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
postgraduate degree in Data Science with at least 80% marks.
(iv) Have work experience
of at least 2 years as a Data Scientist after postgraduation.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 postgraduation 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 postgraduate
degree with 90% aggregate marks. He worked as a Data Scientist from 2008 to
2015 after his postgraduation.
(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 postgraduation 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 postgraduation in Data Science. Secured 75% + in both
graduation and postgraduation. 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 twentyfiveyearold 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 postgraduation.

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 postgraduation.

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 postgraduation.

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 postgraduation.

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 postgraduation.

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)