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Reasoning Practice Module 3 - Cause and Effect and Puzzles

Published on Saturday, November 08, 2014
Hello dear readers, bringing to you another set of Reasoning practice questions, this time on Puzzles and Cause and Effect.

Please remember the instructions of solving puzzles and cause and effect which I had shared few days back or maybe week or two back…be sure to look it up.

Your aim in the upcoming SBI Associates and IBPS Clerical is to do minimum 30 questions!

Must go through




Yes it is possible and I’m here to impart all the energy and pep talks you need along with regular practice doses!

So up you get…a paper and a pencil and solve! Your target time should be 6-7 minutes maximum for these 10 sums.

Time yourselves and GO!

1. Statements:
      I. Many seats in the private engineering colleges in the state have remained vacant   
         this year.
    II. The Government engineering colleges in the state could accommodate all the
         Students who sought admission this year.

Ans.:
(1) I is cause. II is effect.
(2) I and II are both effects of independent causes.
(3) II is cause. I is effect.
(4) I and II are both independent causes.
(5) I and II are both effects of a common cause.


2. Statements:
      I. The Government of India has allowed the private airline companies to operate in
          specified international routes.
    II. There had been a considerable increase in the flow of foreign tourists to India.

Ans.:
(1) I is cause. II is effect.
(2) I and II are both effects of independent causes.
(3) II is cause. I is effect.
(4) I and II are both independent causes.
(5) I and II are both effects of a common cause.



3. Statements:
      I. The state government has now decided to increase the stamp duty on house
          purchases with immediate effect.
    II. The real estate prices have decreased considerably during the last few months.

Ans.:
(1) I is cause. II is effect.
(2) I and II are both effects of independent causes.
(3) II is cause. I is effect.
(4) I and II are both independent causes.
(5) I and II are both effects of a common cause.

4. Statements:
      I. Most of the steel manufacturing companies in the country have made considerable
         profit during the last financial year.
    II. The shareholders of Indian steel manufacturing companies have got good returns
         the last year.

Ans.:
(1) I is cause. II is effect.
(2) I and II are both effects of independent causes.
(3) II is cause. I is effect.
(4) I and II are both independent causes.
(5) I and II are both effects of a common cause.

5. Statements:
      I. All the traffic lights and their controls have been modernized within the city limits.    
    II. The number of accidents has drastically come down in the last 3 months.
        
Ans.:
(1) I is cause. II is effect.
(2) I and II are both effects of independent causes.
(3) II is cause. I is effect.
(4) I and II are both independent causes.
(5) I and II are both effects of a common cause.
6. P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are sitting in a circular formation for their group discussion practice. U is second to the left of P and second to the right of V. T is third to the right of Q and is not an immediate neighbour of U. S is third to the right of R.

Who is to the immediate left of S?
(1) V
(2) Q
(3) T
(4) U
(5) None of the given options.

7. Four young men Anil, Mukhesh, Piyush and Yogesh are lovingly called Munna, Babloo, Prince and Papoo by people. They are married to Diya, Archana, Jyoti and Arti.

(i) Diya and Arti are not married to Piyush or Anil, and nor is their husband called Babloo.
(ii) Babloo is not married to Archana and his name is not Piyush.
(iii) Archana is not married to Munna.
(iv) Mukhesh is neither Munna nor Prince nor is married to Diya.

(A) Which of the following pair of husband and wife is not correct?
(1) Munna and Diya
(2) Papoo and Jyoti
(3) Babloo and Jyoti
(4) All correct
(5) None of these

(B) Mukhesh’s nickname is ________?
(1) Munna
(2) Papoo
(3) Babloo
(4) Prince
(5) Neither Munna nor Papoo

(C) Yogesh is married to ______?
(1) Arti
(2) Jyoti
(3) Diya
(4) Archana
(5) Can not be determined.

(D) What is the proper name of Munna?
(1) Anil
(2) Mukhesh
(3) Piyush
(4) Yogesh
(5) Can not be determined.


I hope you took out a pen and paper and actually solved these questions and also timed yourself!

Keep up the tempo and keep practicing like crazy!!

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