Reasoning Questions for IPPB Mains 2017

Directions (1-5): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III & IV. 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.

Q1. Statements:
All camera are box.
Some box are jugs.
No jug is plates.
Some plates are tables.
Conclusions:
I. Some tables are box.
II. Some plates are camera.
III. No table is box.
IV. Some jugs are camera.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only IV follows
(e) Only either I or III follows

Q2. Statements:
Some coins are hairs.
All hairs are pots.
All pots are magic.
Some magic are buses.
Conclusions:
I. Some buses are hairs.
II. Some magic are coins.
III. No bus is a hairs.
IV. Some magic are hairs.
(a) Only I, II and IV follow
(b) Only II, III and IV follow
(c) Only either I or III and II follow
(d) Only either I or III and IV follow
(e) Only either I or III, II and IV follow

Q3. Statements:
All boys are honest.
All honest are tigers.
Some tigers are lions.
Some lions are monks.
Conclusions:
I. Some tigers are honest.
II. Some monks are boys.
III. Some tigers are boys.
IV. Some monks are honest.
(a) Only I and III follow
(b) Only I, II and III follow
(c) Only II, III and IV follow
(d) All I, II, III and IV follow
(e) None of these

Q4. Statements:
Some bundles are watches.
All watches are houses.
Some houses are jungles.
All jungles are rocks.
Conclusions:
I. Some rocks are bundles.
II. Some jungles are watches.
III. Some houses are bundles.
IV. Some rocks are houses.
(a) Only I and II follow
(b) Only I and III follow
(c) Only III and IV follow
(d) Only II, III and IV follow
(e) None of these

Q5. Statements:
Some stands are lamps.
Some flowers are lamps.
Some lamps are designs.
All designs are shines.
Conclusions:
I. Some shines are stands.
II. Some shines are flowers.
III. Some flowers are stands.
IV. Some designs are stands.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) Only IV follows

Directions (6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows containing five people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, P, Q, R, S and T are seated and all of them are facing south. In row 2, V, W, X, Y and Z are seated and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
Y sits third to the left of V. P faces immediate neighbour of Y. R sits second to the right of P. Only one person sits between Q and S. W and Z are immediate neighbours. Z does not face P and Q.

Q6. How many persons are seated between Q and T?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) Cannot be determined

Q7. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) R
(b) S
(c) X
(d) T
(e) V

Q8. Who amongst the following are sitting exactly in the middle of the rows?
(a) P, Z
(b) S, Y
(c) S, V
(d) V, R
(e) P, W

Q9. Which of the following is true regarding W?
(a) V and X are immediate neighbours of W.
(b) W sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
(c) Q faces W.
(d) T is an immediate neighbours of the person facing W.
(e) Y sits on the immediate left of W.

Q10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) T – Z
(b) Q – X
(c) S – W
(d) R – V
(e) P – Y

Directions (11-15): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:
Eight people – E, F, G, H, A, B, C and D – are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre. Each of them is of a different profession – CA, HR, Doctor, Engineer, Accountant, Lawyer, Admin and Scientist, but not necessarily in the same order. F is sitting second to the left of B. The Scientist in an immediate neighbour of B. There are only three people between the Scientist and E. Only one person sits between the Engineer and E. The HR is on the immediate right of the Engineer. D is second to the right of B. H is the Scientist. G and A are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither G nor A is an Engineer. The Accountant is on the immediate left of F. The Lawyer is second to the right of the HR. The Admin is an immediate neighbour of the Engineer. G is second to the right of the CA.

Q11. Who is sitting second to the right of E?
(a) The Lawyer
(b) G
(c) The Engineer
(d) F
(e) B

Q12. Who among the following is the Admin?
(a) F
(b) C
(c) D
(d) B
(e) A

Q13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
(a)CA– H
(b) D – Doctor
(c) A – Engineer
(d) Accountant – C
(e) Lawyer – B

Q14. What is the position of C with respect to the Scientist?
(a) Third to the left
(b) Second to the right
(c) Second to the left
(d) Third to the right
(e) Immediate right

Q15. Which of the following statements is true according to the given arrangement?
(a) The Lawyer is second to the left of the Doctor.
(b) E is an immediate neighbour of the Accountant.
(c) H sits exactly between F and the Accountant.
(d) Only four people sit between the HR and F.
(e) All of the given statements are true.