

Q9. If A obtained 200 marks then who among the following possibly obtained 245 marks?
(a) D
(b) B
(c) E
(d) F
(e) None of the above

Q10. Who among the following obtained the lowest marks?
(a) F
(b) E
(c) C
(d) B
(e) None of the above

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: 
Seven friends D, E, F, G, H, I and J like seven different cold drinks, viz Frooti, Limca, Mirinda, Slice, Fanta, Pepsi and Sprite, but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them wears a tie of a different colour, viz Red, Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black and Purple, but not necessarily in the same order.
F wears a Blue tie but he does not like Limca or Sprite. E likes Slice but he does not wear either Purple or Black tie. H likes Fanta and wears Red tie. The one who wears a Green tie like Pepsi. G likes Frooti. J wear a Pink tie. D does not like Pepsi. The one who wear Black tie likes Limca.

Q11. Which of the following combinations is a true?
(a) I – Pepsi – Green 
(b) J – Limca – Black 
(c) J – Sprite – Green 
(d) F – Sprite – Pink 
(e) None of the above

Q12. D wears the tie of which colour?
(a) Blue
(b) Green
(c) Black
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of the above

Q13. Who among the following wears a tie of Green colour?
(a) D
(b) E
(c) G
(d) I
(e) None of the above

Q14. Who among the following likes Limca?
(a) E
(b) D
(c) I
(d) J
(e) None of the above

Q15. J likes which of the following drinks?
(a) Sprite
(b) Pepsi
(c) Limca
(d) Fanta
(e) None of the above







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