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Reasoning Quiz for IBPS PO Prelims: 2018

Directions (1-5): In each question, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Study the conclusion for the given statement and select the appropriate answer.
Q1. Statements:
Z < L ≤ A = N ≥ X ≥ D; C ≥ N < O
Conclusions:
 I. L ≤ X
II. Z < C
 Only conclusion I is true.
 Only conclusion II is true.
 Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
 Both conclusion I and II are true.
 Either conclusion I or II is true.

Q2. Statements:
Y ≤ U = N ≤ O ≥ H > S; L ≥ D
Conclusions:
I. Y ≤ O
II. U > H
 Only conclusion I is true.
 Only conclusion II is true.
 Both conclusion I and II are true.
 Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
 Either conclusion I or II are true.

Q3. Statements:
M < L ≤ A = X ≥ E ≥ V; Q ≥ X < O
Conclusions:
I. Q ≥ V
 II. A < V
 Both conclusion I and II are true.
 Either conclusion I or II are true.
 Only conclusion I is true.
 Only conclusion II is true.
 Neither conclusion I nor II is true.

Q4. Statements:
Q ≥ T >S ; M ≤ T < A < L
Conclusions:
 I. Q ≥ A
II. L > T
 Only conclusion I is true.
 Either conclusion I or II is true.
 Only conclusion II is true.
 Neither conclusion I nor II is true.
 Both conclusion I and II are true.

Q5. Statements:
P ≤ B = N ≤ C ≥ H; A ≥ C
Conclusions:
 I. A > B
II. B = A
 Both conclusion I and II are true.
 Either conclusion I or II is true.
 Only conclusion II is true.
 Only conclusion I is true.
 Neither conclusion I nor II is true.

Directions (6-10): Study the given information carefully to answer the given questions.

P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circle facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Q sits second to the left of W's husband. No female is an immediate neighbour of Q. S's daughter sits second to the right of U. U is the sister of V. U is not an immediate neighbour of W's husband. Only one person sits between P and U. P is father of V. W's brother S sits on the immediate left of W's mother. Only one person sits between W's mother and T. Only one person sits between W and V. V is the mother of R. V is not an immediate neighbour of T. V is niece of S.

Q6. What is the position of P with respect to his mother-in-law?
 Immediate left
 Third to the right
 Third to the left
 Second to the right
 Fourth to the left

Q7. Who amongst the following is S's daughter?
 Q
 R
 T
 V
 W

Q8. What is the position of P with respect to his grandchild?
 Immediate right
 Third to the right
 Third to the left
 Second to the left
 Fourth to the left

Q9. How many people sit between V and her maternal uncle?
 One
 Two
 Three
 Four
 More than four

Q10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given information and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
 U
 R
 T
 W
 V

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions below are given some statements followed by some Conclusions. 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.

Q11. Statements:
Some stoves are gas.
All gas are fires.
 Some kitchens are stoves.
Some metals are fires.
Conclusions:
I. Some gas are not metals.
II. Only Fires are stoves.
III. Some gas being kitchens is a possibility.
IV. No kitchen is fire.
 None follows
 II and IV follow
 II and III follow
 Only III follows
 Only II follows

Q12. Statements:
Some bats are balls.
Some balls are white.
All colours are white.
 All fields are balls.
Conclusions:
I. Some colours being fields is a possibility.
 II. All bats are white.
III. At least some fields are colours.
IV. No field is white.
 None follows
 II and IV follow
 III and IV follow
 Only I follows
 None of these

Q13. Statements:
 Some tools are hammers.
All tools are trumps.
 Some trumps are cards.
No hammer is a card.
Conclusions:
 I. All hammers being tools is a possibility.
II. No tool is a card.
 III. Some hammers are not trumps.
IV. At least some cards are tools.
 None follows
 I and either II or IV follow
 II and IV follow
 Only III follows
 None of these

Q14. Statements:
Some bags are pents.
Some pents are trousers.
All skirts are pents.
Some belts are bags.
Conclusions:
I. At least some trousers are belts.
II. Some skirts are definitely bags.
III. No trouser is belt.
IV. All skirts being trousers is a possibility.
 All follow
 II and IV follow
 Only III follows
 Either I or III and IV follow
 None of the above

Q15. Statements:
 All letters are symbols.
 Some symbols are consonants.
Some consonants are cuboids.
Conclusions:
 I. At least some cuboids are symbols.
 II. All consonants are not letters.
 III. Only letters are cuboids.
 IV. No letter is cuboid.
 All follow
 None follows
 I, II and III follow
 Only IV follows
 Either III or IV follows











SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.A
3.C
4.C
5.B
6.D
7.C
8.A
9.C
10.B
11.D
12.D
13.B
14.D
15.B

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