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# Reasoning: Inequality & Puzzles for SBI CLERK & Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (Q.1-5): In the following questions, the symbols @, \$, #, © and % are used with the following meaning as illustrated below.

‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.

‘P © Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.

‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.

‘P % Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.

‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.

Now, in each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

1. Statements: R # J,  J \$ D,  D @ K,  K % T

Conclusions:         I.   T # D                      II.  T @ D

III.  R # K                    IV.          J \$ T

1) Only either I or II is true

2) Only III is true

3) Only III and IV are true

4) Only either I or II and III are true

5) None of these

2. Statements: T % R,  R \$ M,  M @ D,  D © H

Conclusions:   I.   D % R                    II.  H # R

III.   T © M                IV.   T % D

1) Only I is true

2) Only I and IV are true

3) Only I and III are true

4) Only II and IV are true

5) None of these

3. Statements: M @ B,  B # N,  N \$ R,  R © K

Conclusions:   I.   K # B                      II.  R © B

III.  M \$ R                   IV.          N © M

1) Only I and III are true

2) Only I and II are true

3) Only II and IV are true

4) Only II, III and IV are true

5) None of these

4. Statements: F # H,  H @ M,  M © E,  E \$ J

Conclusions:   I.   J © M                     II.  E # H

III.   M © F                     IV.   F # E

1) Only I and II are true

2) Only II and III are true

3) Only I, II and III are true

4) Only II, III and IV are true

5) None of these

5. Statements: D % A,  A @ B,  B © K,  K % M

Conclusions:   I.   B \$ D                      II.  K # A

III.   M # B                     IV. A © M

1) Only I, II and IV are true

2) Only I, II and III are true

3) Only II, III and IV are true

4) Only I, III and IV are true

5) All I, II, III and IV are true

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

Raju, Ram, Rita and Reena are four students of different classroom coaching centres of ABC, a leading classroom coaching centre for IAS aspirants. Each belongs to a different state, ie UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Odisha, but not necessarily in the same order. ABC arranged an All India Mock-Test series for all the classroom coaching centres students of ABC in four cities Bangalore, Kolkata, Dehradun and Chennai. The students Raju, Ram, Rita and Reena appeared for the test series in different cities. When the results were declared they got first to fourth position in All-India ranking. They were  students of ABC, ie Lucknow, Delhi, Patna and Cuttack, but not necessarily in the same order.

The one who appeared at the Bangalore test centre got the 4th position in All-India ranking. But he is not Ram. The one who appeared at Chennai for the test got the first position. The one who belongs to Uttarakhand got the third position, while the one who studied at the Lucknow centre got the second position in All-India ranking. Raju and Ram studied neither at the Lucknow centre not at Delhi. They appeared for test neither at Kolkata nor at Dehradun. They belong neither to Odisha nor to Uttarakhand. The one who studied at the Patna centre does not belong to Bihar. The one who belongs to Uttarakhand is not Reena. The one who studied in Delhi did not appear for the test at Kolkata centre. The one who belongs to UP did not appear at Bangalore centre.

6.In which of the following cities did Raju appear for the test?

1) Bangalore

3) Chennai

4) Kolkata

7.Which of the following combinations is definitely true in respect of the given information?

1) Ram – Dehradun – 2

2) Rita – Bangalore – 4

3) Reena – Kolkata – 3

4) Raju – Chennai – 1

5) None is true

8.Ram belongs to which of the following states?

1) UP

2) Bihar

3) Odisha

4) Can’t say

5) None of these

9.Who got the second position in the All-India ranking?

1) Ram

2) Rita

3) Raju

4) Reena

5) Can’t say

10.Which of the following information is not true regarding Rita?

1) Rita got 3rd position in All-India ranking.

2) Rita belongs to UP.

3) Rita appeared for the test at the Dehradun centre.

4) She was a student of Delhi centre.

5) None of these