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Reasoning Questions for Canara Bank PO Exam 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 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 Night Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two or three statements given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.

Q1. M, N, O, P, Q ,R and S are seven policemen standing in a column(not necessarily in the same order) facing east. Who is exactly in the middle?
I. The number of persons between P and R is equal to that between S  and P.
II. M, who is 5th from left end, is 3 positions behind O.
III. N and M are adjacent to each other, so are Q and P.
(a) Only  I and II
(b) Only II
(c) Only I
(d) All are not sufficient
(e) None of these

Q2. P is in which direction with respect to Q?
I. M is to the North of R who is to the West of Q.
II. P is to the East of M.
III. P is to the North-East of R.
(a) Only I and II
(b) Only III
(c) Any two of the three
(d) All I, II and III are necessary
(e) Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements

Q3. What is the code for ‘rope’ in a code language?
I.‘use the rope’ is written as ‘nik pa re’ in the code language.
II. rope is straight’ is written as ‘pe da pa’
III. ‘always use rope’ is written as ‘ma re pa’
(a) Only I and III
(b) Only I and III
(c) Only II and III
(d) Only II and either I or III
(e) Can’t be determined

Q4. Who amongst Aniket, Aman, Divyaraj, Prakash and Mahesh is the first to take the lecture?
I. Aniket takes lecture before Prakash and Aman but after Mahesh.
II. Divyaraj is not the first to take the lecture.
III. Prakash is not the last to take the lecture.
(a) Only I
(b) Only I and II
(c) Only I and either II or III
(d) All I,II and III are necessary
(e) Can’t be determined

Q5. What is Rangoli’s rank from top in a class of 45 students?
I. Rangoli is five ranks below Samir, who is 15th from the bottom.
II. Radha is 30th from the top and Neera is 4th from the bottom.
III. Avantika is exactly in the middle of Radha and Neeta.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II and III
(c) Either only I or Only II and III
(d) Only I and either II or III
(e) None of these

Solutions (1-5):

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(e);
Sol.
From statement I

In all statement only direction is given but there is nothing mention about distance between two points. So it is not possible to decide that P is in which direction with respect to Q.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol.  From I and II =rope – ‘pa’
From III or II = rope – ‘pa’

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol.   From I- either Mahesh or Divyaraj took first lecture.
From II- Mahesh took first lecture

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. From I – Rangoli’s rank is 10th from the bottom.so (45-10+1)= 36th from the top.

Directions (6-10): In each question are given four statements followed by five conclusions, one of which definitely does not logically follow (or is not a possibility of occurrence) from the given statements. That conclusion is your answer.
(Note: You have to take the four given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically does not follow from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.)

Q6. Statements:
Some chocolates are toffees.
All toffees are gems.
All gems are candies.
No candy is a stone.
Conclusions:
(a) No toffee is a stone.
(b) Some chocolates are not stones.
(c) No gem is a stone.
(d) All stones being chocolates is a possibility.
(e) All gems being stones is a possibility.

Q7. Statements:
All letters are words.
No vowel is a consonant.
Some words are papers.
All papers are vowels.
Conclusions:
(a) Some papers are consonants.
(b) Some vowels not being papers is a possibility.
(c) All words being vowels is a possibility.
(d) No consonant is a vowel.
(e) No paper is a consonant.

Q8. Statements:
No table is a chair.
Some chairs are boxes.
No box is a cover.
All covers are drawers.
Conclusions:
(a) Some boxes are not tables.
(b) Some chairs are not covers.
(c) All chairs are covers.
(d) No cover is a box.
(e) Some drawers are covers.

Q9. Statements:
All cups are bottles.
Some bottles are jugs.
No jug is a bucket.
All buckets are tubs.
Conclusions:
(a) Some jugs are bottles.
(b) Some cups are jugs is a possibility.
(c) Some bottles are not buckets.
(d) No cup is a jug is a possibility.
(e) All tubs are jugs.

Q10. Statements:
All numbers are letters.
No letter is a book.
Some books are papers.
No paper is a copy.
Conclusions:
(a) No number is a book.
(b) Some books are not copies.
(c) Some papers are not numbers.
(d) Some books are not letters.
(e) All papers being letters is a possibility.

Directions (11-15): Study the following information to answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.
Input: 179 risky 201 unique local 156 jack 101 pick 141 187 visit
Step I: 101 179 risky unique local 156 jack pick 141 187 visit 201
Step II: 101 141 179 risky unique local 156 jack pick visit 187 201
Step III: 101 141 156 risky unique local jack pick visit 179 187 201
Step IV:  101 141 156 jack risky unique local pick visit 179 187 201
Step V: 101 141 156 jack local risky unique pick visit 179 187 201
Step VI: 101 141 156 jack local pick risky unique visit 179 187 201
Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement. As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: 67 neat visit 38 high 83 quit 49 goal 77 kick 44

Q11. How many steps would be needed to complete the arrangement?
(a) X
(b) VIII
(c) IX
(d) VII
(e)None of these

Q12. Which step number would be the following output?
38 44 49 goal high neat visit quit kick 67 77 83
(a) II
(b) VI
(c) V
(d) IV
(e) None of these

Q13. Which of the following would be Step I?
(a) 38 44 49 neat visit high quit goal kick 67 77 83
(b) 83 67 neat visit high quit 49 goal 77 kick 44 38
(c) 38 67 goal high neat visit quit 49 77 kick 44 83
(d) 38 67 neat visit high quit 49 goal 77 kick 44 83
(e) None of these

Q14. Which of the following would be the final arrangement?
(a) 67 77 83 goal high neat quit visit 38 44 49
(b) 38 44 49 goal high kick neat quit visit 67 77 83
(c) 38 44 49 67 77 83 goal high kick neat quit visit
(d) 38 44 49 goal quit high kick neat visit 67 77 83
(e) None of these

Q15. In Step IV, which of the following word/number would be on 7th position (from the right)?
(a) Visit
(b) High
(c) 67
(d) Kick
(e) None of these

Solutions (11-15):

Logic:- Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and lets understand how to solve it. As a first step let’s first understand the logic behind the Output. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
There are six numbers and six words in the input.
(a) The three numbers are placed in the beginning and the remaining three numbers are placed in the last.
(b) The numbers are rearranged in ascending order.
(c) The six words are rearranged in alphabetical order in the middle.
(d) In every step, upto step-III smallest no. is arranged to left and highest no. is arranged to right and further process is repeating in other two step. And in other steps words are arranged in ascending order.

Input: 67 neat visit 38 high 83 quit 49 goal 77 kick 44

Step I: 38 67 neat visit high quit 49 goal 77 kick 44 83
Step II: 38 44 67 neat visit high quit 49 goal kick 77 83
Step III: 38 44 49 neat visit high quit goal kick 67 77 83
Step IV: 38 44 49 goal neat visit high quit kick 67 77 83
Step V: 38 44 49 goal high neat visit quit kick 67 77 83
Step VI: 38 44 49 goal high kick neat visit quit 67 77 83
Step VII: 38 44 49 goal high kick neat quit visit 67 77 83

S11. Ans.(d)

Sol. Seven steps are needed to complete the arrangement.

S12. Ans.(c)

Sol.

S13. Ans.(d)

Sol.

S14. Ans.(b)

Sol.

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol.