IBPS-RRBs Officer Scale-I Previous Year Exam Paper - 2014, "Reasoning"

IBPS-RRBs Officer Scale-1 Previous Year Exam Paper - 2014

Subject : Reasoning

Based on Memory

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) These questions consist of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and choose the most appropriate option.

1. Among friends M, N, O, P, Q and R, who is the second heaviest?

I. O is heavier than only two friends. P is heavier than Q but lighter than N. R is the heaviest.
II. M is lighter than only two friends. N is heavier than O but lighter than R. P is heavier than only Q.

(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(c) The data in statements I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(d) 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.
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

2. Among six people E, F, G, H, I, J standing around a circle facing the centre, what is the position of G with respect to F?

I. E stands second to the right of G. Only one person stands between E and I. F is an immediate neighbour of G.
II. Only two people sit between G and H. H is an immediate neighbour of both I and E. F is not an immediate neighbour of I.

(a) 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.
(b) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(c) 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 qusetion.
(d) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the qustion.
(e) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the quesiton.

3. In which month of the year did Rahul go abroad for his vacation?

I. Rahul correctly remembers that he went for his vacation in the first half of the year.
II. Rahul’s friend correctly remembers that he went for his vacation after 31st March and before 1st May.

(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

4. How many marks has Suman scoredd in a test having 20 maximum marks.

I. Suman scored two-digit even marks in the test.
II. Suman scored more than 14 but less than 18 marks in the test.

(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(c) The data in statement I alone are sufficient I alone are sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(d) 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.
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

5. Who among P, Q, R, S and T is the tallest?

I. P is taller than Q, T is not the tallest.
II. R is taller than P, S is not the tallest.

(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(c) The data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(d) 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.
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

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6. What is the age of Rakesh in a group of four members?

I. Rakesh, Vimal and Sandeep are all of same age.
II. Total age of Vimal, Kunal and Sandeep is 32 years and Kunal is as old as Vimal and Sandeep together.

(a) The data either in statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(b) The data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(e) The data even in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.

Directions (Q. Nos. 7-10) Read the given information carefully and answer the questions.
Each of the six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U has a different weight. R is heavier than T but lighter than U. Q is lighter only than P. T is not the lightest. T weighs 50 kg. The one who is the third heaviest weighs 63 kg.

7. Who is the third lightest?

(a) Q
(b) U
(c) R
(d) T
(e) P

8. Whose weight could possibly be 49 kg?

(a) S
(b) Q
(c) P
(d) R
(e) U

9. Which of the following weights correctly represents possible weight of R?

(a) 65 kg
(b) 48 kg
(c) 67 kg
(d) 61 kg
(e) 63 kg

10. Which of the following could possibly be the weight of Q?

(a) 65 kg
(b) 60 kg
(c) 62 kg
(d) 58 kg
(e) 55 kg

11. Read the following information carefully and answer the question which follows :
As more and more NRIs invest in property in city A, more than 100000 flats are lying vacant even as a large number of people struggle to get good accommodation in the city.

Which of the following statements represents the best possible COURSE OF ACTION in order to deal with the situation?

(a) A vacancy tax should be introduced in order to compel the owners to at least rent out the property.
(b) Purchase of property should not be allowed unless it is used for self-residential purpose.
(c) No NRI should be allowed to invest in property anywhere in India in order to protect the interests of the residents.
(d) Residents of city A should be advised to reside in neighbouring cities where the population density is comparatively lower.
(e) Property prices should be decreased considerably by the government in order to allow everyone to buy as many properties as possible.

12. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word ‘SCHEDULE’, each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as they have between them in the English alphabetical series?

(a) Three
(b) None
(c) More than three
(d) One
(e) Two

13. Read the following information carefully and answer the question which follows :
It has been recently reported that the country’s low-cost domestic airline recently lost as many as 40 commanders or senior pilots mainly to Gulf airlines in the last one year. “Gulf airlines, have hired many pilots in big numbers in recent months and most of the senior pilots have opted for these airlines as they have been unhappy with the domestic airline for quite some time.” Source said.

Which of the following statements represents an appropriate COURSE OF ACTION to be taken by the airline in order to curtail this problem?

(a) The airline should increase the salary of all the employees and increment of the employees should be as per their grade.
(b) The airline should examine the reason for the high rate of attrition among senior employees and should focus on dealing with the concerns of the employees.
(c) The airline should recruit only those pilots who are willing to sign a bond of 5 years.
(d) The airline should improve their recruitment policies and should test the loyalty and integrity of the employees before they decide to hire them.
(e) The airline should focus on recruiting younger pilots and providing them with good training rather than focusing on retaining senior pilots.

14. Which of the following will come in the place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the English alphabetical order?

AN CQ ET GW ?

(a) HZ
(b) GY
(c) IZ
(d) HY
(e) IX

Directions (Q. Nos. 15-19) In these questions, relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statement and select the appropriate answer.

15. Statements

P < L £ A >
M = K ³ E

Conclusions

I. K £ L
II. P < E

(a) Only Conclusion II is true.
(b) Either Conclusion I or II is true.
(c) Both Conclusion I and II are true.
(d) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
(e) Only Conclusion I is tr

16. Statements

P > R = A < Y;
D < A

Conclusions

I. P > D
II. D < Y

(a) Both Conclusions I and II are true.
(b) Only Conclusion I is true.
(c) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
(d) Either Conclusion I or II is true.
(e) Only Conclusion II is true.

17. Statements

P > R = A < Y;
D < A

Conclusions

I. P < Y
II. R £ D

(a) Both Conclusions I and II are true.
(b) Neither Conclusions I nor II is true.
(c) Only Conclusion I is true.
(d) Only Conclusion II is true.
(e) Either Conclusion I or II is true.

18. Statements

C ³ R > A = S £ H
R < P < Q

Conclusions

I. C > S
II. P < C

(a) Either Conclusion I or II is true.
(b) Both Conclusions I and II are true.
(c) Only Conclusion II is true.
(d) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true.
(e) Only Conclusion I is true.

19. Statements

C ³ R > A = S < H
R < P < Q

Conclusions

I. H ³ R
II. R < Q

(a) Both Conclusions I and II are true.
(b) Only Conclusion II is true.
(c) Only Conclusion I is true.
(d) Either Conclusion I or II is true.
(e) Neither Conclusion I nor II is true.

Directions (Q. Nos. 20-24) Study the following information to answer the questions :
In a certain code,

rural and urban divide is written as ‘na ku zu la’,

gap in rural infrastructure is written as ‘kt la vm pi’

urban planning more important is written as ‘ti na cu bu’,

more divide than gap is written as ‘pi cu dm zu’.

(All codes are two letter codes only)

20. What is the code for ‘and’ in the given code language?

(a) ku
(b) zu
(c) dm
(d) la
(e) na

21. Which of the following may represent ‘important theory planning’ in the given code language?

(a) la bu ti
(b) ti bu kt
(c) bu pi ti
(d) bu xt ti
(e) gm ti vm

22. Which of the following represents ‘more rural’ in the given code language?

(a) cu pi
(b) vm la
(c) la cu
(d) cu ti
(e) la ku

23. What does the code ‘dm’ stand for in the given code language?

(a) Either ‘gap’ or ‘more’
(b) than
(c) divide
(d) more
(e) gap

24. What is the code for ‘infrastructure’ in the given code language?

(a) zu
(b) na
(c) Either ‘kt’ or ‘vm’
(d) ta
(e) pi

25. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters ‘NOEC’ using all the letters, but, each letter only once in each word?

(a) Three
(b) None
(c) One
(d) Two
(e) More than three

Directions (Q. Nos. 26-30) In these questions, there are three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decidewhich of the given conclusions logically follows form the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

26. Statements

All railways are trains. No train is a station. Some stations are platforms.

Conclusions

I. All railways being platforms is a possibility.
II. No railway is a station.

(a) Only Conclusion I follows.
(b) Only Conclusion II follows.
(c) Both Conclusion I and II follows.
(d) Either Conclusion I or II follows.
(e) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows.

27. Statements

All erasers are sharpeners. All sharpeners are pencils. Some pencils are pens.

Conclusions

I. No eraser is a pen.
II. All pencils are sharpeners.

(a) Only Conclusion I follows.
(b) Only Conclusion II follows.
(c) Either Conclusion I or II follows.
(d) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows.
(e) Both Conclusions I and II follow.

28. Statements

All winters are summers. Some summers are springs. No spring is an autumn.

Conclusions

I. At least some winters are springs.
II. Some autumns being summers is a possibility.

(a) Either Conclusion I or II follows.
(b) Both Conclusion I and II follow.
(c) Only Conclusion I follows
(d) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows.
(e) Only Conclusion II follows.

29. Statements

All erasers are sharpeners. All sharpeners are pencils. Some pencils are pens.

Conclusions

I. At least some sharpeners are pens.
II. No sharpener is a pen.

(a) Either Conclusion I or II follows.
(b) Only Conclusion II follows.
(c) Neither Conclusion I nor II follows.
(d) Only Conclusion I follows.
(e) Both Conclusions I and II follow.

30. Statements

All winters are summers. Some summers are springs. No spring is an autumn.

Conclusions

I. All summers can never be autumns.
II. At least some summers are winters.

(a) Either conclusion I or II follows.
(b) Both conclusion I and II follow.
(c) Neither conclusion I nor II follows.
(d) Only conclusion I follows.
(e) Only conclusion II follows.

Directions (Q. Nos. 31-35) Study the information and answer the given questions :

Seven people P, Q, R, S, T, U and V live on separate floors of a 7-floor building. Ground floor is numbered 1, first floor is numbered 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each one of these is travelling to a different city viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Patna, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Lucknow but not necessarily in the same order.

Only three people live above the floors o which P lives. Only one person lives between P and the one travelling to Bengaluru. U lives immediately below the one travelling to Mumbai. The one travelling to Mumbai lives on an even numbered floor. Only three people live between the ones travelling to Bengaluru and Patna.

T lives immediately above R. T is not ravelling to Patna. Only two people live between Q and the one travelling to Kolkata. The one travelling to Kolkata lives below the floor on which Q lives.

The one travelling to Delhi does note live immediately above or immediately below Q. S does not live immeidately above or immediately below P. V does not travel to Chennai.

31. Which of the following is true with respect to V as per the given information?

(a) The one who lives immediately below V is travelling to Mumbai.
(b) V lives on floor number 7.
(c) V lives immediately below T.
(d) V lives on the lowermost floor.
(e) V is travelling to Bengaluru.

32. Who among the following lives of floor number 3?

(a) The one travelling to Chennai.
(b) The one travelling to Kolkata.
(c) R
(d) V
(e) T

33. Who lives on the floor immediately above T?

(a) P
(b) Q
(c) S
(d) V
(e) U

34. To which of the following cities is S travelling?

(a) Mumbai
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Patna
(d) Kolkata
(e) Chennai

35. How many people live between the floors on which S and the one travelling to Mumbai live?

(a) None
(b) Two
(c) One
(d) More than three
(e) Three

Directions (Q. Nos. 36-40) Study the information and answer the given questions :

Nine friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I are sitting around a circular table (with equal distances between each other) facing the centre, but not necessarily in same order.

D sits second to the right of F. Only two people sit between D and C. H is an immediate neighbour of E. Neither H nor E is an immediate neighbour of C or D. Only two people sit between A and E. G sits third to the right of A. B sits second to the left of C. Only one person sits between C and E.

36. Who amongst the following sits exactly between A and I, when counted from the left side of A?

(a) F
(b) H
(c) D
(d) E
(e) C

37. If E and B interchange their places and so do A and C, then who will sit exactly between A and E?

(a) F
(b) G
(c) B
(d) C
(e) I

38. Four among the given five pairs are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement, and thus form a group. Which amongst the following pairs does not belong to the group?

(a) B, A
(b) I, E
(c) A, D
(d) G, C
(e) H, F

39. Who sits second to the right of G?

(a) I
(b) B
(c) C
(d) E
(e) F

40. According to the given arrangement, which of the following people sits between A and B?

(a) I
(b) B
(c) D
(d) G
(e) H

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