Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

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 (1-5): Study the following information carefully and 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 (All the numbers are two digit numbers)
Input     :  unless 46 that 54  format 26 dean 68 both 32
Step I    :   both unless 46 that 54 format 26 dean 32 68
Step II  :   dean both unless 46 that format 26 32 68 54
Step III :  format dean both unless that 26 32 68 54 46
Step IV  : that format dean both unless 26 68 54 46 32
Step V   : unless that format dean both 68 54 46 32 26

Step V is the last step of the above arrangement.
As per the rules followed in the steps given above, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: motor  48  wall  36  stack  64  have  52  get  18

Solution (1-5):
Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see the each step, then we can find that both number and words are arranged in each step.
a) For words arrangement- Words are arranged in ascending order according to English dictionary from left to right.
b) For number arrangement- Numbers are arranged in descending order from to right to left in each step.

Input: motor  48  wall 36 stack 64 have 52 get 18
Step-I:    get motor 48 wall 36 stack have 52 18 64
Step-II:   have get motor 48 wall 36 stack 18 64 52
Step-III: motor have get wall 36 stack 18 64 52 48
Step-IV: stack motor have get wall 18 64 52 48 36
Step-V:  wall stack motor have get 64 52 48 36 18

Q1. Which of the following represents the position of ‘64’ in the fifth step?
(a) Eighth from the left end
(b) Sixth from the left end
(c) Fourth from the right end
(d) Sixth from the right end
(e) None of these

S1.(b)

Q2. Which of the following would be fourth to the left of second to the right of “18” in Step IV ?
(a) get
(b)mobile
(c) has
(d) stock
(e) None of these

S2.(a)

Q3. In the last step of the rearrangement, ‘wall’ is related to ‘18’ and ‘stack’ is related to ‘36’ in a certain way. Which of the following would ‘motor’ be related to, following the same pattern?
(a) 48
(b) 52
(c) 64
(d) got
(e) None of these

S3.(a)

Q4. How many elements (words or numbers) are there between ‘have’ and ‘18’ as they appear in the last but one of the outputs?
(a) One
(b) Three
(c) Six
(d) Five
(e) None of these

S4.(e)

Q5. Which step number would be the following output?
motor have get wall 36 stack 18 64 52 48
(a) Step IV
(b) Step V
(c) Step VI
(d) Step VII
(e) Step III

S5.(e)

Directions (6-10): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.
Seven Persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G who all lives on 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 likes different brands i.e. Puma, HRX, Nike, Reebok, Woodland, Fila and Adidas but not necessarily in the same order. C likes woodland brand and he lives on an odd numbered floor immediately below the one who likes Reebok. E lives one of the floor above F but not on odd numbered floor. The number of persons who lives between the one who likes Nike and the one who likes Reebok is same as the number of persons who lives between the one who likes Reebok and the one who likes Adidas. B likes Puma brand and lives on the odd numbered floor immediately below E. The one who likes HRX lives immediately above the one who likes Puma brand. D does not like Nike brand. There is one floor between F and G, who does not like Reebok brand. The one who likes Nike lives above the one who likes Adidas brand.

Q6. Who among the following likes Fila Brand?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) F
(d) D
(e) G

S6.Ans.(e)

Q7. A lives on which of the following floor?
(a) 6th Floor
(b) Top Floor
(c) Ground Floor
(d) 5th Floor
(e) None of these

S7.Ans.(b)

Q8. Who among the following likes Reebok brand?
(a) A
(b) G
(c) D
(d) F
(e) None of these

S8.Ans.(d)

Q9. G lives on which of the following floor?
(a) 2nd Floor
(b) 4th Floor
(c) 1st Floor
(d) None of these
(e) 5th Floor

S9.Ans.(a)

Q10. If B is related to Woodland and in the same way C is related to Adidas then following the same pattern A is related to?
(a) HRX
(b) None of these
(c) Puma
(d) Reebok
(e) Fila

S10.Ans.(c)

Directions(11-15): In these questions relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. The statements are followed by conclusions. Study the conclusions based on the given statement and select the appropriate answer.

Q11. Statements:
A < D = M ≥ R; S ≥ M ≥ N
Conclusions:
I. R < S
II. R = S
(a) Neither conclusion I nor II is true
(b) Either conclusion I or II is true
(c) Only conclusion I is true
(d) Both conclusion I and II are true
(e) Only conclusion II is true

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Conclusions:
I. R < S ( Not True )
II. R = S ( Not True )

Q12. Statements:
E > Z = U ≥ T; Y > U ≥ X
Conclusions:
I. E > Y
II. E > X
(a) Both conclusions I and II are true
(b) Neither conclusion I nor II is true
(c) Either conclusion I or II is true
(d) Only conclusion II is true
(e) Only conclusion I is true

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. Conclusions:
I. E > Y ( Not True )
II. E > X ( True )

Q13. Statements:
A ≥ B ≤ C = T, A < L ≥ V
Conclusions:
I. V ≤ C
II. C > V
(a) Only conclusion I is true
(b) Neither conclusion I nor II is true
(c) Either conclusion I or II is true
(d) Only conclusion II is true
(e) Both conclusion I and II are true

S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Conclusions:
I. V ≤ C ( Not True )
II. C > V ( Not True )

Q14. Statements:
D < E ≤ C; A > D; B ≥ C
Conclusions:
I. B > D
II. A ≥ C
(a) Neither conclusion I nor II is true
(b) Both conclusions I and II are true
(c) Only conclusion II is true
(d) Only conclusion I is true
(e) Either conclusions I or II is true

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. Conclusions:
I. B > D ( True )
II. A ≥ C ( Not True )

Q15. Statements:
D > E ≥ C; A > D; B ≥ C
Conclusions:
I. A > C
II. E < A
(a) Only conclusion I is true
(b) Either conclusion I or II is true
(c) Only conclusion II is true
(d) Neither conclusion I nor II is true
(e) Both conclusions I and II are true

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol. Conclusions:
I. A > C ( True )
II. E < A ( True )