## 19 Sep 2016

### Mission IBPS PO 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions with Detailed Explanation

Mission IBPS PO 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions Set-10:
Dear Readers, Important Practice Reasoning Questions with explanation for Upcoming IBPS PO Exams was given here with explanation, candidates those who are preparing for those exams can use this practice questions.

1).Two statements (A) and (B) are given. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be ‘the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts relationship between these two statements.
(A)The road traffic between the two towns in the state has been disrupted since last week.
(B)The rail traffic between the two towns in the state has been disrupted since last week.
a)    If statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
b)    If statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.
c)    If both the statements (A) and (B) are independent causes.
d)    If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
e)    If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.
2).Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.
Statement: Should one close relative of a retiring government employee be given a job in government in India?
Arguments:
I. Yes, where else will the relative get a job like this?
II. No, it will close doors of government service to competent and needy youth.
a)    If only argument I is strong.
b)    If only argument II is strong.
c)    If either I or II strong.
d)    If neither I nor II strong.
e)    If both the arguments are strong
3). Statement: Should purchase of gold by individuals be restricted in India to improve its foreign exchange position?
Arguments:
I.              Yes, interference on customers’ right and freedom is desirable.
II.            No, business interest has to be guarded first.
a)    If only argument I is strong.
b)    If only argument II is strong.
c)    If either I or II strong.
d)    If neither I nor II strong.
e)    If both the arguments are strong.
4). In the question below, a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I,II and III. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Statement: Large number of students of the local school fell ill after having their midday meal provided by the school.
Course of action: I. The govt. should immediately suspend the school Principal.
II. The school authority should initiate an enquiry to find out the reason for student’s sickness.
III. The govt. should instruct all the schools in the state to suspend their
midday meal scheme till further order.
a)    Only I follows
b)    Only II follows
c)    Only III follows
d)    Only II and III follow
e)    None of these
Directions (Q. 5-8): Answer the questions on the basis of information given below.
Five business leaders, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Jack Welch, Laxmi Mittal, and Warren Buffet, were being judged for the award of Business leader of the year. The selection committee ranked them on five different parameters viz. empathy, vision, focus, creativity ,and intuition. The five leaders were given points on these five parameters. The topper gets 5 and the least gets 1 point. There are no ties. The person with highest total gets the award. Bill Gates gets the award by scoring 24. Warren Buffet gets 5 points in creativity and 3 points in intuition. Jack Welch got consistent score in 4 of the parameters. Their final standings were in alphabetical order of their names.
5).What is the overall score of Jack Welch?
a)    12
b)    13
c)    14
d)    Cannot be determined
e)    None of these
6).What is the rank of Donald Trump in creativity?
a)    1st
b)    2nd
c)    5th
d)    Cannot be determined
e)    None of these
7).what are the points scored by Jack Welch in intuition?
a)    1
b)    2
c)    4
d)    Cannot be determined
e)    None of these
8).If Laxmi Mittal scored his highest points in Empathy then what is the score of Donald Trump In vision?
a)    1
b)    2
c)    3
d)    4
e)    None of these
9).In the question below, a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I,II and III.A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true,  hen decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
Statement: Many teachers of the local school have tendered their resignation to the Principal to protest against the management’s decision of not implementing revised pay scales.
Course of action: I. The school management should accept the resignations and appoint new teachers.
II. The school management should persuade the teacher to continue with an assurance of considering the pay hike issue.
III. The school management should approach the govt. for guidelines.
a)    None follows
b)    Only either I or II follows
c)    Only III follows
d)    Only I follows
e)    Only II follow
10). Which of the following expressions is not necessarily true given the expression ‘P ≤ Q = R > S ≥ T’ is definitely true?
a)    Q ≥ P
b)    S < R
c)    P ≥ S
d)    R > T
e)    None of these
Explanation:
1). Bad weather or protests might be the reason for disruption of road traffic and rail traffic between two towns. Hence given statements are effects of some common cause.
2). I is weak because we can’t vitiate the system for one individual. II is strong. As the seats will be filled by close relatives of government employees, competent and other needy youths won’t get entry for govt. services.
3). I is weak because such interference cannot be desirable in a democracy, II is weak because it gives priority to business interest on foreign exchange position, which would not be in the interest of the country.
4). Enquiry should be initiated immediately to identify the reason for students falling ill, so that corrective measures can be taken to avoid such incidents in future. Hence statement II is a valid action.
Statement III is not valid and is extreme step to stop the program in all schools as it is unlikely that the same source can be the provider of food for all schools In a region. Unless that is known, III is an extreme step and not a valid course of action.

Directions(5-8):

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9).Accepting all the resignations does not ensure that issue will be solved. Newly appointed teachers might also expect higher salaries. Hence the statement is not a valid course of action.
Approaching government for guidelines does not make sense as government already has certain guidelines in place for educational institutes.
By providing an assurance, the school management can then discuss the issue with the stakeholders and arrive at a decision. In the interim, the school operations are also not affected.