Reasoning Ability Practice Quiz | IBPS 2017 (04 – 09 – 2017)

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Reasoning Ability Practice Quiz | IBPS 2017 (04 – 09 – 2017)
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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams, Reasoning Ability Quiz Section. The following quiz covers Puzzles (10 Questions), Inequalities (5 Questions), Coding and Decoding (5 Questions), Input Output (5 Questions) and Miscellaneous (5 Questions). All the best for upcoming IBPS Exams 2017.
Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the basis of the following information:
Eight people are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between and adjacent persons.
In row 1, Akshay, Deepali, Nidhi and Kartik are seated and all of them are facing south.
In row 2, Mudita, Rajeev, Sainyam and Tanu are seated and all of them are facing North.
Therefore, in the given sitting arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of other row.
Each one of them are going abroad on a different airline, viz. Air India, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air France, Jet Airways, Emirates Airways and Quantas Airways but not necessarily in the same order.
Deepali sits second to the right of the person travelling by Qantas Airways. Sainyam faces the immediate neighbor of the person travelling by Qantas Airways. Only one person sits between Sainyam and the Singapore Airlines passenger. Two people sit between Tanu and the Emirates Airways passenger. Kartik faces the immediate neighbor of Singapore Airlines passenger. Only one person sits between Qatar Airways passenger and Nidhi. Qatar Airways passenger does not sit at any of the extreme ends. Immediate neighbor of Kartik faces the Oman Air Passenger, Mudita faces Air India passenger, Rajeev is not travelling by Jet Airways.
1. Who amongst the following sit at the extreme ends of the rows?
a) Deepali and Singapore Airline Passenger
b) Nidhi and Qantas Airways passenger
c) Qantas Airways passenger and Sainyam
d) Sainyam and Air India Passeger
e) Akshay and Sainyam
2. Who amongst the following is travelling by Jet Airways?
a) Akshay
b) Deepali
c) Nidhi
d) Mudita
e) Sainyam
3. Who is/are seated between the Emirates Airways passenger and the Oman Air Passenger ?
a) Singapore Airlines passenger only
b) Sainyam and Air France passenger
c) Rajeev and Mudita
d) Air France passenger and Jet Airways Passenger
e) No one
4. Who amongst the following faces the Air France Passenger?
a) Akshay
b) Person travelling by Oman Air
c) Rajeev
d) Person travelling by Qatar Airways
e) Person travelling by Qantas Airways
5. Which of the following is correct regarding Sainyam?
a) Kartik Faces Sainyam
b) The Singapore Airlines passenger is an immediate neighbor of Sainyam
c) Sainyam faces the person who is second to the left of the Jet Airways passenger
d) Sainyam is travelling by Oman Air
e) Sainyam sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
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 in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.
Input: sky forward 17 over 95 23 come 40
Step I: come sky forward 17 over 95 23 40
Step II: come 95 sky forward 17 over 23 40
Step III: come 95 forward sky 17 over 23 40
Step IV: come 95 forward 40 sky 17 over 23
Step V: come 95 forward 40 over sky 17 23
Step VI: come 95 forward 40 over 23 sky 17
Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, answer the following questions.
6. Input: machine hire for 19 against 85 21 46
Which of the following will be Step II ?
a) against 85 hire machine for 19 21 46
b) against 85 machine 19 hire for 21 46
c) against 85 machine hire for 19 21 46
d) against 85 hire 21 machine for 19 46
e) None of these
7. Input: box at 20 53 62 gift now 32
Which of the following is Step IV ?
a) at 62 box 53 gift 32 20 now
b) at 62 box 53 gift 32 now 20
c) at 62 box 53 gift 20 now 32
d) at 62 box 53 now 32 gift 20
e) None of these
8. Input: on at 33 27 42 sky mat 51
Which of the following steps will be the last ?
a) VI
b) VII
c) V
d) VIII
e) None of these
9. Step III of an input is: bring 63 desk 11 29 together fight 30
Which of the following steps will be the last but one ?
a) VI
b) VII
c) VIII
d) V
e) None of these
10. Step II of an input is: earn 72 31 46 higher goal 20 more
Which of the following is definitely the input ?
a) 46 72 31 earn higher goal 20 more
b) 20 31 72 46 higher goal earn more
c) higher 20 31 72 46 goal earn more
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
In the following questions, δ, @, ©, % and * are used with the following meanings as illustrated below:
‘P © Q’ means ‘P is not smaller than Q.’
‘P % Q’ means ‘P is neither smaller than nor equal to Q.’
‘P * Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor equal to Q.’
‘P δ Q’ means ‘P is not greater than Q.’
‘P @ Q’ means ‘P is neither greater than nor smaller than Q.’
Now, in each of the following questions assuming the given statements to be true, find with of the three conclusions  I, II,  and III given below them is/are definitely true and give your answer accordingly.
11. Statements: AδB, B%C, D@C, E%D.
Conclusions :
I. A%E
II. B*E
III.DδA
a)  I is true
b) III is true
c) All are true
d) Either I or II is true
e) None true
12. Statements: A*B, B@C, C©D, DδE
Conclusions 
I. E%D
II. E@D
III. C%A
a) I and II are true
b)Either I or II and III are true
c) II, III are true
d) All are true
e) None of these
13. Statements: F©G, G%H, H@I, J*I
Conclusions :
I. F%J
II. G%J
III. F*H
a) None is true
b) Only II is true
c) Only I and II is true
d) Only III is true
e) None of these
14. Statements: J*K, KδL, M%L, M ©N
Conclusions :
I. J©N
II. K©N
III. M%J
a) None is true
b) Only I is true
c) Only II is true
d) Only III is true
e) None of these
15. Statements: Tδ U, U©V, V@W, W*X
Conclusions :
I. T%V
II. W@U
III. X%V
a) None is true
b) Only I is true
c) Only II is true
d) Only III is true
e) None of these
Directions (16 – 20): Study the following information to answer the questions:
Eight inmates – Kripa, Latha, Mishti, Neha, Pakhi, Rashmi, Shweta and Trisha – living on different floors – 1st to 8th – of a working women’s hostel are sitting around a circular table, not in any particular order. At least three of them are facing outside.
i. Mishti who lives on the 7th floor faces outside and sits opposite to the one who lives on the 4th floor.
ii. Kripa lives on the 8th floor and sits on the immediate right of the one on the 6th floor as well as the one on the 3rd floor.
iii. Latha sits second to the right of the one who lives on the 3rd floor.
iv. Shweta and Neha sit next to each other and both are not neighbours of Pakhi.
v. Trisha who lives on the 1st floor sits on the immediate right of the one who lives on the 5th floor as well as Pakhi.
vi. The girls living on the 5th and 7th floors are neighbours of Shweta.
vii. The girls living on the 3rd and 4th floors are sitting on the immediate left of each other.
viii. Rashmi faces the same direction as Mishti.
16. Who are the neighbours of Kripa?
a) Pakhi and Rashmi
b) Trisha and Shweta
c) Rashmi and Latha
d) Mishti and Latha
e) Neha and Pakhi
17. Who sits opposite to Latha?
a) Mishti
b) Trisha
c) Pakhi
d) Shweta
e) Latha
18. Who sits between Mishti and Neha?
a) Pakhi
b) Shweta
c) Kripa
d) Trisha
e) Rashmi
19. If Pakhi and Mishti are related in a particular way and Rashmi and Shweta are also related in the same way then from the options given below select another pair of girls who are related in the same way.
a) Latha and Mishti
b) Rashmi and Trisha
c) Kripa and Shweta
d) Neha and Pakhi
e) Kripa and Neha
20. If the girls are made to sit in the clockwise direction starting from Kripa, according to the order in which their names are arranged in English alphabet then how many places remain unchanged?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four
e) Five
Directions (21 – 26): Study the following and answer the questions:
In a certain code language
‘economics alone wealth break‘ is written as ‘ b24k, a24e, e80s, w35h’
‘wonder often native developing‘ is written as ‘n35e, w35r, d99g, o24n’
‘tax between native butter‘ is written as ‘ b35r, b48n, t8x, n35e’
‘butter to recollect economics‘ is written as ‘b35r, r80t, t3o, e80s‘
21. What will be the code for “economics”?
a) d80s       
b) e80s       
c) n80s
d) a80s     
e) None of these
22. What will be the code for “read newspaper daily”?
a) n48r, d24y, r15d          
b) t15d, m80r, d24y
c) s15e, n80r, d24y          
d) r15d, d24y, n80r
e) None of these
23. What will be the code for “glory”?
a) y24g       
b) l24r        
c) g24y
d) g35y       
e) None of these
24. Which of the following denotes “b35r” ?
a) beside     
b) bear       
c) butter
d) cluster    
e) None of these
25. What will be the code for “genomics”?
a) g63c       
b) e63s       
c) g63s
d) g48s       
e) None of these
Directions (26 – 30): Read the following information to answer the questions given below:
(i) Five boys are standing in a line facing the wall wearing red, green, yellow, white and blue dress.
(ii) The yellow-dressed boy is not standing at any end of the line.
(iii) The red-dressed boy is not standing at any end of the line.
26. The boy in the middle wears which coloured-dress?
a) Green
b) Blue
c) Red
d) Either Green or Blue
e) None of these
27. Who is to the right of yellow-dressed boy?
a) Data inadequate
b) White
c) Green
d) Blue
e) None of these
Directions (28 – 30): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
(i) In a joint family of seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G, two are married couples.
(ii) ‘G’ is a housewife and her husband is a lawyer. ‘C’ is wife of ‘B’, ‘A’ is an engineer and is grandaughter of ‘G’. ‘D’ is father-in-law of ‘C’, a doctor, and father of ‘E’, a Professor. ‘F’ is A’s brother and B’s son.
28. How is F related to C?
a) Son
b) Brother
c) Daughter
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
29. How is B related to E?
a) Sister
b) Uncle
c) Cousin
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
30. Who is a lawyer?
a) B
b) F
c) D
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Facing South ↓
Deepali (Air India)
Akshay (Qatar Airways)
Kartik (Qantas Airways)
Nidhi (Jet Airways)
Facing North ↑
Mudita (Emirates)
Sainyam (Oman Airways)
Rajeev (AIR France)
Tanu (Singapore Airways)
1. A)   2. C)   3. E)   4. E)   5. D)  
(6 – 10): From the last step it can be concluded that words and numbers are arranged alphabetically whereas numbers are arranged in descending order. When the arrangement of all elements gets completed in a particular step that step is called last step.
6. C)   7. C)   8. C)   9. A)   10. D)  
(11 – 15):
11. e) A≤B>C=D<E
12. b) A<B=C≥D≤E
13. c) F≥G>H=I>J
14. d) J<K≤L<M≥N
15. d) T≤U≥V=W<X
(16 – 20):
16. A)   17. D)   18. D)   19. C)   20. B)  
(21 – 25):
Economics -> e80s
e -> First letter of the word
80 -> Number of letters in the word (9)
92– 1=80
Alone  -> a24e
A ->  first letter of the word
24   -> (Number of letters)2  – 1
 52 – 1
 25 – 1= 24
e -> last letter of the word
Wealth -> w35h
w -> First letter of the word
35  -> (Number of letters)2 – 1
36 – 1 = 35
h  ->  last letter of the word 
21. B)   22. D)   23. C)   24. C)   25. C)  
26. E)   27. A)   28. A)   29. E)   30. C)