SBI PO 2015: Reasoning Quiz

Direction (1 -5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II are 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 the answers”

(1) 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.
(2) 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.

(3) If the data either in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(4) If the data even in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(5) If the data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

1. What will be the total weight of 8 stones, each of the same weight?
I. One-fourth of the weight of each stone is 2 kg.
II. The total weight of five stones is 16 kilograms more than the total weight of three stones.

2. How many children does A have ?
I. B is the only daughter of C who is wife of A.
II. D and E are sons of A.

3. How is S related to P ?
I. M is brother of P and T is sister of P.
II. P’s mother is married to S’s husband who has one son and two daughters.

4. How many children are there in the row of children facing north?
I. A who is tenth from the left end is fourth to the left of B who is seventeenth from the right end.
II. C is second to the left of D who is thirteenth from the right end and eighteenth from the left end.

5. How many pages of book X did Vishal read on Saturday ?
I. The book has 150 pages out of which three-fifth were read by him before Saturday.
II. Vishal read the last 25 pages of the book on the morning of Sunday.

Directions—(6–10) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre. A sits third to the left of C and second to the right of E. B sits second to the right of D who is not an immediate neighbour of E. H sits second to the left of F. G is not an immediate neighbour of D.

6. Which of the following pairs has only one person sitting-between them, if the counting is done in clockwise direction?
(1) F, G
(2) H, G
(3) H, C
(4) H, B
(5) None of these

7. Who sits third to the right of E ?
(1) D
(2) G
(3) F
(4) B
(5) None of these

8. What is the position of G with respect to A’s position ?
(1) Immediately to the right
(2) Second to the left
(3) Third to the right
(4) Third to the left
(5) Fourth to the right

9. Who sits between E and A?
(1) F 
(2) D
(3) G
(4) B
(5) None of these

10. Starting from A’s position, if all the eight are arranged in alphabetical order in clockwise direction, the seating position of how many members (excluding A) would remain unchanged?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) Four

ANSWERS
1. (3)
From statement I
Weight of each stone = 8 kg
Weight of 8 stones = 64 kg
From statement II
Weight of each stone = 16/(5-3) = 8 kg
Weight of 8 stones = 64 kg

2. (4)
Even after combining both statement we can say that A has only one daughter B and at least two sons D and E, but the exact number of children of A cannot be found.

3. (2)
Using statement II alone, we can say that S is mother of P.

4. (3)
Using statement I alone
B is fourteenth from the left and seventeenth from the right. Hence number of children in the row = 14 + 17 – 1 = 30
Using statement II alone
D is thirteenth from the right end and eighteenth from the left end. Hence number of children in the row = 13 + 18 – 1= 30

5. (5)
Using both the statement together
Number of pages read before Saturday = 3/5 of 150 = 90
Number of pages read after Saturday = 25
Number of pages read by Vishal on Saturday = 150 – 90 – 25 = 35

6-10

6. (2)
7. (3)
8. (4)
9. (5)

10. (1)