Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016


Directions (1-5): Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and answers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers.)

Input: Eco 79 Zoidic 65 Apple 36 Salt 49 Unique 17 Join 29
Step I: Unique Eco Zoidic 65 Apple 36 Salt 49 17 Join 29 79
Step II:  Unique Zoidic Eco 65 Apple 36 Salt 49 Join 29 17 79
Step III: Unique Zoidic Eco Salt Apple 36 49 Join 29 65 17 79
Step IV: Unique Zoidic Eco Salt Apple Join 36 49 29 65 17 79
Step IV is last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: Invert 56 Param 84 and 29 Goal 97 Urge 16 Work 37

Q1. How many steps would be required for getting the final output?
(a) Five
(b) Four
(c) Seven
(d) Six
(e) None of the above

Q2. Which of the following is the second to the left of 5th element from right in step IV?

(a) 56
(b) 84
(c) and
(d) Goal
(e) Invest

Q3. In step III Param is related 29, work is related to 56 in a same way goal is related to __________.
(a) 16
(b) 97
(c) 37
(d) 84
(e) None of the above

Q4. How many elements are there in between work and 84 in step II?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) Four

Q5. What is the position of Param with respect to 37 in step V?
(a) Third to the right
(b) Second to the left
(c) Second to the right
(d) Third to the left
(e) Immediate left

Directions (6-10): Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers.)

Input: 40 made butter 23 37 cookies salt extra 52 86 92 fell now 19
Step I: butter 19 40 made 23 37 cookies salt extra 52 86 92 fell now
Step II: cookies 23 butter 19 40 made 37 salt extra 52 86 92 fell now
Step III: extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 40 made salt 52 86 92 fell now
Step IV: fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 made salt 52 86 92 now
Step V: made 52 fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 salt 86 92 now
Step VI: now 86 made 52 fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19 salt 86 92 now
Step VII: salt 92 now 86 made 52 fell 40 extra 37 cookies 23 butter 19
Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 32 proud girl beautiful 48 55 97 rich family 61 72 17 nice life

Q6. How many steps will be required to complete the given input?
(a) Five
(b) Six
(c) Seven
(d) Eight
(e) Nine

Q7. Which of the following is the third element from the left end of step VI?
(a) beautiful 
(b) life
(c) 61
(d) nice
(e) 17

Q8. Which of the following is step III of the given input?
(a) proud 72 girl 48 family 32 beautiful 17 55 97 rich 61 nice life
(b) life 55 girl 48 family 32 beautiful 17 proud 97 rich 61 72 nice
(c) girl 48 family 32 beautiful 17 proud 55 97 rich 61 72 nice life
(d) family 32 beautiful 17 proud girl 48 55 97 rich 61 72 nice life
(e) girl 48 life 55 family 32 beautiful 17 proud 97 rich 61 72 nice

Q9. What is the position of ‘nice’ from the left end in the final step?
(a) Fifth 
(b) Sixth
(c) Seventh
(d) Eighth
(e) Ninth

Q10. Which element is third to the right of ‘family’ in Step V?
(a) beautiful
(b) 17
(c) proud
(d) 97
(e) 32

Directions (11-15): Study the given information and answer the questions:
A number arrangement machine, when given an input line of number rearranges their following a particular rule in each step. The following is the illustration of the input and steps of arrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers)

Input: prepare 14 21 a new method 72 38 97 for studies 68
Step I: for a prepare 14 21 new method 72 38 97 studies 68
Step II: 21 14 for a prepare new method 72 38 97 studies 68
Step III: new method 21 14 for a prepare 72 38 97 studies 68
Step IV: 68 38 new method 21 14 for a prepare 72 97 studies
Step V: studies prepare 68 38 new method 21 14 for a 72 97
Step VI: 97 72 studies prepare 68 38 new method 21 14 for a
Step VI is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: developing 44 markets 38 27 economic practice required 16 83 72 today.

Q11. Which of the following is step five of the given input?
(a) today 44 required 38 practice 27 markets 83 developing 72 economic 16
(b) required 44 today 38 markets 27 practice 83 economic 72 developing 16
(c) required today 44 38 markets practice 83 72 economic 27 developing 16
(d) 44 38 required today 27 16 markets practice 83 72 developing economics
(e) today required 44 38 practice markets 27 16 economic developing 83 72

Q12. In which step are the elements ’72 today required 44’ found in the same order?
(a) Sixth
(b) The given order of elements is not found in any step
(c) Second
(d) Fourth
(e) First

Q13. What is the position of ‘markets’ from the left end in the first step?
(a) Fourth 
(b) Third
(c) Eighth
(d) Ninth
(e) Fifth

Q14. Which element is exactly between ‘38’ and ‘required’ in the second step of the given input?
(a) 27
(b) There is no element in between
(c) practice
(d) economic
(e) 44

Q15. Which element is fifth to the left of the element which is ninth from the left end of the fourth step?
(a) 16
(b) practice
(c) 27
(d) economic
(e) markets