Reasoning Quiz for IBPS Clerk 2015 – Set 1

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Directions (Q. 1-5):
Study the following information carefully and 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 in each step.
The following is an illustration of input and its rearrangement:

Input: show 18
floor were out 23 15 19
Step I: 23 show
18 floor out 15 19 were
Step II: 23 19 18
floor out 15 show were
Step III: 23 19
18 15 floor out show were
Step III is the last step of the above input.
As per the rules in the above steps, find out in each of the
following questions the step for the input given below:
Input: rat 77 35
name date 79 jet calm 38 75 vote on
1. Which of the following
steps would be the last step but one?
1) Step III
2) Step IV
3) Step V
4) Step VI
5) None of these
2. What will be the
position of ‘name’ in Step IV?
1) Third from the right
2) Seventh from the left
3) Fifth from the left
4) Fourth from the right
5) None of these

3. How many words/numbers
are there between ‘35’ and ‘38’ in Step III in the above input?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) None
5) None of these

Solutions –  In the rearrangement the numbers are arranged in descending
order from left to right and the words are arranged in reverse alphabetical
order from right to left in each step.

Input: rat 77 35 name date 79 jet calm 38 75 vote on
Step I: 79 rat 77 35 name date jet calm 38 75 on vote
Step II: 79 77 35 name date jet calm 38 75 on rat vote
Step III: 79 77 75 35 date jet calm 38 name on rat vote
Step IV: 79 77 75 38 35 date calm jet name on rat vote
Step V: 79 77 75 38 35 calm date jet name on rat vote
4. Which of the following
steps will be the last step for the following input?
Input: ‘29 fund
35 cute 30 duty eve rice 31 44’
1) IV
2) VI
3) V
4) VII
5) None of these

Solutions –  Input: 29 fund 35 cute 30 duty eve rice 31 44

Step I: 44 29 fund 35 cute 30 duty eve 31 rice
Step II: 44 35 29 cute 30 duty eve 31 fund rice
Step III: 44 35 31 29 cute 30 duty eve fund rice
Step IV: 44 35 31 30 29 cute duty eve fund rice
5. If ‘45 38 23 34 put
black side the’ is the second step of an input, then which of the following is

definitely the input?
1) 45 23 side 34 put 38 black the
2) the 23 side 34 38 put 45 black
3) black put 23 38 side 34 the 45
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these
6. In a certain code
language READY is written as IWDZF. How is MONTH written in that code language?
1) SRQVI
2) SRQIV
3) RSQIV
4) SRVIQ
5) None of these

Solutions –
7. How many such
pairs of letters are there in the word CAPRICORN each of which has as many letters

between them in the word as in the English
alphabet?
1) None
2) Two
3) Three
4) Four
5) None of these

Solutions –
8. Each of the vowels
in the word NEIGHBOUR is replaced by the number 4 and each consonant is
replaced by a number which is the serial number
of that consonant in the given word, ie N by 1, G by 4
and so on. What is the sum total of all the numbers when the
replacement is complete?
1) 41
2) 50
3) 40
4) 45
5) None of these

Solutions –
9. P travels towards
east. W travels towards north. H and T travel in opposite directions. T travels

towards the right of P. Which of the
following statements is definitely false?
(1) T travels towards south.
(2) W and H travel in the same direction.
(3) H travels towards south.
(4) H travels towards north.
(5) None of these

Solutions – According to the information, P travels
towards east and W travels towards north.
Now, T travels towards right of P. thus T travels
towards south and H travels towards north
because H and T travel in opposite directions.
Hence, option 3) is definitely false.

10. In an
examination, Raj got more marks than Mukesh but not as many as Priya.Priya got
more marks
than Dinesh and Kamal.
Dinesh got less marks than Mukesh but his marks are not the lowest in the
group. Who is the second in the descending
order of marks?
1) Priya
2) Kamal
3) Raj
4) Cannot be determine
5) None of these

Solutions –  In terms of marks obtained Mukesh < Raj, Raj < Priya,
Dinesh < Priya, Kamal < Priya, Dinesh < Mukesh. Since Dinesh mars are
not the lowest, so Kamal’s marks are the lowest. So, the sequence becomes:
Kamal < Dinesh < Mukesh < Raj < Priya. Clearly, in the descending
order, Raj comes second.

Winners are:

1. Ettle
2. Tanu
3. Nisha Gautam

Regards

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