Mission SBI PO 2017: Reasoning Practice Questions (With Explanation)

    Mission SBI PO 2017: Reasoning Practice Questions
    Mission SBI PO 2017: Reasoning Practice Questions:
    Dear Readers, Important Practice Reasoning Questions for SBI PO 2017 Exam was given here with Solutions. Aspirants those who are preparing for SBI PO and all other Competitive examination can use this.

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    Directions (01-05): This question consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data give in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and -choose the most appropriate option.
    1). Among V, W, X, Y and Z, seated in a straight line, facing north, who sits exactly in the middle of the line?
    I. W sits third to the right of Z. X is an immediate neighbour of W. V sits on the immediate left of Y.
    II. X sits at one of the extreme ends of the line. Only two people sit between X and V. Y sits on the immediate right of V. Y does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line.
    a)  The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
    b)  The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    c)  The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    d)  The data in both the statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    e)  The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    2). Out of P, Q, R, S and T, does R earn more than Rs. 40,000?
    I. S earns more than only R and T. P earns the maximum. T earns Rs. 50,000.
    II. Q earns less than only P. R earns less than Q. Q earns Rs. 80,000.
    a)  The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
    b)  The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    c)  The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    d)  The data in both statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    e)  The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

    3). Among the six friends A, B, C, D, E and F, sitting around a circular table facing the centre, who sits on the immediate left of C?
    I. A sits second to left of C and third to right of F. B is an immediate neighbour of E.
    II. E is an immediate neighbour of both B and F. Only three people sit between B and D. F is an immediate neighbour of C.
    a)  The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
    b)  The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    c)  The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    d)  The data in both the statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    e)  The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II ‘alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    4
    ). How is ‘success’ written in the code language?
    I. `success is necessary evil’ is written as ‘8145’ and ‘evil is amongst us’ is written as ‘3874’.
    II.‘marketing is magic mantra’ is written as ‘4629’. and ‘success mantra is marketing’ is written as ‘2564’.
    a)  The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
    b)  The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    c)  The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
    d)  The data in both the statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    e)  The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

    5). A five-storey building (consisting of a ground floor and four floors on top of it such that the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it numbered 2 and so on till the topmost floor is numbered 5) houses different people, viz H, I, J, K and L. Who lives on the lowermost floor (ie floor no. I)?
    I. J lives on floor no. 3. K lives immediately below L. K lives on an even-numbered floor
    II. Only two people live between L and H. L lives above H. J lives immediately below K. J lives on an odd-numbered floor.
    a)  The data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
    b)  The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    c)  The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    d)  The data in both statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    e)  The data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question

    Directions (06 to 10): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer.

    a)  if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    b)  if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
    c)  if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
    d)  if the data in both statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    e)  if the data in both statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    6). Do A, B and C sit in the same line?
    I. K is 3m towards north of Q. R is 6m towards west of K. C is 3m towards north of K. B is 3m towards east of A, who is towards east of C.
    II. C is 5m towards north of K. B is 2m towards east of C. Q is 4m towards east of B.
    7). Who is brother-in-law of K?
    I. K is married to brother of R. P is daughter of K. B has no child.
    II. B and J are the two brothers of sister R.
    8). Who among A, K, M, P and R is the lightest?
    I. P is heavier than M, R and K, but lighter than A.
    II. M is lighter than P and A, but heavier than K.
    9). Eight friends L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are sitting in a straight line facing north. Who is sitting at the ends of the row?
    I. S is fourth to the right of O, who is the immediate neighbour of N. L is second to the left of N, who is third to the left of Q.
    II. L is fourth to the left of O and sits at an end of the row. N is fourth to the right of S, who is not an immediate neighbour of O.
    10). Among A, P, V, I and W, is W greater than V?
    I. P is either greater than or equal to V, who is either smaller than or equal to A. A is greater than I, who is equal to W.
    II. A is greater than V and either smaller than or equal to P, who is equal to I, and W is greater than I.
    Answer Key:
    1)A 2)B 3)E 4)C 5)C 6)A 7)E 8)D 9)A 10)B
    Solutions with Detailed Explanation:
    1). From I:
    Hence Y is in the middle of the line.
    From II:
    Hence Y is in the middle of line.
    Answer is: A

    2). From I:
    We don’t know if R earns more than T. So I alone is not sufficient to answer the question,
    From II:
    Hence II alone is not sufficient.
    Answer is: B
    3). From I:
    Hence D is on the immediate left of C.
    I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
    From II:
    Hence F or D is on immediate left of C.
    Thus, II is not sufficient to answer.
    Answer is: E

    4). From I:
    Success is necessary evil -> 8 1 4 5 …(i)
    Evil is amongst us -> 3 8 7 4 …(ii)
    From (i) and (ii),
    Evil/is -> 8/4 ….(iii)
    From II:
    Marketing is magic mantra -> 4 6 2 9 ….(iv)
    Success mantra is marketing -> 2 5 6 4 ..(v)
    From (iv) and (v)
    Success -> 5
    Hence only II is sufficient to answer the question.
    Answer is: C
    5). From II:
    L-5
    K-4
    J-3
    H-2
    I-1
    Hence I lives on floor no. 1.
    Answer is: C

    6). From I:
    Hence only I is sufficient to answer the question.
    From II: There is nothing say about A. Hence II is not sufficient to answer the question.
    Answer is: A
    7). From both I and II.
    Hence, both are sufficient to answer the question.
    Answer is: E
    8). From I: A> P> M, R, K
    From II. A, P> M> K
    From I and II: A> P> R> M> K
    Or A> P> M> R> K
    Or A> P> M> K> P
    Thus, either K or R is the lightest.
    Answer is: D
    9). From I: L _ N O _ Q _ S
    Only I is sufficient to answer the question.
    Answer is: A
    10). From I:
    We can’t compare between V and W.
    From II:
    Hence only II is sufficient to answer the question.
    Answer is: B

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