Reasoning Ability Practice Questions | IBPS 2017

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions | IBPS 2017
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams Reasoning Ability Quiz Section. The following quiz covers Puzzles (10 questions), Inequalities (5 Questions), Directions (2 Questions), Blood Relations (3 Questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
There are seven boys, A, B, C, D, E, F and G who participated in a game competition which started on Monday and ended on Sunday. In the first round of the competition, each of them played different games, Archery, Tennis, Throw ball, River boarding, Rock climbing, Cycling and Boxing, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colors, Almond, Aqua, Amber, Baby pink, Lavender, Canary and Cherry, but not necessarily in the same order.
B did not play on the day either immediately before or immediately after the game of D, who does not like either Lavender or Almond or Baby pink color. Two games were held between the game of G and F, neither of whom played on Monday. There was one game between the games of D and C. But C’s game did not happen either on Monday or on Wednesday. C likes Aqua color and played Archery. The one, who played Throw ball on the last day of competition, likes Amber color. E played immediately after C and he likes Almond color. A does not like Lavender color and played River boarding. D did not play either Boxing or Cycling. The one who played Rock climbing was scheduled immediately after the game of Archery. G, who likes Canary, played on the fourth day of the competition but played neither Archery nor Tennis.
1. Who among the following played on the day before the game of B?
a) The person who played Throw ball song.
b) The person who likes Baby pink color.
c) The person who likes Aqua color.
d) The person who likes Almond color.
e) None
2. Which of the following combinations is definitely false regarding their schedule?
a) C-Aqua-Archery
b) D-Cherry-Tennis
c) A-Baby pink-River boarding
d) G-Canary-Throw ball
e) None of these
3. Who plays Cycling?
a) G
b) D
c) B
d) Either B or G
e) None of these
4. Which of the following combinations is true?
a) A’s game was held on the fifth day of the week.
b) E likes Canary color.
c) D plays Archery.
d) E’s game was scheduled before C but after F.
e) None of these.
5. If ‘G’ is related to ‘Aqua’, ‘E’ is related to ‘Amber’, which of the following is ‘D’ related to?
a) Lavender
b) Canary
c) Baby pink
d) Cherry
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 7): Read the instructions and answer the following questions:
$XY X is not greater than Y
XY$ X is not smaller than Y
XYΔ X is neither greater than nor smaller than Y
@XY X is neither greater than nor equal to Y
XY@ X is neither smaller nor equal than Y
6. Statements: @AB, BC@, CD$
Conclusions:
I. AD@
II. @CA
a) Only statement I is true.
b) Only statement II is true.
c) Either statement I or II is true.
d) Neither I nor II is true.
e) Both I and II are true
7. Statements: $AB, BCΔ, DC@
Conclusions:
I. DA@
II. DB@
a) Only statement I is true.
b) Only statement II is true.
c) Either statement I or II is true
d) Neither I nor II is true.
e) Both I and II are true.
8. Directions: In the question below relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by five conclusions.
Statement:
I ≥ H < N; N > O > P < T; S > R ≥ T
Conclusions:
I.  I > N     
II. R ≥ P
III. S > P    
IV. O ≥ T
V. N > P
a) Both conclusions I and III are true.
b) Both conclusion II and III are true.
c) Both conclusion III and V are true.
d) Both conclusions I and II are true.
e) Neither conclusion I, II, II, IV and V is true.
Directions (9 – 10): In the following question assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the conclusion among given three conclusions is /are definitely true and then give your answers accordingly.
9. Statements: A ≥ Q; R > Z; A ≥ O; Q ≥ R; N = Q
Conclusions:
I. R > O
II. Q > Z
III. O > Q
a) None is true
b) Only I is true
c) Only I and II is true
d) Only II and III is true
e) Only II is true
10. Statements: Y = X; S < C; Y ≤ S ; T ≥ B; B > X
Conclusions: 
I. T > Y
II. B > Y
III. X ≤ S
a) None is true
b) Only I and II are true
c) Only II and III are true
d) Only III and I are true
e) All are true
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight actors named Deepika, Priyanka, Shahrukh, Ameesha, Katrina, Ranvir, Madhuri and Salman are sitting around a circular table and each of them are facing towards the center. Each one like exactly one fruit.
Deepika is sitting at the immediate left of Ranvir who likes Mango. Katrina is sitting opposite of Ranvir and she does not like Orange and Apple. Madhuri likes Pear and she is sitting at the third right position of Shahrukh. Priyanka who likes Papaya is sitting opposite to Madhuri. Salman likes cherry and he is sitting to the immediate left of Madhuri. Ameesha is sitting between Priyanka and Ranvir and she does not like Orange and Lichi. An actor who sits between Katrina and Priyanka likes Grapes.
11. Who is sitting between Deepika and Ameesha?
a) Salman
b) Katrina
c) Madhuri
d) Shahrukh
e) Ranvir
12. Who likes Lichi?
a) Shahrukh
b) Ameesha
c) Katrina
d) Deepika
e) Cannot be determined
13. Who sits at Forth right position of Deepika?
a) Shahrukh
b) Priyanka
c) Salman
d) Katrina
e) Cannot be determined
14. Which pair is incorrect?
a) Shahrukh – Grapes
b) Katrina - Lichi
c) Deepika – Orange
d) Ameesha – Grapes
e) None of these
15. If the position of Ameesha is interchanged with Deepika and the position of Madhuri is interchanged with Katrina, then who is sitting to the third left of Ameesha?
a) Deepika
b) Madhuri
c) Ranvir
d) Salman
e) Priyanka
Directions: (16 – 17) Bala walked 25km towards west, took a left turn and walked 15km. He again took a left turn and walked 30km. He then took a right turn and stopped.
16. Now he was facing which direction ?
a) west
b) east
c) south
d) north
e) none of these
17. Instead of turning right at the end if he took left and walked 20km, what is the shortest distance to his starting point?
a) 3√7km
b) 2√5km
c) 7√2km
d) 5√2 km
e) none of these
Directions (18 – 20): A is sister of B. E is brother of B. E is son of H. H is married to F. F is daughter of G. F has only one daughter. G is married to C. E is brother of D. D is married to I.
18. How is I related to A ?
a) Sister
b) Mother
c) Daughter-in-law
d) Sister-in-law
e) None of these
19. If M is brother of C then how is G related to M ?
a) Cousin
b) Uncle
c) Brother
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
20. If R is daughter of I then how B is related to R ?
a) Uncle
b) Brother
c) Father
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Day
Boy
Game
Color
Monday
B
Cycling or Boxing
Lavender
Tuesday
A
River boarding
Baby pink
Wednesday
D
Tennis
Cherry
Thursday
G
Cycling or Boxing
Canary
Friday
C
Archery
Aqua
Saturday
E
Rock climbing
Almond
Sunday
F
Throw ball
Amber
1. E)   2. D)   3. D)   4. E)   5. B)  
(6 – 7):
From the given information,
Symbol
$XY
XY$
XYΔ
@XY
XY@
Meaning
=
6. D) @AB A < B
BC@ B > C
CD$ C D
On combining, A < B > C ≥ D
Conclusions:
I. AD@ A > D Not true because no clear relation between A and D can be established.
II. @CA C < A Not true because no clear relation between A and C can be established.
Hence neither I nor II are definitely true.
7. E) $AB A B
BCΔ B = C
DC@ D > C
On combining, A ≤ B = C < D
Conclusions:
I. DA@ D > A clearly true.
II. DB@ D > B clearly true.
Hence, both I and II are true.
8. C) Give statement: I ≥ H < N; N > O > P < T; S > R ≥ T
On combining: I ≥ H < N > O > P < T ≤ R < S
Conclusion:
I. I > N → Not true as it is given that I ≥ H < N, Hence there is no definite relation between I and N.
II. R ≥ P → Not true as it is given that P < T ≤ R therefore they cannot be equal.
III. S > P → True as it is given that P < T ≤ R < S therefore S > P.
IV. O ≥ T → Not true as it is given that O > P < T therefore there is no direct relation between O and T.
V. N > P →True as it is given that N > O > P therefore N > P.
Hence both conclusion III and conclusion V are true
9. E) Given statements: A ≥ Q; R > Z; A ≥ O; Q ≥ R; N = Q
On combining: O ≤ A ≥ Q ≥ R > Z; N = Q ≥ R > Z; N = Q ≤ A ≥ O
Conclusions:
I. R > O → False (as the relation between O and Z is not clearly established)
II. Q > Z → True (as Q ≥ R > Z)
III. O > Q → False (as Q ≤ A ≥ O → thus clear relation between O and Q is not clearly established)
Therefore, only conclusion II is true.
10. E) Given statements: Y = X; S < C; Y ≤ S; T ≥ B; B > X
On combining: C > S ≥ Y = X < B ≤ T
Conclusions:
I. T > Y → True (as Y = X < B ≤ T → Y < T)
II. B > Y → True (as Y = X < B → Y < B)
III. X ≤ S → True (as S ≥ Y = X → S ≥ X)
Therefore, all the conclusions are true.
(11 – 15):

11. E)   12. C)   13. A)   14. D)   15. B)  
(16 – 17):

16. C)
17. D) X= 52 + 52
X = √50 = 5√2
(18 – 20):
18. D)   19. D)   20. A)