# Reasoning Question for SBI Clerk

Directions (Q. 1-3): There are five siblings, namely A, B, C, D and E, of different ages. All these siblings are arranged in descending order of their ages.
A, sister of C, is the second youngest and is 19 years old. D, brother of E, is between C and B. C is 42 years old and A is 20 years younger than D.
1. Which of the following could be the possible age (in years) of B?
1) 18
2) 26
3) 43
4) 51
5) 12

2. What is the relation between E and D?
1) Brother
2) Sister
3) Cousin
4) Husband
5) Can’t be determined

3. Who among the following is the youngest?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

Directions (Q. 4-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and three statements numbered I, II and III given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read all the statements carefully and find which of the statements is/are sufficient to answer the given question. Choose the correct alternative in each question.

4. In which direction is village ‘P’ with respect to village ‘Q’?
I. P is to the south of S, which is to the west of R. S is to the east of Z.
II. Q is between S and R.
III. Q is to the north-west of Z.
1) Only I and II
2) Only I
3) Only II and III
4) Only I and III
5) Only I and either II or III

5. How is ‘Sheena’ related to ‘Tina’?
I. Tina is grand-daughter of Adam.
II. ‘Sheena’ is the only daughter of Lina, who is wife of Peter.
III. Adam is Peter’s best friend.
1) Only I and II
2) Only I and III
3) Only II and III
4) All the three
5)The question can’t be answered even after combining all three statements.

6. How many students are sitting in a row of students?
I. Seema is fourth to the left of Vimal, who is twelfth from the right end.
II. Gaurav is seventh from the left end.
III. Gaurav’s sister Seema is seventh to the right of Gaurav.
1) Only I and II
2) Only II and III
3) Only I and III
4) All I, II and III
5)The question can’t be answered even after combining all three statements.

Directions (Q. 7-11): Study the following information carefully 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 in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.
Input:say to 12 by 29 all 71 same 53 81 above 61
Step I: above say to by 29 all 71 same  53 81 61 12
Step II:above same say to by all 71 53 81 61 12 29
Step III:above same say all to by 71 81 61 12 29 53
Step IV:above same say all to by 71 81 12 29 53 61
Step V:above same say all to by 81 12 29 53 61 71
Step VI:above same say all to by 12 29 53 61 71 81
Step VI is the last step of the above input. Now, the following questions are based on the given input.
Input: toy 18 till 24 36 is of never 87 99 cut 73

7. Which of the following will be the penultimate step?
1) Step VI        2) Step V         3) Step IV        4) Step III        5) None of these

8. What will be the position of ‘is’ in the last but one step?
1) Seventh from the left           2) Sixth from the right             3) Sixth from the left
4) Fifth from the left                5) None of these

9. Which word/number would be the fourth from the right end in Step IV?
1) cut               2) 18                3) 24                4) 99                5) 73

10. How many steps will be required to give the final output?
1) Five             2) Four             3) Six               4) Seven          5) Eight

11. Which step would give the following output: ‘never till toy cut is of 87 99 73 18 24 26’?
1) Step IV        2) Step III        3) Step II          4) Step V
5) There will be no such step

1. 2
2. 5
3. 5
4. 5
5. 5
6. 4
7. 2
8. 3
9. 2
10. 3
11. 2
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