Reasoning Ability Quiz for IBPS Exams 2017

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Reasoning Ability Quiz for IBPS Exams 2017
Dear Aspirants,
Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams Reasoning Quiz Section. The following quiz covers the questions from Puzzles (5 questions), Coding – Decoding (5 questions), Alphabet and Number arrangement (5 questions), Blood Relations (3 questions), Direction Sense (2 questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight boxes namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H are placed from top to bottom not in the same order. They contain different flavors of cake among Apple Cake, Banana Cake, Charlotte Cake, Chitton Cake, Genoa Cake, Marble Cake, Simnel Cake and Jatta Cake. Boxes are made up of different materials among steel, plastic, wood and card box. Exactly two boxes are made of same material. Consider top as 1st position. The following information is known about them. 
  • Box D which is made up of plastic is kept two places above B and both are in the top 4 positions when boxes are arranged from top to bottom. ii. The box containing Chitton Cake is kept immediately below wooden box and is made up of same material as D. 
  • Box C is kept somewhere between G and H and H being below C. 
  • The two cardboard boxes are kept vertically adjacent to each other.
  • Charlotte cake is kept exactly between F and the box containing Marble Cake. H doesn’t contain Apple Cake. 
  • Box E is kept two places below box G which is kept immediately below the box containing Chitton cake. 
  • The box containing Jatta cake is placed at the even numbered place but is not placed at the bottom. 
  • The steel box which is kept at the top either contains Apple Cake or Simnel cake. 
  • Box E is not made up of cardboard. 
  • F which contains Genoa cake is made up of wood. 
  • The box containing Banana cake and box is made up of wood. 
  • C doesn’t contain any of Apple or Jatta cake. 
1. Which box contains Banana cake?
(A) A
(B) B
(C) D
(D) H
(E) C
2. Which box is made up of wood?
(A) C
(B) A
(C) E
(D) B
(E) Cannot be determined
3. Which box is placed at the top?
(A) The box which contains Simnel cake
(B) B
(C) E
(D) H
(E) A
4. Which box is placed 3 places below G?
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) H
(E) No such place
5. What does box E contain?
(A) Simnel Cake
(B) Marble Cake
(C) Charlotte
(D) Chitton Cake
(E) Jatta Cake
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
In a certain code,
‘commit also make policy’ is written as ‘%e4 !y6 #t6 @o4’,
‘policy craze anger mobile’ is written as ‘!y6 @r5 %e6 #e5’,
‘allow mild course prize’ is written as ‘!e5 %d4 #e6 @w5’, and
‘craze manner pump arst’ is written as ‘%r6 #e5 !p4 @t6’.
6. What is the code for ‘mild’ ?
a) @w5
b) %d4
c) %e4
d) %e6
e) Can’t be determined
7. What does ‘#e6 #e5 @04’ stand for?
a) also make course
b) craze also course
c) commit course mobile
d) artist mild craze
e) Either also make course or prize also course
8. Which could be the code for ‘peace protect pump’?
a) #t4 %d6 !r4
b) !e4 !r4 !e2
c) !p4 @w3 !r4
d) !e5 !t7 !p4
e) None of these
9. ’!l8 %n6 @e7’ could be a code for which of the following?
a) mobile charge victory
b) peaceful modern advance
c) against modern effort
d) mild peaceful west
e) None of these
10. Which of the following is the code for ‘anger prize commit’?
a) !e5 %d4 %e4
b) !e5 @r5 #t6
c) @r5 #e6 #t6
d) #t6 @o4 %e6
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 12): Answer the following question according to the given series:
J * R 3 P L 2 # I N 7 O C @ K 5 D = M $ 6 B < A Q 4
11. If this series is re-arranged in the reverse order, which will be the eleventh element to the left to the sixteenth element from the left end?
(a) J 
(b) 6 
(c) B
(d) < 
(e) None of these
12. What will come in the place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement?
P R J # L 3 7 I 2 @ O N ?
(a) D K C 
(b) 5 @ O 
(c) D K @
(d) = 5 @ 
(e) None of these
Directions (13 – 15): Study the sets of numbers given below and answer the question, which follow:
489 541 654 953 783
13. If in each number the first and the second digits are interchanged, which will be the third highest number?
(a) 489 
(b) 541 
(c) 654
(d) 953 
(e) 738
14. If one is added to each of the numbers, then which of the following numbers will be the difference between the second digit of second highest number and the second digit of the highest number?
(a) Zero 
(b) 3 
(c) 1
(d) 4 
(e) 2
15. If in each number, the first and the last digits are interchanged, which of the following will be the second highest number?
(a) 489 
(b) 541 
(c) 654
(d) 953 
(e) 738
Directions (16 – 18): Study the information below and answer the questions followed:
There are some people in a family. Jyoti is the grandmother of Ananya. Hemant is the husband of Aanchal who is sister in law of Aarushi. Arun is the maternal uncle of Ritu and Manoj. Meena is the father of Seema. Arun is the uncle of Nitu. Nitu is the granddaughter of Jyoti. Arun is the brother of Seema who is the husband of Aarushi. Ananya and Nitu is the Daughter of Aarushi. Ritu & Manoj is the son of Hemant.
16. How is Aarushi related to Meena?
A) Sister in law
B) Daughter in law
C) Daughter
D) Son
E) Wife
17. If Aastha is the wife of Arun then how is Jyoti related to Aastha?
A) Daughter in law
B) Husband
C) Son
D) Mother in law
E) Father in law
18. Who is the father of Nitu?
a) Aarushi
b) Hemant
c) Seema
d) Meena
e) Arun
Directions (19 – 20): Study the information given below carefully and answer the questions that follow: 
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I are nine houses. C is 2 km east of B. A is 1 km north of B and H is 2 km south of A. G is 1 km west of H while D is 3 km east of G and F is 2 km north of G. I is situated just in middle of B and C while E is just in middle of H and D.
19. Distance between E and G is 
(a) 1 km 
(b) 1.5 km 
(c) 2 km 
(d) 5 km 
(e) None of the above
20. Distance between E and I is 
(a) 1 km 
(b) 2 km 
(c) 3 km 
(d) 4 km 
(e) None of the above
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Rank
Box
Cake
Material
1
A
Apple Cake
Steel
2
B
Jatta Cake
Plastic
3
C
Genoa Cake
Wood
4
D
Chitton Cake
Plastic
5
E
Charlotte Cake
Cardboard
6
F
Simnel Cake
Cardboard
7
G
Marble Cake
Steel
8
H
Banana Cake
Wood
1. D)   2. A)   3. D)   4. E)   5. C)  
(6 – 10): # for first letter c, % for first letter m, @ for first letter a, and ! for first letter p
Number represents number of alphabets in word
Alphabet represents the last letter of word.
6. B) mild = % for m, d for last d in mild and 4 for mild
7. B) #e6 – course; #e5 – craze; @04 – also
8. D) peace – !e5; protect – !t7; pump – !p4
9. B) tis – lists
since da and arise both not present so ‘da’ can be ‘arise’
tip – regime
10. B)
11. C) 11th to the left of 16th from left means 5th from the left. But the sequence has been reversed. Therefore, required element will be 5th from right in the original sequence.
5th from right is “B”
12. A)
13. D) 489 -> 849; 541 -> 451; 654 -> 564; 953 -> 593; 783 -> 873
Third highest number = 593 -> 953
14. B) 489 + 1 = 490; 541 + 1 = 542; 654 + 1 = 655; 953 + 1 = 954; 783 + 1 = 784
Difference = 8 – 5 = 3
15. C) 489 -> 984; 541 -> 145; 654 -> 456; 953 -> 359; 783 -> 387
Second highest number = 456 => 654
(16 – 18):
16. B)   17. D)   18. C)  
(19 – 20):
19. C) Since E lies in middle of H and D, so HE = ED
But HD = 2 km
So, HE = ED = 1 km
Required distance = GE + GH + HE = (1 + 1) km = 2 km
20. A) I lies in middle of B and C. So, BI = IC
But BC = 2 km. So, BI = IC = 1 km
So I lies directly above E.
Required distance = EI = HB = 1 km