IBPS Clerk Main: Reasoning Day 5

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Directions (1 – 5): In each of the questions below, statements are given 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 a variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

  1. Statements: Some trees are plants. Some trees are houses. All houses are pots. No pot is tool.
    Conclusions:
    I. All tools are trees is a possibility.
    II. No tree is tool.
    III. Some pots are plants
    A) Only I follow
    B) Only I and III follow
    C) Only II and III follow
    D) Only II follow
    E) None follow
    Answer & Explanation
    A) Only I follow
    Explanation:

    I is a possibility.
    II and III are not definite.
  2. Statements: All stems are glasses. Some glasses are wood. Some woods are metals. All metals are plants.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some plants are not glasses.
    II. Some glasses being metal is a possibility.
    III. Some woods are plants.
    A) Only III follow
    B) Only I and II follow
    C) Only II and III follow
    D) Only II follow
    E) Only I follow
    Answer & Explanation
    C) Only II and III follow
    Explanation:

    All plants are glasses is a possibility, so I does not follow.
    II is a possibility. III is definite.
  3. Statements: All figures are mirrors. All mirrors are roofs. Some roofs are decks. Some decks are chairs.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some decks are not roofs.
    II. Some roofs are figures.
    III. Some chairs are roofs
    A) All follow
    B) Only I and II follow
    C) Only II and III follow
    D) Only II follow
    E) Only III follow
    Answer & Explanation
    D) Only II follow
    Explanation:

    All decks are roofs is a possibility, so I does not follow
    II is definite because all figures are roofs.
    III is not definite.
  4. Statements: Some lakes are rivers. Some rivers are mountains. Some mountains are forests. Some forests are papers.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some papers are lakes.
    II. All papers being mountains is a possibility.
    II. No paper is a lake.
    A) Only II follow
    B) Only I and III follow
    C) Only either I or III and II follow
    D) Only either I or III follows
    E) None follow
    Answer & Explanation
    C) Only either I or III and II follow
    Explanation:

    Either or in I and III because both are false, subject and predicate same and form a complementary pair.
    II is a possibility.
  5. Statements: All seats are covers. No cover is bun. Some buns are roofs. Some sites are covers.
    Conclusions:
    I. All buns being sites is a possibility.
    II. All sites being roof is a possibility.
    III. No bun is seat.
    A) Only I and II follow
    B) Only I and III follow
    C) Only II and III follow
    D) Only II follow
    E) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    E) None of these
    Explanation:

    I and II are a possibility.
    No bun is seat is correct because if any seat if bun, some covers will be buns.
    So all follow here.

Directions (6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
5 students – P, Q, R, S, and T buys stationery items – book, eraser, pen, pencil, and sharpener but not necessarily in the same order from different shops – A, B, C, D, and E. they study in classes I, Ii, III, IV, and V but not necessarily in the same order.
R buys book from shop B and is studying in IV. S buys sharpener but is not studying in class V. In shop C, neither erasers nor sharpeners are sold. The student who bought eraser is not studying in III. Either P or Q is studying in class I. The student who bought from shop E is studying in class V, but is not Q. T did not buy Pen, but is studying in class III. The student who is studying in III, bought from shop D.

  1. Who bought eraser?
    A) P
    B) Q
    C) R
    D) T
    E) S
    Answer & Explanation
    A) P
    Explanation:

    First write all the information directly given.
    StudentShopClassStationery
    PEVeraser
    QCIpen
    RBIVbook
    SAIIsharpener
    TDIIIpencil
  2. What did T buy?
    A) book
    B) pencil
    C) pen
    D) Cannot be determined
    E) None of these
    Answer
    B) pencil
  3. From which shop the pen was bought?
    A) A
    B) B
    C) C
    D) D
    E) None of these
    Answer
    C) C
  4. Which of the following is the correct combination of an item that student bought and his class?
    A) book – I
    B) book – III
    C) pencil – II
    D) pen – III
    E) eraser – V
    Answer
    E) eraser – V
  5. If shop C is related to book and shop B is related to sharpener in a certain way, then to which of the following shop D is related to?
    A) pen
    B) pencil
    C) eraser
    D) book
    E) None of these
    Answer
    E) None of these