Reasoning MCQ for SBI/IBPS RRB 2018: 14 June

Reasoning MCQ for SBI/ IBPS RRB 2018: 14 June

Reasoning MCQ for SBI/ IBPS RRB 2018: 14 June

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below are given two or more 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. Read all the conclusions 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 politicians are corrupt.  Some politicians are honest.   No leader is honest.
Conclusions:         
I. Some politicians are not leaders.
II. All honest being corrupt is a possibility.

2. Statements:        Some people are intelligent.  All intelligent are honest.    No intelligent is smart.
Conclusions:         
I. Some honest are not smart.
II. All people being honest is a possibility.

(3-4):
Statements:             Some writers are poets.  All poets are singers.   Many singers are actors.  No singer is a dancer.
3. Conclusions: 
I. Some writers are singers.
II. Some actors are not dancers.

4. Conclusions: I. All poets being actors is a possibility.
II. No poet is a dancer.

5. Statements: No American is Indian.  Some Indians are Pakistanis.  All Indians are honest.
Conclusions:  I. Some Pakistanis are honest.
II. No American is a Pakistani.

Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following statement carefully and answer the given questions.
In a certain code ‘India beats Pakistan’ is written as ‘ra ja sa’, ‘Pakistan beats Australia’ is written as ‘sa ja ga’, ‘Australia beats no any team’ is written as ‘ga na pa ta ja’, and ‘team performance’ is written as ‘pa ma’.

6. What is the code for ‘team’?
        1) ra          2) ta          3) pa         4) ma        5) sa

7. What does ‘ra’ stand for?
        1) Pakistan            2) India                  3) beats
        4) Australia           5) performance

8. Which of the following is the code for ‘no any performance India’?
        1) na ta ma ra      2) na ta ga pa       3) na ta ja sa
        4) na ma sa ga     5) None of these

9. What is the code for ‘any’?
        1) na                       2) ta                        3) ma
        4) Can’t be determined                      5) na or ta

10. Which of the following is the code for ‘no team excellent’?
        1) ta na sa             2) na pa ga            3) ta na ze
        4) ta pa ca             5) Can’t be determined

Directions (Q. 11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
T-20 World Cup is being organised by Bangladesh. Different teams are participating in the T-20 World Cup. There are some new teams which are also participating in this T-20 for the first time. Seven new teams which are participating for the first time are – Afghanistan, Nepal, UAE, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Hongkong and Ireland. They will be playing there practice matches at different places, namely Mirpur, Chittagong, Sylhet, Dhaka, Begra, Khulna and Fatullah, but not necessarily in the same order, on different days of the week, starting from Monday.
  • Afghanistan will be playing at Chittagong, but neither on Friday nor on Monday.
  • The host country will be playing on Thursday at Begra.
  • There is a gap of one day between Afghanistan and Bangladesh match.
  • Hongkong will be playing the match before Ireland but after Netherlands at Sylhet on Wednesday.
  • Ireland will be playing on the last day of the week.
  • Nepal will be playing at Fatullah.
  • No match will be played at Mirpur on Monday.
  • The match at Khulna will be played on the last day of the week.
  • The match at Dhaka will be played on Tuesday.
  • No match will be played at Fatullah on Tuesday and Friday.
11. Nepal will be playing the match on which day of the week?
        1) Friday                2) Tuesday            3) Saturday
        4) Wednesday      5) Monday

12. Which team will be playing the match between Saturday and Thursday?
        1) Ireland              2) UAE                   3) Bangladesh
        4) Netherlands      5) Afghanistan

13. Which of the following combinations is true?
        1) Bangladesh – Thursday – Begra
        2) Netherlands – Wednesday – Mirpur
        3) Ireland – Saturday – Khulna
        4) UAE – Monday – Chittagong
        5) Nepal – Friday – Dhaka

14. Which team will be playing in Dhaka?
        1) Nepal                 2) Bangladesh      3) Netherlands
        4) Hongkong        5) Ireland

15. Which of the following combinations is true?
        1) Nepal–Tuesday               2) Hongkong–Sunday
        3) Netherlands–Thursday  4) Nepal–Monday
         5) None of these

Answers:

1. 5; No leader is honest ⇒ conversion ⇒ No honest is a leader.
Now, Some politicians are honest (I) + No honest is a leader (E) = I + E = O = Some politicians are not leaders. Hence, conclusion I follows.
Again, Some politicians are honest ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some honest are politicians (I) + All politicians are corrupt (A) = I + A = I = Some honest are corrupt. Hence, the possibility in II exists. Thus, conclusion II follows.
2. 5; Some people are intelligent (I) + All intelligent are honest (A) = I + A = I = Some people are honest. Hence, the possibility in II exists. Thus, conclusion II follows.
Again, All intelligent are honest ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some honest are intelligent (I) + No intelligent is smart (E) = I + E = O = Some honest are not smart. Hence, conclusion I follows.
3. 5; Some writers are poets (I) + All poets are singers (A) = I + A = I = Some writers are singers. Hence, conclusion I follows.
Many singers are actors ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some actors are singers (I) + No singer is a dancer (E) = I + E = O = Some actors are not dancers. Hence, conclusion II follows.
4. 5; All poets are singers (A) + Many singers are actors (I) = No conclusion. But the possibility in I exists. Hence conclusion I follows.
Again, All poets are singers (A) + No singer is a dancer (E) = A + E = E = No poet is a dancer. Hence, conclusion II follows.
5. 1; Some Indians are Pakistanis ⇒ conversion ⇒ Some Pakistanis are Indians (I) + All Indians are honest (A) = I + A = I = Some Pakistanis are honest. Hence conclusion I follows.
Again, No American is Indian (E) + Some Indians are Pakistanis (I) = E + I = O* = Some Pakistanis are not Americans. Hence conclusion II does not follow.
6. 3        
7. 2           
8. 1            
9. 5            
10. 5
11. 5       
12. 2       
13.1          
14. 3              
15. 4

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