Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 3

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 3
Directions (1 – 5): Analyse the given information and answer the questions that follow on the basis of the analysis.
To get appointed as a ‘Data Scientist’ At AgrixCorp, One Must,
(i) Be at most 40 Years old as of 20th January 2017.
(ii) Be a graduate in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics and Communications with at least 50% aggregate marks.
(iii) Have a post-graduate degree in Data Science with at least 80% marks.
(iv) Have work experience of at least 2 years as a Data Scientist after post-graduation.In case a candidate satisfies all conditions,
(a) Except (i), but has a PG Degree with aggregate 90+ marks and a work experience as a Data Scientist of at least 10 years, he/she shall be selected as a Machine Assistant.
(b) Except (ii), but has an experience of at least 8 years as a Data Scientist, shall be appointed as a Deep Learning Analyst. The data given below is as of 20th January 2017 for each of the following questions, decide which choice is correct. You are not supposed to assume any fact which is not given directly.
1. Archit was born on 13th August 1996. He pursued B.Tech in Computer Science with 67% aggregate marks and worked for 3 years as a Data Scientist after his post-graduation in Data Science with 90% aggregate marks.
(a)  He is not selected.
(b)  He is selected.
(c)  He is selected as a Deep Learning Analyst.
(d)  He is selected as a Machine Assistant.
(e)  Insufficient Information to decide.
2. Sahil was born on 14th January 1990. He has a graduate degree in CS with 70% aggregate marks and a Data Science post-graduate degree with 90% aggregate marks. He worked as a Data Scientist from 2008 to 2015 after his post-graduation.
(a)  He is not selected.
(b)  He is selected.
(c)  He is selected as a Deep Learning Analyst.
(d)  He is selected as a Machine Assistant.
(e)  Insufficient Information to decide.
3. Anjali completed her BTech in IT @ 75% aggregate in 2003 at the age of 28 followed by post-graduation in Data Science @ 99% aggregate. She worked for Microsoft as a Data Scientist for 11 Years.
(a)  He is not selected.
(b)  He is selected.
(c)  He is selected as a Machine Assistant.
(d)  He is selected as a Deep Learning Analyst.
(e)  Insufficient Information to decide.
4. Ravi started off as an engineering student in CS, completed his post-graduation in Data Science. Secured 75% + in both graduation and post-graduation. He was 25 years of age as of 14th July 2016.
(a)  He is not selected.
(b)  He is selected.
(c)  He is selected as a Machine Assistant.
(d)  He is selected as a Deep Learning Analyst.
(e)  Insufficient Information to decide.
5. Isha, a twenty-five-year-old girl, recently worked for Google as a Data Scientist for 8 years. Google demands people to be a graduate and post graduate in Mathematics and Data Science respectively with at least 90% aggregate in both to get recruited.
(a)  He is not selected.
(b)  He is selected.
(c)  He is selected as a Machine Assistant.
(d)  He is selected as a Deep Learning Analyst.
(e)  Insufficient Information to decide.
Directions (6 – 10): Read the given information carefully and answer below question.
A, B, C, D and E are five Missiles while P, Q and R are three Fighter aircraft .A is the fastest of the Missiles and R is the slowest of the Fighter aircraft . C is costlier than D and Q but cheaper than B. Among Missiles, A is not the costliest. D is cheaper than E and there is no Missile whose cost lies between the cost of these two. E is faster than three of the Missiles and all the Fighter aircraft . Q is costlier than R but cheaper than P, who is faster than Q.
6. Which of these is the slowest of the Missiles, if B and C are faster than D?
(a)  B
(b)  D
(c)  E
(d)  A
(e)  None of these
7. If P is cheaper than A which is not costlier than E. which of these is the cheapest of all the Missiles and Fighter aircraft put together?
(a)  R
(b)  Q
(c)  E
(d)  Cannot be determined
(e)  None of these
8. If P is costlier than E, how 'many Missiles are cheaper than P?
(a)  1
(b)  2
(c)  3
(d)  Cannot be determined
(e)  None of these
9. Which of the following statements is true about the Fighter aircraft ?
(a)  P is the costliest as well as the fastest Fighter aircraft .
(b)  The fastest Fighter aircraft is not the costliest Fighter aircraft .
(c)  The slowest Fighter aircraft is also the cheapest Fighter aircraft .
(d)  Both 1) and 3)
(e)  None Of these
10. Which of the following Missiles cannot stand exactly in the middle position among Missiles as far as their cost is concerned?
(a)  A
(b)  C
(c)  E
(d)  D
(e)  None Of these.
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information and answer the questions given below.
Ten members A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J from three generations are seated around a circular table facing toward center.
1) J’s son and father are seated to him left and right respectively.
2) H is seated immediate to his mother’s right and two seats to the left of his father.
3) I is the brother of D and seated opposite to her.
4) G is J’s wife and seated just right to her mother in law and 3rd to the left of her husband.
5) C who is son of B and grandson of A, seated opposite to H.
6) E who is mother of C seated 3rd to right of B.
7) Grandfather and grandmother seated just opposite to each other.
8) A has two son seated left and right to him and also has 3 grandson and 1 granddaughter. 
11. Which of the following are one of B’s siblings?
(a)  J
(b)  C
(c)  D
(d)  A
(e)  Cannot be determined
12. Which of the following is H’s brother?
(a)  C
(b)  F
(c)  D
(d)  A
(e)  None of these
13. Who is the granddaughter of F?
(a)  D
(b)  J
(c)  I
(d)  C
(e)  cannot be determined.
14. How many persons are there between C and his mother counting clockwise?
(a)  6
(b)  5
(c)  7
(d)  2
(e)  cannot be determined.
15. What is the relation between G and A ?
(a)  Daughter 
(b)  Daughter in law
(c)  Son
(d)  Grandson
(e)  cannot be determined.




Solutions:
1. B)
Condition
Condition
Candidate’s
Information
Fulfilment
1
Be at most 40 years of age as of 20th January 2017
13th Aug 1996 : 21 Years
Yes
2
Graduation: CS/IT/ECE : 50% +
67% (CS)
Yes
3
Post Grad : Data Science : 80% +
90%
Yes
4
2 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist after post-graduation.
3 Years
Yes
a)
Not (i) But a 90% + in PG and 10 Years + Experience As a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
b)
Not (ii) But 8 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
Since Archit fulfils all the required conditions, he is selected
2. B)
Condition
Condition
Candidate’s
Information
Fulfilment
1
Be at most 40 years of age as of 20th January 2017
14th Jan 1990 : 27 Years
Yes
2
Graduation: CS/IT/ECE : 50% +
70%  (CS)
Yes
3
Post Grad : Data Science : 80% +
90%
Yes
4
2 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist after post-graduation.
7 Years
Yes
a)
Not (i) But a 90% + in PG and 10 Years + Experience As a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
b)
Not (ii) But 8 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist.
No (7 Years)
No
Since the candidate is fulfilling the condition, he is  selected.
3. C)
Condition
Condition
Candidate’s
Information
Fulfilment
1
Be at most 40 years of age as of 20th January 2017
42 Years
No
2
Graduation: CS/IT/ECE : 50% +
75% (IT)
Yes
3
Post Grad : Data Science : 80% +
99%
Yes
4
2 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist after post-graduation.
11 Years
Yes
a)
Not (i) But a 90% + in PG and 10 Years + Experience As a Data Scientist.
Yes
Yes
b)
Not (ii) But 8 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
Since the candidate is fulfilling criteria (a) she is selected as a Machine Assistant.
4. A)
Condition
Condition
Candidate’s
Information
Fulfilment
1
Be at most 40 years of age as of 20th January 2017
25
Yes
2
Graduation: CS/IT/ECE : 50% +
75% (CS)
Yes
3
Post Grad : Data Science : 80% +
75%
No
4
2 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist after post-graduation.
Not Given
Not Given
a)
Not (i) But a 90% + in PG and 10 Years + Experience As a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
b)
Not (ii) But 8 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
Since he couldn't satisfy all the basic given conditions and also isn't eligible to evoke the exceptional criteria since he satisfies conditions(i) and (ii), he is not selected.
5. D)
Condition
Condition
Candidate’s
Information
Fulfilment
1
Be at most 40 years of age as of 20th January 2017
25
Yes
2
Graduation: CS/IT/ECE : 50% +
90% + (Mathematics)
No
3
Post Grad : Data Science : 80% +
90% +
Yes
4
2 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist after post-graduation.
8
Yes
a)
Not (i) But a 90% + in PG and 10 Years + Experience As a Data Scientist.
NA
NA
b)
Not (ii) But 8 Years + Experience as a Data Scientist.
Yes (8 Years)
Yes
Since the girl, Isha satisfies condition (b), she is selected as a Deep Learning Analyst.
(6 – 10):
Missiles: A, B, C, D and E.
Fighter aircraft : P, Q and R
Let us first write down, all the comparisons given for costs and speeds. Then we will tabulate them.
Speed
A → fastest Missile
E → Faster than three of the Missiles → E is the second fastest Missile
R → slowest Fighter aircraft
P > Q
Cost,
C > D
C > Q
B > C
A → Not the costliest among Missiles
E > D → No other Missile lies between these two.
Q > R
P > Q
Now let us tabulate this data.
Speed
Missiles
Fastest
A
E
  
  
  
Slowest
Fighter aircraft
Fastest
P
Q
R
Slowest
Cost
Missiles
Costliest
  B C
E
D
Cheapest
Here, we know that A is not the costliest Missile but we do not know where it will fit in. It can come anywhere after B except between E and D.
Fighter aircraft
Costliest
P
Q
R
Cheapest
6. B) ln addition to the common explanation, we have to also keep in mind that C > Q in cost.
(From this we can conclude that B > Q, B > R > C > R in cost).
lf B and C are faster than D, then the order will be as follows:
1
2
3
4
5
A
E
B/C
C/B
D
Hence, D is the slowest of all the Missiles.
7. D) ln addition to the common explanation, we have to also keep in mind that C > Q in cost.
(From this we can conclude that B > Q, B > R > C > R in cost).
Since A is not costlier than E, it means that A is at the same level of E or cheaper than E. We cannot conclude which of these two positions A is in. Hence, we cannot conclude which the cheapest of all the vehicles is. (Please note that if A is the cheapest Missile, then R will be the cheapest of all the vehicles).
However, if A is at the same level as E in cost, then there is a possibility of R or D being the cheapest of all the vehicles
Hence, Can’t be determined is correct option.
8. D) ln addition to the common explanation, we have to also keep in mind that C > Q in cost.
(From this we can conclude that B > Q, B > R > C > R in cost).
If P is costlier than E, we can also conclude that it is costlier than D but we cannot conclude anything about the relationship between the cost of P and that of B, C and A.
Hence, can’t be determined is correct option
9. D) ln addition to the common explanation, we have to also keep in mind that C > Q in cost.
(From this we can conclude that B > Q, B > R > C > R in cost).
By looking at the tables above, we can make out that choices (A) and (C) are both correct.
10. D) ln addition to the common explanation, we have to also keep in mind that C > Q in cost.
(From this we can conclude that B > Q, B > R > C > R in cost).
In terms of cost of the Missiles. A can come between B and C or between C and E or to the right of E. ln each of the above cases, the middle Missile will be C, A and E respectively.
Hence, among the Missiles given. D cannot be in the middle
(11 – 15):

11. A)   12. D)   13. A)   14. C)   15. B)