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.

Directions (Q.1-5): In each question below are given three 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 with 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.

1.Statements:
a. Some sheets are rods.
b. No sheet is a foil.
c. All rods are marbles.
Conclusions:
I. No foil is a marble.
II. Some sheets are marbles.
III. Some rods are foils.
IV. Some rods are not foils.
a) Only I follows
b) only II follows
c) Either III or IV follows
d) Only I and either III or IV follow
e) Only II and IV follow

2.Statements:
a. Some MLAs are not honest.
b. Some MLAs are dishonest.
c. No honest is a leader.
Conclusions:
II. All dishonest are honest.
III. Some dishonest are MLAs.
a) Only IV follows
b) Only III and II follow
c) Only I follows
d) Only I and IV follow
e) None of these

3.Statements:
a. Some stones are not rods.
b. All rods are black.
c. No black is a crow.
Conclusions:
I. Some crows are rods.
II. Some blacks are stones.
III. Some crows are blacks.
IV. Some stones are rods.
a) Only I follows
b) Only II follows
c) Only I and IV follow
d) Only IV follows
e) None of these
4.Statements:
a. Some garbages are money.
b. All papers are garbages.
c.  All money are coins.
Conclusions:
I. Some papers are coins.
II. Some garbages are coins.
III. No money is a paper.
IV.  All coins are garbages.
a) Only I follows
b) Only I and III follow
c) Only III follows
d) Only II and III follow
e) Only II follows

5.Statements:
a. Some pants are shirts.
b. No face is a pant.
c. No pant is a flower.
Conclusions:
I. No flower is a face.
II. No face is a flower.
III. Some shirts are not faces.
IV. Some shirts are pants.
a) Only I and II follow
b) Only III and IV follow
c) Either I or II follows
d) Only IV follows
e) None of these

Directions (Q.6-10): A word arrangement Machine, when given a particular input, rearranges it following a particular rule. The following is the illustration of the input and the steps of rearrangement.
Input: we again 36 early 17 morning in day 7 11
Step I: again we 36 early 17 morning in day 7 11
Step II: again 36 we early 17 morning in day 7 11
Step III: again 36 early we 17 morning in day 7 11
Step IV: again 36 early 7 we 17 morning in day 11
Step V: again 36 early 7 in we 17 morning day 11
Step VI: again 36 early 7 in 17 we  morning day 11
Step VII:  again 36 early 7 in 17 day we morning 11
Step VIII: again 36 early 7 in 17 day 11 we morning
Step IX: again 36 early 7 in 17 day 11  morning we
And Step IX is the last step.

6.If the following is the II step of an input what will be Vth step?
Step II: After 89 she 38 wins 11 Olympic 22 the 7
a) after 89 she 7 the 22 Olympic 11 wins 38
b) after 89 Olympic she 38 wins 11 22 the 7
c) after 89 Olympic 7 she 38 the wins 11 22
d) after 89 Olympic 7 she 38 the 11 wins 22
e) None of these

7.Which of the following is the last step for the Input ‘eat 9 fast icecream 22 3 umbrella cat 5’?
a) cat eat 9 fast 5 icecream 22 umberlla 3
b) eat 22 icecream 3 umbrella 9 cat 5 fast
c) eat 22 umbrella 3 icecream 9 cat 5 fast
d) eat 22 icecream 3 umbrella 5 cat 9 fast
e) None of these

8.Which step will be the last step for the Input ‘elephant 17 free open 41 27 danger 15’?
a) IV
b) V
c) VI
d) VII
e) None of these

9.Which word/number will be at 4th from the left in step V for the given input in above question number (8)?
a) 41
b) danger
c) open
d) 15
e) None of these

10. Which word/number will be 3rd to the right of “41” in step IV for the given input in question number (8)?
a) open
b) danger
c) 15
d) 17
e) None of these

Solutions (6-10):

Word arrangement machine first arranges words having first letter vowel in alphabetical order, after that words having first letter consonant will be arranged in alphabetical order. Alternately the numbers are choosen such that – greatest, lowest, 2nd greatest, 2nd lowest and so on.

6. (c);
Step II: after 89 she 38 wins 11 olympic 22 the 7
Step III: after 89 olympic she 38 wins 11 22 the 7
Step IV: after 89 olympic 7 she 38 wins 11 22 the
Step V: after 89 olympic 7 she 38 the wins 11 22

7. (b)

8. (c)
Input: elephant 17 free open 41 27 danger 15
Step I: elephant 41 17 free open 27 danger 15
Step II: elephant 41 open 17 free 27 danger 15
Step III: elephant 41 open 15 17 free 27 danger
Step IV: elephant 41 open 15 danger 17 free 27
Step V: elephant 41 open 15 danger 27 17 free
Step VI: elephant 41 open 15 danger 27 free 17
9. (d)

10. (b)

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing 5 persons each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In the 1st row E, F, G, H and I are sitting and all of them are facing south. In the 2nd row T, U, V, W and Z are sitting and all of them are facing towards north direction but not necessarily in the same order. In the given seating arrangement each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row. The one who is an immediate neighbor of H is facing W. F does not sit at the extreme ends of the row. V and Z are immediate neighbors. Only one person sits between I and G. Z sits second to the left of the person who faces I. E faces the person who is on the immediate left of Z. T sits at the left end of the row. E and H are not immediate neighbours.

Q11. Who among the following sits between G and I ?
(a) H
(b) F
(c) E
(d) T
(e) None of these

Q12. Who among the following faces G ?
(a) U
(b) V
(c) H
(d) Z
(e) None of these

Q13. Who among the following sits second to the right of the person who faces U ?
(a) F
(b) I
(c) W
(d) V
(e) None of these

Q14. How many persons sits between E and H ?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these

Q15. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?
(a) GZ
(b) FV
(c) WI
(d) UH
(e) EV

Solutions (11-15):
S11. Ans.(b)
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S12. Ans.(d)
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S13. Ans.(a)
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S14. Ans.(c)
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S15. Ans.(e)
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