Bank Exams - Reasoning Questions And Answers



Bank Exams Reasoning

Directions (Q.1-3): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient to answer the
questions. Read both the statements and give answer.

  • if the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone is not sufficient to answer the question.
  •  if the data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone is
  • not sufficient to answer the question.
  •  if the data either in statement I alone or statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
  •  if the data in statement I and II together is not sufficient to answer the question. 
  •  if the data in both statements I and II together is necessary to answer the question.


1. Seventeen people are standing in a straight line facing North. What is Bhavana's position from the left end of the line?

I. Sandeep is standing second to the left of Sheetal. Only five people stand between Sheetal and the one who is standing at the extreme right end of the line. Four people stand between Sandeep and Bhavana.
II. Anita is standing fourth to the left of Sheetal. Less than three people are standing between Bhavana and Anita.

2. Five letters‚ 'A, E, G, N and R' are arranged from left to right according to certain conditions. Which letter is placed third?

I. G is placed second to the right of A. E is on the immediate right of G. There are only two letters between R and G.
II. N is exactly between A and G. Neither A nor G is at the extreme end of the arrangement.

3. Six people‚ 'S, T, U, V, W and X'‚ are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. What is T's position with respect to X?

I. Only two people sit between U and W. X is second to the left of W. V and T are immediate neighbours of each other.
II. T is to the immediate right of V. There are only two people between T and S. X is an immediate neighbour of S but not of V.

Directions (Q.4-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

The convenience of online shopping is what I like best about it. Where else can you shop even at midnight wearing your night suit? You do not have to wait in a line or wait till the shop assistant is ready to help you with your purchases. It is a much better experience as compared to going to a retail store - A consumer's
view.

4. Which of the following can be a strong argument in favour of retail store owners?

1) Online shopping portals offer a great deal of discounts which retail stores offer only during the sale season.
2) One can compare a variety of products online which cannot be done at retail stores.
3) Many online shopping portals offer the 'cash on delivery' feature which is for those who are skeptical about online payment.
4) Many consumers prefer shopping at retail stores which are nearer to their houses.
5) In online shopping the customer may be deceived as he cannot touch the product he is paying for.

5. Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information.

1) One can shop online only at night.
2) Those who are not comfortable using computers can never enjoy the experience of online shopping.
3) All retail stores provide shopping assistants to each and every customers.
4) The consumer whose view is presented has shopped at retail stores as well as
online.
5) The customer whose view is presented does not have any retail stores in her vicinity.

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

Following are conditions for selecting Human Resources (HR) Manager in a company. The candidate must

(i) have secured at least 55 percent marks in the Entrance Examination.
(ii) have a Graduate Degree with at least 60 percent marks.
(iii) have a postgraduate Degree / Diploma in Human Resources Management/Business Management System.
(iv) be less than 30 years of age as on 01.09.2013.
(v) have secured at least 55 percent marks in Higher Secondary School Examination. In the case of a candidate who satisfies all conditions except
(a) (i) above, but has secured 65 percent marks in the final semester in Management and 45 percent marks in the Entrance Examination, will be recruited as Head HR.
(b) (v) above, but has post qualification work experience of one year in a company and has 50 percent marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination will be recruited as CEO of the company.

In each question below are given details of one candidate. You have to take one of the following courses of action based on the information provided and the conditions and subconditions given above and mark the appropriate course of action as your answer. You are not to assume anything other than the information
provided in each question. All these cases are given to you as on 01.09.2013.\

6. Shiva Kumar Kamath was born on August 13, 1987 and he has completed his post graduation in Human Resources Management. He secured 65 percent marks in the Entrance Examination and 60 percent in the Higher Secondary School Examination. He completed his Graduation with 62 percent marks.

1) Can be recruited as Head HR of the company.
2) Can be recruited as Manager HR of the company.
3) Data inadequate to take the company.
4) Can be recruited as CEO of the company.
5) Cannot be recruited in the company.

7. Rahil Khan is a post graduate in Business Management system. He was born on April 9, 1988. He secured 64 percent marks in Graduation and 70 percent marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination.

1) Can be recruited as Head HR of the company.
2) Can be recruited as Manager HR of the company.
3) Data inadequate to take the company.
4) Can be recruited as CEO of the company.
5) Cannot be recruited in the company.

8. Nakul Bhatnagar was born on May 17, 1985 and is a post graduate in Business Management System. He secured 71 percent marks in final semester and 50 percent marks in the Entrance Examination. He secured 60 percent marks in Higher Secondary School Examination. He completed Graduation with 63 percent marks.

1) Can be recruited as the Head HR of the company.
2) Can be recruited as Manager HR of the company.
3) Data inadequate to take a decision.
4) Can be recruited as CEO of the company.
5) Cannot be recruited in the company.

9. Manohar Tambe, a graduate with 58 percent marks, was born on March 3, 1984. He holds a post graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management. He has been working in a company for the past two years and has 60 percent marks in Higher Secondary School Examination.

1) Can be recruited as Head HR of the company.
2) Can be recruited as Manager HR of the company.
3) Data inadequate to take the company.
4) Can be recruited as CEO of the company.
5) Cannot be recruited in the company.

10. Swati Shinde was born on January 1, 1986. She has a work experience of five years in Human Resource Team of Law. She secured 60 percent marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination and 65 percent marks in the Entrance Examination. She secured 58 percent marks in graduation. She has completed her Diploma in Management with distinction.

1) Can be recruited as Head HR of the company.
2) Can be recruited as Manager HR of the company.
3) Data inadequate to take the company.
4) Can be recruited as CEO of the company.
5) Cannot be recruited in the company.

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