December 18, 2017

Reasoning MCQ for IBPS Clerk/ SO Exam

Reasoning MCQ for IBPS Clerk/ SO Exam

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow.

1. Statements:    
All plastics are notes.
No note is a coin.
Some coins are papers.
Conclusions:   
I. Some coins are plastics.
II. No coin is a note.

(2-3):
Statements:    
No graphic is a picture.                       
Some pictures are figures.                       
All symbols are figures.

2. Conclusions:
I. Some figures are not graphics.
II. Some pictures are symbols.

3. Conclusions:
I. All symbols being pictures is a possibility.
II. Some graphics are symbols.

(4-5):
Statements:      
Some birds are insects.                          
All birds are butterflies.                         
All insects are snakes.

4. Conclusions:
I. Some snakes are birds.
II. Some butterflies are snakes.

5. Conclusions:
I. All butterflies being insects is a possibility.
II. All birds being snakes is a possibility.

6. There are three ladies L, M and N married to three men P, Q and R. All the men have a different profession while the women have none. L is married to P. M is not married to the CA. N is not married to the teacher. R is not a teacher and P is a lawyer. Which of the following statements is correct?       
1) M is married to R, who is a teacher.       
2) N is married to R, who is a CA.       
3) L is married to P, who is a teacher.       
4) Only 2) and 3) are correct       
5) None of these

7. There are five books J, K, Y, W and X placed on a table. Y is placed just below J, W is placed just above X, and K is placed below Y and X. Which of the following books touches the surface of the table?       
1) W                      
2) X                       
3) K       
4) J                         
5) Y

Directions (Q. 8-12): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Q, R, S, T, U, V, W and X are eight group captains of different games, viz, Badminton, Volleyball, Cricket, Table Tennis, Football, Hockey, Kho-Kho and Lawn Tennis, but not necessarily in the same order. There are three female members in the group and four captains are holding PhD degrees.

  • X has a PhD degreee and is the captain of Volleyball.
  • Q is the captain of Cricket. R is the captain of Hockey.
  • The one who is the captain of Table Tennis does not have a PhD degree.
  • No female is captain of either Football or Lawn Tennis.
  • The captain of Lawn Tennis does not have a PhD degree.
  • W and S are not the captains of either Football or Hockey.
  • S is the captain of a ladies’ team and U and S have PhD degrees.
  • R and V are lady captains and are not PhD degree holders. T has a PhD degree and is the captain of the Kho-Kho team.
8. Who is the captain of the Hockey team?       
1) Q                       
2) R                       
3) S       
4) T                       
5) None of these

9. Which captain is a female and a PhD degree holder?       
1) R                       
2) T                        
3) S       
4) V                       
5) None of these

10. Which of the following groups represent the male group of captains who have PhD degrees?
1) QTU                  
2) SUX                  
3) UTS       
4) TUX                  
5) Can’t be determined

11. S is the captain of which of the following games?       
1) Cricket             
2) Hockey            
3) Badminton       
4) Kho-Kho          
5) None of these

12. Which of the following combinations is true?       
1) R – Male – Hockey – PhD        
2) S – Female – Badminton – PhD       
3) T – Male – Cricket – PhD       
4) W – Male – Lawn Tennis – PhD       
5) None of these

Answers:
  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. 1
  4. 5
  5. 5
  6. 2
  7. 3
  8. 2
  9. 3
  10. 4
  11. 3
  12. 2

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