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Dear Aspirants,
Reasoning Ability Section plays a pivotal role to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, all the exams have higher level of reasoning questions. The questions asked in this section are tricky and time-consuming. But, once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section will definitely award you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. 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.

1. Statements:         Some biscuits are chocolates.

                                   No chocolate is a pastry.

                                   All pastries are cakes.

Conclusions:  

I.    No biscuit is a pastry.

II.  Some cakes are biscuits.

III.  No pastry is a chocolate.

        1) Only I follows                  2) Both I and II follow

        3) Only III follows               4) All follow

        5) None of these

2. Statements: Some cars are jeeps.

                             Some jeeps are scooters.

                              All scooters are motorcycles.

 Conclusions:  

I.    Some jeeps are motorcycles.

II.  All motorcycles being cars is a possibility.

III.  All cars being scooters is a possibility.

        1) Only I follows                  2) Only I and II follow

        3) Only III follows               4) All follow

        5) None follows

3. Statements: Some books are papers.

                                   All papers are pencils.

                                   Some pencils are copies.

Conclusions: 

 I.   Some books are copies.

II.  Some books are pencils.

 III. Some papers are copies.

        1) Only II follows                2) Both I and III follow

        3) Only II and III follow    4) All I, II and III follow

        5) None follows

4. Statements: No cat is a dog.

                                   Some dogs are camels.

                                   No camel is a rat.

Conclusions:

 I.  Some camels are not cats.

II.  Some cats are not rats.

III. Some rats are not dogs.

        1) Only I and II follow       2) Only I and III follow

        3) Only II and III follow    4) Only II follows

        5) None of these

5. Statements:     All digits are numbers.

                                   Some numbers are alphabets.

                                   All alphabets are vowels.

Conclusions:

I.    All digits being vowels is a possibility.

II.  Some numbers are vowels.

III. Some numbers are digits.

        1) All follow                          2) Only II and III follow

        3) Only I and III follow      4) None follows

        5) None of these

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

To be admitted to IIFT course a candidate must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

        (i)    He/she should be between 20-25 years of age as on 1 July 2014.

        (ii)   He/she must have at least 62% marks in graduation.

        (iii) His/her marks in the entrance exam should be at least 60%.

        (iv)  He/she must have scored at least 50% in the interview.

        (v)   He/she should be able to pay `55000 per annum as tuition fee.

In the case of a candidate who satisfies all conditions except

(a) (iii) above, but have scored 60% marks in interview, hisher case will be referred to the HOD.

(b) (v) above, but have scored 75% marks in graduation, his/her case will be referred to the Director.

You are given the following cases as on 01.07.2014. Depending upon the information provided in each case and based on the conditions mentioned above, give your decision. You are not to assume anything. Give answer

6. Sanjiv Kumar is a commerce graduate with 65% marks and is 22 years old. He got 60% marks in the entrance exam and 52% marks in the interview. He is able to pay `55000 per annum as tuition fee.

        1) if the candidate is to be admitted.

        2) if the candidate is not to be admitted.

        3) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the Director.

        4) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the HOD.

        5) if the information provided is not adequate.

7. Sital was born on 28 February 1993 and is a graduate with 78% marks. She has scored 55% marks in the interview and 63% marks in the entrance exam. She is able to pay `50000 per annum as tuition fee.

        1) if the candidate is to be admitted.

        2) if the candidate is not to be admitted.

        3) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the Director.

        4) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the HOD.

        5) if the information provided is not adequate.

8. Priyanka is 21 years old and is a science graduate. She got more than 65% marks in the entrance exam and 60% marks in the interview. She can pay more than `55000 amount per annum as tuition fee.

        1) if the candidate is to be admitted.

        2) if the candidate is not to be admitted.

        3) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the Director.

        4) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the HOD.

        5) if the information provided is not adequate.

9. Suresh has scored 65% marks in graduation and was born on 14 May 1992. He got more than 60% marks in both entrance exams and the interview. He is unable to pay tuition fee.

        1) if the candidate is to be admitted.

        2) if the candidate is not to be admitted.

        3) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the Director.

        4) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the HOD.

        5) if the information provided is not adequate.

10. Gyan was born on 2nd January 1990. He got 62% marks in the interview and 58% marks in the entrance exam. He is graduate with 65% marks in science. He is able to pay `60000 per annum as tuition fee.

        1) if the candidate is to be admitted.

        2) if the candidate is not to be admitted.

        3) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the Director.

        4) if the candidate’s case is to be referred to the HOD.

        5) if the information provided is not adequate.

Answers:

1. 3

2. 4

3. 1

4. 5

5. 1

(6-10);

6. 1

7. 3

8. 5

9. 2

10. 4

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