Reasoning Questions for IDBI PO 2017


Directions (1-5): Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or of a common cause. One of the these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
Mark answer 
(a) if statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
(b) if statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.
(c) if both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes.
(d) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
(e) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.

Q1. A. State Govt has ordered immediate ban on airing of certain movie channels on television.
B. A few social activists have come together and demanded ban on telecasting ‘Adult’ movies on television.
Q2. A. Employment scenario in the country has remarkably improved recently.
B. The number of prospective job-seekers going abroad has increased recently.

Q3. A. Government has tightened security checks at all important places and also at various public places.
B. Incidences of terrorist attacks are increasing day by day.

Q4. A. The high court has fixed a time limit for repairing all the roads in the city.
B. Road development authorities in the city are carrying out road repair work on an urgent basis.

Q5. A. There is an outbreak of several epidemics in the country.
B. There was a worst flood situation ever experienced in the past in most parts of the country.

Directions (6-10): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have a consider the statement and the following assumption and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Given answer
(a) if only assumption I is implicit.
(b) If only assumption II is implicit.
(c) if either assumption I or II is implicit.
(d) if neither assumption I nor II is implicit.
(e) if both assumption I and II are implicit.

Q6. Statement: Please send an official letter rather than semiofficial on this subject this time.
Assumptions: 
I. The format and emphasis of different types of letters is different.
II. We can send different types of letters on the same subject.

Q7. Statement: Please check the availability of two tickets from Delhi to Lucknow.
Assumptions: 
I. The person checking knows the desired mode of travel.
II. The person checking knows the details of the person travelling.

Q8. Statement: If you want to increase your writing speed, use 0.9 pen.
Assumptions: 
I. There are different types of pen available.
II. The person being told understands what is 0.9 pen.

Q9. Statement: The employees’ association urged its members to stay away from the annual function as many of their demands were not met by the management.
I. Majority of the members of the association may not attend the function.
II. The management may cancel the annual function.

Q10. Statement: A very large number of people stood in the queue for buying tickets for one day international cricket match scheduled to be played in the city on the next day.
Assumptions: 
I. No other one day international cricket match may be played in the city for the next six months.
II. Majority of those who stood in the queue may be able to get ticket for one day international cricket match.

Directions (11-15): Each of the 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 answers.
(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 either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data in neither statement I nor II are sufficient to answer the question.
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q11. Among P, Q, R, S and T, sitting in a straight line, facing North, who sits exactly in the middle of the line?
I. P sits third to the left of S. T is an immediate neighbour of P as well as R.
II. T sits second to the left of S. Q is not an immediate neighbour of either T or S.

Q12. Among five friends A, B, C, D and E, sitting around a circular table, facing the centre, who sits to the immediate right of A?
I. E sits third to the right of D. A is not an immediate neighbour of D.
II. C sits second to the left of B. A is not an immediate neighbour of C.

Q13. Who among P, Q, R, S and T is the tallest?
I. P is taller than S and T but shorter than R. Q is taller than S.
II. T is taller than S. P is not the tallest.

Q14. In which month of the year did Rahul go abroad for a vacation?
I. Rahul correctly remembers that he went for a vacation in the first half of the year.
II. Rahul’s son correctly remembers that they went for a vacation after 31st March but before 1st May.

Q15. Is C the grandmother of M?
I. C is the mother of D. D is the brother of M’s father.
II. E is the mother of S. S is the sister of M. F, the aunt of S, is the only daughter of C.