# Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Exams 2017

Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Exams 2017
Dear Aspirants,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams reasoning practice questions section. The following practice quiz covers Puzzle (5 questions), Input Output (5 questions), Cause and Effect (5 questions), Coding and Decoding (5 questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Read the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Eight persons namely Arvind (P), Balu (Q), Chitu (R), Dinesh (S), Eswar (T), Farhan (U), Ganesh(V) and Harish(W) are live in a building of 8 floors with no two person living on the same floor. The lowermost floor is numbered 1 and the topmost floor is numbered 8. These are the further details-
The number of persons living below Eswar is more than the number of persons living below Farhan. The number of persons living below the floor of Harish is one more than the number of persons living above Harish. The number of persons living above Chitu is same as the number of persons living below Dinesh. Eswar and Farhan do not live on consecutive floors. The number of persons living above Balu is less than the number of persons living below Dinesh. The number of persons living below Arvind is more than the number of persons living below Chitu. Farhan and Dinesh do not live on the lowermost floor and the topmost floor respectively. Balu neither lives on an even numbered floor nor on any consecutive floors to Chitu.
1. Who among the following lives on the fourth floor?
(a) Arvind
(b) Chitu
(c) Eswar
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of these.
2. Who lives four floor above the floor of U?
(a) Balu
(b) Ganesh
(c) Dinesh
(d) Either a or c
(e) None of these.
3. Who lives on the lowermost floor?
(a) Dinesh
(b) Ganesh
(c) Chitu
(d) Arvind
(e) None of these.
4. Who among the following lives on the topmost floor?
(a) Eswar
(b) Balu
(c) Arvind
(d) Either a or c
(e) None of these.
5. Harish is related to Balu, in the same way Chitu is related to Ganesh. Then in the same way, who is related to Dinesh?
(a) Arvind
(b) Ganesh
(c) Balu
(d) Eswar
(e) Cannot be determined.
Directions (6 – 10): 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. The following is an illustration of the Input and its rearrangement.
Input: treat 96 23 unable 48 brown 37 own 62 art
Step I:23 treat 96 unable 48 brown 37 own 62 art
Step II:23 37 treat 96 unable 48 brown own 62 art
Step III:23 37 96 treat unable 48 brown own 62 art
Step IV:23 37 96 62 treat unable 48 brown own art
Step V:23 37 96 62 48 treat unable brown own art
Step VI:23 37 96 62 48 unable treat brown own art
Step VII:23 37 96 62 48 unable own treat brown art
Step VIII:23 37 96 62 48 unable own art treat brown
Step IX:23 37 96 62 48 unable own art brown treat
Step IX 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 input given below.
Input: ball 24 indicate 17 51 42 success hold 68 33 easy
6.Which step number would be the following output?
17 33 51 68 42 24 indicate ball success hold easy
a) VI
b) VII
c) V
d) VIII
e) There will be no such step.
7. Which of the following would be the second-last step of the rearrangement ?
a) 17 33 51 42 68 24 easy indicate hold success ball
b) 17 33 51 24 42 68 indicate easy ball hold success
c) 17 33 51 68 42 24 indicate easy ball success hold
d) 17 33 51 68 42 24 easy indicate ball success hold
e) None of these
8. In step VI of the rearrangement, if ‘68’ is related to ‘success’ in a certain way, which of the following would ‘42’ be related to, following the same pattern?
a) hold
b) 51
c) success
d) indicate
e) None of these
9. Which of the following would be the last step of the arrangement?
a) VII
b) VIII
c) IX
d) X
e) None of these
10. In step IV, which of the following numbers/words would be at 7th position from the left?
a) 24
b) ball
c) 42
d) success
e) indicate
Directions (11 – 15): Below in each question are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statement. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choices correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
(a) if statement I is the cause and statement II is the effect.
(b) if statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
(c) if both the statements I and II are independent causes.
(d) if both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
(e) if both the statements are effects of some common cause.
11. I. The prices of food grains and other essential commodities in the open market have risen sharply during the past three months.
II. The political party in opposition has given a call for general strike to protest against the government’s economic policy
12. I. The local steel company has taken over the task of development and maintenance of the civic roads in the town.
II. The local civic body requested the corporate bodies to help them maintain the civic facilities.
13. I. The Government has suspended several police officers in the city.
II. Five persons carrying huge quantity of illicit liquor were apprehended by the police.
14. I. There is an outbreak of several epidemics in the country.
II. It was a worst flood situation ever experienced in the past in most parts of the country.
15. I. The prices of vegetables have increased substantially during the past few weeks.
II. Government had reduced the prices of petroleum products about a month back.
Directions (16 – 20): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
In a certain code,
“RAIL MADLY BUN JAR” is written as ‘19#L, 7%Y, 16\$N, 12@R’
“JOB RAPID BOT MONKEY” is written as ‘28@B, 28#D, 10\$T, 8%Y’
“MICRO BOAR RANSOM JUMP” is written as ‘21%O, 13\$R, 20#M, 15@P’
“RADAR JUKE BANGLE MOD” is written as ‘14#R, 26@E, 28\$E, 26%D’
16. The code for the word ‘RAN’ is
A) 8%N
B) 8*N
C) 17#N
D) 16#N
E) None of these
17. The code ‘27#E’ denotes which of the following word?
A) RUDE
B) REVERSE
C) RUPEE
D) RANDOM
E) None of these
18. Which of the following is the code for “MONK”?
A) 20%K
B) 26%K
C) 28!K
D) 24!K
E) None of these
19. Which of the following denotes % symbol?
A) A
B) M
C) B
D) R
E) J
20. Which of the following is the code for ‘MACRO BAKE ROSE JAIL’ ?
A) 15@E, 13#O, 5?E, 13%L
B) 21%E, 6\$L, 18#E, 20@O
C)19@E, 17#L, 7?E, 18%O
D) 26\$E, 17%O, 26#E, 19@L
E) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
 Floor Person 8 Arvind/Eswar 7 Balu 6 Dinesh 5 Harish 4 Arvind/Eswar 3 Chitu 2 Farhan 1 Ganesh
1. D)   2. C)   3. B)   4. D)   5. E)
(6 – 10): The arrangement machine rearranges one word/ number in each step. It rearranges odd numbers first in ascending order and then even numbers in descending order. It rearranges words starting with vowels in descending order and finally words starting with consonants in ascending order.
Input: ball 24 indicate 17 51 42 success hold 68 33 easy
Step I: 17 ball 24 indicate51 42 success hold 68 33 easy
Step II: 17 33 ball 24 indicate 51 42 success hold 68 easy
Step III: 17 33 51 ball 24 indicate 42 success hold 68 easy
Step IV: 17 33 51 68 ball 24 indicate 42 success hold easy
Step V: 17 33 51 68 42 ball 24 indicate success hold easy
Step VI: 17 33 51 68 42 24 ball indicate success hold easy
Step VII: 17 33 51 68 42 24 indicate ball success hold easy
Step VIII: 17 33 51 68 42 24 indicate easy ball success hold
Step IX: 17 33 51 68 42 24 indicate easy ball hold success.
6. B)   7. C)   8. A)   9. C)   10. E)
11. A) Ist is the cause and IInd is its effect. A general strike has been called due to sharp rise in price of commodities due to faulty economic policy.
12. B) Statement I mention the initiative taken by the local steel company because of the request made by the local civic body. Therefore, statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
13. D) The effect mentioned in I is the result of disciplinary action taken by the government against the carelessness of the police whereas the effect-mentioned in ‘II’ is the result of alacrity and vigilance of the police. Therefore, both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
14. B) From the given two statements I and II, it is clear that the flood has led to the epidemics. Therefore, statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
15. D) From the given two statements I and II, it is clear that there is no connection between the two events mentioned in both the statements. Therefore, both the statement I and II are effects of independent causes.
(16 – 20): J=@, M=%, R=#, B=\$
No of letters – 3+(Reverse Alphabet order of N = 13) = 16
Last letter – N
16. D)   17. A)   18. A)   19. B)   20. B)