# IBPS 2016-17 Reasoning Test – Set-1

1.) Directions (Q. 1): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions :

Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a round circle facing inside and outside of centre. Four of them facing inside and four outside. All having favourite colours viz. pink, blue, red, green, yellow, white, violet and orange.
A is sitting second left of C who is facing the centre. F is facing outside the centre and sitting third left of person whose favourite colour is red. Person having favourite colour green and violet are the neighbour of C. G is facing the centre and his favourite colour is pink. The person having favourite colour yellow facing outside the centre. The person who is facing H sitting outside the centre. B favourite colour is green and facing outside the centre and he is sitting third to left of D. A favourite colour is red.

What are the favourite colour of G and D ?

 A.    Blue and white B.    Green and pink C.    White and pink D.    Violet and red

Directions (Q. 2-3): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :

2.) A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and various steps of rearrangement. (All the number are two digit numbers) :
Input :And 25 patient 36 inside 8 of 27 decade 216 court 49.
Step – I :And 27 25 patient 36 inside 8 of decade 216 court 49.
Step -II:And 27 inside 216 25 patient 36 8 of decade court 49.
Step -III:And 27 inside 216 of 8 25 patient 36 decade court 49.
Step-IV: And 27 inside 216 of 8 court 25 patient 36 decade 49.
Step-V:And 27 inside 216 of 8 court 25 decade 36 patient 49.
Step V is the last step of the rearrangement as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input:Went 216 broke 8 is 27 through 16 actors 25 out 49.

What is the position of 25 in step IV ?

 A.    Seventh from left B.    Fifth from left C.    Fifth from right D.    Sixth from left

3.) If in step V ‘Actors’ is related to ‘is’ and ‘out’ is related to ‘broke’ in a certain way. Following the same way ‘through’ is related to which of the following ?
 A.    Broke B.    49 C.    16 D.    went

4.) Directions (Q. 4 ) : Study the following information carefully and answer the following questions given below : In a certain code language ‘ violation of law by entering ‘ is written as ‘ sa ra ta pa ma ‘, ‘ Complained the same violation ‘ is written as ‘ ga sa ka to ‘, ‘ Law are the same and ‘ is written as ‘ fa to ra ga ja ‘, ‘ Polling hours and entering ‘ is written as ‘ ze ja za ma ‘ and ‘Polling by evening ‘ is written as ‘ za ta ha ‘.

What will be the possible code for ‘Evening hours of people’ ?

 A.    ha ze pa ga B.    ha pa ra ja C.    ha na ca ze D.    ha pa ze ko

5.) Which of the following symbols should be placed in the blank spaces respectively to make the expression C > P definitely true ?£P and T ≤C _ R _ P _ S _ T
 A.    >³  ,£ ,, ≥,≤,≥ B.    ≥,≥,≥,> C.    >,≥,≥,≥ D.    ≤,≥,≥,≥
6.) Direction (Q. 6-7): 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 common ly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer :

Statements : No wood is a bat. Some bats are furniture. All furniture are carpets.
Conclusion:- I.All carpets being furniture is a possibility. II.All bats being furniture is a possibility.

 A.    If only conclusion I follows. B.    If only conclusion II follows C.    If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows D.    If both conclusion I and II follow.

7.) Statements :- Some smooth are plains. All plains are mountains. Some mountains are not cities.
Conclusion:- I. All plains are smooth.II.Some cities are not mountain is a possibility.
 A.    If only conclusion I follows. B.    If only conclusion II follows. C.    If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows D.    If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

8.) Directions (Q. 8-9): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read both the statements and give answer :

A is in which direction with respect to B ?
I) D is to the east of T, which is to the south of B. A is to the north of D.
II) C is to the north of A and to the east of B

 A.    If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question. B.    If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question C.    If the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question. D.    If the data in statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

9.) A, B, C, D and E are sitting around a circular table facing the centre of the table, who is sitting immediate left of D ?
I) Only B is sitting between C and E. D is sitting between C and A.
II) Neither E nor C can sit on the left of D.
 A.    If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question. B.    If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question. C.    If the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question. D.    If the data in both statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question

10.) Directions (Q. 10-11): Study the following information to answer the given questions:

A, B, C, X, Y and Z are seated in a straight line facing North. C is third to the right of Z and B sits second to the right of C. X sits to the imediate right of A.

Which of the following represents the pairs of persons sitting exacty in the middle of the line? .

 A.    XB B.    ZB C.    BX D.    XC

11.) What is X’s position with respect to Z?
 A.    Immediate right to Z B.    Second to the left C.    Third to the right D.    Second to the right

12.) Directions (Q. 12-13): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
If ‘A × B’ means ‘A is son of B’.
If ‘A + B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’.
If ‘A ÷ B’ means ‘A is wife of B’.
If ‘A – B’ means ‘A is father of B’. What will come in place of the question mark, to establish that ‘Q is mother of N’ in the below expression?
‘N + O – P ? Q
 A.    + B.    X C.    – D.    ÷

13.) Which of the following relation is truebased upon the relations given in the equations ‘S ÷ T × V – W + Y’?
 A.    T is brother of Y B.    S is daughter in-law of W C.    S is daughter in-law of Y D.    Y is daughter of V

14.) Directions (14-15): Following are the conditions for the selection of a historian in an organisation:

To be eligible for selection, the candidate must
I. be a postgraduate in History with minimum 55% marks.
II. have secured minimum 65% marks in graduation in any discipline.
III. have completed 21 years of age but not more than 30 years of age as on 1.4.2014.
IV. have at least one year post-qualification work experience.
V. have cleared the selection test with at least 60 per cent marks.
However, if a candidate satisfies all the conditions except
(i) at I above, but has three-year post-qualification work experience, the case may be referred to the Chairman of the organisation.
(ii) at IV above, but has cleared the selection test with more than 65 per cent marks, the case may be referred to the Vice Chairman of the organisation.

In each of the following questions, details of one candidate are given. You have to read the information and on this basis decide the course of action to be taken. All the cases are given to you as on 1.4.2014.

Ajith Pillai is a fresher with brilliant academic record. Born on 17 July, 1991, he graduated in Phy sics with 78 per cent and then pursued postgraduation in History and scored 65 per cent. He scored 68 per cent in the selection test.

 A.    if the candidate is to be selected B.    if the case is to be referred to the Vice-Chairman C.    if the case is to be referred to the Chairman. D.    if the data provide are not adequate to take a decision

15.) Abha Rani graduated in 2007 with 65% marks at the age of 21. She did her postgraduation in 2009 with55% marks. She has the requisite work experience and selection test score
 A.    if the candidate is to be selected B.    if the case is to be referred to the Vice-Chairman C.    if the case is to be referred to the Chairman D.    if the data provide are not adequate to take a decision

16.) B£Which of the following expressions is false, if the given expression is true ?br I ≤ < H = I ³ E = F ≥ ≤£D  < K
 A.    A³E ≥ B.     E  > A C.    F > D D.    D > A
17.) In these question, relationship between elements is shown in the Statements. The Statements are followed by Conclusions I & II. Give answer:

S, S£Statements: C ≤ < D, D > M
Conclusions: I. D > C II. S > M

 A.    if only Conclusion I is true B.    if only Conclusion II is true C.    if either Conclusion I or II is true D.    if neither Conclusion I nor II is true

18.)

Statements: L < U, U > S³G ≥ G
Conclusions: I. L > S II. G < L
 A.    if only Conclusion I is true. B.    if only Conclusion II is true C.    if either Conclusion I or II is true D.    if neither Conclusion I nor II is true

19.) Statements: A ≤U, U = L, L < J
Conclusions: I. J > A II. J > U
 A.    if only Conclusion I is true. B.    if only Conclusion II is true C.    if either Conclusion I or II is true D.    if both Conclusions I and II are true.

20.) Directions (Q. 20-22 ): Four of the following five are alike in some manner while the fifth one is different. Choose the odd one out .

Q.1
 A.    worry B.    anger C.    joy D.    feeling
21.) Q.2
 A.    hour B.    minute C.    watch D.    second

22.) Q.3
 A.    improvement B.    correction C.    betterment D.    All are synonyms

23.) Directions (Q. 23-25): In each of the questions below, two statements are given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with co mmonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding comm only known facts. Give answer

Statements : All scooters are vehicles.
No vehicle is a four-wheeler.
Conclusions : I.All scooters being four-wheelers is a possibility.
II.Some four-wheelers may be scooters.

 A.    if only conclusion I follows. B.    if only conclusion II follows. C.    if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows. D.    if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

24.) Statements : Some pencils are black.
Some pens are pencils.
Conclusions : I.Some pencils are pens.
II.No pen is black.
 A.    if only conclusion I follows B.    if only conclusion II follows C.    if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows D.    if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

25.) Statements : No doctor is rich.
All professionals are doctors.
Conclusions : I.Some rich which are not doctors may be professionals.
II.Some rich being professional is a possibility.
 A.    if only conclusion I follows. B.    if only conclusion II follows C.    if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows. D.    if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

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