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# Reasoning: Puzzles & Syllogism for Banking Exams

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

Eight persons A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in a straight line facing the South. All of them belong to different states viz— Bihar, UP, MP, Rajsthan, Haryana, Tripura, Goa and Assam but not necessarily in the same order. Z sits third to the left of the one who belongs to Goa. The one who belongs to MP sits immediate right of the one who belongs to Goa. C sits second to the right of the one who belongs to MP. The one who belongs to UP sits second to the left of the one who belongs to Assam. Neither Z nor C belongs to Assam. Only two people sit between X and the one who belongs to MP. The one who belongs to Bihar and the one who belongs to Tripura are immediate neighbours. Z does not belong to either Bihar or Tripura. A sits second to the left of the one who belongs to Bihar. There are two people sit between B and the one who belongs to Rajsthan. Z does not belong to Rajsthan. X and Z are immediate neighbours. W sits second to the right of the one who belongs to Bihar. The one who belongs to Rajsthan sits on one of the extreme end of the line. Y is an immediate neighbour of the one who belongs to Goa.

1.Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which one does not belong to that group ?

1) W – Bihar

2) B – Tripura

3) D – Goa

4) Y – UP

5) A – Haryana

2.Which of the following statements is true ?

1) The one who belongs to MP sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.

2) Z belongs to UP.

3) D is an immediate neighbour of Y.

4) All are true.

5) None is true

3.Which of the following statements is/are NOT true?

1) The one who belongs to Goa is the immediate neighbour of the one who belongs to MP.

2) The person belonging to Bihar is second to the left of the one who is immediate right to the person belonging to Tripura.

3)The person belonging to Haryana sits immediate right to Z and immediate left to the person belonging to Goa.

4) All are true

5) None of these

4.Who amongst the following sits second to the left of the one who belongs to Assam ?

1) The one who sits on immediate right of the one who belongs to Goa.

2) The one who sits second to the left of D.

3) The one who sits exactly between A and D.

4) The one who belongs to UP.

5) None of these

5.How many people sit between C and the one who belongs to Haryana ?

1) None

2) Same as the number of people sitting between A and the one who belongs to Rajsthan.

3) Same as the number of people sitting between the one who belongs to Assam and W.

4) Same as the number of people sitting between A and the person belonging to UP.

5) None of these

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Q.6-10.In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II & III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from 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.

Q.6. Statements : All flowers are trees. Some trees are houses. All houses are wheels.

Conclusions : I. Some wheels are trees. II. Some trees are flowers. III. Some wheels are  flowers.

(1) Only I and II follow

(2) Only I and III follow

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) All I, II and III follow

(5) None of these

Q.7. Statements : Some radios are telephones. All telephones are mirrors. All mirrors are desks.

Conclusions : I. Some radios are desks. II. Some radios are mirrors. III. Some desks are telephones.

(1) Only I and II follow

(2) Only I and III follow

(3) Only II and III follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of these

Q.8. Statements : All furnitures are jungles. No jungle is road. Some roads are hills.

Conclusions : I. Some roads are furnitures. II. Some jungles are furnitures. III. Some hills are jungles.

(1) Only I follows

(2) Only II follows

(3) Only III follows

(4) Only I and II follow

(5) None of these

Q.9. Statements : All bricks are stones. Some stones are rocks. All rocks are mountains.

Conclusions : I. Some mountains are stones. II. Some mountains are bricks. III. Some stones are bricks.

(1) Only I follows

(2) Only III follows

(3) Only I and III follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of these

Q.10. Statements :Some students are school. Some college are school. Some students are teacher. All college are university.
Conclusions :
I. Some teacher are college. II. Some college being students is a possibility.

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