Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016

Q1. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word PREVIOUS each of which has as many letters between them in the word as they have between them in the English alphabetical order?
(a) None 
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) None of the above

Q2. Which of the following will come in place of question mark (?)
CED     GIH     KML     OQP     ?
(a) RTS
(b) SUT
(c) TUS
(d) UWV
(e) None of the above

Q3. E, F, G, H and I are five friends. Each of them has a different height. G is taller than E and I and shorter than only F. I is taller than only one person. Who is the shortest?
(a) H
(b) E
(c) F
(d) Either H or E
(e) None of the above

Q4. A, B, C, D and E are sitting in a straight line facing north. A sits next to D but not next to E. B sits next to C, who sits on the extreme left end of the line. Who sits on the left of D if E does not sit next to B?
(a) C
(b) B
(c) E
(d) A
(e) None of the above

Q5. If all the letters in the word SIGNATURE are arranged according to English alphabetical order, the positions of how many letters will remain unchanged after rearrangement?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) None 
(e) None of the above

Directions (6-10): In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give 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 conclusion I and II are true

Q6. Statements: P ≥ N > T = X ≤ L, C = T 
Conclusions: I. C ≥ N II. L > T

Q7. Statements: Q = R > M ≥ S, G > H ≤ R
Conclusions: I. G > M II. H ≥ S

Q8.Statements: N < P = C < K = T ≥ H
Conclusions: I. C < T II. K > N

Q9. Statements: D > W ≥ P = E ≤ S < U = V
Conclusions: I.V > P II.E < D

Q10.Statements: X = T ≥ V > N ≥ S, G > W = S
Conclusions: I. V < G II. T > W

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight persons A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. A sits third to the left of B and second to the right of X. D does not sit next to A or B. C and Y sit adjacent to each other. Z does not sit adjacent to D and C does not sit adjacent to B.

Q11.Who among the following sits opposite A?
(a) Z
(b) W
(c) X
(d) C
(e) None of the above

Q12. Who among the following sits second to the left of W?
(a) C
(b) D
(c) X
(e) None of the above

Q13. Who among the following sits exactly between B and D?
(a) W
(b) X
(c) C
(e) None of the above

Q14. What is the position of Z with respect to B?
(a) Second to the right
(b) Third to the left
(c) Fourth to the right
(d) Immediate right
(e) None of the above

Q15. Who among the following sits on the immediate left of Y?
(a) W
(b) C
(c) A
(d) D
(e) None of the above

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