Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 16

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 16
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
In a certain code language some statements are coded as follows:
‘operating system may distributed’ is coded as ‘L9* W11@ H6© N3$’,
‘Java sun microsystem technology’ is coded as ‘Q4¥ G10$ H3% N11©’,
‘innovation develope things’ is coded as ‘G6θ R10% W8α’,
‘artificial intelligence is latest’ is coded as ‘R2θ R12α O6# Z10β’
‘data security main issue’ is coded as ‘N4% R5α H8$ W4¥’
1. Which of the following will be the code for ‘honesty is the best policy’?
a) G3a R2q Y5# K6$ S7$
b) S7$ R2q K6$ G3a Y4#
c) Y4# K6$ S7$ G4a R2q
d) K6$ G3a S6$ R2q Y4#
e) None of these
2. What does the code ‘V4#, I6%’ represent?
a) edge based
b) rest region
c) guest region
d) east region
e) None of these
3. Which of the following will be the code for ‘literacy must for development?
a) N4# W11# O8$ U3©
b) N4# O7$ W10# U3a
c) W11# O8$ N4# U3q
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
4. What will be the code for ‘conspicuous’?
a) X%11
b) X11@
c) X11θ
d) X10θ
e) None of these
5. Which of the following will be the code for ‘disciplinary committee?
a) 9aX W11$
b) W12$ X8a
c) W12$ X9q
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Ten persons, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J are sitting in two rows with five persons in each row. In row 1 all the persons are facing south and in row 2 all the persons are facing north. In the given seating arrangement each person seated in a row faces another person of the other row. Each of them works in a different organisations, viz Wipro, TCS, IBM, L&T, ITC, Infosys, HCL, CTS, Tech Mahindra and Accenture, but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them is posted in a different city, viz Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bhopal, Pune, Noida, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad, but not necessarily in the same order.
I does not work in Tech Mahindra. The one who works in CTS is not posted in Bengaluru. D is posted in Noida and faces the person who sits on the immediate left of C. I sits third to the right of H, who faces south. Only one person sits between A and C. I faces the one who sits second to the left of G. The one who is posted in Bengaluru sits exactly between the ones who are posted in Gurgaon and Noida respectively. E sits at an extreme end of a row and faces B. Only two persons sit between B and the one who works in Accenture. The one who works in L&T sits third to the right of J, who works in TCS. Only two persons sit between the persons who are posted in Chennai and Bhopal. The one who is posted in Bhopal faces the person who works in CTS. The one who is posted in Noida faces the one who sits on the immediate right of the person who works in Wipro. Only one person sits between the persons who work in IBM and ITC. The one who works in IBM doesn’t face south. B does not work in HCL. Only two persons sit between the persons posted in Delhi and Mumbai. A is not posted in Mumbai. The one who is posted in Pune faces the person who sits on the immediate right of the one who is posted in Hyderabad. The persons who are posted in Kolkata and Pune are immediate neighbours. The one who works in IBM faces the person who works in HCL. The one who works in CTS sits on the immediate right of B.
6. Which of the following statements is/are true based on the given arrangement?
a) The one who is posted in Chennai sits third to the left of the one who works in ITC.
b) F faces the person who sits second to the right of J.
c) F and H are immediate neighbours of the person who works in HCL.
d) The one who works in Tech Mahindra sits diagonally opposite A.
e) None of these
7. What is the position of D with respect to the person who works in Infosys?
a) Second to the left
b) Immediate left
c) Immediate right
d) Second to the right
e) None of these
8. Who among the following sit at the extreme ends of the row?
a) I, J, C, E
b) B, J, E, I
c) A, B, E, D
d) I, E, H, C
e) D, J, I, E
9. Who among the following sits third to the right of the one who faces C?
a) The one who is posted in Gurgaon and works in Accenture
b) The one who faces the person who is posted in Delhi
c) The one who sits diagonally opposite the person who is posted in Bhopal
d) The one who faces the person who sits on the immediate left of G
e) None of these
10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
a) I – Delhi
b) D – Bhopal
c) H – Mumbai
d) D – Delhi
e) F – Hyderabad
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Twelve persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L are sitting around a rectangular table in such a way that four of them sit at the corners and two persons on each side of the rectangular table but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing the centre and others are facing outward. Each of them belongs to a different state, viz MP, Haryana, UP, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Odisha and West Bengal, but not necessarily in the same order.
Note: Facing the same direction means if one person is facing the centre then the other is also facing the centre and if one person is facing outward then the other is also facing outward. Facing opposite directions means if one person is facing the centre then the other is facing outward and vice versa.
B belongs to Punjab and sits fourth to the left of the one who belongs to Jharkhand. B and G face the same direction and sit opposite each other. D belongs to Maharashtra and sits exactly between I and K. Those who belong to UP and Bihar sit diagonally opposite each other. J and A do not belong to UP. C sits third to the right of the one who belongs to UP. C sits at a corner and faces outward. J sits third to the right of C. Only three persons sit between J and the one who belongs to Jharkhand. A belongs to Odisha and sits opposite the one who belongs to Jharkhand. G belongs neither to Rajasthan nor to West Bengal. The one who belongs to Odisha sits second to the right of G. Only two persons sit between G and H. E belongs to MP and sits third to the right of B. L and K are facing opposite directions. The one who belongs to Tripura sits fourth to the left of the one who belongs to Odisha. C and D are facing the same direction. D does not sit on any side of the rectangular table. F and J face opposite directions. K belongs to Assam and sits opposite L. B sits on the immediate left of L. The one who belongs to Rajasthan sits on the immediate right of H. I faces the centre. H and E face opposite directions.
11. How many persons sit between D and the one who belongs to Rajasthan?
a) One
b) Two
c) Five
d) Four
e) None of these
12. Which of the following statements is/are not true?
a) The one who belongs to Bihar sits opposite the one who belongs to UP.
b) H and the one who belongs to MP face opposite directions.
c) The one who belongs to Assam sits third to the right of A.
d) All are true
e) None of these
13. What is the position of H with respect to the one who belongs to Jharkhand?
a) Fifth to the right
b) Sixth to the left
c) Sixth to the right
d) Fifth to the left
e) Both 2) and 3)
14. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
a) Rajasthan – D
b) MP – H
c) Punjab – K
d) Odisha – I
e) Assam – L
15. Who among the following are the immediate neighbours of A?
a) J, G
b) J, H
c) H, K
d) K, G
e) G, C


Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:
The number in the code represents the total number of letters present in the respective word. ie operating → 9. Similarly, the letter in the code represents the reverse letter of the first letter of each word, ie O → L (reverse letter). The symbol represents the last letter of each word in the following manner:
G → *, M → ©, Y → $, D → @, A → ¥,
N → %, E → α, S → θ, L → β, T → #
As an example, the code for operating → L9*, system → H6©, may → N3$, distributed → W11@
1. B) Honesty -> S7$; is -> R2θ; the -> G3α; best -> Y4#; policy -> K6$
2. D) V4# -> East; 16% -> Region
3. D) Literacy -> O8$; must -> N4#; for -> U3(-); development -> W11#
4. C) conspicuous -> X11θ
5. E) discilplinary -> W12$; committee -> X9α;
(6 – 10): Explanation:

6. C)   7. A)   8. B)   9. E)   10. D)  
(11 – 15): Explanation:

11. C)   12. D)   13. E)   14. C)   15. B)