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Reasoning Questions for SBI PO/Clerk Mains 2018

Complexity of questions in Reasoning Ability for Banking and Insurance exams is increasing tremendously and one needs to put his nose on the grindstone while preparing for this section. Cracking questions of the Mains level will not be an easy task if one do not get into a habit of continuous practice of latest pattern based questions. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the latest pattern for SBI PO and Clerk Mains Exam. Not only this, these quizzes will also prove propitious for the upcoming Bank of Baroda Exam. Now, pull up your socks, it’s time to practice till perfection.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information 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. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: 60 heal soft 10 be 81 ice 49 Africa 77 cute 33

Step I: 10 60 heal soft be ice 49 Africa 77 cute 33 81
Step II: 10 33 60 heal soft be ice 49 Africa cute 77 81
Step III: 10 33 49 heal soft be ice Africa cute 60 77 81
Step IV: 10 33 49 Africa heal soft be ice cute 60 77 81
Step V: 10 33 49 Africa be heal soft ice cute 60 77 81
Step VI: 10 33 49 Africa be cute heal soft ice 60 77 81
Step VII: 10 33 49 Africa be cute heal ice soft 60 77 81
‘Step VII’ is the final step of this input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: 50 pill 80 socks food 46 cream 12 hot 25 73 tea

Q1. How many steps would be needed to complete the arrangement?
(a) X
(b) VIII
(c) IX
(d) VII
(e) None of these

Q2. Which Step number would be the following output?

12 25 46 cream food pill socks hot tea 50 73 80

(a) II
(b) VI
(c) V
(d) IV
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following would be the Step I?
(a) 12 25 50 pill socks food 46 cream hot tea 73 80
(b) 12 25 46 cream food pill socks hot tea 50 73 80
(c) 12 50 pill socks food 46 hot cream 25 73 tea 80
(d) 12 25 46 cream pill socks food hot tea 50 73 80
(e) None of these

Q4. Which of the following would be the penultimate step?
(a) II
(b) VI
(c) V
(d) IV
(e) None of these

Q5. In Step III, which of the following element would be on 5th position from the right?
(a) 46
(b) socks
(c) 73
(d) hot
(e) None of these

Solutions (1-5):
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and lets understand how to solve it. As a first step lets first understand the logic behind the Output:
(i). There are numbers and words given in the input. The three numbers are arranged in the beginning and the remaining three numbers are arranged in the last.
(ii). The First three numbers are arranged in ascending order from left to right with last three numbers are arranged in descending order from right to left.
(iii) After that the six words are arranged in alphabetical order in the middle.
Now lets take the arrangement given in the Question.

Input: 50 pill 80 socks food 46 cream 12 hot 25 73 tea

Step I: 12 50 pill socks food 46 cream hot 25 73 tea 80
Step II: 12 25 50 pill socks food 46 cream hot tea 73 80
Step III: 12 25 46 pill socks food cream hot tea 50 73 80
Step IV: 12 25 46 cream pill socks food hot tea 50 73 80
Step V: 12 25 46 cream food pill socks hot tea 50 73 80
Step VI: 12 25 46 cream food hot pill socks tea 50 73 80
Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

S1. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and answer–

(a) If the data in statements I alone is sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement II are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) If the data in statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question while the data in statement I are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) If the data in either statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) If the data even in both statement I and statement II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(e) If the data in both statement I and statement II together are necessarily to answer the question.

Q6. How A is related to S?
Statements:

Q7. How P is related to M?
Statements:
I. Q is daughter-in-law of M, who is son of S.
II. T is mother in law of P, who is son-in-law of U. U has only one grand-daughter R, who is daughter of Q. U has only one child.

Q8. Who among A, B, C, D, E and F is the shortest?
Statements:
I. D and C are taller than A but both shorter than F. B is taller than E.
II. F is shorter than E but taller than B and D. while A is not tallest.

Q9. M is in which direction with respect to Q?
Statements:
I. M is towards north of O, which is towards the east of Q.
II. Q is towards east of N, who is towards the west of M.

Q10. If all persons are facing same direction, then how many persons are sitting in a row?
Statements:
I. A is on 11th position from the left end of the row. B is on 8th position from the right end of the row.
II. M is 5th to the right of A and 5th to the left of B.

Solutions (6-10):
S6. Ans.(e)
Sol. From I statement alone or from II statement alone we cannot find any relation between A and S but from both the statements we can conclude A is less than S.

S7. Ans (e)
Sol.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. From both the statements we cannot comes to any conclusion so neither from I nor from II we can’t find who is the shortest.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol.
From I , We can conclude that M is towards northeast of Q.
From II, we can’t conclude the direction of M with respect to Q, as there is no fixed place of M.

S10. Ans (e)
Sol. By combining both the statement together we can find the solution.

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, the symbols @, ©, %, \$ and # are used the following meaning as illustrated below:

‘A©B’ means ‘A is smaller than B’.
‘A@B’ means ‘A is either smaller than or equal to B’.
‘A%B’ means ‘A is greater than B’.
‘A \$ B’ means ‘A is either greater than or equal to B’.
‘A#B’ means ‘A is equal to B’.

Now in each of these questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true? Give answer
(a) if only Conclusion I is true.
(b) if only Conclusion II is true.
(c) if either Conclusions I or II is true.
(d) if neither Conclusions I nor II is true.
(e) if both Conclusions I and II are true.

Q11. Statements: A # B © T # M % F # G
Conclusions:
II. B \$ G

Q12. Statements: M # R \$ S % T \$ K @ L
Conclusions:
I. M % T
II. L \$ S

Q13. Statements: W © D @ C @ E © H # N
Conclusions:
I. N \$ D