Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 15

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 15
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.
There are eight persons seated in two rows. In row I – A, B, C and D are seated who all are facing south. In row II – P, Q, R and S are seated who all are facing north. These eight persons reads different newspapers – TOI, The Tribune, Economic Times, Indian Express, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Financial Express and Business Standard but not necessarily in the same order. In the seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces one of the members of the other row. 
C is seating second to the right of the person who reads Business Standard. R is an immediate neighbor of the person who faces the one who reads Business Standard. Only one person sits between R and the one who reads Indian Express. The immediate neighbour of the one who reads Indian Express faces the one who reads Economic Times. 
The one who reads TOI faces the one who reads Hindustan Times. R is not the one who reads Hindustan Times. P is not the one who reads Indian Express and he does not face the one who reads Business Standard. 
Q faces the one who reads The Hindu. The one who faces S is sitting at the position which is immediate left of A. B is not sitting at any of the extreme ends of the line. The one who reads Business Standard does not face the one who reads The Tribune.
1. Which of the following pairs of persons is seated at the extreme ends in any of the two rows?
a) SQ
b) PR
c) AC
d) BD
e) None of these
2. Which of the following statements is true regarding R?
a) R is at the extreme left end of the row.
b) R faces the person who reads the Hindu.
c) R is third to the right of P.
d) There are two persons between R and S.
e) None of these
3. Four of the five are alike in a certain way based on the above seating arrangement and hence they form the group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
a) R
b) S
c) Q
d) A
e) B
4. Which of the following combinations of a person and paper is not true?
a) P – Tribune
b) D – Hindustan times
c) R – Times of India
d) B – The Hindu
e) C – Economics times
5. Who amongst the following Reads Financial Express?
a) S
b) Q
c) R
d) A
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.
In a combined family Mayank and Suresh are brothers. Both have one – one son and daughter each. Further information of their family is given below:
Amar is brother-in-law of Munesh and husband of Amal’s mother.
Munesh is unmarried son of Mayank.
Vaishnavi’s father, Vikram is son of Seema who is mother-in-law of Sakshi.
Mainak’s grandmother, Kavita is mother-in-law of Amar. 
Madhuri and Munesh are children of Mayank and Vikram and Tanuja are their cousins.
Sakshi has two daughters and Madhuri have two sons. Juhi and Vaishnavi are siblings.
6. How does Vaishanvi relate to Suresh?
a) Daughter-in-law
b) Niece
c) Wife
d) Granddaughter
e) None of these
7. Who among the following is the father of Vaishnavi?
a) Vikram
b) Amal
c) Amar
d) Mainak
e) None of these
8. How is Mainak related to Seema?
a) Son of brother in law
b) Cousin of sister in law
c) Grandson's cousin
d) Grandson of brother in law
e) None of these
9. Which of the following is true regarding Mainak?
a) Mainak is Kavita’s daughter’s daughter.
b) Mainak is Vaishanvi’s father’s niece.
c) Mainak is Madhuri’s husband’s brother.
d) Mainak is Munesh’s sister’s son.
e) All are true
10. How Madhuri’s brother’s father relates to Juhi’s father’s sister?
a) Maternal uncle
b) Paternal Uncle
c) Brother
d) Father-in-law
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.
Eight friends – Prakash, Queen, Rohit, Saran, Tarun, Uday, Vihan and Waseem – study in Delhi Public School and live on separate floors of a nine storeyed building in New Delhi. The floors are numbered from 1 to 9 such that the lowest floor is numbered 1 and the top floor is numbered 9. One of the floors in the building is vacant. Each person has one Cricketer namely – Rohit, Virat, Raina, Dhoni, Bhuvi, Shikhar, Hardik and Jadeja as his or her favourite but not necessarily in the same order. The additional pieces of information are given below:
The one who likes Rohit lives immediately above the one who likes Bhuvi.
Waseem who lives on an even numbered floor lives immediately above the one whose favourite cricketer is Virat.
The one who likes Dhoni lives on the third floor.
One of the floors above the fifth floor is vacant.
Saran lives immediately above the one who likes Jadeja more than any other cricketer.
Tarun lives on an odd numbered floor.
Prakash stays immediately below Vihan.
The one who likes Raina lives on the topmost floor.
Tarun lives immediately above Rohit, who likes Shikhar most.
Vihan lives on an even numbered floor above Waseem.
Uday, who does not like Jadeja, lives on the sixth floor.
11. How many persons live between the one who likes Bhuvi and the one who likes Dhoni?
a) None
b) Only one
c) Two
d) Three
e) None of these
12. Rohit likes which of the following cricketer most?
a) Rohit
b) Raina
c) Virat
d) Bhuvi
e) None of these
13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
a) Tarun-Shikhar
b) Saran-Jadeja
c) Waseem-Virat
d) Uday-Rohit
e) None of these
14. Prakash lives on which of the floors?
a) 1st
b) 2nd
c) 3rd
d) 8th
e) None of these
15. Which of the floors is vacant?
a) 6th
b) 7th
c) 8th
d) Either A or C
e) None of these


Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:

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

6. D)   7. A)   8. D)   9. D)   10. B)  
(11 – 15): Explanation:
Floor
Person
Favourite Cricketer
9
Tarun
Raina
8
Rohit
Shikhar
7
Vacant
Vacant
6
Uday
Rohit
5
Saran
Bhuvi
4
Vihan
Jadeja
3
Prakash
Dhoni
2
Waseem
Hardik
1
Queen
Virat
11. B)   12. E)   13. D)   14. C)   15. B)