SBI PO 2015: Reasoning Quiz

Directions (1-3): Study the following arrangements carefully and answer the following questions:

M % R 4 A T # J @ 7 D 5 c I F N I E \$ 3 6 W U 2 H 8 * K 9 B Q

1. How many such consonants are there in the arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a letter?

(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

2. How many numbers are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a consonant and immediately followed by a vowel?
(1) None
(2) One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

3. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a number and immediately preceded by a letter?
(1) None
(2)  One
(3) Two
(4) Three
(5) More than three

Directions (4-): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
A word and a number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and number rearranges them following a
particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement:
Input: shop 17 table 30 53 oven desk 39
Step I: 17 shop table 20 53 oven desk 39
Step II: 17 table shop 20 53 oven desk 39
Step III: 17 table 20 shop 53 oven desk 39
Step IV: 17 table 20 shop 39 53 oven desk
Step V: 17 table 20 shop 39 oven 53 desk
And step V is the last step of the rearrangement.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given

4. Step II of an input is: 15 yes 62 51 48 talk now gone
Which of the following will be Step VI ?
(1) 15 yes 48 talk 51 now gone 62
(2) 15 yes 48 talk 51 62 now gone
(3) 15 yes 48 talk 51 now 62 gone
(4) There will be no such step
(5) None of these

5. Step III of an input is: 21 victory 30 joint 64 47 all gone
How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?
(1) Three
(2) Four
(3) Six
(4) Five
(5) None of these

6. Input: 89 bind 32 goal house 61 12 joy
How many such steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?
(1) Four
(2) Five
(3) Six
(4) Seven
(5) None of these

7. Input: save 21 43 78 them early 36 for.
Which of the following steps will be the last but one?
(1) VI
(2) VII
(3) VIII
(4) V
(5) None of these

8. Input: desire 59 63 all few 38 46 zone

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?
(1) Four
(2) Five
(3) Six
(4) seven
(4) None of these

Solutions (1-3)
1. (1) Symbol, Consonant, Letter, There is no such combination.
2. (2) Consonant, Number, Vowel. There is only one such combination R 4 A
3. (3) Letter, Symbol, Vowel

Solutions (4-8)

After careful analysis of the given input and various steps of arrangement it is evident that one number and one word are arranged alternately.

Numbers are arranged in ascending orders while the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order.

4. (3)
Step II: 15 yes 62 51 48 talk now gone
Step III: 15 yes 48 62 51 talk now gone
Step IV: 15 yes 48 talk 62 51 now gone
Step V: 15 yes 48 talk now 51 62 now gone
Step VI: 15 yes 48 talk 51 now 62 gone

5. (5) Step III: 21 victory 30 joint 64 47 all gone
Step IV: 21 victory 30 joint 47 64 all gone
Step V: 21 victory 30 joint 47 gone 64 all

6. (3)

7. (5)

8. (2)