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# Reasoning Mock Test - 1

## 40 Questions MCQ Test Mock Test Series for CLAT 2020 | Reasoning Mock Test - 1

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QUESTION: 1

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QUESTION: 2

Solution:

QUESTION: 3

### Seven letters are arranged in a line as follows:- 1. E and F have one letter between them. 2. G is to the right of A. 3. B is to the immediate left of F. 4. There is one letter between D and A. 5. D is not G’s neighbour. 6. G and F have two letters between them 7. C is to the immediate left of A. Q.  Which pair of the letters is adjacent to the letter B?

Solution:

QUESTION: 4

Directions (4-6): Read the following information to answer the given questions.

(i) M-N means M is the husband of N
(ii) M+N means M is the daughter of N
(iii) MxN means M is the mother of N

Q. Which of the following would definitely indicate that P is son of Z?

Solution:

As options States
Option1 : it states that p is the child of z but does not state it's gender
Option2 : it states that p&z are wife and husband
Option3 : it states that z is the daughter of p
Hence, Option 4 is the right and best option

QUESTION: 5

(i) M-N means M is the husband of N
(ii) M+N means M is the daughter of N
(iii) MxN means M is the mother of N

Q.

If A x D x F – N is definitely true, then which of the following is not True?

Solution:

= N is not daughter of D

QUESTION: 6

(i) M-N means M is the husband of N
(ii) M+N means M is the daughter of N
(iii) MxN means M is the mother of N

Q.

Which of the following would definitely indicate that A is the mother-in-law of C?

Solution:

= A is mother-in-law of C

QUESTION: 7

Directions (7-8): Read the following data and use it for answering the questions that follow:

A sales representative plans to visit each of six companies M, N, P, Q, R and S exactly once during the course of one day.
She is setting up her schedule for the day according to the following conditions.

(1) She must visit M before N and before R
(2) She must visit N before Q
(3) The third company she visits must be P

Q.

Which of the following could be the order in which the sales representative visits the six companies?

Solution:

The 3rd company she visits must be P, N before Q & M before N. Option 2nd exactly follows the given data. So B is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 8

A sales representative plans to visit each of six companies M, N, P, Q, R and S exactly once during the course of one day.
She is setting up her schedule for the day according to the following conditions.

(1) She must visit M before N and before R
(2) She must visit N before Q
(3) The third company she visits must be P

Q.

Which of the following must be true of the sales representative’s schedule for the day?

Solution:
QUESTION: 9

In a month of 31 days, the third Wednesday falls on the 15th. What will be the last day of that month?

Solution:

15th Date – Wednesday

QUESTION: 10

If the seventh day of a month is three days earlier than Friday, what day will it be on the nineteenth day of the month?

Solution:

7th of the month = Friday – 3 days
= Tuesday

QUESTION: 11

Directions for Questions 11to 12: In each question six statements are followed by four answer choices. Each of the answer choices has a combination of three statements  from the given statements. You are required to identify the answer choice in which the given statements are logically related and the third statement is a conclusion derived from the first two statements .

Q.

A. Some square are round.
B. All square are rectangle.
C. Some round are rectangle.
D. All round are square.
E. All rectangle are square.
F. Some rectangle are square.

Solution:

QUESTION: 12

In This question six statements are followed by four answer choices. Each of the answer choices has a combination of three statements  from the given statements. You are required to identify the answer choice in which the given statements are logically related and the third statement is a conclusion derived from the first two statements .

Q.

A. Some social Area.
B. No Area is radio.
C. Some Area may not be social.
D. All Area are radio.
E. All social are radio.
F. Some social are not Area.

Solution:

QUESTION: 13

Statement

“Judge not according to appearance”.

Assumptions:

(a) Appearance may be deceptive
(b) Everyone makes a judgment

Solution:

The correct option is A as the assumption I is implicit to the given statement.

QUESTION: 14

Statement

“In a world in rush, Book Digest becomes indispensable”.

Assumptions:

a) The only use of Book Digest is saving time
b) Book digest should not be used when there is no rush

Solution:

The correct option is D.
The first assumption says that its only use is to save time which is very specific and incorrect even the second assumption is wrong.

QUESTION: 15

Directions for Questions 15–16: In each of the following questions one statements is followed by two arguments (a) and (b) one supporting and the other against it. Mark answer.

Q.

Statement

“Should kissing and nudity be shown in Indian films”?

Arguments:

(a) Yes – It is being shown all over the world
(b) No-It will damage the moral fibre of the Indian society

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

Statement

Computerization in banks is a must to provide efficient services to the customers.

Arguments:

(a) Yes-Because then the services to the customers will be improved.
(b)No – Because, it will lead to further unemployment which is already an acute problem.

Solution:

The correct option is B.
This will lead to unemployment. The services to the customers are already good.

QUESTION: 17

If India is written as 914491 then Delhi will be written

Solution:

Position Value

D  E  L  H  I
4  5  12 8 9

QUESTION: 18

If OQNEDRRNQ is a code for PROFESSOR, DMSDQDC is a code for

Solution:

QUESTION: 19

Directions for Questions 19 – 21: The questions in this section are based on the reasoning contained in brief statements or passages. For some questions, more than one of the choices could conceivably answer the question. However, you are to choose the best answer.

Q.

Millions of female bats rear their pups in Bracken Cave. Although the mothers all leave the cave nightly, on their return each mother is almost always swiftly reunited with her own pup. Since the bats calls are their only means of finding one another, and a bat pup cannot distinguish the call of its mother from that of any other adult bat, it is clear that each mother bat can recognize the call of her pup.

The argument seeks to do which one of the following?

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

Someone who gets sick from eating a meal will often develop a strong distaste for the one food in the meal that had the most distinctive flavor, whether or not that food caused the sickness. This phenomenon explains why children are especially likely to develop strong aversion to some foods.

Which one of the following, if true, provides the strongest support for the explanation?

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

Premiums for automobile accident insurance are often higher for red cars than for cars of other colours. To justify these higher charges, insurance companies claim that overall, a greater percentage of red cars are involved in accidents than are cars of any other colour. If this claim is true, then lives could undoubtedly be saved by banning red cars from the roads altogether.

Solution:

The correct option is C.
The causal connection between red color and accidents has been destroyed. If bad drivers prefer red, then they are the cause of the accidents, not the red color. Therefore, if the red cars were banned, these drivers would just have to buy other cars and lives would not be saved or accidents reduced.

QUESTION: 22

11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 23

6, 11, 21, 36, 56, ?

Solution:

QUESTION: 24

Skeleton : Body : : Grammar : _______

Solution:

Skeletion : Body : : Grammer : Language
Skeletion is part of body
Grammer is part of Language

QUESTION: 25

A bowl of sweets was placed on a table to be distributed among three brothers – Rajan, Sajal and Karan. Rajan arrived first and ate what he thought was his share of sweets and left. Then, Sajal arrived. He thought that he was the first one to arrive and ate the number of sweets, he thought was his share and left. Lastly, Karan arrived. He again thought he was the first one to arrive and he took what he thought was his share. If 16 sweets are left in the bowl finally, how many sweets did the bowl contain initially?

Solution:

Cleary, each of the three boys ate one-third of the sweets they found in the bowl. So, let us consider the initial number of sweets to be (3 x 3 x 3) x i.e., 27x.
Then, sweets taken by Rajan
Sweets taken by Sajal
Sweets taken by Karan
∴ 8x = 16 or x = 2.
Hence, total number of sweets in the bowl = 27x = (27 x 2) = 54.

QUESTION: 26

An egg vendor calls on his first customer and sells half his eggs and half an egg. To the second customer, he sells half of what he was left with and half an egg, and to the third customer, he sells half of what he was then left with and half an egg. However, he did not break any egg. If, in the end, the vendor was left three eggs, how many eggs did he have initially?

Solution:

Suppose the vendor initially has x eggs with him.
Then, eggs sold to 1st customer =
remaining eggs =
eggs sold to 2nd customer =

remaining eggs =

eggs sold to 3rd customer =

remaining eggs =

QUESTION: 27

Rachna correctly remembers that last time sports meet was held after January but before August. Nada correctly remembers that the sports meet was held before June. Deepa correctly remember that the month in which the sports meet was held had more than 30 days. In which month of the year was the sports meet definitely held?

Solution:

QUESTION: 28

Directions (28–31): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

(i) Five Professors (Dr. Joshi, Dr. Davar, Dr. Natrajan, Dr. Chaudhary and Dr. Zia) teach five different subjects (Zoology, Physics, Botany, Geology and History) in four universities (Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai and Osmania), not necessarily in the same order.

(ii) Dr. Chaudhary teaches Zoology in Mumbai University.
(iii) Dr. Natrajan is neither in Osmania University nor in Delhi University and he teaches neither Geology nor History.
(iv) Dr. Zia teaches Physics but neither in Mumbai University nor in Osmania University.
(v) Dr. Joshi teaches History in Delhi University.
(vi) Two Professors are from Gujarat University.
(vii) One Professor teaches only one subject and in one University only.

Q.

Who teaches Geology?

Solution:

QUESTION: 29

(i) Five Professors (Dr. Joshi, Dr. Davar, Dr. Natrajan, Dr. Chaudhary and Dr. Zia) teach five different subjects (Zoology, Physics, Botany, Geology and History) in four universities (Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai and Osmania), not necessarily in the same order.

(ii) Dr. Chaudhary teaches Zoology in Mumbai University.
(iii) Dr. Natrajan is neither in Osmania University nor in Delhi University and he teaches neither Geology nor History.
(iv) Dr. Zia teaches Physics but neither in Mumbai University nor in Osmania University.
(v) Dr. Joshi teaches History in Delhi University.
(vi) Two Professors are from Gujarat University.
(vii) One Professor teaches only one subject and in one University only.

Q.

Which university is Dr. Zia from?

Solution:

QUESTION: 30

(i) Five Professors (Dr. Joshi, Dr. Davar, Dr. Natrajan, Dr. Chaudhary and Dr. Zia) teach five different subjects (Zoology, Physics, Botany, Geology and History) in four universities (Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai and Osmania), not necessarily in the same order.

(ii) Dr. Chaudhary teaches Zoology in Mumbai University.
(iii) Dr. Natrajan is neither in Osmania University nor in Delhi University and he teaches neither Geology nor History.
(iv) Dr. Zia teaches Physics but neither in Mumbai University nor in Osmania University.
(v) Dr. Joshi teaches History in Delhi University.
(vi) Two Professors are from Gujarat University.
(vii) One Professor teaches only one subject and in one University only.

Q.

Who teaches Botany?

Solution:

QUESTION: 31

(i) Five Professors (Dr. Joshi, Dr. Davar, Dr. Natrajan, Dr. Chaudhary and Dr. Zia) teach five different subjects (Zoology, Physics, Botany, Geology and History) in four universities (Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai and Osmania), not necessarily in the same order.

(ii) Dr. Chaudhary teaches Zoology in Mumbai University.
(iii) Dr. Natrajan is neither in Osmania University nor in Delhi University and he teaches neither Geology nor History.
(iv) Dr. Zia teaches Physics but neither in Mumbai University nor in Osmania University.
(v) Dr. Joshi teaches History in Delhi University.
(vi) Two Professors are from Gujarat University.
(vii) One Professor teaches only one subject and in one University only.

Q.

Who is from Osmania University?

Solution:

QUESTION: 32

Pointing to a woman in a photograph, a man says, “She is the mother-in-law of the wife of the father of my only son”. How is the woman related to that person?

Solution:

QUESTION: 33

In a row of boys, if A who is tenth from the left and B who is ninth from the right interchange their position, A becomes fifteenth from the left. How many boys are in the row?

Solution:

Total students = Position from Left (L)+ Position from Right (R)–1
= 15 + 9 – 1 = 23

QUESTION: 34

Kunal walks 10 kilometres towards North. From there, he walks 6 kilometres towards South. Then, he walks 3 kilometres towards East. How far and in which direction is he with reference to his starting point?

Solution:

The movements of Kunal are as shown in Fig. (A to B, B to C and C to D).
AC = (AB - BC) = (10 - 6) km = 4 km.
Clearly, D is to the North-east of A.
∴ Kunal’s distance from starting point A
So, Kunal is 5 km to the North-east of his starting point.

QUESTION: 35

Examine the following relationship among members of a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E, and F

(a) The number of males equals that of females
(b) A and E are sons of F
(c) D is the mother of two, one boy and one girl
(d) B is the son of A
(e) There is only one married couple in the family at present

Q.

Which of the following inferences can be drawn from the above?

Solution:
QUESTION: 36

Directions (36–40): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Five Professors A, B, C, D and E residing in five different cities, teach five different subjects.

(i) A does not stay in either Bangalore or Lucknow. He teaches philosophy.
(ii) B does not stay in either Hyderabad or Lucknow. He teaches mathematics.
(iii)D stays in Jaipur and does not teach economics.
(iv) E does not stay either in Bangalore or at Delhi. He teaches geography.
(v) C does not teach history and he stays in Delhi.

Q.

Who stays in Bangalore?

Solution:

QUESTION: 37

Five Professors A, B, C, D and E residing in five different cities, teach five different subjects.

(i) A does not stay in either Bangalore or Lucknow. He teaches philosophy.
(ii) B does not stay in either Hyderabad or Lucknow. He teaches mathematics.
(iii)D stays in Jaipur and does not teach economics.
(iv) E does not stay either in Bangalore or at Delhi. He teaches geography.
(v) C does not teach history and he stays in Delhi.

Q.

Which of the following subjects does C teach?

Solution:

QUESTION: 38

Five Professors A, B, C, D and E residing in five different cities, teach five different subjects.

(i) A does not stay in either Bangalore or Lucknow. He teaches philosophy.
(ii) B does not stay in either Hyderabad or Lucknow. He teaches mathematics.
(iii)D stays in Jaipur and does not teach economics.
(iv) E does not stay either in Bangalore or at Delhi. He teaches geography.
(v) C does not teach history and he stays in Delhi.

Q.

At which of the following places does E stay?

Solution:

QUESTION: 39

Five Professors A, B, C, D and E residing in five different cities, teach five different subjects.

(i) A does not stay in either Bangalore or Lucknow. He teaches philosophy.
(ii) B does not stay in either Hyderabad or Lucknow. He teaches mathematics.
(iii)D stays in Jaipur and does not teach economics.
(iv) E does not stay either in Bangalore or at Delhi. He teaches geography.
(v) C does not teach history and he stays in Delhi.

Q.

Which of the following subjects does D teach?

Solution:

QUESTION: 40

Five Professors A, B, C, D and E residing in five different cities, teach five different subjects.

(i) A does not stay in either Bangalore or Lucknow. He teaches philosophy.
(ii) B does not stay in either Hyderabad or Lucknow. He teaches mathematics.
(iii)D stays in Jaipur and does not teach economics.
(iv) E does not stay either in Bangalore or at Delhi. He teaches geography.
(v) C does not teach history and he stays in Delhi.

Q.

Which of the following combinations is wrong?

Solution: