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### Reasoning Questions for Indian Bank PO Mains

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams like Indian Bank PO Mains is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-

Six employees i.e. P, B, Z, M, O and G of a company are going to office on different days of same week. This week period start from Wednesday to Tuesday. One day in between of this week is holiday. They have different bikes i.e. Fuoco, Avenger, Ducati, Thunderbolt, Suzuki and Honda but not necessary in same order. They are using their own bikes to go to office. P is going to office just after holiday via Suzuki bikes. The one who is going to office on Tuesday is using Avenger bike. M is going to office just after the one who is using Ducati bike but not after holiday. There is one day gap between P and O who is using Fuoco. B is going to office after holiday. G does not have Ducati bike but he is going to office after the day on which the one who is using Thunderbolt. The one who is using Honda is not going to office after holiday. O is not going to office just after and before G.

Q1. Who among the following is using Thunderbolt bike?
Z
B
G
O
M
Solution:

Q2. Who among the following is going to office on Wednesday?
M
Z
O
G
P
Solution:

Q3. How many employees are going to office before holiday?
One
Two
Three
Four
None
Solution:

Q4. Who among the following is using Avenger bike?
M
Z
O
G
P
Solution:

Q5. Who among the following is going to office on Sunday?
M
Z
O
G
P
Solution:

Q6. When income tax rates are reduced, there is an increase in total income tax revenues for the Government. Which of the following is analogous to the argument above in terms of its logical features?
If the city municipal corporation increases taxes on property by 1% it will raise tax revenues, which can be used for garbage disposal management.
The Leader of the Opposition at the Parliament argued that a restriction on the Import of Chinese manufacturing products will increase the sales of Indian manufacturing products.
The balance of payment of a country will improve if the country reduces its imports and increases exports.
Citizens earning more than 15 lakh rupees per annum pay at an increased tax rate of 40%. Citizens earning less than 1 lakh rupees per annum can be exempted from paying income taxes without decreasing the revenues of the Income Tax Department.
Solution:
The argument can be broken down to simpler terms. Instates that if (a) is reduced, (b) increases which causes an increase in (c). Option (c) is analogous to this. It says if number of words is more, the advertisement won’t be read, and if it isn’t read, the product won’t be sold. Thus, reducing the number of words in an advertisement would lead to an increase in readership and subsequently increase in sales.

Q7. Impressions are direct, vivid, and forceful products of immediate experience; ideas are merely feeble copies of these original impressions. Assuming the above statement is true, which of the statements logically follow from it? I. Every impression leads to an idea. II. Ideas must follow an antecedent impression. III. The colour of the 2011 XAT test booklet right in front of a candidate is an impression to her, whereas the memory of the colour of her television set is an idea. IV. If one was interested in the origin of the idea of the colour of a television set, then one need to understand the impressions from which this idea was derived.
I & III
II & III
II & IV
II, III & IV
I, II, III & IV
Solution:
Statement I cannot, be concluded from the given statement. While ideas are always derived from impressions, it does not follow that all impressions will give rise to ideas.

Q8. Alfredo, Diego and Lionel are discussing Argentinean football. Alfredo: Argentina was a football powerhouse. Diego: Argentina is a football powerhouse. Lionel: Argentina will be a football powerhouse. Which of the following cannot be inferred from the above conversation?
Lionel is optimistic about the future.
Alfredo, Diego and Lionel may disagree on certain things.
Diego views the present positively.
Alfredo completely disagrees with Diego.
Alfredo has positive feelings about the past.
Solution:
All options except (d) are inferred from the conversation. Alfredo talks about Argentina being a football power house in the past, while Diego talks about the team being a powerhouse in the present. The two are talking about different time frames and hence it can’t be inferred that either of them may completely disagree with the other.

Q9. Ethologists, people who study animal behaviour, have traditionally divided an organism's actions into two categories: learned behaviour (based on experience) and instinctive behaviour (based on genotype). Some current scholars reject this distinction, claiming that all behaviour is a predictable interaction of experience and genotype. Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the arguments made in the sentence above?
All organisms with identical genotypes and identical experience sometimes respond differently in different situations.
All organisms with different genotypes and identical experience always respond identically in identical situations.
All organisms with similar genotypes and similar experience always respond differently in identical situations.
All organisms with identical genotypes and identical experience always respond identically in identical situations.
All organisms with identical genotypes and different experience always respond identically in identical situations.
Solution:
The argument states that ethnologists divide an organism’s actions as learned i.e. experience based and instinctive i.e. genotype based behavior. Some current scholars reject this distinction by saying that all animal behavior is a result of predictable interaction of experience and genotype. This means if all organisms have identical genotype and all of them undergo identical experience, they would exhibit identical behavior. Option (d) strengths the claim made by the current scholars by stating the same.

Q10. The Civic administration has asked the residents of the dilapidated buildings to move out as these buildings will be demolished within the next thirty days Assumptions: I. The Civic administration may be able to demolish these buildings as per schedule. II. The residents of these buildings may vacate and stay elsewhere
If only assumption I is Implicit
If only assumption II is Implicit
If either I or II is Implicit
If both I and II are Implicit
If neither I nor II Implicit.
Solution:
I is implicit in the deadline given. II is implicit in the notice given to the residents to move out.

Directions (11-15): In each question below are given three statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q11. Statements:
I. No lappy are books.
II. All books are copy.
III. All copy are pens.
Conclusions:
I. No lappy are copy.
II. No lappy are pens.
III. Some copy are not books.
IV. Some pens are not books.
Only I follows
Only III follows
Only IV follows
None follows
None of these
Solution:

Q12. Statements:
I. Some bus are truck.
II. Some truck are cars.
III. Some cars are trains.
Conclusions:
I. No bus are trains.
II. No cars are bus.
III. Some truck are trains.
IV. Some cars are bus.
None follows
Only I and II follow
Only II and III follow
All follow
None of these
Solution:

Q13. Statements:
I. Some cats are dogs.
II. All dogs are rats.
III. Some Rats are fox.
Conclusions:
I. Some cats are fox.
II. Some dogs are fox.
III. Some rats are not cats.
IV. Some rats are not fox.
Only I follows
Only II follows
Only III follows
None follows
None of these
Solution:

Q14. Statements:
I. No Delhi are Goa.
II. No Goa are Chennai.
III. All Chennai are Pune.
Conclusions:
I. No Goa are Delhi.
II. Some Goa are not Chennai.
III. Some Chennai are Pune.
IV. Some Pune are Chennai.
All follows
Only I, II and III follow
Only II, III and IV follow
Only I, II and IV follow
None of these
Solution:

Q15. Statements:
I. Some Lucknow are UP.
II. All MP are Lucknow.
III. All Delhi are MP.
Conclusions:
I. Some UP are Lucknow.
II. All Delhi are Lucknow.
III. Some Lucknow are not Delhi.
IV. All Lucknow are Delhi.
Only I, II and III follow
Only I, II and IV follow
Only I and II follow
Only I and III follow
None of these
Solution: