Reasoning is a game of
wits and presence of mind! Yes, it is true and it might seem as the greatest of
the challenge after English Section’s surprises but yet this one can easily be
dealt with. You just need correct practice and hardwire your brain to quickly
make decisions of what to attempt and what to leave. Practice with these Reasoning Questions for upcoming Bank/Insurance Exams.

**Directions (1 – 3): Read the below given information carefully and answer the question given beside:**

In a certain coded
language,

@ means either month or
day is 1

# means either month or
day is 2

$ means either month or
day is 3

& means either month
or day is 4

? means either month or
day is 5

/ means either month or
day is 6

Note: If two symbols are
given than by default first symbol is consider as Day and second one is
considered as Month.

For example,

@/ 2010 means 1st June 2010

/@ 2010 means 6th June
2010

**1. D.O.B. of Ranjeet is ## 2007 and he is only $ days older than his cousin Karan then what is the D.O.B. of Karan?**

a) ?# 2007

b) #? 2007

c) ?@ 2007

d) #@ 2007

e) Data inadequate

**2. Four friends planned a ? days trip to Goa starting on @? 2013 but they returned from Goa on &? 2013. So, what was the difference between the planned stay and the actual stay?**

a) # days

b) @ days

c) & days

d) None of these

e) Data inadequate

**3. Heena correctly remembers that her birthday is between @? 1984 and &? 1984 But Heena’s mother correctly remembers that her birthday is in month of ? but her birthday is between # and / but it was an odd numbered day. What is the correct birth date of Heena?**

a) &? 1984

b) ?? 1984

c) #?1984

d) $? 1984

e) Data inadequate

**Directions (4 – 6): Read the below given information carefully and answer the question given beside:**

First 12 even numbers are
written from top to bottom. The letters of word 'ORANGE' are written in
alphabetical order against each multiple of 4 (One letter against one number
from top to bottom). Number of elements between O and % is same as number of
elements between R and $. ? is written above % but below &. There are more
than 7 elements between # and @. @ is written somewhere below #.

**4. How many places are there between A and @?**

a) 3

b) 5

c) 4

d) 8

e) None of these

**5. Which of the following elements is/are written adjacent to ‘?’?**

a) &

b) %

c) G

d) Both & and %

e) Both E and G

**Directions (6 – 10): Read the below given information carefully and answer the question given beside:**

Eight candidates Naman,
Aman, Arun, Karan, Gautam, Ravi, Rahul and Sumit gave their interviews for
selection IBPS PO in the different weeks of January Week-1, Week-2, Week-3 and
Week-4. The interviews took place either on Saturday or Sunday of these weeks.
The interviews took place in Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Jhansi, Kanpur, Noida,
Meerut and Mathura not necessarily in the same order. They scored different marks
in these interviews such that even marks were scored in the odd numbered weeks
except Week-1 and the odd marks were scored in the even numbered weeks.

The candidate who scored
43 marks came from Jhansi.

Candidates from Gorakhpur
and Jhansi took their interviews at a gap of 2 interviews.

Rahul scored 52 marks and
had a interview at a gap of 2 candidates from Ravi

61 marks were scored on
Sunday of Week-1

Naman's interview was
just after Gautam who scored 55 marks.

Sumit's interview took
place just before the interview of the candidate from Varanasi

60 marks were scored in
the Noida interview

Naman gave his interview
in Week-2 at a gap of 1 interview from Karan

Aman's interview took
place in Mathura in Week-1 and Aman scored less than 50 marks

65 marks were scored by
the candidate who was from Agra

37 marks were scored just
before the interview of the candidate who was from Meerut

The candidates who was
from Meerut and Noida took interviews at consecutive turns

One of the candidates
scored 39 marks.

**6. How many persons took their interview between Aman and Ravi?**

a) 2

b) 3

c) 4

d) 5

e) None of these

**7. What is the average of the sum of the marks scored by Arun, Naman and Sumit?**

a) 37

b) 43

c) 47

d) 49

e) None of these

**8. Which of the following is the correct combination of the persons who have their interviews on Saturday?**

a) Aman, Gautam, Rahul, Arun

b) Sumit, Naman, Karan, Ravi

c) Aman, Sumit, Naman, Karan

d) Arun, Ravi, Gautam, Rahul

e) None of these

**9. How much marks were scored by the candidate who was from Gorakhpur?**

a) 37

b) 39

c) 55

d) 60

e) None of these

**10. If only top 3 candidates are to be selected on the basis of the marks then who among the following will definitely be selected?**

a) Gautam

b) Arun

c) Rahul

d) Karan

e) None of these