**Dear Aspirants,**

**Reasoning Questions for IBPS PO 2018**

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 PO 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 questions given below:**

Seven boxes are arranged in a stack A, B, C, D, E, F and G are placed one above another (but not necessarily in the same order) are containing seven different items i.e. gems, biscuits, chips, chocolates, candy, toffees and fruity. Four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. G does not place below the box which contains Chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. The box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. E contains toffees. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity. Box C is not placed below D.

**Q1. How many boxes is/are there below G?**

One

Two

Three

Four

More than four

Solution:

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

**Q2. ‘box C’ contains which of the following item?**

Biscuit

Chocolates

Candy

Fruity

none of these

Solution:

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

**Q3. Find the pair of item and boxes which is correct?**

D- Chocolates

C- Fruity

B-Biscuit

A- Candy

None of the above is true.

Solution:

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

**Q4. Which of the following box is immediate below the box that contain biscuit?**

A

B

C

D

None of these

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

**Q5. Which of the following item belongs to the box which is immediate above G?**

Biscuit

Chocolates

Candy

Fruity

none

(i). From the condition, four boxes are between the box A and the one which contains toffees. Box B contains chips. Only one box is between F and A. Only three boxes are between A and B. F is placed in the middle of the stack. Same number of boxes are placed between F and G and F and the box which contains toffees. E contains toffees. From this we get two possible cases:

(ii). From the condition, G does not place below the box which contains Chips, from this case 2 gets eliminated as G does not below the box that contains chips. Only one box is between the box which contains chocolates and box D. the box that contains gems is above the box that contains chocolates but not place immediate above the box that contains chocolates. Box C is not placed below D. Only one box is between the box which contains gems and box C. from this we find that G contains Gems and C contains Chocolates. F does not contain candy and fruity. D does not contain fruity, from this statement we get to know that A contains fruity and D contains Candy and F contains biscuits and we get the final solution:

**Direction (6-10): Study the following information and answer the given questions:**

In alphabetical series A-Z each letter except vowels is assigned a different number from 1-8 (for ex- B is coded as 1, C-2………..K-8)and again those numbers get repeated(for ex- L-1, M-2……..so on).

Also each vowel is assigned a different symbol viz.

**#, $, %, @, &.**

For example-

**In coded language-**

**“he is boy”**is coded as -

**"** #7 4@1"**

**“What do you mean”**is coded as -

**"86$2 ** *@* 3%$2"**

**“It is simple”**is coded as -

**#8 #7 *#241***

**(i)**If both first and last letter of a word is consonant then the codes of both the consonants are interchanged.

**(ii)**If first letter of a word is consonant and last letter is vowel then both are to be coded as *. (If the word does not satisfy the conditions given above then the letters of that word are to be coded as per the directions given above)

**Q6. What can be the code of ‘ERROR FREE?**

%66@6 *6%*

666@% *6%*

%66@6 *%6*

%66@* *6%*

None of these

Solution:

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

**Q7. What can be the code of ‘BLOGGER’?**

*1$55%*

1@55%6

*@155%*

*1@55%*

None of these

Solution:

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

**Q8. What can be the code of ‘ENCOURAGE’?**

%32@&65$%

%32@&6$5*

%32@&6$5%

*32@&6$5*

None of these

Solution:

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

**Q9. What can be the code of ‘INCENTIVE’?**

#32%38#1#

#32%38#1%

%32%38#1%

#32%381#%

None of these

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

**Q10. What can be the code of ‘SBI MAINS’?**

*1* 7#$32

*1* 7$#23

*1* 7#3$2

*1$ 7#$32

None of these

In this new pattern coding decoding each letter, except vowel, is assigned a number from 1-8.

So, B-1, C-2, D-3, F-4, G-5, H-6, J-7, K-8, L-1, M-2, N-3, P-4, Q-5, R-6, S-7, T-8, V-1, W-2, X-3, Y-4, Z-5.

Each vowel is assigned a different symbol as-%, #, $, @, &.

So, for vowels the symbols are - A-$, E-%, I-#, O- @, U-&.

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

There are six ropes in a table A, B, C, D, E and F they have different length but not necessarily in the same order. E is greater than C but less than D and B. A is greater than D and B. A is not longest wire. A is 15 cm long and C is 4 cm long.

**Q11. What may be the length of F?**

7

8

9

17

10

Solution:

F > A (15)> B/D > B/D > E > C(4)

**Q12. Which wire has the longest length?**

B

A

C

E

None of these

Solution:

F > A (15)> B/D > B/D > E > C(4)

**Q13. If E is 5 cm length and B is 6 cm length then what would be the length of D?**

16

2

7

19

None of these

Solution:

F > A (15)> B/D > B/D > E > C(4)

**Direction (14-15): Read the information carefully and answer the questions:**

Town A is 13 km towards the south west of town D. A bus starts from town A, travels 10 km towards north and takes a right turn. After taking the right turn, it travels 5 km and reaches town B. From town B the bus takes a right turn again, travels 21 km and reaches town Q. Town B is in line with town D and town A.

**Q14. What is the direction of town Q with respect to town A?**

towards South-East

towards West

towards South-West

towards South

None of these

**Q15. What is the direction of town B with respect to town D?**

towards South-East

towards West

towards South-West

towards North-East

None of these