Reasoning For SBI and IBPS Exams

Directions (Q.1-5): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step of administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in 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, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Give answer 
(a) If only course of action I follows
(b) If only course of action II follows 
(c) If either course of action I or II follows
(d) If neither course of action I nor II follows 
(e)If both courses of action I and II follow. 

1. Statement: 
Many pilgrims died in a stampede while boarding a private ferry to the holy place on the first day of the ten-day-long festival.
Courses of action:
I.The Govt. should immediately cancel the licenses of all the private ferry operators with 
  immediate effect.
II.The Govt. should deploy an adequate number of its personnel to guide pilgrims on their 
  journey to the holy place. 

2. Statement: 
Some students of the local college were caught travelling in the train without purchasing valid tickets. 
Course of action:
I. The parents of these students should be informed about the incident and requested to counsel their 
II. These students should be put behind bars for travelling without bona fide credentials.

3. Statement: 
A large part of the locality was flooded as the main pipe supplying drinking water burst while the workers of a utility company were laying cables in the area.
Course of action:
I. The civic authority should immediately arrange to repair the damage and stop loss of water.
II. The civic authority should seek an explanation and compensation from the utility company for the damage caused by them.

4. Statement: 
Millions of pilgrims are expected to take a dip in the Ganges at the holy place during the next fortnight. 
Course of action:
I. The Govt. should restrict the number of pilgrims who can take dip each day during the fortnight.
II. The Govt. should deploy an adequate number of security personnel to maintain law and order during the next fortnight at the holy place.

5. Statement: 
The rate of inflation has reached its highest in last twenty years and there is no sign of    it 
softening in the coming months.
Course of action: 
I. The Govt. should initiate steps like reducing Govt. taxes on essential commodities with immediate effect.
II. Farmers should be asked by the Govt. to sell their produce at lower prices.

Direction (Q.6-10): In each question below is given 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 following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. 
Give answer a) If only assumption I is implicit
Give answer b) If only assumption II is implicit 
Give answer c) If either assumption I or II is implicit 
Give answer d) If neither assumption I nor II is implicit 
Give answer e) If both assumption I and II are implicit 

6. Statement: 
The driver of the huge truck pulled the emergency brakes to avoid hitting the auto rickshaw which suddenly came in front of the truck.
I. The auto rickshaw driver may be able to steer his vehicle away from the oncoming truck.
II. The truck driver may be able to stop the truck before it hits the auto rickshaw.

7. Statement: 
The doctor warned the patient against any further consumption of alcohol if he desired to get cured from the ailment and live a longer life.
I. The patient may follow the doctor’s advice and stop consuming alcohol.
II. The doctor may be able to cure the patient from the aliment if the patient stops consuming alcohol.

8. Statement: 
The Chairman of the company urged all the employees to refrain from making long personal calls during working hours in order to boost productivity. 
I. Majority of the employees may respond positively to the Chairman’s appeal.
II. Most of the employees may continue to make long personal calls during working hours.

9. Statement: 
The local cultural club decided to organize a musical event to raise money for the construction of the club building.
I.  The local residents may not allow the club to organise the musical event in the locality.
II. The money collected by organising the musical event may be substantial enough for the club to start construction. 

10. Statement: 
The traffic police department has put up huge notice boards at all the major junctions of the city, warning drivers to refrain from using cell phones while driving or else their licenses will be impounded.
I. The drivers of the vehicles may ignore the warning and continue using cell phones while driving.
II. The traffic police department may be able to nab most of the offenders and impound their licenses. 

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