Reasoning Quiz for IBPS PO Mains 2016


Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions, a statement followed by two conclusions is given. You have to select a conclusion that follows the statement. Choose
(a) If only conclusion (I) follows
(b) If only conclusion (II) follows
(c) If either (I) or (II) follows
(d) If neither (I) nor (II) follows
(e) If both (I) and (II) follow

Q1. Statement: 
Armed robbers stole gems from luxury jewelers in the heart of Berlin. The media described it as the most lucrative heist in the Berlin’s history.
I. The robbers were experienced.
II. The robbers involved in the heist were well prepared.

Q2. Statement: 
“It rained last night in the Al Rigga district of Deira Region.” said the news reader in news flash.
I. It never rained before in the Al Rigga district that is why it is a news flash.
II. Zehnab reached late because she was stuck in the jam because of rain.

Q3. Statement: 
The Royal Canadian mounted police have directed that old Taser stun guns units must be removed from service and undergo testing.
I. The old Taser guns are not safe for use.
II. Enough research was not done on the dangers of the units before weapons were approved for use.

Q4. Statement: 
The deadlock persisted for the third consecutive day despite hectic efforts. Then the meeting between the Prime Minister and the farmers’ leader was arranged.
I. After the meeting with the Prime Minister, the deadlock was ended.
II. The meeting between the mentioned parties was the result of hectic efforts.

Q5. Statement: 
A management degree is one of the most wanted degrees by engineers in India.
I. A management degree guarantees a good salary package for these engineers.
II. A management degree should be possessed by every engineer.

Directions (6-8): In the following questions, a situation or a fact is provided followed by two suggested courses of actions. A course of action is a step of administrative decision taken for improvement or follow-up action. Read the situation and then decide which of the given courses of action follow (s). Mark your answer as
(a) If only course of action (I) follows
(b) If only course of action (II) follows
(c) If both the courses of action follow
(d) If neither (I) nor (II) course of action follows
(e) if given data is inadequate or more information is required

Q6. The accountant of a company found that some money was missing from the safe.
Courses of action:
I. With help of his colleagues, he should get it recounted and also check it with the balance sheet.
II. The police should be immediately informed.

Q7. Dengue is spreading rapidly in northern India.
Courses of action:
I. Government should immediately alert all hospitals and arrange for more beds.
II. Mosquito repellants should be sprayed in northern India.

Q8. Inflation is rising again.
Courses of action:
I. Special efforts should be made towards the drip irrigation technology.
II. Work bank provided a data related to inflation.

Directions (9-12): Each question below is provided with a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the assumptions, and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. Mark your answer as
(a) If only assumption (I) is implicit
(b) If only assumption (II) is implicit
(c) If either (I) or (II) is implicit
(d) If neither (I) nor (II) is implicit
(e) If both (I) and (II) are implicit

Q9. Statements: 
The members of a Residential Welfare Association have requested residents to use electricity economically to help them face less power outage.
I. Wastage of resources is not advisable.
II. Most of the residents are likely to follow the request.

Q10. Statements: 
John’s father warns him, “If you distress me. I will punish you.”
I. John stops distressing his father the warning.
II. All children are naughty.

Q11. Statements: 
The NPE envisages major modifications in the education system.
I. Currently followed education system is inconsistent with national needs.
II. Present education system needs change.

Q12. Statements: 
These guavas are too cheap to be good.
I. When guavas are available in abundant, the cost goes down.
II. The lower the selling price, the inferior the quality of the commodity would be.

Directions (13-15): In each question, a statement is given followed by three courses of action numbered A, B and C. A course of action is a step or an administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action with regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true and then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.

Q13. Statement: 
There has been a continuous increase in the number of dropout students of government run primary schools in the state.
Courses of action:
(A) Government should immediately set up a committee to review the situation and suggest measures to reverse the trend.
(B) Government should conduct orientation programmes for parents of the students, emphasizing the need of educating their children.
(C) Government should close down such state-run primary schools, where dropout rates are more than fifty percent.
(a) Only (A) follows.
(b) Only (B) follows.
(c) Only (C) follows.
(d) (A) and (B) follow.
(e) None of the above

Q14. Statement: 
Every year during monsoon, the condition of most of the roads in the city deteriorates causing immense problem to commuters.
Courses of action:
(A) The civic body should include a heavy penalty clause while awarding future contracts for road repairs.
(B) The civic officials in charge of maintenance of city roads should be asked to explain why the condition of the roads worsens every year.
(C) General public should avoid taking their vehicles out during monsoon.
(a) Only (A) follows.
(b) Only (B) follows.
(c) Only (A) and (B) follow.
(d) (B) and (C) follow.
(e) None of the above

Q15. Statement: 
During the past few days, more and more number of indoor patients of the local government hospital have been diagnoses with malaria.
Courses of action:
(A) All such patients, who are suffering from malaria, should immediately be discharged from the hospital.
(B) The hospital authority should immediately put a ban on admitting new patients to the hospital.
(C) All such patients, who are suffering from malaria should be kept in an isolated ward.
(a) Only (A) follows.
(b) Only (B) follows.
(c) Only (C) follows.
(d) All of these
(e) None of the above