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Reasoning Mania: Syllogism

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Dear Readers,
Reasoning is a very important section to get a good marks for IBPS Clerk Main Exam. Today, we are presenting you Reasoning Mania Session on Syllogism for your preparation which is very important and you may expect similar questions in your upcoming exams.


Reasoning Mania: Syllogism

Direction: In each question below are given two or three statements followed by two or three conclusions numbered I, II and III. 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.
Statements:
Some Boys are Girls.
All Boys are Madam.

Conclusions:
I. Those Boys which are not Girls are also Madam.
II. Those Boys which are not Girls are not necessarily Madam.


a) Only Conclusion I follows.
b) Only Conclusion II follows.
c) Both I & II follow.
d) Either I or II follow.
e) None follows.

2.
Statements:
All Cows are Milk.
No Milk is White.

Conclusions:
I. Some Cows are White.
II. No Cow is White.

a) Either I or II follow.
b) Only Conclusion I follows.
c) Both I & II follow.
d) Only Conclusion II follows.
e) None follows.

3.
Statements:
Some Pens are Pen-drive.
All Printers are Pen-drive.

Conclusions:
I. All Pens being Printers is a possibility.
II. No Printer is a Pen.

a) Only Conclusion II follows.
b) Both I & II follow.
c) Only Conclusion I follows.
d) Either I or II follow.
e) None follows.

4.
Statements:
No Stone is a Metal.
Some Metals are Paper.
All Papers are Glass.

Conclusions:
I. All Stones being Glass being is a possibility.
II. No Stone is a Paper.

a) Only Conclusion I follows.
b) Only Conclusion II follows.
c) Both I & II follow.
d) Either I or II follow.
e) None follows.

5.
Statements:
Some Apples are Cake.
Some Cakes are Candle.

Conclusions:
I. All Cakes are Apple.
II. Some Apples are Candle.
III. No Apple is a Candle.

a) Either I or II follow.
b) Only Conclusion I follows.
c) Both I & II follow.
d) Only Conclusion II follows.
e) None follows.




ANSWER:

1. a
2. d

3. c

4. a

5. e

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