# Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016

Directions (1-5): In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statement(s). The statements are followed by two conclusions. Given answer
(a) if only conclusion I is true.
(b) if only conclusion II is true.
(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.
(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(e) if both conclusions I and II are true.

Q1. Statement: P > N ≥ R = K ≤ L < J
Conclusions: I. J > R II. P ≥ L

Q2. Statement: Q ≥ R = S, S ≥ N > M
Conclusions: I. R > N II. Q > M

Q3. Statement: D > J < N, V > W ≥ K = N
Conclusions: I. W > D II. V ≤ N

Q4. Statement: E > F = G ≤ H ≤ I = J
Conclusions: I. J > F II. F = J

Q5. Statement: L = M ≥ N = O < P = R
Conclusions: I. L ≥ O II. N < R

Q6. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word MEMORENDOM each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) More than four

Q7. How many meaningful English words can be formed using the first, third, seventh and eighth letter of the meaningless word LAMBASTE, using each letter only once in each word?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) None of the above

Q8. In a certain code language FOAM is written as 5%9\$ and FINE is written as 5@#7. How is NAME written in that code language?
(a) \$#9%
(b) #9\$7
(c) #9%5
(d) #7@\$
(e) None of the above

Q9. Rahul is twenty first from the left end in a row of 40 boys, and Prakash is twenty first from the right end in the same row. How many boys are there between them in the row?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(e) None of the above

Q10. A starts from his home and goes 2 km straight, then he turns to his right and goes 1 km. Again, he turns to his right and goes 2 km. Finally he turns to his left in south direction and goes 1 km. The first 2 km travelled by A was towards which direction?
(a) East
(b) South
(c) North
(e) None of the above

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing 5 persons each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In the 1st row E, F, G, H and I are sitting and all of them are facing south. In the 2nd row T, U, V, W and Z are sitting, but not necessarily in the same order. In the given seating arrangement each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.
The one who is an immediate neighbor of H is facing W. F does not sit at the extreme ends of the row. V and Z are immediate neighbours. Only one person sits between I and G. Z sits second to the left of the person who faces I. E faces the person who is on the immediate left of Z. T sits at the left end of the row. E and H are not immediate neighbours.

Q11. Who among the following sits between G and I?
(a) H
(b) F
(c) E
(d) T
(e) None of the above

Q12. Who among the following faces G?
(a) U
(b) V
(c) H
(d) Z
(e) None of the above

Q13. Who among the following sits second to the right of the person who faces U?
(a) F
(b) I
(c) W
(d) V
(e) None of the above

Q14. How many persons sit between E and H?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of the above

Q15. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) GZ
(b) FV
(c) WI
(d) UH
(e) EV