Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 5

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 5
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.
Mandar, Tanu, Janki, Faruq, Prem, Dravid and Waseem are seven colleagues working on seven floors of a same building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor is numbered 1 and the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each of these 7 colleagues has a different lucky number, viz 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6 and 7, but not in the same order.
Waseem works on an even-numbered floor but not on the 4th floor. Only two floors are there between Waseem and Faruq. The one whose lucky number is 1 works on immediately below the floor on which Janki works. Only one floor is there between the floors on which Mandar and Dravid work. Tanu works immediately below the floor on which Mandar works.
The one whose lucky number is 7 works on an even numbered floor. Only three floors are there between Janki and the one whose lucky number is 4. Neither Waseem nor Prem has 3 as his lucky number. The one whose lucky number is 6 works on immediately above the floor on which the one whose lucky number is 3 works. Janki’s lucky number is not 2. The one whose lucky number is 4 works immediately above the floor on which Waseem works.
1. Which of the following combinations is true?
a) Lucky number 3 - Floor number 5
b) Floor Number 2 - Lucky number 6
c) Floor number 7 - Lucky number 1
d) Lucky number 6 - Floor number 5
e) None of these
2. Dravid's lucky number is less than Waseem's by?
a) 6
b) 5
c) 1
d) 3
e) None of thse
3. Which of the following statements is true?
a) Prem's lucky number is 2 and he works on the 2nd floor.
b) Tanu works on the floor that is immediately above the floor on which Waseem works.
c) There is a gap of 3 floors between Dravid's and Prem's floor.
d) Mandar's floor number and the lucky number are the same.
e) None of these
4. Who among the following works on the floor number 6?
a) Janki
b) Prem
c) Waseem
d) Faruq
e) None of these
5. Which of the following is the correct set of persons whose lucky number is even?
a) Faruq, Dravid and Janki
b) Dravid, Prem and Waseem
c) Faruq, Tanu and Prem
d) Mandar, Tanu and Prem
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.
Severn friends Dk, Ekram, Furkan, Gomti, Hussain, Indra and Jai are seated in a row facing north. All of them like a different Bollywood actor namely - Sharuk, Salman, Amir, Hritik, Nawaz, Nana and Ranveer but not necessarily in the same order.
Jai, who does not like Shahruk, sits after the preson who is on the immediate right of Gomti. The one who likes Nana sits sixth from the left end. Ekram likes Nawaz. The one who likes Amir sits third from the left end. The one who likes Salman sits on the immediate left of the person who likes Shahruk. Dk sits on the immediate right of Hussain and on the immediate left of Indra. Gomti likes Hritik and sits second to the right of Indra. The one who likes Amir sits on the immediate right of Dk, who sits second to the left of Ekram. Four persons sit on the right of Indra. Furkan is not an immediate neighbour of Indra.
6. Who among the following likes Ranveer?
a) Furkan
b) Jai
c) DK
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
7. Who among the following sit at the extreme ends of the row?
a) The ones who like Amir and Hritik
b) The ones who like Salman and Nana
c) The ones who like Ranveer and Shahruk
d) The ones who like Salman and Ranveer
e) None of these
8. Who sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Nawaz?
a) Indra
b) DK
c) Ekram
d) Furkan
e) None of these
9. Hussain likes which of the following actor?
a) Nana
b) Nawaz
c) Salman
d) Amir
e) None of these
10. The one who likes Shahruk sits at which of the following positions?
a) Fourth to the left of Jai
b) Second to the left of Ekram
c) Third to the right of Indra
d) Second to the right of Gomti
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 15): In each question some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements.
11. Statements: All tools are books. No book is a bend. Some bends are circles. 
Conclusions:
I. At least some circles are books.
II. No bend is a tool.
a) C1 and C2 follow
b) Only C2 follow
c) Only C1 follow
d) Either C1 or C2 follow
e) Neither C1 or C2 follow
12. Statements: All remotes are TVs. All computers are TVs. No TV is a radio.
Conclusions:
I. All computers being remotes is a possibility.
II. No radio is a remote.
a) C1 and C2 follow
b) Only C2 follow
c) Only C1 follow
d) Either C1 or C2 follow
e) Neither C1 or C2 follow
13. Statements: All metals are jugs. Some jugs are bottles. All bottles are bowls.
Conclusions:
I. Some bottles are definitely not jugs.
II. All bottles being metals is a possibility.
a) C1 and C2 follow
b) Only C2 follow
c) Only C1 follow
d) Either C1 or C2 follow
e) Neither C1 or C2 follow
14. Statements: No tank is a missile. Some missiles are armies. All guns are tanks.
Conclusions:
I. At least some armies are missile.
II. No gun is a missile.
III. Some armies are tanks.
a) Only C1 follows
b) Only C2 and C3 follow
c) Only C1 and C2 follow
d) All I, II and III follow
e) None of these
15. Statements: No mobile is a headphone. All headphones are speakers. No landline is a mobile.
Conclusions:
I. Some speakers can never be mobiles.
II. Some landlines can be speakers.
a) C1 and C2 follow
b) Only C2 follow
c) Only C1 follow
d) Either C1 or C2 follow
e) Neither C1 or C2 follow


Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:
Floor
Name
Lucky Number
7
Janki
5
6
Dravid
1
5
Faruq
6
4
Mandar
3
3
Tanu
4
2
Waseem
7
1
Prem
2
1. D)   2. A)   3. B)   4. E)   5. C)  
(6 – 10): Explanation:
Salman
SRK
Amir
Nawaz
Hritik
Nana
Ranveer
Hussain
DK
Indra
Ekram
Gomati
Furkan
Jai
6. B)   7. D)   8. A)   9. C)   10. B)  
11. B) In C1, we are to derive a relationship between the classes of 'Circles' and 'Books' which are present in the statement 3 and 1 respectively. The middle term 'bend' is distributed once in S2 and hence applying the deduction method, we get the conclusion as "Some circles are not books." Clearly, C1 doesn't follow.
In C2, we neet to derive a relationship between the classes of 'bend' and 'tool' which are present in statement 2 and 1 respectively. Here, the middle term 'book' is being distributed once in statement 2. Applying the deduction method, we get the conclusion as "No tool is a bend." or "No bend is a tool." Thus, C2 follows.
12. A) In C1, we are to derive a relationship between the classes of 'computers' and 'remotes' which are present in the statement 2 and 1 respectively. The middle term 'TVs' is not distributed even once in either of the statements. Clearly, possibilities betweent these two classes exist. C1 hence follows here.
In C2, we neet to derive a relationship between the classes of 'radio' and 'remotes' which are present in statement 3 and 1 respectively. Here, the middle term 'TVs' is being distributed once in statement 3. Applying the deduction method, we get the conclusion as "No remote is radio." or "No radio is remote." Clearly, C2 follows as well.
13. B) As we can see that there is no negative statement in the given statements, a conclusion with a negative word doesn't follow. C1, hence, doesn't follow.
In conclusion 2, we need to derive a relationship between the classes of 'Bottles' and 'Metals' which are present in S2 and S1 respectively. But the middle term 'jugs' is not distributed even once in either of the statements and thus we can't find a definite conclusion between these two classes. Clearly, C2 follows.
14. C) From Statement 2:
Conversion of Some missiles are armies = Some armies are missiles. Hence, C1 follows.
From Statement 3 and Statement 1:
All guns are tanks (A) + No tank is a missile (E) = No gun is a missile. Hence, C2 follows as well.
From Statement 2 and Statement 1:
Some armies are missiles (I) + No missile is a tank (E) = Some armies are not tanks. Clearly, C3 doesn't follow.
15. A) From Statements 1 and 2:
No mobile is a headphone (I) + All headphones are speakers (A) = Some speakers are not mobiles. Clearly C1 follows.
Further, we can observe that the relationship between the classes of 'landlines' and 'speakers' cannot be derived because the between S1 and S3 the middle term 'mobile' is distributed twice. Hence, possibilities betweent these two classes exisit. Conclusion II follows.