Reasoning Ability Practice Questions | IBPS 2017

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions | IBPS 2017
Dear Aspirants,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams Reasoning Ability Quiz Section. The following quiz covers Puzzles (6 Questions), Coding and Decoding (5 Questions), Syllogism (5 Questions) Directions (2 Questions) and Blood Relations (2 Questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Read the given information carefully an answer below question: 
Seven people Ajay, Aman, Akhil, Aditya, Anil, Anuj and Amit sit around a square table where eight people can sit in such a manner that four sit on the corners and four sit on the centre of the table. However only seven seats are occupied Ajay to Amit. Some of them face towards the centre and some face away from the centre. Ajay to Amit is from different university and doing some different courses i.e. Fashion Technology, Film Making, Event Management, PGDM, Mass Communication, Business Management and Animation One of the Universities is Amritha University.
The following information is known about them.
  • The persons from Manipal and Lovely Professional universities sits together and Anuj does not belong to any of these.
  • The one from Sikkim University sits second to the left of Anuj, who is doing Film Making.
  • Aman sits immediate left of Akhil but does not sit on corner.
  • Aditya faces the direction similar to that of Amit but opposite to that of Ajay.
  • Akhil is from either Delhi or Osmania University.
  • The one who is doing Fashion Technology sits immediate right of the one whom doing Film Making.
  • Neither Amit nor Ajay is from Manipal University.
  • The one from Osmania University sits 3rd to the right of Aman.
  • Anuj and Amit sit opposite to each other and face away from each other.
  • The one who from Manipal University is doing Business Management.
  • The one who is doing Animation sits fourth to the right of the one whom doing Event Management.
  • Anil is from Sharda University and faces towards the centre and is the only one sitting between Ajay and Aditya on a side.
  • The one who is doing Event Management sits immediate left of Aditya. Amit does not do Mass Communication.
  • The person from Osmania University sits diagonally opposite to the one who is doing Mass Communication.
1. The person who opted for Fashion Technology and study in Manipal University respectively are?
a) Ajay, Aditya
b) Anil, Adiya
c) Ajay, Anil
d) Data inadequate to answer
e) None of above
2. Who sit 3rd to right of Anil ?
a) Aman
b) Akhil
c) Person from Delhi University
d) Person who opted for Mass communication
e) No-one
3. Who is immediate neighbour of Amit ?
a) Person who opted for Business management.
b) Person who opted for Osmania university.
c) Ajay
d) Aman
e) can’t be determine.
4. In given statements Which statement is true?
a) Akhil is immediate neighbour of who opted for Animation and PGDM.
b) Aman is immediate neighbour of who opted for Event management and Mass communication.
c) Ajay study in Sikkim University.
d) All are true
e) None is true.
5. Which combination is correct?
a) Akhil – Delhi university – Mass communication
b) Ajay – Osmania University – Event management
c) Anuj – Sikkim University – Film making
d) Akhil – Delhi university – Event Management
e) None is correct.
6. The person who study in Manipal ?
a) Immediate neighbour of Ajay.
b) Immediate neighbour of Anil.
c) Immediate neighbour of person who study in Sikkim University.
d) Akhil
e) Can’t determine exactly
Directions (7 – 11): Study the information below and answer the following question: –
In a certain code language,
‘COT DAINTY FUN EPOCH’ is written as “&23T, $31Y, *17N, #13H”
‘COW DOLL FLUENT EMBOW’ is written as “&26W, $16L, *26T, #28W”
‘CON DOORS FAIR ELEVEN’ is written as “&17N, $24S, *22R, #20N”
‘FLOPPY COR ENTER ENG’ is written as “*31Y, &21R, #23R, #10G”
7. Which of the following is the code for “FEAR”?
a) *22R
b) *13R
c) #15R
d) $13R
e) None of these
8. Which of the following denotes # symbol?
a) C
b) D
c) E
d) F
e) None of these
9. Which of the following denotes $ symbol?
a) C
b) D
c) E
d) F
e)  None of these
10. The code ‘#24T’ denotes which of the following word?
a) Egg
b) Eagle
c) Elephant
d) Edit
e)  None of these
11. By using the given code word, find the code word for ‘FAN COAL EBONY DACTYL’?
a) *18N, &15L, #32Y, $18L
b) *17N, &16L, #31Y, $18L
c) *17N, &16L, #23Y, $18L
d) *18N, &16L, #33Y, $18L
e) *17N, &16L, #30Y, $18L
Directions (12 – 16): In the following question, few statements are given followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the given statements to be true even, if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and decide which of the following logically follows from the given statements disregarding the commonly known facts.
12. Statements:
No note is a coin.
Some coins are metals.
All plastics are notes.
Conclusions:
I. No coin is plastic.
II. All plastics being metals is a possibility.
III. Some metal is plastic.
IV. All notes are plastics.
a) None follows
b) I and II follow
c) II and IV follow
d) I and III follow
e) All follow
13. Statements:
All forces are energy.
All energy are powers.
No powers is heat.
Conclusions:
I. No heat is force.
II. Some forces are definitely not powers.
III. No energy is heat.
IV. Some force being heat is a possibility.
a) None follows
b) I and II follow
c) II and IV follow
d) I and III follow
e) All follow
14. Statements:
No stone is metal.
Some metals are papers.
All papers are glass.
Conclusions:
I. No glass is metal.
II. At least some glasses are metals.
III. All stone being glass is a possibility.
IV. No stone is paper.
a) None follows
b) I and II follow
c) II and IV follow
d) II and III follow
e) All follow
15. Statements:
All marks are grades.
No grade is score.
All letters are scores.
All scores are characters.
Conclusions:
I. At least some letters are grades.
II. At least some scores are grades.
III. At least some characters are marks.
IV. Some characters are letters.
a) None follows
b) I and II follow
c) Only IV follows
d) II and III follow
e) All follow
16. Statements:
No group is people.
All people are animals.
All animals are plants.
All plants are roots.
Conclusions:
I. No group is a plant.
II. All people are plants.
III. At least some groups are plants.
IV. All group being animals is a possibility.
a) None follows
b) Only I and II follows
c) Only II and IV follows
d) Only I and III follows
e) All follow
Directions (17 – 18): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
In a certain code language,
‘is uc he bh kr’ mean ‘Priya likes to dance freely’,
‘ha by lm kr op’ mean ‘Dance can be a hobby’,
‘he id ac kr bh’ mean ‘Priya teaches dance to kids’ and
‘kr id bh tw uc’ mean ‘Kids dance freely with Priya’.
17. ‘Dance teaches Priya to be patient’ is coded as ‘kr ac bh he lm te’. ‘Patient’ is coded by which word?
a) kr
b) he
c) te
d) lm
e) bh
18. What is coded by ‘he kr uc ha by lm op’?
a) Priya likes to dance with kids freely
b) kids like to dance freely with Priya
c) to teach dance freely can a hobby
d) to dance freely can be a hobby
e) None of these
Directions (19 – 20): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
M and his wife N have a family of three generations comprising thirteen members of whom six are female members. Some of M’s children are married and none of his grand-children are married. N has a daughter-in-law named O and two sons-in-law, one being P. Q’s brother is R, who has two nephews and two nieces-one being S. T, R’s sister has two children. O, who is sister-in-law to R has four nephews and nieces. U (male) who is married to V in the family has a daughter W and a son. X has a sister and two cousins, Y (male) and W (female).
19. Amongst the following, which one is false?
a) R and Q are N’s child
b) V has two nieces
c) W and X are cousins
d) U is Y’s father
e) None of these
20. Statements:
A. R’s son’s name is Y
B. T is Y’s mother
C. R and Q are brothers.
Based on the above, which one of the following is true?
a) (A) and (B) only but not (C)
b) (B) and (C) only but not (A)
c) (C) only
d) All
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 6):
1. A)   2. E)   3. A)   4. A)   5. A)   6. B)  
7. A) First Position – F = *
Last Position – R
Middle Position – 18 + 4 = 22
8. C)
9. D)
10. D) First Position – symbol denotes first letter = (E-#)
Middle Position – 20 + 4 = 24; Last Position – T
11. E)
12. B)
 
Conclusions:
I. No coin is plastic → it’s definite, hence true.
II. All plastics being metals is a possibility → possibility is true.
III. Some metal is plastic → it’s possible but not definite, hence false.
IV. All notes are plastics → it’s not possible, hence false.
Hence only conclusion I and II follows.
13. D)
Conclusions:
I. No heat is force→ it’s possible and definite, hence true.
II. Some forces are definitely not powers → it’s possible but not definite, hence false.
III. No energy is heat →it’s possible and definite, hence true.
IV. Some force being heat is a possibility → It’s not possible, hence false
Hence only conclusion I and III follows.
14. D)
 
Conclusions:
I. No glass is metal → it’s not possible, hence false.
II. At least some glasses are metals → it’s definite, hence true.
III. All stone being glass is a possibility → possibility is true
 
IV. No stone is paper → It’s not possible, hence false
Hence only conclusion II and III follows.
15. C)
 
Conclusions:
I. At least some letters are grades → it’s not possible, hence false.
II. At least some scores are grades → it’s not possible, hence false.
III. At least some characters are marks →it’s not possible, hence false.
IV. Some characters are letters → it’s possible and definite, hence true.
Hence only conclusion IV follows.
16. C)
Conclusions:
I. No group is a plant → it’s possible but not definite, hence false.
II. All people are plants → it’s definite, hence true.
III. At least some groups are plants → it’s possible but not definite, hence false.
IV. All group being animals is a possibility → possibility is true.
Hence, conclusion II and IV follows
(17 – 18):
The given information can be represented as follows,
Priya – bh; likes – is; to – he; dance – kr; freely – uc; teaches – ac; kids – id; with – tw;
17. C) ‘kr’ – ‘dance’, ‘ac’ – ‘teaches’, ‘bh’ – ‘Priya’, ‘he’ – ’to’, ‘lm’ – ‘be’.
So, ‘patient’ is coded by ‘te’.
18. D) ‘he kruc ha by lm op’ codes for ‘to dance freely can be a hobby’.
(19 – 20):
19. B)   20. C)