Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains – Set 6

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains – Set 6
Directions (1 – 2): Study the information given below and answer the two questions that follow:
Akhil closed his eye and walks straight for 10 feet. Then he turns left. He then walks for 20 feet. Then he turns left once and right twice. He then walks for 10 feet. He finally opens his eyes and realizes that he is facing South-East.
1. What was his original direction?
a) North-West
b) North-East
c) South-West
d) South-East
e) South
2. How far did he reach from the starting point?
a) 14.14 feet
b) 21.21 feet
c) 28.28 feet
d) 42.42 feet
e) 31.82 feet
Directions (3 – 5): Answer the following questions using the relationships as mentioned below:
P + Q means P is the sister of Q
P _ Q means P is the brother of Q
P * Q means P is the mother of Q.
P & Q means P is the father of Q
3. Which of the following means T is the aunt of W
a) T+U*W
b) T*U+W
c) T_U+W
d) T& U *W
e) T&U;+W
4. If T + S * R & W, how is T related to W?
a) T is W’s granddaughter
b) T is W’s grandmother
c) T is W’s aunt
d) T is W’s niece
e) T is W’s uncle
5. Which of the following implies that T is an uncle of W?
a) T_U& W
b) T_U_S&W;
c) T_U_S*W
d) T_U * W
e) All of the above
Directions (6 – 10): Read the information given below and answer the questions followed
Eight friends A,B,C,D P,Q,R,S. There are two rows of students with each row containing 4 students each. One row is facing north while the other row is facing south such that each student from one row is standing exactly opposite to one student in another row facing each other.
A) D, who is sitting at one of the extreme ends of the row, is sitting directly opposite to A.
B) Q is sitting two places to the right of A and is facing north.
C) S is sitting exactly opposite to C.
D) R is sitting to the immediate right of C.
E) P is sitting exactly opposite to a person who is sitting to the immediate left of D.
6. Who is sitting exactly opposite to Q?
a) R
b) B
c) A
d) D
e) None of these
7. Who is sitting opposite to P?
a) C
b) R
c) B
d) D
e) None of these
8. The position of how many persons can be determined accurately?
a) 2
b) 4
c) 6
d) 8
e) None of these
9. Who is sitting on the other extreme end of the row in which D is sitting?
a) R
b) C
c) S
d) B
e) Cannot be determined
10. Who is sitting to the immediate right of Q?
a) C
b) R
c) P
d) S
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Diplomats from 8 Asian countries (India, China, Japan, Pakistan, Korea, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal) meet for a “square-table” conference. The four sides of the square table are labelled A, B, C and D. 2 diplomats can sit on each side of the table. Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal are classified as “Junior” members of the summit and are expected to stay under the guidance of the senior members and sit with them. Hence, we can’t have them take both the seats of a side by themselves.
Some countries are having hostilities: 1) India and Pakistan
2) Bhutan and Korea.
So, their diplomats sit on the opposite sides of the table. For example: if India sits on the side A, Pakistan sits on one of the two seats on side C.
Japan is to the immediate right of Pakistan. There is one country between China and Bhutan and two countries between Japan and Thailand. India is not an immediate neighbour of either Thailand or Nepal. Moreover, China and India are not seated along the same side.
11. If we number the countries in the clockwise direction, with India being 1, which country would be in position 5?
a) Bhutan
b) Korea
c) Japan
d) Pakistan
e) Can’t be determined
12. Which country is sitting on the same side as Nepal?
a) Bhutan
b) Korea
c) Japan
d) Pakistan
e) Can’t be determined
13. In the countries are made to sit in the alphabetical order of their names with the first name in the dictionary being at 1 and so on, the positions of how many countries will remain the same?
a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3
e) Can’t be determined
14. Which country is sitting to the immediate left of India?
a) Bhutan
b) Korea
c) Japan
d) Pakistan
e) Can’t be determined
15. Four of the five options are alike in a certain way based on their positions so as to form a group. Which of the following doesn’t belong to that group?
a) China - Bhutan
b) Japan - Korea
c) India - Bhutan
d) Pakistan - Thailand
e) Korea - China


Solutions:
(1 – 2):

1. D) The original direction of Akhil is parallel to the final position. So, he must have been facing South-East originally.
2. C) The distance between A and E is given by AC + AE = √(10^2 + 10^2) + √(10^2 + 10^2)= √200 + √200 = 28.28
3. A) T+U*W means T is the sister of U and U is the mother of W. So, T is the maternal aunt of W.
4. B) T is the sister of S. S is the mother of R. R is the father of W. So T is the paternal grandmother of W
5. E) The first two options mean that T is a paternal uncle of W and the last two options imply that T is a maternal uncle of W. Note: Brother of an uncle is also an uncle.
(6 – 10):
Facing South:           D         B         R         C
Facing North:           A         P          Q         S
6. A)   7. C)   8. D)   9. C)   10. D)  
(11 – 15):

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