Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017

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Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-10): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Given answer:
(a) if only I follows.
(b) if only 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: Increasing levels of air pollution is creating health hazards for people living in the cities.
Courses of action:
I. All industries should be shifted immediately to the outskirts of the cities.
II. Transport authorities should immediately ban all the vehicles running on petrol.

Q2. Statement: Large number of college students are found to be focusing more on fashion than on studies.
Courses of action:
I. Colleges should impose restrictions on use of fashionable clothes and accessories.
II. Colleges should keep the students busy enough with studies, so that they don’t find time far other things like fashion.

Q3. Statement: A large number of people gathered on the highway, blocking the traffic movement to protest the killing of five locals by a speeding vehicle.
Courses of action:
I. The police should fire tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.
II. The police authority should calm down the sentiment of the crowd, assuring action against the culprit and deploy police personnel at the spot.

Q4. Statement: Youngsters are often found staring at obscene posters.
Courses of action:
I. Children should be punished and penalized if they are found doing so.
II. Any display of such material should be banned. 

Q5. Statement: There has been a significant drop in the water level of all the lakes supplying water to the city.
Courses of action:
I. The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
II. The government should appeal to all the residents through mass media for minimal use of water.

Q6. Statement: A very large number of students have failed in the final high school examination due to wrong questions in one of the subjects.
Courses of action:
I. All the students who have failed in that subject should be allowed to take supplementary examination.
II. All those who are responsible for the error an enquiry should be initiated to find out the facts.

Q7. Statement: Majority of the students in many schools do not pass in the final examination.
Courses of Action:
I. These schools should be closed down as these have become unproductive.
II. The teachers of these schools should immediately be retrenched.

Q8. Statement: There has been a substantial drop in the number of people opting for new telephone connection from the public sector telephone company in the recent months.
Courses of Action:
I. The public sector telephone company should immediately set up a committee to identify the reasons for the drop.
II. The public sector telephone company should offer new schemes with value-added services to woo the new clients.

Q9. Statement: The availability of imported fruits has increased in the indigenous market and so the demand for indigenous fruits has been decreased. 
Course of Action: 
I. To help the indigenous producers of fruits, the government should impose high import duty on these fruits, even if these are not of good quality. 
II. The fruit vendors should stop selling imported fruits so that the demand for indigenous fruits would be increased 

Q10. Statement: Many people have encroached upon Govt. property and built their houses and business establishments. 
Course of action: 
I. The government should take immediate steps to remove all unauthorized constructions on Govt. land. 
II. All the encroachers should immediately be put behind bars and also be slapped with a hefty fine. 

Directions (11-15): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursuing.
Give answer: 
(a) if only I follows 
(b) if only II follows 
(c) if either I or II follows 
(d) if neither I nor II follows 
(e) if both I and II follow 

Q11. Statement: The local college principal has ordered that all the students must strictly adhere to the dress code stipulated by the college authority in the admission brochure. 
Courses of action:
I. Those students who are found to violate the dress code should be terminated from the college.
II. Those students who are found to violate the dress code from the first time should be reprimanded and be warned against further violation. 

Q12. Statement: Cases of road accidents are increasing constantly, particularly in the urban areas.
Courses of action:
I. Transport authorities in the urban areas should impose stringent norms for maintenance of vehicles.
II. Traffic police should severely punish those found to be violating traffic rules. 

Q13. Statement: Misuse of subsidies offered to the farmers was observed and brought to the notice of the concerned authorities.
Courses of action:
I. Government should issue orders to the concerned officials to be stricter and more careful while verifying the required documents while granting subsidy.
II. Government should take stringent action against those making false claim of subsidy. 

Q14. Statement: A larger number of people visiting India from country ‘X’ has been tested positive for carrying viruses of a killer disease.
Courses of action:
I. The Government of India should immediately put a complete ban on people coming to India from country ‘X’ including those Indians who are settled in country ‘X’. 
II. The Government of India should immediately setup detection centres at all its airports and seaports to identify and quarantine those who are tested positive. 

Q15. Statement: The parents of majority of the students of the local public school have decided to withdraw their children from the schools to protest against the sharp fees hike.
Courses of action:
I. The school authority should start a dialogue with the parents and explain to them the circumstances under which the fees had to be hiked.
II. The school authority should immediately scout for new students to fill the vacancy of large number of students who withdrawn from the school.