### Reasoning Questions for IBPS Bank Exams

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

Ten persons are sitting in twelve seats in two parallel rows containing five people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C, D and E are seated and all of them are facing south, and in row 2, P,Q, R, S and T are sitting and all of them are facing north. One seat is vacant in each row. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. All of them like a different colour i.e. Red, blue, yellow, green, white, black, cream, pink, brown and violet.
A sits second to left of person who likes red colour, the one seat which is on the extreme end is adjacent to either A or the person who likes red colour. T sits one of the extreme ends of the row. There are three persons sits between T and S, who likes blue colour. Immediate neighbor of T faces B. One of immediate neighbor of B faces R, who likes yellow colour. There are no vacant seats adjacent to R. C likes green colour and sits second to left of vacant seat. One of immediate neighbor of R is Q and he likes white colour. One of immediate neighbor of Q faces D and he likes black colour. The one who likes cream colour sits immediate left of the person who likes pink colour. The one who likes brown colour sits third to left of person who likes violet colour.

Q1. Who among following sits on the extreme end of the row?
(a) E,Q
(b) B,P
(c) B,S
(d) D,P
(e) D,T

Q2. Who among following likes violet colour?
(a) P
(b) R
(c) Q
(d) T
(e) S

Q3.Who among following sits second to left of T?

(a) S
(b) P
(c) R
(d) Q
(e) None of these

Q4. Who among following sits opposite to C?
(a) P
(b) Q
(c) R
(d) S
(e) T

Q5.Who among following likes cream colour?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Directions (6-10): Study the given information and answer the questions:

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of an input and rearrangement.
Input: can 17 accept 28 projects 39 which 42 ignore 35
Step I: accept 40 can 17 28 projects which 42 ignore 35
Step II: projects 41 accept 40 can 17 28 which ignore 35
Step III: can 36 projects 41 accept 40 17 28 which ignore
Step IV: which 27 can 36 projects 41 accept 40 17 ignore
Step V: ignore 18 which 27 can 36 projects 41 accept 40

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

Input: state 15 has 24 been 27 worried 36 about 31

Q6. In which step the elements ‘32 15 worried’ found in the same order?
(a) StepI
(b) StepII
(c) StepIII
(d) StepIV
(e) None of these

Q7. In step V, which of the following words would be at 3rd position to the left of 2nd from the right end?
(a) been
(b) 28
(c) has
(d) 35
(e) None of these

Q8. How many step required to complete the above arrangement?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Six
(d) Seven
(e) Five

Q9. Which of the following would be the step IV after arrangement?
(a) state 23 been 28 has 35 about 32 15 worried
(b) state 23 been 28 has 15 about 32 35 worried
(c) state 28 been 23 has 35 about 32 15 worried
(d) state 23 been 28 has 35 about 15 32 worried
(e) None of these

Q10. In step III, ‘28’ is related to ‘35’ and ‘32’ is related to ‘15’. In the same way ‘state’ is related to?

(a) worried
(b) 24
(c) state
(d) 32

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Input: state 15 has 24 been 27 worried 36 about 31
Step I: about 32 state 15 has 24 been 27 worried 36
Step II: has 35 about 32 state 15 24 been 27 worried
Step III: been 28 has 35 about 32 state 15 24 worried
Step IV: state 23 been 28 has 35 about 32 15 worried
Step V: worried 16 state 23 been 28 has 35 about 32

6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Step IV: state 23 been 28 has 35 about 32 15 worried
’32 15 worried’ found in same order.

7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Step V: worried 16 state 23 been 28 has 35 about 32
In step V-3rd position to the left of 2nd from the right end means
=Fifth to right in Step V =28

8. Ans.(e)
Sol. Five

9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Step IV: state 23 been 28 has 35 about 32 15 worried

10. Ans.(b)
Sol. 24