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September 22, 2017

Target IBPS PO VII : Reasoning Questions from Previous Papers - Data Sufficiency (Set 1)

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Directions (1-5) : Each of the questions below consists of a question and three statements numbered I, H and III given below it. You have to decide the data provided in which of the statements are sufficient to answer the question, and choose your answer accordingly. (Asked in Union Bank of India PO Exam. 27.11.2005

1. How is Raju related to Manohar ? 

I. Pramila is the mother-in-law of Rashmi, the wife of Raju. 
II. Pramila's brother is Raju's ma-ternal uncle. III. Pramila's husband is the only son of Manohar. 
  1. Only I and II 
  2. Only I and III 
  3. Only I and either II or III 
  4. Any two of the three 
  5. Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements
2. Who amongst Subodh, Neeraj, Tara, Meena and Anil is the first to take the lecture ?

I. Subodh takes lecture before Meena and Neeraj but not before Anil.
II. Tara is not the first to take the lecture. III. Meena is not the last to take the lecture. 
  1. Only I 
  2. Only I and II 
  3. Only I and either II or III
  4. All I, II and III are necessary 
  5. Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements 
3. What is the code for 'rope' in a code language ? 

I. 'use the rope' is written as `nik ta re' in the code language.
II. 'rope is straight' is written as 'pe da ta'. III. 'always use rope' is written as 'ma re ta'.
  1. Only I and II or H and III 
  2. Only I and III 
  3. Only II and III 
  4. All I, II and III are necessary 
  5. Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements 
4. P is in which direction with respect to Q ?

I. M is to the North of R who is to the West of Q. 
II. P is to the East of M. III. P is to the North-East of R. 
  1. Only I and II 
  2. Only III 
  3. Any two of the three 
  4. A111, II and III are necessary 
  5. Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements 
5. What is Sunita's rank from top in the class of 45 students ?

I. Sunita is five ranks below Samir who is 15th from the bottom. 
II. Radha is 30th from the top and Neeta is 5th from the bottom. 
III. Sunita is exactly in the middle of Radha and Neeta.
  1. Only I 
  2. Only II and III
  3. Either only I or only II and III 
  4. Only I and either II or III 
  5. None of these
Directions (6-10) : 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 answer (1) If the data in Statement I alone are sufficient to an-swer the question, while the data in Statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
  • Give answer (2) If the data in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while data in Statement I alone are not sufficient to an-swer the question. 
  • Give answer (3) if the data in Statement I alone or in the Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question. 
  • Give answer (4) if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question. 
  • Give answer (5) if the data in the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.(Andhra Bank Po Exam. 14.09.2008)
6. How many marbles does Sanjay have ? 
I. Sanjay has 3 times more mar-bles than Ahmed. 
II. Ahmed has one third the nummber of marbles which Suresh has who has as many marbles as Sanjay.

7. How is Rami related to Lata ? 
I. Yogendra is Lata's father. 
II. The only sibling of Rami's maternal aunt is married to Yogendra.

8. If 'world peace is important' is written as 'ni pe la so' in a code language, what is the code for peace ? 
I. 'an important call' is written as 'Ica so ba'.
II. 'this world map' is written as `de la ni ru '

9. In which direction is Neha walking ? 
I. Neha walked 15 Ions from the starting point and took a left turn. 
II. She was walking towards north before taking a left turn.

10. What was the day of the week on fifteenth of the month ? 
I. The first Sunday of the month was sixth. 
II. The last day of the month was thirty first.

Answers with Explanations :

1. (2)

From Statement I 
Raju is the son of Parimala

Statement III
Parimala is daughter-in-law of Manohar. 
Therefore, Raju is grandson of Manohar. 

2. (2) 

From Statement I
Anil  > Subodh > Meena, Neeraj

From Statement II
Tara is somewhere after Anil.

Therefore, Anil is the first to take the lecture.

3. (1)
 4 (1)
P is in north direction with respect to Q. 

5. (1)

From Statement I
Rank of Samir from the top = 45 - 15 + 1 = 31st

Rank of Sunita = 36th

From statements II and III
There are 10 students between Radha and Neeta. So, there would not be exact middle position. 

6. (4)

No answer can be found even if using the data given in both the statements.

7. (4)

From both the statements, 

The sibling of Rami's maternal aunt is wife of Yogendra. 

Threfore, Rami is sibling of Lata. 

The sex of Rami is not known. 

8. (5)

From both the statements, 
The code for 'peace' is 'pe'.

9. (5)

Neha is now walking towards West.

10. (1) 

From statement I.

1st of the month => Tuesday

8th of the month => Tuesday

15th of month => Tuesday

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