Input-Output Questions for SBI PO/Clerk Mains: 12th July 2018

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Reasoning Questions for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018 

Complexity of questions in Reasoning Ability for Banking and Insurance exams is increasing tremendously and one needs to put his nose on the grindstone while preparing for this section. Cracking questions of the Mains level will not be an easy task if one do not get into a habit of continuous practice of latest pattern based questions. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the latest pattern for SBI PO and Clerk Mains Exam. Not only this, these quizzes will also prove propitious for the upcoming Bank of Baroda Exam. Now, pull up your socks, it’s time to practice till perfection.


Directions (1-5): Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions. 

An input-output is given in different steps. Some mathematical operations are done in each step. No mathematical operation is repeated in next step. 

 As per the rules followed in the steps given above, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.



Q1. What is the addition of the two numbers obtained in step 3?
(a) 1.5
(b) 3
(c) 5.5
(d) 5
(e) None of these

Q2. What is the difference between sum of numbers which obtained in 1st step and sum of numbers obtained in all other steps?
(a) 137
(b) 127
(c) 147 
(d) 137.5
(e) None of these

Q3. What is the multiplication of the numbers obtained in step 2?
(a) 426
(b) 462
(c) 342
(d) 352
(e) None of these

Q4. What is the average of all the numbers of step 2?
(a) 18
(b) 19
(c) 16
(d) 15
(e) 20

Q5. What is the sum of all the odd numbers of all the steps (1,2,3&4)?
(a) 18
(b) 9
(c) 6
(d) 5
(e) 20

Direction (6-10): A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input- jlpu htqs 21 67 48 9 will bdgv

Step I: yknn 134 jlpu htqs 21 48 9 bdgv
Step II: lnrw 96 yknn 134 htqs 21 9 bdgv
Step III: jvsu 42 lnrw 96 yknn 134 9 bdgv
Step IV: dfix 18 jvsu 42 lnrw 96 yknn 134

Answer the following questions based on the following input: -

Input- njes glfu 53 18 31 44 wird dect abcd 14

Q6. What will be the resultant if the number which is fifth from the left end of step I is added to the number which is fifth from right end of step III?
(a) 76
(b) 106
(c) 78
(d) 98
(e) None of these

Q7. What will be the second step of the given input?
(a) 88 plgu yktf 106 glfu 18 31 dect abcd 14
(b) plgu 88 yktf 106 glfu 18 dect abcd 14 31
(c) plgu 88 yktf 106 glfu 18 31 dect 14 abcd 
(d) plgu 88 yktf 106 glfu 18 31 dect abcd 14
(e) None of these

Q8. Which of the following word/number will be fourth to the left of the element which is sixth from the left end in step II?
(a) 88
(b) yktf
(c) plgu
(d) 106
(e) None of these

Q9. What will be the difference between the number which is fifth from the left end of step II and the number which is fifth from the right end of step IV?
(a)14
(b)32
(c) 22
(d) 42
(e) 16

Q10. How many steps are required to perform the output?
(a) VII
(b) V
(c) III
(d) VI
(e) IV

Directions (11-15): Study the given information and answer the questions:
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers
rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement.

Input: must 11 rest 48 one 29 delhi 54 bat 35 ball 36

Step I: ball must rest 48 one 29 delhi 54 bat 35 36 12
Step II: 35 ball must rest 48 one 29 delhi 54 35 12 bat
Step III: delhi 35 ball must rest 48 one 54 35 12 bat 30
Step IV: 47 delhi 35 ball rest one 54 35 12 bat 30 must
Step V: one 47 delhi 35 ball rest 54 12 bat 30 must 36
Step VI: 53 one 47 delhi 35 ball 12 bat 30 must 36 rest

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the
appropriate step for the given input.

Input: segment 8 weak 7 call 24 now 29 silicon 16 challenge 19

Q11. In which step the elements ‟16 8 challenge” found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step V
(e) Step VI

Q12. In step IV, which of the following words would be at 6th to the left of the element which is 3rd from the right end?
(a) segment
(b) call
(c) weak
(d) now
(e) None of these

Q13. How many steps are required to complete the above arrangement?
(a) III
(b) IV
(c) VI
(d) VII
(e) V

Q14. Which of the following would be the step III after arrangement?
(a) segment 24 now 7 call weak 16 8 challenge 20 silicon 30
(b) segment 23 now 7 call weak 16 8 challenge 21 silicon 30
(c) segment 23 now 7 call weak 16 8 challenge 20 silicon 29
(d) segment 23 now 7 call weak 16 8 challenge 20 silicon 30
(e) None of these

Q15. What is the difference between the number which is third from left in Step IV and the number which is second from right in Step VI?
(a) 4
(b) 7
(c) 30
(d) 15
(e) None of these


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