Model Questions for IBPS PO PRELIM Exam : Reasoning Set-21

Model Questions for IBPS PO PRELIM Exam : Reasoning Set-21

Directions: Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity. Mark answer

(1) if the ‘inference is ‘definitely true’, if it properly follows from the statement of facts given.
(2) if the inference is ‘probably true’ though not ‘definitely true’ in the light of the facts given.
(3) if the ‘data are inadequate’, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.
(4) if the inference is ‘probably false’, though not ‘definitely false’ in the light of the facts given.
(5) if the inference is ‘definitely false’, ie it ‘cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given for it contradicts the given facts.

From the beginning of the new year, the good news continues on the economic front. Following on the heels of encouraging GDP growth figures for the second quarters, we now have happy tidings on the trade front as well. November 2002 saw the country’s exports record a healthy 16% increase compared to the corresponding period last year. With this, the growth rate in exports for the first eight months of the current fiscal now stands at a robust 16%. Of course part of the reason for this apparently encouraging performance is because of the base effect - exports actually fell 0.8% during 2001-2002. But that is only part of the reason. For the rest, recovery in global trade ‘and to give credit where it is due, concerted efforts by exporters have played no small role.

1. The percentage growth in exports during 2002-2003 was mainly due to the decreased volume of exports during 2001-2002.

2.  The efforts put in by the Indian exporters were comparatively less than their counterparts in developed countries.

3. There has been substantial increase in the extent of trade all over the world during the last financial year.

4. During 200 1-2092, the quantum of the country’s exports, was about three-fourths of that in 2002-2003.

5. There has been a consistent drop in quantum of exports during last three years.

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Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:’

P, Q, R, S, T, V and Ware travelling in three different vehicles. There are at least two passengers in each vehicle I, II and III - and only one of them is a male. There are two engineers, two doctors and three teachers among them.

(i) R is a lady doctor and she does not travel with the pair of sisters, P and V.
(ii) Q, a male engineer, travels with only W, a teacher in vehicle I.
(iii) S is a male doctor.
(iv) Two persons belonging to the same profession do not travel in the same vehicle.
(v) P is not an engineer and travels in vehicle II.

6. What is V’s profession?

(1) Engineer
(2) Teacher
(3) Doctor
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

7. In which vehicle does R travel?

(1) I
(2) II
(3) III
(4) II or III
(5) None of these

8. Which of the following represents the three teachers?

(l) WTV
(2) WTP
(3) WTV or WTP
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these

9. Which of the following is not correct?

(1) T-Male- Teacher
(2) Q-Male-Engineer
(3) P-Female- Teacher
(4) V-Female- Teacher
(5) W-Female-Teacher

10. How many lady members are there among them?

(1) Three
(2) Four
(3) Three or Four
(4) Data inadequate
(5) None of these


1. (5) 2. (3) 3. (1) 4. (4) 5. (4) 6. (1) 7. (3) 8. (2) 9. (4) 10. (2)

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