Reasoning Quiz for IBPS

Directions (Q. 1-2): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

L, M, N and P are to be seated in a row facing north. But N and P can’t sit together. Also, M can’t be at the third place from either end.

1.Which of the following must be true?
1) L is sitting at the first place from the left.
2) L is sitting at the second place from the left.
3) L is sitting at the third place from the left.
4) L is sitting at the fourth place from the left.
5) None of these


2. If L and M interchange their positions, which of the following must be true?
1) N is sitting at the first place from the left.
2) N is not sitting at the first place from the left.
3) P is not sitting at the first place from the left.
4) L is sitting at the third place from the left.
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 3-6): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
In a certain code language, ‘chi na le ba pi’ means ‘Federer
and Nadal are rivals’, ‘ki ba lo tha’ means ‘both rivals plays
tennis’, ‘da ki chi’ means ‘Federer plays excellent’, ‘tha na da’
means ‘excellent and tennis’ and ‘mu ki ’means ‘children plays’.

3.What is the code for ‘Nadal’?
1) le
2) pi
3) ba
4) Either le or pi
5) None of these

4.What is the code for ‘both’?
1) ba
2) ki
3) lo
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

5.Which of the following is the code for ‘Nadal and rivals
are children’?
1) chi na ki le pi
2) pi le na ba mu
3) ba mu le ki pi
4) chi pi le ba mu
5) None of these

6.Which of the following may be the code for ‘some rivals
plays excellent’?
1) ba da fi ki
2) lo da no ki
3) ki fi ba le
4) da ba tha fi
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 7-11): Study the following information to answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement.
Input: mandate awareness 8 4 2 possibility 9 on 6 venn 11 strike 7 European
Step I: awareness 9 mandate 8 4 2 possibility on 6 venn 11 strike 7 European
Step II: awareness 9 European 8 mandate 4 2 possibility on 6 venn 11 strike 7
Step III: awareness 9 European 8 mandate 7 4 2 possibility on 6 venn 11 strike
Step IV: awareness 9 European 8 mandate 7 on 2 4 possibility 6 venn 11 strike
Step V: awareness 9 European 8 mandate 7 on 2 possibility 11 4 6 venn strike
Step VI: awareness 9 European 8 mandate 7 on 2 possibility 11 strike 6 4 venn
Step VII:awareness 9 European 8 mandate 7 on 2 possibility 11 strike 6 venn 4

Step VII is the last step. As per rules followed in above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the input given below.

Input: investment on 7 6 foreign direct 5 8 10 allow projects 2 9 important

7.Which of the following will be the step IV of the rearrangement?
1) allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 investment on 8 10 projects 2 9 important
2) allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 important 9 investment on 8 10 projects 2
3) allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 important 9 investment 10 on 8 projects 2
4) allow 5 direct 6 investment on 7 foreign 8 10 projects 2 9 important
5) None of these

8.Which of the following will be the last step of the rearrangement?
1) IV
2) VI
3) VII
4) V
5) None of these

9. In step IV, if, in a certain way, ‘important’ is related to ‘foreign’ and ‘9’ is related to ‘7’, which of the following would ‘8’ be related to, following the same pattern?
1) investment
2) 9
3) on
4) 6
5) None of these

10.Which of the following is second to the right of the one
that is 7th from the right end in step IV?
1) investment
2) 8
3) 9
4) on
5) None of these

11.What will be the position of ‘foreign’ in step V?
1) Fifth from the right end
2) Ninth from the right end
3) Sixth from the left end
4) Sixth from the right end
5) None of these

Answers
1. 5; Since N and P cannot sit together, they occupy either
first and third place or second and fourth position,
depending on the position of M.


(3–6):
chi na le ba pi ? Federer and Nadal are rivals ... (1)
ki ba lo tha ? Both rivals plays tennis ... (2)
da ki chi ? Federer plays excellent ... (3)
tha na da ? excellent and tennis ... (4)
mu ki ? children plays ... (5)
From (1) and (3), chi ? Federer
From (1) and (2), ba ? rivals
From (1) and (4), na ? and
From (1), le pi ? Nadal are ... (6)
Since neither ‘Nadal’ nor ‘are’ is common with any
other equation, so we can’t find the exact code for
‘Nadal’. It may be either ‘le’ or ‘pi’.
From (2), (3) and (5),
ki ? plays and mu ? children
From (2) and (4), tha ? tennis
From (3) and (4), da ? excellent
From (2), lo ? both

3. 4
4. 3
5. 2
6. 1

(7–11):
The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step. The word that comes first in alphabetical order is placed first and is followed by the number equal to the total number of alphabets in the word.

Input: investment on 7 6 foreign direct 5 8 10 allow projects 2 9 important
Step I: allow 5 investment on 7 6 foreign direct 8 10 projects 2 9 important
Step II: allow 5 direct 6 investment on 7 foreign 8 10 projects 2 9 important
Step III: allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 investment on 8 10 projects 2 9 important
Step IV: allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 important 9 investment on 8 10 projects 2
Step V: allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 important 9 investment 10 on 8 projects 2
Step VI: allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 important 9 investment 10 on 2 8 projects
Step VII: allow 5 direct 6 foreign 7 important 9 investment 10 on 2 projects 8
7. 2
8. 3
9. 1
10. 4
11. 5




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