# Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 17

Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 17
Directions (1 – 3): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A, B, C, D, E, V and G are seven students of a school. Each of them studies in a different standard – form Standard IV to Standard X – not necessarily in the same order. Each of them has a favorite subject from English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, German, Hindi and Sanskrit, not necessarily in the same order.
B studies in VII Standard and does not like a either German or Spanish. C likes English and does not study either in V or in IX. E studies in VIII Standard and likes Hindi. The one who likes Chinese studies in X Standard. D studies in IV Standard. G likes Sanskrit. A does not study in X Standard. The one who likes Spanish studies in V Standard.
1. In which standard does G study?
a) VII
b) IX
c) X
e) None of these
2. Which subject does A like?
a) Spanish
b) German
c) English
d) Arabic
e) None of these
3. Which subject does D like?
a) Arabic
b) Spanish
c) German
e) None of these
Directions (4 – 6): Study the information given below and answer the question that follows.
In the class of boys and girls, Priya rank 11th, Raina rank among the boys is 11th. In the class Priya’s rank is 64th from the other end and Raina’s rank is 34th among the boys from the other end.
4. How many total boys and girls in the class?
a) 65
b) 77
c) 71
d) 74
e) None of these
5. How many girls are there in the whole class?
a) 30
b) 44
c) 35
d) 45
e) None of these
6. What is the total no. of boys in the class?
a) 44
b) 20
c) 45
d) 60
e) 40

Directions (7 – 10): Read the information given below and answer the questions that follow.
There are eight people – 6 men and 2 women, seated around a circular table – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. Of them, two are facing outwards, whereas the others are facing inwards. Four of them are engineers, two are doctors, and two are teachers.
Neither of the teachers is facing outwards. There is only one case where two of the same profession are seated next to each other is when they are facing opposite directions, to each other’s right. A is seated to the left of D, and has C to his right. Both the women are seated next to each other, facing the same direction, but do not have the same profession. C is a teacher, who sits between two people who are also facing the same direction, and to his right is an engineer. The other person facing outwards is seated four places to the right of H, who is also facing outwards. D is seated next to an engineer as well, but does not have the same profession. G is not seated next to H, and is seated between a teacher and an engineer. Neither of the women are teachers. B is seated to the right of F, with only one person who is facing the opposite direction between them.
7. Which best describes G?
a) Woman, Engineer
b) Woman, Doctor
c) Woman, Teacher
d) Man, Doctor
e) Man, Engineer
8. Who is seated two places to the left of H?
a) F
b) B
c) C
d) G
e) Cannot be determined
9. Who is the doctor closest to A?
a) G
b) F
c) E
d) D
e) Cannot be determined
10. Who is the teacher closest to D?
a) B
b) E
c) A
d) C
e) Cannot be determined

Directions (11 – 15): In the following question assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the conclusion among given conclusions is /are definitely true and then give your answers accordingly.
11. Statements: F ≥ B = C; C > D ≤ E; F < A ≤ E
Conclusions:
I. D < A
II. E > F
III. C > A
IV. E ≥ A
a) Only I and II are true
b) Only II, III and IV are true
c) Only I, II and IV are true
d) Only III and IV are true
e) All are true
12. Statements: D < A ≤ E < B; C ≥ A > F < G
Conclusions:
I. E > D
II. E = C
III. B < G
IV. A < B
a) Only I is true
b) Only I and II are true
c) Only I and IV are true
d) Only IV is true
e) All are true
13. Statements: B ≤ D ≥ A < C = F; A > G ≥ E < D
Conclusions:
I. D < F
II. B > G
III. C < E
IV. G < F
a) Only IV is true
b) Only I and IV is true
c) Only I, III, IV is true
d) Only I, II, IV is true
e) All are true
14. Statements: A = C < B > D ≤ E; A > G > F ≤ B
Conclusions:
I. C > D
II. E < C
III. F < C
IV. D > F
a) Only II is true
b) Only I and III is true
c) Only IV is true
d) Only III is true
e) Only I, II, III is true
15. Statements: B < C ≤ D ≤ F > G; B < A > E
Conclusions:
I. B > C
II. A = E
III. D > A
IV. F ≥ C
a) Only IV is true
b) Only II and IV is true
c) Only I, III, IV is true
d) Only I and IV is true
e) Only I and II is true

Solutions:
(1 – 3): Explanation:
 Student Class Subject A V Spanish B VII Arabic C VI English D IV German E VIII Hindi V X Chinese G IX Sanskrit
1. B)   2. A)   3. C)
(4 – 6): Explanation:
According to the given information:
(Assuming from the left side)
In whole class - Raina = 20th and Priya = 11th
Only in boys – Raina = 11th
Only in girls - Priya = 6th
(Now assuming from the right side)
In whole class - Raina = ? And Priya = 64th
Only in boys – Raina = 34th
Only in girls - Priya = ?
Total students = (Priya’s rank from left in whole class + Priya’s rank from right in whole class) -1 = (11 + 64) -1 = 75 - 1 = 74
Total Number of boys = (Raina’s rank from left among the boys + Raina’s rank from right among the boys) -1 = (11 + 34) -1 = 45 - 1 = 44
Total girls = 74 - 44 = 30
4. D)   5. A)   6. A)
(7 – 10): Explanation: 7. B)   8. C)   9. D)   10. D)
11. C) Given statements: F ≥ B = C; C > D ≤ E; F < A ≤ E
On combining: E ≥ A > F ≥ B = C > D ≤ E
Conclusions:
I. D < A → True (as A > F ≥ B = C > D → D < A)
II. E > F → True (as E ≥ A > F → E > F)
III. C > A → False (as A > F ≥ B = C → C < A)
IV. E ≥ A → True
Therefore, only conclusion I, II and IV are true.
12. C) Given statements: D < A ≤ E < B; C ≥ A > F < G
On combining: B > E ≥ C ≥ A > G > F; A > D (Relation between D, F, G is not clear)
Conclusions:
I. E > D → True (as E ≥ C ≥ A > D → E > D)
II. E = C → False (as E ≥ C → E ≠ C)
III. B < G → False (as B > E ≥ C ≥ A > G → B > G)
IV. A < B → True (as B > E ≥ C ≥ A → A < B)
Therefore, only conclusion I and IV are true.
13. A) Given statements: B ≤ D ≥ A < C = F; A > G ≥ E < D
On combining: B ≤ D ≥ A > G ≥ E; A < C = F
Conclusions:
I. D < F → False (as D ≥ A < C = F → clear relation between D and F cannot be determined)
II. B > G → False (as B ≤ D ≥ A > G → clear relation B and G cannot be determined)
III. C < E → False (as C > A & A > G ≥ E → C > A > G ≥ E → C > E)
IV. G < F → True (as A < C = F & A > G → G < A < C = F → F > G)
Therefore, only conclusion I is true.
14. D) Given statements: A = C < B > D ≤ E; A > G > F ≤ B
On combining: B ≥ F < G < A = C < B > D ≤ E
Conclusions:
I. C > D → False (as C > C < B > D → C > D)
II. E < C → False (as C < B > D ≤ E → there is no clear relation between E and C)
III. F < C → True (as F < G < A = C → F < C)
IV. D > F → False (as F < G < A = C < B > D → there is no clear relation between D and F)
Therefore, only conclusion III is true.
15. A) Given statements: B < C ≤ D ≤ F > G; B < A > E
On combining: E < A > B < C ≤ D ≤ F > G
Conclusions:
I. B > C → False (as B < C)
II. A = E → False (as E < A)
III. D > A → False (as A > B < C ≤ D → clear relation between D and A cannot be determined)
IV. F ≥ C → True (as C ≤ D ≤ F → F ≥ C)
Therefore, only conclusion IV is true.