The more you practice, the better you get. So, to let you practice and ace the score in the Reasoning Section of all the Banking Examinations, Bankersdda is proving you with Reasoning Questions and Answers on various topics. Try to attempt these question yourself to score in upcoming IBPS PO Prelims, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, other banking and insurance exams.

Directions (1-5): These questions are based on the following letter/number/symbol arrangement. Study it carefully and answer the questions.

Z \$ 3 H @ 8 B 1 # A 7 C L J U 5 K * E W I 2 F % T

Q1. If all the vowels in the above arrangement are replaced by the letter following it in the English alphabetic series, how many alphabets will appear twice in the given arrangement?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Q2. Which of the following elements is the sixth to the right of fourteenth from the right?
(a) 8
(b) #
(c) J
(d) E
(e) None of these

Q3. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a vowel and also immediately followed by a consonant?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three

Q4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their position in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
(a) BA#
(b) #7A
(c) 5*K
(d) W2I
(e) 3@H

Q5. If the first eight digits/symbols/letters from the left are interchanged in a way that the first component is exchanged with the eighth, the second with the seventh and so on, which of the following would be the sixth from the left?
(a) @
(b) 3
(c) H
(d) B
(e) None of these

Solution(1-5):

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S2. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol.

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q6. Statements: Some pens are rooms. All rooms are walls. Some walls are bricks. All bricks are slates.
Conclusions
I. Some slates are walls.
II. Some walls are pens.
III. Some bricks are rooms.
IV. Some slates are rooms.
(a) Both I and III follow
(b) Both II and III follow
(c) Both I and II follow
(d) Both III and IV follow
(e) None of these

Q7. Statements: Some chairs are pencils. Some pencils are bottles. Some bottles are bags. Some bags are books.
Conclusions
I. Some books are pencils.
II. Some bottles are chairs.
III. No book is pencil.
IV. Some bags are chairs.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Either I or III follows
(c) Only III follows
(d) Only IV follows
(e) None of these

Q8. Statements: Some roads are buses. All buses are trains. Some trains are trucks. All trucks are kites.
Conclusions
II. Some kites are buses.
IV. Some kites are trains.
(a) None follows
(b) Only I follows
(c) Only II follows
(d) Only III follows
(e) None of these

Q9. Statements: All beads are rings. All rings are bangles. All bangles are tyres. All tyres are pendants.
Conclusions
II. Some tyres are rings.
IV. Some pendants are rings.
(a) Both I and II follow
(b) Only I, II and III follow
(c) Only II, III and IV follow
(d) Only I, III and IV follow
(e) All follow

Q10. Statements: Some desks are fruits. All fruits are flowers. No flower is branch. Some branches are roots.
Conclusions
I. Some roots are flowers.
II. No desk is branch.
III. Some flowers are desks.
IV. Some branches are desks.
(a) Only either II or IV follows.
(b) Only III follows
(c) Both Either II or IV and III follow
(d) Both III and IV follow
(e) None of these

Solution(6-10):

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol.
S9. Ans.(e)
Sol.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol.

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G go to market on different days – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for part-time jobs at different shops, viz Antique, Boutique, Stationery, Garage, Liquor, Hardware and Mobile, but not necessarily in the same order. C works at the Stationery shop but goes there neither on Saturday nor on Thursday. E goes on Tuesday and works at the Hardware shop. A goes on Friday but works neither in the Antique ship nor in the Liquor shop. The one who goes on Monday works at the Boutique shop. The one who works in the Antique shop goes there on Wednesday. F works in the Liquor shop. G works in the Garage shop and goes on Saturday. D does not go to the market on Monday.

Q11. Who among the following works at the Boutique shop?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) C
(e) E

Q12. On which day does F go to market?
(a) Monday
(b) Tuesday
(c) Wednesday
(d) Thursday
(e) None of these

Q13. Which of the following combinations is true?
(a) E – Thursday – Hardware
(b) D – Tuesday – Antique
(c) C – Sunday – Stationery
(d) F – Friday – Liquor
(e) B – Monday – Mobile

Q14. Who among the following goes to work on Sunday?
(a) B
(b) D
(c) C
(d) E
(e) G

Q15. The person going on Saturday works in which of the following shops?
(a) Garage
(b) Antique
(c) Liquor
(d) Boutique
(e) Mobile

Solution(11-15):

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol.

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol.

S13. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S14. Ans.(c)
Sol.

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol.