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### Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk

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 Clerk 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): These questions are based on the following five numbers.
714   927   175   593  398

Q1. If all numbers are written with their digits in the increasing order, which number among them will be 2nd lowest?
(a) 927
(b) 593
(c) 714
(d) 175
(e) None of these

Q2. If 3rd digit of 2nd highest number is divided by 1st digit of lowest number, then what will be the final answer?
(a) 2
(b) 1
(c) 4
(d) 5
(e) None of these

Q3. If all numbers are written with their digits in the increasing order, which number among them will be highest number?
(a) 175
(b) 593
(c) 398
(d) 714
(e) None of these

Q4. If all numbers are written with their digits in the decreasing order, which number among them will be 5th lowest?
(a) 398
(b) 714
(c) 175
(d) 593
(e) None of these

Q5. If the addition of last two digits of each number is multiplied by 5 and then subtract by 1st digit, then after doing the operations, how many numbers are odd number?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) None of these

Solution(1-5):
S1.Ans.(d)
Sol.  147, 279, 157, 359, 389
S2.Ans.(c)
Sol.
S3.Ans.(c)
Sol.
S4.Ans.(a)
Sol.  741, 972, 751, 953, 983
S5.Ans.(b)

Directions (6-10): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight people i.e. B, E, G, M, X, P, T and S who work in an organization. They have seated on a bench and face South Direction. They like different branded phones i.e. Redmi 4, Lava, Karbon, HTC, MI4, Moto, Nokia and Lenovo. The one who likes Moto, sits immediate right of S who sits 2nd left of B who does not like MI4. The one who sits at extreme end likes HTC. S does not like Karbon. The one who likes Lava sits 2nd right of the one who likes HTC. There are two people between S and M. G sits 4th left of the one who likes MI4.There are only two people to the right of B. M does not like MI4. The onewho likes Redmi4, sits immediate right of MI4. X is the neighbor of G. The one who likes Lenovo sits immediate right of E. P sits 3rd right of E.

Q6. Who among the following likes Nokia Phone?
(a) T
(b) S
(c) E
(d) M
(e) None of these

Q7. Who among the following sits 2nd right of E?
(a) B
(b) G
(c) T
(d) X
(e) None of these

Q8. Who among the following sits at extreme left end?
(a) T
(b) S
(c) E
(d) M
(e) None of these

Q9. If S is related to Karbon, G is related to HTC, and then B is related to whom?
(a) MI4
(b) Nokia
(c) Moto
(d) Redmi4
(e) None of these

Q10. Who among the following likes Karbon Phone?
(a) X
(b) S
(c) E
(d) M
(e) None of these

S6.Ans.(b)

S7.Ans.(c)

S8.Ans.(d)

S9.Ans.(b)

S10.Ans.(a)

Directions (11-12):Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
(i) P & Q means ‘P is mother of Q’.
(ii) P % Q means ‘P is sister of Q’.
(iii) P \$Q means ‘P is father of Q’.
(iv) P @ Q means ‘P is brother of Q’.

Q11. Which of the following means ‘A is niece of B’?
(a) A @ T \$J @ B
(b) T \$A @ K @ B
(c) B @ T \$A @ K
(d) B % T \$A % K
(e) None of the above

Q12. Which of the following means ‘D is maternal grandfather of F’?
(a) F \$D \$K
(b) D \$T & F
(c) D & T & F
(d) D & T \$F
(e) None of these

Direction (13-15): 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- every 82 43 station 16 train railway 77
Step I - tsbjo every 43 station 16 railway 77 83
Step II- subujpo tsbjo every 43 16 railway 83 76
Step III- rbjmxbz subujpo tsbjo every 16 83 76 42
Step IV- ewfsz rbjmxbz subujpo tsbjo 83 76 42 17

Input- 52 reverse 21 enter 93 67 forward pause

Q13. What will be the resultant if first number from the left end of step II is added to fourth number from right end of step III?
(a)45
(b)73
(c)86
(d)68
(e)None of these

Q14. What will be the third step of the given input?
(a)Step III- 21 fpsxbse pbvtf rfwfstf enter 92 66 53
(b)Step III- fpsxbse pbvtf 66 53 rfwfstf 21 enter 92
(c)Step III- fpsxbse pbvtf rfwfstf 21 enter 92 66 53
(d)Step III- fpsxbse pbvtf 21 enter 92 66 53rfwfstf
(e)None of these

Q15. Which of the following will be fourth to the left of sixth from the left end in step III?
(a)rfwfstf
(b)enter
(c)52
(d)pbvtf
(e)None of these

Solution(11-12):

S11.Ans.(d)

S12.Ans.(b)

Direction (13-15):
Sol. In this new pattern Input-Output only one word and one number is arranged in each step. Let us understand the logic behind it- In each step the words are arranged from the left end while the numbers are arranged from the right end. For words- The words are arranged according to alphabetical series is arranged first and each letter except first of each word is replaced by its next letter according to alphabetical series and so on. For numbers- Numbers are arranged in descending order from right end in such a way that each odd number is subtracted by one while each even number is added by one.

Input- 52 reverse 21 enter 93 67 forward pause
Step I- rfwfstf 52 21 enter 67 forward pause 92
Step II- pbvtf rfwfstf 52 21 enter forward 92 66
Step III- fpsxbse pbvtf rfwfstf 21 enter 92 66 53
Step IV- eoufs fpsxbse pbvtf rfwfstf 92 66 53 20

S13. Ans.(b)
S14. Ans.(c)
S15. Ans.(d)