# Reasoning Questions for IBPS Clerk Mains 2016

Directions (1-5): In each question below is given a group of letters followed by four combinations of digits/symbols numbered (a), (b), (c) and (d). You have to find out which of combinations correctly represents the group of letters based on the following coding system and mark the number of that combination as the answer. If none of the four combinations correctly represents the group of letters, mark (e), i.e. ‘None of these’, as the answer.
Conditions: –
(1) If the first letter is a consonant and the last letter is vowel their codes are to be interchanged.
(2) If the both first and last letters is vowel both are to be coded as ×.
(3) If the both first and last letter is consonants, then their code are to be coded as first letter code.
(4) If the first letter is vowel and last letter is consonants then both are to be coded as the code for the last letter code.

Q1. KUNLEQ
(a) #\$87%#
(b) #\$57%#
(c) #\$87%6
(d) #\$8%7
(e) None of these

Q2. IKGFEM

(a) 9#2@%4
(b) 9#2@%9
(c) 4#2@%4
(d) 4#2@84
(e) None of these

Q3. JNLEQU
(a) 187%6#
(b) 18#67%
(c) \$876%1
(d) \$87%61
(e) None of these

Q4. EIBQKU
(a) %956#\$
(b) %965#\$
(c) ×956#×
(d) ×59#6×
(e) None of these

Q5. BGKEQI
(a) 52#6%9
(b) 52#%69
(c) 92%#65
(d) 92#%65
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, the symbols @, ©, %, \$ and * are used the following meaning as illustrated below:
‘A © B’ means ‘A is smaller than B’
‘A @ B’ means ‘A is either smaller than or equal to B’
‘A % B’ means ‘A is greater than B’
‘A \$ B’ means ‘A is either greater than or equal to B’
‘A * B’ means ‘A is equal to B’
Now in each of these questions assuming the given statements to be true, find which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true? Give answer
(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: P @ R, T \$ V, R % S, T @ S
Conclusions: I. R % V II. P % V

Q7. Statements: C \$ D, D % E, F @ E, H © C
Conclusions: I. H © F II. H * F

Q8. Statements: M @ N, N © O, O * P, P % R
Conclusions: I. R % M II. P % M

Q9. Statements: T \$ U, X @ W, U % X, Y % W
Conclusions: I. T \$ X II. Y % U

Q10. Statements: R \$ T, S * T, S % U, W @ U

Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A, B, C, D, E and F are six students studying in class. Each of them has a different height and weight. The tallest is not the heaviest. E is taller than A but lighter than C. B is taller than D and A and heavier than only E and F. A is lighter than only D. E is heavier than F. D is taller than F who is taller than only 2 students. C is the tallest.

Q11. How many of them are heavier than E?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Five
(e) None

Q12. How many of them shorter than B?
(a) Two
(b) Five
(c) Three
(d) Four
(e) None

Q13. Who among all students is tallest?
(a) B
(b) C
(c) F
(d) E
(e) None

Q14. How many of them are lighter than D?
(a) One
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Five
(e) Two

Q15. Who among the student is lightest is all of them?
(a) E
(b) B
(c) C
(d) F
(e) D

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