High Level Reasoning Data Sufficiency Quiz 1 for SBI Clerk Mains, Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank PO Exams

Directions: Each of the questions below consists of a question and two or more statements numbered I, II and III given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question:
1
There are seven members in a family, four males and four females. A is wife of C. C has two sons Q and B. T is the mother of R. How is R related to C?

I.  S is the nephew of Q. B is married to D.
II. T is the sister in law of D. D is the wife of B.
III. R is the niece of B. B is the only sibling of Q.
» Explain it
E
Reference:
 
A is wife of C. C has two sons Q and B.


 
Statement I. S is the nephew of Q. B is married to D.
 
Inference: S is son of B. but we do not get information about R. so this statement is not sufficient.
 
Statement II. T is the sister in law of D. D is the wife of B.
 
Inference: T is the wife of Q. but no info of R, hence this is also not sufficient.
 
Statement III.  R is the niece of B. B is the only sibling of Q.
 
This statement alone gives us the information that R is the daughter of Q and hence granddaughter of C. therefore statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.
 
Hence, the correct answer is option E.
 
2
There are five floors in a building named from no 1 to 5 in such a way that lowermost floor is numbered as 1 and topmost floor is numbered as 5. Five members live at different floors of the building namely, Rama, Lina, Tina, Charu and Anita, but not necessarily in the same order. Also these five work in different companies namely, A, B, C, D and E. Tina stays on Floor no 2 and works in company D and Charu stays on floor no 5. Also the one who stays on floor no 1 is working in company A. Then who lives on floor no 3 and in which company does she/he work?

I. Neither Lina nor Anita works in company A.
II. One who lives on floor 3 works in company C.
III. Anita does not work in company C.
» Explain it
D
Reference: 

Tina stays on Floor no 2 and works in company D and Charu stays on floor no 5. Also the one who stays on floor no 1 is working in company A.

Inference:

5 Charu    
4      
3      
2 Tina D  
1   A  
 
Statement 1: Neither Lina nor Anita works in company A

Inference: Only Rama is left who will work in company A.

Statement 2: One who lives on floor 3 works in company C.

This statement alone is not sufficient to answer the question.

Statement 3: Anita does not work in company C.

Inference: If Antia does not work in C, so either Lina or Rama will work in company C.

If we take statement 1 and 2 together, we will get the following table:

5 Charu    
4      
3   C  
2 Tina D  
1 Rama A  
 
Taking statement 1 and 3 together, we get the following table:

5 Charu    
4      
3 Lina    
2 Tina D  
1 Rama A  
 
Taking Statement 2 and 3 together, we get the following table:

5 Charu    
4      
3 Lina/Rama C  
2 Tina D  
1   A  
 
Taking all three statements together, we get:

5 Charu    
4      
3 Lina C  
2 Tina D  
1 Rama A  
 
Hence to answer the question we need all three statements.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

3
There are six small children Bunty, Nutty, Sweety, Preeti, Neeti and Minty who like different chocolates - Dairy Milk, 5 Star, Perk, Snickers, Kitkat and Munch but not necessarily in the same order. Sweety likes Dairy Milk and Minty likes neither 5 Star nor Snickers. Who likes Kitkat.

I. Bunty likes Perk and Nutty does not like 5 Star.
II. Nutty likes Snickers and Preeti does not like Perk.
III. Neeti likes neither perk nor Snickers.
» Explain it
E
Reference:  

Sweety likes Dairy milk and Minty likes neither 5 star nor snickers.
 
Bunty Nutty Sweety Preeti Neeti Minty
    Dairy Milk      
          5 Star-X, Snickers-X
 
Statement 1: Bunty likes Perk and Nutty does not like 5 Star.
 
Bunty Nutty Sweety Preeti Neeti Minty
Perk   Dairy Milk      
  5 Star-X       5 Star-X, Snickers-X
 
Statement 2: Nutty likes snickers and Preeti does not like Perk.
 
Bunty Nutty Sweety Preeti Neeti Minty
  Snickers Dairy milk      
      Perk-X   5 Star-X, Snickers-X
 
Statement 3: Neeti likes neither perk nor snickers.
 
Bunty Nutty Sweety Preeti Neeti Minty
    Dairy milk      
        Snickers-X
Perk-X
5star-X, Snickers-X
 
Taking together all three statements, we do not get the answer. Hence all three statements together are not sufficient to answer the question.
 
Bunty Nutty Sweety Preeti Neeti Minty
perk Snickers Dairy milk      
  5 star-x   Perk-X Snickers-X
Perk-X
5 Star-X, Snickers-X

Hence, the correct answer is option E.

4
There are four different birds in a jungle - Parrot, Sparrow, Pigeon and Crow. They sit on different trees namely - Neem, Mango, Palm and Banyan but not necessarily in the same order. Parrot sits on Neem tree and Crow sits neither on Banyan tree nor on Mango tree. Who is sitting on Banyan tree?

I.  Sparrow does not sit on Banyan tree.
II. Pigeon neither sit on palm nor on Mango.
» Explain it
C
Reference: 

Parrot sits on Neem tree and Crow sits neither on Banyan tree nor on Mango tree.

Inference:

If crow does not sit on Banyan and Mango tree it must sit on palm tree.

Sparrow    
Parrot Neem  
Crow Palm. Banyan-X, Mango-X
Pigeon    
 
Statement 1: Sparrow does not sit on Banyan tree.

Sparrow Mango Bnayan-X
Parrot Neem  
Crow Palm. Banyan-X, Mango-X
Pigeon Banyan  
 
Statement 2: Pigeon neither sit on palm nor on Mango.

Sparrow Mango  
Parrot Neem  
Crow Palm. Banyan-X, Mango-X
Pigeon Banyan Palm-X, Mango-X
 
Hence, either of the two is sufficient to answer the question.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

5
There are six bottles and numbers from 1 to 6 are written on them. These bottles contain different liquids of different colours – Red, Green, Purple, Blue, Yellow and Orange; which have six different tastes - Salty, Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Tasteless, and Spicy but not necessarily in t he same order. Bottle no 4 contains a green liquid which is sour in taste. Orange liquid is kept in bottle no 5 and the one which is purple in colour and is spicy in taste. Also bottle 1 contains a tasteless liquid. If Shahin doesn’t like bitter taste which colour liquid she should not drink and in which is it kept.

I. Red liquid is kept in bottle no. 1. Bottle no 2 contains a liquid of blue colour which tastes salty. The sweet liquid is kept in a bottle which contains a number equals to Addition of the no of bottles that contain red and green liquids.

II. Bottle no 6 contains a purple liquid. Bottle no 2 contains a blue liquid. Orange liquid tastes sweet while red does not have any taste. Also yellow is kept in bottle no 3.
 
» Explain it
E
Reference:

Bottle no 4 contains a green liquid which is sour in taste. Orange liquid is kept in bottle no 5 and the one which is purple in colour is spicy in taste. Also bottle 1 contains a tasteless liquid.
 
1   Tasteless  
2      
3      
4 Green Sour  
5 Orange    
6      
 
Statement 1: Red liquid is kept in bottle no. 1. Bottle no 2 contains a liquid of blue colour which tastes salty. The sweet liquid is kept in a bottle which contains a number equals to Addition of the no of bottles that contain red and green liquids.

Sweet liquid bottle no = bottle no of red + bottle no of green;
i.e, Sweet liquid is in = 1 + 4 = 5 bottle.
 
1 Red Tasteless  
2 Blue Salty  
3      
4 Green Sour  
5 Orange Sweet  
6      
 
This statement is not sufficient to find to answer the question.

Statement 2:  Bottle no 6 contains a purple liquid. Bottel no 2 contains a blue liquid. Orange liquid tastes sweet while red does not have any taste. Also yellow is kept in bottle number 3

We know purple liquid is Spicy in taste.
 
1 Red Tasteless  
2 Blue    
3 Yellow    
4 Green Sour  
5 Orange Sweet  
6 Purple Spicy  
 
This statement is also alone not sufficient to answer the question.

But taking both statements together, we can answer the question. Hence both statements are necessary as well as sufficient to answer the question.

Hence, the correct answer is option E.
 

Data Sufficiency questions are frequently asked in all the major Bank PO and Clerk Mains exam. In Data Sufficiency Questions a candidate is required to find which statements have sufficient data to reach the answer. Though the Data Sufficiency questions seem difficult at first glance but are easier and can fetch the exam aspirants higher marks in less time. Here’s a 5 question based High Level Data Sufficiency Quiz with detailed explanation for you to practice Data Sufficiency Reasoning topic for the upcoming Bank exams – Syndicate Bank PO, Canara Bank PO and IBPS Clerk Mains.


Read the directions carefully, analyze the information given in the statements and try to select the correct option out of the given ones.

All the best!