Previous Year Questions of Reasoning for IBPS Exams 2016


Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:
Madan and Rohit are in the same team of hockey. Parth defeated Rohit in badminton but lost to Sachin in tennis. Nitin teams with Sagar in football and with Sachin in hockey. Rohit defeated Sachin in chess. Those who play cricket do not play badminton, volleyball or tennis. Madan and Parth are in opposite teams of basketball. Nitin represents his state in cricket while Sagar does so at the district level. Boys who play chess do not play football, basketball or volleyball. Madan and Parth are together in the volleyball team. Boys who play football also play hockey.

Q1. Name the boys who do not play football.
(a) Sachin, Nitin
(b) Rohit, Sagar
(c) Rohit, Sachin
(d) Rohit, Nitin
(e) None of these

Q2. Who plays both hockey and tennis?
(a) Sachin
(b) Rohit
(c) Nitin
(d) Parth
(e) None of these

Q3. Which is the most popular game with this group?
(a) Cricket
(b) Hockey
(c) Football
(d) Badminton
(e) None of these

Q4. Who plays the largest number of games?
(a) Sagar
(b) Rohit
(c) Parth
(d) Nitin
(e) None of these

Q5. Which boy plays both badminton and hockey?
(a) Sachin
(b) Rohit
(c) Nitin
(d) Parth
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the given information and answer the following questions :
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement .

Input: Would 50 24 84 cast fold 39 how 20 04 got dust.
Step - I: - 84 50 24 cast fold 39 how 20 04 got dust would.
Step - II: - 84 04 50 24 fold 39 how 20 got dust would cast.
Step - III: - 84 04 50 24 fold 39 20 got dust would cast how.
Step - IV: - 84 04 50 20 24 fold 39 got would cast how dust.
Step - V: - 84 04 50 20 39 24 fold would cast how dust got.
Step -VI: - 84 04 50 20 39 24 would cast how dust got fold.

Step VI is the last step of the arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: Fat 80 almost that 19 07 boost come 29 38 gun 49 hut 68.

Q6. How many steps will be required to complete the given input ?
(a) Five 
(b) Six 
(c) Seven 
(d) Eight 
(e) Nine

Q7. Which element would be at 6th position from the right end in step III ?
(a) 29 
(b) 38 
(c) gun 
(d) come 
(e) None of these

Q8. Which step number would be the following output ?

80 07 68 fat 19 come boost 29 gun 38 49 hut that almost
(a) Step III 
(b) Step V 
(c) Step II
(d) There will be no such step 
(e) None of these

Q9. What is the position of boost in step IV ?
(a) First from right 
(b) Sixth from the left 
(c) Sixth from the right 
(d) Ninth from right 
(e) None of these

Q10. Which element is third to the left of 'fat' in step IV ?
(a) 07 
(b) almost 
(c) hut 
(d) 38 
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): In each question below a statement (or a passage) is followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken in for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and then decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. Give answer:
(a) if only assumption I is implicit.
(b) if only assumption II is implicit.
(c) if either assumption I or assumption II is implicit.
(d) if neither of the assumptions is implicit.
(e) if both the assumptions are implicit.

Q11. Statement: 'You are expected to be frank and objective while writing yourself appraisal report' - An institution for writing self appraisal report.
I. Unless cautioned, people may tend to be little shy and less objective while writing their self appraisal report.
II. Every self appraisal report helps the person in his further development.

Q12. Statement: The higher echelon of any organisation are expected to be models of observational learning and should not be considered as merely sources of reward and punishments.
I. Employees are likely to be sensitive enough to learn by observing the behaviour of their bosses.
II. Normally bosses are considered as sources of reward and punishment.

Q13. Statement: "But, out of A,B,C and D products, you buy 'B' which alone is based on the international technology" - A shopkeeper tells a customer.
I. The customers normally accept the recommendation of the shopkeeper.
II. Use of international technology is supposed to ensure better quality standards.

Q14. Statement: Market trends are changing continuously and with increasing competitiveness, the consumers demands with respect to the prices and
quality is gradually increasing.
I. Consumers did not care for the prices and quality earlier.
II. Market competitiveness is not favorable for the consumers.

Q15. Statement: The company has the right to reject any application form without furnishing any reason while shorting the list of candidates for interview - a condition mentioned in the employment notice.
I. It is desirable to call only eligible candidates for interview.
II. The company believes in following impartial practice in all functions.


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