# Reasoning MCQ for SBI Clerk / PPSC Exam 2018: 06 April

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight students sitting around a circular table. Four of them are facing towards the centre and four of them are facing away from the centre. All of them like a different magazine, viz. India Today, Darpan, BSC, Kiran, Chronicle, Rozgar, Times and Current Affairs, but not necessarily in the same order.
E faces towards the centre and likes India Today. Both the immediate neighbours of E face away from the centre and like BSC or Kiran. D faces away from the centre. Both the immediate neighbours of D do not face away from the centre. E sits third to the right of F, who likes Chronicle and faces away from the centre. C sits third to the left of F.
The one who likes BSC sits opposits F. The one who likes Darpan is not the immediate neighbour of F and faces away from the centre. A sits second to the left of C and does not like Times or Current Affairs. The one who likes Times sits between H and F. B faces away from the centre and does not like Darpan.
1. Who among the following sits third to the right of G?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F
2. Which of the following combinations is true?
1) A – Chronicle
2) B – Kiran
3) G – Times
4) F – BSC
5) None of these
3. If all the people are made to sit in alphabetical order, in clockwise direction, starting from A, the position of who amongst the following remains the same? (excluding A)
1) D
2) E
3) G
4) H
5) None of these
4. Who among the following reads Rozgar?
1) H
2) A
3) C
4) D
5) None of these
5. Which of the following statements is true about H?
1) He sits second to the left of F.
2) He sits third to the left of B.
3) He reads either Darpan or BSC.
4) G and F are his immediate neighbours.
5) His neighbours read India Today and Times.
Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information to answer the questions given below.
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: the as rose 4 3 brave 16 5 stumpy 36 neither 7 64 thursday
Step I: as 4 the rose 3 brave 16 5 stumpy 36 neither 7 64 thursday
Step II: as 4 brave 5 the rose 3 16 stumpy 36 neither 7 64 thursday
Step III: as 4 brave 5 neither 7 the rose 3 16 stumpy 36 64 thursday
Step IV: as 4 brave 5 neither 7 rose 16 the 3 stumpy 36 64 thursday
Step V: as 4 brave 5 neither 7 rose 16 stumpy 36 the 3 64 thursday
Step VI: as 4 brave 5 neither 7 rose 16 stumpy 36 the 3 thursday 64
Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.
As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: bag 3 a jacket rest 1 36 16 the 7 3 physics mathematics 11 tasty 5
6. What is the position of ‘16’ in step III?
1) Fifth from the left
2) Seventh from the right
3) Sixth from the left
4) Seventh from the left
5) Sixth from the right
7. How many steps are needed to complete this arrangement?
1) Five
2) Six
3) Seventh
4) Three
5) None of these
8. Which of the following is 5th from the left of step IV in the above arrangement?
1) 3
2) 36
3) jacket
4) mathematics
5) None of these
9. Which of the following is the last step of the given input?
1) a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 rest 16 the 7 3 physics tasty 5
2) a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 tasty 5 11 rest mathematics 16 the 7 3 physics
3) a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 physics 7 rest 16 the 3 tasty 5
4) a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 physics 7 rest 16 tasty 5 the 3
5) None of these
10. Which step number will be the following output?
“a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 physics 7 rest 16 the 3 tasty 5”
1) Step II
2) Step III
3) Step V
4) There will be no such step.
5) None of these

1. 4
2. 3
3. 2
4. 2
5. 5
(6-10): The word and number rearrangement machine rearranges one word and one number in each step from left to right end. It rearranges words in an alphabetical order. It arranges numbers, such that if the number of alphabets in the word is even, the number that will follow the word will be the square of the numbers of alphabets in the word and if the number of alphabets is odd, then it is the odd number that follows the word.
Input: bag 3 a jacket rest 1 36 16 the 7 3 physics mathematics 11 tasty 5
Step I: a 1 bag 3 jacket rest 36 16 the 7 3 physics mathematics 11 tasty 5
Step II: a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 rest 16 the 7 3 physics mathematics 11 tasty 5
Step III: a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 rest 16 the 7 3 physics tasty 5
Step IV: a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 physics 7 rest 16 the 3 tasty 5
Step V: a 1 bag 3 jacket 36 mathematics 11 physics 7 rest 16 tasty 5 the 3
6. 2
7. 1
8. 3
9. 4
10. 5; Step IV
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