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Reasoning Questions for IBPS SO Prelims 2017

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 following information carefully 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 in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.
Input: Amaze 48 Cat 81 2 Exact 7 Test Output 100 Super 16 Pixel 9 Jaipur 91.
Step I: Test 2 Amaze 48 Cat 81 Exact 7 Output 100 Super 16 Pixel 9 Jaipur 91.
Step II: Test 2 Super 9 Amaze 48 Cat 81 Exact 7 Output 100 16 Pixel Jaipur 91.
Step III: Test 2 Super 9 Pixel 7 Amaze 48 Cat 81 Exact Output 100 16 Jaipur 91.
Step IV: Test 2 Super 9 Pixel 7 Output 16 Amaze 48 Cat 81 Exact 100 Jaipur 91.
Step V: Test 2 Super 9 Pixel 7 Output 16 Jaipur 48 Amaze Cat 81 Exact 100 91.
Step VI: Test 2 Super 9 Pixel 7 Output 16 Jaipur 48 Exact 81 Amaze Cat 100 91.
Step VII: Test 2 Super 9 Pixel 7 Output 16 Jaipur 48 Exact 81 Cat 91 Amaze 100.
Step VII is the last step of the above input; as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: inter All 121 simple 17 burn 15 49 Justice 25 quite 64 3 finland 20 time.

Q1. How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?
(a) Six
(b) Seven
(c) Eight
(d) Five
(e) None of these

Q2. Which of the following will be Step IV?
(a) time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter 121 17 All burn 64 finland 20.
(b) time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter 121 All 17 burn 64 finland 20.
(c) time 3 simple 25 quite 49 15 Justice inter All 121 17 burn 64 finland 20.
(d) time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter All 121 17 burn 64 finland 20.
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following step would be the last but one?
(a) Step VI
(b) Step VII
(c) Step IV
(d) Step V
(e) None of these

Q4. If in Step V ‘3’ is related to ‘15’ and ‘justice’ is related to ‘all’ in certain way, following the same way ‘quite’ is related to which of the following?
(a) 17
(b) simple
(c) inter
(d) 64
(e) None of these

Q5. What is the position of ‘simple’ in Step IV?
(a) Sixth from left
(b) Sixth from right
(c) Fifth from left
(d) Fifth from right
(e) None of these

Directions (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. If you will see the final output you will observe the following:
(i) The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step.
(ii) The words are arranged in alphabetical decreasing order.
(iii) While for numbers, non-perfect square and perfect square come in each alternate step in ascending order.
Now let’s take the arrangement given in the Question
Input: inter All 121 simple 17 burn 15 49 Justice 25 quite 64 3 finland 20 time.
Step   I:  time 3 inter All 121 simple 17 burn 15 49 Justice 25 quite 64 finland 20.
Step  II: time 3 simple 25 inter All 121 17 burn 15 49 Justice  quite 64 finland 20.
Step III: time 3 simple 25 quite 15 inter All 121 17 burn  49 Justice 64 finland 20.
Step IV: time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter All 121 17  burn 64 finland 20.
Step V : time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter 17 All 121 burn 64 finland 20.
Step VI: time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter 17 finland 64 All 121 burn 20.
Step VII: time 3 simple 25 quite 15 Justice 49 inter 17 finland 64 burn 20 All 121.

S1.Ans.(b)
Sol.

S2.Ans.(d)
Sol.

S3.Ans.(a)
Sol.

S4.Ans.(c)
Sol.

S5.Ans.(e)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): Study the information carefully and answer the questions.
Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H who are sitting around a circle at an equal distance between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Five of them are facing outside (i.e.., in a direction opposite to the centre).
B sits third to left of H. H faces the centre. F sits second to the right of B. E sits second to the left of D. D is neither an immediate neighbor of B nor H. Both the immediate neighbors of C face outside. A is not an immediate of H. Immediate neighbors of A face opposite direction. A faces same direction as B (i.e.. if A faces the centre then B also faces the centre and vice- versa).

Q6. Who among the following sits opposite to H?
(a) A
(b) D
(c) F
(d) None of these
(e) E

Q7. Which of the following is true regarding D as per the given seating arrangements?
(a) H sits second to left of D.
(b) only two people sit between D and A.
(c) G sits to immediate right of D.
(d) B is one of the immediate neighbours of D.
(e) D faces the centre.

Q8. What is A’s position with respect of E?
(a) Third to the left
(b) Third to the right
(c) Fourth to the right
(d) Second to the left
(e) Fifth to the left

Q9. Who is sitting to immediate right to G?
(a) H
(b) D
(c) B
(d) C
(e) A

Q10. Who amongst the following sits exactly between D and E ?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) F
(d) B
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10):

S6.Ans.(e)
Sol.

S7.Ans.(c)
Sol.

S8.Ans.(d)
Sol.

S9.Ans.(a)
Sol.

S10.Ans.(b)
Sol.

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, the symbols \$, %, @, © and * are used with the following meaning as illustrated below:
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.
‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.
Now in each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.

Q11. Statements: A © D, D @ E, E \$ F
Conclusions:
I. A © E
II. F © D
III. F © A
(a) None is true
(b) Only II and III is true
(c) Only I and III are true
(d) Only III is true
(e) Only II is true

Q12. Statements: M * N, N % O, O \$ P
Conclusions:
I. O % M
II. O \$ M
III. P © N
(a) Only either I or II and III are true
(b) Only II is true
(c) Only III is true
(d) Only either I or II is true
(e) Only I and III is true

Q13. Statements: R @ S, S * T, T \$ V
Conclusions:
I. T @ R
II. V © S
III. R \$ V
(a) Only I is true
(b) Only I and III is true
(c) Only II is true
(d) None is true
(e) Only II and III are true

Q14. Statements: L @ M, M \$ K, K © Q
Conclusions
I. Q \$ L
II. K * L
III. L \$ K
(a) None is true
(b) Only III is true
(c) Only II is true
(d) I and II is true
(e) Only II and III are true

Q15. Statements: U % V, V © X, Y \$ X
Conclusions
I. Y \$ V
II. Y \$ U
III. X @ U
(a) Only I and III are true
(b) Only I are true
(c) Only II and III are true
(d) All I, II and III are true
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15):

S11. Ans.(e)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. A © E ( Not True )
II. F © D  True )
III. F © A ( Not True )

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. O % M ( Not True )
II. O \$ M ( Not True )
III. P © N( True )

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. T @ R( Not True )
II. V © S ( Not True )
III. R \$ V ( Not True )

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. Q \$ L ( Not True )
II. K * L ( Not True )
III. L \$ K ( True )

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol.Conclusions:
I. Y \$ V ( True )
II. Y \$ U ( True )
III. X @ U ( Not True )