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Reasoning for IBPS PO/Clerk/ESIC/SEBI(November 2, 2018)

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Dear Aspirants,
Reasoning Ability Section plays a pivotal role to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, all the exams have higher level of reasoning questions. The questions asked in this section are tricky and time-consuming. But, once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section will definitely award you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers.)

        Input:      yogurt jovial 48 cinema total 20 correct sunny thin 78

        Step I:      20 total yogurt jovial 48 cinema correct sunny thin 78

        Step II:    20 total 48 jovial yogurt cinema correct sunny thin 78

        Step III: 20 total 48 jovial 78 thin yogurt cinema correct sunny

        Step IV:   20 total 48 jovial 78 thin yogurt sunny cinema correct

        Step V:    20 total 48 jovial 78 thin yogurt sunny correct cinema

        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 following input.

        Input:      united madrid 89 chair 21 aircraft liverpool beneath honey 11 everyday

1. Which step number will be the following output?

        11 honey 21 chair 89 madrid united aircraft liverpool beneath everyday

        1) Step II                              

        2) Step III

        3) Step IV                             

        4) There will be no such step.

        5) None of these

2. How many steps will be required to get the final output?

        1) Five                    2) Six                      3) Seven       

        4) Four                   5) None of these

3. Which word/number would be the fifth from the right in Step V?

        1) madrid              2) united                3) 89              

        4) liverpool            5) None of these

4. What is the position of ‘beneath’ in Step IV?

        1) 9th from the left              2) 11th from the left  

        3) 2nd from the right           4) 4th from the right   

        5) None of these

5. If in a certain way ‘honey’ is related to ‘aircraft’ and ‘chair’ is related to ‘beneath’ then ‘madrid’ would be related to which of the following in the last step?

        1) 21                       2) united                3) everyday 

        4) liverpool            5) None of these

Directions (Q. 6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Twelve friends are sitting in two squares. One square is inside another. P, Q, R, S, T and V are in the outer square facing inward. A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in the inner square facing outward. They all are sitting in such a way that in each square four persons are sitting in the middle of the sides and two persons are sitting on diagonally opposite corners.

Each friend in the inner square is facing another friend of the outer square. There are exactly two persons sitting between P and T. E sits second to the left of A. R is on the immediate left of the one who is facing A. Neither E nor A faces either T or P. S is facing F and Q is not opposite R in the outer square. T is not sitting adjacent to S. B is not facing P. Between B and D there are as many persons as between R and V.

6. Who is sitting opposite B?

        1) V                        2) Q                        3) T                

        4) Data inadequate                             5) None of these

7. V is facing which of the following persons?

        1) E                         2) D                        3) A               

        4) Data inadequate                             5) None of these

8. Who is sitting on the immediate left of R?

        1) A                        2) S                         3) P 

        4) Data inadequate                             5) None of these

9. Four of the five are alike in a certain manner. Select the one which is not similar to the other four.

        1) R, E                    2) A, S                    3) D, T           

        4) F, Q                    5) C, E

10. Who is sitting second to the left of D?

        1) A                        2) E                         3) F

        4) Data inadequate             5) None of these

 


Answers:

(1-5):

It first arranges one number and one word in each step till all the numbers are arranged in ascending order. The words that are arranged together with numbers are those words which are preceding the numbers in inputs. Rest of the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical order.

Input: united madrid 89 chair 21 aircraft liverpool beneath honey 11 everyday

Step I. 11 honey united madrid 89 chair 21 aircraft liverpool beneath everyday

Step II. 11 honey 21 chair united madrid 89 aircraft liverpool beneath everyday

Step III. 11 honey 21 chair 89 madrid united aircraft liverpool beneath everyday

Step IV. 11 honey 21 chair 89 madrid united liverpool aircraft beneath everyday

Step V. 11 honey 21 chair 89 madrid united liverpool everyday aircraft beneath

Step VI. 11 honey 21 chair 89 madrid united liverpool everyday beneath aircraft

1. 2

2. 2

3. 2

4. 3

5. 3

(6-10);

6. 3

7. 1

8. 3

9. 5

10. 1

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