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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 and answer the questions given below it.

Q1. Who sits 2nd right of D?
P
H
K
R
B
Solution:

Q2. Who among the following receive 46 calls?
G
D
L
H
B
Solution:

Q3. How many persons sit between the one who receive 21 calls and R, when counted left to R?
Three
One
Four
Two
None of these
Solution:

Q4. Who among the following sits at middle of the side?
K
G
P
L
B
Solution:

Q5. Who sits immediate right of R?
P
L
D
B
None of these
Solution:

Directions (6-10): Each question consists of two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Consider the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow from the given statements using all statements together. Mark your answer as,

Q6. Statements:
Some week are month
All day are month
All year are week
Conclusions :
I. Some months are not week is a possibility
II. All week are days
If only conclusion I follows
If only conclusion II follows
If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
Solution:

Q7. Statements:
Some week are month
All day are month
All year are week
Conclusions :
I. No year is a day is definitely true
II. Some week which are year are months
If only conclusion I follows
If only conclusion II follows
If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
Solution:

Q8. Statements:
Some week are month
Some day are month
Some year are week
Conclusions :
I. Some year are day is definitely true
II. No month is year is a possibility
If only conclusion I follows
If only conclusion II follows
If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
Solution:

Q9. Statements:
Some week are month
Some day are month
Some year are week
Conclusions :
I. At least some month are day
II. Some week are not day is a possibility
If only conclusion I follows
If only conclusion II follows
If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
Solution:

Q10. Statements :
All week are month
Some days are month
Conclusions:
I. No day is week is a possibility
II. All days can never be month
If only conclusion I follows
If only conclusion II follows
If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow
Solution:

Directions (11-15): 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 : 18 para 72 errors 34 detection 01 comprehension
Step I : para 18 72 errors 34 detection comprehension 01
Step II : 18 para 72 34 detection comprehension 01errors
Step III: detection 18 para 72 comprehension 01errors 34
Step IV: 72 detection 18 para 01errors 34 comprehension and step IV is the last step of the arrangement of above input as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps.
Find out in each of following questions the appropriate steps for the given input Input- 38 clerk 51 design 20 markets 43 replaced

Q11. Which among the following step is the penultimate step?
Step-III
Step-IV
Step-V
Step II
None of these
Solution:
In each step a number and a word is arranged simultaneously.
The words are placed at leftmost end and numbers at right most end in odd steps.
The words are placed at rightmost end and numbers at left most end in even steps.

(a)For words arrangement- the words are arranged in increasing order of the number of letters in them. First words having even number of letters is arranged first followed by words having odd number of letters in the same pattern.
(b) For numbers- the numbers are arranged in increasing order.

Input- 38 clerk 51 design 20 markets 43 replaced
Step I : design 38 clerk 51 markets 43 replaced 20
Step II : 38 design clerk 51 markets 43 20 replaced
Step III: clerk 38 design 51 markets 20 replaced 43
Step IV: 51 clerk 38 design 20 replaced 43 markets

Q12. How many elements are there between ‘ clerk’ and ‘design’ in step-II?
Five
Seven
Six
Four
None of these
Solution:
In each step a number and a word is arranged simultaneously.
The words are placed at leftmost end and numbers at right most end in odd steps.
The words are placed at rightmost end and numbers at left most end in even steps.

(a)For words arrangement- the words are arranged in increasing order of the number of letters in them. First words having even number of letters is arranged first followed by words having odd number of letters in the same pattern.
(b) For numbers- the numbers are arranged in increasing order.

Input- 38 clerk 51 design 20 markets 43 replaced
Step I : design 38 clerk 51 markets 43 replaced 20
Step II : 38 design clerk 51 markets 43 20 replaced
Step III: clerk 38 design 51 markets 20 replaced 43
Step IV: 51 clerk 38 design 20 replaced 43 markets

Q13. Which of the following represents the position of ‘markets’ 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:
In each step a number and a word is arranged simultaneously.
The words are placed at leftmost end and numbers at right most end in odd steps.
The words are placed at rightmost end and numbers at left most end in even steps.

(a)For words arrangement- the words are arranged in increasing order of the number of letters in them. First words having even number of letters is arranged first followed by words having odd number of letters in the same pattern.
(b) For numbers- the numbers are arranged in increasing order.

Input- 38 clerk 51 design 20 markets 43 replaced
Step I : design 38 clerk 51 markets 43 replaced 20
Step II : 38 design clerk 51 markets 43 20 replaced
Step III: clerk 38 design 51 markets 20 replaced 43
Step IV: 51 clerk 38 design 20 replaced 43 markets

Q14. Which word would be at the seventh position from the right end in the fourth step of the machine output ?
clerk
design
20
51
None of these
Solution:
In each step a number and a word is arranged simultaneously.
The words are placed at leftmost end and numbers at right most end in odd steps.
The words are placed at rightmost end and numbers at left most end in even steps.

(a)For words arrangement- the words are arranged in increasing order of the number of letters in them. First words having even number of letters is arranged first followed by words having odd number of letters in the same pattern.
(b) For numbers- the numbers are arranged in increasing order.

Input- 38 clerk 51 design 20 markets 43 replaced
Step I : design 38 clerk 51 markets 43 replaced 20
Step II : 38 design clerk 51 markets 43 20 replaced
Step III: clerk 38 design 51 markets 20 replaced 43
Step IV: 51 clerk 38 design 20 replaced 43 markets

Q15. How many steps would be needed to perform the output ?
Seven
Six
Four
Five
None of these
Solution:
In each step a number and a word is arranged simultaneously.
The words are placed at leftmost end and numbers at right most end in odd steps.
The words are placed at rightmost end and numbers at left most end in even steps.

(a)For words arrangement- the words are arranged in increasing order of the number of letters in them. First words having even number of letters is arranged first followed by words having odd number of letters in the same pattern.
(b) For numbers- the numbers are arranged in increasing order.

Input- 38 clerk 51 design 20 markets 43 replaced
Step I : design 38 clerk 51 markets 43 replaced 20
Step II : 38 design clerk 51 markets 43 20 replaced
Step III: clerk 38 design 51 markets 20 replaced 43
Step IV: 51 clerk 38 design 20 replaced 43 markets

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