IBPS Clerk Prelims: Reasoning Day 10

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
8 people – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, are sitting around a circular table, facing the center, but not necessarily in the same order. Each one of them is from a different bank, viz UCO Bank, Oriental Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, PNB, Bank of India, and Dena Bank.
F sits second to the right of the representative of Canara Bank. The representative of bank of India is an immediate neighbor of the representative of Canara Bank. Two persons sit between the representative of Bank of India and B. C and E are immediate neighbors. Neither C nor E is an immediate neighbor of either B or the representative of Canara Bank. The representative of Bank of Maharashtra sits second to the right of D. D is the representative of neither Canara Bank nor Bank of India. G and the representative of UCO Bank are immediate neighbors. B is not the representative of UCO Bank. Only person sits between C and representative of Oriental Bank.
H sits third to the left of the representative of Dena Bank. The representative of PNB sits second to the left of the representative of Syndicate Bank.

1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(A) H-UCO Bank
(B) A-Canara Bank
(C) D-Bank of Maharashtra
(D) E-Syndicate bank
(E) F-PNB
(B) A-Canara Bank

2. Which of the following is true with respect to the given sitting arrangement?
(A) B is the representative of Bank of Maharashtra.
(B) C sits second to the right of H.
(C) The representative of Dena Bank sits in the immediate left of the representative of UCO Bank.
(D) A sits second to the right of the representative of Bank of India.
(E) The representatives of Bank of Maharashtra and Syndicate Bank are immediate neighbors.
(E) The representatives of Bank of Maharashtra and Syndicate Bank are immediate neighbors.

3. Who among the following sit exactly between B and the representative of Bank of India?
(A) A and the representative of UCO Bank
(B) F and G
(C) H and the representative of Bank of Maharashtra
(D) H and G
(E) Representatives of Syndicate Bank and Oriental Bank.
(C) H and the representative of Bank of Maharashtra

4. Who among the following is the representative of Oriental bank?
(A) A
(B) C
(C) H
(D) G
(E) D
(E) D

5. Who amongst the following sits second to the left of B?
(A) C
(B) H
(C) The representative of Canara Bank
(D) The representative of PNB
(E) G
(D) The representative of PNB

Directions (6 – 10):
(A) only 1st follows
(B) only 2nd follows
(C) either 1st or 2nd
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
(E) both 1st and 2nd

1. Statements: All buildings are houses. No house is an apartment. All apartments are flats.
Conclusions:
I. Some flats are not houses
II. Some buildings are flats.
(A) only 1st follows
Explanation:

All flats are houses is not a possibility, so 1st follows.

2. Statements: Some pencils are pens. No pen is eraser. All sharpeners are erasers.
Conclusions:
I. No pen is sharpener
II. Some pens are not sharpeners
(E) both 1st and 2nd
Explanation:

If any pen is sharpener, then some pens will be erasers, which is not possible. So definitely no pen is sharpener.
All pens are sharpeners is not a possibility so 2nd conc. follows.

3. Statements: Some fruits are apples. No guava is a fruit. No guava is a banana.
Conclusions:
I. Some bananas are apples
II. Some fruits are bananas.
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
Explanation:

There is no certainty about both conclusions, so both do not follow

4. Statements: Some jobs are vacancies. All jobs are works. No work is a trade. All professions are trades.
Conclusions:
I. Some works are profession is a possibility.
II. Some vacancies are works
(B) only 2nd follows
Explanation:

If all works are professions, then all works will be trades also, which is not possible acc. to 3rd statement. So 1st conc. does not follow

5. Statements: Some books are poetry. All poetry is philosophy. Some philosophy is psychology.
Conclusions:
I. Some books are philosophy
II. Some psychology is not philosophy
(A) only 1st follows
Explanation:

All psychology are philosophy is a possibility. So Some psychology is not philosophy does not follow

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