# Reasoning Ability Practice Questions | IBPS 2017

Reasoning Ability Practice Questions | IBPS 2017
Dear Aspirants,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams Reasoning Ability Quiz Section. The following Quiz covers Puzzle (5 Questions), Syllogism (5 Questions), Inequalities (5 Questions) and Course of Action (5 Questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight people via, K, L, M, N, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line. They are all facing north. Each one of them has a different age i.e. 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 25 and 30 year, but not necessarily in the same order.
• L sits at one of the extreme end of the row. There are three persons sitting between M and F.
• F is neither 13 nor 18 yr old. There are two persons sitting between N and the person whose age is 22 yr.
• Neither F nor N is the oldest person. Age difference of immediate neighbours of N is 5 yr. K sits right to the G, but not immediate right.
• There are three Persons sitting between L and the one whose age is 15 yrs. The one whose age is 18 yr sits third to the right   of
• M. G sits to the right of L. F sits second to the right of the person whose age is 22 yr. E sits immediate left of the person whose age is 13 yr. F is not youngest person.
• The one, whose age is 30 yr in not immediate neighbour of the youngest person, M is not the fourth oldest person
1. Who sits second to the right of N?
a) K
b) H
c) E
d) G
e) None of these
2. How many person sits between the person whose age is 30 yr and H?
a) Four
b) Five
c) Three
d) One
e) None of these
3. Who among the following person is 25 yr old?
a) G
b) N
c) M
d) H
e) None of these
4. If E is related to 15 yr in the same way as L is related to 25 yr, then which of the following is G related to, following the same pattern?
a) 20yr
b) 16yr
c) 22yr
d) 30yr
e) None of these
5. What is the age difference of E’s immediate neighbours?
a) Thirteen
b) Seventeen
c) Fifteen
d) Sixteen
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): In each question below are given two statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow/s from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
6. Statements:
All gardens are parks.
Some hotels are gardens.
Conclusions:
No park is a hotel.
Some parks are hotels.
No garden is a hotel.
No hotel is a park.
a) If only conclusion I follows
b) If only conclusion II follows
c) If either conclusion I or II follows
d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows
e) If both conclusions I and II follow
7. Statements:
All breads are sweets.
No bread is a pizza.
Conclusions:
No pizza is a sweet.
All pizzas are sweets.
All pizzas are breads.
Some breads are pizzas.
a) If only conclusion I follows
b) If only conclusion II follows
c) If either conclusion I or II follows
d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows
e) If both conclusions I and II follow
8. Statements:
No question is an answer.
All answers are puzzles.
Conclusions:
some answers are questions.
Some puzzles are questions.
All questions are puzzles.
All answers are questions.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only either II or III follows
d) Only II and IV follow
e) None follows
9. Statements:
Some covers are papers.
Some bags are covers.
Conclusions:
No bag is a paper.
some papers are covers.
All bags are papers.
No paper is a cover.
a) If only conclusion I follows
b) If only conclusion II follows
c) If either conclusion I or II follows
d) If neither conclusion I nor II follows
e) Only II and either I or III follows
10. Statements:
No flower is a canal.
Some rivers are flowers.
Conclusions:
No river is a canal.
No canal is a flower.
Some rivers are not canals.
Some rivers are canals.
a) If only conclusion I follows
b) If only conclusion II follows
c) II and III and either I or IV follow.
d) I and II and either I or IV follow.
e) If both conclusions I and II follow
Directions (11 – 15): In the given Questions, assuming the given statements to be true. Find which of the given four conclusions Numbered I, II, III, IV is /are definitely True and give your answer accordingly.
11. Statements: S>M≥D>H≤R≤T<W
Conclusions: I. S>H  II. W>H  III. R<W  IV. M>T
A) Only I, II and III are true.
B) Only II is true.
C) Only I and II are true.
D) Only I and either II or IV are true.
E) All I, II, III and IV are true.
12. Statements: M>U>L≤N; L≥Y>A
Conclusions: I. Y<N  II. M>N  III. N=Y  IV.  M>A
A) Only either II or III is true.
B) Only IV and either I or III are true.
C) Only IV is true.
D) Only II is true.
E) Only III is true.
13. Statements:  J≥A>D=E; L<A<M
Conclusions: I. M<J  II. J>L  III. D>L  IV.  E< M
A) Only II is true.
B) Only I and III are true.
C) None is true.
D) Only II and IV are true.
E) Only I and II are true.
14. Statements:  Y>F≤O≤P; F≥U<T
Conclusions: I. Y>P  II. T<F  III. O>T  IV.  P<U
A) Only I is true.
B) Only II is true.
C) Only III is true.
D) None is true.
E) Only I and IV are true.
15. Statements:  M>H≤Y≤R<U=Z≥E
Conclusions: I. M>R  II. Z≤R III. R>E  IV.  Z>H
A) Only I and II are true.
B) Only IV is true.
C) None is true.
D) Only II and IV are true.
E) Only II and III are true.
Directions (16 – 20): In each question below a statement is given followed by two courses of action. A course of action of a practicable and feasible step or administrative decision to be taken for follow-up, improvement, or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statements, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, and decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursuing.
16. Statement: The police reported that two armed terrorists had entered the city a couple of days ago.
Courses of Action:
I. Police should immediately circulate the photographs of the terrorists using electronic and print media in order to take public’s help I nabbing them.
II. Public should be informed to stay indoors until the terrorists are arrested.
A) if only I follows
B) if only II follows
C) if either I or II follows
D) if neither I nor II follows
E) if both I and II follows
17. Statement: Some students of the local college were caught travelling in the train without purchasing valid tickets.
Courses of Action:
I. The parents of these students should be informed about the incident and requested to counsel their wards.
II. These students should be put behind bars for travelling without bonafide credentials.
A) if only I follows
B) if only II follows
C) if either I or II follows
D) if neither I nor II follows
E) if both I and II follows
18. Statement: Prices of oil and gas are likely to rise in India owing to the rising tension in the Gulf region due to the fear of US attack on Iraq, a major source of oil.
Courses of Action:
I. India should tap new oil sources to avoid the fallout of an attack on Iraq.
II. At least a month’s stock of oil and its products should be stored.
A) if only I follows
B) if only II follows
C) if either I or II follows
D) if neither I nor II follows
E) if both I and II follows
19. Statement: The Adamant attitude of State X has created much Hue and cry. The state X is still Adamant and has not released water to state Z thus violating Central rule.
Courses of Action:
I. The central government should invoke article 256, which empowers the centre to issue a directive to the states, if an existing Central law is violated, and to implement the same properly.
II. President rule should be imposed in state X.
III. The opposition and ruling parties of state Z should start demonstrations against the failure of Central rule.
A) None follows
B) All follow
C) Only I and II follow
D) Only II and III follow
E) None of these
20. Statement: Financial stringency has prevented The Assam government from paying salaries to its employees since April last year.
Courses of Action:
I. The Assam government should immediately curtail its staff strength by at least 30%.
II. The Assam Government show the reduced wasteful expenditure and arrange to pay the salaries of its employees.
A) If only course of action I follows
B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows
D) If neither course of action I nor II follows
E) If both courses of action I and II follow
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
 All are facing North L 30 yrs E 20 yrs N 13 yrs M 25 yrs G 15 yrs H 22 yrs K 18 yrs F 16 yrs
1. D)   2. A)   3. C)   4. B)   5. B)
11. A)   12. B)   13. D)   14. D)   15. B)
16. A)   17. A)   18. B)   19. E)   20. D)