Reasoning Questions for IPPB Mains 2017

Q1. How much such pairs of letter are there in the word MANAGED each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabetical series?
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) None
(d) More than three
(e) None of these



Directions (2-4): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions.
There is a group of six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. Each of them has a different height. D is taller than E. A is taller than B but smaller than C. F is shorter than only two persons. E is shorter than only one person.


Q2. Who among the following is the tallest?
(a) D
(b) F
(c) C
(d) B
(e) None of these


Q3. Who among the following is the third shortest?
(a) B
(b) E
(c) F
(d) D
(e) C


Q4. How many persons are taller than only A?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) Five


Q5. If the expressions, R < P and Q ≥ T are true then which of the following symbols should be placed in the blank spaces respectively in the given expression?
R _ P > N = T _ Q
(a) >, ≥
(b) ≤, <
(c) <, ≤
(d) >, ≥
(e) ≤, ≥


Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Seven friends P, Q, R, S, T, U and V study in Class 9th in three different sections X, Y and Z.
Not less than two friends study in one section.
All of them have a different favourite subject – Hindi, Physics, History, Math, English, Biology and Computer.
Each of them has a favourite sport – Cricket, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming and Badmiton.
T’s favourite subject is Computer and plays Badmiton.
Q and V study in the X section. Q’s favourite subject is History. Neither Tennis nor Swimming is his favourite game.
The one whose favourite game is Football has Physics as his favourite subject and is in Section Y only with R.
P’s favourite subject is Hindi. He plays Cricket and studies only with U.
R studies Math and V studies Biology. U plays Basketball.
The one whose favourite subject is Math doesn’t play Swimming.


Q6. Who plays Tennis?
(a) P
(b) R
(c) T
(d) U
(e) V


Q7. Who among the following study in Section Y?
(a) RP
(b) UT
(c) RS
(d) TS
(e) PS


Q8. How many friends study in Section X?
(a) Four 
(b) Three
(c) Two
(d) One
(e) None of these


Q9. Who among the following plays Hockey?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) S
(e) T


Q10. Which of the following pairs of games is not played by students of the same section?
(a) Cricket and Basketball
(b) Hockey and Tennis
(c) Tennis and Football
(d) Hockey and Swimming
(e) Badmiton and Swimming


Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight organizations and the heads of the eight organizations are I, K, N, P, S, T, U and V, who they are sitting around a circular table facing the centre, but not necessarily in the same order.
T sits second to the right of the person who is the head of D. The head of G is an immediate neighbor of the head of D. Two persons sit between the head of G and K. N and S are immediate neighbours. Neither N nor S are immediate neighbours of either K or the head of D. The head of the C sits second to the right of P, who is the head neither of D nor of G. U and the head of A are immediate neighbours. K is not the head of A. Only one person sits between N and the head of B. V sits third to the left of head of the H. The head of F sits second to the left of the head of E. The head of the C sits on immediate left of the head of D and second to the right of the head of B.


Q11. Who among the following is the head of B?
(a) N
(b) P
(c) K
(d) S
(e) None of these


Q12. Who among the following sit exactly between K and the head of G?
(a) V and T
(b) The head of C and U
(c) V and I
(d) K and the head of D
(e) Can’t be determined


Q13. Who among the following sits second to the left of K?
(a) N
(b) The head of F
(c) The head of B
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these


Q14. Which of the following combinations is true?
(a) V – D 
(b) U – A 
(c) K – D 
(d) N – F 
(e) None of these


Q15. Which of the following statements is true?
(a) K is the head of C.
(b) N is second to the right of V.
(c) The head of H sits on the immediate left of the head of F.
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these