Practice Reasoning Questions For SBI PO Prelims 2017 (Seating Arrangement& Syllogism)

Practice Reasoning Questions For SBI PO Prelims 2017 (Puzzle& Number Sequence)

[Dated: 28th April] Practice Reasoning Questions For SBI PO Prelims 2017 (Seating Arrangement& Syllogism:

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Eight friends P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. Those who sit at the four corners face the centre while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside (ie opposite the centre).
• V sits second to the right of R. R sits in the middle of one of the sides of the table.
• Only two people sit between V and Q. S is one of the immediate neighbours of Q.
• T sits second to the left of S.
• P sits second to the left of U.
• V is not an immediate neighbour of U.

1). How many people sit between R and T when counted from the right of R?
a)  None
b)  Four
c)  One
d)  Three
e)  Two

2). Which of the following is TRUE regarding P?
a)  Both T and R are immediate neighbours of P.
b)  Only three people sit between P and S.
c)  P sits in the middle of one of the sides.
d)  W sits second to the left of P.
e)  None of these

3). What is the position of V with respect to Q?
a)  Second to the left
b)  Third to the left
c)  Second to the right
d)  Fifth to the right
e)  Fifth to the left

4). Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form, a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a)  Q
b)  T
c)  S
d)  R
e)  V

5). Who sits second to the left of W?
a)  T
b)  U
c)  V
d)  S
e)  Q

Directions (Q. 6-10):In each question below are given two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
 Give answer
a)  If only conclusion I follows.
b)  If only conclusion II follows.
c)  If either conclusion I or II follows.
d)  If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
e)  If both conclusion I and II follow.

6). Statements:   All crafts are projects.
                             Some projects are missions.
 No mission is a guide.
Conclusions:
I.Some projects are guides.
II.No project is a guide.

7). Statements:   Some outputs are results.
All outputs are products.
All products are yields.
Conclusions:
I.No product is a result.
II.All yields are products.

8). Statements:   Some outputs are results.
All outputs are products.
All products are yields.
Conclusions:
 I. All outputs are yields.
 II. All results being yields is a possibility.

9). Statements:   No price is a rate.
All rates are expenses.
 Conclusions:
I.No expense is a price.
II.All prices being expenses is a possibility.

10). Statements: All crafts are projects.
Some projects are missions.
No mission is a guide.
Conclusions:
 I. No guide is a craft.
 II. At least some missions are crafts.

Explanation With Answer Key:

Directions (Q. 1-5):

1). Answer: D)
2). Answer: D)
3). Answer: E)
4). Answer: A)
5). Answer: E)

6). Answer: C)
 Some projects are missions (I) + No mission is a guide (E) = I + E = O = Some projects are not guides.
But conclusion I and II make a complementary pair (I-E). hence either onclusion I or II follows.

7). Answer: D)
Some outputs are results (I)àconversionàSome results are outputs (I) + All outputs are products (A) = I + A = I = Some results are products (I)àconversionàSome products are results (I). Hence conclusion I does not follow. Again, All
products are yields (A)àconversionàSome yields are products (I). Hence conclusion II does not follow.

8). Answer: E)
All outputs are products (A) + All products are yields (A) = A + A = A = All outputs are yields (A). Hence conclusion I follows.
Again, Some outputs are results (I)àconversionàSome results are outputs (I) + All outputs are yields (A) = I + A = I = Some results are yields. Thus, the possibility between result and yields in conclusion I exists. Hence conclusion II follows.

9). Answer: B)
No price is a rate (E) + All rates are expenses (A) = E +A = O*= Some expenses are not prices (O*). Thus, the possibility in II exists. Hence conclusion II follows. But conclusion I does not follow.

10). Answer: D)

All crafts are projects + Some projects are missions =A + I = No conclusion. Hence II does not follow. Since we can’t proceed further, I also does not follow.

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