The exam season has just begun. The most awaited notification of IBPS PO has also been released. Now, there is no looking back. With the change in the pattern and the vacancies nearly shrinking both the competition and the difficulty level would go up. We would be wrong if we say that Prelims is going to be the basic level and hence it would be easy. We have been witnessing the trend, that’s not the case at all. Though, the topics from where the questions come remain the same yet, the difficulty level can be played with. The level of the questions goes up which makes them quite lengthy to be handled. With the composite time remaining the same, lengthy questions are a bit tricky affair. In the reasoning section, the Venn Diagrams (Syllogisms) and the Puzzles are the areas where the students are prone to making the most mistakes. In this Shot, we bring to you 10 questions that do not fit completely in the prelims difficulty level but may very well be a part of the IBPS Prelims this year. Solve them with a stopwatch and see what we mean!

Good Luck! 🙂

1. Question 1

Directions: In the question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions. Taking the statements to be true select the conclusions that logically follow:

1. Statements:

  • All students are intelligent
  • Some students are lazy
  • No intelligent are smart

Conclusions:

(I) Some smart being lazy is a possibility
(II) No student is smart

1) If only conclusion (I) follows
2) If only conclusion (II) follows
3) If both conclusions (I) and (II) follow
4) If either (I) or (II) follows
5) If neither (I) nor (II) follows

2. Question 2

Directions: In the question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions. Taking the statements to be true select the conclusions that logically follow:

2. Statements:

  • Some lakes are streams
  • Some streams are waterfalls
  • All lakes are rivers

Conclusions:

(I) All waterfalls that are streams can never be lakes
(II) Some waterfalls are rivers

1) If only conclusion (II) follows
2) If neither (I) nor (II) follows
3) If only conclusion (II) follows
4) If either (I) or (II) follows
5) If both (I) and (II) follow

3. Question 3

Directions: In the question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions. Taking the statements to be true select the conclusions that logically follow:

3. Statements:

  • All men and women are officers
  • Some officers are on night duty
  • No night duty are children

Conclusions:

(I) Some of both men and women being children is a possibility
(II) Atleast some night duty are women

1) If both conclusions (I) and (II) follow
2) It only conclusion (II) follows
3) If either (I) or (II) follows
4) If only conclusion (I) follows
5) If neither (I) nor (II) follows

4. Question 4

Directions: In the question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions. Taking the statements to be true select the conclusions that logically follow:

4. Statements:

  • All men and women are officers
  • Some officers are on night duty
  • No night duty are children

Conclusions:

(I) All night duty that are men can be children
(II) All women being men is a possibility

1) If only conclusion (II) follows
2) If both (I) and (II) follow
3) If neither (I) nor (II) follows
4) If only conclusion (I) follows
5) If either (I) or (II) follows

5. Question 5

Directions: In the question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions. Taking the statements to be true select the conclusions that logically follow:

5. Statements:

  • All beaches are clean
  • Some clean are south
  • All south are crowded

Conclusions:

(I) Some crowded are beaches
(II) No beach is crowd

1) If only conclusion (II) follows
2) If both (I) and (II) follow
3) If only conclusion (I) follows
4) If neither (I) nor (II) follows
5) If either (I) or (II) follows

6. Question 6

Directions: Study the information given below and answer the question that follows:

There are eight members in M’s family who are sitting around in a circular garden facing the centre. Apart from the two youngest members who are students all others have different professions. M’s brother T is a lawyer and sits opposite his sister who is a dancer. Q who is a builder sits second to the left of the teacher who faces M. Only two people sit between the dancer and the builder. P is a painter and also the daughter in law of O. S is the daughter of Q. The two youngest members sit opposite facing each other. R is the daughter of P. Only three people sit between the painter and the builder. N is the son of the Chartered Accountant and sits between his mother and grandmother. M’s father sits to the immediate right of R who is his granddaughter.

6. How is the dancer related to M?

1) Daughter
2) Brother
3) Wife
4) Sister
5) Mother

7. Question 7

Directions: Study the information given below and answer the question that follows:

There are eight members in M’s family who are sitting around in a circular garden facing the centre. Apart from the two youngest members who are students all others have different professions. M’s brother T is a lawyer and sits opposite his sister who is a dancer. Q who is a builder sits second to the left of the teacher who faces M. Only two people sit between the dancer and the builder. P is a painter and also the daughter in law of O. S is the daughter of Q. The two youngest members sit opposite facing each other. R is the daughter of P. Only three people sit between the painter and the builder. N is the son of the Chartered Accountant and sits between his mother and grandmother. M’s father sits to the immediate right of R who is his granddaughter.

7. Which of the following are students?

1) R and S
2) N and R
3) N and O
4) T and P
5) O and Q

8. Question 8

Directions: Study the information given below and answer the question that follows:

There are eight members in M’s family who are sitting around in a circular garden facing the centre. Apart from the two youngest members who are students all others have different professions. M’s brother T is a lawyer and sits opposite his sister who is a dancer. Q who is a builder sits second to the left of the teacher who faces M. Only two people sit between the dancer and the builder. P is a painter and also the daughter in law of O. S is the daughter of Q. The two youngest members sit opposite facing each other. R is the daughter of P. Only three people sit between the painter and the builder. N is the son of the Chartered Accountant and sits between his mother and grandmother. M’s father sits to the immediate right of R who is his granddaughter.

8. Who is the Chartered Accountant?

1) M
2) R
3) S
4) None of the above
5) Cannot be determined

9. Question 9

Directions: Study the information given below and answer the question that follows:

There are eight members in M’s family who are sitting around in a circular garden facing the centre. Apart from the two youngest members who are students all others have different professions. M’s brother T is a lawyer and sits opposite his sister who is a dancer. Q who is a builder sits second to the left of the teacher who faces M. Only two people sit between the dancer and the builder. P is a painter and also the daughter in law of O. S is the daughter of Q. The two youngest members sit opposite facing each other. R is the daughter of P. Only three people sit between the painter and the builder. N is the son of the Chartered Accountant and sits between his mother and grandmother. M’s father sits to the immediate right of R who is his granddaughter.

9. How many children does Q have?

1) 0
2) 2
3) 4
4) 1
5) 3

10. Question 10

Directions: Study the information given below and answer the question that follows:

There are eight members in M’s family who are sitting around in a circular garden facing the centre. Apart from the two youngest members who are students all others have different professions. M’s brother T is a lawyer and sits opposite his sister who is a dancer. Q who is a builder sits second to the left of the teacher who faces M. Only two people sit between the dancer and the builder. P is a painter and also the daughter in law of O. S is the daughter of Q. The two youngest members sit opposite facing each other. R is the daughter of P. Only three people sit between the painter and the builder. N is the son of the Chartered Accountant and sits between his mother and grandmother. M’s father sits to the immediate right of R who is his granddaughter.

10. Who is the sister in law of the lawyer?

1) Dancer
2) Q
3) P
4) Teacher
5) R

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