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Reasoning Questions for SBI Clerk 2018

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. Today is the Day 27 of the 60 Days SBI Clerk Prelims Study Plan. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams 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 study plan and the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-5): 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:  53 distance 93 between 76 26 on now 86 an twelve 39
Step I:  27 twelve 53 distance 93 between 76 on now 86 an 39
Step II: 27 twelve 53 distance 93 between 76  now 86 an on 38
Step III:  52 now 27 twelve distance 93 between 76 86  an on 38
Step IV: 52 now 27 twelve 93 between 86 an on 38 distance 77
Step V: 87 between 52 now 27 twelve 93 an on 38 distance 77
Step VI: 87 between 52 now 27 twelve on 38 distance 77 an 92

Input- 999 jinny 992 jenny 9994 9997 jennifer jeus 993 jennon 996 jees

Q1. In which of the following step ‘9994 9997 jennifer jennon’ are found in the same order?
(a) Step-I
(b) Step-IV
(c) Step-II and Step-III
(d) Step V
(e) None of these

Q2. How many elements are there between ‘jennifer’ and ‘998’ in step-IV?
(a) Six
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following elements are there between 993 and 9994 in step-II?
(a) jenny 995 jennifer
(b) jinny 999 jenny
(c) jinny 999 9994
(d) jenny jinny 999
(e) None of these

Q4. Which word/ number would be at the fourth position from the left end in the last step of the machine output ?
(a) 997
(b) jennifer
(c) 998
(d) jeus
(e) jenny

Q5. What is the difference between the third number from the left end in step II and the fourth number from the left end in the step V ?
(a) 1
(b) 8998
(c) 9002
(d) 9004
(e) None of these

S1. Ans.(c)
S2. Ans.(d)
S3. Ans.(b)
S4. Ans.(e)
S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see each step, then we can find that there is both number and words are arranged in each step.
(a) For words arrangement- Words are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order alternately starting from left than right.
(b) For numbers arrangement- Numbers are arranged in increasing order and we are adding one to even number and subtracting one from the odd number alternately  starting from left than right .

Input- 999 jinny 992 jenny 9994 9997 jennifer jeus 993 jennon 996 jees
Step I – 993 jinny 999 jenny 9994 9997 jennifer jeus 993 jennon 996 jees
Step II-  993 jinny 999 jenny 9994 9997 jennifer jennon 996 jees  jeus 992
Step III- 997 jenny 993 jinny 999 9994 9997 jennifer jennon jees jeus 992
Step IV- 997 jenny 993 jinny 9994 9997 jennifer jees jeus 992 jennon 998
Step V-  9995 jennifer 997 jenny 993 jinny 9997 jees jeus 992 jennon 998
Step VI- 9995 jennifer 997 jenny 993 jinny jeus 992 jennon 998 jees 9996

Directions (6-10): A word arrangement machine when given an input line of words rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input : are doc zone alpha grape elegant ice brave
Step I : alpha are doc grape elegant ice brave zone
Step II : are alpha doc elegant ice brave zone grape
Step III: elegant are alpha  ice brave zone grape doc
Step IV: ice elegant are alpha zone grape doc brave

Input-  each read only every one study reason person people apple

Q6. In which of the following step ‘one every each apple only’ are found in the same order?
(a) Step-III
(b) Step-IV
(c) Step-V
(d) Step II
(e) None of these

Q7. How many elements are there between ‘each’ and ‘reason’ in step-III?
(a) Five
(b) Seven
(c) Six
(d) Four
(e) None of these

Q8. How many steps would be needed to perform the output ?
(a) Seven
(b) Six
(c) Four
(d)Five
(e) None of these

Q9. Which word would be at the seventh position from the right end in the fourth step of the machine output ?
(a)  Each
(b) Only
(c)  Every
(d) Apple
(e) None of these

Q10. Which of the following represents the position of   ‘only’ in the step II ?
(a) Fourth from the right end
(b) Fourth from the left end
(c) Third from the  left end
(d) Fifth from the right end
(e) None of these

S6. Ans.(b)
S7. Ans.(c)
S8. Ans.(d)
S9. Ans.(d)
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see each step, then we can find that there is both vowels and consonants are arranged in each step.
(a)For words (starting by a vowel) arrangement- Vowels are arranged in increasing alphabetical order from the left end. In step I we arrange the least Vowel  from the left end, And in step we arrange the second least vowel according to the alphabetical series. This process continues until all the words will be arranged
(b) For words(starting by a consonants) arrangement- Consonants are arranged in decreasing alphabetical order from the right end.

Input-  each read only every one study reason person people apple
Step I - apple each read only every one reason person people study
Step II- each apple read only every one person people study reason
Step III-every each apple only one person people study reason read
Step IV-one every each apple only people study reason read person
Step V- only one every each apple study reason read person people

Directions (11-15): 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: 48 19 glow 71 58 rice 16 cat 31 brick
Step I: 16 48 19 glow 58 rice cat 31 brick 71
Step II: 16 19 48 glow rice cat 31 brick 71 58
Step III: 16 19 31 glow rice cat brick 71 58 48
Step IV: 16 19 31 brick glow rice cat 71 58 48
Step V: 16 19 31 brick cat glow rice 71 58 48
Step V is the last step of the arrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.
First of all we arrange the numbers. The smallest number arrange from the left and the biggest number is arrange from the right end.
The second smallest number is arrange to the right of smallest number and second biggest number is arrange to the right of biggest number. This process continues until all the number will be arranged.
After arranging the numbers we arrange the words. Words are replaced according to the alphabetical order.

Input:  81  41 rooffs 22  roots  32 45 robed roolls 26  robes

Q11. Which word/number would be at the fifth position from right end in step IV?
(a) 41
(b) robes
(c) roolls
(d) 32
(e) None of these

Q12. Which of the following would be step III?
(a) 22 26 32 robed rooffs roots roolls robes 81 45 41
(b) 22 26 41 robed rooffs roots roolls robes 81 45 32
(c) 22 26 41 rooffs roots 32 robed roolls robes 81 45
(d) 22 26 32 rooffs roots robed roolls robes 81 45 41
(e) None of these

Q13. Which step number should be the following output?
“22 26 32 robed robes rooffs roots roolls 81 45 41”
(a) Step III
(b) Step IV
(c) Step II
(d) Step VI
(e) None of these

Q14. Which word/number would be at the 6th position from left end in step III?
(a) roolls
(b) 81
(c) robes
(d) robed
(e) 41

Q15. How many steps are required to get the final output?
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 6
(d) 5
(e)7

S11. Ans.(c)
S12. Ans.(d)
S13. Ans.(e)
S14. Ans.(d)
S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see each step, then we can find that there is both number and words are arranged in each step.

Input: 81 41 rooffs 22  roots 32 45 robed roolls 26  robes

Step I: 22 41 rooffs roots 32 45 robed roolls 26 robes 81
Step II: 22 26 41 rooffs roots 32 robed roolls robes 81 45
Step III: 22 26 32 rooffs roots robed roolls robes 81 45 41
Step IV: 22 26 32 robed rooffs roots roolls robes 81 45 41
Step V: 22 26 32 robed robes rooffs roots roolls 81 45 41
Step VI:22 26 32 robed robes rooffs roolls roots 81 45 41

Step VI is the final step after rearrangement.