Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS PO Mains – Set 1

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS PO Mains – Set 1
Directions (1 – 5): Read the information carefully and answer below question.
7 different actor P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are acting four different type of movie namely comedy, action, Sci-fi and horror. Among the seven movies, two are acting in comedy movie, two in action, two in Sci-fi and one in horror. Each of them shooting there movie in to seven different countries i.e. Hong Kong, Ireland, Australia, UAE, Netherlands, Nepal and India with their seven different salary packages 50 cr, 20 cr, 5 cr, 25 cr, 40 cr, 10 cr and 30 cr.(but not necessarily in the same order). Each actor working on different movies are Crack, Robot, Dangal, Kick, Golmal, Dhamal and Housefull.(but not necessarily in the same order).
Q act in for Kick but neither shooting in Ireland nor in Australia. U has highest salary package and he does not act in action and Sci-fi movie. R act in a comedy movie and he is shooting either in Hong Kong or in Netherlands. The one who shooting in Australia act in Robot.
The one who has least salary package is act in Dangal, which is a Sci-fi movie and shooting in Ireland. The one who shooting in India is working in action movie. V does not shoot in Australia and either act in Robot or in Housefull. S to shoot his movie in UAE and his salary package is 40 cr.
Salary package of P is 25 cr and shootings in Hong Kong and he act either in Crack or in Dhamal. Dhamal is a comedy movie. The one who act in Golmal having salary package of 20 cr. The one who shoot his movie in Nepal has salary package more than 25 cr. The one who shoot in UAE doesn’t act in the Sci-fi and Horror movie. The one who act in Housefull does not act in a Sci-fi movie.
1. Who act in Crack?
a) Q
b) R
c) P
d) T
e) Cannot be determined
2. What is the salary package of V?
a) 30 cr
b) 40 cr
c) 10 cr
d) 5 cr
e) None of these
3. Which movie is being shoot in Australia?
a) Comedy
b) Action
c) Horror
d) Sci - Fi
e) ​Either Comedy or Horror.
4. Who is acting in a horror movie?
a) R
b) S
c) T
d) U
e) V
5. Who act in Dangal?
a) T
b) U
c) Q
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): In each question below is given a group of letters followed by five combinations of number/ symbols codes numbered (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). You have to find out which of the combinations correctly represents the g roup of letters based on the following coding system and the conditions and mark the number of that combination as your answer:
 Conditions:
1. If second letter and fourth letter are vowels then replace the second letter by the code number ‘8’ and fourth letter by the code symbol ‘$’.
2. If they are no vowels in the code then write the code in reverse order.
3. If we have letters like ‘A’, ’W’, ‘V’, ‘S’ in third or fifth position then replace the code by ‘5’.
4. If vowel is immediately followed by a consonant then interchange the codes of the consonant and vowels.
5. If fourth element is a consonant and is immediately preceded by another consonant or
Immediately followed by vowel but not both then code of the fourth element consonant is coded as ‘@’.
6. QXTYMN
a) 8#7@`6
b) 6`@7#8
c) 8#7%`6
d) 6`%7#8
e) 6%7#8`
7. AETNUY
a) )756%4
b) 57@4%
c) 5764%
d) 7564%
e) None of these
8. HILUSO
a) 1*!4+/
b) 18!$+/
c) 18!$5/
d) 18!5$/
e) 1!85$/
9. XEIUNR
a) #8*$6^
b) #8*6$^
c) ^$6*8*
d) #*6$^8
e) ^$6*8#
10. PFQIAO
a) ~28*5/
b) *285/~
c) 285~/
d) ~28*)/
e) /)*82~
Directions (11 – 15): 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 hide in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two digit numbers).
Input: point 46 22 hide angel 76 65 42 wood dig upper 32 56 ego
Step I: 22 point 46 hide 76 65 42 wood dig upper 32 56 ego angel
Step II: 32 22 point 46 hide 76 65 42 wood dig upper 56 angel ego
Step III: 42 32 22 point 46 hide 76 65 wood dig 56 angel ego upper
Step IV: 46 42 32 22 point hide 76 65 wood 56 angel ego upper dig
Step V: 56 46 42 32 22 point 76 65 wood angel ego upper dig hide
Step VI: 65 56 46 42 32 22 76 wood angel ego upper dig hide point
Step VII: 76 65 56 46 42 32 22 angel ego upper dig hide point wood
And Step VII is the last step of the above input, as the desired arrangement is obtained.
As per the hides followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: 86 youth hammer 18 34 user enter ocean ink 44 25 mock 63 98
(All the numbers are two digits numbers).
11. Which of the following represents the position of ‘youth’ in the sixth step?
a) Ninth from the left
b) Fifth from the right
c) Sixth from the left
d) Seventh from the left
e) Seventh from the right
12. How many elements (words or numbers) are there between ‘ink’ and ‘44’ as they appear in the last step of the output?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four
e) Five
13. Which step number is the following output?
44 34 18 25 86 hammer youth mock 63 98 enter ink ocean user
a) Step V
b) Step VI
c) Step IV
d) Step III
e) There is no such step
14. Which word/number would be at 6th position from the right in Step V?
a) 18
b) 98
c) ink
d) enter
e) youth
15. What is the difference between 3rd number from left end and 6th number from left end in penultimate step?
a) 25
b) 33
c) 26
d) Not possible
e) None of these




Solutions:
(1 – 5):
1. C)   2. A)   3. C)   4. D)   5. A)  
6. B) Here 2nd rule is applied i.e. there are no vowels. And even 5th rule is also applied i.e. fourth element is a consonant and is immediately followed by another consonant. Therefore QXTYMN is coded as 6`@7#8.
7. A) Here 4th rule is applied because E is a vowel and T is a consonant and U is a vowel and N is consonant. There we will Interchange the codes of the consonant and vowels. Therefore AETNUY will be coded as )756%4.
8. E) Here 3 rules are applied 1st, 3rd and 4th rules. By 1st rule i.e. we are having vowels in second and fourth places. By 3rd rule i.e. 5th element is ‘S’ so need to replace by ‘5’. And finally 4th rule is vowel is immediately followed by a consonant. Therefore HILUSO is coded as 1!85$/
9. B) Given table: Here 1st rule is applied i.e. second and fourth elements are vowels and even 4th rule is also applied i.e. vowel is immediately followed by a consonant. Therefore XEIUNR is coded as #8*6$^.
10. A) Here 3rd rule is applied i.e. the ‘A’ is the fifth element in the code. Therefore PFQIAO is coded as ~28*5/.
(11 – 15): Common Explanation:
1) Numbers are arranged in descending order.
2) In case of words first vowels are arranged in ascending order followed by consonants in ascending order as per their position in dictionary.
3) A word and number is arranged simultaneously in each step.
In first step, the lowest number is arranged at leftmost position i.e. at first position and lowest vowel as per dictionary is arranged at rightmost position i.e. at last position of the sentence. Both word and number are arranged simultaneously and else all are shifted accordingly.
In step 2 next lowest number is placed again at first position i.e. immediate left to the previously arranged number and next lowest vowel/consonant is placed at last position i.e. immediate right to previously arranged word and else all are shifted accordingly.
The same process is followed till all the words and numbers are rearranged as all numbers at left side in decreasing order and all words first according to vowel than according to consonant at right side of the lowest number in increasing order as per dictionary.
Now given input is: 86 youth hammer 18 34 user enter ocean ink 44 25 mock 63 98
Step I: 18 86 youth hammer 34 user ocean ink 44 25 mock 63 98 enter
Step II: 25 18 86 youth hammer 34 user ocean 44 mock 63 98 enter ink
Step III: 34 25 18 86 youth hammer user 44 mock 63 98 enter ink ocean
Step IV: 44 34 25 18 86 youth hammer mock 63 98 enter ink ocean user
Step V: 63 44 34 25 18 86 youth mock 98 enter ink ocean user hammer
Step VI: 86 63 44 34 25 18 youth 98 enter ink ocean user hammer mock
Clearly, ‘youth’ is 7th from left and 8th from right in step VI.
11. D)   12. D)   13. E)   14. B)   15. E)