Syllogisms - Reasoning Ability for SBI PO and Clerk, IBPS PO and Clerk, RBI, LIC, NICL, RRB exams

Directions - In each of the question below are four statements followed by conclusions numbered I, II, III, IV. You have to take the four given sttements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given cnclusions logically follows from the four given ststements disregarding commonly known facts. Then decide which of the answers A, B, C, D and E is correct and indicate as your answer.

1. Statements:

• All belts are rollers.
• Some rollers are wheels.
• All wheels are mats.
• Some mats are cars.

Conclusions:

1. Some mats are rollers
2. Some mats are belts.
3. Some cars are rollers.
4. Some rollers are belts.
1. Only I and II follow
2. Only I, III and IV follow
3. Only I and IV follow
4. Only II, III and IV follow
5. None of these

2. Statements:

• Some clouds are rains.
• Some rains are birds.
• All birds are jungles.
• All jungles are trees.

Conclusions:

1. Some jungles are clouds
2. Some trees are rains
3. Some jungles are rains
4. Some trees are birds
1. Only I, II, III follow
2. Only II, III, IV follow
3. Only I, III, IV follow
4. All follow
5. None of these

3. Statements:

• All books are chairs.
• All chairs are boards.
• All boards are boxes.
• All boxes are chalks.

Conclusions:

1. Some chalk are board
2. All chairs are boxes
3. Some boxes are books
4. All books are chalk
1. Only I, II, III follow
2. Only I, II and IV follow
3. Only II, III and IV follow
4. All follow
5. None of these

4. Statements:

• All bulbs are lights.
• No light is cable.
• Some cables are buttons.
• All buttons are paints

Conclusions:

1. Some paints are cables
2. Some lights are bulbs
3. Some buttons are lights
4. Some cables are bulbs
1. None follows
2. Only I and II follows
3. Only II follows
4. Only III follows
5. Only IV follows

5. Statements:

• All plastic are bottles.
• All bottles are glass.
• Some glass are jars.
• Some jars are plates

Conclusions:

1. Some plates are glass
2. Some plates are bottles
3. Some glass are plastic
4. Some bottles are glass
1. Only III and IV follow
2. Only I and II follow
3. Only I and III follow
4. Only II and IV follow
5. None of these

6. Statements:

• Some birds are animals.
• Some animals are horses.
• Some horses are beasts.
• Some beasts are tigers.

Conclusions:

1. Some tigers are animals
2. No tiger is a goat
3. Some beasts are birds
4. No beast is a bird
1. Only either I and II follow
2. Only either III and IV follow
3. Only either I or II and either III or IV follow
4. Only I and III follow
5. None of these

1. C
2. D
3. D
4. C
5. A
6. B

Pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO

Scheme of IBPS PO

This exam as you all know is conducted in three phases.

Phase I

Online, objective exam 3 sections for 1 hour
• English - 30 Questions - 30 Marks
• Quantitative Aptitude - 35 Questions - 35 Marks
• Reasoning Ability - 35 Questions - 35 Marks
• Total - 100 Questions - 100 Marks

Phase II

Online, Objective, 5 section, Each section timed separately
• Reasoning ability - 50 questions - 50 marks - 40 minutes
• English - 40 questions - 40 marks - 30 minutes
• Quantitative Aptitude - 50 questions - 50 marks - 40 minutes
• General Awareness - 40 questions - 40 marks - 20 minutes
• Computer Knowledge - 20 questions - 20 marks - 10 minutes
• Total - 200 questions - 200 marks - 140 minutes (2 hours 20 minutes)

Interview

Reasoning Ability

• Series completion
• Syllogisms
• Blood relations
• Direction sense test
• Logical reasoning
• Seating Arrangement
• Coding and Decoding
• Inequalities
• Odd man out
• Number ranking
• Decision making
• Classification
• Input and output

General Awareness

In this section importance is given to banking and financial awareness
• Last six months' important current affairs (National, International, Bilateral, Sports, Miscellaneous)
• Last six months' important economy and business news
• Summits
• News makers
• Visits / Visitors
• Important national and international days (Give importance to the days of the present, previous and next months' days keeping in mind the date of the exam. eg: if mains exam is in November, read important days of October, November and December)
• Books and Authors
• Sports and games, terminology
• Countries - Capitals - Currencies - Head of the countries
• New appointments
• Deaths
• Banking Awareness
• History of banking
• Individual bank details
• Banking terminology
• Functionality of banks
• Finance regulators
• Financial organisations
• Miscellaneous

Computer Knowledge

• Computer fundamentals
• Basic hardware and software
• Shortcut keys
• MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
• Operating system
• History of computers
• Networking and internet
• Future of computers
• Not only those mentioned above, but these days questions from computer knowledge are getting deeper into the subject, there were instances when questions were asked from Network topology, which a student with no computer background will find it difficult to answer such questions, until and unless prepared. So be prepared for every type of question.