The Twisted Ones: Reasoning

Dear BA'ians,

This is a new initiative by BA for all of you. As you can guess from the name itself 
'THE TWISTED ONES', these are basically a series of questions that will cover a few complicated and tricky questions, based on the pattern of IBPS PO exam. This will not only give you an exposure to different kind of questions, but will also increase your confidence level if at all you happen to encounter such questions during the exams.
So work them out and climb up the ladder to success.

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

Brock, Kane, Undertaker, Khali, Johncena, Bigshow, Batista and Mark are eight fighters sitting around a circular table. Four of them are facing towards the centre and four of them are facing away from the centre. All of them like a different movie, viz. Tamasha, Bajirao, Dilwale, Massan, Airlift, Sultan, Dangal and Ready, but not necessarily in the same order.
Johncena faces towards the centre and likes Tamasha. Both the immediate neighbours of Johncena face away from the centre and like Dilwale or Massan. Khali faces away from the centre. Both the immediate neighbours of Khali do not face away from the centre. Johncena sits third to the right of Bigshow, who likes Airlift and faces away from the centre. Undertaker sits third to the left of Bigshow. 
The one who likes Dilwale sits opposits of  Bigshow. The one who likes Bajirao is not the immediate neighbour of Bigshow and faces away from the centre. Brock sits second to the left of Undertaker and does not like Dangal or Ready. The one who likes Dangal sits between Mark and Bigshow. Kane faces away from the centre and does not like Bajirao.

1. Who among the following sits third to the right of Batista?
1) Brock
2) Kane
3) Undertaker
4) Khali
5) Bigshow

2. Which of the following combinations is true?
1) Brock-Airlift
2) Kane-Massan
3) Batista-Dangal
4) Bigshow-Dilwale
5) None of these

3. Who among the following sits second to the left of Undertaker?
1) Khali
2) Brock
3) Kane
4) Mark
5) Batista

4. Who among the following likes Sultan?
1) Mark
2) Brock
3) Undertaker
4) Khali
5) None of these

5. Which of the following statements is true about Mark?
1) He sits second to the left of Bigshow.
2) He sits third to the left of kane.
3) He likes either Bajirao or Dilwale. 
4) Batista and Bigshow are his immediate neighbours.
5) His neighbours like Tamasha and Dangal.

Directions (6-10):Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons each. In row 1, Amitabh, Rakesh , Akshay, Arti and Ritesh are sitting and all of them are facing south. In row 2, Jaya, Poonam, Twinkle, Gaurav and Jenelia are sitting and all of them are facing north. In the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. Moreover, each of them belongs to different cities — Meerut, Gurgaon, Begusarai, Hajipur, Noida, Cuttack, Banaras, Haridwar, Allahabad and Mednipur but not necessarily in the same order.  
There are only two persons sitting between the person from Merrut, who sits at an extreme end, and Ritesh. Jaya, who sits in the middle of the row, is not an immediate neighbour of Poonam, who is not from Mednipur. Jenelia is sitting at an extreme end. Ritesh, from Noida , sits on the immediate right of the person from Gurgaon and faces the immediate neighhour of Poonam. Rakesh is not sitting at the extreme left end. Jaya is not from Allahabad. There is only one person between Akshay and Arti, who is from Meerut. Gaurav, from Cuttack, is an immediate neighbour of the person from Mednipur and does not face the person from Begusarai.Twinkle, who is from Hajipur, is an immediate neighbour of the person from Allahabad, who in turn faces the immediate neighbour of the person from Noida. There are two persons between the person from Banarasand the person from Begusarai. Rakesh is not from Banaras. Jenelia is not from Haridwar.

6. Amitabh belongs to which of the following cities? 
1) Haridwar
2) Banaras
3) Begusarai
4) None of these
5) Can't be determined  

7. Who is from Haridwar?
1) Twinkle
2) Rakesh
3) Jenelia
4) Jaya
5) Can't be determined 

8. ‘Merrut’ is related to 'Banaras' in a certain way, based on their seating positions. Then  Mednipur  is related to whom, following the same seating positions? 
1) Haridwar
2) Allahabad
3) Gurgaon
4) Cuttack
5) Hajipur

9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions and so form a group. Which of the following is different from the group? 
1) Noida
2) Banaras
3) Mednipur
4) Hajipur
5) Cuttack

10. Which of the following statements is/are definitely false? 
1) Rakesh is from Begusarai. 
2) There are two persons sitting between the person from cuttack and the person from Allahabad. 
3) The person from Gurgaon faces the person from Haridwar . 
4) The person who is from Allahabad sits opposite the person from Merrut. 
5) All are true

Directions (11-15): In this question four statements are given followed by five conclusions, one of which definitely does not logically follow (or is not a possibility of occurrence) from the given statements. That conclusion is your answer. 
(Note : You have to take the four given statements to be true even it they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusion logically does not follow from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.)

11. Statement :
No dolly is a dog.
All dheeraj are dimple.
All don are dog. 
All dog are deepti. 
Conclusions: 
1) All deepti are dolly.
2) Some dimple are dheeraj. 
3) All dheeraj being deepti is a possibility. 
4) All don are deepti. 
5) None of these.  

12. Statement :
Some aniket are ankit. 
All ankit are anirudh. 
All anirudh are amitabh.
No amitabh is a abhishek. 
Conclusion: 
1) All abhishek being aniket is a possibility. 
2) No abhishek is an anirudh. 
3) All aniket being abhishek is a possibility. 
4) All ankit are amitabh. 
5) No ankit is a abhishek. 

13. Statement :
All meena are maya. 
All madhu are meena. 
All mayank are madhu. 
No maya is a monty. 
Conclusion:
1) No meena is a monty.
2) All mayank are maya. 
3) No madhu is a monty. 
4) All monty being mayank is a possibility. 
5) At least some maya are madhu.

14. Statement :
Some neeraj are nitin. 
All neeraj are neha.
All nitin are nancy. 
No nancy is a neetu. 
Conclusion:
1) All neetu being neha is a possibility. 
2) No neha is a nitin. 
3) No neetu is a nitin. 
4) At least some neeraj are nancy. 
5) At least some neha are nancy. 

15. Statement :
All swati are sangita. 
All sangita are sakshi. 
No sakshi is sweta. 
No sweta is a shalini. 
Conclusion:
1) At least some swati are sweta. 
2) All shalini being swati is a possibility. 
3) All sakshi being shalini is a possibility. 
4) At least some sakshi are swati. 
5) No sweta is a sangita.




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