8 Sep 2016

IBPS Clerk 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions

IBPS Clerk 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions
IBPS Clerk 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions  Set-4:
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 insofar as they relate to the question. “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 is a “strong” argument and which is a “weak” argument.
Give answer
a)   if only argument I is “strong”.
b)   if only argument II is “strong”.
c)   if either I or II is “strong”.
d)   if neither I nor II is “strong”.
e)   if both I and II are “strong”.

1). Statement: Should Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) be entitled to dual citizenship?
I. Yes. This will bolster the intimacy of the NRIs with the Indian soil.
II. No. The move will not be fruitful for all NRIs because there is lack of provision for dual citizenship in many countries.

2). Statement: Should power theft be made a cognisable offence?
I. Yes. People do not use power honestly.
II. Yes. This will be a wise decision and will reduce antisocial activities in society.

3). Statement: Should reputed private driver training schools be allowed to issue driving licences?
I. Yes. This will enable more and more people to get driving licences.
II. No. This will increase the congestion of the vehicles on the road and will result in traffic jams too.

4). Statement: Should Antipiracy Bill be brought in the Parliament?
I. Yes. This will help the film industry to fight against piracy as a result of which the industry will be financially strong.
II. No. We have already provisions such as Copyright laws etc to fight against piracy.

5). Statement: Should a trouble-torn state like Jammu & Kashmir release separatist leaders without any condition?
I. Yes. Release of separatist leaders will be useful as a goodwill gesture to make the situation peaceful in the state.
II. No. Unconditional release of the separatist leaders will aggravate the existing situation because these leaders have not shown any flexibility in their views.

Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
There are seven friends, namely Poorna, Pankaj, Pramila, Priya, Prabhas, Prithvi and Punita. They work in the same organisation but in different departments, ie Sales, Production and Administration. There are at least two persons in the same department. Moreover, each of these seven friends has a different salary as well. No two of them have the same salary. In addition to this, some information is given as follows.
Prithvi works in Production department and earns more than only Punita.
Poorna does not work with Pankaj and Punita. Pankaj stands 4th from the top when arranged in descending order of their salaries.
Prabhas is neither from Sales not from the department where Priya works. Punita and Pramila are in the same department.
Priya works only with Pankaj but not in Sales department and she earns less than only Pramila and Prabhas.
At most three people can work in the same department.

6). Who among the following work in the Production department?
a)   Prithvi, Prabhas and Poorna
b)   Prithvi, Priya and Pankaj
c)   Pramila, Punita and Prithvi
d)   Prithvi, Poorna and Pramila
e)   None of these

7). Which of the following is definitely true about Pramila?
a)   She works in the Production department.
b)   She earns the most among all the friends.
c)   She works with Punita in the Administration department.
d)   All are true
e)   None of these

8). Among the following persons, Poorna works with whom?
a)   Priya
b)   Pramila
c)   Prabhas
d)   Cannot be determined
e)   None of these

9). Which of the following statements is/are false?
a)   Punita earns more than only Poorna.
b)   Prabhas works in the Administration department.
c)   The Sales department has the maximum number of persons working.
d)   All are false
e)   None of these

10). Who amongst them earns the most?
a)   Pramila
b)   Prabhas
c)   Punita
d)   Cannot be determined
e)   None of these

1)a   2)d   3)d   4)a   5)c   6)a   7)e   8)c   9)d   10)d 

1). I is strong because intimacy of NRIs with Indian soil will be helpful for Indian economy. II is a weak argument because a move can’t be restricted only because the move is not giving benefit to all of a kind.
Answer: a)

2). Answer: d)

3). I is weak because it is not desirable. Moreover, is falsely assumes that govt authorities can’t cope with the demand of driving licences. II is weak because it is not logical. It wrongly assumes that such a move will lead to a spurt in the number of vehicles.
Answer: d)

4). Only I is strong. II is not strong because we do not know whether the existing provisions are sufficient or not.
Answer: a)

5). I is strong because it will encourage non-violence and will make the environment conducive for peace. II is also strong because effort from only one side will not necessarily usher in desirable result. But the state can’t be both more and less peaceful at the same time. Hence either I or II follows.
Answer: c)

Direction (Q. 6-10):
Prithvi, Poorna and Prabhas
Punita, Pramila
Priya, Pankaj

Salary in descending order
1 = Pramila/Prabhas
2 = Pramila/Prabhas
3 = Priya
4 = Pankaj
5 = Poorna
6 = Prithvi
7 = Punita

Answer: a)
Answer: e)
Answer: c)
Answer: d)
Answer: d)



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