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Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

The reasoning is a game of wits and presence of mind! Yes, it is true and it might seem as the greatest of the challenge after English Section’s surprises but yet this one can easily be dealt with. You just need correct practice and hardwire your brain to quickly make decisions about what to attempt and what to leave. And for same we are providing you questions of Reasoning Question and Answers. Solve these to Practice latest pattern reasoning question for bank exams.

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.
Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons each. In row 1, L, M, N, O and P are sitting and all of them are facing south. In row 2, A, B, C, D and E 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. Each of them likes different colours-Pink, Blue, Red, Black, Green, Yellow, Grey, Purple, cyan and Brown but not necessarily in the same order.
L sits one of the end of the row. P sits third to the right of M and one of them sits at the end of the row. The immediate neighbour of P faces the one who likes Grey colour. C does not face the one who likes Black colour. O likes Green colour and faces the one who likes Cyan colour. E, sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes Yellow. L, likes Blue colour and his immediate neighbour faces the one who likes Yellow colour. O faces the one who sits third to the right A. D sits third to the left of the one who likes Brown colour. N likes Black colour. Two persons sits between the one who likes Pink and the one who likes Purple colour. D does not face the one who likes Purple colour. B does not like Red colour.

Q1. Who among the following likes Purple colour?
(a) P
(b) N
(c) B
(d) M
(e) None of these

Q2. Which of the following colour does B like?
(a) Blue
(b) Grey
(c) Green
(d) Pink
(e) None of these

Q3. If L related to D in the same way N related to E then following the same pattern P is related to?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) E
(d) D
(e) B

Q4. Who among the following sits opposite to D?
(a) L
(b) M
(c) N
(d) P
(e) None of these

Q5. Who among the following likes Red colour?
(a) D
(b) M
(c) C
(d) P
(e) A

Directions (6-10): Study the information carefully and answer the question given below.
In a certain code language,
“the Indian journal” is written as “ 14\$6  8#3  15#7”
“recurrent encephalitis outbreak” is written as “5#9   14\$12   21\$8”
“among emaciated children” is written as “ 13#5   8\$8  13#9”

Q6. Which of the following is the code of ‘Nainital’?
(a) 1#8
(b) 8\$1
(c) 1\$8
(d) 1#7
(e) None of these

Q7. Which of the following is the code of ‘charged’?
(a) 8#7
(b) 7#8
(c) 8\$7
(d) 7\$8
(e) None of these

Q8.Which of the following is the code of ‘behave You’?
(a) 5#6  15\$3
(b) 5#6 15#3
(c) 5#L 15#3
(d) 5\$6  15#3
(e) None of these

Q9. Which of the following can be the code of ‘meaning’?
(a) 5#10
(b) 5#12
(c) 5#8
(d) 15#10
(e) None of these

Q10. Which of the following is code for ‘prevalent’?
(a) 9#18
(b) 18#9
(c) 18\$9
(d) 9\$18
(e) None of these

Q11. Nations do not compete with each other in the way corporations do.
Which of the following most favours the weakness of the argument?
(a) Trade deficit is a sign of national strength; profits are a sign of corporate strength.
(b) Increase in human development index improves national standing and increase in market share improves corporate standing.
(c) Climate change negotiations lead to global improvement; CSR initiatives lead to image improvement.
(d) Nations go to war to capture territory, corporates contend against each other to capture market share.
(e) None of the above.

Q12. Civilization has taught us to be friendlier towards one another.
Which of the following would strengthen the given argument?
(a) Cats are loyal to their children, whereas men are loyal to their communities.
(b) Elephants move in a herd, whereas men live in nuclear families.
(c) Lions protect their own territories, whereas men capture other men’s territories.
(d) Nilgai and Cheetal stay together, whereas men of one race dominate another.
(e) None of the above.

Directions-Q13. Read the following paragraph carefully and answer the questions that follow.

After rising for several months, gold prices are likely to see a gradual decline in the short term on the back of strong global cues. With the US economy showing signs of recovery, domestic gold prices are expected to settle at under Rs. 30000 per 10 grams by March, although the decline may not be as steep as international prices.
I. Gold prices are determined by international market prices.
II. Prices of gold in local market are on a continuous decline
III. Soaring price of gold is not a positive sign for an economy.
IV. The US economy is very speculative.
V. There are strong signs of decline in the price as it was in the case of petroleum and crude oil five years ago. Later, the market did decline.

Q13. Which of the following statements (I), (II), (III), (IV) and (V) would weaken the argument of the author?
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Only IV
(d) Both II and III
(e) Both I and V

Q14. Statement: "A rare opportunity to be a professional while you are at home." — An advertisement for computer literate housewives by a computer company.
Assumptions:  I.  Some housewives simultaneously desire to become professional.
II. Computer industry is growing at a fast pace.
III. It is possible to be a professional as well as a housewife.
(a) Only I and II are implicit
(b) Only II and III are implicit
(c) Only I and III are implicit
(d) Only II is implicit
(e) None of these

II. Nobody loves reading any other material.
III. All are literate.
(a) None is implicit
(b) Only I and II are implicit
(c) All are implicit
(d) Only II and III are implicit
(e) None of these