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Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017

The reasoning is a game of wits and presence of mind! Yes, it is true and it might seem as the greatest of the challenge after English Section’s surprises but yet this one can easily be dealt with. You just need correct practice and hardwire your brain to quickly make decisions about what to attempt and what to leave. And for same we are providing you questions of Reasoning Question and Answers. Solve these to Practice latest pattern reasoning question for bank exams.

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule and generates stepwise outputs till the arrangement is complete following that rule.
Following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement till the last step.
Input:   to 48 it 27 hang 35 many 76 detail 19 are 31
Step I:  to 48 it 27 hang 35 many detail 19 31 76 are
Step II:  to it 27 hang 35 many 19 31 48 detail 76 are
Step III:  to it 27 many 19 31 35 hang 48 detail 76 are
Step IV:  to 27 many 19 31 it 35 hang 48 detail 76 are
Step V:  to 19 27 many 31 it 35 hang 48 detail 76 are
Step VI:  19 to 27 many 31 it 35 hang 48 detail 76 are
And Step VI is the last step of the input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out the answer to each of the questions given below:
Input:  but 43 we 21 know 97 this 38 how 51 you 77

Q1. In which step the elements ‘38 you 43’ found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step VI
(e)None of these

Q2. In step IV, which of the following word/number would be at 4th position to the left of 4th from the right end?
(a) 21
(b) 38
(c) you
(d) 43
(e) this

Q3. How many step are required to complete the above arrangement?
(a) Four
(b)Five
(c) Six
(d) Seven
(e) None of these

Q4. Which of the following would be the step III after arrangement?
(a) 43 we 21 this 38 you 51 know 77 how but 97
(b) we 43 21 this 38 you 51 know 77 how 97 but
(c) 43 we this 21 38 you 51 know 77 how 97 but
(d) 43 we 21 this 38 you 51 know 77 how 97 but
(e) None of these

Q5. In step V, ‘21 ’ is related to ‘38’ and ‘we’ is related to ‘this’. In the same way ‘how’ is related to?
(a) 51
(b) know
(c) 77
(d) but
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H are sitting in a row for lunch and all of them are facing towards north direction but not necessary in the same order. No two successive persons are sitting together according to alphabetical order. For Example :A does not sit with B; similarly, B does not sit with C and so on.
They also like different dish Biryani, Dosa, Pav-bhaji, Jalebi, Korma, Samosa, Dhokla, and Kheer but not necessary in the same order. Either D or B sits at the extreme end of the row. A likes Kheer and sits second from the left end of the row. D sits third to left of one who likes Dhokla. B sits third to left of G, who likes Samosa. G does not sit the extreme end of the line. The one who likes Korma sits second to left of F. E does not sit any of the extreme end of the line. One of the immediate neighbors of B likes Jalebi. F does not like Jalebi. The one who likes Pav-bhaji sits second to right of one who likes Biryani.

Q6. Which of the following person is sitting third to the right of one who likes Jalebi?
(a) E
(b) G
(c) C
(d) B
(e) F

Q7. How many persons sit between D and E?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) More than three
(e) None of these

Q8. D likes which of the following dish?
(a) Korma
(b) Pav-bhaji
(c) Biryani
(d) Jalebi
(e) None of these

Q9. Who among following sits immediate left of B?
(a) A
(b) The one who likes Pav-bhaji
(c) H
(d) The one who likes Samosa.
(e) F

Q10. Who among following likes Jalebi?
(a) D
(b) A
(c) F
(d) B
(e) H

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:
A Research Institute is recruiting a librarian to digitize its information resources, among other duties. Candidates must possess, the following criteria. The candidate must
(I) be not less than 35 years and not exceed 40 years as on 01.11.2009.
(II) have a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science with 65 percent marks.
(III) have a Ph D in Library Science.
(IV) have post qualification experience of at least 4 year in a University Library.

However, if the candidate fulfils the above mentioned criteria EXCEPT
(A) at (II) above, but has a UGC NET certification with all the other above criteria fulfilled, he/she may be referred to the Dean.
(B) at (IV) above but all the eligibility criteria are met and the candidate has at least one year’s experience in a research institute, he/she may be offered contractual appointment for a year.
Based on the above criteria, study carefully whether the following candidates are eligible for the recruitment process and mark your answer as follows. You are not to assume anything other than the information provided in each question. All cases are given to you as on 1.11.2009.
(a) if he/she is to be shortlisted.
(b) if he/she is not to be shortlisted.
(c) if he/she should be referred to the Dean.
(d) if he/she may be offered contractual appointment if required.
(e) if the data provided are inadequate to take a decision.

Q11. Lokesh is obtaining his Ph D from YCM University, where he has been Junior Librarian since 2004. He qualified in the UGC NET exam in June 2000. He has a degree in Library and Information Science with 62 percent. His date of birth is 17.10.1973.

Q12. Arpit has a doctorate in Library Science from Karnataka University in 2003. Born on July 21,1969, he graduated in Library and information Science from Karnataka University, where he has been Assistant Librarian for four years since 2005.

Q13. Ramapati has been a librarian for a government institution for three years. Prior to this, he was a University Librarian for 7 years after completing his Ph D in Library Science. He graduated in 1991 with 68 percent in Library Science. He is exactly 40 years of age on the specified date.

Q14. Shubhi has been a librarian at STS University since 2007 when she qualified in the UGC NET examination. She has a degree in Library and Information Science with 60 percent. Her first job was as Junior Librarian at TRP Institute of Development Research from October 2000 to December 2001.

Q15. Yuvraj obtained his UGC NET qualification after his graduation in 1998, when he began working. He has been Assistant Librarian for the past two years with a research institute. He obtained 65 percent in his graduation in Library Science. He earned his Ph D in Library Science in 2007. His date of birth is 22.10.1974.

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