Dear Aspirants,

Solution:

(i) P buys perk and a band of Green colour. The one who buys band of green color has age which is a perfect cube. T buys band of Red color. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink and Blue color. R either buys Dairymilk and Temptation. So there will be two possible cases:

(ii)The one who buys 5-star has age which is perfect square. V is second youngest among the given ages. R’s age is a prime number.

(iii) The one who buy Temptation also buys band of Yellow color. R does not buy band of Yellow color. From this 2nd possibility will be eliminated. Now with 1
(iv) Q does not buy temptation and Kitkat. S does not buy Temptation. So V buys Temptation and band of yellow color. The one who buys white bands also buys Bournwill. Q does not buy band of White and Black color. So S buys Bournwill. The one who buys Bournwill is oldest among all the friends.
(v) Q’s age is an even number but not divisible by 5. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink or Blue colour. Q does not buy band of White or Pink color.

Solution:

(i) P buys perk and a band of Green colour. The one who buys band of green color has age which is a perfect cube. T buys band of Red color. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink and Blue color. R either buys Dairymilk and Temptation. So there will be two possible cases:

(ii)The one who buys 5-star has age which is perfect square. V is second youngest among the given ages. R’s age is a prime number.

(iii) The one who buy Temptation also buys band of Yellow color. R does not buy band of Yellow color. From this 2nd possibility will be eliminated. Now with 1
(iv) Q does not buy temptation and Kitkat. S does not buy Temptation. So V buys Temptation and band of yellow color. The one who buys white bands also buys Bournwill. Q does not buy band of White and Black color. So S buys Bournwill. The one who buys Bournwill is oldest among all the friends.
(v) Q’s age is an even number but not divisible by 5. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink or Blue colour. Q does not buy band of White or Pink color.

**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 (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:****Seven persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V are celebrating friendship day. So they buy different chocolates viz. 5-Star, Bournwill, Dairymilk, Kitkat, Munch, Perk, Temptation for their friends and also buys friendship bands of different color viz. Blue, Black, Green, Pink, Red, Yellow, white but not necessarily in the same order. Also they are of different ages viz. 21, 25, 19, 26, 30, 27, 20 but not necessarily in the same order. The one who buys white bands also buys Bournwill. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink and Blue colour. Q does not buy temptation and Kitkat. V is second youngest among the given persons. The one who buys band of green color has age which is a perfect cube. P buys perk and a band of Green colour. R either buys Dairymilk and Temptation. V does not buy Bournwill and Kitkat. T buys band of Red color. Q does not buy band of White or Pink color. R’s age is a prime number. The one who buy Temptation also buys band of Yellow color. S does not buy Temptation. R does not buy band of Yellow color. The one who buys 5-star has age which is perfect square. Q’s age is an even number but not divisible by 5. The one who buys Bournwill is oldest among all the friends.**

**Q1. Who among the following buys Temptation?**
P

R

V

T

Either (a) or (c)

Solution:

(i) P buys perk and a band of Green
colour. The one who buys band of green color has age which is a perfect
cube. T buys band of Red color. U buys
5-star but does not buy band of Pink and Blue color. R either buys Dairymilk and
Temptation. So there will be two possible cases:

(ii)The one who buys 5-star has age
which is perfect square. V is second youngest among the given ages. R’s age is
a prime number.

(iii) The one who buy Temptation also
buys band of Yellow color. R does not buy band of Yellow color. From this 2nd
possibility will be eliminated. Now with 1

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(iv) Q does not buy temptation and
Kitkat. S does not buy Temptation. So V buys Temptation and band of yellow
color. The one who buys white bands also buys Bournwill. Q does not buy band of White and
Black color. So S buys Bournwill. The one who buys Bournwill is oldest among
all the friends.

(v) Q’s age is an even number but not
divisible by 5. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink or Blue colour. Q
does not buy band of White or Pink color.

**Q2. R buys band of which color?**
Green

Black

Blue

Pink

Yellow

Solution:

(i) P buys perk and a band of Green colour. The one who buys band of green color has age which is a perfect cube. T buys band of Red color. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink and Blue color. R either buys Dairymilk and Temptation. So there will be two possible cases:

(ii)The one who buys 5-star has age which is perfect square. V is second youngest among the given ages. R’s age is a prime number.

(iii) The one who buy Temptation also buys band of Yellow color. R does not buy band of Yellow color. From this 2nd possibility will be eliminated. Now with 1

^{st}------
(iv) Q does not buy temptation and Kitkat. S does not buy Temptation. So V buys Temptation and band of yellow color. The one who buys white bands also buys Bournwill. Q does not buy band of White and Black color. So S buys Bournwill. The one who buys Bournwill is oldest among all the friends.

(v) Q’s age is an even number but not divisible by 5. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink or Blue colour. Q does not buy band of White or Pink color.

**Q3. Which of the following combination is true regarding S?**
Munch-Blue-26

Bournwill-White-30

5-Star-Black-25

Dairymilk-Pink-19

None of these

Solution:

(i) P buys perk and a band of Green colour. The one who buys band of green color has age which is a perfect cube. T buys band of Red color. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink and Blue color. R either buys Dairymilk and Temptation. So there will be two possible cases:

(ii)The one who buys 5-star has age which is perfect square. V is second youngest among the given ages. R’s age is a prime number.

(iii) The one who buy Temptation also buys band of Yellow color. R does not buy band of Yellow color. From this 2nd possibility will be eliminated. Now with 1

^{st}------
(iv) Q does not buy temptation and Kitkat. S does not buy Temptation. So V buys Temptation and band of yellow color. The one who buys white bands also buys Bournwill. Q does not buy band of White and Black color. So S buys Bournwill. The one who buys Bournwill is oldest among all the friends.

(v) Q’s age is an even number but not divisible by 5. U buys 5-star but does not buy band of Pink or Blue colour. Q does not buy band of White or Pink color.

**Q4. Which of the following Chocolate is brought by the one whose age is 25 yrs?**
5-Star

Dairymilk

Perk

Bournwill

Munch

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**Q5. Which of the following combination is false?**
Dairymilk-Pink-19

5-Star-Black-25

Bournwill-White-30

Kitkat-Red-21

Temptation-Green-20

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**Directions (6-7): In each question below are given some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to assume everything in the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then find out which of the given conclusions does not logically follow from the statements, disregarding commonly known facts.**

**Q6. Statements: Some A are S.****No S is W.****Some W are P.****Conclusions:**
Some A are not W.

No W is a S.

Some P are not S.

Some A are P.

Some P are W

**Q7. Statements: All K are P.****Some P are not N.****All N are B.****Conclusions:**
All K being B is a possibility.

Some K are N.

Some B are N.

Some P are K.

All N are P is a possibility.

**Directions (8): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:**

**G, H, I, J and K are five friends who work in an office on particular day in a week from Monday to Friday. K does not work on Tuesday. H works either on Monday or on Friday. I works on Wednesday. J does not work on Friday. G works on Monday.**

**Q8. J works on which of the following day?**
Tuesday

Monday

Thursday

Wednesday

None of these

**Q9. P is the son of Q’s father’s sister. R, who is unmarried son of S, who is the mother of V and grandmother of Q. T is the father of U and maternal grandfather of P. How is V’s brother related to U?**
Niece

Sister-in-law

Sister

Mother

Brother

**Q10. In a certain code language "exam is costlier than pencil" is written as "atlm oknt psmop krrzmn ddnnx" and "pencil and exam" is written as "krrzmn uvwx oknt" ,then what is the code for “exam” ?**
krrzmn

oknt

atlm

psmop

Can’t be determined

Solution:

We get that the code for 'exam' is either

*'krrzmn'*or*'oknt'*.**Directions (11-12): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below: A person starts traveling from his house. He travelled 5km towards east direction from there he turns 90 degree in anticlockwise direction after moving 3 km he takes left turn and walks 5km from there he again turns 90 degree anticlockwise direction . After travelling 1 km he turns to the left and travelled 1 km and turns 45 degree anticlockwise direction.**

**Q11. In which direction he is facing now?**
North

North east

South west

West

None of these

**Q12. If he turns 135 degree in anticlockwise direction from his final position. Then in which direction will he be facing towards?**
North

North east

South west

West

None of these

**Q13. Which of the following symbols should replace the sign (?) and (#) respectively in the given expression in order to make the expression X>U and S>P definitely true?****P≤Q(?)R<S=X(#)T≥U**
<, =

≥, ≤

>, ≤

=, >

≥, >

Solution:

**Q14. If D < C >**F ≥ B = A < Z **is definitely true then which of the following is definitely false?**
F≥A

B>Z

D>F

F<C

Z>A

Solution:

**Q15. If K < S < L****≥ M > O = P****is definitely true then which of the following is definitely true?**
L>O

P>M

M>S

L=O

M>K

Solution:

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