# Reasoning Ability

JagranJosh's Subject Matter Experts has developed Reasoning Ability practice set for all important exams like IBPS, SBI PO-Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI, Insurance, etc. This practice set contains 15 questions with explanations. This test contains all the major topics of Bank PO in Reasoning section.

• ## Question 1

Direction: Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers).
Input: 40 mouth barley 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north 19
Step I: barley 19 40 mouth 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step II: coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth 37 sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step III: extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth sugar 52 86 92 files north
Step IV: files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 mouth sugar 52 86 92 north
Step V: mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92 north
Step VI: north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92
Step VII: sugar 92 north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19
Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 32 Person goat bee 48 55 97 royal fine 61 72 17 neither liable
How many steps will be required to complete the given input?
• ## Question 2

Direction: Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers).
Input: 40 mouth barley 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north 19
Step I: barley 19 40 mouth 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step II: coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth 37 sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step III: extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth sugar 52 86 92 files north
Step IV: files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 mouth sugar 52 86 92 north
Step V: mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92 north
Step VI: north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92
Step VII: sugar 92 north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19
Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 32 Person goat bee 48 55 97 royal fine 61 72 17 neither liable
Which of the following is the third element from the left end of step VI?
• ## Question 3

Direction: Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers).
Input: 40 mouth barley 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north 19
Step I: barley 19 40 mouth 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step II: coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth 37 sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step III: extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth sugar 52 86 92 files north
Step IV: files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 mouth sugar 52 86 92 north
Step V: mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92 north
Step VI: north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92
Step VII: sugar 92 north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19
Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 32 Person goat bee 48 55 97 royal fine 61 72 17 neither liable
Which of the following is step III of the given input?
• ## Question 4

Direction: Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers).
Input: 40 mouth barley 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north 19
Step I: barley 19 40 mouth 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step II: coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth 37 sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step III: extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth sugar 52 86 92 files north
Step IV: files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 mouth sugar 52 86 92 north
Step V: mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92 north
Step VI: north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92
Step VII: sugar 92 north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19
Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 32 Person goat bee 48 55 97 royal fine 61 72 17 neither liable
What is the position of ‘neither’ from the left end in the final step?
• ## Question 5

Direction: Study the given information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers).
Input: 40 mouth barley 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north 19
Step I: barley 19 40 mouth 23 37 coconut sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step II: coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth 37 sugar extreme 52 86 92 files north
Step III: extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 40 mouth sugar 52 86 92 files north
Step IV: files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 mouth sugar 52 86 92 north
Step V: mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92 north
Step VI: north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19 sugar 86 92
Step VII: sugar 92 north 86 mouth 52 files 40 extreme 37 coconut 23 barley 19
Step VII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 32 Person goat bee 48 55 97 royal fine 61 72 17 neither liable
Which element is third to the right of ‘fine’ in Step V?
• ## Question 6

Direction: Study the following information and answer the question given below:
P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 and P8 are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each of them likes a different subject, viz Marketing, HR, Operations, Logistics, Finance, Retail, IT and Tourism. (None of the information given in necessarily in the same order.)
• P3 sits third to the left of the one who likes Tourism. The one who likes Tourism faces outside. Only two persons sit between P3 and P8.
• The one who likes Marketing sits on the immediate right of P8. The one who likes Finance sits second to the right of P7. P7 is neither an immediate neighbour of P8 nor of P7. P7 does not like Tourism.
• Only one person sits between P1 and the one who likes Finance.
• P4 sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Retail. P7 does not like Retail.
• P5 likes IT. P5 is not an immediate neighbour of P1.
• The one who likes HR is an immediate neighbour of P5.
• The one who likes Logistics is an immediate neighbour of P6.
Who amongst the following sits diagonally opposite the one who likes Marketing?
• ## Question 7

Direction: Study the following information and answer the question given below:
P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 and P8 are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each of them likes a different subject, viz Marketing, HR, Operations, Logistics, Finance, Retail, IT and Tourism. (None of the information given in necessarily in the same order.)
• P3 sits third to the left of the one who likes Tourism. The one who likes Tourism faces outside. Only two persons sit between P3 and P8.
• The one who likes Marketing sits on the immediate right of P8. The one who likes Finance sits second to the right of P7. P7 is neither an immediate neighbour of P8 nor of P7. P7 does not like Tourism.
• Only one person sits between P1 and the one who likes Finance.
• P4 sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Retail. P7 does not like Retail.
• P5 likes IT. P5 is not an immediate neighbour of P1.
• The one who likes HR is an immediate neighbour of P5.
• The one who likes Logistics is an immediate neighbour of P6.
Who among the following represent the immediate neighbours of the one who likes Finance?
• ## Question 8

Direction: Study the following information and answer the question given below:
P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 and P8 are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each of them likes a different subject, viz Marketing, HR, Operations, Logistics, Finance, Retail, IT and Tourism. (None of the information given in necessarily in the same order.)
• P3 sits third to the left of the one who likes Tourism. The one who likes Tourism faces outside. Only two persons sit between P3 and P8.
• The one who likes Marketing sits on the immediate right of P8. The one who likes Finance sits second to the right of P7. P7 is neither an immediate neighbour of P8 nor of P7. P7 does not like Tourism.
• Only one person sits between P1 and the one who likes Finance.
• P4 sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Retail. P7 does not like Retail.
• P5 likes IT. P5 is not an immediate neighbour of P1.
• The one who likes HR is an immediate neighbour of P5.
• The one who likes Logistics is an immediate neighbour of P6.
Who among the following sits exactly between P7 and P2?
• ## Question 9

Direction: Study the following information and answer the question given below:
P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 and P8 are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each of them likes a different subject, viz Marketing, HR, Operations, Logistics, Finance, Retail, IT and Tourism. (None of the information given in necessarily in the same order.)
• P3 sits third to the left of the one who likes Tourism. The one who likes Tourism faces outside. Only two persons sit between P3 and P8.
• The one who likes Marketing sits on the immediate right of P8. The one who likes Finance sits second to the right of P7. P7 is neither an immediate neighbour of P8 nor of P7. P7 does not like Tourism.
• Only one person sits between P1 and the one who likes Finance.
• P4 sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Retail. P7 does not like Retail.
• P5 likes IT. P5 is not an immediate neighbour of P1.
• The one who likes HR is an immediate neighbour of P5.
• The one who likes Logistics is an immediate neighbour of P6.
Which of the following is true regarding P2?
• ## Question 10

Direction: Study the following information and answer the question given below:
P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 and P8 are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each of them likes a different subject, viz Marketing, HR, Operations, Logistics, Finance, Retail, IT and Tourism. (None of the information given in necessarily in the same order.)
• P3 sits third to the left of the one who likes Tourism. The one who likes Tourism faces outside. Only two persons sit between P3 and P8.
• The one who likes Marketing sits on the immediate right of P8. The one who likes Finance sits second to the right of P7. P7 is neither an immediate neighbour of P8 nor of P7. P7 does not like Tourism.
• Only one person sits between P1 and the one who likes Finance.
• P4 sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Retail. P7 does not like Retail.
• P5 likes IT. P5 is not an immediate neighbour of P1.
• The one who likes HR is an immediate neighbour of P5.
• The one who likes Logistics is an immediate neighbour of P6.
What is the position of the one who likes Retail with respect to P7?
• ## Question 11

Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
There are seven persons - Mandeep, Priya, Quereshi, Radha, Sonal, Tina and Uma - who participated in a singing competition which started on 15th June and ended on 21st June. In the first round of the competition, each of them performed dances, viz Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ghoomar, Bhangra and Kathak, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colours, viz White, Yellow, Red, Black, Brown, Green and Pink, but not necessarily in the same order.
Uma, who likes Green, performed on the fourth day of the competition but performed neither Manipuri nor Odissi dance. Two performances were held between the performance of Uma and Tina, neither of whom performed on the 1st day of the week. There was one performance between the performance of Radha and Quereshi. But Quereshi performance did not happen either on 1st or on 3rd day of the competition. Quereshi likes Yellow colour and performed Manipuri dance. The one, who performed Kuchipudi dance on the last day of competition, likes Red colour. Priya did not perform on the day either immediately before or immediately after the performance of Radha, who does not like either Brown or White or Black colour. Sonal performed immediately after Quereshi and he likes White colour. Mandeep does not like Brown colour and performed a Kathakali dance. Radha did not perform either Kathak or Bhangra dance. The one who performed in Ghoomar was scheduled immediately after the performance of the Manipuri dancer.
Which of the following combinations is definitely false regarding their schedule?
• ## Question 12

Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
There are seven persons - Mandeep, Priya, Quereshi, Radha, Sonal, Tina and Uma - who participated in a singing competition which started on 15th June and ended on 21st June. In the first round of the competition, each of them performed dances, viz Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ghoomar, Bhangra and Kathak, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colours, viz White, Yellow, Red, Black, Brown, Green and Pink, but not necessarily in the same order.
Uma, who likes Green, performed on the fourth day of the competition but performed neither Manipuri nor Odissi dance. Two performances were held between the performance of Uma and Tina, neither of whom performed on the 1st day of the week. There was one performance between the performance of Radha and Quereshi. But Quereshi performance did not happen either on 1st or on 3rd day of the competition. Quereshi likes Yellow colour and performed Manipuri dance. The one, who performed Kuchipudi dance on the last day of competition, likes Red colour. Priya did not perform on the day either immediately before or immediately after the performance of Radha, who does not like either Brown or White or Black colour. Sonal performed immediately after Quereshi and he likes White colour. Mandeep does not like Brown colour and performed a Kathakali dance. Radha did not perform either Kathak or Bhangra dance. The one who performed in Ghoomar was scheduled immediately after the performance of the Manipuri dancer.
Who among the following performed on the fifth day of the competition?
• ## Question 13

Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
There are seven persons - Mandeep, Priya, Quereshi, Radha, Sonal, Tina and Uma - who participated in a singing competition which started on 15th June and ended on 21st June. In the first round of the competition, each of them performed dances, viz Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ghoomar, Bhangra and Kathak, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colours, viz White, Yellow, Red, Black, Brown, Green and Pink, but not necessarily in the same order.
Uma, who likes Green, performed on the fourth day of the competition but performed neither Manipuri nor Odissi dance. Two performances were held between the performance of Uma and Tina, neither of whom performed on the 1st day of the week. There was one performance between the performance of Radha and Quereshi. But Quereshi performance did not happen either on 1st or on 3rd day of the competition. Quereshi likes Yellow colour and performed Manipuri dance. The one, who performed Kuchipudi dance on the last day of competition, likes Red colour. Priya did not perform on the day either immediately before or immediately after the performance of Radha, who does not like either Brown or White or Black colour. Sonal performed immediately after Quereshi and he likes White colour. Mandeep does not like Brown colour and performed a Kathakali dance. Radha did not perform either Kathak or Bhangra dance. The one who performed in Ghoomar was scheduled immediately after the performance of the Manipuri dancer.
Who is Bhangra dancer?
• ## Question 14

Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
There are seven persons - Mandeep, Priya, Quereshi, Radha, Sonal, Tina and Uma - who participated in a singing competition which started on 15th June and ended on 21st June. In the first round of the competition, each of them performed dances, viz Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ghoomar, Bhangra and Kathak, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colours, viz White, Yellow, Red, Black, Brown, Green and Pink, but not necessarily in the same order.
Uma, who likes Green, performed on the fourth day of the competition but performed neither Manipuri nor Odissi dance. Two performances were held between the performance of Uma and Tina, neither of whom performed on the 1st day of the week. There was one performance between the performance of Radha and Quereshi. But Quereshi performance did not happen either on 1st or on 3rd day of the competition. Quereshi likes Yellow colour and performed Manipuri dance. The one, who performed Kuchipudi dance on the last day of competition, likes Red colour. Priya did not perform on the day either immediately before or immediately after the performance of Radha, who does not like either Brown or White or Black colour. Sonal performed immediately after Quereshi and he likes White colour. Mandeep does not like Brown colour and performed a Kathakali dance. Radha did not perform either Kathak or Bhangra dance. The one who performed in Ghoomar was scheduled immediately after the performance of the Manipuri dancer.
If 'Uma' is related to 'Yellow', 'Sonal' is related to 'Red', then which of the following is 'Radha.' related to?
• ## Question 15

Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
There are seven persons - Mandeep, Priya, Quereshi, Radha, Sonal, Tina and Uma - who participated in a singing competition which started on 15th June and ended on 21st June. In the first round of the competition, each of them performed dances, viz Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Ghoomar, Bhangra and Kathak, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colours, viz White, Yellow, Red, Black, Brown, Green and Pink, but not necessarily in the same order.
Uma, who likes Green, performed on the fourth day of the competition but performed neither Manipuri nor Odissi dance. Two performances were held between the performance of Uma and Tina, neither of whom performed on the 1st day of the week. There was one performance between the performance of Radha and Quereshi. But Quereshi performance did not happen either on 1st or on 3rd day of the competition. Quereshi likes Yellow colour and performed Manipuri dance. The one, who performed Kuchipudi dance on the last day of competition, likes Red colour. Priya did not perform on the day either immediately before or immediately after the performance of Radha, who does not like either Brown or White or Black colour. Sonal performed immediately after Quereshi and he likes White colour. Mandeep does not like Brown colour and performed a Kathakali dance. Radha did not perform either Kathak or Bhangra dance. The one who performed in Ghoomar was scheduled immediately after the performance of the Manipuri dancer.
What is the favourite colour of the person who sings on 19th June?