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### Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2019

Reasoning Section can make or break one's chances to ace any banking examination. Practising with sample questions is an onerous task for that's the only key to ace this section of competitive exams. The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on the 20th of January 2019. Adda247 is here with "Practice Marathon for Clerk Mains 2018"  with practice questions on all the topics that are likely to be asked in the exam. Today is Day 13 of IBPS Clerk Mains Practice Marathon, attempt this Reasoning quiz and win the marathon against lakhs of IBPS Clerk Candidates.

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

Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In the first row, A, B, C, D and E are seated and all of them are facing south. In the 2nd row, P, Q, R, S and T are seated and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. S sits third to the left of P. A faces an immediate neighbor of S. Only one person sits between C and A. Only one person sits between B and D. Q and T are immediate neighbors. T does not face A and B. the one who sits second to the right of E faces Q.

Q1. How many persons are seated between B and E?

None
One
Two
Three
Can’t be determined
Solution:

Q2. Who amongst the following faces D?
P
Q
R
S
T
Solution:

Q3. Which of the following is true regarding Q?
P and R are immediate neighbor of Q.
Q sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
E is an immediate neighbor of the person who is facing Q.
S sits on the immediate left of Q.
None of these
Solution:

Q4. Who amongst the following may be sitting exactly in the middle of the rows?
A and T
D and S
D and P
P and C
A and Q
Solution:

Q5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
B
D
Q
R
S
Solution:

Directions (6-8): In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Q6. Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of these 160 runs were made by spinners.

Conclusions:
I. 80% of the team consists of spinners.
II. The opening batsmen were spinners.
If only conclusion I follow.
If only conclusion II follows.
If either I or II follows.
If neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow
Solution:
According to the statement, 80% of the total runs were made by spinners. So, I does not follow. Nothing about the opening batsman is mentioned in the statement. So, II also does not follow.

Q7. Statement: The government run company had asked its employees to declare their income and assets but it has been strongly resisted by employees union and no employee is going to declare his income.
Conclusions:
I. The employees of this company do not seem to have any additional undisclosed income besides their salary.
II. The employee’s union wants all senior officers to declare their income first.
If only conclusion I follow.
If only conclusion II follows.
If either I or II follows.
If neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow
Solution:
Neither of the conclusions logically follows from the given statements.

Q8. Statement: The Official Secrets Act (O.S.A) enacted by the XYZ Government during the war seems to be the source of much corruption in the country ‘P’.
Conclusions:
I. The Official Secrets Act has to be abolished immediately to stop corruption in country ‘P’.
II. The XYZ government wanted to encourage corruption in the government Offices.
If only conclusion I follow.
If only conclusion II follows.
If either I or II follows.
If neither I nor II follows
If both I and II follow
Solution:
Only I follow and II does not follow because no government wants or intends to encourage corruption in the government offices. So it’s not valid.

Q9. Statement: The government is likely to put some money in your bank account every month by deducting a portion of the subsidy each family receives through various government welfare schemes and putting an equivalent amount of cash in the account of the beneficiary.
Which of the following has been assumed in the above statement? (An assumption is something that is not directly stated but is supposed or taken for granted.)
Demand for goods and services will go up.
Subsidy pilferage will stop.
There will be a decrease in corruption.
Banks’ profit will increase.
Bank account holders will maintain a minimum balance in their accounts.
Solution:
The transition to cash subsidy has been made with the assumption that pilferage that takes place due to middlemen will stop.

Q10. Basmati rice exporters are gearing up to top the market in China which recently decided to allow imports from India.
Which of the following can be a possible assumption in the given statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted)
Exporters believe, it may take a couple of years to develop this new market, which largely consumes the glutinous sticky rice.
China presents a new market for Indian exporters, who have seen a surge in volumes of basmati in recent years.
China’s market has monopoly in competition market.
Basmati rice is high in demand all over the world.
None of these.
Solution:
All the statements have the additional information which can’t be generally assumed.

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

789     876     887     998     356

Q11. If 3 is added to the second digit of each of the numbers how many numbers thus formed will be divisible by three?

None
One
Two
Three
None of these

Q12. If all the digits in each of the numbers are arranged in descending order within the number, which of the following will be the highest number in the new arrangement of numbers?
789
876
887
356
none of these

Q13. What will be the resultant number if the second digit of the second lowest number is divided by the third digit of the highest number?
2
3
0
1
4

Q14. If 3 is substracted to the first digit and 1 is added to the last digit of each of the numbers then which of the following numbers will be the second highest number?
789
876
887
356
998

Q15. If in each number the first and the third digits are interchanged then which will be the highest number?
789
876
887
356
998