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Directions (1-2): In each of the following questions, a question is followed by three statements numbered I, II and III. Read all the statements to find the answer to given question and then answer accordingly that which statement/s can give the answer alone/together.  (SBI PO MAINS 2017)

Q1. What is the direction of point U with respect to point X?

Statement I: Point R is 7 m to the North of point Q. Point P is 8 m to the West of point Q. Point R is 6 m to the West of point U.

Statement II: Point B is 9 m to the North of point A. Point P is 5 m to the North of point Z. Point Z is 4 m to the West of point A.

Statement III: Point C is 7 m to the East of point A. Point X is 2 m to the East of point F. Point F is 3 m to the North of point C

(a) Both I and III

(b) Both II and III

(c) All I, II and III

(d) II and either I or III

(e) Even I, II and III together are also not sufficient

Q2. What does the code ‘bp’ stand for in the given code language? (SBI PO MAINS 2017)

Statement I: In the language, ‘black white red’ is coded as ‘df dc or’ and ‘green blue grey’ is coded as ‘st hn wo’

Statement II: In the language, ‘blue pink brown’ is coded as ‘er bp hn’ and ‘pink blue white’ is coded as ‘hn or bp’

Statement III: In the language, ‘green violet orange’ is coded as ‘pa wo kl’ and ‘yellow pink brown’ is coded as ‘bp bi er’

(a) Both II and III

(b) I and either II or III

(c) II and either I or III

(d) Both I and III

(e) All I, II and III

Directions(3-7) – Each of the following questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Give Answer (IBPS CLERK MAINS 2016)

a) If the data in Statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question

b) If the data in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question,while the data in Statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question

c) If the data either in Statement I alone or Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question

d) If the data in both the Statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question

e) If the data in both the Statement I and II are together necessary to answer the question

3. What is the difference in the age of Paarth and Keshav?

I. Paarth is 20 years older than Mohan

II. Mohan is 2 years younger than Zorawar

4. The sum of ages of Manak, Neesha and Opendar is 50 years. What is Neesha’s age?

I. Neesha is 10 year older than Manak

II. Opendar is 30 year old

5. How many students are there in the class?

I. There are more than 20 but less than that 27 students in the class.

II. There are more than 24 but less than 31 students in the class. The number of students in the class can be divided into groups such that each group contains 5 students.

6. Among five friends – Jatin, Kalu, Lucky, Manish and Naresh each of a different height, who is the second tallest?

I. Naresh is taller than Manish and Kalu. Kalu is shorter than Manish.

II. Lucky is taller than Naresh. Jatin is not the tallest.

7. How is ‘call’ written in a code language?

I. ‘call me back’ is written as ‘531’ in that code language.

II. ‘you can call me any time’ is written as ‘94163’ in that code language

Direction (8-12): 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 provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer. a) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question. b) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question. c) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question. d) If the data in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question. e) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.(BOB 2016)

8. There are six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U sitting around a table. Who is on the immediate right of T?

I. Only U is sitting between T and P.

II. P is third to the right of S.

9. What is the shortest distance between two points `A’ and `B’?

I. ‘A’ is 15 km North from another point ‘ P’, which is to the East of ‘B’ at a distance of 22 km.

II. point ‘X’ is to the West of ‘B’ at a distance of 5.6 km and to the North of ‘A’ at a distance of 6.5 km.

10. Who is Kavita’s sister?

I. Sapna is the granddaughter of Amit, who is the father of Kavita’s father.

II. The name of Kavita’s sister starts with the letter ‘S’.

11. Who among the five friends Sumit, Tare, Mukesh, Vikrant and Basuki is the youngest?

I. Basuki is older than three of them but Sumit is younger than Mukesh.

II. Tare is older than Vikrant and Basuki.

12. What is the code for ‘book’ in a code language?

I. In that language `pik tik rik’means ‘I like reading’ and ‘mik nek bek fek’ means ‘this book is interesting’.

II. In the same language ‘pik tik mik rik’means ‘I like reading book’ and ‘mik juk pan’ means ‘you write book’.

Solutions:

1. (c) All I, II and III

2. (c) II and either I or III

3. (d)Relation between Paarth and Keshav can not be established with the help of both Statements I and II. So, both the statements are not sufficient to answer the question.

4. (e)

5. (e) From Statement I Number of Students in class = 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26 From Statement II Number of Students in class = 25 or 26 or 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 Since, number of students can be divided into groups of 5 students, therefore number of students must be multiple of 5. Number of students in the class = 25 or 30 On combining Statements I and II Number of students in the class = 25 Hence, the data in both the Statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

6. (d)From Statement I: Naresh > Manish > Kalu
From Statement II: Lucky > Naresh
Hence from both the Statements
Lucky > Naresh > Manish > Kalu
But height of Jatin is not clear.
Thus, second tallest friend can’t be determined.
Hence, data neither in Statement I nor in Statement II are sufficient to answer the question.

7. (d) Both the statements are not sufficient.

8. (d) Data in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the questions.

9. (c) Data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

10. (d) From statement I and II together still it is still not clear who is Kavita’s sister. It is not sure whether Sapna is sister or cousin of Kavita.

11. (d) From I and II : – Still we do not know who is the youngest.

12. (b) From II. we get code for book is “mik”.