Reasoning IBPS PO Mains Practice Set-1 For IBPS Exam

Reasoning IBPS PO Mains 2015 Practice Set-1 For IBPS Exam

Q.1-5. Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Statement- Macroeconomic economic indication seem to be positive and these numbers have come in the midst of a global slowdown –Finance Minister of India said

(A)India has potential to be the bright spot in the gloomy economic scenario.
(B)Fiscal deficit is coming down, Foreign exchange reserves are very hammer and inflation is very much under control.
(C)India’s economic growth is expected to improve despite unfavourable global winds.
(D)The government is giving special focus on improving the ease of doing business in the country with initiative like ‘make in India’ to boost the manufacturing sector.
(E)The global economy is trying to find a balance between slowdown in china and growth picking up in U.S .

Q.1. Which amongst (A),(B),(C),(D)and (E) can be inference of the statement?

(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E


Q.2. Which amongst (A),(B),(C),(D)and (E) is the conclusion for the given statement?



Q.3. Which amongst (A),(B),(C),(D)and (E) is “Assumption” for the given statement?



Q.4. Which amongst (A),(B),(C),(D)and(E) is the course of action for the economic growth of India?



Q.5. Which amongst (A),(B),(C),(D)and (E) shows the global action ?



Q.6-10. Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Statement: DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court to prove guilt and to exonerate the innocent. Because so many convicted felons have been cleared by DNA evidence, all cases in which someone was convicted largely on circumstantial evidence should be called into question and reviewed.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen this argument?

(1) One in three convictions today rests largely on DNA evidence.
(2) DNA evidence is admissible even after the statute of limitations has expired.
(3) Of every ten cases in which DNA evidence becomes available post-conviction, five convictions are overturned.
(4) DNA evidence is 99.8% accurate.
(5) DNA evidence is very difficult to falsify or tamper with.


Q.6. (3). The fact that would most strengthen this argument is the percentage of cases in which DNA evidence overturned prior convictions. If half of all cases resulted in erroneous convictions that were later cleared by DNA evidence, then that should certainly draw other convictions into doubt. The fact that one in three of today’s convictions rest on DNA evidence has no bearing on prior convictions, so choice a is incorrect. Similarly, the admissibility of DNA evidence (choice 2) has no bearing on the quality of prior convictions. That DNA evidence is accurate (choice 4) and difficult to tamper with (choice 5) strengthens the argument for the use of DNA evidence in court, but it does not directly strengthen the argument that prior convictions should be called into doubt.

Q.7. Statement: Morning Glory, the coffee shop on the corner, has lost nearly 50% of its business because a national retail coffee chain opainted up a store down the street. Instead of closing up shop, the owner of Morning Glory plans to draw in customers by offering coffee, tea, and pastries at much lower prices than the national coffee chain.

The owner’s plan of action is based on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT

(1) some customers will choose the coffee shop that offers the lowest price.
(2) the quality of Morning Glory’s coffee is comparable to that of the national coffee chain.
(3) Morning Glory can afford to cut its profit margin in order to lower prices.
(4) Morning Glory’s customers are very loyal.
(5) the national coffee chain will not lower its prices in order to compete with Morning Glory.


Q.7. (4). The owner’s plan—to lower prices to attract customers—assumes that some customers will choose the lower price (choice 1), that the quality of Morning Glory’s products is comparable to its competitor (choice 2), that Morning Glory can afford to offer lower prices (choice 3), and that its competitor will also not lower its prices (choice 5). The plan does not rest on any assumptions about the loyalty of Morning Glory customers (choice 4). Indeed, there is evidence that the customers are not loyal, because Morning Glory has already lost 50% of its business.

Q.8. Statement: With more and more classes being offered online, more and more students will earn their degrees in virtual universities. Students in California will graduate from schools in New York without ever leaving their state. Because online courses offer flexibility without geographic boundaries, virtual degrees will be in greater demand, and colleges and universities should invest the bulk of their resources in developing online degree programs.

All of the following, if true, are valid objections to this argument EXCEPT

(1) online courses are more time consuming for faculty to develop than regular courses.
(2) many students need the ability to attend class outside of regular classroom hours.
(3) some students prefer the traditional classroom to the virtual classroom.
(4) not every course is suitable for an online environment.
(5) there is no way to ensure the authenticity of a student’s work in an online environment.


Q.8. (2). All of the choices except 2 offer reasons why online degree programs are problematic, suggesting that resources should not be focused on developing online degree programs. Choice 2 offers support for the argument by stating that the flexibility of online classes will attract students who would not normally be able to attend regular classes.

Q.9. Statement: Property values in South Orange, New Jersey, have nearly doubled in the last six years. South Orange is located in Essex County, 17 miles from New York City.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the results described in the statement?

(1) the proximity of South Orange to New York City
(2) the completion of a direct rail line to New York City
(3) the addition of 240 housing units in South Orange
(4) improved schools and a renovated downtown in South Orange
(5) the relocation of a major technical corporation to Union, New Jersey, two miles from South Orange.


Q.9.(2). The direct rail line is the most logical explanation for an increase in property values. The proximity to New York City in itself (choice 1) would not necessarily increase property values, but the addition of public transportation that provides direct access to the city would make the town a more desirable place to live. When a place becomes more desirable, real-estate values increase. Choice 3, the addition of housing units, is likely an effect of the direct rail line and an increase in the desirability of the location. The improvement of the schools and the renovation of the downt (choice 4) may or may not be related to the increase in property values. It would be logical to conclude that funds for improving the schools and downtown could be gleaned from additional resources from increased property taxes, another effect of increased property values. The relocation of a major corporation to a neighbouring town (choice 5) could account for the increased desirability of property in South Orange, but the direct access to the city is a more compelling reason. Perhaps a few hundred persons may work in the corporation, but many thousands are likely to want an easy commute to the city.

Q.10. Statement: One out of four heart surgery patients at St.Vincent’s dies from complications during surgery. Only one out of six heart surgery patients at St.Mary’s dies from complications during surgery. If you need heart surgery, make sure you go to St.Mary’s, not St.Vincent’s. Which of the following, if true, is the best reason to reject this argument?

(1) St.Vincent’s specializes in heart surgery for elderly and hammer-risk patients.
(2) St.Mary’s surgical equipment is more up to date than St.Vincent’s.
(3) St.Vincent’s has the most renowned heart surgeon in the country on its staff.
(4) St.Vincent’s offers flexible payment options for balances not covered by insurance.
(5) Two doctors who used to work at St.Mary’s now work at St.Vincent’s.


Q.10. (1)

Q.11-15. Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: Six students must participate in a committee—either the dance committee or the parade committee—to organize the homecoming weekend activities. Each of the six students—Q, R, S, T, V, and X—will be on one of the committees. The participation of the students will be in accordance with the following conditions:

(i) If Q is on the parade committee, T is on the dance committee.
(ii) V is on the parade committee if T is on the parade committee.
(iii) X and V are always on different committees.
(iv) S in on the dance committee if T is on the dance committee.
(v) At least two students must participate in each committee.

Q.11. Which one of the following could be a complete and accurate assignment of students to committees?

(1) Dance: S, T, X Parade: Q, R, V
(2) Dance: R, T, X Parade: Q, S, V
(3) Dance: S, T, V, X Parade: Q, R
(4) Dance: R, S, X Parade: Q, T, V
(5) Dance: Q, V Parade: R, S, T, X

Q.12. Which one of the following cannot be a pair of students on the parade committee?

(1) Q and R
(2) Q and S
(3) T and R
(4) T and S
(5) R and X

Q.13. If there are exactly two students on the parade committee, then which one of the following must be true?

(1) T is on the parade committee.
(2) S is on the dance committee.
(3) Q is on the parade committee.
(4) R and X are on the dance committee.
(5) T and S are on the dance committee.

Q.14. Each of the following could be a complete list of the students on the parade committee


(1) Q, R, V
(2) S, R, T, V
(3) Q, V
(4) T, V
(5) Q, S, V


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