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### Reasoning Questions for NIACL AO 2019

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 NIACL AO 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.

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

Robin, Priya, Kevin, Monu, Sem, Tom and Rohan are seven friends. Each of them studies in different classes 3, 5, 8, 9, 6, 2, and 11 (not necessarily in the same order). They like different colours Red, Yellow, Green, Pink, Brown, Black and White but not necessarily in the same order.
Kevin likes Red and does not study in 5th and in 2nd class. Sem studies in 6th Class and likes Brown. The one, who likes Black studies in 11th Class. Monu studies in 3rd Class. Rohan likes White. Robin does not study in 11th Class. The one, who likes Green studies in 5th Class. Priya studies in 9th Class and does not like Pink and Green.

Q1. In which Class does Rohan study?
9th
2nd
11th
6th
None of these
Solution:

Q2. Which of following colour does Robin like?
Green
Pink
Red
Yellow
None of these
Solution:

Q3. Which of the following colour does Monu like?
Yellow
Green
Pink
Black
None of these
Solution:

Q4. In which of the following Class does Robin study?
3rd
9th
2nd
11th
None of these
Solution:

Q5. Which of the following combinations is correct?
Sem- Pink
Rohan -Black
Priya - Green
Tom - Black
None of these.
Solution:

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully to answer the given 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 input and rearrangement.

Input: topography 56 bearing 29 laptop 31 66 98 savage delusion 13 traditions

Step I: delusion topography 56 bearing 29 laptop 31 66 savage 13 traditions 98
Step II: delusion traditions topography 56 bearing 29 laptop 66 savage 13 98 31
Step III: delusion traditions bearing topography 56 29 laptop savage 13 98 31 66
Step IV: delusion traditions bearing savage topography 56 laptop 13 98 31 66 29
Step V: delusion traditions bearing savage topography laptop 13 98 31 66 29 56
Step VI: delusion traditions bearing savage topography laptop 98 31 66 29 56 13
Answer the following questions based on the following input:-
Input: rock 31 rain 13 40 stock 86 takes 72 demotion worship 29

Q6. Which of the following will be the penultimate step?
Step VI
Step V
Step IV
Step III
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. As a first step let’s first understand the logic behind the Output. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
(i) The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step.
(ii) The words are arranged in descending order based on the number of vowels in the given word. If two words contain the same number of vowels, then they are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right in each step.
(iii) While the numbers are arranged in decreasing order from left to right alternatively, even number first, followed by prime number alternatively.

Now lets take the arrangement given in the Question
Input: rock 31 rain 13 40 stock 86 takes 72 demotion worship 29
Step I: demotion rock 31 rain 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86
Step II: demotion rain rock 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86 31
Step III: demotion rain takes rock 13 40 stock worship 29 86 31 72
Step IV: demotion rain takes worship rock 13 40 stock 86 31 72 29
Step V: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 13 86 31 72 29 40
Step VI: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 86 31 72 29 40 13

Q7. What will be the position of ‘stock’ in the last but one step?
Seventh from the left
Seventh from the right
Fourth from the left
Fifth from the left
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. As a first step let’s first understand the logic behind the Output. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
(i) The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step.
(ii) The words are arranged in descending order based on the number of vowels in the given word. If two words contain the same number of vowels, then they are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right in each step.
(iii) While the numbers are arranged in decreasing order from left to right alternatively, even number first, followed by prime number alternatively.

Now lets take the arrangement given in the Question
Input: rock 31 rain 13 40 stock 86 takes 72 demotion worship 29
Step I: demotion rock 31 rain 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86
Step II: demotion rain rock 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86 31
Step III: demotion rain takes rock 13 40 stock worship 29 86 31 72
Step IV: demotion rain takes worship rock 13 40 stock 86 31 72 29
Step V: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 13 86 31 72 29 40
Step VI: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 86 31 72 29 40 13

Q8. Which word/number would be the fourth from the right end in Step IV?
stock
86
40
worship
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. As a first step let’s first understand the logic behind the Output. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
(i) The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step.
(ii) The words are arranged in descending order based on the number of vowels in the given word. If two words contain the same number of vowels, then they are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right in each step.
(iii) While the numbers are arranged in decreasing order from left to right alternatively, even number first, followed by prime number alternatively.

Now lets take the arrangement given in the Question
Input: rock 31 rain 13 40 stock 86 takes 72 demotion worship 29
Step I: demotion rock 31 rain 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86
Step II: demotion rain rock 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86 31
Step III: demotion rain takes rock 13 40 stock worship 29 86 31 72
Step IV: demotion rain takes worship rock 13 40 stock 86 31 72 29
Step V: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 13 86 31 72 29 40
Step VI: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 86 31 72 29 40 13

Q9. After how many steps no further rearrangement of words is possible?
Five
Four
Six
Seven
Eight
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. As a first step let’s first understand the logic behind the Output. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
(i) The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step.
(ii) The words are arranged in descending order based on the number of vowels in the given word. If two words contain the same number of vowels, then they are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right in each step.
(iii) While the numbers are arranged in decreasing order from left to right alternatively, even number first, followed by prime number alternatively.

Now lets take the arrangement given in the Question
Input: rock 31 rain 13 40 stock 86 takes 72 demotion worship 29
Step I: demotion rock 31 rain 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86
Step II: demotion rain rock 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86 31
Step III: demotion rain takes rock 13 40 stock worship 29 86 31 72
Step IV: demotion rain takes worship rock 13 40 stock 86 31 72 29
Step V: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 13 86 31 72 29 40
Step VI: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 86 31 72 29 40 13

Q10. What will be the position of rock in step IV?
Sixth from right
Seventh from right
Seventh from left
Third from right
None of these
Solution:
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. As a first step let’s first understand the logic behind the Output. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
(i) The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step.
(ii) The words are arranged in descending order based on the number of vowels in the given word. If two words contain the same number of vowels, then they are arranged in alphabetical order from left to right in each step.
(iii) While the numbers are arranged in decreasing order from left to right alternatively, even number first, followed by prime number alternatively.

Now lets take the arrangement given in the Question
Input: rock 31 rain 13 40 stock 86 takes 72 demotion worship 29
Step I: demotion rock 31 rain 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86
Step II: demotion rain rock 13 40 stock takes 72 worship 29 86 31
Step III: demotion rain takes rock 13 40 stock worship 29 86 31 72
Step IV: demotion rain takes worship rock 13 40 stock 86 31 72 29
Step V: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 13 86 31 72 29 40
Step VI: demotion rain takes worship rock stock 86 31 72 29 40 13

Directions (11-13): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Among eight persons, I is elder than only three person. J is younger than K, who is third eldest among them while L is not the youngest. M is elder than L but younger than N. P is elder than O, who is the father of M. N is not eldest person. O is the son of K.

Q11. If they are arranged in descending order of their age, then how many persons are between N and J?
One
Two
Three
Four
None of these
Solution:
P > N > K > O > I > M > L > J

Q12 If P is the father of O, then how is K related to P?
Mother
Husband
Wife
Sister
None of these
Solution:
P > N > K > O > I > M > L > J

Q13. How many persons are elder than M?
Five
Three
Four
Two
None of these
Solution:
P > N > K > O > I > M > L > J

Directions (14-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-

In a family A, B, C, D, E and F are members. They are of different age. C is older than F and B. F is younger than A who is older than D. E is older than B and D. A is younger than B. D is not the youngest member.

Q14. Who among the following is oldest member in this family?
C
E
B
F
Can’t be determined
Solution:
C/E > E/C > B> A> D> F

Q15. If B’s age is 32 yrs, then what may be the age of C?
40 yrs
25 yrs
30 yrs
22 yrs
None of these
Solution:
C/E > E/C > B> A> D> F

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