# IBPS Clerk Reasoning Study Material PDF

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In IBPS Clerk 2017 exam, there will be 35 reasoning questions that should be answered in 35 minutes. There will be sectional cutoff, so candidates are advised to not neglect any section and attempt questions based on the difficulty and the expected cutoff. Reasoning consists of all type of questions like puzzles that will be difficult to simple number series and coding questions.

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Instructions:

EachÂ ofÂ theÂ questionsÂ belowÂ consistsÂ ofÂ aÂ questionÂ andÂ twoÂ statementsÂ numberedÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ givenÂ belowÂ it.Â YouÂ haveÂ toÂ decideÂ whetherÂ theÂ dataÂ providedÂ inÂ theÂ statementsÂ areÂ sufficientÂ toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.Â ReadÂ bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ and–

QuestionÂ 1:

HowÂ isÂ DÂ relatedÂ toÂ MÂ ?
I.Â Mâ€™sÂ fatherÂ hasÂ twoÂ daughters
II.Â KÂ isÂ marriedÂ toÂ Dâ€™sÂ father

a)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
b)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
c)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ eitherÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneâ€™â€™Â orÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
d)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ givenÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherâ€™â€™Â areÂ â€˜â€™notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â and
e)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ necessaryâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.

QuestionÂ 2:

OnÂ whichÂ dayÂ ofÂ theÂ weekÂ didÂ ArunÂ visitÂ DelhiÂ ?
I.Â ArunÂ metÂ hisÂ friendÂ atÂ AgraÂ onÂ Wednesday.
II.Â ArunÂ reachedÂ PatnaÂ onÂ Friday,Â theÂ nextÂ dayÂ heÂ metÂ VilasÂ atÂ Delhi.

a)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
b)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
c)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ eitherÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneâ€™â€™Â orÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
d)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ givenÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherâ€™â€™Â areÂ â€˜â€™notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â and
e)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ necessaryâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.

QuestionÂ 3:

HowÂ manyÂ studentsÂ areÂ thereÂ inÂ aÂ rowÂ ?
I.Â ManojÂ isÂ theÂ thirdÂ fromÂ theÂ rightÂ end.
II.Â AshokÂ isÂ theÂ fifthÂ fromÂ theÂ leftÂ endÂ andÂ thirteenthÂ toÂ theÂ leftÂ ofÂ Manoj.

a)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
b)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
c)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ eitherÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneâ€™â€™Â orÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
d)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ givenÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherâ€™â€™Â areÂ â€˜â€™notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â and
e)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ necessaryâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.

QuestionÂ 4:

TowardsÂ whichÂ directionÂ isÂ BÂ fromÂ FÂ ?
I.Â SÂ isÂ toÂ theÂ southÂ ofÂ B.
II.Â FÂ isÂ toÂ theÂ westÂ ofÂ S.

a)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
b)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
c)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ eitherÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneâ€™â€™Â orÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
d)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ givenÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherâ€™â€™Â areÂ â€˜â€™notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â and
e)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ necessaryâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ que stion

QuestionÂ 5:

WhoÂ amongÂ M,Â N,Â DÂ andÂ PÂ isÂ theÂ youngestÂ ?
I.Â DÂ isÂ olderÂ thanÂ NÂ andÂ youngerÂ thanÂ MÂ andÂ P.
II.Â NÂ isÂ youngerÂ thanÂ DÂ andÂ M.

a)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
b)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â whileÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
c)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ eitherÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IÂ aloneâ€™â€™Â orÂ inÂ â€˜â€™statementÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.
d)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ givenÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherâ€™â€™Â areÂ â€˜â€™notÂ sufficientâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question,Â and
e)Â ifÂ theÂ dataÂ inÂ â€˜â€™bothÂ theÂ statementsÂ IÂ andÂ IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ necessaryâ€™â€™Â toÂ answerÂ theÂ question.

Solutions:Â Â (1Â toÂ 5)

Clearly,Â fromÂ IÂ aloneÂ &Â IIÂ alone,Â thereÂ isÂ noÂ infoÂ aboutÂ DÂ andÂ MÂ respectively.Â Thus,Â IÂ aloneÂ andÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ insufficient.Â IÂ &Â IIÂ :Â EvenÂ afterÂ combining,Â weÂ justÂ knowÂ thatÂ KÂ isÂ motherÂ ofÂ D.Â WeÂ can;’tÂ establishÂ aÂ relationÂ betweenÂ DÂ andÂ M.Â Thus,Â IÂ &Â IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ notÂ sufficient.

IÂ :Â Since,Â thereÂ isÂ noÂ dataÂ aboutÂ Delhi,Â weÂ cannotÂ findÂ whenÂ ArunÂ visitedÂ Delhi.
Thus,Â IÂ aloneÂ isÂ insufficient.
IIÂ :Â ArunÂ reachedÂ PatnaÂ onÂ FridayÂ andÂ heÂ wasÂ atÂ DelhiÂ nextÂ day.
=>Â ArunÂ visitedÂ DelhiÂ onÂ Saturday
Thus,Â IIÂ aloneÂ isÂ sufficient.

Clearly,Â IÂ &Â IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ insufficient,Â asÂ thereÂ isÂ noÂ specificÂ positionÂ mentionedÂ inÂ eachÂ ofÂ them.Â IÂ &Â IIÂ :Â LetÂ totalÂ studentsÂ inÂ theÂ rowÂ =Â xxÂ Manoj’sÂ positionÂ fromÂ rightÂ endÂ =Â 3rd
=>Â Manoj’sÂ positionÂ fromÂ leftÂ endÂ =Â (xxÂ +Â 1)-3Â [positionÂ fromÂ leftÂ +Â positionÂ fromÂ rightÂ =Â totalÂ +Â 1]
=Â xxÂ –Â 2
Ashok’sÂ positionÂ fromÂ leftÂ endÂ =Â 5th
Also,Â AshokÂ isÂ thirteenÂ toÂ theÂ leftÂ ofÂ Manoj,Â =>Â Ashok’sÂ positionÂ fromÂ leftÂ =Â (xxÂ –Â 2)Â –Â 13Â =Â xxÂ –Â 15
=>Â xxÂ –Â 15Â =Â 5
=>Â xxÂ =Â 20
Thus,Â IÂ &Â IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ sufficient.

Clearly,Â IÂ aloneÂ andÂ IIÂ aloneÂ areÂ notÂ sufficientÂ asÂ thereÂ isÂ noÂ infoÂ aboutÂ BÂ andÂ FÂ inÂ IÂ &Â IIÂ respectively.
IÂ &Â IIÂ :Â SÂ isÂ toÂ theÂ southÂ ofÂ BÂ andÂ FÂ isÂ toÂ theÂ westÂ ofÂ S.
=>Â FÂ isÂ toÂ theÂ southÂ westÂ ofÂ BÂ =>Â BÂ isÂ toÂ theÂ north-eastÂ ofÂ F.
Thus,Â IÂ &Â IIÂ togetherÂ areÂ sufficient.

IÂ :Â DÂ isÂ olderÂ thanÂ NÂ andÂ youngerÂ thanÂ MÂ andÂ P
=>Â M,Â PÂ >Â DÂ >Â N
=>Â NÂ isÂ theÂ youngest.
Thus,Â IÂ aloneÂ isÂ sufficient.
IIÂ :Â WeÂ haveÂ noÂ dataÂ aboutÂ P,Â henceÂ weÂ can’tÂ tellÂ aboutÂ whoÂ isÂ theÂ youngest.
Thus,Â IIÂ aloneÂ isÂ notÂ sufficient.

Instructions:

StudyÂ theÂ followingÂ informationÂ carefullyÂ andÂ answerÂ theÂ questionÂ givenÂ below
FollowingÂ areÂ theÂ conditionsÂ forÂ selectingÂ AccountsÂ OfficerÂ inÂ theÂ Organization
TheÂ candidateÂ must

(i)beÂ atÂ leastÂ 21Â yrÂ andÂ notÂ moreÂ thanÂ 26Â yrÂ asÂ onÂ 1.11.2011
(ii)beÂ aÂ commerceÂ graduateÂ (B.com)Â withÂ atleastÂ 55%Â marks
(iii)haveÂ workÂ experienceÂ ofÂ atÂ leastÂ 2Â yrÂ inÂ theÂ AccountsÂ DepartmentÂ ofÂ anÂ organization
(iv)haveÂ securedÂ atÂ leastÂ 50%Â marksÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ processÂ InÂ theÂ caseÂ ofÂ aÂ candidateÂ whoÂ fulfilsÂ allÂ theÂ conditionsÂ except

a:atÂ (i)aboveÂ butÂ atÂ leastÂ 21Â yrÂ oldÂ andÂ notÂ moreÂ thanÂ 28Â yrÂ oldÂ andÂ hasÂ workÂ experienceÂ ofÂ 5Â yrÂ asÂ AccountsÂ AssistantÂ inÂ anÂ organizationÂ his/herÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ GM-Accounts

b:atÂ (ii)aboveÂ butÂ hasÂ securedÂ atÂ leastÂ 50%Â marksÂ graduationÂ andÂ hasÂ securedÂ atÂ leastÂ 55%Â marksÂ inÂ selectionÂ processÂ his/herÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ VP-Accounts.

InÂ eachÂ questionÂ belowÂ detailsÂ ofÂ oneÂ candidateÂ areÂ providedÂ YouÂ haveÂ toÂ takeÂ oneÂ ofÂ theÂ followingÂ coursesÂ ofÂ actionsÂ basedÂ onÂ theÂ conditionsÂ givenÂ aboveÂ andÂ theÂ informationÂ providedÂ inÂ eachÂ questionÂ andÂ markÂ theÂ numberÂ ofÂ thatÂ courseÂ ofÂ actionÂ asÂ yourÂ answer

QuestionÂ 6:

UmeshÂ ChoksiÂ wasÂ bornÂ onÂ 25thÂ November,Â 1989Â HeÂ hasÂ securedÂ 60%Â aggregateÂ marksÂ inÂ B.comÂ andÂ 65%Â markÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ ProcessÂ HeÂ hasÂ beenÂ workingÂ inÂ theÂ AccountsÂ DepartmentÂ ofÂ anÂ organizationÂ forÂ theÂ pastÂ 3Â yr
a)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ GM-Accounts
b)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ VP-Accounts
c)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ selected
d)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ notÂ toÂ beÂ selected
e) IfÂ theÂ dataÂ providedÂ areÂ inadequateÂ toÂ takenÂ aÂ decision

QuestionÂ 7:

PratibhaÂ KaleÂ wasÂ bornÂ onÂ 6thÂ JuneÂ 1988.SheÂ hasÂ securedÂ 60%Â aggregateÂ marksÂ inÂ B.comÂ andÂ 49%Â marksÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ Process.Â SheÂ hasÂ beenÂ workingÂ inÂ theÂ AccountsÂ DepartmentÂ ofÂ anÂ OrganizationÂ forÂ theÂ pastÂ 3Â yr.
a)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ GM-Accounts
b)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ VP-Accounts
c)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ selected
d)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ notÂ toÂ beÂ selected
e) IfÂ theÂ dataÂ providedÂ areÂ inadequateÂ toÂ takenÂ aÂ decision

QuestionÂ 8:

ArunÂ PatilÂ hasÂ securedÂ 55%Â aggregateÂ marksÂ inÂ graduationÂ HeÂ hasÂ beenÂ workingÂ forÂ pastÂ 4Â yrÂ inÂ theÂ AccountsÂ DepartmentÂ ofÂ anÂ organization.HeÂ hasÂ securedÂ 50%Â marksÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ ProcessÂ HeÂ wasÂ bornÂ onÂ 12thÂ July,Â 1988.
a) IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ GM-Accounts
b)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ VP-Accounts
c)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ selected
d)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ notÂ toÂ beÂ selected
e) IfÂ theÂ dataÂ providedÂ areÂ inadequateÂ toÂ takeÂ aÂ decision

QuestionÂ 9:

PrabhaÂ DixitÂ wasÂ bornÂ onÂ 18thÂ AprilÂ 1985.Â SheÂ hasÂ beenÂ workingÂ asÂ AccountsÂ AssistantÂ inÂ anÂ organizationÂ forÂ theÂ pastÂ 5Â yrÂ SheÂ hasÂ securedÂ 60%Â aggregateÂ marksÂ inÂ B.comÂ andÂ 55%Â marksÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ Process.
a)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ GM-Accounts
b)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ VP-Accounts
c)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ selected
d)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ notÂ toÂ beÂ selected
e) IfÂ theÂ dataÂ providedÂ areÂ inadequateÂ toÂ takenÂ aÂ decision

QuestionÂ 10:

AmulÂ VermaÂ hasÂ securedÂ 50%Â aggregateÂ marksÂ inÂ B.comÂ andÂ 60%Â marksÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ ProcessÂ HeÂ hasÂ beenÂ workingÂ inÂ theÂ AccountsÂ DepartmentÂ ofÂ anÂ organizationÂ forÂ pastÂ 4Â yrÂ HwasÂ bornÂ onÂ 2ndÂ JanuaryÂ 1987.
a)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ GM-Accounts
b)Â IfÂ theÂ caseÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ referredÂ toÂ VP-Accounts
c)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ toÂ beÂ selected
d)Â IfÂ theÂ candidateÂ isÂ notÂ toÂ beÂ selected
e) IfÂ theÂ dataÂ providedÂ areÂ inadequateÂ toÂ takenÂ aÂ decision

SolutionsÂ (6Â toÂ 10)

TheÂ candidateÂ fulfilsÂ allÂ theÂ fourÂ conditions.Â ie
(i)beÂ atÂ leastÂ 21Â yrÂ andÂ notÂ moreÂ thanÂ 26Â yrÂ asÂ onÂ 1.11.2011
(ii)beÂ aÂ commerceÂ graduateÂ (B.com)Â withÂ atleastÂ 55%Â marks
(iii)haveÂ workÂ experienceÂ ofÂ atÂ leastÂ 2Â yrÂ inÂ theÂ AccountsÂ DepartmentÂ ofÂ anÂ organization
(iv)haveÂ securedÂ atÂ leastÂ 50%Â marksÂ inÂ theÂ SelectionÂ process
Hence,Â heÂ shouldÂ beÂ selected.

PratibhaÂ hasÂ aÂ veryÂ lowÂ scoreÂ inÂ theÂ selectionÂ process.Â TheÂ minimumÂ requiredÂ scoreÂ isÂ 50%,Â whereasÂ sheÂ scoredÂ onlyÂ 49%.Â So,Â sheÂ willÂ notÂ beÂ selected.