Reasoning Questions With Answer

Reasoning questions with answers



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Q1. Consider the series given below :

4/12/95, 1/1/96, 29/1/96, 26/2/96,….. The next term of the series is

(a) 24/3/96

(b) 25/3/96

(c) 26/3/96

(d) 27/3/96


Q2. Seven men A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of a different colour like violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, or red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is

(a) blue

(b) violet

(c) red

(d) orange


Q3. Examine the following statements :

(1) All children are inquisitive

(2) Some children are inquisitive

(3) No children are inquisitive

(4) Some children are not inquisitive

Among these statements, the two statements which cannot both be true simultaneously but can both be false would be

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 1 and 4

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 3 and 4


Q4. Which of the following can be inferred from the statement that ” Either John is stupid or John is lazy”?

1. John is lazy/ therefore, John is not stupid

2. John is not lazy/ therefore, John is stupid

3. John is not stupid/ therefore, John is lazy

4. John is stupid/ therefore, John is not lazy

Codes : 

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1 and 4


Q5. Six roads lead to a country. They may be indicated by letters X, Y, Z, and digits 1, 2, and 3. When there is a storm, Y is blocked. When there are floods X, 1, and 2 will be affected. When road 1 is blocked, Z also is blocked. At a time when there are floods and a storm also blows, which road(s) can be used?

(a) Z and 2

(b) Only Z

(c) Only 3

(d) Only Y


Q6. The next pair of letters in the series AZ, CX, FU…………..is

(a) JQ

(b) KP

(c) IR

(d) IV


Q7. The mouse is to Cat as the fly is to :

(a) Rat

(b) Animal

(c) Spider

(d) horse


Q8. In an accurate clock, in a period of 2 hours 20 minutes (140 minutes), the minute hand will move over

(a) 520°

(b) 320°

(c) 840°

(d) 140°


Q9. Two important characteristics of a hypothesis are that it should be testable and that it should be stated in a manner that it can be refuted. Which one of the following hypotheses fulfills these characteristics?

(a) Intelligent persons have a good memory

(b) Some birds are animals

(c) Some businessmen are dishonest

(d) All men are mortal


Q10. In the series, POQ, SRT, VUW,……………., the blank space refers to

(a) XYZ

(b) XZY

(c) YXZ

(d) YZY 




Q11. A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are members of a family consisting of 4 adults and 3 children, two of whom, F and G are girls. A and D are brothers and A is a doctor. E is an engineer married to one of the brothers and has two children. B is married to D and G is their child. Who is C?

(a) G’s brother

(b) F’s father

(c) E’s father 

(d) A’s son


Q12. Which one of the following satisfies the relationship Dda : aDD: : Rrb:?

(a) DDA 

(b) RRR

(c) bRR

(d) BBr


Q13. A, B, C, D, E, and F, not necessarily in that order, are sitting on six chairs regularly placed around a round table. It is observed that A is between D and F, C is opposite D, and D and E are not on neighboring chairs.

Which one of the following pairs must be sitting on neighboring chairs?

(a) A and B

(b) C and E

(c) B and F

(d) A and C


Q14. If in a certain code SAND is VDQG and BIRD is ELUG, then what is the code for LOVE?

(a) PRYG

(b) ORTG

(c) NPUH

(d) ORY


Q15. In a group of five people, K, L, and M are ambitious, M, N, and R are honest, L, M, and N are intelligent and K, N, and R are industrious. Among these, neither industrious nor ambitious person (s) would include

(a) K alone

(b) L and R

(c) M and N

(d) none of the group 

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