Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 7

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 7
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Eight members A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H of a family are sitting around a circular table with all of them facing outwards. Each one of them works in different automotive company viz. Bajaj, Audi, BMW, Skoda, Honda, Hero Motors, Nissan and Tata Motors. There are exactly 3 married couples in the family.
D is the mother of A and E and sits second to the left of E. A who is the father of F and uncle of G sits to the left of person working in Bajaj. H is the only sister-in-law of A whereas B works in Hero Motors and is daughter-in-law of C. The one who works in Audi sits between G and the one who works in Honda. G is third to the left of D. F is an immediate neighbor of her aunt H who does not sit next to D. The two youngest members sit next to each other. The one who works in Hero Motors sits between the one who works in Nissan and Tata Motors. D’s husband and son sit next to her. C does not work in Tata Motors or Nissan. G does not work in BMW or Nissan. G’s father does not work in Skoda.
1. Which of the following is correct regarding the family?
(a)  A is the brother of H.
(b)  C is the father of A.
(c)  B is the aunt of F.
(d)  F and G are married couple.
(e)  None of these.
2. Who among the following is not a husband wife pair?
(a)  A and B
(b)  E and H
(c)  A and H
(d)  D and C
(e)  None of these
3. Who among the following works inBMW Company?
(a)  A
(b)  E
(c)  C
(d)  D
(e)  H
4. What is the position of one working in Skoda with respect to the one working in Hero Motors?
(a)  Third to the left
(b)  Second to the right
(c)  Immediate left
(d)  Third to the right
(e)  Fourth to the left
5. Who among the following sits between B and the one working inAudi?
(a)  A
(b)  E
(c)  G
(d)  D
(e)  H
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:
Eight persons from different Companies viz. HCL, TCS, HP, Panasonic, Samsung, Microsoft, Oracle and Wipro are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each, in such a way that there is equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1 – A, B, C and D are seated and all of them are facing south. In row 2 – P, Q, R and S are seated and all of them are facing north. Therefore each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. (All the information given above does not necessarily represent the order of seating in the final arrangement).
C sits second to the left of the person from Wipro. R is an immediate neighbor of the person who faces the person from Wipro.
Only one person sits between R and the person from Panasonic. Immediate neighbor of the person from Panasonic faces the person from HP.
The person from HCL faces the person from Microsoft. R is not from Microsoft. P is not from Panasonic. P does not face the person from Wipro
Q faces the person from Samsung. The one who faces S sits immediately to the right of A.

B does not sit on any of the extreme ends of the line. The person from Wipro does not face the person from TCS.
6. Which of the following is true regarding A?
(a)  The person from HCL faces A
(b)  The person from Wipro is an immediate neighbor of A.
(c)  A faces the person who sits second to the left of R.
(d)  A is from Microsoft
(e)  A sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
7. Who is seated between R and the person from Panasonic?
(a)  The person from Microsoft
(b)  P
(c)  Q
(d)  The person from TCS
(e)  S
8. Who amongst the following faces the person from Wipro?
(a)  The person from Oracle
(b)  P
(c)  R
(d)  The person from TCS
(e)  The person from HP
9. P is related to Samsung in the same way as B is related to Panasonic based on the given arrangement. To who amongst the following is D related to, following the same pattern?
(a)  TCS
(b)  HP
(c)  Wipro
(d)  Oracle
(e)  Microsoft
10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a)  HP
(b)  R
(c)  TCS
(d)  Q
(e)  Microsoft
Directions (11 – 12): Directions:In the question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically followed beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement. Give answer. 
11. Statement: The Government of Singapore has recently announced several concessions and offered attractive tour packages for foreign visitors.
Conclusion: I. More number of foreigners will visit the country now.
II. The Government is boosting the tourism industry.
(a)  Only conclusion I follows.
(b)  Only conclusion II follows.
(c)  Either I or II follows.
(d)  Neither I nor II follows. 
(e)  Both I and II follow.
12. Statement: The number of children immigrants in cities is increasing day by day and the reason is their desire to earn money doing small jobs.
Conclusion: I.  Migration to big cities should be checked.
II. The children eagerly do small jobs in the cities to earn money.
(a)  Only conclusion I follows.
(b)  Only conclusion II follows.
(c)  Either I or II follows
(d)  Neither I nor II follows.  
(e)  Both I and II follow.
13. Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest grounds for a prediction that municipalities will buy Quick Freeze’s purification system despite the need to maintain a conventional purification system as well?
Snowmaking machines work by Spraying a mist that freezes immediately on contact with cold air. Because sudden freezing kills bacteria, QuickFreeze is planning to market a wastewater purification system that works on the same principle. The process works only when temperatures are cold, however, so municipalities using it will still need to maintain a conventional system.
(a)  Bacteria are not the only impurities that must be removed from wastewater.
(b)  Many municipalities have old wastewater purification systems that need to be replaced.
(c)  Conventional wastewater purification systems have not been fully successful in killing bacteria at cold temperatures.
(d)  During times of warm weather, when it is not in use, QuickFreeze purification system requires relatively little maintenance.
(e)  Places where the winters are cold rarely have a problem of water shortage.
14. Which of the following, if true most helps to explain why Suncrop has been pursing the less profitable of the two economic activities mentioned above?
Suncorp, a new corporation with limited with funds, has been clearing large sections of the tropical Amazon forest for cattle ranching. This practice continues even though greater profits can be made from rubber tapping, which does not destroy the forest, than from cattle ranching, which does destroy the forest.
(a)  The soil of the Amazon forest is very rich in nutrients that are important in the development of graving lands.
(b)  Cattle – ranching operations that are located in tropical climates are more profitable than cattle – ranching operations that are located in cold – weather climates.
(c)  In certain districts, profits made from cattle ranching are more heavily taxed than profits made from any other industry.
(d)  Some of the cattle that are raised on cleared in the Amazon are killed by wildcats.
(e)  The amount of money required to begin a rubber – tapping operation is twice as high as the amount need to begin a cattle ranch.
15. Which of the following, if true, most strongly indicates that the logic of the prediction above is flawed?
According to a prediction of the not – so – distant future published in 1940, electricity would revolutionize agriculture. Electrodes would be inserted into the soil, and the current between them would kill bugs and weeds and make plants stronger.
(a)  ln Order for farmers to avoid electric shock while working in the fields, the current could be turned off at such times without diminishing the intended effects.
(b)  lf the proposed plan for using electricity were put into practice, farmers would save on chemicals now being added to the soil.
(c)  It cannot be taken for granted that the use of electricity is always beneficial.
(d)  Since weeds are plants, electricity would affect weeds in the same way as it would affect crop plants.
(e)  Because a planting machine would need to avoid coming into contact with the electrodes, new parts for planting machines would need to be designed.

(1 – 5): Explanation:
1. B)   2. C)   3. B)   4. D)   5. C)  
(6 – 10): Explanation:

6. B)   7. E)   8. A)   9. D)   10. D)  
11. B) The outcome of the policy is not mentioned in the statement. Therefore I does not hold. Definitely the step will boost the tourism industry. Thus II holds.
12. B) Nothing about migration being checked in mentioned in the statement. II holds true as the children come to the cities to do the small jobs. 
13. C) This statement, if True, would strengthen the prediction, because it provides a valid reason why the QuickFreeze system could be needed alongside conventional ones: it is more effective in cold weather.
14. E) Because it costs less to begin cattle ranching than it does to begin rubber tapping, Suncrop – which has limited funds – would have a reason to purpose cattle ranching over a potentially more profitable activity.
15. D) This statement properly identifies a problem with the prediction: lt provides no reason to believe that the electricity would affect crop plants and weeds differently.