# Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 1

Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 1
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information and answer the questions given below it.
Nine persons i.e. F, A, B, D, X, P, K, G and J live in nine storey building. Ground floor is numbered as 1st floor and top most floor is numbered as 9th floor. They know different languages i.e. Maithili, Tamil, Hindi, German, Urdu, Telugu, French, Bhojpuri and English, but not in same order.
The one who knows Urdu lives just below J. There are three persons live between J and B who lives on odd numbered floor. There are one floors gap between B and K who knows Hindi. There are two floors between the one who likes German and the one who likes Hindi. A lives on 5th floor, just below from the one who knows German. P lives just above X. B does not live on 1st floor. F knows Telugu and lives below B. G does not know German. The one who knows English lives just above the one who knows French. X does not know Bhojpuri and Tamil. The one who knows Tamil lives above the one who knows Telugu language.
1. Who among the following knows Tamil?
a) G
b) K
c) A
d) J
e) F
2. How many persons live between P and D?
a) Three
b) One
c) Four
d) Two
e) None of these
3. Who knows Bhojpuri?
a) K
b) F
c) A
d) X
e) J
4. Who among the following lives on 7th floor?
a) X
b) B
c) F
d) J
e) D
5. Who among the following knows Maithili?
a) J
b) K
c) X
d) P
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Consider the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusion logically follow from the given statements using all statements together.
a) If only conclusion I follows
b) If only conclusion II follows
c) If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
d) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
e) If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
6. Statements:
Some MI is Redmi.
All Intex is Lava.
Some Redmi is not Intex.
Conclusions:
I. Some Intex is MI
II. Some Lava can never be MI
7. Statements:
All Oral are track.
Some track is sound.
No sound is Pin. Some Pin is eraser.
Conclusions:
I. Some Eraser is not Sound
II. Some Oral is Sound
8. Statements:
Some Pen is Book.
All Pen is Copy.
No Ring is Book.
Conclusions:
I. Some Copy is Book.
II. Some Copy is not Ring.
9. Statements:
Some May is June.
All June is July.
Some April is May.
Conclusions:
I. Some April is June
II. Some July is not April.
10. Statements:
Some Key is not Pen.
All Pen is Pin.
Some Men is not Pin.
Conclusions:
I. Some Pin is pen
II. No Key is Men.
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below.
Q B Z 5 N 8 * E D 3 7 M % T A P @ F 2 < J \$ 4 W 6 U R 1
11. Which of the following element is 2nd left of 17th element from left end of this series?
a) %
b) T
c) A
d) Z
e) None of these
12. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their position in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) ZN5
b) 7%T
c) U1R
d) TPA
e) J4\$
13. How many such Symbols are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a number but not immediately followed by a consonant?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
e) More than three
14. How many such Vowels are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately followed by Consonant and immediately preceded by a number?
a) None
b) One
c) Two
d) Three
e) More than three
15. How many such Consonant is there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by Vowel and immediately followed by Symbols?
a) Three
b) Four
c) Two
d) One
e) More than three

Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:
 Floors Person Language 9 K Hindi 8 G English 7 B French 6 D German 5 A Tamil 4 F Telugu 3 J Bhojpuri 2 P Urdu 1 X Maithili
1. C)   2. A)   3. E)   4. B)   5. C)
6. D)

7. A)

8. E)

9. D)

10. A)

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