Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reasoning Quiz for SBI PO Mains 2016 - Set 3

Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here is a set of Reasoning Quiz for SBI PO Mains 2016.

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:

Six lectures — A, B, C, D, E and F — are to be delivered from Monday to Sunday, one lecture every day.

(i) Lecture C cannot be delivered on Friday.
(ii) Lecture A is delivered immediately after lecture D.
(iii) There should be a gap of two days between the lectures B and F.
(iv) There is one holiday except Saturday. Lecture F is delivered on the next day of holiday.
(v) Lecture E is delivered on Wednesday and it is not immediately followed by lecture F.

1. On which day was lecture D delivered?
1) Friday
2) Saturday
3) Sunday
4) Thursday
5) None of these

2. On which day was holiday?
1) Sunday
2) Friday
3) Monday
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

3. How many lectures were delivered between F and D?
1) None
2) One
3) Two
4) Three
5) None of these

4. Which of the following was the last lecture?
1) A
2) C
3) B
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

5. Which of the following statements is not necessary to determine the order of lectures?
1) (i)
2) (ii)
3) (v)
4) (i) and (ii)
5) All statements are necessary

Solutions - From clue (v): Lecture E is delivered on Wednesday. And the lecture F was not delivered on Thursday. Again, from clue (iv): Tuesday and Saturday were not holiday. From direction part it is obvious that neither Monday nor Sunday was holiday. So, by elimination holiday was either on Thursday or on Friday.
Now, from clues (iii) and (iv) we get the following orders of lectures of B and F X.
B * Holiday F Y.
Holiday F * * B
Reject the possibility ‘Y’ because according to it there must be at least four lectures after holiday. This is not possible even when the holiday is on Thursday. Now, use the possibility ‘X’. If holiday is on Friday, two lectures (B & E) need to be arranged on Wednesday, which is not possible.
Therefore, the holiday must be on Thursday. And the lectures B and F delivered on Tuesday and Friday respectively.
Now, from clue (ii): A can’t be delivered either on Monday or on Saturday. Obviously, the lecture A was delivered on Sunday. This implies that the lecture D was delivered on Saturday. By elimination, the lecture C was delivered on Monday.

Thus, the whole information can be tabulated as below:

Directions (Q. 6-7): Study the information given below to answer these questions.
I. There is a family of five persons A, B, C, D and E.
II. They are working as a doctor, a teacher, a trader, a lawyer and a farmer.
III. B, an unmarried teacher, is the daughter of A.
IV. E, a lawyer, is the brother of C.
V. C is the husband in the only married couple in the family.
VI. A, a farmer, is a father of two sons and an unmarried daughter.
VII. The daughter-in-law of A is a doctor.

6. Which of the following is a group of female members in the family?
1) D and E
2) B and D
3) A, C and E
4) B and C
5) None of these

7. Which of the following is the married couple?
1) C and D
2) A and B
3) A and D
4) B and D
5) None of these

Solutions -

Directions (Q.8-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
In a certain code ‘colours of the sky’ is written as ‘ki la fa so’, ‘rainbow colours’ is written as ‘ro ki’ and ‘sky high rocket’ is written as ‘la pe jo’ and ‘the rocket world’ is written as ‘pe so ne’.

8. Which of the follwing will/may represent ‘the’?
1) Only ‘fa’
2) Either ‘fa’or ‘la’
3) Only ‘so’
4) Only ‘la’
5) Either ‘so’ or ‘fa’

9. What does ‘pe’ respresent in the code?
1) colours
2) sky
3) high
4) rainbow
5) rocket

10. Which of the following is the code for ‘colours sky high’?
1) ro jo lo
2) fa lo jo
3) la ki so
4) ki jo la
5) fa ki jo

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