Analytical Reasoning (16)

Directions (1-5) : Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below

(i)A, B, C, D and E were five executives of a company x. Each belonged to five different states and each one was an international player but was associated with different games.

(ii)They once gathered at Delhi railway stations with a purpose to travel to five different places.

(iii)Before departure they decided to take hot beverages. One person, who was associated with Basketball preferred tea to coffee while others preferred coffee to tea. The four person who took coffee were-A, the person belonging to Punjab, the one who had to travel to Bangalore, and the one who was associated with Tennis.

(iv)D did not take tea and he had to travel to Mumbai. D was found busy in conversation with his friend whose home state was Punjab and was one of the five executives.

(v)B had to travel to Bhopal. He did not take tea. E was not associated with Cricket, Volleyball or Football. But the person who had to travel to Kolkata was associated with Cricket and the person whose home state was Kerala was associated with Football.

(vi)D did not belong to Bihar. The executive whose home state was Bihar took coffee. The person whose home state was MP, had to travel to a city which was not Chennai. One of the executives belonged to AP. The names of the games, cities and states used above are not irrelevant.



 Person      State           Destination       Beverage      Game     
  A       –       Bihar      –   Kolkata         –     Coffee     –   Cricket
  B       –       Punjab   –   Bhopal          –     Coffee     –   Volleyball
  C       –       Kerela    –   Bangalore     –     Coffee     –   Football
  D       –       MP         –    Mumbai         –     Coffee     –  Tennis
  E       –        AP         –    Chennai        –     Tea          –   Basketball


1. Which of the following clues is not necessary to answer the question given below? 

Question: Among the given persons A, B, C, D and E, whose home state is AP? 

I.B had to travel to Bhopal. 

II.D does not belong to Bihar. 

III.E was not associated with Cricket, Volleyball or Football

1) Only I

2) Only II

3) only III

4) Any one of the three.

5) None of these


Answer:- 4


2. The person whose home state is Bihar, is 

1) c

2) D

3) A

4) Can’t say

5) None of these


Answer:- 3


3. B is associated with 

1) Cricket

2) Football

3) Volleyboll

4) can’t say

5) none of these


Answer:- 3


4. The person who had to go to Bhopal is associated 

1) MP

2) AP

3) Punjab

4) can’t say

5) None of these


Answer:- 3


5. Which of the following combinations is not correctly matched? 

1) A – Bihar-Kolkata-Cricket- Coffee

2) B – Punjab- Bhopal-Volleyball- Coffee

3) C – Kerala – Bangalore – Football – Coffee

4) E – AP – Chennai – Basketball – Coffee

5) D – MP – Mumbai- Tennis – coffee


Answer:- 4

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