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### Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams like IBPS Clerk Prelims is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

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

Seven boxes E, F, G, H, S, T and U contains seven different fruits viz. Apple, Banana, Kiwi, Grapes, Guava, Litchi and Cheeku. Each box is placed one above each other. Four boxes are between box E and the box which contains Apple. The box which contains Banana is immediately below the box which contains Apple. Two boxes are between box H and the one which contains Apple. Box T is immediately below box H. Box F is placed immediately below the one which contains Litchi. Two boxes are between the one which contains Banana and the one which contains Guava. Box S contains Kiwi. The box which contains Cheeku is placed immediately below box E. Two boxes are between the one which contains Kiwi and the one which contains Litchi. Box U is placed above box G.

Q1. Which among the following box contains Grapes?
U
G
H
T
None of These
Solution:

Q2. Which fruit was placed immediately below Guava?
Litchi
Cheeku
Apple
Banana
None of These
Solution:

Q3. How many boxes are between box S and box F?
One
Two
Three
Four
None of These
Solution:

Q4. Which of the following combination is true?
G- Apple
H- Litchi
T- Cheeku
E- Litchi
None is true
Solution:

Q5. Which among the following box is immediately above the box which contains Kiwi?
U
G
H
T
None of These
Solution:

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

Input : arear doctor zone alter graph element ill bread
Step I : alter arear doctor graph element ill bread zone
Step II : arear alter doctor element ill bread zone graph
Step III: element arear alter ill bread zone graph doctor
Step IV: ill element arear alter zone graph doctor bread

Input- earn rear only every old student reason person peon alpha

Q6. Which among the following step is the penultimate step?
Step-III
Step-IV
Step-V
Step II
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see earn step, then we can find that there is both vowels and consonants are arranged in earn step.
(a) For words (starting by a vowel) arrangement- Vowels are arranged in increasing alphabetical order from the left end. In step I we arrange the least Vowel from the left end, And in step we arrange the second least vowel according to the alphabetical series. This process continues until all the words will be arranged
(b) For words(starting by a consonants) arrangement- Consonants are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order from the right end.

Input- earn rear only every old student reason person peon alpha
Step I - alpha earn rear only every old reason person peon student
Step II- earn alpha rear only every old person peon student reason
Step III-every earn alpha only old person peon student reason rear
Step IV-old every earn alpha only peon student reason rear person
Step V- only old every earn alpha student reason rear person peon

Q7. How many elements are there between ‘earn’ and ‘reason’ in step-III?
Five
Seven
Six
Four
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see earn step, then we can find that there is both vowels and consonants are arranged in earn step.
(a) For words (starting by a vowel) arrangement- Vowels are arranged in increasing alphabetical order from the left end. In step I we arrange the least Vowel from the left end, And in step we arrange the second least vowel according to the alphabetical series. This process continues until all the words will be arranged
(b) For words(starting by a consonants) arrangement- Consonants are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order from the right end.

Input- earn rear only every old student reason person peon alpha
Step I - alpha earn rear only every old reason person peon student
Step II- earn alpha rear only every old person peon student reason
Step III-every earn alpha only old person peon student reason rear
Step IV-old every earn alpha only peon student reason rear person
Step V- only old every earn alpha student reason rear person peon

Q8. Which of the following represents the position of ‘only’ in the step II ?
Fourth from the right end
Fourth from the left end
Third from the left end
Fifth from the right end
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see earn step, then we can find that there is both vowels and consonants are arranged in earn step.
(a) For words (starting by a vowel) arrangement- Vowels are arranged in increasing alphabetical order from the left end. In step I we arrange the least Vowel from the left end, And in step we arrange the second least vowel according to the alphabetical series. This process continues until all the words will be arranged
(b) For words(starting by a consonants) arrangement- Consonants are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order from the right end.

Input- earn rear only every old student reason person peon alpha
Step I - alpha earn rear only every old reason person peon student
Step II- earn alpha rear only every old person peon student reason
Step III-every earn alpha only old person peon student reason rear
Step IV-old every earn alpha only peon student reason rear person
Step V- only old every earn alpha student reason rear person peon

Q9. Which word would be at the seventh position from the right end in the fourth step of the machine output ?
Earn
Only
Every
Alpha
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see earn step, then we can find that there is both vowels and consonants are arranged in earn step.
(a) For words (starting by a vowel) arrangement- Vowels are arranged in increasing alphabetical order from the left end. In step I we arrange the least Vowel from the left end, And in step we arrange the second least vowel according to the alphabetical series. This process continues until all the words will be arranged
(b) For words(starting by a consonants) arrangement- Consonants are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order from the right end.

Input- earn rear only every old student reason person peon alpha
Step I - alpha earn rear only every old reason person peon student
Step II- earn alpha rear only every old person peon student reason
Step III-every earn alpha only old person peon student reason rear
Step IV-old every earn alpha only peon student reason rear person
Step V- only old every earn alpha student reason rear person peon

Q10. How many steps would be needed to perform the output ?
Seven
Six
Four
Five
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see earn step, then we can find that there is both vowels and consonants are arranged in earn step.
(a) For words (starting by a vowel) arrangement- Vowels are arranged in increasing alphabetical order from the left end. In step I we arrange the least Vowel from the left end, And in step we arrange the second least vowel according to the alphabetical series. This process continues until all the words will be arranged
(b) For words(starting by a consonants) arrangement- Consonants are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order from the right end.

Input- earn rear only every old student reason person peon alpha
Step I - alpha earn rear only every old reason person peon student
Step II- earn alpha rear only every old person peon student reason
Step III-every earn alpha only old person peon student reason rear
Step IV-old every earn alpha only peon student reason rear person
Step V- only old every earn alpha student reason rear person peon

Directions (11-15): Study the following alphabetical sequence and answer the questions following it.

S I T A F G P S C A N D O Y E I L A B S T U V

Q11. If all the consonants are dropped from the series, then how many alphabets will be there to the right of E in the newly formed series?
One
Two
Three
More than three
None of these

Q12. How many meaningful words of four letters can be formed using the second, sixth, seventh and thirteenth letter from the left end of the above series?
One
Two
Three
Four
None

Q13. How many vowels are there in the above series which are immediately preceded by a consonant in the above series?
One
Two
Four
More than Five
None

Q14. How many consonants are there in the above series which are immediately preceded and followed by a consonant?
One
Two
Three
None
None of these

Q15. Which of the following will be eighth to the right of the eighth alphabet from the left end of the above series?
A
F
G
I
S
Solution:
Eight to the right of eight elements from the left end= sixteenth element from the left end i.e. I

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