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Reasoning Questions for IBPS PO 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 like IBPS PO 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 exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-3): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

There are some persons sitting in a row facing in north direction. Four persons sit between A and Q. Three persons sit between M and C. Four persons sit between M and Q. R sits to the immediate left of Q. Only five persons sit to the right of M. As many persons sit between R and Q as sit between Q and C.

Q1. How many persons can sit in a row?
Twelfth
Ten
Fifteen
Eleven
None of these
Solution:

Q2. If B sits exactly between M and C, then what is the position of M with respect to B?
Fifth to the right
Second to the right
Second to the left
Seventh to the left
None of these
Solution:

Q3. What is the position of M with respect to A?
9th to right
2nd to the left
5th to the left
9th to the left
None of these
Solution:

Directions (4-6): Following questions are based on the information provided below:

‘A × B’
means ‘A is mother of B’.
‘A – B’
means ‘A is brother of B’.
‘A + B’
means ‘A is sister of B’.
‘A ÷ B’
means ‘A is father of B’.
‘A # B’
means ‘A is niece of B’.
‘A @ B’
means ‘A is daughter of B’.

Q4. If the expression “P ÷ Q × S – T @ R – U” is true, then which of the following is true?
T is father of R
U is aunt of T
P is grandfather of T
T is sister of U
None of these
Solution:

Q5. Which of the following means ‘R’ is son in law of P’?
P ÷ Q – T + R + S
P ÷ Q – Y- R + S
P × M – R + Q - S
P ÷ Q × S – T @ R – U
None of these
Solution:

Q6. If the expression T × M – R + Q – S @ U is true, then which of the following is false?
R is daughter of U
S is sister of M
R is sister of S
U is father of M
None of these
Solution:

Directions (7-11): In the following questions, the symbols @, #, %, \$ and © are used with the following meaning as illustrated below-
‘P#Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’
‘P©Q’ means ‘P is neither equal to nor smaller than Q’
‘P%Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor greater than Q’
‘P\$Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’
‘P@Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’
Now in each of the following questions assuming the given statement to be true, find which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

Q7. Statements: O \$ M © S @ Z % R \$ N
Conclusions:
I. O © Z
II. R \$ O
None is true
Only I is true
Only III is true
Either I or II is true
All are true
Solution:
I. O © Z (false) II. R \$ O(false) III.M © N(false)

Q8. Statements: B % M, K © M, A \$ B, C © A
Conclusions:
I. K © A
II. M @ C
III. M # C
Only I and III are true
Only III is true
Only I and II are true
All are true
None of these
Solution:

I. K © A(false) II. M @ C(false) III. M # C (true)

Q9. Statements: Z @ A, Y © Z, R \$ M, M © Z
Conclusions:
I. R © Z
II. Z © R
None is true
Only I is true
Only I and II are true
Only II and III are true
All are true
Solution:

I. R © Z(true) II. Z © R(false) III.Y © R(false)

Q10. Statements: M © S @ Z % R \$ N © O
Conclusions:
I. O # Z
II. R # M
III. S % N
None follows
Only I is true
Only III is true
Either I or II is true
All are true
Solution:

I. O # Z(true) II. R # M(false) III. S % N(false)

Q11. Statements: X © M, R \$ M, M © Z, Z @ A, Y © Z
Conclusions:
I. X © Z
II. Z © R
III.R % A
Only I is true
Only II is true
Only I and II are true
Only II and III are true
All are true
Solution:

I. X © Z(true) II. Z © R(false) III.R % A(false)

Direction (12-15). Read the information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Eight people J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and O are sitting in a circle facing the center. All of them are CEO of different companies — A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. They are not necessarily seated in the mentioned order. Two persons sit between the one who is CEO of company D and N. K is CEO of company C. J is CEO of company A and sits opposite to N. The one who is CEO of company E sits opposite to M. O is CEO of company G and sits second to the right of the one who is CEO of company D. L is CEO of company E. L is an immediate neighbor of the person who is CEO of company F. Q sits third right to K. M is CEO of company D. The person who is CEO of company H sits adjacent to the one who is CEO of company D. N is CEO of company B.

Q12. Who amongst the following is CEO of company H?
O
L
Q
K
None of these
Solution:
(i). From the conditions, Eight people J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and O are sitting in a circle facing the centre. J is CEO of company A and sits opposite to N. N is CEO of company B. Two persons sit between N and the one who is CEO of company D. O is CEO of company G and sits second to the right of the one who is CEO of company D. The person who is CEO of company H sits adjacent to the one who is CEO of company D. From this we get two possibilities:
(ii). From the conditions, M is CEO of company D. M sits opposite to the one who is CEO of company E. L is CEO of company E. L is an immediate neighbour of the person who is CEO of company F.
(iii). From the rest conditions, K is CEO of company C, so there is only one place for K. Q sits third right to K, so from this statement case 1 gets eliminated. We will get final solution.

Q13. What is K’s position with respect to N?
Third to the right
Second to the right
Third to the left
Second to the left
Fourth to the right
Solution:
(i). From the conditions, Eight people J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and O are sitting in a circle facing the centre. J is CEO of company A and sits opposite to N. N is CEO of company B. Two persons sit between N and the one who is CEO of company D. O is CEO of company G and sits second to the right of the one who is CEO of company D. The person who is CEO of company H sits adjacent to the one who is CEO of company D. From this we get two possibilities:
(ii). From the conditions, M is CEO of company D. M sits opposite to the one who is CEO of company E. L is CEO of company E. L is an immediate neighbour of the person who is CEO of company F.
(iii). From the rest conditions, K is CEO of company C, so there is only one place for K. Q sits third right to K, so from this statement case 1 gets eliminated. We will get final solution.

Q14. How many people are sitting between the one who is CEO of company F and N when counted in clockwise direction from N?
one
two
three
four
five
Solution:
(i). From the conditions, Eight people J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and O are sitting in a circle facing the centre. J is CEO of company A and sits opposite to N. N is CEO of company B. Two persons sit between N and the one who is CEO of company D. O is CEO of company G and sits second to the right of the one who is CEO of company D. The person who is CEO of company H sits adjacent to the one who is CEO of company D. From this we get two possibilities:
(ii). From the conditions, M is CEO of company D. M sits opposite to the one who is CEO of company E. L is CEO of company E. L is an immediate neighbour of the person who is CEO of company F.
(iii). From the rest conditions, K is CEO of company C, so there is only one place for K. Q sits third right to K, so from this statement case 1 gets eliminated. We will get final solution.

Q15. Four of the following five pairs are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
J-D
O-B
L-F
K-A
J- A
Solution:
(i). From the conditions, Eight people J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and O are sitting in a circle facing the centre. J is CEO of company A and sits opposite to N. N is CEO of company B. Two persons sit between N and the one who is CEO of company D. O is CEO of company G and sits second to the right of the one who is CEO of company D. The person who is CEO of company H sits adjacent to the one who is CEO of company D. From this we get two possibilities:
(ii). From the conditions, M is CEO of company D. M sits opposite to the one who is CEO of company E. L is CEO of company E. L is an immediate neighbour of the person who is CEO of company F.
(iii). From the rest conditions, K is CEO of company C, so there is only one place for K. Q sits third right to K, so from this statement case 1 gets eliminated. We will get final solution.

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