# Reasoning Quiz for IBPS PO Mains – Set 5

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Directions (1-3):

Seven participants A, B, C, D, E,
F and G are sitting in a straight line facing east. All of them have participated
in a hundred-metre race. B sits fourth to the right of the person whose rank is
6th in the race. Either B or the sixth ranker sits at the extreme and of the
line. Only one person sits between B and G. G is the third ranker. The person
whose rank is first sits third to the left of D. D is not an immediate neighbour
of G. Only one person sits between E and the person who finished at the second place.
A and C are immediate neighbours. A is not at the sixth rank. The person whose
rank is fifth sits third to the left of the person who finished seventh.
1. Who ranked at the
fourth place?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) F
2. E’s rank in the
race is
1) First 2) Second 3) Fifth 4) Sixth 5) Seventh
3. How many persons
are sitting between A and F?
1) One 2) Two 3) Three 4) Four 5) Five

Solutions –
Directions (4 – 8):
Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
In a certain code language ‘marks
in group discussion’ is written as ‘yo al na jo’, ‘marks in interview’ is written
as ‘na jo to’, ‘interview executive manager’ is written as ‘to pe mo’ and
‘referred to the general manager’ is written as ‘pe ca ra da la’.
4. What is the code
for ‘referred’?
1) ca
2) ra
3) da
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these
5. ‘referred to the
executive’ can be coded as
1) ca ra da mo
2) mo da ra la
3) ca la mo da
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these
6. Which of the
following is the code for ‘in’?
1) jo
2) na
3) Either jo or na
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these
7. ‘to’ is the code
for
1) interview
2) marks
3) executive
4) manager
5) None of these
8. Which of the
following can be a code for ‘discussion is necessary interview’?
1) al uo fo go
2) to al na go
3) to al uo fo
4) uo fo to go
5) Can’t be determined

Solutions –  ‘marks in group discussion’ – yo al na jo ….. (i)
‘marks in interview’ – na jo to ….. (ii)
‘interview executive manager’ – to pe mo ….. (iii)
‘referred to the general manager’ – pe ca ra da la ….. (iv)
From (i) and (ii) ‘marks’ – either jo or na ….. (v)
From (ii) and (iii) ‘interview’ – to ….. (vi)
From (iii) and (iv) ‘manager’ – pe ….. (vii)
From (iii), (vi) and (vii) ‘executive’ – mo ….. (viii)
From (i) and (v) ‘group’ – either ‘yo’ or ‘al’, ‘discussion’ either ‘yo’ or ‘al’
Directions (Q. 9):
9. According to a
recent government directive, all bank branches in rural areas should be computerized.

Which of the
following statements would weaken the
government’s argument?

1) Computerisation of bank branches in urban areas has
helped in making their performance more efficient and fast.
2) Lack of skilled and qualified manpower has been suitably
substituted by computers in banks.
3) Non – computerised bank branches in the rural areas have
been proved to be as efficient as their computerized counterparts.
4) The government has introduced a special test for computer
knowledge in all recruitment exams for banks.
5) Unemployment in the rural areas could be controlled by
training more and more professionals in computers.

Solutions – Option (3) would strengthen the argument of government.
10. If ‘B × C’ means ‘B is the daughter of C’, ‘B
+ C’ means ‘B is the husband of C’ and ‘B – C’ means ‘B is
the sister of C’, then what does ‘M + N – P
× Q’ mean?
1) M is the brother – in – law of Q
2) M is the uncle of Q
3) M is the son – in – law of Q
4) Q is the mother – in – law of M
5) None of these

Solutions –  M + N = M is the husband of N.
N – P = N is the sister of P.
P x Q = P is the daughter of Q.
Deductions
N and P are daughter of Q.
P is sister – in – law of M.
M is son – in – law of Q.

The Winners are:

1. Maumeeta

2. the fighter

3. Sandhya/Sheenam

Regards

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