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
d) Data
inadequate
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
d) Data
inadequate
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 11^{th}, Raina rank among the
boys is 11^{th}. In the class Priya’s rank is 64^{th} from
the other end and Raina’s rank is 34^{th} 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
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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
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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 = 20^{th} and Priya = 11^{th}
Only
in boys – Raina = 11^{th}
Only
in girls  Priya = 6^{th}
(Now
assuming from the right side)
In
whole class  Raina = ? And Priya = 64^{th}
Only
in boys – Raina = 34^{th}
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.