Reasoning Ability Quiz 9 for IBPS PO

Directions (Q. 1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and three statements numbered I, II and III given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question and mark the appropriate option as answer.


1. How is A related to T?
I. A’s father Q is brother of S. S is T’s wife.
II.  A is son of Q. Q is brother of S. S is T’s wife.
III.T is father of two children.
1) Only I 2) Only II 3) Only I and II 4) Only II and III 5) None of these


2. How many months did Vikas take to complete his project work?
I. Mahesh correctly remembers that Vikas took more than two months but less than seven months to complete his project.
II. Pinki correctly remember that Vikas took more than 5 months but less than 10 months to complete his project.
III. Amit correctly remembers that Vikas completed his project within the first year.
1) All I, II and III together 2) Only II 3) Only I and II 4) Only I and III 5) None of these


3. Anu, Manu, Ravi, Sahil and Mohit are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Who is on the immediate left of Ravi?
I. Only Anu is sitting between Manu and Mohit.
II. Anu is on the immediate left of Manu.
III. Sahil is on the immediate left of Manu.
1) All I, II and III together 2) Only II 3) Only II and III 4) Only I and III 5) None of these

4. Who among Subodh, Neeraj, Tara, Meena and Anil is the first to take the lecture?
I. Subodh takes lecture before Meena and Neeraj but not before Anil.
II. Tara is not the first to take the lecture.
III. Meena is not the last to take the lecture.
1) Only I 2) Only I and II 3) Only I and either II or III 4) All I, II and III are necessary 5) The question can’t be answered even with the information in all three statements.


5. Z is in which direction with respect to X?
I. Y is to the south of X, and Z is to the east of P who is to the north of Y.
II. P is to the south of X.
III. P is to the west of T.
1) Only I 2) Only II and III 3) All I, II and III together 4) Only I and II 5) None of these


Directions (Q. 6-9): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seven students in a class. They are sitting on three benches I, II and III in such way that there is at least two of them on each bench and there is at least one girl on each bench. C, a girl student, does not sit with A, E and D. F, a boy student, sits with only B. A sits with his best friend on bench I. G sits on bench III. E is brother of C.

6. How many girl students are there?
1) 3 2) 4 3) 3 or 4 4) Data inadequate 5) None of these

 

7. Who sits with C?
1) B 2) G 3) D 4) E 5) None of these


8. Which of the following is a group of girls?
1) BAC 2) BFC 3) CDF 4) BCD 5) None of these


9. On which bench do three students sit?
1) II  2) III 3) I 4) I or II 5) None of the

 

Directions (Q. 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. Cotton acreage in India during the current year has fallen by 15% as cotton growers have moved on to cultivation of other cash crops. This is the result of the cotton glut in world markets in post-September 2008 and the consequent slowdown in the world economy. But this scenario brought with it benefits to one segment of the industry yarn manufacturers as they got higher prices for their produce. Some yarn manufacturers too had stuck up on low-priced cotton last year. The combined effect of all this is evident in the rise in net profits and net margins of yarn manufacturers.


10. Which of the following is an inference which can be made from the facts stated in the above paragraph?
1) The cotton industry grew tremendously post-September 2008.
2) The yarn manufacturers have marginally suffered during post September 2008 period.
3) India was the largest cotton producer earlier.
4) Cotton production will surely grow in upcoming years.
5) None of these

 

Answers :-

 

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2. 3; From  I, Vikas  can  take  3 to  6 months  to complete  the work.

From  II, Vikas  can take  6 to  9  months  to  complete  his project.

Using both (I) and (II), we can determine that Vikas took 6  months to  complete his  project.

 

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4. 2; From I, order - Anil
Subodh
Meena
Neeraj
From I and II, Tara is not the first, so the order is
Anil
Subodh
Meena
Neeraj
Tara may take any position but not first. So, I and II are
sufficient.

 

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(6 to 9)

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6. 3; D, B,  C are  girls.  Possibility  of  fourth  girl still  exists because sex of G is not known.

 

7. (2)

8. (4)

9.(3)

10. (2)

Yes, as a result of cotton glut pos-September 2008. This inference can be made

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