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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 of 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 each question below are given two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. 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. Give answer.

(a) if only conclusion I follows.
(b) if only conclusion II follows.
(c) if either conclusion I or II follows.
(d) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
(e) if both conclusions I and II follow.

Q1. Statements:
All plates are glasses.
Some cups are glasses.
Conclusions:
I. At least some cups are plates.
II. Some glasses are cups.

Q2. Statements:
All trolleys are lamps.
No lamp is a chair.
Conclusions:
I. At least some trolleys are chairs.
II. Some chairs are definitely not trolleys.

Q3. Statements:
Some clothes are shirts.
All shirts are paints.
Conclusions:
I. All paints being clothes is a possibility.
II. Some shirts are clothes.

Q4. Statements:
No sand is a stone
No sand is a tree.
Conclusions:
I. No stone is sand.
II. No tree is a stone.

Q5. Statements:
Some teachers are doctors.
No doctor is a lawyer.
Conclusions:
I. Some teachers are not lawyers.
II. Some lawyers are doctors.

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. H is third to the right of C and second to the left of E. B is not an immediate neighbour of H or C. F is second to the right of D and is an immediate neighbour of C. G is not the neighbour of E.

Q6. Who among the following is second to the right of C?
(a) H
(b) G
(c) F
(d) E
(e) None of these

Q7. Who among the following is an immediate neighbour of H and E(both)?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) G
(e) None of these

Q8. In which of the following pairs the second person is sitting on the immediate right of the first person?
(a) A, H
(b) C, D
(c) G, H
(d) E, H
(e) F, C

Q9. Who among the following is second to the left of B?
(a) C
(b) H
(c) F
(d) A
(e) None of these

Q10. Who among the following is opposite D?
(a) A
(b) G
(c) H
(d) E
(e) None of these

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Q11. If the letters of the word AMERICA are arranged in the English alphabetical order from left to right, the position of how many letters will remain unchanged?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) None of these

Q12. In a certain code language TREAT is written as UBFSU and HABIT is written as UJCBI. How is AGREE written in that code language?
(a) FSHBF
(b) FSHFB
(c) FFSHB
(d) FFQBH
(e) None of these

Q13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) EV
(b) KP
(c) IR
(d) OL
(e) CW

S13. Ans.(e)
Sol.

Q14. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word STARVATION each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet? (In both forward and backward directions)
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three.

Q15. What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following series?
JK, MN, QR, VW, ?
(a) BC
(b) XY
(c) YZ
(d) AB
(e) None of these

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