IBPS Clerk Main: Reasoning Day 16

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Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
There are nine people A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and J who stay in different floors of a building, not necessarily in the same order. Each of them likes different sports i.e. Hockey, Cricket, Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Chess and Rugby, not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1 and the topmost floor is numbered 9.
H stays on an even numbered floor and likes playing Table Tennis. A also stays on an even-numbered floor but below the floor on which H stays. The one who likes playing Chess stays on the fourth floor. E stays on the second floor and likes playing Football. The one who likes playing Rugby stays on the third floor. A does not like playing Lawn Tennis. There are two floors between the floors on which the people liking Badminton and Table Tennis stay. C likes playing Cricket. There are three floors between the floors on which C and G stay. D stays on a floor immediately above J’s floor and J does not like playing Chess. There is one floor between the floors on which F and G stay. F does not like playing Rugby. The one who likes playing Hockey stays on the topmost floor. F does not stay on the ground floor.

  1. Who amongst the following likes playing Lawn Tennis?
    A) D
    B) F
    C) J
    D) G
    E) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    B) F
    Explanation:

    Sport Person
     FloorSport

    Person

    9HockeyB
    8Table TennisH
    7Lawn TennisF
    6BasketballA
    5BadmintonG
    4ChessD
    3RugbyJ
    2 FootballE
    1CricketC
  2. Who amongst the following stays on the topmost floor?
    A) F
    B) G
    C) D
    D) C
    E) None of these
    Answer
    E) None of these
  3. A likes which of the following sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Basketball
    C) Hockey
    D) Chess
    E) Rugby
    Answer
    B) Basketball
  4. Who stays on the floor which is exactly between the floor on which H stays and the floor on which D stays?
    A) B
    B) G
    C) C
    D) A
    E) None of these
    Answer
    D) A
  5. How many floors are there between the floor on which J stays and the floor on which C stays?
    A) One
    B) Two
    C) Three
    D) More than three
    E) Data inadequate
    Answer
    A) One
  6. Study the following information and tell which of the conclusion(s) can be inferred from the passage.
    Primary education in state X is in a poor shape. Pupils in over 50% of the schools read in the open. Over six million children born to lower income group parents remain unlettered. Not even 1% of the 50,000 primary schools have facilities of furniture, toilet, drinking water and games. 3000 new teachers have been appointed in the current financial year but there is still a cruch of teachers.
    I. There are around 6 million parents belonging to lower income groups in state X.
    II. In state X, 90% of the primary teachers are men.
    III. Primary schools in state X do not have adequate teachers.
    A) Only I
    B) Only II and III
    C) Only III
    D) Only I and III
    E) All I, II and III
    Answer & Explanation
    C) Only III
    Explanation:

    6 million is the number of children to low income parents; it is not the number of parents. So I is wrong.
    There is nothing written about distinguishing men and women, so II is wrong.
    There is a still crunch of teachers, so III can be inferred.
  7. Statement: Many political activists have decided to state demonstrations and block traffic movement in the city during peak hours to protest against the steep rise in the prices of essential commodities.
    Courses of Action:
    I. The political authority of the city should deploy additional forces all over the city to help traffic movement in the city.
    II. The govt. should immediately ban all forms of agitations in the country.
    A) Only I follows
    B) Only II follows
    C) Both I and II follow
    D) Either I or II follows
    E) Neither I nor II follows
    Answer & Explanation
    A) Only I follows
    Explanation:

    Immediate ban cannot be taken place, it is not practical to decide immediate ban.
  8. Statement: One aspirant was killed due to stampede while participating in a recruitment drive of police constables.
    Courses of Action:
    I. A team of officials should be asked to find out the circumstances which led to the death.
    II. The govt. should ask the home department to stagger the number of aspirants over more number of days to avoid such incidents in the future.
    A) Only I follows
    B) Only II follows
    C) Both I and II follow
    D) Either I or II follows
    E) Neither I nor II follows
    Answer & Explanation
    C) Both I and II follow
    Explanation:

    Both are practical here, a team should be appointed to find out the reasons, and also to avoid these incidents a measure need to be taken.
  9. Statement: Anyone found in the ‘non-smoking’ area would be penalized.
    Assumptions:
    I. There are separate smoking and non-smoking areas
    II. There are some people who do not smoke.
    A) Only I is implicit
    B) Only II is implicit
    C) Both I and II are implicit
    D) Either I or II is implicit
    E) Neither I nor II is implicit
    Answer & Explanation
    A) Only I is implicit
    Explanation:

    The statement means that there are some areas which are under the tag of ‘non-smoking’ so this means there are different areas.
  10. Statement: Only first class science graduates are eligible for the job.
    Assumptions:
    I. Students with graduation in other fields than science are not as intellectual.
    II. Courses other than science are available at the graduation level.
    A) Only I is implicit
    B) Only II is implicit
    C) Both I and II are implicit
    D) Either I or II is implicit
    E) Neither I nor II is implicit
    Answer & Explanation
    B) Only II is implicit
    Explanation:

    I cannot be said, because any job stands for the requirement of specific person.