Input-Output Questions for SBI Clerk

Input-Output Questions for SBI Clerk

Input-Output Questions for SBI Clerk

Directions (Q. 1-5): 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 input and rearrangement.

Input: 9 India 4 will 28 take revenge 17 by 22 defeating 36 England
  • Step I. by 36 9 India 4 will 28 take revenge 17 22 defeating England.
  • Step II. by 36 will 4 9 India 28 take revenge 17 22 defeating England
  • Step III. by 36 will 4 defeating 28 9 India take revenge 17 22 England
  • Step IV. by 36 will 4 defeating 28 take 9 India revenge 17 22 England
  • Step V. by 36 will 4 defeating 28 take 9 England 22 India revenge 17
  • Step VI. by 36 will 4 defeating 28 take 9 England 22 revenge 17 India
  • Step VI is the last step of the arrangement for the given input.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input for the questions: Input: 11 we 25 39 should 19 not 5 lose 33 this 29 opportunity

1.Which is the last step for the given input.
1) IV
2) V
3) VI
4) VII
5) None of these

2.Which step number would be the following output?
lose 39 we 5 not 33 this 11 25 should 19 29 opportunity
1) II
2) III
3) IV
4) V
5) There will be no such step.

3.In step V, which of the following numbers/words would be at 8th position from the right?
1) not
2) 33
3) this
4) 11
5) None of these

4.In step V of the rearrangement, if ‘this’ is related to ‘opportunity’ and ‘29’ is related to ‘should’ in a certain way, which of the following would ‘not’ be related to, following the same pattern?
1) 33
2) 11
3) this
4) we
5) None of these

5.What will be the position of ‘should’ in step III?
1) Sixth from the left
2) Fifth from the right
3) Seventh from the right
4) Eighth from the left
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 6-10): 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 input and rearrangement.

Input: effective 93 67 bill investment 21 47 foreign direct 33
  • Step I: bill effective 67 investment 21 47 foreign direct 33 93
  • Step II: direct bill effective investment 21 47 foreign 33 93 67
  • Step III: foreign direct bill effective investment 21 33 93 67 47
  • Step IV: effective foreign direct bill investment 21 93 67 47 33
  • Step V: investment effective foreign direct bill 93 67 47 33 21
  • Step V is the last step of the rearrangement.

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: retail 58 may 87 31 companies infrastructure 62 48 foreign spoil 21

6.Which steps number will be the following output?
foreign retail spoil may 31 companies infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48
1) II
2) III
3) IV
4) There will be no such step.
5) None of these

7.Which of the following would be at seventh position from the right in step VI?
1) spoil
2) 87
3) retail
4) may
5) None of these

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

9.Which of the following would be step V?
1)foreign retail spoil may 31 companies infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48
2)companies foreign retail spoil may infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48 31
3)companies foreign retail spoil may 31 infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48
4)foreign companies retail spoil may 31 infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48
5) None of these

10.In step III of the rearrangement, if ‘infrastructure’ is related to ‘31’ and ‘48’ is related to ‘companies’ in a certain way, which of the following would ‘foreign’ be related to, following the same pattern?
1) 21
2) infrastructure
3) 62
4) 87
5) None of these

Answers :

Solutions (Q1 to Q5):
The word and number rearrangement machine rearranges one word and one number at a time in each step. It rearranges the first word in terms of alphabetical order and the greatest number. Then, a word that comes last in the alphabetical order and the smallest number. The above two operations are repeated alternately. It repeats this process till the final arrangement.

Input: 11 we 25 39 should 19 not 5 lose 33 this 29 opportunity
  • Step I. lose 39 11 we 25 should 19 not 5 33 this 29 opportunity
  • Step II. lose 39 we 5 11 25 should 19 not 33 this 29 opportunity
  • Step III. lose 39 we 5 not 33 11 25 should 19 this 29 opportunity
  • Step IV. lose 39 we 5 not 33 this 11 25 should 19 29 opportunity
  • Step V. lose 39 we 5 not 33 this 11 opportunity 29 25 should 19
  • Step VI. lose 39 we 5 not 33 this 11 opportunity 29 should 19 25

  1. 3
  2. 3
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 2
Solutions (Q6 to Q10):The word and number arrangement machine rearranges one word and one number in each step. It rearranges words in order of their length and numbers in descending order of their value in a particular manner.

Input: retail 58 may 87 31 companies infrastructure 62 48 foreign spoil 21
  • Step I. may retail 58 31 companies infrastructure 62 48 foreign spoil 21 87
  • Step II. spoil may retail 58 31 companies infrastructure 48 foreign 21 87 62
  • Step III. retail spoil may 31 companies infrastructure 48 foreign 21 87 62 58
  • Step IV. foreign retail spoil may 31 companies infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48
  • Step V. companies foreign retail spoil may infrastructure 21 87 62 58 48 31
  • Step VI. infrastructure companies foreign retail spoil may 87 62 58 48 31 21

  • 6. 3
  • 7. 4
  • 8. 2
  • 9. 2
  • 10. 2



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