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.

Direction (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the question given below:

There are eight persons W, X, Y, Z, M, L, J, and K sitting around a square table. Four of them are sitting at corner of the table and rests are sitting at middle of the table. Those who sit at corner face inside the centre and who sit at middle face outside the centre. They like different colours i.e. red, yellow, pink, white, grey, brown, peach, and green (not necessarily in same order).

J sits second to the right of W, who likes brown. K is an immediate neighbour of W. Y sits second left of K, who likes red. Three persons sit between Y and M. The one who likes white sits second right of M. X likes green and doesn’t sit just near to Y and K both. L doesn’t like white. The ones who like peach and pink face each other. L likes yellow. M doesn’t like peach. Z doesn’t sit just near to L.

Q1. Four of the following five belong to a group, who among the following does not belong to that group?
(a) M
(b) K
(c) X
(d) Y
(e) Z

Q2. If all the persons who face outside the centre are arranged alphabetically in a row (from left to right), all are facing north, then who among the following sits second from the right end of the row?
(a) J
(b) L
(c) X
(d) W
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following should come in the blank spaces to make the following statement true?
X sits .................. to the right of K and M sits .................. to the left of W.
(a) Second
(b) Immediate
(c) Third
(d) Fourth
(e) None of these

Q4. Z likes which of the following colour?
(a) Pink
(b) Peach
(c) Grey
(d) White
(e) None of these

Q5. Which of the following is true regarding the one who likes pink?
(a) faces outside the center
(b) M likes pink
(c) Y doesn’t sit opposite to the one who likes pink
(d) Z sits just near to the one who likes pink
(e) None of these

Solutions (1-5):
S1. Ans.(c)
S2. Ans.(d)
S3. Ans.(c)
S4. Ans.(d)
S5. Ans.(b)

Directions (6-8): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.
(a) if only I follow.
(b) if only II follows.
(c) if either I or II follows.
(d) if neither I nor II follows.
(e) if both I and II follow.

Q6. Statement: Large number of college students are found to be focusing more on fashion than on studies.
Courses of action:
I. Colleges should impose restrictions on use of fashionable clothes and accessories.
II. Colleges should keep the students busy enough with studies so that they don’t find time far other things like fashion.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Course of action I is not advisable because it is a repressive measure/step.
Course of action II is not advisable because it will be extreme course of action.

Q7. Statement: A large number of people gathered on the highway, blocking the traffic movement to protest the killing of five locals by a speeding vehicle.
Courses of action:
I. The police should fire tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.
II. The police authority should calm down the sentiment of the crowd, assuring action against the culprit and deploy police personnel at the spot.

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Course of action I is not advisable because it will be an extreme action/step.
Course of action II is advisable because it will be the right action/step.

Q8. Statement: There has been a substantial drop in the number of people opting for new telephone connection from the public-sector telephone company in the recent months.
Courses of Action:
I. The public-sector telephone company should immediately set up a committee to identify the reasons for the drop.
II. The public-sector telephone company should offer new schemes with value-added services to woo the new clients.

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol. Course of action I is advisable because it will be helpful to tackle the situation.
Course of action II is also advisable because it may attract more customers.

Directions (9-13): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions. In a certain code language:-

“Great one king new” is written as ‘\$MV  \$TI  \$LM  #PR’
“Those days hockey game” is written as ‘#TZ  #WZ  \$GS  #SL’
“United earth power kingdom” is written as ‘\$KL  #FM  \$PR  \$VZ’

Q9. “Cartoon” will be coded as?
(a) \$XM
(b) #XZ
(c) #ZX
(d) \$XZ
(e) None of these

Q10. “Powers” will be coded as?
(a) \$KL
(b) #KL
(c) \$LK
(d) None of these
(e) #KU

Q11. What is the code for “Rockstar Movie”?
(a) \$IL \$NL
(b) \$LN \$LI
(c) #IL  \$NL
(d) None of these
(e) #LI  \$NL

Q12. What will be the code for ‘Mountain’?
(a) #NL
(b) \$WN
(c) #NF
(d) #FN
(e) None of these

Q13. What is the code of ‘PRESENT’?
(a) \$IK
(b) \$KI
(c) #IK
(d) #KI
(e) None of these

Solutions (9-13):

S9. Ans.(d)
S10. Ans.(b)
S11. Ans.(c)
S12. Ans.(a)
S13. Ans.(b)

Direction (14-15): Study the given information and answer the following question.

A person starts walking in north direction from point X, after walking 5m he takes left turn and walks some distance to reach at point Y. After that he takes 45 degree right turn and walks 13m to reach at point M. Point N is 5m west of point Y.

Q14. What is the shortest distance between point M and point N, if point M and N lies in a straight line?
(a) 25m
(b) 15m
(c) 20m
(d) 12m
(e)  None of these

Q15. What is the direction of point M with respect to X?
(a) North-east
(b) North
(c) North-west
(d) South-east
(e) None of these

Solutions (14-15):
S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. MN2 = MY2 – NY2
169-25= 144
MN=12m

S15. Ans.(c)