IBPS Clerk Prelims: Reasoning Day 15

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
In a club seven males and seven females participated in a dance programme. A, B, C, D, E, F, and G were the male participants while, P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V were the female participants. All the fourteen persons were divided into seven groups. Each group consisted of one male. After the end of the programme each group was assigned a grade according to its performance. For the purpose of grading seven letters were used, i.e. K, L, M, N, O, P and Q indicating descending order.
F’s group got grade L. Group B’s grade was better than at least three groups while Group C’s grade was better than at least four. E’s partner was T. R’s partner was not D. S’s group got grade K. A, D, C were not partners of U, V, P respectively. Grade of one group was the same as the name of a member of that group. Grades of Q’s group and U’s group were better than U’s group and V’s group respectively.
Grade of B’s group was better than C’s. Grades of E’s and A’s groups were neither P nor Q. T’s group did not get grade O. R’s group got the grade Q.

  1. Grade O assigned to which person’s group?
    A) Can’t say
    B) Q
    C) S
    D) T
    E) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    E) None of these
    Explanation:
    MalesFemalesGrades
    AVO
    BSK
    CUM
    DPP
    ETN
    FQL
    GRQ
  2. Who among the following was the partner of C?
    A) Can’t say
    B) V
    C) U
    D) P
    E) None of these
    Answer
    C) U
  3. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
            Females         Partners
    A)         P                   D
    B)         Q                   E
    C)         R                   B
    D)        S                    G
    E)         T                    A
    Answer
    A) P-D
  4. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
              Females            Grade assigned
    A)           A                             O
    B)           B                             K
    C)           G                            Q
    D)          D                             P
    E)           E                             M
    Answer
    E) E-M
  5. Which of the following statement is/are true?
    I. P’s group got the grade P
    II. Q’S group got the grade Q
    A) Only I
    B) Only II
    C) Either I or II
    D) Can’t say
    E) None of these
    Answer
    A) Only I

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 beaks are trees. All trees are flowers. All flowers are fruits.
    Conclusions:
    I. All trees are fruits.
    II. Some fruits are flowers.
    Answer & Explanation
    (E) both 1st and 2nd
    Explanation:

    II follows from 3rd statement.
  2. Statements: Some trains are radios. Some radios are rackets. All rings are rackets.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some trains are rackets.
    II. No train is racket.
    Answer & Explanation
    (C) either 1st or 2nd
    Explanation:

    Both conclusions are wrong. Subject and predicate in both conc. is same. One is positive and the other negative. So either of two follows.
  3. Statements: No toys are bugles. All bugles are windows. Some tigers are toys
    Conclusions:
    I. All windows are toys is a possibility
    II. All toys are windows is a possibility
    Answer & Explanation
    (B) only 2nd follows
    Explanation:

    If all windows are toys then all bugles will be toys which is not possible, so I does not follow.
  4. Statements: Some roses are flowers. Some flowers are buds. All buds are leaves. No leaf is plant.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some buds are plants
    II. No roses are buds.
    Answer & Explanation
    (D) neither 1st nor 2nd
    Explanation:

    If some buds are plants, then some leaves will be plants which is not possible. So I does not follow
    II is not definite.
  5. Statements: Some doors are walls. All walls are floors. All floors are rooms. Some rooms are ceiling.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some ceilings are not doors.
    II. Some floors are ceilings.
    Answer & Explanation
    (D) neither 1st nor 2nd
    Explanation:

    All ceilings are doors is a possibility, so I does not follow.
    II is not definite