Bank PO|Specialist Officers Exam: Reasoning (Syllogism) – Practice Set 3

Details of Question Set:  Reasoning (Syllogism) – Practice Set 3

Subject :  Reasoning     Topic: Syllogism

Useful for: PO and Officers/Specialist Officers level bank exams such as IBPS PO, SBI PO, IBPS Specialist Officers exam, IBPS RRBs Officers Exam, RBI Officers Exam. Moreover the Question Set is also useful for other exams- SSC CGL Exam (Tier-I), CSAT, MBA Entrance Exams, Officers level exam for Insurance sector etc.

Directions (Q. 1-8): In each question below are two/ three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions, logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer
1) If only conclusion I follows.
2) If only conclusion II follows.
3) If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
4) If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
5) If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.

1. Statements:
All buildings are houses.
No house is an apartment.
All apartments are flats.

Conclusions:
I. No flat is a house.
II. No building is an apartment.

2. Statements:
All buildings are houses.
No house is an apartment.
All apartments are flats.

Conclusions:
I. All buildings being flats is a possibility.
II. All apartments being building is a possibility.

3. Statements:
Some oceans are seas.
All oceans are rivers.
No river is a canal.

Conclusions:
I. All rivers can never be oceans.
II. All canals being oceans is a possibility.

4. Statements:
Some oceans are seas.
All oceans are rivers.
No river is a canal.

Conclusions:
I. No ocean is a canal.
II. At least some seas are rivers.

5. Statement:
No day is night.
All nights are noon.
No noon is an evening.

Conclusions:
I. No day is noon.
II. No day is an evening.

6. Statement:
No day is night.
All nights are noon.
No noon is an evening.

Conclusions:
I. No evenings are nights.
II. All days being noon is a possibility.

7. Statements:
Some papers are boards.
No board is a card.

Conclusions:
I. No card is a paper.
II. Some papers are cards.

8. Statements:
Some papers are boards.
No board is a card.

Conclusions:
I. All cards being papers is a possibility.
II. All boards being papers is a possibility.

Directions (Q. 9-13): In each question below are three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer 1) if only conclusion I follows.
Give answer 2) if only conclusion II follows.
Give answer 3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
Give answer 4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
Give answer 5) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.

9. Statements:
All keys are locks.
No lock is a door.
All doors are windows.

Conclusions:
I. No key is a door.
II. Some windows are locks.

10. Statements:
All districts are cities.
All states are cities.
Some cities are countries.

Conclusions:
I. Some states are districts.
II. Some countries are states.

11. Statements:
All books are pages.
All libraries are books.
All words are pages.

Conclusions:
I. All words are books.
II. All libraries are pages.

12. Statements:
All ships are aeroplanes.
All trucks are ships.
All cars are trucks.

Conclusions:
I. Some ships are not cars.
II. All cars are aeroplanes.

13. Statements:
Some clouds are ashes.
Some ashes are particles.
All particles are elements.

Conclusions:
I. No particle is a cloud.
II. Some elements are ashes.

Directions (Q. 14-23): In each question below are either two or three statements followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to take the two or three given statements to be true and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two/three given statements, disregarding the commonly known facts. Give answer
1) If only conclusion I follows.
2) If only conclusion II follows.
3) If either conclusion I or II follows.
4) If neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) If both conclusions I and II follows.

14. Statements:
No table is wood.
Some woods are chairs.
All chairs are stones.

Conclusions:
I. No stone is table.
II. Some stones are woods.

15. Statements:
All letters are black.
All black are blue.
No blue is green.

Conclusions:
I. No letter is green.
II. Most blue are black.

16. Statements:
Some fruits are mangoes.
Some mangoes are red.
All red are vegetables.

Conclusions:
I. No fruit is red.
II. Some fruits are red.

17. Statements:
Some eyes are ears.
Some ears are hands.

Conclusions:
I. No hand is an eye.
II. Some eyes are hands.

18. Statements:
Some books are pens.
Some pens are pencils.
Some pencils are buttons.

Conclusions:
I. Some buttons are pens.
II. Some pencils are books.

19. Statements:
Some caps aye shirts.
All shirts are papers.

Conclusions:
I. All shirts which are caps are papers.
II. Some shirts are caps.

20. Statements:
10% shoes are chappals.
5% chappals are papers.
99% papers are pens.

Conclusions:
I. Some shoes are papers.
II. Some shoes are pens.

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  • Shivani Sehwag

    nice level of questions to practice. thank you so much 🙂 .

  • K Kumar

    Can you provide the explanations?