Reasoning for Bank Probationary Officers Exams : Test 1


Reasoning is another very crucial section of Bank Probationary Officer and Bank Clerk Exams. In continuation with our preparatory series for Bank Probationary Officer & Bank Clerk Exams, we are now providing you test of Analytical Reasoning. You can also see the earlier series on English , Computer Awareness & General Awareness by clicking on the respective links.

Directions: In each question below are given two or three statements followed by three or four conclusions numbered I,II,III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the conclusions can, disregarding commonly known facts,  be logically derived. You should use a rough paper to do the logical calculations. 

1.Statements:  1.All locks are keys.
                        2.All keys are bats.
                        3.Some clocks are bats.

Conclusions: I.Some bats are locks.
                       II.Some clocks are keys.
                       III.All keys are locks.
(a) Only I and II follow             (b) Only II and III follow
(c) Only I follows                     (d) Only II follows
(e) Only I, II and III follow

2.Statements:1.Some cups are pots.
                        2.All pots are tubes.
                        3.All cups are bottles.

Conclusions: I.Some bottle are tubes.
                       II.Some pots are bottles.
                       III.Some tubes are cups.
(a) Only I and II follow            (b) Only II and III follow
(c) Only I andIII follow            (d) Only I,II andIII follow
(e) None follows.


3.Statements:1.All papers are books.
                        2.All bags are books.
                        3.Some purses are bags.

Conclusions: I.Some  papers are bags.
                       II.Some books are papers
                       III.Some books are purses.
(a) Only I follows.                         (b) Only II and III follow.
(c) Only I and III follow.                 (d) Only I and II follow
(e) Only I,II and III follow.


4.Statements:1.Some cars are jeeps.
                        2.All boxes are jeeps.
                        3.All pens are cars.

Conclusions: I.Some  cars are boxes.
                       II.No pen is jeep.
                       III.Some boxes are cars.
(a) None  follows.                         (b) Only I and II follow.
(c) Only II follows.                         (d) Only II and III follow
(e) Only I follows.

5.Statements:1.Some rats are cats.
                        2.Some cats are dogs.
                        3.No dog is a cow.

Conclusions: I.No cow is a cat.
                       II.No dog is a rat.
                       III.Some cats are rats.
(a) None  follows.                         (b) Only I and II follow.
(c) Only II and III follow.                 (d) Only III follow
(e) I,II and III follow.

6.Statements:1.Some stars are moons.
                        2.All moons are  planets.
                        3.Some stars are guns.

Conclusions: I.Some moons are planets.
                       II.Some moons are guns.
                       III.No star is a planet.
                       IV.Some stars are planets.
(a) Only I and either III or IV follow.       (b) Only I follows.
(c) Only III and IV follow.                        (d) Only IV follows.
(e) None of the above.

7.Statements:1.Some shirts are pants.
                        2.No tie is a pant.
                        3.Some ties are shoes.

Conclusions: I.Some shoes are pants.
                       II.Some  ties are shirts.
                       III.Some ties are pants.
                       IV.No pant is a shoe.
(a) Only II follows.                               (b) All of these.
(c) Only I and II follow.                        (d) Either I or IV follows.
(e) None of these.

8.Statements:1.Mangoes are oranges.
                        2.No orange is a banana.
                        3.Some  bananas are apples.

Conclusions: I.No banana is an apple.
                       II.Some mangoes are bananas.
                       III.No banana is an orange.
                       IV.No  orange is an apple.
(a) Only I and II follow.                                (b) Only II follows
(c) Only II and IV follow.                             (d) Only III follows
(e) None of these.


9.Statements:1.Some pens are books.
                        2.No pencil is a book.
                    
Conclusions: I.Some pens are not pencils.
                       II.All books are pencils.
                       III.No book is a pencil.
                       IV.Some books are pens.
(a) Only I,III and IV follow.                           (b) Only III and IV  follows
(c) Only I and II follow.                                 (d) Only I and either II or III follow
(e) None of the above


10.Statements:1.All reds are blues.
                           2.Some blues are blacks.
                    
Conclusions: I.Some blues are not blacks.
                       II.Some blues are reds.
                       III.Some red are blues.
                      IV.some blacks are reds.
(a) Only II and III  follow.                               (b) Only II follows
(c) Only II,III and IV follow.                            (d) Only III follows
(e) None of the above


ANSWERS:
  1.(c)       2.(d)        3.(b)             4.(a)       5.(d)        6.(e)        7.(d)        8.(d)
  9.(a)       10.(d)

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