# Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

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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.

**Q1. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word CAMBRIDGE each of which has as many letters between its two letters as there are between them in English alphabets?**

(a) None

(b) One

(c) Two

(d) Three

(e) More than three

**S1. Ans.(c)**

**Sol.**

**Q2. How many such digits are there in the number 495637281, each of which is as far away from the beginning of the number as when the digits are arranged in descending order within the number?**

(a) None

(b) One

(c) Two

(d) Three

(e) More than three

**S2. Ans.(c)**

**Sol.**

*Directions (3-5): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below.***E 4 B % R 3 A 6 # F H @ I 2 D 9 © K U $ W 1 M P 5 * Q 8 T**

**Q3. Which of the following is the fourth to the right of the thirteenth from the left end of the above arrangement?**

(a) ©

(b) I

(c) A

(d) M

(e) None of these

**Q4. Which of the following is the six to the left of the eleventh from the left end of the above arrangement?**

(a) 2

(b) D

(c) 9

(d) M

(e) R

**Q5. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by also a symbol?**

(a) None

(b) One

(c) Two

(d) Three

(e) More than three

**Solution(3-5):**

**S3. Ans.(a)**

**Sol.**fourth to the right of the thirteenth from the left= 17th from left= ©

**S4. Ans.(e)**

**Sol.**six to the left of the eleventh from the left end= 5th from left end= R

**S5. Ans.(a)**

**Sol**. None

**Q6. Siddhu walks 20 m north. Then he turns right and walks 30 m. Now he turns right and walks 35 m. Now turning left, he walks 15 m. Again, he turns left and moves 15 m. In which direction and how many meters is he from his original position?**

(a) 15 m East,

(b) 45 m, East

(c) 15 m, West

(d) 45 m, West

(e) None of these

**S6. Ans.(b)**

**Sol**. Required distance, AF = 30 + 15 = 45 m

He is East direction from starting point.

*Directions (7-10): In the following questions, the symbols Î´, *, %, # and @ are used with the following meaning as illustrated below.*
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’.

‘P Î´ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’.

‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’.

‘P * Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’.

‘P # Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q’.

Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the four conclusions I, II, III and IV given below them is/are definitely true given your answer.

**Q7. Statements**

R * T, T Î´ M, M % K, K @ V

**Conclusions**

I. V Î´ M

II. V Î´ T

III. M % R

IV. K Î´ R

(a) I and II are true

(b) I and III are true

(c) II and IV are true

(d) I, III and IV are true

(e) None of these

**Q8. Statements**

H Î´ J, J # N, N @ R, R Î´ W

**Conclusions:**

I. W % N

II. W % H

III. R # J

IV. R Î´ J

(a) Only I is true

(b) Only II is true

(c) Only III is true

(d) Only IV is true

(e) Either III or IV is true

**Q9. Statements**

B @ D, D Î´ F, F % M, M * N

**Conclusions**:

I. B % F

II. M Î´ D

III. N % F

IV. D Î´ N

(a) None is true

(b) Only I is true

(c) Only II is true

(d) Only III is true

(e) Only IV is true

**Q10. Statements**

F # Z, Z @ H, H % N, N Î´ B

**Conclusions**

I. F @ H

II. Z % N

III. B % H

IV. B % Z

(a) I and III are true

(b) II, III are IV are true

(c) I and II are true

(d) I, II and III are true

(e) None of the above

**Solution (7-10):**

P % Q ⇒ P < Q

P Î´ Q ⇒ P > Q

P @ Q ⇒ P ≤ Q

P * Q ⇒ P ≥ Q

P # Q ⇒ P = Q

**S7. Ans.(b)**

**Sol.**R * T ⇒ R ≥ T; T Î´ M ⇒ T > M; M % K ⇒ M < K

K @ V ⇒ K ≤ V

So, R ≥ T > M < K ≤ V

**Conclusions:**

I. V Î´ M ⇒ V > M (True)

II. V Î´ T ⇒ V > T (False)

III. M % R ⇒ M < R (True)

IV. K Î´ R ⇒ K > R (False)

Only I and III are true.

**S8. Ans.(e)**

**Sol.**H Î´ J ⇒ H > J; J # N ⇒ J = N; N @ R ⇒ N ≤ R

R Î´ W ⇒ R > W

So, H > J = N ≤ R > W

**Conclusions**

I. W % N ⇒ W < N (False)

II. W % H ⇒ W < H (False)

III. R # J ⇒ R = J

IV. R Î´ J ⇒ R > J

Only either III or IV is true.

**S9. Ans.(a)**

**Sol.**B @ D ⇒ B ≤ D; D Î´ F ⇒ D > F; F % M ⇒ F < M

M * N ⇒ M ≥ N

So, B ≤ D >F < M ≥ N

**Conclusions**

I. B % F ⇒ B < F (False)

II. M Î´ D ⇒ M > D (False)

III. N % F ⇒ N < F (False)

IV. D Î´ N ⇒ D > N (False)

So, none of the given conclusions is correct.

**S10. Ans.(c)**

**Sol.**F # Z ⇒ F = Z; Z @ H ⇒ Z ≤H; H % N ⇒ H < N

N Î´ B ⇒ N > B

So, F = Z ≤ H < N > B

**Conclusions**

I. F @ H ⇒ F ≤ H (True)

II. Z % N⇒ Z < N(True)

III. B % H ⇒ B < H (False)

IV. B % Z ⇒ B < Z (False)

Only I and II are true

*Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.*
P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are seven friends. Each of them likes a particular fruit viz. Apple, Banana, Pear, Guava, Orange, Mango and Watermelon and each of them has a favourite city, viz. Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Cochin. The choices of fruit and favourite city of the seven friends are not necessarily in the same order.

Q likes Mango and his favourite city is Chennai. The one whose favourite city is Pune likes Watermelon. T’s favourite city is Kolkata. R likes Guava and his favourite city is not Mumbai. W’s favourite city is Cochin and he does not like either Banana or Pear. The favourite city of the one, who likes Orange is Hyderabad. T does not like Pear. P’s favourite city is neither Pune nor Hyderabad. S does not like Watermelon.

**Q11. Who likes Apple?**

(a) W

(b) T

(c) V

(d) P

(e) Data inadequate

**Q12. Which fruit does P like?**

(a) Apple

(b) Orange

(c) Pear

(d) Watermelon

(e) None of these

**Q13. Which is R’s favourite city?**

(a) Mumbai

(b) Pune

(c) Hyderabad

(d) Delhi

(e) None of these

**Q14. Which of the following combinations of Person-Fruit-City is incorrect?**

(a) R-Guava-Kolkata

(b) V-Watermelon-Hyderabad

(c) T-Banana-Cochin

(d) S-Guava-Delhi

(e) All are incorrect

**Q15. Which is V’s favourite city?**

(a) Hyderabad

(b) Pune

(c) Mumbai

(d) Data inadequate

(e) None of these

**Solution(11-15):**

**S11. Ans.(a)**

**Sol.**W likes Apple.

**S12. Ans.(c)**

**Sol.**P likes Pear.

**S13. Ans.(d)**

**Sol.**R’s favourite city is Delhi.

**S14. Ans.(e)**

**Sol.**All combinations are incorrect.

**S15. Ans.(b)**

**Sol.**V’s favourite City is Pune.

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