Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 19

Mentor for Bank Exams
Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 19
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the center. Each one of them has a different profession viz. Engineer, Doctor, Carpenter, Teacher, Banker, Dancer, Pilot and Programmer.
The Programmer sits third to right of G. C is an immediate neighbor of G. Carpenter sits second to right of C. B sits third to right of H. H is not a Programmer, sits between C and the Dancer. A and F are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither A nor F is a Programmer. Engineer sits second to right of A. Two people sit between D and the Doctor. D is not a Programmer. Teacher is not an immediate neighbor of the Programmer. Banker sits second to left of A.
1. What is the position of C with respect to the Banker?
a) Immediate right
b) Third to the left
c) Second to the right
d) Fourth to the left
e) Second to the left
2. Who among the following is the Pilot?
a) A
b) H
c) C
d) F
e) D
3. What is the position of F with respect to the Programmer?
a) Immediate right
b) Third to the left
c) Second to the right
d) Fourth to the left
e) Second to the left
4. Who sit(s) exactly between the Dancer and the Doctor?
a) C and H
b) Only the Programmer
c) Only the Engineer
d) C and B
e) The Carpenter and the Banker
5. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
a) D is an immediate neighbor of G
b) G is Banker
c) The Banker and the Dancer are immediate neighbours of each other
d) Teacher sits exactly between Carpenter and the Pilot
e) Engineer sits second to the right of the Pilot
Directions (6 – 10): In the following question assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the conclusion among given three conclusions is /are definitely true and then give your answers accordingly.
6. Statement: C < U, U = S, S ≥ T; S < D
Conclusions:
I. D > C
II. T < D
III. C < S
a) Only I is true
b) Only III is true
c) I and II only are true
d) Neither I nor II is true
e) I, II and III are true
7. Statements: B ≥ S; C = S; E > G; B ≤ D; S ≥ G
Conclusions:
I. C < E
II. D = S
III. B ≥ G
a) None is true
b) Only I and III are true
c) Only II and III are true
d) Only III is true
e) All are true
8. Statements: U ≥ Y > K, D = K < P
Conclusions:
I. D ≤ U
II. Y = P
III. D < Y
a) Only I is true
b) Only II is true
c) Only III is true
d) Both I and III are true
e) None of these
9. Statements: J = K; C ≤ H; E > C; K < H
Conclusions:
I. H < K
II. H > E
III. J > C
a) None is true
b) Only I is true
c) Only I and II are true
d) Only III is true
e) All are true
10. Statements: A ≥ B; X = B; O < X; D ≥ O
Conclusions:
I. B > D
II. A ≥ X
III. O = A
a) None is true
b) Only I is true
c) Only II is true
d) Only III is true
e) Only I and III are true
Directions (11 – 15): Read the information given below and answer the questions that follow:
Ten friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I & J are sitting in a straight line but not necessary in the same order. Five friends are facing towards north and five are facing towards south. They like to watch different cartoon – Tom & Jerry, Cinderella, Snow White, Tweety, Baby Loonie Toons, Popoey, Dexter, Shin Chan, Doreamon & Oggey. They are sitting in ascending order according to their age.
Only two persons are elder to D who watch Snow White and facing towards South. C who watches Tom & Jerry is sitting third to the right of D who is sitting second to the left of I who does not watch Doreamon. A who watches Tweety is sitting third to the right of C and just left to J who is not sitting at the corner. J watch neither Doreamon nor Oggey. E is facing towards south and watches Shin Chan and is sitting between D & I. B watches Baby loonie toons and is sitting second to the left of F who watches Popoey. G is not the youngest friend and he watches Cinderella and is facing towards North. H is facing towards North but does not like to watch Oggey. I is elder than D and B is younger to C.
11. Who watches Dexter?
a) D
b) H
c) I
d) J
e) None of above
12. Who is sitting fourth to the left of A?
a) D
b) H
c) B
d) F
e) None of above
13. Who watches Oggey?
a) I
b) C
c) A
d) H
e) None of above
14. Which is not the correct pair of friend and cartoon?
a) A – Tweety
b) F – Popoey
c) E – Shin Chan
d) D – Tom & Jerry
e) None of above
15. Which is the correct pair of friends who are facing towards South?
a) A, F, G, H & J
b) B, G, H, E & D
c) A, B, C, D & E
d) D, F, H, J & I
e) None of above


Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:

1. B)   2. A)   3. C)   4. C)   5. E)  
6. E) Given statement: C < U, U = S, S ≥ T; S < D
On combining: C < U = S ≥ T; C < U = S < D
Conclusions:
I. D > C → True (as C < U = S < D → D > C)
II. T < D → True (as T ≤ S and S < D)
III. C < S → True (as C < U = S → S > C)
Hence, all of above are true.
7. D) Given statements: B ≥ S; C = S; E > G; B ≤ D; S ≥ G
On combining: D ≥ B ≥ S = C; D ≥B ≥ S ≥ G < E
Conclusions:
I. C < E → False (as clear relation between C and E is not clearly established)
II. D = S → False (as D ≥ B ≥ S)
III. B ≥ G → True (as B ≥ S ≥ G)
Therefore, conclusions III is true.
8. C) Given statements: U ≥ Y> K, D = K < P
On combining: U ≥ Y> K = D < P
Conclusions:
I. D ≤ U → Clearly False (as U ≥ Y > K = D → U > D)
II. Y = P → Clearly False (as Y > K = D < P → Y > D < P, hence clear relationship between Y and P cannot be determined)
III. D < Y → Clearly True (as Y > K = D → Y > D)
Hence only conclusion III follows.
9. A) Given statements: J = K; C ≤ H; E > C; K < H
On combining: J = K < H ≥ C < E
Conclusions:
I. H < K → False (as K < H)
II. H > E → False (as H ≥ C < E → Relation between H and E is not clearly established)
III. J > C → False (as J = K < H ≥ C → Relation between J and C is not clearly established)
Therefore, none of the conclusions are true.
10. C) Here, according to the given information: A ≥ B = X > O ≤ D
Conclusions:
I. B > D → False (as B can be < or = D)
II. A ≥ X → True (as A ≥ B = X)
III. O = A → False (as A > O)
Therefore, only conclusion II is true.
(11 – 15): Explanation:

11. D)   12. D)   13. A)   14. D)   15. C)