Reasoning for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB Mains 2018: 17 Sep

Reasoning for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB Mains

Reasoning for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB Mains 2018: 17 Sep

Directions (Q. 1-6): In each question below are given two/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. 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.
Statements: All boats are berries.
                                    No brake is a belt.
                                    All belts are boats.
1. Conclusions:    I. No brake is a boat.
II. Some berries are belts.
2. Conclusions: I.     All berries being belts is a possibility.
II. All boats being brakes is a possibility.
3. Statements: Some teas are tasty.
                                    Some toasters are toys.
                                    Some tables are not toys.
Conclusions:    I. Some toasters are tables.
II. All tea being toasters is a possibility.
4. Statements: All coffee is cold.
                                    Some cold are cups.
Conclusions:    I. Some cups being coffee is a possibility.
II. All cups being cold is a possibility.
5. Statements: No rack is a rod.
                                    Some rats are red.
                                    All red are racks.
Conclusions:    I. Some red are not rods.
II. All rats are racks.
6. Statements: Some parrots are pigeons.
                                    Some pigeons are penguins.
                                    No parrot is pink.
Conclusions:    I. No pigeon is pink.
II. Some pink are pigeons.
Directions (Q. 7-12): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
There are eight members of a family – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. All of them are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. They belong to three different generations and there are three married couples among them. Also, four of them are males and four of them are of the opposite gender (though not necessarily in the same order.) Further, some more information is also given.
     The son-in-law and grandson of H are immediate neighbours. G cannot be an immediate neighbour of her sister-in-law.  B, a spinster, is sitting two places to the right of her grandfather E. A and his sibling D can’t sit together.    There are only three persons sitting between B and her aunt D. C, a married male, cannot be an immediate neighbour of either E or B.  F and B are not siblings. There is only one person sitting between C and his brother-in-law.
7. What is the relationship of C with E?
        1) Father-in-law                   2) Son
        3) Son-in-law                        4) Brother-in-law
        5) Can’t be determined
8. What is the position of H with respect to her grand-daughter?
        1) Second to the left            2) Third to the left
        3) Fourth to the right           4) Third to the right
        5) None of these
9. Which of the following is definitely the group of females?
        1) H G F B             2) G D B A            3) B H D C
        4) G D B H            5) G D C H
10. Who among the following is sitting exactly between G’s daughter and C’s son?
        1) A’s father                         2) D’s son
        3) H’s husband                    4) B’s father
        5) None of these
11. How many persons are sitting between G and her brother-in-law?
        1) One                                    2) Two
        3) Three                                 4) Four
        5) Can’t be determined
12. If all the eight persons are seated in the English alphabetical order starting with A, the position of how many of them will remain unchanged (excluding A), if counted in anticlockwise direction starting from A?
        1) One                    2) Two                   3) Three
        4) Four                 5) None of these


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

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