# Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

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**Q1. In a certain code, MISTAKE is written as HRNGVPZ. How is GROUNDS written in that code?**

(a) LITFWHM

(b) LITFHWM

(c) LITHFWM

(d) LNQFEFEO

(e) None of these

**S1. Ans.(b)**

**Sol.**

*Direction (2): In the following questions, the symbols #, &, @, * , $, % and © are used with the following meanings as illustrated below. Study the following information and answer the given questions:*
P#Q - Q is the father of P.

P@Q - Q is the child of P.

P©Q - P is the brother of Q.

P$Q - Q is the daughter of P.

P*Q- P is the husband of Q.

P&Q- Q is the daughter-in-law of P.

P%Q- P is the wife of Q.

**Q2. If F$E%C©A#B then how C is related F?**

(a) Son

(b) Daughter

(c) Son-in-law

(d) None of these

(e) Can’t be determined

**S2. Ans.(c)**

**Sol.**

**Direction (3): In the following questions, the symbols #, &, @, * , $, % and © are used with the following meanings as illustrated below. Study the following information and answer the given questions:**

P#Q - P is the son of Q.

P@Q - Q is the child of P.

P©Q - P is the parent of Q.

P$Q - P is elder than Q.

P*Q- P is the husband of Q.

P&Q- Q is the daughter-in-law of P.

P%Q- P is the wife of Q.

**Q3. If A%B&C%D@M#C, then how B is related to M?**

(a) Mother

(b) Grandmother

(c) Father

(d) Grandfather

(e) None of these

*Direction (4-5): In the following questions, the symbols #, &, @ and $ are used with the following meanings as illustrated below. Study the following information and answer the given questions:*
P#Q - P is in the south direction of Q at distance of either 4 or 3m.

P@Q - Q is in the north direction of P at distance of either 6m or 8m.

P&Q - Q is in the east direction of P at distance of either 4 or 3m.

P$Q - P is in the west direction of Q at distance of either 6m or 8m.

P#&Q- Q is in the southeast direction of P.

P@&Q- P is in the northeast direction of Q.

**Q4. If A&B#C#&D are related to each other then what is the probable shortest distance between A and C?**

(a) 4√2 m

(b) 5 m

(c) 4 m

(d) 6m

(e) Both a & b

**Q5. If A@&B$C$D, then what is the shortest distance between B and D (if BCD form a straight line and length of BC and BD are different)?**

(a) 13m

(b) 14m

(c) 15m

(d) 16m

(e) 12m

**S5. Ans.(b)****Sol.**
Seven Persons M, N, O, P, Q, R and S who all are staying in a seven storey building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor of the building is numbered 1, and the topmost floor is numbered 7. They all belongs to different states i.e. Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, UP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab but not necessarily in the same order. More than three persons lives above O. Only one person lives between O and P. Only three persons lives between the one who belongs to Madhya Pradesh and the one who belongs to Punjab, who lives on an odd numbered floor but below the one who belongs to Madhya Pradesh. O does not belong to Punjab. M belongs to Up and lives on the topmost floor of the building. More than three persons lives between M and the one who belongs to Rajasthan. Only one person lives between Q and R, who belongs to Telangana. P does not belong to Madhya Pradesh. The one who belongs to Haryana lives one of the floor above the one who belongs Maharashtra but not immediately above. Neither P nor R belongs to Maharashtra. N lives on one of the odd numbered floor above S.

**Q6. Who among the following lives immediately below the one who belongs to Rajasthan?**

(a) M

(b) The one who belongs to Telangana.

(c) The one who belongs to Punjab.

(d) P

(e) both c and d

**Q7. Who among the following belongs to Haryana?**

(a) Q

(b) N

(c) M

(d) R

(e) None of these

**Q8. Who among the following lives on the 5th floor?**

(a) R

(b) P

(c) N

(d) M

(e) None of these

**Q9. Who among the following belongs to Maharashtra?**

(a) S

(b) P

(c) N

(d) O

(e) None of these

**Q10. Who among the following lives on 2nd Floor?**

(a) P

(b) S

(c) N

(d) O

(e) R

*Solutions (6-10):*

*Directions (11-15): 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: Automobile Education without Vowel off 9 42 15 72 3.**

Step I: off 9 Automobile Education without Vowel 9 42 15 72.

Step II: off 9 Vowel 27 Automobile Education without 42 15 72.

Step III: off 9 Vowel 27 without 45 Automobile Education 42 72.

Step IV: off 9 Vowel 27 without 45 Education 14 Automobile 72.

Step V: off 9 Vowel 27 without 45 Education 14 Automobile 24.

**Step V, is the last step**

**Input: Auriferous Mensuration Tambouri Author Motto 5 24 11 84 102.**

**Q11. Which of the following will be the penultimate step?**

(a) Step VI

(b) Step V

(c) Step IV

(d) Step III

(e) None of these

**Q12. Which of the following will be sixth from the right end in third step?**

(a) Tambouri

(b) 33

(c) Author

(d) 15

(e) None of these

**Q13. Which word/number would be the second from the right end in Step IV?**

(a) 28

(b) Mensuration

(c) 102

(d) Auriferous

(e) None of these

**Q14. After how many steps no further rearrangement of words is possible?**

(a) Five

(b) Four

(c) Two

(d) Three

(e) None of these

**Q15. Which of the following will be the step IV?**

(a) Motto 15 Author 33 Tambouri 8 Mensuration 28 Auriferous 102.

(b) Motto 15 Author 33 Tambouri 28 Mensuration 28 Auriferous 102.

(c) Motto 15 Author 32 Tambouri 8 Mensuration 28 Auriferous 102.

(d) Motto 5 Author 33 Tambouri 8 Mensuration 28 Auriferous 102.

(e) None of these**Solutions (11-15):**

Words are arranged in increasing order on the basis of the total number of vowels in the word.

**Numbers are arranged in increasing order from the left end. If the number is an odd number, then it is multiplied by three as it is arranged. Otherwise it is divided by three as it is arranged.**

**Input: Auriferous Mensuration Tambouri Author Motto 5 24 11 84 102.**

Step 1: Motto 15 Auriferous Mensuration Tambouri Author 24 11 84 102.

Step 2: Motto 15 Author 33 Auriferous Mensuration Tambouri 24 84 102.

Step 3: Motto 15 Author 33 Tambouri 8 Auriferous Mensuration 84 102.

Step 4: Motto 15 Author 33 Tambouri 8 Mensuration 28 Auriferous 102.

Step5: Motto 15 Author 33 Tambouri 8 Mensuration 28 Auriferous 34.

**S11. Ans.(c)**

**S12. Ans.(a)**

**S13. Ans.(d)**

**S14. Ans.(b)**

**S15. Ans.(a)**