Reasoning Ability Quiz for IBPS Exams 2017

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Reasoning Ability Quiz for IBPS Exams 2017
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams Reasoning Ability Quiz Section. The following quiz covers Puzzle (5 Questions), Syllogism (5 Questions), Ranking and Position (5 Questions), Statement and Arguments (5 Questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions
There are seven friends namely A, B, C, D, E, F and G each of them aspires to become something. Each of them likes different colours viz. Blue, Yellow, Green, Violet, Red, Black and Pink but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them wants become Lawyer, Doctor, Engineer, Actor, Pilot, Soldier and Cricketer but not necessarily in the same order.
  • E likes violet colour and wants to become a Doctor.
  • C likes yellow colour and wants to become a Cricketer.
  • G doesn’t like black colour and doesn’t want to become an Engineer.
  • The person who likes red colour, wants to become an Actor while the person who wants to be a Pilot, likes blue colour.
  • A likes pink colour but F doesn’t like green or black colour and he doesn’t want to become an Actor.
  • D wants to become a Lawyer. B doesn’t want to become an Engineer or a soldier.
1. Who does want to become a soldier?
A) G
B) C
C) F
D) A
E) B
2. Who among the following likes red colour?
A) G
B) C
C) F
D) A
E) B
3. The person who wants to become a lawyer likes which colour?
A) Red
B) Green
C) Black
D) Blue
E) Pink
4. F wants to become a/an ________
A) Actor
B) Doctor
C) Lawyer
D) Pilot
E) Engineer
5. Which of the following combinations of Person – Colour – Profession is correct?
A) D – Blue – Lawyer
B) F – Blue – Pilot
C) A – Red – Cricketer
D) B – Green – Actor
E) G – Red – Actor
Directions (6 – 10): Each question consists of two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Consider 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 conclusion logically follow from the given statements using all statements together. Mark your answer as,
(a) If only conclusion I follows
(b) If only conclusion II follows
(c) If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
(d) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
(e) If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
6. Statements:
Some coachings are institutes
All colleges are institutes
All schools are coachings
Conclusions:
I. Some coachings are not colleges is a possibility
I. Some institutes are schools
7. Statements:
Some coachings are institutes
All colleges are institutes
All schools are coachings
Conclusions:
I. Some coachings are not colleges is a possibility
II. Some institutes are schools
8. Statements:
No building is room
All houses are rooms
Some halls are buildings
Conclusions:
I. Some rooms are halls is definitely true
II. No house is building
9. Statements:
No building is room
All houses are rooms
Some halls are buildings
Conclusions:
I. Some halls are not houses
II. All rooms being a part of halls is a possibility
10. Statements:
No report is a paper
All papers are books
Some pages are books
Conclusions:
I. At least some papers are pages
II. Some books are not reports
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following arrangement to answer the given questions
Y # O U 7 D $ V @ B E 8 © X 1 A C % P 2 4 Q I N 6 M * Z 5
11. If all the numbers are dropped from the above arrangement, which of the following will be the ninth from the right end?
A) A
B) C
C) X
D) Y
E) O
12. Which of the following will be the sixth to the left of the fourteenth from the left end of the above arrangement?
A) Y
B) O
C) U
D) V
E) None of these
13. Which of the following is the fifth to the right of the thirteenth to the left of Q in the given arrangement?
A) X
B) @
C) U
D) *
E) None of these
14. How many such vowels are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a number?
A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) Four
15. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded and also immediately followed by a consonant?
A) One
B) Two
C) Three
D) Four
E) None
Directions (16 – 20): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.
Instructions: In each of the following a question is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which argument is strong and which argument is weak. 
Give answer
(a) if only argument I is strong.
(b) if only argument II is strong.
(c) if either argument I or II is strong. 
(d) if neither argument I nor II is strong. 
(e) if both the arguments I and II are strong.
16. Statement: Should India develop a national water grid by connecting all the rivers in the country?
Arguments:
I. No, this is just not possible as we do not have the technical knowhow.
II. Yes, this will greatly help the entire country by effectively channellising the excess water to the areas having shortage.
17. Statement: Should there be Board examination at the end of Std. IV for all the students in India?
Arguments:
I.  No, this will unnecessarily burden the children at their tender age and hamper normal growth,
II. Yes, in today’s competitive world the children need to be prepared right from the beginning to face such difficult examinations.
18. Statement: Should India create a huge oil reserve like some western countries to face difficult situations in future?
Arguments:
I. No, there is no need to block huge amount of foreign exchange and keep the money idle.
II. Yes, this will help India withstand shocks of sudden rise in oil prices due to unforeseen circumstances.
19. Statement: Should the parents of those children who do not send their wards to school be fined?
Arguments:
I. Yes, this is the only way to eradicate illiteracy.
II. No, why should the parents be fined?
20. Statement: Should there be a total ban on all tobacco products in India?
Arguments:
I. No, this will render a large number of people jobless.
II. No, the government will lose huge amount of money as it will not earn by way of taxes on these products.
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Person
Profession
Colour
A
Engineer
Pink
B
Actor
Red
C
Cricketer
Yellow
D
Lawyer
Black
E
Doctor
Violet
F
Pilot
Blue
G
Solider
Green
1. A)   2. E)   3. C)   4. D)   5. B)  
11. B) Y # O U 7 D $ V @ B E 8 © X 1 A C % P 2 4 Q I N 6 M * Z 5
Ninth from the right end – C
12. D) 6th to the left of the 14th from the left end –> 8th from the left end
Y # O U 7 D $ V @ B E 8 © X 1 A C % P 2 4 Q I N 6 M * Z 5
13. A) Y # O U 7 D $ V @ B E 8 © X 1 A C % P 2 4 Q I N 6 M * Z 5
13th to the left of Q – @
5th to the right of – X
14. B)   15. D)
16. B)   17. D)   18. B)   19. D)   20. E)