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# Reasoning Quiz For IBPS Clerk Mains 2023-22nd September

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Eight persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners who are facing towards center, and rest four who sits at the middle of the side, are facing outside the center. They were born on the same day of the same month but in different years. All their ages are to be considered from the base year i.e., 2018.
P is 10 years old and sits at the corner. Only two persons sit between P and the one who was born in 1991. W sits second to the left of the one who is 27 years old. V is 8 years old and sits third to the right of R. R does not sits at the middle of the side. S sits third to the left of the one who is 18 years old. Age difference between T and the one who sits immediate left of P is 18 years. R is 9 years younger than S who was born in 1988. Q sits second to the right of the one who is 4 years old. S does not sit at the middle of the side.

Q1. Who sits exactly between the one who is 18 years old Q?
(a) P
(b) S
(c) R
(d) V
(e) T

Q2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions in the above arrangement and so from a group. Who among the following does not belong to that group?
(a) U
(b) Q
(c) The one who was born in 2010
(d) The one who is 21 years old
(e) W

Q3. What is the position of V with respect to T?
(a) Third to the left
(b) Immediate right
(c) Second to the right
(d) Third to the right
(e) Immediate left

Q4. How many persons sit between S and the one who was born in 1997 when counted right from S?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) Four

Q5. Who sits diagonally opposite to the one who is 10 years old?
(a) The one who was born in 1991
(b) T
(c) The one who was born in 2010
(d) R
(e) S

Directions (6-7): In each question below, a statement is given followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
(a) If only I follows
(b) If only II follows
(c) If either I or II follows
(d) If neither I nor II follows
(e) If both I and II follow

Q6. Statement: The Committee has criticized the Institute for its failure to implement a dozen of regular programmes despite an increase in the staff strength and not drawing up a firm action plan for studies and research.
Courses of action
I. The board objectives of the Institute should be redefined to implement a practical action plan.
II. The Institute should give a report on reasons for not having implemented the planned programmes.

Q7. Statement: Majority of the students in many schools do not pass in the final examination.
Courses of action
I. These schools should be closed down as these have become unproductive.
II. The teachers of these schools should immediately be retrenched.

Directions (8-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Rohit goes 5 m west from point P and take right turn and walk 4m. Again, he takes right turn and walk 10 m and reach point Q. From Q he takes left turn and walk 3m. Again, he takes left turn and walk 4m and reach point R. From R he walks 7m south and reach point S.

Q8. If there is point Y which is 3m west of Point R. Then Y is in which direction from point S?
(a) South-West
(b) North-west
(c) West
(d) Cannot be determine
(e) None of these

Q9. Point R is in which direction with respect to point P?
(a) South-West
(b) North-west
(c) South-East
(d) North-East
(e) None of these

Q10. If from S, Rohit further travels 4m in east direction to reach point N. Then what is the shortest distance between point N and point Q?
(a) 5m
(b) 4m
(c) 3m
(d) 6m
(e) 7m

Solutions

Solutions (6-7):
S6. Ans. (e)
Sol. The problem is that despite an increase in staff strength, the Institute has failed in its objective of implementing its plan. So, either there should be reasons for the lacking or the plans are a failure and must be revised for practical implementation.

S7. Ans. (d)
Sol. Clearly, the situation demands that efforts be made to remove the lacking in the present system of education and adequate measures be taken to improve the performance of students. Harsh measures as those given in I and II, won’t help. So, none of the given courses follows.

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### When is the IBPS Clerk Mains exam scheduled for?

The IBPS Clerk Mains exam is scheduled for 7 October 2023.