Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

The reasoning is a game of wits and presence of mind! Yes, it is true and it might seem as the greatest of the challenge after English Section’s surprises but yet this one can easily be dealt with. You just need correct practice and hardwire your brain to quickly make decisions about what to attempt and what to leave. And for same we are providing you questions of Reasoning Question and Answers. Solve these to Practice latest pattern reasoning question for bank exams.

Directions (1-5): Study the information carefully and answer the question given below.
In a certain code language,
“bench said material entire” is written as “ 7@L   3#Y   7#Q   5#Q”
“would was asked stepped” is written as “5@C 7@O  9@J   7@E ”
“they could render the” is written as “ 3#R  7@O   5#V   5@F”

Q1. Which of the following is the code of ‘criminal’?
(a) 17#L
(b) 7@L
(c) 7#K
(d) 7#L
(e) None of these.

Q2. Which of the following is the code of ‘charges’?
(a) 9#S
(b) 19@S
(c) 9@T
(d) 9@S
(e) None of these.

Q3.Which of the following is the code of ‘before’?
(a) 5#K
(b) 15#K
(c) 5#L
(d) 5@K
(e) None of these.

Q4. Which of the following can be the code of ‘meant’?
(a) 17@Y
(b) 7@Y
(c) 7@Z
(d) 7#Y
(e) None of these.

Q5. Which of the following is code for ‘probe’?
(a) 71@K
(b) 7#K
(c) 7@K
(d) 7@M
(e) None of these.

Directions (1-5):

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a straight line facing towards north direction. Each one of them is living on a multistorey building.
B sits fourth to the left of the person who is living on the 15th floor. Either B or the person living on the 15th floor sits at the extreme ends of the line.Only one person sits between B and G. G lives on the 3rd floor. The person living on the 9th floor sits third to right of D. D is not an immediate neighbour of G. Only one person lives between E and the person who lives on the 23rd floor.A and C are immediate neighbours of each other. A does not live on the 15th floor. One who lives on the 19th floor sits third to right of the one who lives on the 7th floor. The one who lives on 21st floor sits second to left of one who lives on 7th floor.

Q6. Who amongst the following lives on the 21st floor?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) F

Q7. On which of the following floors does E live?
(a) 9th
(b) 23rd
(c) 19th
(d) 15th
(e) 7th

Q8.Who lives floor number 15th?
(a) E
(b) C
(c) D
(d) B
(e) A

Q9. Which of the following is true with respect to the given arrangement?
(a) The one who lives on the 19th floor is an immediate neighbour of D.
(b) F lives on the 9th floor.
(c) E sits second to the left of the person who lives on the 23rd floor.
(d) C and F are immediate neighbours of each other.
(e) The one who lives on the 21st floor sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.

Q10. Who among following sits second to left of one who lives on 23rd floor?
(a) C
(b) F
(c) G
(d) No one.
(e) D

Solution(6-10):

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S9. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol.

Directions (11-12): Below in each question are given two statements (A) and (B). These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or of a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
(a) if statement (A) is the cause and statement (B) is its effect.
(b) if statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.
(c) if both the statement (A) and (B) are independent causes.
(d) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.
(e) if both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of some common cause.

Q11. (A) Many people have been reported to be suffering from a rare form of malaria in the city.
(B) There are a large number of cases of patients suffering from gastroenteritis being treated in various civic hospitals in the city.

Q12. (A) Majority of the Government school teachers in the town joined the one-day strike called by the local teachers’ union.
(B) The state Government had recently imposed ban on the teachers of the Government schools joining private coaching classes.

Solution(11-12):

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. Malaria and gastroenteritis are caused by different factors. So, both the statements (A) and (B) are effects of independent causes.

S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. As government has imposed ban on government school teachers on joining private coaching classes, so local teachers, union has called the one day strike against it. So, statement (B) is the cause and statement (A) is its effect.

Directions (13-15): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursuing.
(a) if only I follows.
(b) if only II follows.
(c) if either I or II follows.
(d) if neither I nor II follows.
(e) if both I and II follow.

Q13. Statement: Employees of the organizations gave a call for strike in protest against certain decisions taken by the management.
Course of action:
I. The management should call a joint meeting of management and union leaders to listen to the employees grievances.
II. The management should appeal to the employees to withdraw the call for strike assuring them the decisions will be considered for review.

Q14. Statement: Twenty five children in the school were reported to be suffering from diarrhea after having midday meals.
Course of action:
I. Parents of the children should be advised to give home made meals to the children.
II. Schools should arrange for immediate medical help to all the affected children.

Q15. Statement: The number of students suffering from depression during examination days is increasing every year.
Course of action:
I. The schools and colleges should set up counseling centres within the campus to provide psychological support.
II. Parents should give moral support to minimize the pressure.

Solution(13-15):

S13. Ans.(e)
Sol. Both the actions follow as a meeting should be need between the management and union leaders, and management should appeal to the employees to withdraw the call for strike assuring them the decisions will be considered for review.

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. Action I does not follow because mid-day meal is  good scheme of govenrment. Action II follows because school should arrange for medical help to all the affected children.

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol. Both action I and II follows .