# Reasoning Quiz for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Mains: 12th September 2018

Dear Aspirants,

Reasoning Questions for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk 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 RRB PO and Clerk 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.

Direction (1-5): In each of questions below are given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding known facts.

Q1. Statements:
All smarts are ugly.
Some uglys are beautiful.
No beautiful is charming.
Some charmings are angry.

Conclusion :
I. Some angrys are ugly.
II. Some charmings are smart.
III. Some beautifuls are smart.
IV. Some charmings are ugly.

None follow
Only I follow
Only I and II follow
Only I and III follow
Only III follows
Solution:

Q2. Statements:
Some towns are tehsils.
All tehsils are jilas.
Some jilas are villages.
All villages are smarts.

Conclusion :
I. Some smarts are jilas.
II. Some jilas are towns.
III. Some villages are tehsils.
IV. Some smarts are tehsils.

Only I and III follow
Only II and III follow
Only I and II follow
Only III and IV follow
None of these
Solution:

Q3. Statements:
Some outs are lbw.
Some lbw are sixes.
Some sixes are balls.
Some balls are bolds.

Conclusion:
I. Some bolds are lbw.
II. Some sixes are outs.
III. No bold is lbw.
IV. Some balls are outs.

Only I follows
Only either I or III follows
Only III follows
Only IV follows
None of these
Solution:

Q4. Statements:
Some elbows are knees.
All knees are kicks.
Some kicks are jabs.
All jabs are chokes.

Conclusion:
I. Some jabs are elbows.
II. Some chokes are knees.
III. Some kicks are elbows.
IV. Some chokes are kicks.

None follow
Only I follow
Only II follow
Only III follows
None of these
Solution:

Q5. Statements:
All woods are metals.
All metals are irons.
All irons are steels.
All steels are rocks.

Conclusion:
I. Some rocks are woods.
II. Some steels are metals.
III. Some irons are woods.
IV. Some rocks are metals.

Only I and II follow
Only I, II and III follow
Only II, III and IV follow
Only I, III and IV follow
All follow
Solution:

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow–

In a college, there are 8 professors, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W of 8 different subjects, philosophy, psychology, geography, economics, algebra, French, German, and Arabic not necessarily in the same order. They are sitting around a circular table facing the centre of the circle at an equal distance.
U is third to the left of the professor of economics, who is opposite to one who is second to the right from R. The professor of German is not near to P but near the one who is opposite to R. W and Q are adjacent to each other but both of them are not professor of French. The professor of philosophy is second to the left of the professor of Arabic, who is next to the professor of German and V. the professor of French is seated opposite to V. The professor of geography is neither S nor near to R. The professor of Psychology is third to the right of W.

Q6. Who is immediate right of V?

Professor of economics
Professor of philosophy
Professor of Arabic
Professor of geography
Professor of psychology
Solution:

Q7. Which of the following pair of professors is sitting opposite to each other?

R and the professor of Arabic
U and the professor of geography
The professor of philosophy and professor of economics
P and the professor of geography
Q and the professor of German
Solution:

Q8. Who is the professor of Algebra?

V
S
Q
W
T
Solution:

Q9. What is the position of U with respect to the given information?

Second to the right of P
Second to the right of the professor of geography
Second to the right of the professor of French
Opposite to the professor of algebra
Immediate to the right of the professor of philosophy
Solution:

Q10. If ‘V’ is related to ‘T’ and ‘P’ is related to ‘R’ in a certain way, which of the following would ‘S’ be related to in the same pattern?

P
W
T
V
U
Solution:

Q11. Statement: Reinforcing its commitment to green initiatives, railways will explore its future course of action to prevent pollution. Issues related to environment like solid waste management, pollution control, water management and energy management will be discussed at a workshop on ‘Environmental challenges before Indian Railways and solutions’.

Which of the following points will strengthen the decision taken by the Railways?
I. Introduction of bio-fuel and solar energy in train operation.
II. Installation of rain water harvesting facilities at major stations.
III. Waste water recycling plant is also being planned in which recycled water will be used for washing and horticulture purpose.
IV. Initiatives such as LED light fittings to reduce power consumption and use of five percent bio-diesel in diesel locos.
V. Introduction of water audit to assess consumption and wastage at major stations.

All of these
All except I
All except I and V
All except V
None of these
Solution:

All the points in the options promote green initiatives except auditing of water consumption as it is an examination of system records and equipment that may be used to identify, quantify and verify how much water passes through the system and where it goes.

Q12. Statement: The government is set to overhaul annual targets for public sector lenders, ending a focus on size that has long encouraged banks to inflate their loans and deposits at the year-end to hit growth objectives. Banking and government sources said that the new targets, to be discussed at meeting with top state bank officials, would focus on efficiency, with objectives set around return on assets, or return on equity, and controlling bad debts.

Which of the following points can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information.)

Loans and deposits of the banks will go up.
Some short term loans will be discouraged by the banks.
Credit ratings of the banks will be boosted up.
Financial stability of the banks will be lost.
All can be inferred.
Solution:

‘Short-term loans’ refer to the loans scheduled to be repaid in less than a year. When your business does not qualify for a line of credit from a bank, you might still have success in obtaining money from then in the form of a one-time, short-term loan (less than a year) to finance your temporary working capital needs.

Q13. Statement: Prime Minister may slash the Cabinet Committee on Investment’s (CCI) threshold limit by half to Rs. 500 crore to get more stalled projects moving again as the government’s term nears its end. Most of these projects involve sunk investments that are yet to fructify due to pending last-mile clearances, so in many cases, the grant of a clearance would help add to the economy’s output over time as these projects get commissioned.

Which of the following is not in line with the Prime Minister’s statement?

A committee was set up in 2013 to revive projects that have got stuck due to various reasons.
Industrial growth slumped to a negative 0.2 % in the first eight months of 2013-14.
The PM is committed to reviving India’s growth impulses till his last day in office.
As of now, CCI’s mandate allows it to push for time-bound clearances to investments of Rs. 1,000 crore or more.
None of these.
Solution:

Choice (a) is in line with the statement because it seems to be a reference to the CCI mentioned in the statement. (b) is likely an outcome of projects getting stalled. (c) is implied by the decision taken even as ‘the government’s term nears its end’. (d) is in line on the basis of simple calculation.

Q14. Statement: Most of pre-poll surveys show that in this election Congress-led UPA alliance will get a maximum of 100 seats. The poll forecast that the BJP would win the lion’s share of the vote in many of the big states that typically decide the fate of the polls.

Which of the following is the best reason for the above mentioned statement?

The Congress ran a flawed election campaign. In contrast to the BJP’s simple slogan ‘Ab Ki Baar, Modi Sarkar’ that resonated immediately with the public, the congress message ‘Har haath shakti, Har haath Tarakki’ failed to make an impact.
Failure of Brand Rahul. He has not displayed the requisite qualities to lead the party or connect with the electorate.
The Congress paid the price for the UPA government’s failures. While there is no doubt that the Congress ran a confused campaign, led by an uninspiring leader, it is also true that the corruption scandals, which surfaced during the UPA regime and the government’s inability to control inflation and tackle the economic slowdown, contributed in a large measure in discrediting the Congress.
While nobody in the Congress is willing to accept it officially, Sonia Gandhi’s decision to take a backseat in this election in her son Rahul Gandhi’s favour did immense damage to the party.
Weak state leadership also proved to be the Congress Party’s undoing
Solution:

The statement points to the predicted collapse of UPA alliance in the General Election. All the options given are the reasons but option (c) is the best reason because the whole impact is from previous works, neither from the party leaders nor from the Brand.

Q15. Statement:- Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news in the eyes of a superior, information about serious problems at lower levels is progressively softened and distorted as it goes up each step in the management hierarchy, the chief executive is, therefore, less well informed about problems at lower levels than his or her subordinates at those levels.
The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that
I. Problem solving ability is more important at higher levels than it is at lower levels of the management hierarchy.
II. Chief executives obtain information about problems at lower levels from no source other than their sub- ordinates.

Which of the following assumptions is implicit in the statement?

If only assumption I is implicit.
If only assumption II is implicit.
If either I or II is implicit.
If neither I nor II is implicit.
If both I and II are implicit
Solution:

If CEOs really can’t get information from anyone other than their subordinates, and if those subordinates don’t want to tell them any bad news, then those CEOs are not going to be well-informed about problems. It can’t be assumed that the ability to solve a problem, doesn’t tell us anything about how well-informed the chief executive is about those problems.

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