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SSC Study Material for Reasoning: Data Sufficiency (Set-3)

Dec 13, 2016 18:45 IST

In this article, The expert SSC team of www.jagranjosh.com  has prepared a set of 25 questions covering the Data sufficiency for Reasoning section. There are 2-4 questions in SSC CGL out of this chapter. We are providing you different variety of questions which will surely help you in scoring good marks.

 

Data sufficiency questions consist of a question followed by 2 to 5 options. You are required to find out the correct one.  In such type of questions, there is no need of calculations in most cases, only evaluation is needed.

 

Now, here is a question arises that How to approach data sufficiency questions.

  1. Read the answer choices and remember it carefully.
  2. Read the questions and deduce the logic carefully.
  3. Take care of what you need to solve the question.
  4. Consider the statements at a time.
  5. Do not solve problems actually.

 

DATA SUFFICIENCY

Directions (Questions 1 to 20): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.

Read both the statements and give answer

(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question;

(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question;

(c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question;

(d) if the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question; and

(e) if the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

1. Village K is towards which direction of the village N?

I. Village M is to the north of village N and to the east of village K.

II. Village D is to the west of village N and to the south of village K.

 

2. In which direction is Rahul facing?

I. In the early morning Rahul was standing in front of a puppet and the shadow of puppet was falling to the right of Rahul.

II. In the early morning Rahul was standing on the ground. His shadow was falling behind him when he turned to his left.

 

3. Which village is to the North-east of village A?

I. Village B is to the North of village A, villages C and D are to the East and West of village B respectively.

II. Village P is to the South of village A and village E is to the East of village P, village K is to the North of village P.

 

4. What is the distance between village X and Y by the shortest route?

I. Village X is to the north of village Z at a distance of 35 kms.

II. Village Y is to the west of village Z at a distance of 20 kms.

 

5. Z is in which direction with respect to X?

I. Y is to the South of X and Z is to the East of P which is to the North of Y.

II. P is to the South of X.

 

6. What is Sachin’s rank from the top in a class of 25 students?

I. Sachin ranks three ranks above Amit who ranks 18th from the bottom.

II. Sachin’s rank from the top is two ranks below Deepti who ranks 23rd from the bottom.

 

7. How many children are there in the row of children facing North?

I. Vishakha who is fifth from the left end is eighth to the left of Ashish who is twelfth from the right end.

II. Rohit is fifth to the left of Nisha who is seventh from the right end and eighteenth from the left end.

 

8. What is Sumit’s position from the right end in a row of children?

I. There are 10 children between Sumit and Rajan.

II. Rajan is twentieth from the left end of the row of children.

 

9. What is the rank of P from the bottom in a class of 30 students?

I. M is third from the top and there are five students between M and P.

II. The rank of K is fourth from the bottom and there are 17 students between K and P.

 

10. On which day of the week did Hitesh visit the zoo?

I. Hitesh did not visit zoo either on Tuesday or on Thursday.

II. Hitesh visited zoo two day before his mother reached his house which was day after Monday

 

11. On which day of the week was birthday of Sahil?

I. Sahil celebrated his birthday the very next day on which Arun celebrated his birthday.

II. The sister of Sahil was born on the third day of the week and two days after Sahil was born.

 

12. On which date of the month was Anjali born in February 2004?

I. Anjali was born on an even date of the month.

II. Anjali’s birth date was a prime number.

 

13. Which train did Aman catch to go to office?

I. Aman missed his usual train of 10.25 a.m. A train comes in every 5 minutes.

II. Aman did not catch the 10.40 a.m. train or any train after that time.

 

14. How many girls are taller than Shravan in his class?

I. When students of Sharvan’s class are ranked in descending order of their heights, Sharvan’s rank is 17th from the top among all the students and 12th among boys.

II. Sharvan’s rank from the bottom on the basis of height among boys is 18th and among all students, 29th.

 

15. What is the value of 144 $ 16     7 # 9?

I. $ means ÷,     means × and # means +

II. 16 $ 4    2 # 2 = 10.

 

16. How much was the total sale of the company?

I. The company sold 8000 units of product A each costing Rs. 25.

II. This company has no other product line.

 

17. How much money do Vivek and Suman have together?

I. Suman has 20 rupees less than what Tarun has.

II. Vivek has 30 rupees more than what Tarun has.

 

18. Rajan and Madan start from a common point and walk straight in the opposite directions. What will be the distance between them at the expiry of three hours?

I. Rajan and Madan walk at the speeds of 4km/hr and 6 km/hr respectively.

II. Madan walks one and a half times faster than Rajan.

 

19. How many employees of Bank Z opted for VRS?

I. 18% of the 950 officer cadre employees and 6% of the 1100 other cadre employees opted for VRS.

II. 28% of the employees in the age-group of 51 to 56 to 56 and 17% of the employees in all other age-groups opted for VRS.

 

20. What will be the total weight of 10 poles, each of the same weight?

I. One-fourth of the weight of each pole is 5 kg.

II. The total weight of three poles is 20 kilograms more than the total weight of two poles.

 

Directions (Questions 21 to 25): In each of the following problems, there is one question and three statements I, II and III given below the question. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements is sufficient to answer the question.

Read all the statements carefully and find which of the statements is/are sufficient to answer the given question. Choose the correct alternative in each question.

 

21. How is ‘DATE’ written in the code language?

I. DEAR is written as $#@? in that code.

II. TREAT is written as %?#@% in that code.

III. TEAR is written as %#@? in that code.

 

a. Only I and II

b. Only II and III

c. All I, II and III

d. Only I and either II or III

e. None of these

 

22. How is the girl in the photograph related to Kunal?

I. Pointing to the photograph, Kunal said, “She is the mother of my father’s only grand-daughter”.

II. Kunal has no siblings.

III. Pointing to the photograph, Kunal said, “She is the only daughter-in-law of my mother.”

a. Any two of the three

b. Only I and II

c. Only II and III

d. Either only III or only I and II

e. None of these

 

23. Among P, Q, R, S and T, Q is the second tallest and S is immediate taller than the shortest. Who among them is in the middle when they stand in the order of their heights?

I. T is not the shortest.

II. R is taller than S but shorter than Q.

III. P ranks third in height above S when all are arranged in the order of height.

 

a. Only I and II

b. Either II only or I and III only

c. Only II

d. Only II and III

e. None of these

 

24. Who is the tallest among six boys P, T, N, D, Q and R?

I. P is taller than D and N but not as tall as T.

II. R is taller than Q but not as tall as T.

III. Q is not taller than T and R.

 

a. Only I and II

b. Only II and III

c. Only I and III

d. All I, II and III

e. Only I and either II or III

 

25. Village T is in which direction with respect to village R?

I. T is to the North of W which is to the West of S.

II. T is to the North-West of S.

III. W is to the North-West of R.

 

a. Any two of the three

b. Only I and II

c. Only II and III

d. Only I and III

e. None of these

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