24 Sep 2016

IBPS Clerk/PO 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions[Answers with Explanation Updated]

IBPS Clerk 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions
IBPS Clerk/PO 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions  Set-14:
Dear Readers, Important Practice Reasoning Questions with explanation for Upcoming IBPS Clerk Exams was given here with explanation, candidates those who are preparing for those exams can use this practice questions.


Directions (Q. 1-5): In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between 'strong' arguments and 'weak' arguments. 'Strong' arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question, 'Weak' arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question. Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments a ‘strong’ argument is and which a ‘weak’ argument is.
Give answer (a) if only argument I is strong.
Give answer (b) if only argument II is strong.
Give answer (c) if either argument I or II is strong.
Give answer (d) if neither I nor II is strong,
Give answer (e) if both I and II are strong.
1). Should liquor companies be held liable for alcohol related accidents caused by underage youth?
Arguments:
I. Yes, they do not advertise about the consequences of consuming alcohol.
II. No. fake identity cards and licenses are easily available to the youth allow ing them to obtain alcohol.
2). Should there be legislation to ensure that children provide maintenance to their aging parents.
Arguments:
I. Yes, the magnitude of the problem of abuse and neglect of aged parents by their immediate family is growing.
II. No, the cost of implementing this legislation will be too much.
3). Should the funding for national space research programmes be diverted to addressing the needs of the poor?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the budget for space research is lower than that of other countries so it cannot compete with them and can be put to better use in schemes to benefit the poor.
II. No, communication satellites help provide services like telemedicine so that people in rural areas can get access to the best professional advice,
4). Should the Government force private broadcasters to share coverage of international cricket matches involving the national team with the Government owned national network?
Arguments:
I. Yes, people without access to satellite television can get to see their national team playing in major international tournaments.
II. No, private broadcasters will take legal action against the Government.
5). Should loss making Government airlines be merged into a single entity?
Arguments:
I. Yes, the merger will pool their resources allowing them to expand their services and be more competitive with private and foreign airlines.
II. No, the merger will result in loss of jobs.


Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:
In a family of ten persons – P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y and Z there are five males and five females. All of them are sitting for evening snacks, viz Pani Puri, Sarpath, Jigarthanda, Dairy Milk Chocolate, Badam Milk, Rose Milk, Naan, Ice Cream (Mango), Ice cream (Chocolate) and Milky bar Chocolate but not necessarily in the same order. No couple eat the Flavour of the same table.
In the family of three generations, each female member, except Q and X, has two sisters and one brother. The grandson of Z does not like Pani Puri. Q has no sister-in-law. P is not drinking Rose Milk. No male member eats Dairy Milk Chocolate and takes Rose Milk. Y is father-in-law of V and he eats Ice Cream of Chocolate flavour. W, who eats Milky bar Chocolate, is the son-in-law of Q. S, who drinks Badam Milk, is the unmarried sister of T, who does not like Sarpath. R is sister-in-law of V but she does not like Sarpath, Jigarthanda or Rose Milk. T is W’s brother-in-law. Q’s father is X’s husband, who does not like Pani Puri. The grandparents neither drink any beverages nor eat any sweet stuff.

6). Which of the following pairs of persons do not represent a couple?
a)   Q and Y
b)   P and V
c)   W and R
d)   X and Z
e)   T and S
7). Who among the following likes Dairy Milk Chocolate?
a)   R
b)   P
c)   V
d)   Cannot be determined
e)   None of these
8). How is P related to T?
a)   Mother
b)   Sister
c)   Wife
d)   Cannot be determined
e)   None of these
9). V has which of the following drinks/eatables?
a)   Ice Cream (Mango)
b)   Sarpath
c)   Jigarthanda
d)   Cannot be determined
e)   None of these
10). How many grandsons does Z have?
a)   Two
b)   Three
c)   One
d)   Cannot be determined
e)   None of these


Answers:
1). b) 2). a) 3). b) 4). a 5). a) 6. e) 7. b)  8. b)  9. b)  10. c)

Explanation:

1). Fake identity cards and licenses are easily available to youth allowing them to obtain alcohol so liquors companies should be held liable from related accidents so second argument strong and first is weak
Answer: b)

2). Problem of abuse and neglect of aged parents by their immediate family is growing so there should be legislation for providing maintenance to aged persons so first argument is strong and second is weak.
Answer: a)

3). The funding for national space research programmes cannot be diverted because it can be helpful to provide services like telemedicine and other useful importations.
Answer: b)

4). Government should force private broad caster to space coverage of international cricket matches team with national network which will be helpful for the people without access to satellite television and provide them full entertainment.
Answer: a)

5). Merger of loss making government. airlines into a single entity will expand the services and be more competitive with private and foreign airlines. So first argument is strong.
Answer: a)


Directions (Q. 6-10):


 

 


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