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# Previous Year Reasoning Questions | 24.07.2017

Mahendra Guru

Previous year questions give guidance to us and provide a base for the preparation of any competitive exam. It is always good to have an experience of how the level of exam varies from year to year. For every subject like in Reasoning Ability, we come to know the pattern of questions must be followed to prepare the examination.

IBPS PO MAINS – MEMORY BASED – 2016

Direction (1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered 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 the 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 statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

c) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

d) If the data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

e) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

1. There are six person P, Q, R, S, T, and U sitting around a table. Who is on the immediate right of T?

I. Only U is sitting between T and P.

II. P is third to the right of S.

2. What is the shortest distance between two points `A' and `B’?

I. ‘A’ is 15 km North from another point ' P', which is to the East of ‘B’ at a distance of 22 km.

II. point 'X' is to the West of ‘B' at a distance of 5.6 km and to the North of 'A' at a distance of 6.5 km.

3. Who is Kavita's sister?

I. Sapna is the granddaughter of Amit, who is the father of Kavita's father.

II. The name of Kavita's sister starts with the letter 'S'.

4. Who among the five friends Sumit, Tare, Mukesh, Vikrant, and Basuki is the youngest?

I. Basuki is older than three of them but Sumit is younger than Mukesh.

II. Tare is older than Vikrant and Basuki.

5. What is the code for 'book' in a code language?

I. In that language `pik tik rik'means 'I like reading' and 'mik nek bek fek' means 'this book is interesting'.

II. In the same language 'pik tik mik rik'means 'I like reading book' and ‘mik juk pan’ means 'you write book'

SOLUTION

Direction (1-5):

1. (d) Data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the questions.

2. (c) Data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

From II : We do not get any useful information. Thus from I and II together still we do not know who is Kavita’s sister. Note that we do not know whether Sapna is sister or cousin of Kavita.

4. (d) From I and II : - Still we do not know who is the youngest.

5. (b) From II. we get code for book is “mik”.