Reasoning Quiz for IBPS PO Mains - Set 5

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Directions (1-3): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Seven participants A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a straight line facing east. All of them have participated in a hundred-metre race. B sits fourth to the right of the person whose rank is 6th in the race. Either B or the sixth ranker sits at the extreme and of the line. Only one person sits between B and G. G is the third ranker. The person whose rank is first sits third to the left of D. D is not an immediate neighbour of G. Only one person sits between E and the person who finished at the second place. A and C are immediate neighbours. A is not at the sixth rank. The person whose rank is fifth sits third to the left of the person who finished seventh.

1. Who ranked at the fourth place?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) F

2. E’s rank in the race is
1) First 2) Second 3) Fifth 4) Sixth 5) Seventh

3. How many persons are sitting between A and F?
1) One 2) Two 3) Three 4) Four 5) Five

Solutions -

Directions (4 - 8): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
In a certain code language ‘marks in group discussion’ is written as ‘yo al na jo’, ‘marks in interview’ is written as ‘na jo to’, ‘interview executive manager’ is written as ‘to pe mo’ and ‘referred to the general manager’ is written as ‘pe ca ra da la’.

4. What is the code for ‘referred’?
1) ca
2) ra
3) da
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

5. ‘referred to the executive’ can be coded as
1) ca ra da mo
2) mo da ra la
3) ca la mo da
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

6. Which of the following is the code for ‘in’?
1) jo
2) na
3) Either jo or na
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

7. ‘to’ is the code for
1) interview
2) marks
3) executive
4) manager
5) None of these

8. Which of the following can be a code for ‘discussion is necessary interview’?
1) al uo fo go
2) to al na go
3) to al uo fo
4) uo fo to go
5) Can’t be determined

Solutions -  ‘marks in group discussion’ - yo al na jo ..... (i)
‘marks in interview’ - na jo to ..... (ii)
‘interview executive manager’ - to pe mo ..... (iii)
‘referred to the general manager’ - pe ca ra da la ..... (iv)
From (i) and (ii) ‘marks’ - either jo or na ..... (v)
From (ii) and (iii) ‘interview’ - to ..... (vi)
From (iii) and (iv) ‘manager’ - pe ..... (vii)
From (iii), (vi) and (vii) ‘executive’ - mo ..... (viii)
From (i) and (v) ‘group’ - either ‘yo’ or ‘al’, ‘discussion’ either ‘yo’ or ‘al’

Directions (Q. 9): Read the following statements carefully and answer the questions which follow.
9. According to a recent government directive, all bank branches in rural areas should be computerized.

Which of the following statements would weaken the government’s argument?

1) Computerisation of bank branches in urban areas has helped in making their performance more efficient and fast.
2) Lack of skilled and qualified manpower has been suitably substituted by computers in banks.
3) Non - computerised bank branches in the rural areas have been proved to be as efficient as their computerized counterparts.
4) The government has introduced a special test for computer knowledge in all recruitment exams for banks.
5) Unemployment in the rural areas could be controlled by training more and more professionals in computers.

Solutions - Option (3) would strengthen the argument of government. 

10. If ‘B × C’ means ‘B is the daughter of C’, ‘B + C’ means ‘B is the husband of C’ and ‘B - C’ means ‘B is the sister of C’, then what does ‘M + N – P × Q’ mean?
1) M is the brother - in - law of Q
2) M is the uncle of Q
3) M is the son - in - law of Q
4) Q is the mother - in - law of M
5) None of these

Solutions -  M + N = M is the husband of N.
N - P = N is the sister of P.
P x Q = P is the daughter of Q.
N and P are daughter of Q.
P is sister - in - law of M.
M is son - in - law of Q.

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  1. Maumeeta
  2. the fighter
  3. Sandhya/Sheenam


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