Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reasoning Quiz for Bank Exams 2015 - Set 29


Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here is a set of Reasoning Quiz for Bank Exams 2015. The quiz is based on Data Sufficiency and Syllogisms.


Directions (Q. 1 - 5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements marked I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer:

(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 statements I alone are not sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(c) If the data either in statement I or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) If the data even in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) If the data in both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.


1. What is Virat's rank in a class of 50 students?
I. Suraj, whose rank is 17th in the class, is ahead of Ghana by 8 ranks. There are 7 persons between Ghana and Virat.
II. Sivramesh is 20 ranks ahead of Virat and Malala is 6 ranks behind Virat. Sangita stands exactly in the middle of Malala and Sivramesh.





Solutions - As Suraj is ahead of Ghana by eight ranks, there are seven persons between Suraj and Ghana. Hence,
Virat is eight ranks behind Ghana by which his rank is 33rd in the class. Hence, I is sufficient. Statement II
does not indicate the position of Virat.


2. How many daughters does Y have?
I. E and Q are the only daughters of Z.
II. D is brother of Q and son of Y.





Solutions -By combining both the statements it is clear that E and Q are the only two daughters of Y. Hence, both
the statements are required. 


3. What does "De" stands for in the code language?
I. "Pa Ni Nok De" means "better late than never" and "Ri Nok De Pam" means "never be so late" in that code language.
II. "Mi De Mo Nam" means "being late is lazy" and "De Mok Sac Li" means "Late moves spoil plans" in that code language.





Solutions - From Statement II, "late" is the only common word which is indicated by "De". Hence, only II is 
sufficient.


4. Who amongst P, Q, R, S, T and U, who are at different weights, is the heaviest?
I. P is lighter than only R.
II. Only R is heavier than P.





Solutions - From Statement I, R >P. Hence, R is the heaviest. From Statement II, R is the heaviest person. Hence,
either I or II is sufficient.


5. Towards which direction is A from Z?
I. A is exactly to the south east of M.
II. Z is exactly to the south of M.





Solutions - It cannot be determined as only the direction is given but distance between A and M as well as that of
between Z and M is not given. Hence, neither I nor II is sufficient.


Directions (Q. 6-10): Observe the statements carefully and choose the option by finding out the validity of the given conclusions:

6. Statements: All Rats are Cats.
Some Cats are planets.
All planets are Tiles.
Conclusions:
I. Some Tiles are Rats.
II. No Rat is a Tile.
III. All Tiles being planets is a possibility
(a) Only I, II and III follow
(b) Only II and III follow
(c) Only III with Either I or II follows
(d) I and III follow
(e) None of these





Solutions -As all the given statements are affirmative, there is a possibility of "some Rats are Tiles". Hence, both
the conclusions form a complementary pair. Answer is "Only III with either I or II" follows.


7. Statements: All Fans are bats.
All bats are rats.
All rats are cots.
Conclusions:
I. Some cots are not bats
II. All cots are bats
III. All those rats which are fans must be bats
(a) Only II and III follow
(b) Only I and III follow
(c) Either I or II and III follow
(d) All follow
(e) None of these





Solutions -As all the given statements are affirmative, there is a possibility of "All cots are bats". Hence, both the
conclusions form a complementary pair. Answer is "Only III with Either I or II" follows.


8. Statements:
All curtains are rods.
Some rods are sheets.
Some sheets are pillows.
Conclusions:
I. Some pillows are rods.
II. Some rods are curtains.
III. Some pillows which are sheets need not necessarily be rods.
(a) Only I and III follow
(b) Only II and III follow
(c) Either I or III and II follows
(d) All follow
(e) None of these





Solutions -Clearly, only II and III conclusion are valid.


9. Statements: No wall is roof.
All pens are walls.
All doors are roofs.
Conclusions:
I. Some doors are walls.
II. No roof is wall
III. No any Pen is door
(a) Only I and II follow
(b) Only II and III follow
(c) Either I or II and III follows
(d) All follow
(e) None of these





Solutions -"No roof is wall" is a valid conclusion as the statement given is "No wall is roof". No pen is door is also
valid. Hence, conclusion II and III follow


10. Statements:
All switches are plugs.
Some plugs are bulbs.
All bulbs are sockets.
Conclusions:
I. At least Some sockets are plugs
II. Some plugs are switches.
III. All sockets can never be switches
(a) Only I and II follow
(b) All follow
(c) Either I or III and II follows
(d) None follows
(e) None of these







Solutions -Clearly, both I and II conclusions are valid. All sockets can be switches. Hence, conclusion III is not valid.




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