# Tricks to Attempt Logical Reasoning for IPMAT 2025

Author : Akash Kumar Singh

September 19, 2024

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Overview: Learn how to attempt IPMAT logical reasoning questions effectively for IPMAT 2025. Get expert tips on mastering problem-solving techniques, understanding the exam pattern, and enhancing performance through targeted practice and regular mock tests.

In the Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT), logical reasoning is critical. IPMAT Rohtak includes a dedicated logical reasoning section, whereas IPMAT Indore incorporates these questions within the Quantitative Ability (QA) section. An understanding in logical reasoning, crucial for high scores, requires a practical approach rather than theoretical study.

To aid your preparation, we offer essential tips to attempt logical reasoning for IPMAT alongside practice questions from previous exams and additional exercises crafted by our faculty.

This approach is designed to enhance your skills on how to attempt IPMAT logical reasoning questions for IPMAT exam.

## How to Start Preparing for the Logical Reasoning for IPMAT Section 2025?

Before you go ahead with your preparation for the IPMAT, you need to know about the exam syllabus and pattern.

In the IPMAT Rohtak exam, about 30-35 questions will be asked in the logical reasoning section, which will also include questions of Data Interpretation.

In the IPMAT Indore exam, there will be one set of 5-6 questions from Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation in the QA section.

## IPMAT Logical Reasoning Tricks for Preparation

### Understanding the Exam Pattern and Syllabus

• IPMAT Rohtak: 30-35 questions in the LR section, including Data Interpretation.
• IPMAT Indore: One set of 5-6 LR and Data Interpretation questions within the QA section.

Syllabus Overview

A deep understanding of the IPMAT syllabus is essential for effective preparation. The Logical Reasoning section in IPMAT Rohtak covers a broad range of topics, as outlined below:

Topic Sub-Topic
General Logical Reasoning Logical Sequence Series, Coding, Arrangements, Blood Relations, Input & Output, Binary Logic
Visual Puzzles Cubes & Dices, Venn Diagrams
Non-Verbal Reasoning Critical Reasoning, Statements, Conclusions, Syllogisms, True or False
Standard Logical Reasoning Games & Tournaments, Cubes & Visual Puzzles, Word Problems, Sequencing, Grid Puzzles, Linear & Circular Seating Arrangements

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme is straightforward:

Action Marks
Unattempted Question No Marks Awarded or Deducted

### Number of Questions in the Logical Reasoning Section (2024 IPMAT Rohtak)

Reviewing past exam trends can provide valuable insights. Here is a breakdown of the number of questions from various topics in the 2024 exam:

Topic Number of Questions
Direction Test 3
Coding-Decoding 3
Circular Sitting Arrangement 5
Linear Arrangement 2
Number Series 1
Blood Relation 1
Cube 1
Dice 1
Critical Reasoning 2
Data Sufficiency 2
Comparison Data Arrangement 2

### Comprehensive Study Plan

• Schedule: Create a detailed study plan covering all topics with time for revision.
• Practice: Solve at least 100 questions per topic to strengthen techniques and thought processes.

### Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

Before you begin with preparation, be aware of the complete syllabus as it will help you get some idea about the major topics for IPMAT:

### Specific Question Types

• Syllogism: Deduce conclusions from given statements involving major and minor premises.
• Blood Relations: Translate situations into pictorial representations for easier solving.
• Arrangements: Use visual skills to map and arrange data as per rules.
• Course of Action: Select the best action for given situations.
• Statement and Assumptions: Determine if assumptions are implied in statements.

## How to Study Logical Reasoning for IPMAT Rohtak 2025?

### Daily/Regular Practice

• Focus on understanding basic concepts thoroughly.
• Regular practice is key; differentiate between "I think I know" and "I actually know."
• Dedicate 1.5-2 hours per day, 4-5 days per week, to practicing logical reasoning.

### Time Management

Effective time management is crucial:

• 1.5-2 Hours/Day: Consistent practice is more beneficial than sporadic long study sessions.
• 4-5 Days/Week: Regular engagement with logical reasoning keeps skills sharp and improves retention.

### Solving LR Questions in the Mock Exam

Approach the mock exams with tips to prepare for IPMAT logical reasoning:

1. Phase 1 - Easy Questions: Tackle the questions you find easiest first.
2. Phase 2 - Medium Questions: Move on to moderately difficult questions.
3. Phase 3 - Difficult/Unknown/Time-Consuming Questions: Attempt these at the end, ensuring that they do not consume too much time early in the exam.

### Mock Analysis

After completing a mock test:

1. Analyze Incorrect Questions: Identify where you went wrong and understand the correct approach.
2. Solve Unattempted Questions: Determine why you skipped these questions—was it due to difficulty, lack of time, or uncertainty?

## How to Attempt IPMAT Logical Reasoning Questions?

One of the most important things is to identify questions that you can solve; the ability to identify which question is easy or which is difficult for you to solve. You can consider the below tricks to attempt logical reasoning for IPMAT while solving questions.

• Clear your concepts and understand the foundations of the topics in the logical reasoning section of the IPMAT syllabus using the best books.
• Work on developing a system to identify the difficulty level of a question. All questions are language intensive, they all look the same. The Ability to differentiate can be developed only by practising IPMAT mock tests and previous year's IPMAT question papers.
• Solve the Easy and doable questions first and then come back to the difficult questions in the end.
• Before solving the questions look at the number of variables involved, generally the more the variables are, the higher is the difficulty level of the question.
• Practice regularly and solve as many mock test papers and previous year papers as possible.

## How to Solve IPMAT Blood Relation Questions?

The only skill set required to solve these kinds of questions is general logic or the ability to translate the given situation in the question into pictorial representation. The more easily we do this, the easier it will be to solve the questions based on relations. Below are some IPMAT logical reasoning tricks to solve questions based on blood relations.

• These questions should ideally be handled from the back end.
• Perform a generation check—Keep track of the generational level—is the answer from the same generation as the subject, or is it from a generation higher or lower than the subject?

Example 1. If X is the brother of the son of Y’s son, how is X related to Y?
Solution. Son of Y’s Son – Grandson of Y – Brother of the son of Y’s son = Brother of (Grandson of Y) = Grandson of Y

Example 2. Amit introduces Rahul as the son of the only brother of his father’s wife. How is Rahul related to Amit?

• (a) Cousin
• (b) Son
• (c) Uncle
• (d) Son-in-law Solution

Solution.

Father’s wife = Mother [A generation above]

The only brother of his father’s wife = Only brother of his Mother = Maternal Uncle [A generation above]

Son of the only brother of his father’s wife = Son of Maternal Uncle = Cousin [Same generation]

Hence, Option A. is the correct Choice.

Example 3

1. A + B means A is the mother of B
2. A – B means A is the brother B
3. A @ B means A is the father of B
4. A × B means A is the sister of B

Which of the following shows that P is the maternal uncle of Q?

• (a) Q – N + M × P
• (b) P + S × N – Q
• (c) P – M + N × Q
• (d) Q – S @ P

Solution

We have to obtain that P is the maternal uncle of Q. P is the brother of the mother of Q

(a) Q – N + M × P: Q – N means Q is the brother of N. N + M means that N is the mother of M. Using the above two statements, we can say that Q is the maternal uncle of M. Now to show that P is the maternal uncle of Q, next relation should be M is the brother/sister of Q. M × P = M is the sister of P. So, the final relation that comes out is – Q is the maternal uncle of M and M is the sister of P, hence Q is the maternal uncle of P.
(b) P + S × N – Q P + S × N = P is the mother of S and S is the sister of N 1 P is the mother of N N – Q = N is the brother of B 1 P is the mother of B. Hence not true.
(c) P – M + N × Q P – M + N = P is the brother of M and M is the mother of N 1 P is the maternal uncle of N Next, N × Q = N is the sister of Q We already know that P is the maternal uncle of N and N is the sister of Q 1 P is the maternal uncle of Q.

Hence option (c) is the answer.

## How to Solve Logical Reasoning for IPMAT Questions Based on Arrangements?

Arrangements is one of the most asked and scoring topics of the IPMAT exam. In these questions, you will have to arrange people or objects in a geometrical shape as per the rules provided in the question. The ability to solve these questions depends on your visual skills.

The best tricks to attempt logical reasoning questions for IPMAT is to map the given data as per the clues provided. To ease out your preparation, we have curated few sample questions for your reference here.

Example 1. Directions: Study the information given below to answer these questions.

(i) Arnold’s fitness schedule consists of cycling, rowing, gymnasium, jogging and boxing from Monday to Saturday, each workout is on one day, one day being a rest day.
(ii) Gymnasium workout is done neither on the first nor on the last day but is done earlier than rowing.
(iii) Jogging is done on the immediate next day of the rowing day.
(iv) Cycling is done on the immediate previous day of the rest day.
(v) Jogging and boxing were done with a two-day gap between them.
(vi) Boxing was done on the day following the rest day.

Solution:

1. From the second and third clues (gymnasium workout is done neither on the first nor on the last day but was done earlier than rowing and jogging was done on the day immediately following the rowing day), we know that rowing and jogging should be together and also that gymnasium has to be somewhere before this. Therefore G ⇒ RJ
2. Since gymnasium has to precede rowing and jogging, and gymnasium is not on the first day we can have 3 possibilities for placing the gymnasium—viz: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
3. From four and five Cycling ⇒ Rest ⇒Boxing, therefore, CRB are together
4. If Gymnasium is done on Tuesday or Wednesday, then there won't be any thre-day window for CRB. Therefore Gymnasium can only be done on Thursday
 Monday Cycling Tuesday Rest Wednesday Boxing Thursday Gymnasium Friday Rowing Saturday Jogging

## How to Solve Direction Test questions asked in IPMAT?

These are some of the easiest questions of logical reasoning for IPMAT sections. The best tricks to attempt IPMAT logical reasoning direction test questions is to visualize or position places in a map.

Questions about directions would involve reasoning based on the eight directions on a map – viz: north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west and northwest. Look at the example below to get acquainted with the type of questions asked.

Direction for Questions 1 to 2: Answer the questions based on the following information. The city K is 30 km to the southeast of Z while Y is 50 km to the northwest of K. Also, H is 38 km to the southeast of Y. L lies in the direct route between Y and K and its distance from H is 14 km. G also lies on this route and is exactly midway between L and Y.

Q1. A car starting from K at 9 am and running at a constant speed towards Y reaches H at 9.24 am and then reaches G at

• (a) 9.18 am
• (b) 10.16 am
• (c) 10.36 am
• (d) 10.42 am

Q2. If M is 1 km to the southeast of L, then it is exactly midway between (a) H and L (b) Y and K (c) H and Z (d) None of these 3. The distance from G to H is

• (a) 26 km
• (b) 24 km
• (c) 12 km
• (d) 16 km

Solution. The respective positioning of the cities K, H, L, Z, G and Y are shown below.

(1) The car covers K to H—a distance of 12 km in 24 minutes according to the figure (starting at 9 am and reaching at 9:24 am). From H to G, the distance is 26 km. (18 H to Z + 8 Z to G). Since the car has covered 12 km in 24 minutes, it is obvious that it is taking 2 minutes to cover 1 km. We also know that the speed of the car is constant throughout. Hence, the car would take another 52 minutes to cover the 26 km distance between H to G. This means that the car would reach G at 10:16 am (52 minutes after 9:24 am). Hence, Option (b) is correct.

(2) The total distance between Y and K is 50 km (20 km from Y to Z and 30 km from Z to K). If M is 1 km southeast of L, it means that M is 4+1 = 5 km from Z. This would also mean that M is 25 km from Y. Hence, M would be exactly midway between Y and K. Option (b) is correct. (3) G to Z, the distance is 8 km (20 km from Y to Z – 12 km from Y to G). Further, from Z to H the distance is 18 km (from the figure based on the logic that if H is 38 km southeast of Y and Z is 20 km southeast of Y, the distance from Z to H would be 38 – 20). Total distance would be 8 + 18 = 26 km. Hence, Option (a) is correct.

## How to Solve Questions based on Course of Action?

These questions have been an important part of management entrance exams, in these questions we have to select the best course of action for a particular situation given in the question. Course of Action based questions tests your ability on how a situation can be handled. Look at the example below to get acquainted with the type of questions asked.

Directions: In each of the following questions a statement is given followed by two courses of action. A course of action is taken for improvement, follow up, etc. Read the statement carefully and give your answer as

• (a) If only the course of action I follow.
• (b) If only course of action II follows.
• (c) If both I and II follow.
• (d) If neither course of action I nor II follows.

Q1 Statement: The presence of mafiosi in the education system of UP has increased drastically.

Courses of Action I. There should be a special task force constituted to clean the system of its ills.

1. The U.P government should resign immediately.

Solution. Course of action I follow, because it is necessary to tackle such antisocial elements. Course of action II does not follow because the resignation of the government is unlikely to improve the situation. Hence, option (a) is correct.

Q2 Statement: In a recent survey by the National Health mission it was shown that fruits and vegetables which contain certain vitamins have a higher effect on human health than capsules marketed by private companies that contain the same vitamins.

Courses of Action I. Such vitamin capsules marketed by private companies should be banned with immediate effect.

1. People should prefer fruits and vegetables to capsules marketed by private companies.

Solution. The course of action I do not follow because we are only making a comparison between the effects of food and vegetables against the effect of capsules. Capsules have just been found to be less effective and it does not mean that they are harmful. Course of action II follows because fruits and vegetables are preferable to capsules for their positive effect on health. Hence, option (b) is correct.

## How to Solve Questions based on Statement and Assumptions?

In these questions you will be provided with a statement and some assumptions based on it, you will have to test whether an assumption is implied in the statement or not. ook at the example below to get acquainted with the type of questions asked.

Directions: In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit. Given answer

• (a) If only assumption I is implicit.
• (b) If only assumption II is implicit.
• (c) If both I and II are implicit.
• (d) If neither I nor II is implicit.

Q1. Statement: Strong programming skills cannot be the only criteria for a successful career in the field of Information Technology.

Assumptions 1. Bright careers in Information Technology are not linked only with strong programming skills.

1. If a person has excellent communication skills as well as strong programming skills, only then would he be successful.

Solution. Clearly, there should be some other skills such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, negotiation skills, etc., for a successful career. Hence, assumption I is implicit. Assumption II is not implicit because it talks only about communication and technical skills. Hence option (a) is correct.

## How to Solve Logical Reasoning for IPMAT Questions based on Ranking?

In these questions, we have to order people or objects according to a specific parameter as provided in the question. The key ability required for solving these questions is the ability to structure as per the clues provided. These questions are generally asked in the IPMAT Exam. Look at the example below to get acquainted with the type of questions asked.

Example 1: Directions for Questions 1 to 2

1. Six students A, B, C, D, E and F participated in a self-evaluation test of Quants and Data Interpretation
2. The total marks of A in Quants was just above C and in D.I. just above F.
3. B was just above C in D.I. but he scored less than D in Quants.
4. F got more marks than D and E in D.I. but did not perform as well in Quants as in D.I. as compared to D and E.
5. No one is in between C and D in Quant and C and A in D.I.

Q1. Who got the highest marks in D.I.?

• (a) A
• (b) B
• (c) C

Q2. Which of the following students has scored the least in D.I.?

• (a) Only D
• (b) Only E
• (c) Only D or E
• (d) None of these

Solution.

From the second statement we have:

 Q. Test DI Test A A C F

From three and four

 Q. Test DI Test A A C F D & E above F D & E below F

From (v), the final result would be

 Q. Test DI Test A B C C D A B is less than D F F is below D and E D and E are below F E can be placed anywhere,

## How to Solve IPMAT Syllogism Questions?

Syllogism is an inference or deduction of the given statements. This is ‘undoubtedly’ the most important part of logical reasoning for IPMAT. It consists of a major and minor premise, leading to a conclusion. Have a look at this video to get a better understanding of syllogism questions in IPMAT exam.

Directions for Questions 1 to 3: In each of the questions below are given two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answers

• (a) if only the conclusion I follow.
• (b) if only conclusion II follows.
• (c) if either I or II follows.
• (d) if neither I nor II follows (e) if both follow

Q1. Statements: (A) All cats are dogs. (B) All dogs are brown.
Conclusions: I. All cats are brown II. All brown are dogs.

Q2. Statements: (A) All computers are pentiums. (B) Some pentiums are machines
Conclusions: I. Some computers are machines. II. Some machines are computers.

Q3. Statements: (A) Some apples are fruit. (B) Some fruits are sour.
Conclusions: I. Some apples are sour. II. Some sours are fruit.

Directions for Questions 4 to 7: In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q4. Statements: (A) Some apples are fruits. (B) All vegetables are fruits. (C) All fruits are vegetables.

Conclusions:

(I.) Some apples are vegetables. (II.) All vegetables are fruits. (III.) All fruits are apples. (IV.) All vegetables are apples.

• (a) Only I and II follow.
• (b) Only II follows.
• (c) Only I and IV follow.
• (d) Only II and IV follow. (e) None of these.

Q5. Statements: (A) Some cars are four wheelers. (B) All four wheelers are vehicles. (C) Some vehicles are SUVs.

Conclusions:

(I.) Some SUVs are four wheelers. (II.) Some vehicles are four wheelers. (III.) Some vehicles are cars. (IV.) Some SUVs are cars.

• (a) All follow
• (b) Only II & III follow
• (c) Only III follows
• (d) Either III or IV follows (e) None of these.

Q6. Statements:

(A) All principals are men. (B) Some women are principals. (C) All humans are women.

Conclusions:

(I.) All humans are men. (II.) Some humans are principals. (III.) Some men are principals. (IV.) All women are men.

• (a) Only I follows
• (b) Only II follows
• (c) Only I and III follow
• (d) Only III follows (e) None of these.

Q7. Statements:

(A) Most architects are writers. (B) No writer is a driver. (C) All drivers are architects.

Conclusions: (I.) Some writers are architects. (II.) All architects are drivers. (III.) No driver is a writer. (IV.) Some drivers are writers.

• (a) Only I follow.
• (b) Only II and III follow.
• (c) Only I and III follow
• (d) Either III or IV follows. (e) None of these

Directions for Questions 8 to 10: Each question contains six statements, followed by four options of combinations of any three of the given sentences. Choose the option in which the combinations are logically related.

Q8. A) All Martians eat sausages.
B) All those who eat sausages are not Martians.
C) All those who eat sausages are herbivorous.
D) All Martians are carnivorous.
E) All those who eat sausages are carnivorous.
F) Martians are herbivorous.

• (a) BCE
• (b) ABE
• (c) ACD
• (d) ACF

Q9. A) All lotuses have flowers.
B) All lotuses have nectar.
C) All plants with nectar have flowers.
D) All shrubs have lotuses.
E) All shrubs have nectar.
F) Some lotuses have flowers

• (a) BEF
• (b) BCF
• (c) BDE
• (d) ACF

Q10. A) No summer is a season.
B) Some seasons are summers.
C) Some seasons are winters.
D) No seasons are winters.
E) Some summers are not winters.
F) All summers are winters.

• (a) DFA
• (b) BEF
• (c) CEB
• (d) DEB

Directions for Questions 11 to 13: Each question contains four arguments of three sentences each. Choose the set in which the third statement is a logical conclusion of the first two.

Q11 I. Some bikes are mopeds. All mopeds are scooters. Some bikes are scooters.
II. All children are hairs. None of the hairs are red. No children are red.
III. No pencil is a pen. Some pens are markers. Some pencils are markers.
IV. Every man has a wife. All wives are devoted. No one devoted has a husband.

• (a) I, II and III
• (b) I and II
• (c) III and II
• (d) I, II and III and IV

Q12. I. No moon is not red. All stars are moon. All the stars are red.
II. All doors are open. No open is outdoors. All doors are not outdoors.
III. No Japanese can fire. All Chinese are books. Japanese and Chinese can fight.
IV. No A is B. No B is C. No A is C.

• (a) I only
• (b) II only
• (c) I & II only
• (d) IV only

Q13. I. All envelopes are rectangles. All rectangles are rectangular. All envelopes are rectangular.
II. Some things are smart. Some smart things are tiny. Some things are tiny.
IV. Dieting is good for your health. Healthy foods are rare. Dieting is rare.

• (a) IV only
• (b) III only
• (c) Both I and III
• (d) All of these

### Important Blood Relation questions for IPMAT 2025

Q1. A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her maternal uncle. The boy is girl’s:

• a) Son
• (b) Uncle
• (c) Son-in-law
• (d) cannot be determined

Q2. Pointing to a photograph, a man tells his friend ‘She is the daughter of the only son of my father’s wife’. How is the girl in the photograph related to the man?

• (a) Daughter
• (b) Cousin
• (c) Mother
• (d) Sister

Directions for questions 3 to 5: Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it. There is a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E and F. Following information pertains to the members of this family:

(a) There are two married couples and the family members belong to three generations.
(b) Each member has a distinct choice of colour among green, yellow, black, white, red and blue.
(c) No lady member likes green or white colour.
(d) C, who likes black colour, is the daughter-in-law of E.
(e) B is the brother of F and son of D and he likes blue.
(f) A is grandmother of F and F does not like red.
(g) There is a man who likes green and his wife likes yellow.

Q3. Which of the following is one of the married couples?

• (a) CD
• (b) DA
• (c) AC
• (d) none of these.

Q4. How many male members are there in the family?

• (a) 2
• (b) 3
• (c) 4
• (d) 1

Directions for questions 5to 6: Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it.

(i) In a family of six members A, B, C, D, E and F each one plays one game out of the six games snooker, Carom, Table Tennis, badminton, Bridge and Cricket.
(ii) Two are married couples.
(iii) B who plays carom, is daughter in law of E.
(iv) A is the father of D, the Table Tennis player, and D is the father of C, who plays cricket.
(v) F is the brother of (c)
(vi) Snooker is not played by a female member.

Q5. Who among them plays bridge?

• (a) E
• (b) F
• (c) A

Q6. How is F related to A? (a) Granddaughter (b) Grandson (c) Son (d) Daughter

Q7. A @ B means A is the sister of B
A \$ B means B is the mother of A
A + B means A is the brother of B
A = B means B is the father of A.

Which of the following means M is the maternal uncle of N?

• (a) M = P + Q @ N
• (b) N + P = Q @ M
• (c) N @ P \$ Q @ M
• (d) None of these

Q8 M x N means M is the daughter of N
M + N means M is the father of N
M % N means M is the mother of N
M – N means M is the brother of N.

Given that P % Q + R – T x K, what is the relation of P to K?

• (a) Daughter-in-law
• (b) Sister-in-law
• (c) Aunt
• (d) None of these

### Important questions based on Arrangements for IPMAT 2025

Directions for questions 1-2: These questions are based on the information that follows. In a row of soldiers facing North,

(i) Lambert is 8 th to the right of Khurusheva;
(ii) Mickey is 16 th from the left end;
(iii) Lambert is 16 th to the right of Jackson, who is 27 th from the right end of the row;
(iv) Khurusheva is nearer than Mickey to the right end of the row;
(v) there are 5 boys between Mickey and Khurusheva.

Q1. How many soldiers are there between Jackson and Mickey?

• (a) One
• (b) Two
• (c) Three

Q2. How far away is Khurusheva from the right end of the row?

• (a) 30th
• (b) 10th
• (a) 19th
• (b) 18th

Directions for Questions 3-4: (Question Category: Matching Puzzle)

Study the following information and answer the questions that follow:

1. Six picture cards P, Q, R, S, T and U are framed in six different colours – blue, red green, grey yellow and brown and are arranged from left to right (not necessarily in the same order).
2. The pictures are of the king, princess, queen, palace, joker and prince.
3. The picture of the palace is in the blue colour frame but is not on card S and card P which is of the queen, is in the brown frame and is placed at the extreme right.
4. The picture of the princess is neither on card S nor on card T and is not in either the green or the yellow frame. Card R has a picture of the king in a grey frame and it is fifth from right and next to card Q having the picture of the prince.

Q3. If the princess’s card is immediately between the cards of the palace and the prince, then at what number is the joker’s card placed from the left?

• (a) Fifth
• (b) Second
• (c) First

Q4. Which is the correct combination of card and frame colours?

• (a) T-Yellow
• (b) U-Red
• (c) Q-Green

Directions for Questions 5 to 6: Study the following information and answer the questions that follow:

A company is planning to organise 8 lectures—A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H for 3 subjects —Quants, D.I. and English. The lectures are spread over three days. Quants are to be covered first in 3 lectures followed by English and then D.I. in 2 lectures. Lectures A, C and D have to be different days. (Lectures B and F have to be on the same day), but lecture B cannot be clubbed with A or G or D. Lecture G and H should come on the same day. Lecture A is a lecture on Quants and Lecture C cannot be on the last day. It is also known that there are at least 3 lectures on day

Q5. Which of the following pairs of lectures can go along with lecture ‘A’ on Quants?

• (a) B, C
• (b) G, H
• (c) D, E

Q6. Which combination of lectures was arranged on the second day of the series?

• (a) D, E, F
• (b) B, C, E
• (c) C, G, H

Directions for Questions 7-8:

In a bar, there are seven frequent visitors who visit the bar daily. On being asked about their visit to the bar the preceding Sunday, the following were the answers:

• Jai Chand: I came in first and the next two persons to enter were Sohan Singh and Shail Munshi. When I left the bar, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai were present in the bar. Deepak Garg left with me.
• Jai Prakash: When I entered the bar with Vinod Rai, Jai Chand was sitting there. There was someone else also, but I was not in a position to recognise him.
• Shail Munshi; I went to the bar for a short while last Sunday and met Jai Chand, Sohan Singh and Deepak Garg there.
• Sohan Singh: I left immediately after Shail Munshi left.
• Deepak Garg: I met Jai Chand, Sohan Singh, Shail Munshi, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai during my first visit to the bar. But I got an urgent call and came out of the bar with Jai Chand. When I went to the bar the second time, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai were there.
• Pradeep Kumar: I had some urgent work, so I did not sit in the bar for a long time. Jai Prakash and Deepak Garg were the only people in the bar while I was there.

Vinod Rai: I was drunk and I don’t remember anything.

Q7. Who among Jai Prakash and Deepak Garg entered the bar first?

• (a) Jai Prakash
• (b) Deepak Garg
• (c) Both entered
• (d) Cannot be determined

Q8. Who was sitting with Jai Chand when Jai Prakash entered the bar?

• (a) Sohan Singh
• (b) Shail Munshi
• (c) Deepak Garg

### Important questions based on Statements and Assumptions for IPMAT 2025

Directions: In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit. Given answer

• (a) If only assumption I is implicit.
• (b) If only assumption II is implicit.
• (c) If both I and II are implicit.
• (d) If neither I nor II is implicit.

Q1 Statement: The maximum IAS exam selection will be from our institute—A director of a coaching institution.

Assumptions I. Most of the students who study in this institute are geniuses. II. Teachers of the coaching institution are preparing their students thoroughly.

Solution: Assumption I is irrelevant because there might be some other genius students who are studying in other coaching institutions. Assumption II is implicit. A coaching institution can only claim such statements if it is preparing its students thoroughly. Hence, option (b) is correct.

Q2 Statement: Over a cricketing career most players would do well to remember that there is only one thing that overcomes hard luck—hard work.

Assumptions I. If a cricketer is hardworking, he/she can easily tackle the toughest phases of his cricketing career. II. A cricketer writes his/her own destiny by hard work.

Solution. Both the statements are implicit. All cricket players face difficult times in their careers, but only those succeed, who confront these phases bravely and work hard to overcome them. In this way, hard luck becomes insignificant for a cricketer. Hence, option (c) is correct.

### Important questions based on Ranking for IPMAT 2025

Directions for Questions 1 to 4: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Five geeks (enthusiasts) entered a comic book character costume contest held during the comic con festival. The contestants dressed up and were given two awards—one for being best in a particular category (i.e. strongest, smartest, most efficient, scariest and powerful) and one for being ranked (i.e. 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th and 5th). Determine who wore what costume and what two awards they received.

(i) The winner of the most efficient character’s costume was ranked just above Sacha’s character’s costume (which wasn't superman).
(ii) The winner of the strongest category (which wasn't Wonder Woman) was not worn by Billy.
(iii) The joker’s costume was ranked just above Sacha’s costume (which wasn’t the strongest costume winner).
(iv) The Wonderwoman costume ranked just above the scariest costume and just below Vladimirs’s costume.
(v) The Batman costume was placed just higher than the winner of the strongest costume and just lower than Catherine’s costume.
(vi) The Lex Luthor costume ranked just above Jelena’s (which wasn’t the Superman) and just below the smartest.

Q1 Who among the following ranked fifth?

• (a) Billy
• (b) Jelena
• (d) Can’t be determined

Q2 Who among the following got the award for the scariest costume?

• (a) Billy
• (b) Catharine
• (c) Sacha

Q3. Which of the following is the costume of Sacha?

• (a) Joker
• (b) Batman
• (c) Lex Luthor
• (d) Wonder Woman

Q4 Which of the following shows the correct order of ranks 1st , 2nd , 3rd , 4th and 5th respectively?

• (a) Billy, Jelena, Vladimir, Sacha, Catherine
• (b) Vladimir, Sacha, Catherine, Billy, Jelena
• (c) Catherine, Sacha, Vladimir, Jelena, Billy
• (d) Vladimir, Billy, Catherine, Sacha, Jelena

There are several tips on how to attempt IPMAT logical reasoning questions are discussed in this article to provide valuable guidance for successfully attempting the section. By incorporating these tricks to attempt logical reasoning for IPMAT into their preparation, candidates can improve their speed, accuracy, and problem-solving skills.

Remember to practice regularly, familiarize yourself with different question types, manage your time effectively, and stay calm and focused during the exam. With diligent preparation and the application of these IPMAT logical reasoning tricks, you can enhance your chances of excelling in the Logical Reasoning section and achieving success in the IPMAT 2025.

### Key Takeaways:

• Understand the Exam Structure: Recognize the specific logical reasoning requirements for both IPMAT Rohtak and Indore, focusing on the number of questions and their placement within the exam sections.
• Comprehensive Study Plan: Develop a detailed study schedule covering all topics, with emphasis on solving at least 100 questions per topic to strengthen problem-solving skills.
• Focus on Key Topics: Prioritize major logical reasoning topics such as blood relations, syllogisms, and arrangements, and familiarize yourself with the types of questions typically asked.
• Practice Actively: Engage in active problem-solving and use mock tests and previous year papers to enhance understanding and exam readiness.
• Regular Performance Analysis: Continuously assess strengths and weaknesses through mock exams to refine strategies and improve overall performance in the logical reasoning section.

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