Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 22

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Reasoning Ability Practice Questions for IBPS Clerk – Set 22
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below.
Z 1 M 3 # A T % D F 6 E $ B I H @ 7 2 W © 4 V 5 U 9 ∂ K N
1. Which of the following is the eight to the right of the sixteenth from the right end of the above arrangement?
a) T
b) ©
c) 4
d) %
e) None of these.
2. How many such numbers are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a symbol?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) More than three
e) None
3. If all the symbols in the above arrangement are dropped, which of the following will be the fourteenth from the left end?
a) H
b) D
c) 7
d) E
e) None of these
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) H B @
b) 3 A M
c) U ∂ 5
d) W 4 2
e) H 7 I
5. How many such vowels are there in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a consonant and immediately preceded by a number?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four
e) None
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions. Here some statements with some conclusions. You have to choose which conclusion is suitable for the given statements from the given five options.
a) if only conclusion I follows. 
b) if only conclusion II follows. 
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows. 
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows. 
e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow. 
6. Statements: Z = A ≥ C < M, R > Z
Conclusions: I.R > C II.A < M
7. Statements: N > A ≥ C, P = N, P ≤ L
Conclusions: I.N > C II.L > A
8. Statements: S ≤ K < M > W ≥ Z
Conclusions: I.W < K II.Z = S
9. Statements: S ≤ L < R, S ≥ N, P = N
Conclusions: I.P = S II.R < N
10. Statements: L > M ≥ P ≤ S, Q < P, M < K
Conclusions: I.K = L II.M ≥ Q
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, H, J and K live on eight floor building. Ground floor is numbered 1, and so on till topmost floor numbered 8 but not necessarily in the same order. Only one person lives between E and K. E lives above K. H does not live on odd–numbered floor. A lives on the floor numbered five. Only two people live between A and B. A lives below B. J lives immediately above D. E live immediately above C. H lives immediately above E. There are two persons live between J and H, C does not live on floor no 2.
11. Who lives on the floor immediately above A?
a) C
b) K
c) D
d) H 
e) Other than given options
12. How many people live between the floors on which D and C live?
a) Two 
b) Three 
c) More than four 
d) One 
e) Four
13. Which of the following is true with respect to the given information?
a) Only one person lives between K and H.
b) H lives on floor number 1.
c) J lives on 8th floor.
d) Only two people live between D and E.
e) A lives immediately above K
14. Who among the following lives on floor no. 2?
a) E 
b) D 
c) K 
d) C 
e) J
15. Which of the following lives between C and H?
a) A 
b) K 
c) None 
d) E
e) J




Solutions:
1. C)   2. B)   3. C)   4. A)   5. E)  
6. A) Combining both, R > Z = A ≥ C < M Conclusions: I.R > C : True II.A < M : Not true
7. E) Combining all, L ≥ P = N > A ≥ C Conclusions: I.N > C : True II.L > A : True
8. D) S ≤ K < M > W ≥ Z Conclusions: I.W < K : Not true II.Z = S : Not true
9. D) Combining all, P = N ≤ S ≤ L < R Conclusions: I.P = S : Not true II.R < N : Not true
10. D) Combining, L > M ≥ P > Q L > M > Q Thus II does not follow. Again, L > M < K Thus, I does not follow.
(11 – 15): Explanation:

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