Logical Reasoning for IBPS Clerk Main/Syndicate Bank

Logical Reasoning for IBPS Clerk Main/Syndicate Bank

Logical Reasoning for IBPS Clerk Main/Syndicate Bank

1. Statement: The Centre will soon clear US retail giant Amazon’s proposed $500-million investment in retailing of food products in India, Food Processing Minister said.

What will be the fallout of the government’s decision to clear Amazon’s proposal?
  1. It will brings competitiveness in retailing of food products.
  2. It will contribute more to GDP for the economic growth of the nation.
  3. It will increase employment.
  4. All 1), 2) and 3)
  5. None of these

2. Statement: The government has halved import duty on certain grades of steel to 5 per cent with a view to cutting cost of raw material for domestic industry.
What will be the immediate impact of the government’s decision on domestic steel industry?
  1. It will boost the production of steel.
  2. It will boost the Indian economy.
  3. It will help reduce the current recession in steel industry.
  4. It will cut the manufacturing cost of steel.
  5. None of these

Directions (Q. 3-4): Study the following information carefully and answer the following questions.
Train travel is set to become faster and safer in certain sections with the Indian Railways introducing train protection and warning system (TPWS) on total 3330 km at an estimated cost of `2000 crore. TPWS will be implemented in two phases over the next three-four years.

3. Which of the following can be inferred from the implement-ation of the TPWS?
  1. It will mitigate safety risk from accidents/collisions due to loco pilot’s error.
  2. It will help the passengers reach their destination on time.
  3. Passengers will prefer train to aeroplane.
  4. Indian Railways’ expenditure will increase in next three to four years.
  5. Both 1) and 2)

4. What would be the reason(s) for implementing TPWS by the Indian Railways?
  1. Train delays during foggy weather
  2. To mitigate the risk of accidents/collisions
  3. For passenger convenience
  4. Both 1) and 2)
  5. None of these

5. Statement: The first wave of floods that hit Assam in the past couple of days has claimed at least three human lives so far – all occuring in Guwahati city – while official sources said that over 13,000 people in four districts have been affected.

Which of the following courses of action should be taken by the government for the affected people?
           1)    Government should announce compensation.
           2)    Government should set up a team to alert people before time.
           3)    Government should deploy rescue teams.
           4)    People should manage it themselves.
           5)    Both 1) and 3)

6. Statement: The new draft policy of Delhi Government has recommended parking control with charges for night and day hours and a limit on the number of vehicles to be accommodated on the residential streets of the city.

What is the reason behind the Delhi government recommending new draft policy for parking?
           1)    The government wants to build a playground for children.
           2)    Residential areas were clogged with vehicles.
           3)    The government wants to go for plantation to reduce the pollution.
           4)    The government wants to increase the revenue.
           5)    None of these

7. Statement: Policies like farm loan waiver do not address the fundamental problems of Indian agriculture sector and if major agriculture states resort to such schemes, the impact on conslidated fiscal deficit could be 1 to 1.3 per cent of GDP, says a report.

Which of the following cannot be an effect of the farm loan waiver policies?
  1. Banks will not sanction loans to farmers in future.
  2. Farmer will grow more crops, which will result into more crop production.
  3. It will cause a burden on the government exchequer.
  4. More people will show interest in farming.
  5. None of these

8. Statements: Government’s decision to revise retail fuel prices on a daily basis is likely to result in improvement in marketing margins for the oil companies, leading to better profitability for them.

Which of the following favours the above decision taken by the government?
  1. Customers will get benefited due to reduced fuel prices.
  2. With this decision the Indian fuel prices will sync with the international rates.
  3. Due to this decision companies will have greater flexibility to pass on crude oil price volatility to end consumers.
  4. Oil companies are incurring huge losses due to fixed prices.
  5. None of these

9. Statements: Government has set the target of doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 through a seven-point strategy. The seven-point strategy includes measures to step up irrigation, provide better-quality seeds and prevent post-harvest losses.

How will this decision affect the farmer’s life?
  1. It will improve the farmer’s lifestyle.
  2. It will increase the nation’s per capita income.
  3. It will increase agricultural output.
  4. It will increase trading of agricultural products on international level.
  5. None of these

10. Statement: Public sector banks (PSBs) have scored poorly, when it comes to adherence to service standards, in a survey by the Banking Codes and Standard Board of India (BCSBI). No PSB, barring IDBI Bank, features among the top 10 in any of the five aspects of customer service surveyed.

Which of the following has been assumed in the above statement?
  1. PSBs have not improved customer services.
  2. PSB employees are not aware of the BCSBI parameters.
  3. PSBs do not have sufficient budget to spend on customer facilities.
  4. Employees in PSBs are not friendly with customers.
  5. None of these


  1. 4; Investment in retail by Amazon, the US-based company, will bring competitiveness in retail market thus creating employment and also contributing in GDP. Hence 4) is valid.
  2. 4; Due to cost-cutting of raw material manufacturing cost will be reduced. So, option 4) is correct.
  3. 5; 1) follows because TPWS will make train travel “safer” and 2) follows because it will make the travel “faster”.
  4. 4; Reason on the same lines as in the above question.
  5. 5; The disaster has now struck. So 2) does not make sense. 4) is callous attitude. 1) and 3) would be beneficial.
  6. 2; This seems to be the obvious reason – the aim is to reduce the burden of parking.
  7. 5
  8. 3; If oil companies buy at a higher rate, they will also sell at a higher rate without compromising on their profit margins.
  9. 3; 1) is vague and 2) is long-winding. 4) is ruled out because nothing in the statement hints at international trading. 3) is an obvious result of better irrigation and seeds.
  10. 1; Little improvement in customer services is inherent in the poor score being talked about.

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