Reasoning: Data Sufficiency Quiz Set 8

Data Sufficiency Reasoning Questions and Answers NICL AO, SBI PO, IBPS PO, NIACL, LIC, Dena Bank PO PGDBF, BOI, Bank of Baroda and other competitive exams

Directions (1-5): 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.

  1. How many people are sitting in the row? (All are facing North)
    Statement I: 2 people are sitting between D and E. S is immediate neighbor of D. F is sitting at extreme end of line. F is sitting third to the left of A.
    Statement II: A is sitting at third position from left end of row. B is sitting second to the right of A. B and C are immediate neighbors. 4 people are sitting between C and D, D is sitting at an extreme end and is left of A.
    Statement III:  B is sitting immediate left of C. There is one person sitting between A and B. 4 people are sitting to the right of A.
    A) All I, II and III
    B) Both II and III
    C) Either I and II together or III alone
    D) III and I or II
    E) Even I, II and III together are also not sufficient
    View Answer
      Option D
    Solution:
    From II: Arrangements is D __ A __ B C. Now from III, 4 people are sitting to the right of A. So 7 people in row.
    From I and III: We get 2 arrangements:
    F B C A _ _ _ _ OR F _ _ A _ B C _
    In both we get 8 people. So can be determined from I and III.
    From I and II: Arrangement is F D S A E B C. But D is also at extreme end. So this arrangement is not possible.
  2. In which direction is point E with respect to point K?
    Statement I: A is 4 m to the west of B, B is 4 m to the north of C. D is 5 m to the east of C.
    Statement II:  D is 3 m to the south of E. G is 5 m to the east of F. F is 2 m to the south of D. H is 4 m to the south of G.
    Statement III: J is 7 m to the west of K. L is 4 m to the north of K. L is 8 m to the south of J
    A) Both II and III
    B) II and either I or III
    C) Both I and II
    D) All I, II and III
    E) Even I, II and III together are also not sufficient
    View Answer
      Option E
    Solution:
    Statements I and II connect the points. But statement III which tells about point K cannot connect to other points in I and II.  
  3. What is the direction of point O with respect to point with respect to point I?
    Statement I: Point A is 5 m to the north of point P. point D is 4 m to the south of point C. Point P is 6 m to the east of point C.
    Statement II:  Point B is 3 m to the east of point P. Point I is 6 m to the east of point F. Point B is 4 m to the north of point F.
    Statement III: Point N is 2 m to the north of point M. Point A is 4 m to the west of point M. Point N is 6 m to the east of point O.
    A) All I, II and III
    B) Both II and III
    C) Only II
    D) II and both I and III
    E) Both I and II
    View Answer
      Option A
    From all I, II and III, O is north-west of I  
  4. How is B related to G?
    Statement I: A is father of B. S is the brother of B. E and G are siblings who are grandchildren of A.
    Statement II: P is married to A. P has only 2 sons and one is S. G is niece of S.
    Statement III: H is sister-in-law of B. D is sister of H. E is the daughter of D.
    A) Both I and II
    B) Both I and III
    C) All I, II and III
    D) I and either II or III
    E) Even I, II and III together are not sufficient.
    View Answer
      Option D
    Solution:
    From I and II, B is father of G.  P has only 2 sons and one is S, so other is B. Now: E and G are siblings who are grandchildren of A and G is niece of S. So B is father of E and G.
    From I and III also, B is father of G.  :: E and G are siblings who are grandchildren of A.  means are children of either S or B. But since E is the daughter of D and D is sister of H and H is sister-in-law of B means B is husband of D hence father of E and G
  5. Who among A, B, C, D, and E (all facing north) is sitting in the middle of a row?
    Statement I: D is sitting third to right of A who is to the immediate left of B.
    Statement II: There are as many people between C and B as between A and E.
    Statement III: A and B are sitting together. E is second to right of A. C and D both are sitting together.
    A) Both II and III
    B) I and either II or III
    C) II and either I or III
    D) Both I and II
    E) All I, II and III
    View Answer
      Option D
    Solution:
    We get 2 arrangements as:
    C A B E D and E A B C D
    In both arrangements, B is in middle.

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions, a question is followed by two statements numbered I and II. Read both the statements and answer accordingly.

  1. Who is tallest among 6 people – A, B, C, D, E and F?
    Statement I: B is taller than D but smaller than A. A is not the tallest. E is taller than D.
    Statement II: C is taller than F. A is taller than E.
    A) If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
    B) If the data in statement II alone is 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 given in both I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    E) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    View Answer
     Option E
    From both statements, C is tallest.
  2. How is E related to F?
    Statement I: B is brother of L. L is daughter of F. E is daughter of A. A is sister-in-law of I. I is the father of D who is the daughter of L.
    Statement II: H is wife of F. A is daughter-in-law of F. C is daughter of B. L is sister of B and daughter of F. H has only 2 children. E is sister of C.
    A) If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
    B) If the data in statement II alone is 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 given in both I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    E) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    View Answer
     Option B
    Solution:
    From I, E and A are not connected to anyone else.
    From II: E is grand-daughter of F.
  3. How is ‘approval’ written in code language?
    Statement I: In same code, ‘approval amount pay’ is written as  ‘iz pu ap’ and ‘enter approval amount pay’ is written as  ‘iz na pu ap’
    Statement II: In same code, ‘treat pay into’ is written as  ‘tn pu kx’ and ‘provide amount pay’ is written as  ‘iz pu ot’
    A) If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
    B) If the data in statement II alone is 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 given in both I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    E) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    View Answer
      Option E
    Solution
    From both, approval – ap
  4. Who is sitting to the immediate left of B in a circle in which 6 people are sitting at equal distances facing center?
    Statement I: B is sitting second to the left of A. 2 people are sitting between A and C. D is sitting opposite to E. F is not immediate neighbor of E.
    Statement II:  A is sitting immediate right of F. B is sitting opposite F. C is sitting immediate left of D.
    A) If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
    B) If the data in statement II alone is 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 given in both I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    E) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    View Answer
      Option C
    Solution:
    From both alone. E is immediate left of B.
  5. In a class of 25 students, How many people have got ranks between B and C?
    Statement I: A is second from top in the class. 2 people have ranks between A and C. B has got 5th rank from bottom.
    Statement II: Rank of A and B was noted wrong. When corrected, A was 5th from top and B 10th from bottom. 3 people have got ranks between C and D.
    A) If the data in statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
    B) If the data in statement II alone is 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 given in both I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
    E) If the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
    View Answer
    Option A

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