Reasoning quiz for Banking entrance exams

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This quiz consists of actual questions from
various Banking entrance exams held during the last few years. Leave your
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correct answers!

Directions (Q. 1-5) In each question below is given a
statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is
something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and
the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in
the statement.

Give answer
(1) if only Assumption I is implicit.

Give answer
(2) if only Assumption II is implicit.

Give answer
(3) if either Assumption I or II is implicit.

Give answer
(4) if neither Assumption I nor II is implicit.

Give answer
(5) if both Assumptions I and II are implicit.

1 .
Statement:  The city transport
corporation has introduced air-conditioned buses on various routes to attract
people travelling to their work places by car and hence, reduce congestion on
the roads.


I. Majority of the people may still prefer to travel
to their work places in their own cars.

II. Many people may now opt for these buses for
travelling to their work places.

2. Statement: The state government has announced an amnesty
scheme for all the housing societies defaulting on payment of municipal taxes
asking these societies to pay upfront six per cent of the dues and regularize
their status without any penalty.


I. Most of the defaulting housing societies may now
opt for amnesty scheme and pay up their dues.

II. Other housing societies which have been paying
their taxes regularly may file case against the government for discriminatory

Statement:  Mr. X started at 9.00 am from
his residence to attend a meeting scheduled to be held at 11.00 am and
instructed his assistant to meet him at the venue of the meeting and hand over
the relevant documents.


I. Mr. X may arrive at the meeting place before 11.00 am.

II. Mr. X’s assistant may be able to arrive at the venue
before commencement of the meeting.

4. Statement:  “If
you are a first class graduate with good communication skill and also have work
experience of at least two years in the sales related activities, you are
welcome in our organization” – An employment advertisement.


I. Many with good communication skills may not respond
to the advertisement.

II. All the first class graduates may posses good
communication skills.

5. Statement:
The railway authority has announced suspension of movements of train on the
main track within the city limit for carrying out major repair works during
Saturday and Sunday and advised the commuters to plan their journey


I. The
commuters may protest against the decision of the railway authority and may
disrupt other transport services.

II. The
municipal authority may be able to deploy additional buses during Saturday and
Sunday to help the commuters.

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

P, Q, R, S,
T, V and W are seven students of a college. Each of them has a favourite
subject from Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology, History, Geography and
Philosophy, not necessarily in the same order. Each of them also has a
favourite sport from Football, Cricket, Hockey, Volleyball, Badminton, Table
Tennis and Basketball, not necessarily in the same order.

R likes
Philosophy and his favourite sport is Hockey. The one who likes Football likes
English. T’s favourite sport is not Badminton or Table Tennis. V does not like
either History or Biology. The one whose favourite sport is Basketball does not
like Physics. W likes Chemistry and his favourite sport is Volleyball. S likes
Geography. Q’s favourite sport is Badminton. V does not like English and his
favourite sport is not Basketball. P’s favourite sport is Cricket. The one
whose favourite sport is Badminton does not like Biology.

6. Who
likes History?

(1) P            (2) R          
 (3) Q                (4) V                   (5) Data inadequate

7. Whose
favourite sport is Basketball?

(1) S          (2)
W            (3) Q               (4) Data inadequate               (5) None of these

8. Which
subject does T like?

(1) Biology

(2) Physics

(3) Chemistry

(4) Data inadequate

(5) None of these

9. What is
Q’s favourite sport?

(1) Cricket

(2) Table Tennis

(3) Chemistry

(4) Data inadequate

(5) None of these

10. Which
subject does P like?

(1) History

(2) Biology

(3) Chemistry

(4) Data inadequate

(5) None of these

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