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Reasoning Questions for SBI 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. Today is the Day 55 of the 60 Days SBI Clerk Prelims Study Plan. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams 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 study plan and the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

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

Nine people – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I who live on separate floors of a 9-floors building such that ground floor is numbered 1, first floor is numbered 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 9. Each one of them belongs to different city of India viz. P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W and X but not necessarily in the same order.

Only five people live above the floors on which A lives. Only one person lives between A and the one who belongs to U. F lives immediately below the one who belongs to Q. The one who belongs to Q live on an even numbered floor. Only three people lives between the one who belongs to U and the one who belongs to R. E lives immediately above C. E does not belong to R. Only two people lives between B and the one who belongs to X. The one who belongs to T doesn’t live below the floor on which B lives. H, who belongs to W lives on floor no. 8. The one who belongs to P does not live immediately above or immediately below E. D does not live immediately above or immediately below A. I belongs to X and lives immediately above H. C does not belong to S.

Q1. Who amongst the following lives immediately below the floor on which C lives?
(a) A
(b)B
(c) No one.
(d) G
(e) E

Q2. How many persons live between A and the one who belongs to T?
(a) One
(b) Three
(c) Two
(d) No one
(e) Four

Q3. Who lives on the floor immediately above E?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) G
(e) F

Q4. D belongs to which of the following city?
(a) Q
(b) U
(c) R
(d) T
(e) S

Q5. How many people live between the floors on which D and the one who belongs to X?
(a) None
(b) Two
(c) One
(d) More than three
(e) Three

Solution (1-5):

Sol. (i). By using the given conditions, only five people live above the floors on which A lives, so A lives on floor no 4. Only one person lives between A and the one who belongs to U, this will give two possibilities for U i.e. on floor 6 or floor 2. Only three people lives between the one who belongs to U and the one who belongs to R.  H, who belongs to W lives on floor no. 8. The one who belongs to Q live on an even numbered floor, so Q placed on floor number 4. F lives immediately below the one who belongs to Q. I belongs to X and lives immediately above H. Only two people lives between B and the one who belongs to X. So, we get two possible cases:
(ii). From rest conditions, E lives immediately above C. E does not belong to R, so   there is only one place for E and C i.e.  on the 2nd and 1st floor and since E doesn’t belong to R, so case  1  gets  cancelled. D does not live immediately above or immediately below A, so D lives on floor no 7 and G lives on floor no 5. The one who belongs to T doesn’t live below the floor on which B lives. The one who belongs to P does not live immediately above or immediately below E, the one who belongs to P lives on 5th floor. C does not belong to S, so, we get the final arrangement.
S1. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Q6. Pointing to a woman, D said, “she is the daughter of my grandfather’s only daughter”. How is D related to woman?
(a) Brother
(b) Aunt
(c) Mother
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) Father

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol.

Q7. How many meaningful words can be formed using the 3rd ,4th,6th and 7th alphabet of the word “ORDINARY”?
(a) none
(b) one
(c) two
(d) three
(e) more than three

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. RAID, ARID

Directions (8-9): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:

Each of the five friends P, Q, R, S and T get different ranks in an exam.  T and P get better ranks than Q. S gets better rank than only R. P is not the topper.

Q8. Who gets the lowest rank?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) S
(e) None of these

Q9. If T is related to Q, and P is related to S, then Q is related to whom?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) S
(e) None of these

Solutions (8-9):

Sol. T>P>Q>S>R

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Q10. How many pairs of letters are there in the word " ONTARIO" which have as many letters between them in the word as in the alphabetical series?
(a) none
(b) one
(c) two
(d) three
(e) more than three

Directions (11-15): In each question below are given some statements followed by some conclusions. 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:
Some cup are stick.
No stick is sugar.
All sugar is salt.
Conclusions:
I. All cup are salt is a possibility.
II. Some stick are salt.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Both I and II follow
(c) Only II follows
(d) None follows
(e) None of these

For I- From the venn diagram we cannot conclude that all cup are salt but in a case of possibility it will be true that all cup are salt.

For II- From the venn diagram, we can clearly see that some salt are not stick but we are not sure that some stick are salt.

Q12. Statements:
Some crow is bat.
Some bat are cat.
All bat are fly.
Conclusions:
I. Some fly are not cat.
II. Some crow can be cat.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Both I and II follow
(c) Only II follows
(d) Either I or II follows
(e) None follows

For I- From the venn diagram, since all the statements are positive so we cannot conclude negative relation in a definite case.

For II-. We cannot conclude that some crow are also a part of cat but we can conclude it true in a case of possibility, so conclusion ‘Some crow can be cat’ is true.

Q13. Statements:
All bottle are jug.
No jug is mug.
No mug are cap.
Conclusions:
I. Some bottle are cap.
II. Some cap are not bottle.
(a) Only II follows
(b) Both I and II follow
(c) Only I follows
(d) Either I or II follows
(e) None follows

For I- from the venn diagram, some bottle are cap is a false conclusion as there is no relation between bottle and cap.

For II- From the venn diagram, some cap are not bottle is a false conclusion as there is no relation between bottle and cap.

But as we know , when the subject and predicate is same in a some and some not case, then it will be a case of “either-or”.

Q14. Statements:
All states are city.
Some country are world.
No world is state.
Conclusions:
I. Some city are state.
II. All state are country is a possibility.
(a) Only I follows
(b) None follows
(c) Both I and II follow
(d) Only II follows
(e) None of these

For I- From the venn diagram we can clearly see that some city are states is a valid conclusion.

For II-  From the venn diagram we see that some country are not state but we cannot say that all state are country while in a case of possibility it will be true.

Q15. Statements:
Some bat are ball.
Some pen are mouse.
Some ball are pen.
Conclusions:
I. Some bat are pen.
II. Some ball are mouse.
(a) Only II follows
(b) Both I and II follow
(c) None follows
(d) Either I or II follows
(e) None of these

For I-. As we can see from the venn diagram that there is no direct relation between bat and pen so we can’t conclude that some bat are pen.

For II- As we can see from the venn diagram that there is no direct relation between ball and mouse so we can’t conclude that some ball are mouse.

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