Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency

Exercise :: Data Sufficiency - Section 2

In 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.

16. 

Question: Which train did Aman catch to go to office ?

Statements:

  1. Aman missed his usual train of 10.25 a.m. A train comes in every 5 minutes.
  2. Aman did not catch the 10.40 a.m. train or any train after that time.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
C. Either I or II is sufficient
D. Neither I nor II is sufficient
E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

From I and II, we conclude that Aman went to office by either 10.30 a.m. or 10.35 a.m. train.


17. 

Question: On which day of the week did Hitesh visit the zoo ?

Statements:

  1. Hitesh did not visit zoo either on Tuesday or on Thursday.
  2. Hitesh visited zoo two days before his mother reached his house which was day after Monday.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
C. Either I or II is sufficient
D. Neither I nor II is sufficient
E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

According to I, Hitesh visited the zoo on any of the week days except Tuesday and Thursday.

According to II, Hitesh's mother reached his house day after Monday i.e. on Tuesday.

Thus, Hitesh visited zoo two days before Tuesday i.e. on Sunday.


18. 

Question: The Chairman of a big company visits one department on Monday of every week except for the Monday of third week of every month. When did he visa/the Purchase department ?

Statements:

  1. He visited Accounts department in the second week of September after having visited Purchase department on the earlier occasion.
  2. He had visited Purchase department immediately after visiting Stores department but before visiting Accounts department.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
C. Either I or II is sufficient
D. Neither I nor II is sufficient
E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

From I, we can conclude that the Chairman visited Purchase department on Monday of the first week of September.

The time of visit of no department is mentioned in II, which is, therefore, insufficient.


19. 

Question: What does 'nip' stand for in a code language ?

Statements:

  1. In the code language, 'that is very beautiful' is written as 'se nip sre num'
  2. In the same code language, 'my house is beautiful' is written as 'nip sto sre tip'.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
C. Either I or II is sufficient
D. Neither I nor II is sufficient
E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

In I and II, the common codes are 'nip' and 'sre' and the common words are 'is' and 'beautiful' So, 'nip' and 'sre' are the codes for 'is' and 'beautiful'. But, the exact word for 'nip' cannot be found out.


20. 

Question: What is the monthly salary of Prashant ?

Statements:

  1. Prashant gets 15% more than Sumit while Sumit gets 10% less than Lokesh.
  2. Lokesh's monthly salary is Rs 2500.

A. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
B. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
C. Either I or II is sufficient
D. Neither I nor II is sufficient
E. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

From both I and II, we find that:

Prashant's salary = 115% of (90% of Rs 2500) = Rs 2587.50.