Previous Year Questions of Reasoning for IBPS Exams 2016

Directions (1-6): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

Eight persons, viz S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Each of them has a different hobby, viz Singing, Acting, Dancing, Cycling, Swimming, Tracking, Painting and Reading, not necessarily in the same order. S, who likes reading, sits third to the left of W. The one who likes painting sits on the immediate right of S. V, who likes acting, sits second to the right of T. T is not on immediate neighbour of W. U, who likes dancing, sits exactly in the middle of the persons whom hobbies are swimming and painting. Y who likes singing, sits second to the left of Z, who likes tracking.

Q1. Which of the following pair represent the immediate neighbours of the person whose hobby is acting?
(a) T W 
(b) U Y 
(c) S Z 
(d) T Z 
(e) W Y

Q2. How many people sit between S and the person whose hobby is cycling when counted clockwise?
(a) None 
(b) One 
(c) Two 
(d) Three 
(e) Four

Q3. What is the position of T with respect to the position of the person whose hobby is swimming?
(a) Third to the left 
(b) Fourth to the right 
(c) Fifth to the left 
(d) Second to the right 
(e) Second to the left

Q4. Who exactly sits between Y and Z?
(a) S 
(b) T 
(c) U 
(d) V 
(e) W

Q5. Who sits on the immediate left of the X?
(a) T 
(b) U 
(c) V 
(d) S 
(e) None of these

6. Whose hobby is tracking?
(a) Z 
(b) X 
(c) U 
(d) T 
(e) None of these

Question (7-11): Study the following information carefully and answer the question which follow-
In a certain code language ‘The price of Item is fixed’ is coded as ‘ba, bb, ac, ad, aa, ab’. ‘The item is sold here’ is coded as ‘da, ba, ad, bc, aa’. ‘Price is more’ is coded as ‘ ba, db, ab’. ‘Quality of item has improved’ is coded as ‘ac, ea, dc, ad, cb’.

Q7. Which is code for “fixed”?     
(a) bb
(b) ba
(c) ab
(d) eb
(e) Cannot be determined

Q8. What does da stands for? 
(a) Price
(b) Item
(c) Either sold or here
(d) Either here or more
(e) Cannot be determined

Q9. What is code for “Item is more”? 
(a) aa, ea, ba
(b) ad, db, ba
(c) ca, aa, ba 
(d) can’t be determined 
(e) None of these 

Q10. What is code for “Quality”? 
(a) ba
(b) dc
(c) ea
(d) cb
(e) None of these

Q11. What is code for “item”?
(a) ac
(b) aa
(c) ba
(d) ad
(e) None of these

Questions (12-15): In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statement. These statements are followed by three/four conclusions. Read the statements and then decide which of the following conclusion follow from the given statements.

Q12. Statement: D≤M>O,K≥T,D>T
   Conclusions  I. T<M
(a) Only I follows 
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only I and II follow
(e) None of these

Q13.Statement :F>M≤O≥T≤D>E>K≥L
  Conclusions I.T>M
(a) Only I follows 
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these

Q14.Statement: F=M=K=N≤T≤K≤J≤X
  Conclusions  I.F=J
(a) Only I follows 
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) Either I or II follows

Conclusions I.B=K
                      IV. T<P
(a) Only I and II follows
(b) Only II and III follows
(c) Only III and IV follows
(d) Only I and III follows
(e) Only II and IV follows

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