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# IBPS PO 2017 Reasoning Ability practice set 2

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1 . Directions (1-2): In these questions relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. These conclusions follows from the given statements

Statements: J ≤ K, K ≥ L, L = M
Conclusions: I. J ≤ L II. M > K III. M ≥ J

 A.   Only I follows B.   Only II follows C.   Only III follows D.   None follows
2 . Statements: M = N, N > O, O ≥ P
Conclusions: I. M > P II. P < N III. O < M

 A.   Only I and II follow B.   Only II and III follow C.   Only III follows D.   All follow
3 . Directions (3-7): 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 questions. Read all the three statements and give answer

There are seven letters, C, O, R, T, Y, I and V. What is the word formed after performing the following operations using these seven letters only?

I. R is placed fifth to the right of V. C and T are not placed immediately next to either R or V.
II. I is placed to the immediate left of C but is not an immediate neighbour of R.
O is placed second to the left of Y.
III. Both I and O are placed immediately next to R

 A.   Only I and III are sufficient to answer the question. B.   Only I and II are sufficient to answer the question. C.   Only II and III are sufficient to answer the question. D.   All I, II and III are required to answer the question.
4 . How is ‘season’ coded in a code language?
I. ‘rainy season is too beautiful’ is coded as ‘lo ke pe zo go’ and ‘climate too cool’ is coded as ‘ke al me’.
II. ‘winter season is chilling’ is coded as ‘zo go ye te’ and ‘winter chilling’ is coded as ‘te ye’.
III. ‘enjoy the weather’ is coded as ‘be ce da’ and ‘weather are beautiful’ is coded as ‘da fe pe’.

 A.   Only I and II are sufficient to answer the question B.   Only II and III are sufficient to answer the question. C.   Only III and I are sufficient to answer the question D.   Question cannot be answered even with all I, II and III
5 . Six friends, M, N, O, P, Q and R are sitting around a circular table and they are facing towards the centre of the table. Who sits between M and O?
I. M is facing N and O is facing R, who is on the immediate left of M.
II. Q is on the immediate left of O, who is not an immediate neighbour of M. P is an immediate neighbour of N and R.
III. P is facing Q and O is facing R. O is on the immediate right of P and second to the left of M, who is adjacent to P.

 A.   Only I and II are sufficient to answer the question B.   Only II is sufficient to answer the question C.   Only II and III are sufficient to answer the question. D.   All I, II and III are required to answer the question.
6 . On which date in August was definitely Anjali’s father’s birthday?
I. Anjali correctly remembers that her father’s birthday is before nineteenth but after thirteenth August.
II. Anjali’s brother correctly remembers that their father’s birthday is after fifteenth but before eighteenth August.
III. Anjali’s father’s birthday falls on an even date.

 A.   Only II and III are sufficient to answer the question. B.   Only I and II are sufficient to answer the question C.   Only I and III are sufficient to answer the question D.   Question cannot be answered even with all I, II and III
7 . Six plays, M, N, O, P, Q and R were organised in a week from Monday to Saturday, with one play on each day. On which day was Play N organised?
I. Play P was organised before Thursday but after Monday. Play O was not organised on the first day.
II. Play Q was organised on Saturday. Play M was organised on Tuesday.
III. Play N was organised on the next day of Play O.

 A.   Only I and III are sufficient to answer the question. B.   All I, II and III are required to answer the question. C.   Only I and II are sufficient to answer the question. D.   Only II and III are sufficient to answer the question
8 . Directions (8-9): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Though Punjab cultivates only 16 lakh tones of rice of premium quality, with rice becoming the second largest food to be consumed in the world after wheat, the government has been trying to export it through sea route which is cheaper.
(A) Punjab exports good-quality wheat too.
(B) There is no problem in exporting rice through other routes.
(C) Punjab cultivates a large number of medium-or below- medium quality of rice.
(D) Quality rice is preferred for export.

Which of the given statements (A), (B), (C) and (D) is definitely false?

 A.   Only (B) B.   Only (C) C.   Only (A) D.   None of these
9 . Which of the following statements (A), (B), (C) and (D) is definitely true?

 A.   Only (B) B.   Only (C) C.   Only (D) D.   Both (B) and (D)
10 . Over five years unemployment has fallen but the work participation rate, which measures the share of workers in the total population, is also down. The fall in the participation rate is significant for women: from nearly 30% to a little more than 23%. In absolute terms, this means that nearly 35 million women - more than the entire population of Canada - dropped out of the workforce in five years.

Which of the following may be an assumption of the above statement?

 A.   Now lower-middle class can afford not to send their women to work. B.   Now more and more women pursue higher education rather than working at the first opportunity C.   Unemployment has fallen in proportion to the decline in women's work participation rate D.   Both 1) and 2)

1 .
 Answer : Option D Explanation :
2 .
 Answer : Option D Explanation :
3 .
 Answer : Option B Explanation : From I:V_T C _ R _ ........... (a)or V _ C T _ R _ ............. (b)or, _V_C T _ R ............ (c)or, _ V _ T C _ R ............ (d)From II: I C ..................... (a)O _ Y ............................. (b)Neither IR nor RI ............................... (c)From III.IRO or ROII (a) is ruled out by II (a)I (d) is ruled out by II (a), (c)I (c) is ruled out by II (c)Thus, from I (b) and II (a) (b)VICTORYHence, V I C T O R Y is the word.From I and II: Thus, word is VICTORY
4 .
 Answer : Option D Explanation : From I: rainy season is too beautiful→lo ke pe zo go ... (a)climate too cool ke al me ... (b)too → keFrom II:winter season is chilling→zo go ye te ... (a)winter chilling →te ye ... (b)winter →‘te’ or ‘ye’chilling →‘ye’ or ‘te’From III:enjoy the weather be ce daweather are beautiful →da fe peweather →daFrom I (a) and II (a):rainy season is too beautiful →lo ke pe zogowinter season is chilling→zo go ye teseason →‘go’ or ‘zo’is →‘zo’ or ‘go’Thus, the question cannot be answered even withthe help of I, II and III
5 .
 Answer : Option B Explanation :
6 .
 Answer : Option A Explanation : From I.14th, 15th, 16th or 18th August.From II.According to Anjali brother, her father’sbirthday is on 16th, 17th in month of August.From III.Anjali’s father’s birthday falls on even date.From II and III.Father’s birthday is 16th August.
7 .
 Answer : Option B Explanation : ; From I. Monday – O(×)Tuesday – PWednesday – PFrom II. Saturday – QTuesday – MFrom III.Play N is organised on the next day of O.From I, II and III.Monday – RTuesday – MWednesday – PThursday – OFriday – NSaturday – QThus, N was staged on Friday. All are sufficient to answer the question.
8 .
 Answer : Option D Explanation :
9 .
 Answer : Option D Explanation : It is given that rice cultivated in Punjab of premium quality is what the government is trying to export. This implies quality gets preference in export.
10 .
 Answer : Option D Explanation :