## 5 Oct 2016

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

Mission IBPS PO 2016- Practice Reasoning Questions Set-24:
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.

Directions (Q.1-5): Five students; P,Q,R,S and T appeared in a test that comprises of five different languages namely English, Hindi, Sanskrit, French and German. Each student got a different rank in each of these five subjects and rank of no two students was the same in a subject. It is known that:
(i). P got 1st rank in German whereas S got 2nd rank in Hindi.
(ii). Q got 5th rank in English and T got 1st rank in French.
(iii). S got 4th rank in Sanskrit and the person who got 3rd rank in German got 5th rank in Sanskrit.
(iv). R’s rank in German was equal to T’s rank in Hindi and Q’s rank in German was equal to R’s rank in Sanskrit.
(v). T’s rank in German was equidistant from both his highest and lowest rank.

1). Who got the lowest rank in Hindi?
a)    Q
b)    T
c)    P
d)    R
e)    Can’t be determine

2). Who got the first rank in English?
a)    P
b)    R
c)    T
d)    Q
e)    None of these

3). Q’s rank in French was equal to whose rank in German?
a)    Q
b)    T
c)    R
d)    P
e)    S

4). Who got 1st rank in Sanskrit?
a)    Q
b)    R
c)    P
d)    S
e)    Can’t be determined

5). P got 2nd rank in which subject?
a)    Hindi
b)    Sanskrit
c)    French
d)    English
e)    Can’t be determined

6).Below in each question are given two statements(A) and (B). 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 choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
A. The average day temperature of the city has increased by about 2 degrees in the current year over the average of past ten years.
B. More people living in rural areas of the state have started migrating to the urban areas in comparison with the earlier year.
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 independent causes.
e)    If both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.

7). In question below is given a statement lowed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit the statement.

Statement: The government has decided to earmark a separate lane in the metropolis for passenger vehicles with more than one occupant.
Assumptions:
I. The move may help decongest the roads of the metropolis.
II. Many people may resort to pool car system to avoid traffic snarls.
a)    If only assumption I is implicit
b)    If only Assumption II is implicit.
c)    If either Assumption I or Assumption II is implicit.
d)    If neither Assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit.
e)    If both Assumption I and Assumption II are implicit.

8).In each question below a statement is given followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a practicable and feasible step or administrative decision to be taken for follow-up, improvement, 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, and decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follows(s) for pursuing.

Statement: A university librarian reported increased cases of theft of books from the library.
Courses of action:
I. Stricter security arrangements should be put in place in order to prevent such incidents.
II. All the students in the university should be made to pay a hefty fine in order to replace the lost books.
a)    If only I follows
b)    If only II follows
c)    If either I or II follows
d)    If neither I nor II follows
e)    If both I and II follow

9).In a certain code language PRECISE is written as FULCBPO. How would MONSOON be written in that code?
a)    OQRSNQQ
b)    NQQSKML
c)    OQRSKML
d)    OPQSKML
e)    None of these

10). If R is coded as 5, L is coded as 1,N is coded as 6, T is coded as 2, U is coded as 8, F is coded as 3, S is coded as 4, I is coded as 9,and G is coded as 7,what is the decoded form of 425967?
a)    TRINGS
b)    SLINGS
c)    STRING
d)    FUSING
e)    None of these

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

Explanation:

Directions (Q. 1-5):
 Hindi English Sanskrit French German P 5 4 3 2 1 Q 3 5 1 4 2 R 1 3 2 5 4 S 2 1 4 3 5 T 4 2 5 1 3
1).
2).
3).
4).
5).

6). The reason for increase in temperature could be deforestation or increase in pollution or some other cause
People migrate to urban areas in search of jobs or better living conditions
Hence, the reasons for the given statements are different

7). The reason for creating a separate lane in the metropolis for passenger vehicles with more than one occupant could be to reduce the road traffic. Hence, statement I is implicit
To avoid traffic snarls, people may pool car system as they will be able to use separate lane. Hence, statement II is also implicit

8). To avoid the thefts in the future, stricter security arrangements should be put in place . Hence, course of action I is valid
Asking all the students to pay a hefty fine is not a valid step.

9). First the given word is reversed and its letters are shifted in the below manner:
PRECISE
 E S I C E R P +1 +2 +3 0 -3 -2 -1 F U L C B P O
Similarly, for MONSOON
 N O O S N O M +1 +2 +3 0 -3 -2 -1 O Q R S K M L
Hence, it would be written as OQRSKML