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September 29, 2016

Reasoning Practice Test with Shortcut Methods for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Preliminary Exams

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Hi, I am Manee from Vizianagaram (AP). I want to contribute reasoning problems with shortcut solutions for upcoming IBPS PO VI and Clerks VI Preliminary Exams. Happy Reading :)

1. A person starts walking from his office towards a party hall. He walks for 30 m towards East. He takes a 90° right turn and walks for 15m. He again takes a 90° right turn and walks for another 20m. He then walks for 25m after taking a 90° left turn. Turning 90° towards his right he walks for 10m to reach the party hall. How far and in which direction is the party hall from his office?
  1. 40m towards West
  2. 40m towards South
  3. 45m towards South
  4. 45m towards North
  5. 40m towards North 
Directions (Q. No. 2 - 4) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below : 

P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are seven students of a college belonging to three streams - Chemistry, Physics, Biology with at least two students in each stream and each of them has a different choice of colour i.e. Pink, Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Black and White but not necessarily in the same order. R is in Biology and his choice of colour is White. U does not like either Blue or Black and has the same stream as that of only V among them. Q's stream is the same as that of P but neither Biology nor Chemistry. T's stream is not Biology and he likes Orange colour. The one who likes Pink does not have either Chemistry or Physics as his stream. P likes Red colour. The one who likes Black does not have Physics stream. The one who likes orange does not like Chemistry. S does not like yellow and black.

2. What is Q's favourite colour ?
  1. Pink
  2. White
  3. Black
  4. Blue
  5. None of these 
3. If "R" is related to "Pink" then in the same pattern P is related to which of the following ?
  1. Black
  2. Orange
  3. Blue
  4. Data inadequate
  5. None of these 
4. Which of the following streams has three persons together ?
  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
  3. Biology
  4. Data inadequate
  5. None of these 
Directions (Q. No. 5 - 9) : Study the following information care-fully and answer the questions given below : 
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees of an organization working in three departments, viz Personnel, Administration and Marketing with not more than three of them in any department. Each of them has a different choice of sports from Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, Lawn tennis, Basketball, Hockey and Table tennis, not necessarily in the same order. 
D works in Administration and does not like either football or cric-ket. F works in Personnel with only A, who likes table tennis. E and H do not work in the same department as D. C likes hockey and does not work in Marketing. G does not work in Administration and does not like either cricket or badminton. One of those who work in Administration likes football. The one who likes volleyball works in Personnel. None of those who work in Administration likes either badminton or lawn tennis. H does not like cricket.
5. Which of the following groups of employees work in Administration department?
  1. EGH
  2. AF
  3. BCD
  4. BGD
  5. Data inadequate
6. In which department does E work?
  1. Personnel
  2. Marketing
  3. Administration
  4. Data inadequate
  5. None of these 
7. Which of the following combinations of employees department-favourite sport is correct?
  1. E-Administration-Cricket
  2. F-Personnel-Lawn Tennis
  3. H-Marketing-Lawn Tennis
  4. B-Administration-Table Tennis
  5. None of these 
8. What is E's favourite sport?
  1. Cricket
  2. Badminton
  3. Basketball
  4. Lawn Tennis
  5. None of these 
9. What is G's favourite sport ?
  1. Cricket
  2. Badminton
  3. Basketball
  4. Lawn Tennis
  5. None of these 
Directions (Q. No. 10 - 11) : In each question below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. 

10. 
Statements : 
All desks are tables. 
Some tables are boards. 
All boards are banners. 
Conclusions
  • I. Some banners being desks is a possibility
  • II. Some boards being desks is a possibility 
  • III. All tables being banners is not a possibility
  1. Only conclusion I & II follow
  2. Only conclusion II & III follow
  3. Conclusion I & III follow
  4. None follows
  5. All follow 
11. 
Statements :
All pens are sticks.
All sticks are rods.
All rods are tubes.

Conclusions :
  • I. Some tubes are definitely not sticks 
  • II. Some tubes are surely not pens 
  • III. All rods are definitely not pens
  1. Only conclusion I & II follow
  2. Only conclusion II & III follow
  3. Conclusion I & III follow
  4. None follows
  5. All follow 

Solutions with Explanations :

  • Question 1 : 2

Question (2 - 4) :
  • 2 - 4
  • 3 - 3
  • 4 - 2

Questions (5 - 9) : From the table given below
  • 5 - 3
  • 6 - 2
  • 7 - 5
  • 8 - 1
  • 9 - 4

Question 10 - 1
  • Both conclusions I & II follow, and conclusion III is not valid as alternate diagram can be drawn. 
  • SHORT CUT: If all the given statements are affirmative (positive), then every positive possible conclusion is VALID on the given terms.
Question 11 - 4


  • As all the given statements are affirmative, there is a possibility of "All tubes are sticks", "All tubes are pens" as well as "All rods are pens". Hence, none of the conclusions follow. 
  • "All roads are definitely not pens" means "Some rods are not pens" 
  • SHORT CUT : If the given statements are positive then every nagative definite conclusion is NOT VALID.
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