# Reasoning Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 – Set 2

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Directions (Q. 1-5):
Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
D F 3 # R N 8 A @ Y 4 M © W P 6 H U 9 I K 2 E
1. How many such
numbers are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately
preceded
by a vowel?
1) None 2) One 3) Two
4) Three 5) None of these

Solutions – U9
2. Which of the
following is sixth to the right of the nineteenth from the right end of the
above
arrangement?
1) Y 2) M 3) 4 4) @ 5) None of these

Solutions – Sixth
to the right of the 19th from the right end, that is (19 – 6 =)13th from the
right, ie 4.
3. How many such
consonants are there in the above 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) None of these

Solutions – #RN,
©W
4. If all numbers are
dropped from the above arrangement, which of the following will be the
fourteenth
from the left end?
1) I 2) P 3) W
4) U 5) None of these

Solutions –  D F
# R N A @ Y M © W P H U I K E
5. If it is possible
to make a meaningful word with the fifth, sixth, eighth, twelfth, twentieth and
twenty-third letter of the above arrangement, which of the following will be
the fourth letter from the left?
1) E 2) I 3) N
4) R 5) Can’t be determined

Solutions – Fifth letter > R

Sixth letter > N
Eighth letter > A
Twelfth letter > M
Twentieth letter > I
Twenty-third letter > E
The meaningful words that can be formed are MARINE and
REMAIN.
Hence, either I or A will be fourth letter from the left.
Directions (Q. 6-10):
Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below:
In a certain code language, ‘answer the given question’ is
written as ‘sa pa ka la’, ‘write the question’ is written as ‘sa la ta’,
‘answer is wrong’ is written as ‘ha ja pa’, and ‘read the answer’ is written as
‘sa na pa’.
6. What will be the
code for ‘read’?
1) na 2) pa 3) ja
4) ha 5) None of these
7. ‘write to answer’
can be coded as
1) sa ja da 2) da ta pa 3) pa na ta
4) pa ka ja 5) None of these
8. ‘sa’ stands for
1) wrong 2) write 3) read
4) the 5) None of these
9. What will be the
code for ‘question is given wrong’?
1) ha ja da la 2) ka la ha ja 3) la ha pa ja
4) Can’t be determined 5) None of these
10. What will be the
code for ‘wrong’?
1) ha 2) pa 3) Either ha or ja
4) Either ja or pa 5) None of these

Solutions – answer the given question > sa pa ka la … (i)

write the question > sa la ta … (ii)
answer is wrong > ha ja pa … (iii)
read the answer > sa na pa … (iv)
From (i), (iii) and (iv), answer > pa … (v)
From (i), (ii) and (iv), the > sa … (vi)
From (i), (ii) and (vi), question > la  … (vii)
From (i), (v), (vi) and (vii), given > ka … (viii)
From (ii), (vi) and (vii), write > ta … (ix)
From (iv), (v) and (vi), read > na … (x)

From (iii) and (v), is/wrong > ha/ja … (xi)

Regards

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