Dear Aspirants,

Reasoning Questions for SBI Clerk 2018

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming banking exams is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. And, to let you practice with the best of the latest pattern questions, here is the Adda247 Reasoning Quiz based on the exact same pattern of questions that are being asked in the exams.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions.

Seven persons P, O, N, M, L, K and J were born in seven different months namely February, March, April, June, September, October and November (of the same year) but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them has different weight viz. 39, 49, 42, 33, 55, 17 and 23, but not necessarily in the same order. The one whose weight is 42 kg was not born in the month which has less than thirty days. Both J and N were born in one of the months after the month in which the person whose weight is 39 kg was born. The one who is the third heaviest of them all was not born in the month which has 31 days. Only three persons were born between the one whose weight is 42 kg and the one whose weight is 23 kg. Only two persons were born between J and the one whose weight is 33 kg. N is not the lightest. K was not born in the month which has thirty days. J was born immediately before N. M was born immediately after the one whose weight is 33 kg. P was born immediately before the one who is the second heaviest. Only one person was born between K and the person whose weight is 39 kg. Only two persons were born between M and L.

Q1. Who among the following has the least weight?
(a) K
(b) P
(c) N
(d) M
(e) O

Q2. How many persons were born between L and J?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Three
(d) Two
(e) More than three

Q3. J was born in which of the following months?
(a) Cannot be determined
(b) October
(c) March
(d) April
(e) September

Q4. Which of the following denotes the weight of K?
(a) 39
(b) 17
(c) 33
(d) 55
(e) 23

Q5. How many persons are older than the second heaviest person?
(a) More than four
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) One
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, the symbols @, #, %, * and \$ are used with the following meanings as illustrated below:
‘P@ Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q’
‘P # Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q’
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q’
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller nor greater than Q’
‘P \$ Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q’

In each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the three conclusions I, II and III given below them is/are definitely true.

Q.6 Statement- Y#U*W, V@T%U\$Z
Conclusion- I. Y%V
II.Y\$Z
III.T#W
(a) None is true
(b) Only either I or II is true
(c) Only either I or II, and III are true
(d) Both II and III are true
(e) None of these

Q7. Statement- D\$C#B%A*F@E
Conclusion- I.B#D
II.C%A
III.C*E
(a) None is true
(b) Only II is true
(c) Only I and III are true
(d) Only II and III are true
(e) All are true

Q8. Statement- P%L*O#N, M\$N#I@K
Conclusion- I. L#I
II.P%K
III.M\$O
(a) Either I or II is true
(b) Only I and III are true
(c) Only either I or II, and III are true
(d) None is true
(e) All are true

Q9. Statement-J@K%T@G*H
Conclusion- I.T\$H
II.G#J
III.K*H
(a) All are true
(b) Only either I or II is true
(c) Only I is true
(d) Only either I or III is true
(e) None is true

Q10. Statement- R#X, S*Q#X\$G@P
Conclusion-I. R@S
II.R\$P
III.Q*G
(a) Only I and II is true
(b) Only II is true
(c) Only III is true
(d) None is true
(e) All are true

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 an input and its rearrangement:

Input: all  next cost Easter  long over  just under
Step I: cost next Easter  long over  just under  all
Step II: cost just next long over  under  all  Easter
Step III: cost just long next under  all  Easter  over
Step IV: cost just long next all  Easter  over  under
Step IV is the last step of the above input. As per the rules followed in the above step, find  out the approximate step for the given input.

Input: pink table cold every order fish king instant after hope

Q11. What is the position of ‘order’ in Step II?
(a) Fifth from the left
(b) Sixth from the left
(c) Eighth from the right
(d) Ninth from the right
(e) None of these

Q12. Which step would be the following output?
Cold fish hope pink table order king after every instant ’
(a) II
(b) III
(c) V
(d) There is no such step
(e) None of these

Q13. How many steps will be required to complete the arrangement of the above input?
(a) Five
(b) Six
(c) Four
(d) Seven
(e) None of these

Q14. Which of the following words/numbers would be at the eighth position from the right end in the last step?
(a) fish
(b) order
(c) cold
(d) after
(e) None of these

Q15. How many elements are there between ‘pink’ and ‘instant’ in Step III?
(a) One
(b) Three
(c) Five
(d) None
(e) None of these