Reasoning for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 26 May

Reasoning for SBI PO/Clerk 2018: 26 May

Directions (Q.1-5): In these questions, the relationship between two elements is shown in the statements. These statements are followed by two conclusions. Read the statements and give answer
  1. if only conclusion I follows.
  2. if only conclusion II follows.
  3. if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
  4. if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
  5. if both conclusion I and II follow.

1. Statements: V > R = Q,        P > Q,     R < S
        Conclusions:   I. Q < S        II. Q = S

2. Statements: Z < Y < W = M = K < S
        Conclusions:   I. S > Y        II. Z = S

3. Statements: P < R < N,         P = M < S
        Conclusions:   I. S > R        II. N > M

4. Statements: K = M > L < S = T < R
        Conclusions:   I. M = T      II. R > L

5. Statements: J = M > P, N > R, J > S
        Conclusions:   I. S = P        II. R < J

Directions (Q.6-10): In each of the following questions, a question is followed by information given in three statements. You have to study the question along with the statements and decide the information given in which statements is/are sufficient to answer the question.

6. P, Q, R, S and T are sitting in a circle. Are all of them facing the centre?
I.  P is sitting second to the left of Q. R is facing the centre and sitting second to the right of Q.
II. R and S are facing each other. S is sitting second to the right of T, who is sitting second to the left of P.
III.  T and S cannot sit adjacent to each other.
        1) Only I and II                    2) Only II and III       
        3) Only I and III                  4) All I, II and III together         5) None of these

7. What is the date of birth of Deepika?
I.  Deepika’s friend Ritu remembers that Deepika’s birthday is after 19th July but before 22nd July.
II.  Yogendra correctly remembers that Deepika’s birthday was after 20th July but before 24th July.
III. Deepika’s sister remembers that her (Deepika’s) date of birth is neither an even nor a prime number date.
        1) Only I and II    2) Only II and III        3) Only I and III
        4) Any two of the three                           5) None of these

8. Who among Yash, Pari, Tinku and Ricky is the lightest? (each has a different weight.)
I.  Pari is lighter than Yash but heavier than Ricky and Tinku.
II.  Yash is the heaviest.
III.  Tinku is heavier than Ricky.
        1) Only I                                2) Only I and II together
        3) II and III together          4) I and III together   
        5) None of these

9. What is the code for ‘day’?
I.  ‘sunny day short nights’ is coded as ‘7 1 9 5’.
II.  ‘rapid rise humid’ is coded as ‘6 4 3’.
III. ‘long sunny noon’ is coded as ‘5 2 0’ and ‘hot humid day’ is coded as ‘8 9 4’.
        1) Only I and II                    2) Only II and III       
        3) Only I and III                  4) Only either I and II or III      5) Data inadequate

10. If Akash ranks 16th from the top in his class, what is his rank from the bottom?
I.  Nisha ranks  more than Akash in the class of 60 students.
II.  Rishi ranks 14th from the bottom and 47th from the top in the same class.
III.    Anu ranks two below than Akash from the top.
        1) Only I                2) Only II              3) Only  III
        4) Either I or II     5) Any one of three statements


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