REASONING ABILITY PRACTICE TEST
Directions(14): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:Seven persons  Ankush, Ashush, Ali, Arindam, Abhinav, Akhil and Akash work in three companies  Puma, Adidas and Nike, with at least two persons in each company. Each of them has a different hobby, viz Playing, Dancing, Cooking, Reading, Singing, Teaching and Sleeping, but not necessarily in the same order.
Ali works in Nike and his hobby is sleeping. Akhil's hobby is neither Cooking nor Teaching and works in the same company as that of only Akash. Ashush works in the same company as that of Ankush but is neither in Nike nor in Puma. Abhinav's company is not Nike and his hobby is Dancing. The one whose hobby is Reading does not work either in Puma or in Adidas. Ankush's hobby is Playing. The one whose hobby is Sleeping does not work in Adidas. Akash's hobby is not Teaching.
1.Which of the following companies has three persons together?
a)Adidas
b)Nike
c)Puma
d)Data inadeqate
e)None of these
2.In which company Akash works?
a)Nike
b)Adidas
c)Puma
d)Can't be determined
e)None of these
3.Akhil's hobby is?
a)Reading
b)Cooking
c)Dancing
d)Teaching
e)None of these
4.Arindam's hobby is?
a)Playing
b)Reading
c)Cooking
d)Can't be determined
e)None of these
5.In a row of students facing north, R is 10th to the left of P, Who is twentyfirst from the right end. M is seventeenth from the left end and fourth to the right of R. How many students are there in the row?
a)42
b)43
c)44
d)45
e)46
6.Each of the given friends A, B, C, D and E has a different weight. C is heavier than D, who is not the lightest. A is lighter than only B and heavier than E. Who among the following is lighter than C?
a)Only E and D
b)Only D
c)Only A
d)Can't be determined
e)None of these
Directions(710): In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed bt two conclusions. Give answer.
a.if only conclusion I is true.
b.if only conclusion II is true.
c.if either conclusion I or II is true.
d.if neither conclusion I nor II is true.
e.if both conclusions I and II are true.
7.Statements: E ≥ F = G > C
P < Q = C
Conclusions:I.G > P
II.F > Q
8.Statements: Q = R
T ≥ S
Q ≥ P > T
Conclusions:I.R ≥ S
II.Q > S
9.Statements: J ≥ K = L
H ≥ I > L
Conclusions:I.H > K
II.J ≥ I
10.Statements: S > T = R ≥ Q ≤ P = N
Conclusions:I.P ≥ T
II.N ≥ Q
Answer key
2.c)
3.e)
4.b)
5.b)
6.a)
7.e)
8.b)
9.a)
10.b)
Solution
Person

Company

Hobby

Ankush

Adidas

Playing

Ashush

Adidas

Teaching

Ali

Nike

Sleeping

Arindam

Nike

Reading

Abhinav

Adidas

Dancing

Akhil

Puma

Singing

Akash

Puma

Cooking

5.R’s position from right end is = ( 21 + 10) = 31st
R’s position from left end is = ( 17 ̶ 4) = 13th
So, total number of students in the row is = ( 31 + 13 ̶ 1) = 43
6.B > A > C > D > E.
7.Combining both the statements, we get
E ≥ F = G > C = Q > P
Thus, G > P is true.
Again, F > Q is true.
8.Combining all the statements, we get
R = Q ≥ P > T ≥ S
Thus, R > S.
Hence, I (R ≥ S) is not true.
Again, Q > S is true.
Hence, II is true.
9.Combining all the statements, we get
J ≥ K = L < I ≤ H
Thus, K < H or H > K is true.
Hence, I is true.
Again, we can’t compare J and I.
Hence, II (J ≥ I) is not true.
10.S > T = R ≥ Q ≤ P = N
We can’t compare P and T.
Hence, I (P ≥ T) is not true.
Again, Q ≤ N or N ≥ Q is true.
Hence, II is true.
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