Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Prelims

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.

1.Ramnik walked 55 metres towards South, took a left turn and walked 45 metres. He then took a right turn and walked 40 metres. He again took a right turn and walked 45 metres. How far is he from the starting point?
(a) 95 metre
(b) 15 metre
(c) 185 metre
(d)Can’t say
(e)None of these

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. 95 meter

2.In a certain code language, ‘will you leave now’ is written as ‘jim dim kim pim’; ‘now you stay here’ is written as ‘nim kim sim jim’ and ‘stay or leave’ is written as ‘rim pim sim’. How is ‘here’ written in that code language?
(a) jim
(b) nim
(c) pim
(e) None of these

S2.Ans. (b)
Sol.‘here’ is coded as ‘nim’.

3.What should come next in the following letter series based on English alphabet?
DFB, JLH, PRN, ?
(a)TUX
(b)XVT
(c) TXV
(d) VXT
(e) None of these

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol.

4.In a certain code COLD is written as ‘2 @ 4 #’ and DARK is written as ‘# 6 % 8’. How is ROCK written in that code?
(a) %628
(b) %@68
(c) %2@8
(d) %@28
(e) None of these

S4.Ans. (d)
Sol.‘R’ is coded as ‘%’, ‘O’ is coded as ‘@’, ‘C’ is coded as ‘2’ and ‘K’ is coded as ‘8’.

5.If ‘T’ denotes ‘–’, ‘S’ denotes ‘×’, ‘M’ denotes ‘÷’ and ‘A’ denotes ‘+’, then—
35 M 5 T 4 A 7 S 3 = ?
(a) 58
(b) 30
(c) 16
(d) 28
(e)None of these

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. 35 M 5 T 4 A 7 S 3 = 24

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions two statements are given and these statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (I) and (II). You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:
a) if only conclusion I is true.
b) if only conclusion II is true.
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II is true.
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II is true
e) if both conclusions I and II are true.

6.Statements: All red are blue. Some blue are yellow.
Conclusions:
I. Some yellow are red.
II. All red are yellow.

7.Statements: Some doors are tables. No table is chair.
Conclusions
I. Some doors are chairs.
II. No door is chair.

8.Statements: Some iron are zinc.Some copper are iron.
Conclusions:
I. Some iron are copper.
II. Some copper are zinc.

9.Statements: All the fans are tubes. Some bulbs are tubes.
Conclusions:
I. Some tubes are fans.
II. No fan is a bulb.

10.Statements: Some rooms are halls. Some halls are kitchens.
Conclusions:
I. All rooms are kitchens.
II. Some kitchens are rooms

Solutions (6-10):

S6.Ans. (d)
Sol.

S7.Ans. (c)
Sol.

S8. Ans. (a)
Sol.

S9.Ans. (a)
Sol.

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol.

Directions(11–15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
In a group, 5 friends Amit, Akash, Ashu, Avdesh and Veenit have an exclusive and different preference for a colour, a bike, and a Watch. Colour preferences are Red, Pink, Green, Grey and Blue. Bikes preferences are Karizma, Pulsar, Passion, Discover and Splendor. Watch preferences are Timex, Titan, Fastrack, Citizen and Samay
Amit like Discover and Red colour but does not prefer Titan or Fastrack. The one who has Pulsar prefer Fastrack. Ashu has preference for splendor, Blue colour and Samay. Avdesh has preference for Pink colour and Timex. Veenit prefers Karizma and Grey.

11.Which watch is Amit‘s preference?
(a) Titan
(b) Fastrack
(c) Samay
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these

12.Which colour does Ashu like?
(a) Pink
(b) Blue
(c) Grey
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of These

13.Whose preference is Pulsar?
(a) Akash
(b) Avdesh
(c) Veenit
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these

14.Which watch is Veenit’s preference?
(a) Samay
(b) Fastrack
(c) Titan
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of These

15.Who like Grey Colour?
(a) Amit
(b) Akash
(c) Veenit
(d) Avdesh
(e) Can’t Say

Solutions (11-15):

S11.Ans.(e)
Sol.
S12.Ans. (b)
Sol.
S13.Ans.(a)
Sol.
S14.Ans. (c)
Sol.
S15.Ans.(c)
Sol.