# SBI Clerk 2018: Reasoning Ability Quiz – 14

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1. Mohan and Suresh study in the same class. Mohan has secured more marks than Suresh in the terminal examination. Suresh’s rank is seventh from top among all the students in the class. Which of the following is definitely true?

(a) Mohan stood first in the terminal examination.

(b) There is at least one student between Mohan and Suresh in the rank list.

(c) There are at the most five students between Mohan and Suresh in the rank list.

(d) Suresh is five ranks lower than Mohan in the rank list.

(e) None of these

Option: C

Explanation: If Suresh’s rank is 7th, and we do not the rank of Mohan but we do know he did not top the class, that means he can be 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th. Definitely, at the most, Mohan can be Second and Suresh is 7th which means, 5 students can be between them.

1. Fifteen children are standing in a row facing north. Ravi is to the immediate left of Prabha and is eighth from the left end. Arjun is second from the right end. Which of the following statements is not true?

(a) Prabha is 7th from right end.

(b) There are four children between Prabha and Arjun.

(c) There are five children between Ravi and Arjun.

(d) Arjun is 13th from the left end.

(e) Ravi is exactly in the middle.

Option: D

Explanation: 8th Ravi, 9th Prabha, 14th Arjun.

1. Rajnish is older than Rajesh and Raman. Ramesh is older than Rajesh but younger than Rajeev. Raman is older than Rajeev. Who among them is oldest?

(a) Rajeev

(b) Rajesh

(c) Rajnish

(d) Ramesh

(e) None of these

Option: C

Explanation: Rajnish > Rajesh, Raman… (i)
Rajeev > Ramesh > Rajesh … (ii)
Raman > Rajeev … (iii)
Combining all, we get
Rajnish > Raman > Rajeev > Ramesh > Rajesh

1. If every seconds Saturday and all Sundays are holidays in a 30 days month beginning on Saturday, then how many working days are there in that month? (Month starts from Saturday)

(a) 20

(b) 21

(c) 22

(d) 23

(e) 24

Option: D

Explanation: As month begins on Saturday, so 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th days will be Sundays. While 8th and 22nd days are second Saturdays. Thus, there are 7 holidays in all.
Hence, no. of working days = 30 – 7 =23

1. If the positions of the first and the fifth digits of the number 83721569 are interchanged, similarly, the positions of the second and the sixth digits are interchanged, and so on, which of the following will be the third from the right end after the rearrangement?

(a) 6

(b) 3

(c) 2

(d) 7

(e) None of these

Option: B

Explanation: New arrangement of numbers is as follows: 15698372
Hence, third number from right end is 3.

1. The train for Lucknow leaves every two and half hours from New Delhi railway station. An announcement was made at the station that the train for Lucknow had left 40 minutes ago and the next train will leave at 18.00 hrs. At what time was the announcement made?

(a) 15.30 hrs

(b) 17.10 hrs

(c) 16.00 hrs

(d) 15.50 hrs

(e) None of these

Option: E

Explanation: Clearly, the last train left two and half hours before 18.00 hrs i.e., at 15.30 hrs. But this happened 40 minutes before the announcement made . So, the announcement made at 16.10 hrs.

1. If the positions of the first and the sixth digits of the group of digits 5904627813 are interchanged, similarly, the positions of the second and the seventh are interchanged, and so on, which of the following will be the fourth from the right end after the rearrangement?

(a) 4

(b) 9

(c) 1

(d) 0

(e) None of these

Option: B

Explanation: In the original group of digits ‘7’ is fourth from the right, which is interchanged with ‘9’. The new series is 2781359046.

1. In a row of boys Akash is fifth from the left and Nikhil is eleventh from the right. If Akash is twenty-fifth from the right then how many boys are there between Akash and Nikhil?

(a) 14

(b) 13

(c) 15

(d) 12

(e) None of these

Option: B

Explanation: There are (25 – 11– 1) = 13 boys between Akash and Nikhil.

1. The positions of the first and the sixth digits in the number 3597280164 are interchanged. Similarly, the positions of the second and the seventh digits are interchanged, and so on. Which of the following will be the fourth digit from the right end after the rearrangement?

(a) 5

(b) 3

(c) 9

(d) 4

(e) None of these

Option: A

Explanation: After interchanging the number becomes as follows:
8 0 1 6 4 3 5 9 7 2
Hence, the fourth digit from the right end is 5.

1. In a shop, there were 4 dolls of different heights M, N, O and P. ‘P’ is neither as tall as ‘M’ nor as short as ‘O’. ‘N’ is shorter than ‘P’ but taller than ‘O’. If Anvi wants to purchase the tallest doll, which one should she purchase?

(a) Either M or P

(b) Either P or N

(c) Only P

(d) Only M

(e) None of these

Option: D

Explanation: The correct order of dolls according to descending order of their heights are:
M > P > N > O
Therefore, Anvi will purchase the doll M.

1. Ketan takes casual leave only on first working day of every month. The office has weekly offs on Saturday and Sunday. In a month of 30 days, the first working day happened to be Tuesday. What will be the day for his next casual leave?

(a) Wednesday

(b) Thursday

(c) Friday

(d) Monday

(e) None of these

Option: B

Explanation:

If the first working day happened to be Tuesday then 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of the month will be Tuesday. Hence, the last day of the month will be Wednesday (since, number of days in the month is 30). Thus, the next casual leave will be on Thursday.

1. Abhay gave an application for a new ration card to the clerk on Monday afternoon. Next day was a holiday. So the clerk cleared the papers on the next working day on resumption of duty. The senior clerk checked it on the same day but forwarded it to the head clerk on next day. The head clerk decided to dispose the case on the subsequent day. On which of the following days was the case put up to the head clerk by the senior clerk?

(a) Wednesday

(b) Thursday

(c) Friday

(d) Saturday

(e) None of these

Option: B

Explanation:  (i) Submitted application form : Monday
(ii) Holiday : Tuesday
(iii) Clearance from clerk : Wednesday
(iv) Clearance from senior : Wednesday
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(v) Submitted to the head clerk : Thursday

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