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August 28, 2015

Reasoning Practice Test for IBPS Bank Exams - Set 3

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Hi friends,  I am Shravan again. Here I am sharing Reasoning Practice Questions for IBPS Bank exams taken from News Papers. These questions will be helpful for upcoming POs, RRBs and Clerical exams. Read set 1 from here and set 2 from here.  Happy Reading :)

1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
  1. 78
  2. 48
  3. 72
  4. 54
  5. 42

2. What should come next in the following letter series? Z X V T R P N L J Y W U S Q O
  1. M
  2. K
  3. H
  4. J
  5. None

3. How many such digits are there in the number 9254716 each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are rearranged in ascending order?
  1. None
  2. One
  3. Two
  4. Three
  5. More than three

 4. In a certain code language 'bring the white board' is written as 'ka na di pa' and 'white and black board' is written as 'na di sa ra'. How is 'the' written in that code language?
  1. ka
  2. pa
  3. ka or pa
  4. Data inadequate
  5. None

5. Among B, F, J, K and W, each having a different weight, F is heavier than only J. B is heavier than F and W but not as heavy as K. Who among them is the third heaviest?
  1. 8
  2. F
  3. K
  4. W
  5. None

Directions (6-10): Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
Mark answer 1: If the inference is 'definitely true' i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
Mark answer 2: if the inference is 'probably true' though not 'definitely true' in the light of the facts given.
Mark answer 3: if the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you can-not say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
Mark answer 4: if the inference is 'probably false' though not 'definitely false' in the light of the facts given. Mark answer
Mark answer 5: if the inference is 'definitely false' i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts.

            A recent report that satellite data shows groundwater levels in northern India depleting by as much as a foot per year, over the past decade, is a matter of concern. The clear writing on the wall is that India faces a turbulent water future and veritable crisis without proactive policy and sustainable practices. Besides, the poor monsoon this season and the resultant drought situation pan-India calls for sustained policy focus on the water economy. A whole series of glaring anomalies do need to be addressed. For one, there’s fax too mush reliance on groundwater. For another, our water infrastructure for storage and supply is sorely inadequate. Worse, policy distortions in artificially under-pricing key agri- inputs like power have perversely incentivized cultivation's of water intensive crops like paddy in traditionally wheat-growing areas.

6. India has failed to take measures to recharge groundwater adequately in northern part.
7. Wheat cultivation's in India requires comparatively more water than paddy.
8. Water level in other parts of India is stable during the last decade.
9. India has now put in place a system to reduce over-dependence on groundwater.
10. Adequate monsoon helps in drawing less ground water for cultivation and thus preserve balance.

Directions (11-15): In each question below are given a statement followed by three course of actions numbered I, II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, followup or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested course of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

11. Statement: The members belonging to two local clubs occasionally fight with each other on the main road and block traffic movement.
Course of Action:
I. The local police station should immediately deploy police personnel round the clock on the main road.
II. Those involved in fighting should be identified and put behind bars.
III. The local administration should disband the management of the two clubs with immediate effect.
  1. Only 1 and II follow
  2. Only II and III follow
  3. Only I and III follow
  4. All I, II and III follow
  5. None of these
12. Statement: Many students of the local school feel ill for the fourth time in a row in the last six months after consuming food prepared by the school canteen.
Course of Action:
I. The school management should immediately terminate the contract of the canteen and ask for compensation.
II. The school management should advise all the students not to eat food articles from the canteen.
III. The owner of the canteen should immediately be arrested for negligence.
  1. None follows
  2. Only II follows
  3. Only III follows
  4. Only I and II follow
  5. Only II and III follow
13. Statement: Many school buses have fitted CNG kit without observing the safety guide-lines properly. This results into some instances of these buses catching fire due to short circuit and endangering the lives of the school children.
Course of Action:
I. The regional transport authority should immediately carry out checks of all the school buses fitted with CNG kit.
II. The management of all the schools should stop hiring buses fitted with CNG kit.
III. The govt should issue a notification banning school buses for the use of CNG kit.
  1. Only I follows
  2. Only II follows
  3. Only III follows
  4. Only I and III follow
  5. None of these
14. Statement: A sudden cloud burst over the island city resulted into unpredicted rain-fall causing a flood like situation in the entire area. A large number of people were caught unaware and were stranded on the road.
Course of Action:
I. The local administration should immediately put in place an action plan for avoiding such a situation in future.
II. The local administration should immediately deploy personnel to help the standard people to move to safer places.
III. The local administration should advise all the citizens not to venture out on the road till the situation improves.
  1. Only I follows
  2. Only II follows
  3. Only III follows
  4. Only II and III follow
  5. All I, II and III follow
15. Statement: It is reported that during the last fortnight there has been three cases of near-miss situation involving two air-crafts over the busy city airport. In all these areas, both the aircraft came perilously dose to each other and could avoid collision as the pilots acted just in time.
Course of Action:
I. The policies of all the six aircraft involved in these incidents should be de-rostered immediately.
II. Some flights should be diverted to other airports for the next few months to decongest the sky over the city airport.
III. Air traffic controllers of the city airport should be sent for refresher course in batches to prepare themselves to handle such a pressure situation.
  1. Only I follows
  2. Only II follow
  3. Only III follows
  4. Only II and 111 follow
  5. None of these
 Check Solutions for these Questions from here 


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