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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. B.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
B and A are sitting at the extreme ends. 
 
2. Ans. C.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
Only one person is sitting between D and A 
3. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. B.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
B and A are sitting at the extreme ends. 
 
2. Ans. C.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
Only one person is sitting between D and A 
3. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
 
 
(2) 
 
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
E likes blue colour. 
4. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
A is sitting second to the right of D. 
5. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. B.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
B and A are sitting at the extreme ends. 
 
2. Ans. C.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
Only one person is sitting between D and A 
3. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
 
 
(2) 
 
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
E likes blue colour. 
4. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
A is sitting second to the right of D. 
5. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
 
 
(3) 
 
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
First person is sitting to the immediate left of 
second person except option E. 
6. Ans. D.  
A = B; C > D = E; B = C  
I. A < E II. C = E  
So neither conclusion I or II follows 
7. Ans. B.  
P = Q; S > T; Q = R = S  
I. P < R II. R > T  
So conclusion II follows 
8. Ans. A.  
G = H < I; J > K; I = J  
I. H < J II. G > K  
So conclusion I follows 
9. Ans. C.  
Y = W = N; N = M  
I. Y > M II. Y = M  
So either conclusion I or II follows 
10. Ans. B.  
J = K; L > M; K = N = L  
J = K = N = L > M 
I. J < N  - False 
II. N > M - True 
So conclusion II follows 
11. Ans. D.  
I was born in a month which has less than 30 
days and the date is a multiple of 3. Three 
persons are born between F and G. F is born 
before G. A is born immediately before or 
after G.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
Case1,  
  
Case 2,  
  
B and H are born in the same month. H was 
born on a date which is a multiple of 14.  
Case1a,  
  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
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(1) 
 
 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. B.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
B and A are sitting at the extreme ends. 
 
2. Ans. C.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
Only one person is sitting between D and A 
3. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
 
 
(2) 
 
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
E likes blue colour. 
4. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
A is sitting second to the right of D. 
5. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
 
 
(3) 
 
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
First person is sitting to the immediate left of 
second person except option E. 
6. Ans. D.  
A = B; C > D = E; B = C  
I. A < E II. C = E  
So neither conclusion I or II follows 
7. Ans. B.  
P = Q; S > T; Q = R = S  
I. P < R II. R > T  
So conclusion II follows 
8. Ans. A.  
G = H < I; J > K; I = J  
I. H < J II. G > K  
So conclusion I follows 
9. Ans. C.  
Y = W = N; N = M  
I. Y > M II. Y = M  
So either conclusion I or II follows 
10. Ans. B.  
J = K; L > M; K = N = L  
J = K = N = L > M 
I. J < N  - False 
II. N > M - True 
So conclusion II follows 
11. Ans. D.  
I was born in a month which has less than 30 
days and the date is a multiple of 3. Three 
persons are born between F and G. F is born 
before G. A is born immediately before or 
after G.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
Case1,  
  
Case 2,  
  
B and H are born in the same month. H was 
born on a date which is a multiple of 14.  
Case1a,  
  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
 
 
(4) 
 
Case 2b,  
  
The number of persons born between F and 
G is the same as that of E.  
This condition will not follow in in case 1a 
and case 2b.  
Now for  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
E and D were born on the same date.  
Case 2a will not follow this case  
For case 1b,  
Only one place is left for C.  
  
Hence, this is the final arrangement. 
12. Ans. D.  
I is born in a month which has less than 30 
days and the date is a multiple of 3. Three 
persons are born between F and G. F is born 
before G. A is born immediate before of after 
G.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
Case1,  
  
Case 2,  
  
B and H are born in the same month. H is 
born on a date which is a multiple of 14.  
Case1a,  
  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
Case 2b,  
  
The number of persons born between F and 
G is same as that of E.  
This condition will not follow in in case 1a 
and case 2b.  
Now for  
Case1b,  
  
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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. B.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
B and A are sitting at the extreme ends. 
 
2. Ans. C.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
Only one person is sitting between D and A 
3. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
 
 
(2) 
 
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
E likes blue colour. 
4. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
A is sitting second to the right of D. 
5. Ans. E.  
Two people are sitting between C and A. A 
sits at one of the ends.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
  
C sits to the immediate right of B.  
  
 
 
(3) 
 
E is to the immediate right of the one who 
likes red. C does not like red.  
  
  
Only one person sits between the one who 
likes red and black. Black sits at one of the 
ends. B does not like Pink.  
In case 2,  
Black on the ends is not possible, so this 
case is wrong.  
  
Only one place is left for D. The one who 
likes blue sits somewhere to the right of 
orange.  
  
First person is sitting to the immediate left of 
second person except option E. 
6. Ans. D.  
A = B; C > D = E; B = C  
I. A < E II. C = E  
So neither conclusion I or II follows 
7. Ans. B.  
P = Q; S > T; Q = R = S  
I. P < R II. R > T  
So conclusion II follows 
8. Ans. A.  
G = H < I; J > K; I = J  
I. H < J II. G > K  
So conclusion I follows 
9. Ans. C.  
Y = W = N; N = M  
I. Y > M II. Y = M  
So either conclusion I or II follows 
10. Ans. B.  
J = K; L > M; K = N = L  
J = K = N = L > M 
I. J < N  - False 
II. N > M - True 
So conclusion II follows 
11. Ans. D.  
I was born in a month which has less than 30 
days and the date is a multiple of 3. Three 
persons are born between F and G. F is born 
before G. A is born immediately before or 
after G.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
Case1,  
  
Case 2,  
  
B and H are born in the same month. H was 
born on a date which is a multiple of 14.  
Case1a,  
  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
 
 
(4) 
 
Case 2b,  
  
The number of persons born between F and 
G is the same as that of E.  
This condition will not follow in in case 1a 
and case 2b.  
Now for  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
E and D were born on the same date.  
Case 2a will not follow this case  
For case 1b,  
Only one place is left for C.  
  
Hence, this is the final arrangement. 
12. Ans. D.  
I is born in a month which has less than 30 
days and the date is a multiple of 3. Three 
persons are born between F and G. F is born 
before G. A is born immediate before of after 
G.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
Case1,  
  
Case 2,  
  
B and H are born in the same month. H is 
born on a date which is a multiple of 14.  
Case1a,  
  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
Case 2b,  
  
The number of persons born between F and 
G is same as that of E.  
This condition will not follow in in case 1a 
and case 2b.  
Now for  
Case1b,  
  
 
 
(5) 
 
Case 2a,  
  
E and D born on the same date.  
Case 2a will not follow this case  
For case 1b,  
Only one place is left for C.  
  
Hence, this is the final arrangement.  
F, B and H are born in the month of July. 
13. Ans. C.  
I is born in a month which has less than 30 
days and the date is a multiple of 3. Three 
persons are born between F and G. F is born 
before G. A is born immediate before of after 
G.  
So there will be two possibilities,  
Case1,  
  
Case 2,  
  
B and H are born in the same month. H is 
born on a date which is a multiple of 14.  
Case1a,  
  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
Case 2b,  
  
The number of persons born between F and 
G is same as that of E.  
This condition will not follow in in case 1a 
and case 2b.  
Now for  
Case1b,  
  
Case 2a,  
  
E and D born on the same date.  
Case 2a will not follow this case  
For case 1b,  
Only one place is left for C.  
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1. What is the IBPS PO Prelims exam?
Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims exam is a recruitment exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select candidates for the position of Probationary Officer (PO) in various public sector banks in India.
2. When was the IBPS PO Prelims exam conducted in 2018?
Ans. The IBPS PO Prelims exam was conducted on October 14, 2018.
3. What is the difficulty level of the IBPS PO Prelims exam?
Ans. The difficulty level of the IBPS PO Prelims exam is considered to be moderate. The questions are designed to test the candidate's proficiency in English language, quantitative aptitude, and reasoning ability.
4. Are there negative marks for wrong answers in the IBPS PO Prelims exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a penalty for wrong answers in the IBPS PO Prelims exam. For each incorrect answer, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty.
5. What is the selection process after the IBPS PO Prelims exam?
Ans. After the IBPS PO Prelims exam, candidates who qualify will be eligible to appear for the IBPS PO Mains exam. The final selection will be based on the performance in the Mains exam and a personal interview.
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