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Reasoning Questions for SBI PO Prelims 2018

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it a cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming SBI PO Prelims and other banking exams is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz with the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

Seven Persons – P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V – live on separate floors of a seven-storied building, but not in the same order. The ground floor of the building is numbered 1, the floor above it 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each person likes different colours – Blue, Black, White, Red, Pink, Purple, Grey, but not necessarily in the same order.

The person who likes Red lives on floor numbered four. P does not live on the lowermost floor. P lives on any odd numbered floor below the one who likes Red. Only two persons live between P and the person who likes Grey. Only one person lives between Q and U. U lives on an even numbered floor and does not like Red. Only three persons live between the persons who like Blue and White respectively. The person who likes Blue lives on any floor above the Q’s floor. The person who likes Blue does not live on the topmost floor. V lives on an even numbered floor but neither immediately above nor immediately below the floor of P. R does not like Blue and White. Only two persons live between S and the one who likes Red. The person who likes Pink lives on the floor immediately above the floor of the person who likes Purple.

Q1. How many persons live between the floors on which V and S live?
(a) Three
(b) Two
(c) Four
(d) Five
(e) No one

Q2. Which of the following statements is/are true according to the given information?
(a) T lives on floor numbered 5 and he does not like Red
(b) P likes Pink and he does not live on floor numbered 4
(c) R likes Black and he lives on the topmost floor
(d) Only two persons live between the floors of T and U
(e) All the statements are true

Q3. Who among the following lives on the floor immediately above the floor of P?
(a) Q
(b) U
(c) V
(d) R
(e) No one

Q4. Who among the following lives exactly between the floors on which V and Q live?
(a) S
(b) U
(c) P
(d) T
(e) No one

Q5. Who among the following does like White colours?
(a) U
(b) S
(c) Q
(d) T
(e) V

S1. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): Each of the following questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer.

(a) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) If the data in either statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) If the data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) If the data in both the statements I and II are together necessary to answer the question.

Q6. Who amongst P, Q, R, S and T is the tallest?
I. P is taller than Q. T is not the tallest.
II. R is taller than P. S is not the tallest.

Q7. In which direction is point E, with respect to point S?
I. Point D is to east of point E. Point E is to the south of point F.
II. Point F is to the north-west to point S. Point D is to the north of point S.

Q8. In which month of the year did Raman go abroad for a vacation?
I. Raman correctly remembers that he went for a vacation in the first half of the year.
II. Raman’s son correctly remembers that they went for a vacation after 31st March but before 1st May.

Q9. On which day of the same week is Rudra’s exam scheduled (Monday being the first day of the week)?
I. Rudra correctly remembers that his exam is scheduled on a day after Tuesday, but before Thursday of the same week.
II. Rudra’s father correctly remembers that Rudra’s exam is scheduled on the third day of the week.

Q10. How many marks has Sujit scored in the test?
I. Sujit scored two-digit marks. Her marks were less than or equal to 20.
II. Sujit scored more than 9 marks in the test.

Solutions (6-10):

S6. Ans.(e)
Sol. From I: P > Q, but T is not the tallest.
From II: R > P, but S is not the tallest.
From I and II: R > P > Q. Neither S nor T can be the tallest. Hence R is the tallest.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. From I: Possible months: January, February, March, April, May or June.
From II: Raman’s son correctly remembers that his father went on vacation after 31st March but before 1st May.
So his father went on vacation in the month of April.

Hence only II is sufficient.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. From I: The possible day of exam is Wednesday.
From II: The third day of the week is Wednesday.

Hence, either statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient.

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. From I: Two-digit marks is less than or equal to 20.
Possible marks: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.
From II: Sujit scored more than 9 marks.
Possible marks: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Hence, statement I and II together are not sufficient.

Directions (11 –15): In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statements(s). The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer
(a) If only conclusion I is true.
(b) If only conclusion II is true.
(c) If either conclusion I or II is true.
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(d) If both conclusions I and II are true.

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