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### Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk 2018

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 IBPS Clerk Prelims 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.

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Directions (1-5): In each of the questions below. Two/three statements are given followed by conclusions / group of conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume all the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts and then decide which of the given two conclusions logically follows from the information given in the statements.

Q1. Statements :
Some squares are circles.
No circle is a triangle.
No line is a square.
Conclusions :
I. All squares can never be triangles.
II. Some lines are circles.
if only conclusion I follows
if only conclusion II follows
if either I or II follows
if neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow

Q2. Statements :
Some squares are circles.
No circle is a triangle.
No line is a square.
Conclusions:
I. No triangle is a square.
II. No line is a circle.
if only conclusion I follows
if only conclusion II follows
if either I or II follows
if neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow

Q3. Statements :
All songs are poems.
All poems are rhymes.
No rhyme is a paragraph.
Conclusions :
I. No song is a paragraph.
II. No poem is a paragraph.
if only conclusion I follows
if only conclusion II follows
if either I or II follows
if neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow

Q4. Statements :
All songs are poems.
All poems are rhymes.
No rhyme is a paragraph.
Conclusions :
I. All rhymes are paragraph.
II. All songs are rhymes.
if only conclusion I follows
if only conclusion II follows
if either I or II follows
if neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow

Q5. Statements :
Some dews are drops.
All drops are stones.
Conclusions :
I. Atleast some dews are stones.
II. Atleast some stones are drops.
if only conclusion I follows
if only conclusion II follows
if either I or II follows
if neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow

Directions (6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

(i) Eight persons A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, and S are seated around a square table- two on each side.
(ii) There are three lady members and they are not seated next to each other.
(iii) Only Q is between S and B.
(iv) Only C is between P and B.
(v) D, a lady member, is second to the left of Q.
(vi) B, a male member, is seated opposite to A, a lady member.
(vii) Q is not a female member.

Q6. Who among the following are the three lady members?

A, D and Q
A, C and Q
C, D and Q
Cannot be Determined
None of These

Q7. Which of the following is true about P?
P is a male member
P is a female member
Gender of P cannot be determined
Position of P cannot be determined
None of These

Q8. Which of the following is true about the person sitting between A and D?
a male member
a female member
The person sitting between A and D is R.
Both (a) and (c)
None of These

Q9. How many persons are sitting between R and B?
One
Two
Three
Cannot be determined
None of These

Q10. Who among the following is to the immediate left of B?
C
Q
P
Cannot be Determined
None of These

Directions (11 – 15): Following questions are based on the five three-digit numbers given below:

369   717   922   625   434

Q11. If all the numbers are arranged in ascending order from left to right, which of the following will be the product of the first and last digits of the number which is in the middle in the new arrangements?

16
30
27
49
18
Solution:
exactly middle- 625 after arranging in the ascending order
Product of the first and the last digit of 625= 6x5= 30

Q12. If the positions of the first and third digits of each of the number interchange, what will be the sum of all the digits of the second lowest number?
13
15
16
11
20
Solution:
434 is the second lowest number after arranging the first and last digit of each of the numbers
Sum of all digits= 4 + 3 + 4 = 11

Q13. If one is subtracted from each odd digit and two is added to each even digit of each of the numbers, what will be the difference between the third digit and the first digit of the lowest number?
Zero
6
4
2
5
Solution:
288 is the lowest one
Required difference = 8 – 2 = 6

Q14. What will be the resultant if the first digit of the highest number is divided by the third digit of the lowest number?
0.5
1
2
2.2
None of these
Solution:
first digit of the highest number = 9
Third digit of the lowest number = 9
So 9/9 = 1

Q15. If all the digits in each of the numbers are arranged in descending order within the number from left to right, which of the following will be the second highest number in the new arrangement
369
717
922
625
None of these
Solution:
922 is the second highest number after arranging the digits in descending order.

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