Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Prelims

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): In the following questions, the symbols @, #, ©, % and \$ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitely true and given your answer accordingly.

Q1. Statements:
M @ R, J % R, J # T
Conclusions:
I. T \$ M
II. T % R
III. M @ J
(a) Only I is true
(b) Both I and II are true
(c) Both II and III are true
(d) Both I and III are true
(e) All are true

Q2. Statements:
B \$ K, K # N, N % V
Conclusions:
I. B \$ V
II. V © K
III. B % N
(a) All are true
(b) Only I and II are true
(c) Only II is true
(d) Only I is true
(e) None of these

Q3. Statements:
H © D, T \$ D, F \$ H
Conclusions:
I. F © D
II. T % F
III. D \$ F
(a) None is true
(b) Only I is true
(c) Only II is true
(d) Only III is true
(e) All are true

Q4. Statements:
A % R, R © M, M \$ N
Conclusions:
I. N @ R
II. N % R
III. A % M
(a) Only III is true
(b) Only II is true
(c) Only either I or II is true
(d) Only either II or III is true
(e) None of these

Q5. Statements:
J @ B, T \$ B, T © K
Conclusions:
I. K \$ B
II. K % B
III. J @ T
(a) Only either I or II
(b) Only either II or III is true
(c) Only I is true
(d) Only I and III are true
(e) None of these

Solution(1-5):

S1. Ans.(e)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. T \$ M ( True )
II. T % R( True )
III. M @ J( True )

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. B \$ V( True )
II. V © K(  True )
III. B % N( True )

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. F © D( Not True )
II. T % F( Not True )
III. D \$ F( Not True )

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. N @ R( Not True )
II. N % R( Not True )
III. A % M( Not True )

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. K \$ B(  True )
II. K % B( Not True )
III. J @ T(  True )

Directions (6-10): In each question below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I II and III. 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.

Q6. Statements:
All grapes are plums. All plums are oranges. Some oranges are apples. Some apples are guavas.
Conclusions:
I. Some oranges are guavas.
II. Some guavas are oranges.
III. Some apples are plums.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only I & II follow
(c) Only I & III follow
(d) All I, II & III follow
(e) None of these

Q7. Statements:
Some pets are dogs. Some dogs are cats. Some dogs are rats. No rat is goat.
Conclusions:
I. Some cats are rats.
II. No cat is rat.
III. No goat is dog.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) Only either I or II follows

Q8. Statements:
Some roses are jasmines. Some jasmines are lilies. All lilies are marigolds. All marigolds are sunflowers.
Conclusions:
I. All lilies are sunflowers.
II. Some jasmines are marigolds.
III. Some jasmines are sunflowers.
(a) All follow
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II & III follows
(d) Only I & II follow
(e) None of these

Q9. Statements:
Some flats are houses. Some houses are bungalows. No bungalow is hotel. All hotels are restaurants.
Conclusions:
I. No bungalow is restaurant.
II. Some houses are hotels.
III. Some restaurants are hotels.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only III follows
(c) Only II & III follow
(d) None follows
(e) None of these

Q10. Statements:
Some lemons are chillies. No chilly is brinjal. All brinjals are sweets. Some sweets are desserts.
Conclusions:
I. No chilly is sweet.
II. Some lemons are desserts.
III. Some brinjals are desserts.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) None follows
(e) Either I or II follow

Directions (11-15): Study the information and answer the given questions:
Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H will have to submit the assignment in the months of March, June, August and September but not necessarily in the same order. In each month, the they will submit the assignment on either 18th or 23rd of the given month. Not more than two student will submit the assignment on the same month.
H will submit the assignment on 18th of any given month which has 31 days. Only one student will submit the assignment after F. Two students will submit the assignment between F and B. Only one student will submit the assignment between B and C. A will submit the assignment immediately after G. No one submit the assignment before D.

Q11. Who among following submit the assignment immediately after E?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) G
(d) No one.
(e) B

Q12. Who among following submit the assignment on 18th June?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) G
(d)H
(e) B

Q13. H will submit the assignment on which date and month?
(a) 23rd March
(b) 18th March
(c) 18th June
(d) 18th August
(e) None of these

Q14. Who among following will submit the assignment in the month of August?
(a) A, C
(b) C, B
(c) G, H
(d) H, C
(e) B, H

Q15. How many student(s) will submit the assignment between H and C?
(a) One
(b) No one.
(c) five
(d) two
(e) Four

Solution (11-15):

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol.