## Reasoning Ability (Set - 1) || IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020

Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Ten persons E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9 and E10 are sitting around a circular table facing towards the center of the table but not necessarily in the same order.

E6 sits second to the right of E1. Two persons sit between E6 and E3 who sits second to the left of E5. E8 sits second to the right of E5.. E7 sits opposite to E9 and sits third to the left of E10. E1 is not an immediate neighbor of E10. E2 sits opposite to the one who sits at the immediate left of E1.

1. How many persons are sitting between E2 and E1 when counted from the left of E1?

a) Five

b) Four

c) Three

d) Two

e) None of these

2. Who among the followings sits opposite to the one who sits second to the left of E7?

a) E4

b) E8

c) E10

d) None of these

e) E5

3. Which among the following statement is not true regarding E4?

a) E4 sits opposite to E10

b) E4 sits second to the right of E8

c) E6 and E4 are immediate neighbors

d) E4 sits third to the left of E2

e) All are true

4. If the position of E2 and E8 is interchanged then who among the following sits third to the right of E8?

a) E6

b) E5

c) E1

d) E2

e) None of these

5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?

a) E3-E1

b) E5-E6

c) E2-E8

d) E9-E8

e) E7-E9

Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H are seated in a row but not necessarily in same order. Some of them are facing towards the North direction and the rest are facing towards the south direction.

H sits third to the right of D. Three persons sit between H and B who sits to the left of D. E sits third to the left of B and is an immediate neighbor of H. H is the only neighbor of G who faces same direction as D.A sits second to the right of B and faces north. C sits third to the left of F. A and F faces same direction. Persons sitting at the extreme ends are faces same direction. E faces same direction as G. C and H faces opposite direction as that of E.

6. How many persons are facing in north direction?

a) Three

b) Four

c) One

d) Two

e) None of these

7. How many persons are sitting between A and E?

a) Four

b) Three

c) Two

d) Five

e) None of these

8. Which among the following statement is not true regarding A?

a) A sits at one of the extreme ends

b) A faces in north direction

c) C is the only neighbor of A

d) A sits second to the left of D

e) All are true

9. Which among the following person sits second to the left of E?

a) None of these

b) D

c) F

d) G

e) H

10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?

a) A

b) D

c) F

d) G

e) H

Directions (11 – 15): Following questions are based on the five numbers given below, Study the given information and answer the following questions:

675     823     436     932     584

11. What is the difference between the third digit of the second number from the left end and second digit of the second number from the right end?

a) 1

b) 5

c) 0

d) None of these

e) 2

12. If we arrange all the digits with in the number in descending order then arrange the numbers thus obtained in ascending order from left to right then which of the following number is third from the left end?

a) 823

b) 675

c) 436

d) 932

e) 584

13. If we add 1 to all the odd numbers and subtract 1 from all the even numbers, then determine how many numbers thus formed are divisible by 3?

a) Two

b) One

c) Three

d) Four

e) None

14. What is the product of 2nd digit of 4th number from the right end and 3rd digit of 4th number from the left end?

a) 4

b) 9

c) 8

d) 6

e) 10

15. If we interchanged first and third digit of each numbers then, find the third largest number thus obtained?

a) 932

b) 675

c) 823

d) 584

e) 436

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