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# IBPS PO Reasoning Questions With Solution

## IBPS PO Reasoning

The reasoning section is one of the important sections for the IBPS PO Exam in Prelims as well as the mains level. Mastering this section helps the candidates achieve their IBPS PO job. This section tests the candidate’s analytical and problem-solving skills. In this column, we discuss the reasoning questions in the IBPS PO Bank Exam, providing a detailed overview of IBPS PO reasoning to prepare efficiently.

## Reasoning Questions in the IBPS PO Bank Exam

Before diving into the Reasoning questions, we must know the question formats topic-wise for the Reasoning for the IBPS PO Bank Exam. The reasoning section of the IBPS PO exam comprises a wide range of question types designed to test candidates’ logical and analytical abilities. Some common question formats include:

 Question Format Topic Question Type Seating Arrangement Arranging individuals or objects in an order based on the given conditions, such as circular arrangement, linear arrangement, or rectangular arrangement. Puzzles Arranging elements or variables based on the given conditions to arrive at a logical solution. Syllogism Drawing logical conclusions from the statements provided using the set of rules. Blood Relation Determining the relationship between different individuals based on the information given. Coding-Decoding Deciphering the coded messages or patterns from the underlying logic. Input-Output Understand the logic behind a series of inputs and outputs to answer questions based on the pattern. Direction Sense Interpreting the directions and navigating through a given scenario or finding out the distance. Logical Reasoning Evaluate arguments, draw conclusions, and identify patterns in the given set of information.

## Solving Reasoning Questions for the IBPS PO

• Read the instructions and questions carefully: Begin by carefully reading the instructions for each question to understand the requirements.
• Analyse the questions: Break down the question into smaller components and identify the key information provided.
• Practice Time Management: Allocate time wisely to each question. Don’t spend too much time on a single question.
• Work on Accuracy and Speed: Focus on accuracy first, speed will follow with the practice.

## Reasoning Question in the IBPS PO Exam with Solution

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

Ten persons of a family i.e., P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X and Y sit around a rectangular table in such a way that three of them sit at each of the longer side of the table and faces towards the centre and two of them sit at each of the shorter side of the table and faces away from the centre. All the information is not necessarily in the same order.

P who is father of R sits third to the right of Q’s daughter-in-law. W sits at the immediate left of Q’s father-in-law who is married with V. P is the only child of V who sits opposite to the one who sits at the immediate left of R’s wife. X is son of U who is a female member. S is paternal aunt of X and sits second to the right of Q’s only sibling. W sits only with Y who is child of U. Y is not nephew of S. R has more than one child. W is not married and sits opposite to R. R’s spouse sits on the same side with R. P’s wife sits at the immediate left of Y sibling.

Q1. How T is related to the one who sits second to the left of Q?

(a) Sister

(b) Brother

(c) Father

(d) Grand father

(e) Grand mother

Q2. Four of the following are alike in a certain way so form a group, who among the following does not belong to that group?

(a) R

(b) X

(c) U

(d) P

(e) T

Q3. How many persons sit between S and V when counted from the right of V?

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Five

(d) Three

(e) Four

Q4. Which of the following statement is not true?

(a) S, X and Q sits together on the same side of the table

(b) Q sits opposite to P

(c) Q sits at the immediate left of X

(d) T is father-in-law of Q

(e) S sits opposite to T

Q5. How many female members are there in the family?

(a) Can’t be determined

(b) Six

(c) Seven

(d) Five

(e) Four

Directions (06-08): Answer the questions based on the information given below.

Seven persons are sitting at some distance from each other. W is sitting 4m west to X. T is sitting 2m north to S, who is sitting 4m west to Q, who is sitting 1m north to V. W is sitting 2m north to Y. Y is sitting 8m west of T.

Q06. What is the direction of X with respect to Q?

(a) North-east

(b) South-east

(c) North

(d) North-west

(e) None of these

Q07. What is the shortest distance between W and V?

(a) 13m

(b) 15m

(c) 11m

(d) 9m

(e) 8m

Q08. What is the direction of S with respect to W?

(a) North-east

(b) South-east

(c) South-west

(d) North-west

(e) None of these

Directions (09-10): Answer the questions based on the information given below. In a certain code,

A & B means A is 9m west of B.

A % B means A is 4m south of B.

A * B means A is 7m north of B.

A @ B means A is 5m east of B.

Q09. In expression ‘M&N%A%C&O*P*Q’, then Q is in which direction with respect to C?

(a) North-east

(b) South-east

(c) South-west

(d) North-west

(e) None of these

Q10. In expression ‘P&R&T@S%Q*L*M’, what is shortest distance between P and L?

(a) √178m

(b) √176m

(c) √185m

(d) √204m

(e) None of these

Q11. If it is possible to make a meaningful word from 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th letters of word “COMPREHENSIVE”, then which will be the 3rd letter of that meaningful word? If no such meaningful word is formed, then mark the answer as ‘Y’. If more than one meaningful word is formed, then mark the answer as ‘X’.

(a) Y

(b) O

(c) E

(d) R

(e) X

Q12. Which of the following letter will become the exact middle letter, if all the letters of the word “COPYRIGHT” are arranged in reverse alphabetical order from left to right?

(a) P

(b) H

(c) O

(d) R

(e) None of the above

Q13. If it is possible to make a meaningful word from 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th letters of word “ANTIFLAME”, then which will be the 3rd letter of that meaningful word? If no such meaningful word is formed, then mark the answer as ‘Y’. If more than one meaningful word is formed, then mark the answer as ‘X’.

(a) Y

(b) T

(c) A

(d) I

(e) X

Q14. How many pairs of letters are there in the word “ORGANICS” which has as many letters between them in the word as they have in the alphabetical series (both in forward and backward direction)?

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) None of the above

Q15. How many pairs of letters are there in the word “PREMIUM” which has as many letters between them in the word as they have in the alphabetical series (both in forward and backward direction)?

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) None of the above

Direction (16-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Eight boxes i.e., M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T are placed one above the other. These boxes contain different dryfruits i.e., Almonds, Cashews, Raisins, Dates, Figs, Walnuts, Saffron and Apricots but not necessarily in the same order.

The box which contains Cashews is placed just above S which is not placed at bottommost position. Three boxes are placed between S and O. There are two boxes which are placed between O and T. Not more than one box is placed between T and M. Maximum one box is placed between O and M. Q is placed third above M and contains Dates. Three boxes are placed between Q and P. One box is placed between P and S which contains Apricots. More than two boxes are placed between M and R. There are three boxes placed between the box which contains Apricots and the box which contains Saffron. One box is placed between the box which contains Saffron and the box which contains Figs. N does not contain Almonds and Walnuts. M does not contain Walnuts.

Q16. Which of the following box is placed at top?

(a) T

(b) Q

(c) P

(d) N

(e) O

Q17. Which of the following statement is true?

(a) O contains Cashews

(b) Two boxes are placed between N and S

(c) R contains Walnuts

(d) S is placed just above T

(e) None is true

Q18. Which of the following box is placed second above the box which contains Almonds?

(a) Q

(b) N

(c) M

(d) P

(e) S

Q19. How many boxes are placed between the box which contains Walnuts and N?

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Four

(d) Five

(e) Six

Q20. What is the position of O with respect to N?

(a) Just below

(b) Second below

(c) Second above

(d) Third above

(e) None of the above

 Solutions 01. d 02. c 03. e 04. b 05. a 06. d 07. a 08. b 09. b 10. a 11. d 12. c 13. d 14. a 15. c 16. b 17. c 18. b 19. d 20. a

Hints to Questions:

Q. 01 to 05

Q. 06 to 08

Q. 09 & 10

Q. 11. 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th letters of the given word are O, M, R, E respectively. So, the word ‘MORE’ is formed.

Q. 12. If the letters are arranged in reverse alphabetical order, then the word will become= “YTRPOIHGC”. So, the middle letter will be O.

Q. 13. 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th letters of word are A, T, I, L. The meaningful word formed is ‘TAIL’. So, the 3rd letter is I.

Q. 14.

Q. 15.

Q. 16 to 20

## FAQs

### What are the question formats asked in the Reasoning section in the IBPS PO Bank Exam?

The details regarding question formats asked in the Reasoning section in the IBPS PO Bank Exam are mentioned in the above article.