# Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 3

Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk/RBI Asst. Mains – Set 3
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information and answer the questions followed:
Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five in each. In row 1- A, B, C, D and E are seated, not necessarily in the same order and all of them are facing south. In row 2- P, Q, R, S and T are seated, not necessarily in the same order and all of them are facing north. Row 1 faces Row 2. Each of them likes different colors i.e. brown, white, red, black, pink, blue, green, purple, yellow and orange. These are the further details-
Only one person sits between S and the one who likes purple. C and E are immediate neighbors but neither C nor E likes orange. A sits third to the left of the one who likes orange. E doesn’t like Red. The one who likes white faces the one who is third to the right of T. The persons who like black and blue face each other. A doesn’t like white. The one who likes black is not an immediate neighbor of the one who likes purple. Q is second to the left of P, who likes yellow. P doesn’t face A. Q doesn’t face the one who likes orange.  The one who likes black faces north. Person who likes pink doesn’t face the one who likes orange. B doesn’t like white. Only one person sits between the one who likes brown and the one who likes pink. B is an immediate neighbor of C.
1. Who among the following likes Green color?
a) C
b) E
c) A
d) Q
e) None of these.
2. Who sits second to the left of the one who likes red?
a) who likes white
b) E
c) A
d) who likes black
e) None of these.
3. Who among the following likes purple color?
a) R
b) C
c) Q
d) E
e) None of these.
4. Which group sits at the end of the rows?
a) B, A, T, P
b) R, C, S, D
c) D, R, B, P
d) B, R, P, A
e) None of these.
5. R is related to Q, in the same way A is related to C. Then in the same way who is related to E?
a) B
b) T
c) D
d) P
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): In the following given questions are followed by two statements I and II. You have to decide which of the following statements are required to answer the question?
a) If data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer
b) If data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer
c) If data in either statement I or statement II is sufficient to answer
d) If data in both statements I and II are not sufficient to answer
e) If data in both statements I and II are necessary to answer
6. Six persons -P, Q, R, S, T, and U are sitting around a circular table, four of them are facing center and two are facing away from the center. Then what is the definite direction of Q?
Statement I: U sits second to the right of P. Both U and P face same direction (i.e., either towards the center or away).R sits second to the right of U. Q is not an immediate neighbor of P.
Statement II: S sits second to the right of T.R and T face the same direction (i.e., either towards the center or away).
7. Five persons – A, B, C, D, and E are living in a five-storeyed building with top floor number 5. If their weights are 24, 30, 35, 44, and 46 kg not necessarily in same order. Then what is the exact weight of C?
Statement I: Lightest of them lives on the top floor. Only A is heavier than E. Two persons live between D and B. B weighs 30 kg. Only one person lives between B and A. D lives above C.
Statement II: C is heavier than D but lighter than E. E lives on the first floor but he is not the heaviest. One who weighs heaviest lives on floor number four. Only one person lives between the heaviest and the one weighs 30 kg. C lives on floor number 3.
9. In a family of seven members- P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V. How many females are there?
Statement I: P and Q are married couples. They have three children. P’s son- in – law is U.
Statement II: V is the son of U. Both R and S are uncles of V.
9. Four persons- A, B, C, and D are sitting in the corners of a square. Two of them are facing center. Two are facing away from the center. They like different colors Red, Blue, Green, and White not necessarily in same order. Which color does D like?
Statement I: D sits second to the left of C. Person who likes Green sits to the immediate left of C.B likes white and faces center.
Statement II: B sits second to the left of A. Person who likes Blue sits to the immediate left of B.C likes Red.
10. A, B, C, D, E, F and G sit in a row having seven seats. All are facing south. What is the position of G from the left end of the row?
Statement I: More than two persons sitting between A and B. Two persons sit between C and G.
Statement II: Neither A nor B sits at extreme ends. C sits at one of the extreme ends.
Directions (11 - 15): Symbols represent a date:
‘#’ – Either the month or date is 8
‘^’ – Either the month or date is 9
‘%’ – Either the month or date is 11
‘@’ – Either the month or date is 3
‘&’ – Either the month or date is 10
Example: @# – March 8
11. Shree remembers that her mother’s birthday was certainly after #th but before 13th of @. Her sister Neha remembers that their mother’s birthday was definitely after ^th but before %th of @. On which date of March was their mother’s birthday?
a) &
b) %
c) Either & or %
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
12. Deepa correctly remembers that her Brother’s birthday is before @% but after @#, whereas her mother correctly remembers that their Brother’s birthday is after @ but before ^ but it was an even date. On which day in @ is definitely their Brother’s birthday?
a) #
b) %
c) ^
d) &
e) None of these
13. According to Ram’s mother, Ram Joined the tuition after #@, but before #%. According to Ram’s Father, He joined the tuition after #. On which date did Ram join the School?(Date should be even number)
a) #
b) %
c) ^
d) &
e) None of these
14. Anish’s mother remembers that her wedding day before #. According to her brother after @. Anish wedding day on which date?(Date should be odd number)
a) 5
b) 7
c) 9
d) Either 5 or 7
e) Either 7 or 9
15. Rahul correctly remembers that his mother Anu’s birthday comes after %^ and before 16th. Navin remembers that his Aunt birthday comes before 15th. Sonia who is the daughter of Asha remembers that her mother’s birthday occurs after 13th and before 19th. Find the day on which Asha’s birthday occurs?
a) 12
b) 13
c) 14
d) 15
e) None of these

Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:
 Row 1 B (Orange) C (Red) E (Green) A (Blue) D (White) Row 2 R (Brown) T (Purple) Q (Pink) S (Black) P (Yellow)
1. B)   2. C)   3. E)   4. C)   5. C)
6. D) The direction of Q cannot be determined it can either towards the center or away from center based on the statements given.
7. C) Based on above statements either I or II will give you the weight of c is 35 kg.
8. E) Number of females in the family is two can be known only by using both the statements
9. B) Data in statement II alone is sufficient to say D likes Blue
10. E) Both are necessary G is in center of the row.
11. A) Explanation – Shree => 9, 10, 11, 12
Neha =>  10
12. A) Explanation –
Deepa: 8 9 10
Mother:  4 5 6 7 8
Even number 8, Hence his Brother’s birthday on March 8
13. D) Explanation –
Mother: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Father:  9 10 11
10 – Even number
14. D) Explanation –
Mother & Brother: 4 5 6 7
15. C) 14 is common in all the cases