# Reasoning Questions for IBPS clerk mains 2016 Directions
(1-5): To answer these questions study carefully the following arrangement of
letters, digits and symbols.

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G H 5
Q1. How many
such letters are there in the arrangement each of which is immediately followed
by a number?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) One
(d) Two
(e) None of
these

Q2. How many
such symbols are there in the arrangement each of which is immediately preceded
by a number?
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Nil
(e) None of
these
Q3. If all
the symbols are deleted from the arrangement, then which of the following will
be fourth to the left of the 17th element from the left end?
(a) 9
(b) E
(c) 2
(d) Y
(e) None of
these

Q4. ‘78’ is related to ‘P?6’ and ‘?N’ is related to ‘T32’ in the same way as ‘2E’
is related to __________ in the arrangement.
(b) 49G
(d) 9GH
(e) None of
these
Q5. If all
the numbers are deleted from the arrangement then which of the following will
be fifth to the right of the 13th element from the right end?
(a) B
(b) N
(c) Y
(d) T
(e) None of
these
Directions
(6-10): In these questions, a relationship between different elements is shown
in the statement(s). The statements are followed by two conclusions. Give
(a) if only
conclusion I is true.
(b) if only conclusion
II is true.
(c) if
either conclusion I or II is true.
(d) if
neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(e) if both
conclusion I and II are true.
Q6. Statements:
A > B
C < D, C = E > G
Conclusions:   I. D > E                 II. B > E
Q7. Statements:
P
Q > M N, Q = S
Conclusions:   I. S > P                  II. N < S
Q8. Statements:
S > M = Z > T < Q > V
Conclusions:   I. V = S                  II. Q > M
Q9. Statements:
T < U = V
S > P Q
Conclusions:   I. S > T                  II. V > Q
Q10. Statements:
M
N > R > W, E = J > L W
Conclusions:   I. E > W                II. M > L
Directions
(11-15): The following questions are based on the five three-digit numbers
given below:
684        512        437        385        296
Q11. If 2 is
added to the first digit of each of the numbers then how many numbers thus
formed will be divisible by three?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) None of
these
Q12. If all
the digits in each of the numbers are arranged in descending order within the
number, which of the following will be the highest number in the new
arrangement of the numbers?
(a) 684
(b) 385
(c) 296
(d) 437
(e) None of
these
Q13. What will be the resultant number if the
second digit of the second lowest number is divided by the third digit of the
highest number?
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 0
(d) 1
(e) 4
Q14. If 1 is
added to the first digit and 2 is added to the last digit of each of the
numbers then which of the following numbers will be the second highest number?
(a) 385
(b) 684
(c) 437
(d) 296
(e) 512
Q15. If in each number the first and the
second digit are interchanged then what will be the highest number?
(a) 296
(b) 512
(c) 437
(d) 684

(e) 385